Our team is skilled, enthusiastic & continually growing. Supported by Principal Nat Downton who was awarded the number 1 Real Estate Agent in Tasmania and then Australia. We know Hobart, it’s property, it’s people, its culture like no other. Our unsurpassed experience means we’re able to offer you the most insightful advice and produce exceptional results.

Nat Downton
Principal / Director / Real Estate Agent 03 6105 0454 0417 434 136

Natalie entered the Real Estate Industry in 2007 with strong character references and a huge desire to achieve. Combine this with a natural vitality, enthusiasm, friendly nature and her success in the industry is hardly surprising. Natalie has competed in high level sport including state netball teams and golf teams her success in these and other sports are a further testament to her dedication and ability to perform under pressure.

Natalie understands dealing with people requires punctuality, efficiency, integrity, understanding and constant communication. She is determined to adhere to these requirements in her quest to provide her clients with the very best service. Natalie is very well qualified to promote the benefits of Tasmanian living to potential buyers having grown up in this beautiful state her whole life. She has an amazing memory for people and their homes, surprising new clients when she knows their property, having sold it (or one close by) some years earlier.

Natalie has attributed her success to hard work, goal setting and employing a supportive and talented team of people who share her vision to be the best. Negotiation is her speciality and she has undertaken extensive training in negotiation to ensure she achieves the absolute best price for your property. The above attributes have proven to be a huge plus for all who work with Natalie. She has received numerous awards throughout her career including most recently being awarded “Number 1 Residential Sales Consultant” for Tasmania by the REIT.

Natalie is thankful for the adversity she has faced in her career as it provided her the grit, determination and inspiration to establish Downton Property and ensure its immediate success. The challenges she faced forced her to take charge of her life and to pursue her dream of creating a highly successful business built around a team environment that is both inclusive and collaborative. Natalie now lives by the motto “Bad things happen to most of us but it’s how you respond that separate the winners from the losers.”

REB WINNER Number 1 Sales Consultant Australia Metropolitan 2017
REIA Residential Sales Consultant of the Year 2017 (Australia)
REIT Residential Sales Consultant of the Year 2016 (Tasmania)
REB National Sales Agent of the Year Finalist 2017
International Guest Speaker 2017
Top 50 Real Estate Business (REB) Young Gun Australia 2015
International LJ Hooker Multi Million Dollar Club – Top 7% Nationally 2015
International LJ Hooker Captains Club – Top 15% Nationally 2014
National Raine & Horne Chairmans Club 2013 & 2012
Guest Speaker on Real Estate Academy’s “Hot Topics”
Guest Speaker at the “Complete Salesperson Course”
Raine & Horne Hobart Number 1 Sales Consultant 2009-2013
Raine & Horne Tasmania Top 2 Consultants Annually 2010-2013
Raine & Horne Tasmania #1 in number of sales 2013

Russell Yaxley
Director / Real Estate Agent 03 6105 0454 0450 929 807

Whatever the property in Hobart, with proven, modern strategies, hard work & over 25 years of award winning skill, I will sell your home faster & for a better price.

As a director of Downton Property & licenced Real Estate Agent, I love where I live. The north west of Hobart is a beautiful space, easy to relax & with convenient access to greater Hobart. Having spent the majority of my adult life in Hobart, my family are involved with New Town High School, Lenah Valley Primary School, North Hobart Junior Football Club, Hobart District Little Athletics, New Town Cricket Club and much more. Our community is a great place to settle and establish our lives.

My career is dedicated to helping people & purchasing my first home at aged 21, I fully understand the process & what it takes to get the best result. Consistently being recognised as an over achiever & with a wealth of business experience, I have seen firsthand the best & worse of real estate. I am committed to being an industry leader and to ensure a positive experience for all parties.

The transition into real estate was a simple & seamless one, with my previous sellers & purchasers overwhelmingly being my biggest supporters & voice of referrals. Winning the REIT Achievement Award & being a finalist in a number of other national awards, provides confidence in my work.

– REIT, Achievement Award Winner – 2017
– REIA, Achievement Award Finalist – 2018
– REB, Best New Comer Finalist – 2018 & 2019
– Domain Group, Top 2% Sales Achiever – 2015 & 2016
– Mercury Newspaper/News Ltd, Sales Award – 2014

– Director of Downton Property
– Licensed Real Estate Agent
– REIT Southern Branch – Committee Member
– Tasmania Golf Club – Member
– CrossFit 42s – Member
– North Hobart Junior Football Club – Coach
– Adelaide Crows Football Club – Member

Nat Yaxley
Property Management Manager / BDM 03 6105 0454 N/A

Nat joined the Downton Property team as a Portfolio Manager in February 2017 and is the first point of contact for investors looking for property management services.

Nat’s natural skill for building relationships and her honest personality ensures the best experience for her valued clients. Natalie has always been career driven, destined to be the best at whatever she set her mind too. Prior to the Real Estate industry, she held positions at a high level in both superannuation and finance. Natalie is a much-loved member of the Downton Property team and her drive to contribute in a positive way to each landlord’s journey, while also helping to tenants to find a new home is phenomenal.

When Natalie is not sharing her passion for the industry with her list of fortunate clients, she is busy working out, instructing gym classes or spending quality time with her wonderful family.

