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Daniel Peterson
Daniel is the CEO of the iBuildNew group of companies, which includes iBuyNew. By qualification Daniel is a Chartered Accountant, but after more than two decades working in senior management positions across a number of global corporates he provides the strategic direction and leadership of the business. Daniel is passionate about property investment and a highly active investor himself both locally and abroad. He plays a key role on the iBuyNew investment committee, responsible for vetting and approving all builders and developers on the iBuyNew panel, and specific property projects that iBuyNew market to our clients.
John Rankin
Sales Director
John is a licensed real estate agent and leads the iBuyNew sales team. John started out as a teacher before moving into property development and later general real estate, so is uniquely positioned to educate staff and buyers about property investment. While growing up John spent many years in the Geelong and Melbourne area, for the last 20 years he has resided on the Gold Coast where he has been involved in a wide range of property development projects. As a result John has a deep understanding of most markets across Australia, but in particular those in Victoria and Queensland. John is a member of the iBuyNew investment committee, responsible for vetting and approving all builders and developers on the iBuyNew panel, and specific property projects that iBuyNew market to our clients.
Nathan Loutit
Strategic Partnerships (VIC/SA/WA)
After many years working for Swinburne University as a lecturer and managing the centre for design and innovation, Nathan worked his way into the property industry. Nathan had a number of years working for one of Australia’s largest homes builders selling house and land packages, and townhouses to investors and first home buyers. Nathan works closely with the iBuyNew referral partners and their clients across Victoria, South Australia and Western Australia, supporting investors to find the right projects to meet their investment objectives.
Josh Mezger
Agency Principal - Western Australia
Josh Mezger has over 20 years of senior international real estate experience. Whether your intention is to buy or sell an investment property or sell your primary residence, you can be confident in Josh’s ability to deliver. Armed with a degree in International Relations from the University of Colorado, Josh joined the real estate community after a successful global career in resort development.
Now specialising in the development of high quality projects, Josh regularly achieves sales volumes in excess of $100 million each year. His long term experience in real estate negotiation throughout international locations ensures Josh is well equipped to deal with clients of all backgrounds and needs. He is also fluent in Japanese.

Ian Ballas
Investment Consultant
Ian studied accounting and management before starting his own business with a focus on managing sales team for SME’s, before moving into property sales with one of Australia’s largest residential home builders. Ian was one of the top performing consultants helping investors and first home buyers seeking house and land packages and townhouses before joining the iBuyNew team. Ian knows property investment as well as anyone across the Melbourne market, and is passionate about finding the right investment opportunities for his clients.
Hamish Dolan
Investment Consultant
Hamish has been a licenced Real Estate Agent in Queensland since 2015. He studied a BBus (Real Estate & Property Development) before working in house and land acquisitions for one of Australia's leading property investment education companies. After a number of years working amongst builders, land developers, lenders and solicitors constructing high-performing investment opportunities; he launched his own business with a focus on house and land and townhouses in high-growth areas. Now a part of the iBuyNew team, Hamish handles the property enquiries for Queensland and is motivated to provide the best performing property opportunities the state has to offer.
Juan Florez
Investment Consultant
Juan studied economics and earned his degree in Colombia before arriving in Australia seven years ago. After working in one of the big four big banks, he chose to follow his passion in real estate and became a licensed agent. While working at one of Australia’s largest home builders, he honed his knowledge of the Australian property market from some of the best in the industry. Juan loves that he gets to work every day in an industry he is passionate about, while helping people find their dream home or build their investment portfolio. Juan is multilingual, speaking fluent Spanish, Italian and English.
Adam Lotherington
Investment Consultant
Adam has been a licensed real estate agent in New South Wales for more than two decades. He has worked and managed a number of general real estate practices in Sydney where he learnt about property and maximising outcomes for his clients. Adam has also worked for Australia’s largest land estate and property developers, and was recently the Project Director for one of Australia’s largest land development in the Hunter Valley. Adam has a deep understanding of what drives property values and returns, and joined iBuyNew in 2019 to head up the investment sales team in Sydney.
Paddy Rankin
Sales Support Administrator
Paddy has done a variety of property related roles in both Melbourne and on the Gold Coast. Paddy joined iBuyNew to work closely with the sales team and directly with clients and our property partners. Paddy provides the highest level of customer support to both new and previous clients all the way through the property investment process, ensuring all clients get the right level of service and communication as and when needed.
Marty Stanowich
Head of Marketing
Marty is a marketing professional with over a decade working in early stage businesses, and most notably with Homely for several years which is now one of the largest property portals in Australia. Marty is the Head of Marketing for both iBuildNew and iBuyNew, responsible for building our brands, driving web traffic and new enquiry to our businesses, and most importantly delivering an exceptional customer experience to all clients we engage. 
Michelle Leftwich
Marketing Co-Ordinator
Michelle has worked as a marketer and event manager for a range of businesses in the industrial supplier and sports industries for over a decade. Michelle joined the business to help manage marketing and communications to our clients across both iBuildNew and iBuyNew. Michelle plays a key role in organising the iBuyNew educational seminar program, so if you are attending one of our events you are sure to meet Michelle.
Manya Mehra
Content Marketer
After studying journalism and marketing, Manya joined the business and leads a small team of content writers focused on property investment and real estate. Manya not only identifies what our clients and website users are most interested in, she ensures the content created for them is top quality and distributed straight to their inbox. Manya also manages much of the content we provide through our social platforms, so if you are engaging with us on Facebook, Insta, LinkedIn, etc you may hear from her.
Chris Tan
Product Manager
Chris has worked for the iBuildNew group since 2015, overseeing the development of our web platform and supporting systems. As part of his role, Chris works closely with the iBuyNew sales and management team to ensure our client relationship management system and partner portal are functionally optimised. Chris is constantly thinking of strategic improvement opportunities for our web sites, and then developing briefs for our in-house web development team to build.
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