The real estate of Brisbane’s inner-western suburbs is a subject George Hadgelias knows a thing or two about. Not only was he born, raised and educated within a three kilometre radius of his childhood home in Petrie Terrace, but he has chosen to live and work in the area his entire adult life, and is now a veteran of the property industry with nearly forty years’ experience.
George is a natural leader with an innate ability to forge enduring relationships. The opportunity to be deeply engaged in the lives of those around him is what led him to begin his career working as a teacher, first at Petrie Terrace State School and then at his alma mater, Brisbane State High School, before moving into real estate. His passion for helping to shape someone’s future (whether it be through a home they rent or buy, or in guiding a member of his team) remained the same, and it’s one of the key reasons you’ll still find George holding open the doors of Ray White Paddington today, decades after turning it into one of the Ray White group’s leading Queensland agencies.
Development of talent is one of George’s greatest legacies. Those who have worked with him know that the foundational lessons he imparts, often delivered with cheeky humour, will stand them in excellent stead no matter where their careers lead. The sales agents at Ray White Paddington all learn from George that without trust, there is no client relationship, and that in order to gain that trust, a client’s interests always come first. This hardworking team is competitive yet supportive, guided by George’s honest and consistent approach.
George’s success both as a sales person in his own right and as a business owner is ultimately a result of his unwavering commitment to and passion for real estate. There aren’t many people still so enthusiastic and dedicated after decades spent at the top of their industry, and yet, day in and day out, George’s big grin remains a familiar sight on Given Terrace. A respected, well-known Paddington local, when not working he is happiest spending time with his family, or watching the rugby with a cold beer in hand.
- Elite Business Leader (Qld) - 2018, 2019 & 2020
- 2021/2022 - Chairman's Elite Business Leader of Ray White Paddington (Qld)
- 2021 - 40 Year Service Award
- 2020/2021 - Chairman's Elite Business Leader of Ray White Paddington (Qld)
- 2019/2020 - Elite Business Leader of Ray White Paddington (Qld)
- 2018/2019 - Elite Business Leader of Ray White Paddington (Qld)
- 2017 - Premier Member (AUS)
- 2016 - Premier Member (AUS)
- 2016 - Significant Settled Commission $5 million
- 2015 - 30+ Year Service
- 2015 - Premier Member