Head of Department - Property Management, Ray White Croydon Victoria
Darren Krause’s 15-year career as a property management specialist in senior management positions is testament to his passion for delivering exceptional results and service to landlords and an equally positive experience for tenants.
His work across the complete property management spectrum – residential, holiday (budget through to luxury), facility and asset management, with leading companies, in Melbourne, Noosa Heads and Hamilton Island – highlights Darren’s capacity to address all conceivable situations.
Darren combines innovative technologies with “lateral thinking” to achieve “the best possible solution in the quickest possible way” for clients. With a focus on maximising return on investment and wealth creation for landlords, Darren adopts a proactive approach to maintenance. This includes recommendations following an initial appraisal, as to what key items may need updating, refurbishment or replacement over time and in relation to annual tax depreciation opportunities.
His property management philosophy is founded on “clear, consistent and honest communication” at all times such as maintaining a transparent history of each property, providing landlords with quality market intelligence and drawing their attention to risk management issues such landlord insurance.
Darren has a proven ability to build strong relationships with landlords and tenants alike. He believes that reducing tenancy turnover plays a key role in protecting a landlord’s investment and as part of that, he closely monitors on-time rental payments and resolves arrears with “a solid but considerate line.” Operationally, Darren’s “do it now and never have to deal with it again” approach and his “how can I help you” attitude ensures all matters are promptly attended to.
As Head of the Ray White Property Management Department, Darren leads by being part of the team - setting the standards for his colleagues to ensure that best practice is consistently delivered to clients. Darren’s history of building and developing a long-standing and equally dedicated property management team ensures that Ray White Croydon landlords and tenants can always look forward to an exemplary level of service.