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About

Us

Corporate boardroom

About

Us

About
Engine

Caring
Responsiveness
Innovation

At Engine, we take pride in putting our owners first, activating our buildings with clever tech advancements and encouraging community connections amongst our residents.

We manage our multi-level developments and estates with the utmost care, giving our owners and partners the assurance that one of their biggest assets is in the right hands.

With people at our core, your property will be managed by a talented team who tailor their approach to suit the individuals that call our buildings and estates home.

We value relationships, take a highly collaborative approach, and deliver quality service by exceeding expectations at every touchpoint.

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Our People
Andy Dawson<br />Managing Director<br />FSM SCA (VIC)
Andy Dawson
Managing Director
FSM SCA (VIC)

Andy first started Engine with a desire to evolve the industry; to be a pioneer in embracing efficient technologies and streamlined processes. The key to this modern approach is a hand-picked team of individuals who are well aligned in his passion for property, but first and foremost, in caring about the real people who invest in it. Andy fosters an environment of collaboration and inclusiveness, instilling his own brand of positivity and forethought. He remains hands on when it comes to business development, valuing people, relationships and longstanding partnerships above all else.

Smitha Choudhari<br />Chief Financial Officer<br />Registered BAS Agent<br />BCom<br />MBA (International Business & Finance)
Smitha Choudhari
Chief Financial Officer
Registered BAS Agent
BCom
MBA (International Business & Finance)

Backed by an impressive academic background, Smitha oversees entire business operations with great pride. From finance to IT & human resources, Smitha ensures the team is working towards a united goal of improving the customer experience and running as efficiently as possible. A member of Engine’s senior executive leadership team, Smitha chooses to lead by example and greatly appreciates the supportive culture amongst the team and the commitment to quality that they collectively share.

Lisa Swinney<br />Relationship Manager & Team Leader
Lisa Swinney
Relationship Manager & Team Leader

As a Relationship Manager and Team Leader, Lisa not only brings 15+ years of OC and property portfolio management experience to Engine, but an eagerness to mentor her team and to celebrate achievements together. Ambitious in nature and with a broad skillset, Lisa’s career has progressed at a rapid pace, and she continues to thrive within the fast-moving world of OC Management.

Kristie Shipley<br />Portfolio Executive – Team Leader
Kristie Shipley
Portfolio Executive – Team Leader

A seasoned property professional with more than 17 years’ experience, Kristie knows what it takes to lead a diverse development portfolio. From chairing large meetings and mentoring her team, to rolling up her sleeves on a challenging project, Kristie is an integral part of Engine. She’s passionate about the calibre of buildings she manages and thrives in new and challenging environments, taking pride in delivering excellent service and representing the Engine brand.

Kathy Lomax<br />Finance & Administration Manager
Kathy Lomax
Finance & Administration Manager

Holding a Master of Accounting & Finance, Kathy found her home at Engine in 2016 after a diverse career across multiple sectors. First commencing as a Senior Finance Officer, Kathy now leads a vast team spanning the Finance department, service desk, orders and reception. A friendly and approachable leader, Kathy fosters inclusivity both amongst her team and with her clients. She brings a highly personalised approach to her role, valuing ongoing relationships and delivering quality service at every turn.

Sharon Howard, Portfolio Executive - Team Leader
Sharon Howard, Portfolio Executive - Team Leader

Having worked in property management for 20 years, specialising in Owners Corporation Management for the past 14, Sharon’s credentials and experience are second to none. Since joining Engine in 2017, Sharon’s trustworthy and reliable leadership style has enabled her to cultivate a high-performing team committed to ensuring our clients enjoy living in an estate community or building managed by Engine. Central to this is Sharon’s ability to foster strong relationships and community spirit, within our estates, commercial buildings and at the Engine office.

Our Story

Engine was founded by Andy Dawson in 1997 and continues to evolve with a simple purpose of bringing a new perspective to the industry.

After almost 25 years in operation, we now manage a significant number of premium multi-level developments and master-planned communities and are regarded within the industry as one of Melbourne’s leading OC management groups.

We have cultivated a team of 30+ OC professionals who understand that a positive culture is the sharing and practicing of positive of behaviors. Combining this culture with self-belief, our values of trust and personalisation are delivered with excellence throughout our total service offering.

Our Vision

Engine’s vision is to deliver excellence in owners corporation management services through intelligence, innovation and empathy.

In simpler terms, we know that investing in property is a big deal. We understand that what we do has a direct impact on the liveability and ultimately, the value of your asset. After all, it’s the people, not the place, that really matter.

