Australian Resort Management Sales was established on the Sunshine Coast in 2002 by John Hellyer and Barry Humphries after both had previously worked as North Coast representatives for a Gold Coast based management rights broker. Having both lived and worked on the Sunshine Coast for over 15 years Barry and John realised that they could better service their management rights clients and customers from a local base and operated from a centralised Mooloolaba office.
With the business growing rapidly Matt Campbell joined the firm as a management rights sales consultant in 2004 and in 2005 became a full partner with John and Barry. The team had a broad and extensive knowledge of the skills needed to successfully operate your own business having been self-employed in various successful businesses for many years. Barry Humphries has since retired from the business in 2013, followed by John Hellyer in 2015. The vastly experienced specialist Management Rights broker Barry Davies has now joined Matt to form a team with over 30 years’ experience in management rights sales and almost 400 sales between them.
Management Rights Sales is our Business. We specialise in matching sellers and buyers in an open and honest environment to achieve the best possible result for all parties. We don’t sell houses, land, cafes, take-aways and the like. We only sell management rights and we are good at it because we enjoy what we do. Our association with the seller and buyer does not end after the sale - what starts out as a business association almost always ends up as a friendship.
That is why we genuinely enjoy doing what we do (the commissions add to the enjoyment!). Matt and Barry pride themselves on their after-sale support. With a combined 30 years hands-on operational experience as resident managers and sales we have “been there and done that”. We are just a phone call or email away to offer advice and support on marketing, guest and owner relations, housekeeping, IT systems, licensing and other government issues, relief management etc.
Our Mission Statement
“Honesty, professionalism and integrity in all that we do equals sustainable repeat and referral business. We are here for the long term.”
Born and raised on the north coast of NSW, Matt came to the management rights industry after a successful career in teaching, spanning 12 years in the state and private school systems. He and his wife Michelle, along with their three children, purchased a holiday complex in Noosa in early 2002 and operated it for four years. Since then Matt and Michelle have owned a part share in resorts in Maroochydore and Mooloolaba. Matt’s communication skills ensured a smooth transition into the ARMS team in 2004, with sales exceeding expectations in his first 12 months and is now one of the longest serving and most successful management rights brokers on the Sunshine Coast. Matt is a keen sportsman with over 40 years of active participation and coaching in soccer, hockey and Oztag and is a keen watcher of all that is rugby, both league (Sea Eagles) and union (Waratahs). Despite his advancing years, Matt has no problem with his long-term memory and regularly reminisces about his beloved Blues being a dominant State Of Origin force!
Barry has been successfully self-employed for most of his working life, both in contract diving and property and business sales and knows the hard work and commitment needed to succeed. Barry and his wife Althea and son Rees purchased and operated management right in Noosa in 2000 after immigrating from South Africa before owning a large management rights business on the Gold Coast. Over the years, Barry has sold hundreds of management rights businesses and motels and is now the longest serving management rights salesperson on the Sunshine Coast, doing what he does best for over 17 years. The amount of repeat and referral business that he generates is testimony to his easy going open manner and professional commitment to both buyer and seller. Barry lists his passions as travel, sport and fitness, spending most of his free time surfing, surf ski paddling, mountain biking and following rugby union (Stormers) and rugby league.
Testimonial (Mark and Kerri on their recent purchase of the management rights at Sun Lagoon).
“Barry Davies – you are so attentive, patient and not pushy – thank god. Barry was so honest with us and listened to what we were after. We lived in Cairns at the time and were wanting to buy in Noosa, so he kept in touch with us all the time and then when we came down to have a look at places, he spent so much time with us, where others sort of wrote us off as “tyre kickers”. We met Matt at a later stage and it was a relief that the two of you complemented each other perfectly. It was like meeting “Barry’s twin”. You both knew we loved Sun Lagoon and without your professionalism and efforts, the purchase may never have happened. You guys went above and beyond and you are the only Agents we would ever recommend. You’re not just Agents, we consider you both friends.”