Commercial Sales & Leasing
Teresa Skordou is a rare find in the real estate business, as a specialist in commercial sales and leasing on the Gold Coast. She prides herself on her diverse skill set and experience.
Born and raised in New Zealand, Teresa got her start in real estate in London. In 2002, she began selling homes for two years before moving into development retail leasing for new mixed-use developments and shopping centres across the United Kingdom. She lived in the UK for eight years before travelling across South and Central America and New Zealand, before joining the Ray White Surfers Paradise Group in 2015.
Drawn to commercial real estate for its variety, Teresa loves that no two days in her job are the same. Teresa enjoys connecting with the diverse clients who cross her path, from CEOs to start up entrepreneurs to charity groups. She loves that her job enables her to get out and about on the beautiful Gold Coast. One of the greatest satisfactions of her job is watching new businesses get off the ground and being part of their journey, while ensuring landlords are achieving the very best result that the market has to offer.
Teresa lists one of her satisfying moments as being instrumental in revitalising a neighbourhood centre in Daisy Hill, working with tenants to lease a vacant, dilapidated building, transforming it into a trendy community gathering place. Sourcing Innovative, young business people to open an Instagrammable cafe, a funky barber and a florist specialising in weddings, Teresa found operators who blended well together. She enjoyed bringing vibrancy and life to an ‘off the beaten track’ part of the centre, working with locals to create a new destination for other locals.
Teresa also achieved premier status for two consecutive years in 2017 and 2018, doing high volume deals prior to maternity leave. In fact, she was still on the phone to a client whilst being induced to have her son. That, she says, is one of her greatest achievements in itself!
For Teresa, being part of the Ray White Surfers Paradise Group empowers her to give her clients the Ray White difference, augmenting her own skills and experience by collaborating with the Group’s many other specialists and offering a one stop shop to buyers, sellers, landlords and tenants. As the Ray White Surfers Paradise Group is a marketing powerhouse, Teresa is backed by over 30 years’ experience in the industry.
When reflecting on the highlights of her long career, Teresa notes that her current deals within the Surfers Paradise precinct have proven her strength in negotiating complex deals from a 590m2 night club on Orchid Avenue to a whole floor of office in Cavill Ave.
Teresa is fully licensed including a Cert IV in Real Estate Services.
Her strengths lie in:
Retail Leasing and tenant mix advisory
Experienced in negotiating on properties of all asset classes across the Gold Coast
- 2017/2018 - Premier Performer