Engine strives to provide confidence, reassurance and guidance to our owners and residents. We work hard to learn the nuances of your individual building or estate and then apply our expertise to improve your everyday experiences.

  • Our People

    Andy Dawson<br />Managing Director<br />FSM SCA (VIC)
    Andy Dawson
    Managing Director
    FSM SCA (VIC)

    Andy first started Engine with a desire to evolve the industry; to be a pioneer in embracing efficient technologies and streamlined processes. The key to this modern approach is a hand-picked team of individuals who are well aligned in his passion for property, but first and foremost, in caring about the real people who invest in it. Andy fosters an environment of collaboration and inclusiveness, instilling his own brand of positivity and forethought. He remains hands on when it comes to business development, valuing people, relationships and longstanding partnerships above all else.

    Smitha Choudhari<br />Chief Financial Officer<br />Registered BAS Agent<br />BCom<br />MBA (International Business & Finance)
    Smitha Choudhari
    Chief Financial Officer
    Registered BAS Agent
    BCom
    MBA (International Business & Finance)

    Backed by an impressive academic background, Smitha oversees entire business operations with great pride. From finance to IT & human resources, Smitha ensures the team is working towards a united goal of improving the customer experience and running as efficiently as possible. A member of Engine’s senior executive leadership team, Smitha chooses to lead by example and greatly appreciates the supportive culture amongst the team and the commitment to quality that they collectively share.

    Lisa Swinney<br />Relationship Manager & Team Leader
    Lisa Swinney
    Relationship Manager & Team Leader

    As a Relationship Manager and Team Leader, Lisa not only brings 15+ years of OC and property portfolio management experience to Engine, but an eagerness to mentor her team and to celebrate achievements together. Ambitious in nature and with a broad skillset, Lisa’s career has progressed at a rapid pace, and she continues to thrive within the fast-moving world of OC Management.

    Kristie Shipley<br />Portfolio Executive – Team Leader
    Kristie Shipley
    Portfolio Executive – Team Leader

    A seasoned property professional with more than 17 years’ experience, Kristie knows what it takes to lead a diverse development portfolio. From chairing large meetings and mentoring her team, to rolling up her sleeves on a challenging project, Kristie is an integral part of Engine. She’s passionate about the calibre of buildings she manages and thrives in new and challenging environments, taking pride in delivering excellent service and representing the Engine brand.

    Kathy Lomax<br />Finance & Administration Manager
    Kathy Lomax
    Finance & Administration Manager

    Holding a Master of Accounting & Finance, Kathy found her home at Engine in 2016 after a diverse career across multiple sectors. First commencing as a Senior Finance Officer, Kathy now leads a vast team spanning the Finance department, service desk, orders and reception. A friendly and approachable leader, Kathy fosters inclusivity both amongst her team and with her clients. She brings a highly personalised approach to her role, valuing ongoing relationships and delivering quality service at every turn.

    Sharon Howard, Portfolio Executive - Team Leader
    Sharon Howard, Portfolio Executive - Team Leader

    Having worked in property management for 20 years, specialising in Owners Corporation Management for the past 14, Sharon’s credentials and experience are second to none. Since joining Engine in 2017, Sharon’s trustworthy and reliable leadership style has enabled her to cultivate a high-performing team committed to ensuring our clients enjoy living in an estate community or building managed by Engine. Central to this is Sharon’s ability to foster strong relationships and community spirit, within our estates, commercial buildings and at the Engine office.

  • Our Story

    Engine was founded by Andy Dawson in 1997 and continues to evolve with a simple purpose of bringing a new perspective to the industry.

    After almost 25 years in operation, we now manage a significant number of premium multi-level developments and master-planned communities and are regarded within the industry as one of Melbourne’s leading OC management groups.

    We have cultivated a team of 30+ OC professionals who understand that a positive culture is the sharing and practicing of positive of behaviors. Combining this culture with self-belief, our values of trust and personalisation are delivered with excellence throughout our total service offering.

  • Our Vision

    Engine’s vision is to deliver excellence in owners corporation management services through intelligence, innovation and empathy.

    In simpler terms, we know that investing in property is a big deal. We understand that what we do has a direct impact on the liveability and ultimately, the value of your asset. After all, it’s the people, not the place, that really matter.

    Engine strives to provide confidence, reassurance and guidance to our owners and residents. We work hard to learn the nuances of your individual building or estate and then apply our expertise to improve your everyday experiences.

Engine Property Group staff photo in gardens