Allan was a founding director of PRDnationwide Newcastle and Lake Macquarie. He brings an enormous depth of skill and experience in relation to the sale of development sites, land marketing, and commercial properties in his role as Manager-Special Projects.
Allan’s launch into real estate was via land sales around the Newcastle Area more than 16 years ago. In 2009/2010 he was the director of a major national project to sell 427 residential properties owned by Westpac and leased to DHA. That project was completed well ahead of schedule and realised assets with a capital value of around $210 million.
In 2012 he was appointed to the role of Chief Operating Officer for the Victorian PRDnationwide franchise group and presided over major land sales and marketing projects in the Geelong and Ballarat regions involving more than 1100 lots.
“My experience and knowledge has allowed me to develop a comprehensive knowledge of these market sectors, which reflects in the volume of property transactions I have been responsible for throughout my career.”
“My approach to my work and business is from a platform of ethical and professional conduct that can be relied upon. I have been in business for more than 35 years, far too long not to have these things as the cornerstone of my personal platform.”
Prior to entering the Real Estate sector Allan held various senior executive positions in the Petroleum Industry working for Ampol and then Caltex. When working in Regional NSW in the late 90s the job involved expanding the network of service stations and roadhouses, a process which involved working with developers and commercial real estate agents. This interaction triggered a desire to enter into Commercial Real Estate in the early 2000s.
Together with his son, Mark Kentwell, and wife Shula Kentwell, Allan started PRDnationwide in Newcastle and Lake Macquarie in 2005, a company which has now grown to be the leading real estate business in the Hunter Region.
Allan continues to bring a great depth of knowledge across market sectors and extensive business acumen to the company.
“My goal is to contribute to the continued growth of PRDnationwide Newcastle and Lake Macquarie, particularly by the strengthening of the project and land marketing divisions.”
When not at work Allan enjoys fine dining, fine wine, boating and fishing and is an avid traveller.