Renee Kelly
Property Representative 03 6105 0454 0458 000 016

Renee joined Downton Property in 2018 and brings with her 15 years’ experience in the Customer Service industry. Through her careers in both Hospitality and Insurance Renee understands just how important a high level of service is to a client. Evidence of her dedication to her service levels is proven through the number of testimonials and referrals she has already received since joining the Real Estate Industry.

Renee is an approachable and natural professional. This combined with her high level of motivation ensures that she easily builds rapport and a strong relationship with not only her Vendors but every client she works with. Her trustworthy and can do attitude immediately builds trust and produces maximum profit and results for all she works with.

Buying and Selling can be one of the biggest financial decisions anyone can make in their life. Renee always protects her clients assets as if they were her own. She guarantees that selling and buying through her will make that financial decision and process stress free. Communication is paramount and when working with Renee you will never be left wondering, her priority is to keep you informed every step of the way.

When Renee is not assisting clients with their Real Estate needs you will find her and her husband Colin supporting their two beautiful Children Blake & Olivia. With both children very talented they are often seen cheering them on by the sidelines of School and Club sports.

Alex Muller
Property Representative 03 6105 0454 0499 389 939

Alex was pleased to join the award winning team at Downton Property in September 2019 following a sales career extending over more than twenty years across a number of industries. After starting his working life with ten years in various Local Government roles – it was a move into sales in 2001 which led to a number of years in Finance Broking, Advertising, Removals and Fleet vehicle sales. Real estate has always been of interest, so it was a natural progression to take up a position when the opportunity arose.

With a passion for superior customer service and a commitment to strong communication, you can be assured of realistic advice and regular updates throughout the process. Buying and selling property can be a stressful experience, however the aim at Downton Property is to remove as much of the stress as possible. Alex is committed to an open and honest exchange of information which helps to make buying and selling property a more enjoyable experience.

Whether you are looking to sell, looking for an indication of your property value for personal reasons, or just want to talk real estate in general, Alex is happy to help.

Hamish Reeve
Property Representative 03 6105 0454 0447 118 178

Hamish entered the Real Estate Industry in 2019 with a background in sales. His experience of working in a high pressure, target driven & heavily competitive sales environment has helped Hamish to develop the skills required to thrive in the Real Estate Industry, with dedication & ability to perform under pressure.

Raised on the island state of Tasmania, Hamish has a strong understanding & passion for the state. Since starting his career in Real Estate, Hamish has work side by side with Nat Downton, the Principal of Downton Property. Working with such a talented, experienced & motivated mentor has inspired Hamish to follow in the footsteps of Nat to be the best Agent he can. Hamish aspires to obtain his Diploma & Real Estate Agent Licence, with the goal of stepping out & taking on the Real Estate world as a solo agent under Downton Property.

Hamish prides himself on working hard with enthusiasm & passion for the industry for both Vendors & Buyers to ‘Simplify Your Property Journey’ & make buying & selling your property an enjoyable experience. Hamish is delighted to be associated with the boutique brand of Downton Property.

Shanae Sexton
Portfolio Manager 03 6105 0454 N/A

Shanae began her career in real estate in 2019 after 8+ years in the travel industry, so she is well versed in Customer service and what caring for your investment really means.

Making the jump between Holidays to Homes, Shanae prides herself on her efficiency and strong work ethic and understands the importance of transparency and personal service for both landlords and tenants.

Since joining Downton Property, Shanae has been nominated for the REIT Achievement award and continues to strive towards these milestones in her career.

When Shanae is not busy leasing homes, she enjoys a relaxed lifestyle and loves trying out new restaurants and travelling locally, interstate & abroad.

Monique Dorey
Portfolio Manager 03 61050454 N/A

Monique joined Downton Property as part of the Property Management team in February 2021. Her previous award-winning career, 25 years in the travel industry as a retail travel consultant has given her the qualities attributed to providing an excellent level of customer service.

A hardworking and dedicated professional, Monique is a productive operator with initiative, a positive attitude, coping well under pressure and keen to assist in working through solutions, when faced with a challenging situation. Throughout her extensive customer service career, she has gained valuable knowledge and understanding and is always happy to take the time to listen to a client’s needs and expectations. Monique is friendly, approachable, compassionate and takes enormous pride in her work.

Born and raised in Sydney, Monique in 2002 who had just turned 30, decided to embark on a new adventure making the move to Tasmania and hasn’t looked back since. After 18 years of living here and having two beautiful children born here, she is hoping soon that she can lay claim to be considered a true Tasmanian! She relates well with fellow mainlanders who are choosing to make Tassie their new home, understanding the steps required in make this process as smooth as possible.

Monique spends many weekends at their family shack on Bruny Island, enjoying the laidback atmosphere, beach life and the outdoors. Not forgetting her fondness for city life, Monique enjoys catching up with family & friends at cafes and restaurants and loves to visit Sydney spending time with her friends and getting her fix of retail therapy.

Kate Young
Portfolio Manager 0361050454 N/A

Kate joined Downton Property as portfolio manager in January 2021.
With her previous career of over 15 year in sales and customer service in the rural industry, this has provided her with a range of abilities and experience to allow her to give her clients and customers the very best.

Kate prides herself on providing the outstanding service and thrives to always goes above and beyond to ensure the best result in whatever way she can.

When not at work, Kate enjoys spending time on her property with her 4 children. Kate also has a great love of sport and spends most weekends watching her children at their chosen sports around Hobart.

Kylie Nelson
Front of House / Administration 03 6105 0454 N/A