Senior Personnel

Phillip Rawlinson – Principal

  • Diploma of Law (BAB)
  • Admitted as a Barrister at Law, Supreme Court of NSW (non-practicing) (1982)
  • Fellow of Australian Property Institute – FAPI
  • Certified Practising Valuer
  • Registered Valuer without limitation in NSW
  • Registered Valuer (Urban & Rural) in Queensland
  • Licensed Real Estate Agent (NSW)
  • Board Member of Society of Land Economists (1988-1990)
  • Divisional Councillor of Australian Institute of Valuers & Land Economists (NSW Division) (1990-1995)
  • Inaugural Chairman of Land Economy Professional Board NSW Division (1992-1994)
  • Member of Professional Development Committee (AIVLE) (1992-1994)
  • Past Examiner for Admissions to Associate and Fellow for the API.
  • Member of National Review Committee for API
Positions Held

With over 30 years experience in real estate Phil is well known in the Australian property industry extending from State Government to private industry and serving as Divisional Councillor and Chairman of the Land Economy at the Australian Property Institute.

Commencing with the Valuer General’s Department, then in 1980 as the Valuation Manager at Raine & Horne, Phil became a partner and director of the specialised property firm of Gilbert & Kennedy in 1984. In 1987 Gilbert and Kennedy merged with the world wide Sallmanns International in which Phil was involved in all facets of real estate including valuation, sales, leasing and special projects for major corporate and institutional clients. In 1990 Phillip commenced his own independent firm specialising in commercial lease and rent reviews, lease management and advocacy, premises relocation and co-ordination. Now a principal of R&W Sydney City Commercial.

Peter Kempthorne – Principal

  • Fellow of Australian Property Institute (FAPI)
  • Certified Practising Valuer (NSW)
  • Registered Valuer without limitation (NSW)
  • Licensed Real Estate Agent (NSW)
  • Licensed Stock and Station Agent (NSW)
  • Licensed Strata Manager (NSW)
  • Licensed Business Agent (NSW)
  • Past Member Property Council of Australia, NSW Division Property Management Committee (1992 – 1996)
  • Past Member Australian Council of Shopping Centres NSW Committee (1991 – 1992)
  • Property Council of Australia, NSW Division, Property Management Award Judge (1994-2000)
  • Examiner for Admissions as Associate and Fellow to the Australian Property Institute

Peter has over 30 years experience in all aspects of leasing, management and valuation of major commercial, industrial and retail property assets throughout Australia. During the past 14 years Peter has specialised in valuations, property advisory (including acquisitions and disposals) on behalf of major corporate property asset owners, local councils, national retailers and registered Clubs.

This recognised depth of experience and expertise results in appointments by the Australian Property Institute, the Real Estate Institute of NSW, the Administrative Decisions Tribunal of NSW and the Law Society of NSW to act as the determining valuer on property disputes as well as acting as an Expert Witness in Supreme Court and Family Court matters.

Positions Held

Peter held positions as Director, Investment Management with both Hooker Corporation Ltd and Colliers Jardine from 1982 to 1994. In 1995 merged his own independent consultancy practice now R&W Sydney City Commercial.

Geoff McDonald – Principal

  • Licensed Real Estate Agent (NSW)
  • Licensed Strata Manager (NSW)
  • Past Member Property Council of Australia, NSW Division, Committee Member consulting on commercial vacancy rates and building grades.
  • Current member of REI – Commercial Chapter

For both institutional and private clients in Sydney CBD, Geoff has had extensive in all aspects of commercial and retail leasing and sales with a particular focus on marketing. He has conducted many innovative marketing campaigns, ensuring the maximum impact in the marketplace and resulting in major pre-commitments to new and re-furbished Sydney Properties.

Due to his research based approach and knowledge of the market, tenants and lease expiries, Geoff has also developed a comprehensive data base of information to assist in targeting appropriate tenants. For many years, until recently, he held the agent’s record for the largest single leasing transaction in the Sydney CBD (38,00sqm)

Positions Held

Geoff has been at the forefront of the commercial property industry since 1987. He was Commercial Leasing Director at Savills and Senior Director-Commercial Leasing NSW at CB Richard Ellis for 18 years in Sydney. He recently integrated his independent and successful commercial agency with R&W Sydney City Commercial.