Greg Clyde-Smith Director

Greg Clyde-Smith
  • Phone 07 4053 8000

With over 40 years in the industry, Greg has collected a huge wealth of experience and knowledge in real estate.

After 3 years in Residential Sales in Moree, NSW, Greg changed career paths slightly and transferred to Parkes, NSW, to gain some valuable experience in livestock buying as a stock and station agent. He then transferred to Orange and started working in finance and hire/purchase/leasing. This position transferred him to Dubbo where he continued in the role for a further 3 years.

Settling his young family in Dubbo, he joined LPC Real Estate, before going on to build his own agency. In 1988 he moved his family to the Gold Coast and joined Knight Frank (previously Ballieu Knight Frank). This role transferred him to Cairns in 1989 where he continued with Knight Frank as a Director, at the peak of the pilot strike - a very difficult period for Cairns.

In 1991, he developed Cairns Property Group, which still exists and he worked on various commercial and project marketing successes in and around Cairns. Sometime later after selling out his agency business and concentrating on development for 2 years he purchased a share in the Century 21 franchise in Cairns which was later to become PRDnationwide Cairns. This was later expanded to include an Edge Hill branch Greg subsequently purchased the complete shareholding solely in 2003. 2005 saw expansion to Trinity Park, after the hugely successful Bluewater Harbour development. Further expansion in 2014 saw the opening of a separate specialist rentals office in Whitfield and later the acquisition of Quest realty. The rent roll had grown to approx. 900 properties and is still growing organically. Sales staff have continued to expand and Elite now has some 32 staff in total, with the trend continuing.

His 'hands on' approach to leadership and training helps our team to always remain 'one step ahead'.