Keith Parkinson was born in England in 1937 and came to Australia in 1954 on a slow boat where he spent his sixteenth birthday.
Determined to prove himself at an early age Keith worked on the Hydro-Electric Scheme in the Snowy mountains and ultimately enrolled in Dookie Agricultural College where he excelled in all that he pursued.
He became Rifle Captain, Football Captain and College Captain while achieving an Honor’s Degree in Agriculture and a four year course in urban valuation.....thus igniting an interest and passion for real estate that would determine his life’s path. He was first employed at Gary and Johnson in 1962 as an Auctioneer, Estate Agent and Sworn Valour where he soon became Manager of their Balwyn office. Later in 1965 after marrying his soul mate and partner in life and business, Jacqueline Hocking, he moved to the agency E.O. Hill & Son in Hawthorn and 1967 he liked it so much he bought the company! Hill & Parkinson was established in 1967.
Lead by Frank Mlikota and with no franchise or area restrictions PARKINSON sell properties all over Victoria but predominantly in the bayside area concentrating on Albert, Park, Middle Park, South Melbourne, Port Melbourne and St Kilda West.
Mainly a referral based business we often buy and sell for members of the same family or extended family and friends. Word of mouth is paramount to the success of our business and our growth over the past 12 months has been testament to this. We recently moved into larger premises at 92 Bridport Street, Albert Park.
After close to 15 years’ experience and hundreds of property transactions, Frank is an expert is negotiation, property sales and purchase and is well known for his 'casual' dress sense, disarming sense of humour and undeniable passion for Real Estate.
Run by Leanne Morley and Jane Mlikota, PARKINSON Property Management is in a wonderful growth stage and we have been overwhelmed with the support from our local community, business associates and friends.
We have a much smaller rent roll than many of the Real Estate Agencies in the area which allows us to know our properties, landlords and tenants intimately.
After 20 years in Albert Park we know the area well and love finding the perfect tenants for the right property. We have an extensive local network, fantastic tradespeople, and all the latest software including CONSOLE, online links to the RTBA and VCAT and personalised service even your grandparents would approve of.
PARKINSON today stands by the sentiment of Jane's father - KEITH PARKINSON - who opened Hill& Parkinson Real Estate in the 1967 and said -
“Real estate is still essentially dealing with people. And we bring with it our tradition, that clients are the most important people we know" - Keith Parkinson 1974.
Frank Mlikota is famous for securing properties for an array of clients who come back to him time and time again.
Frank knows the industry and agents motivations and has a Wizard of Oz view behind the curtain to an industry full of misdirection....
You definitely want Frank on your side of a property purchase.
Call Frank to have a chat, get some advice or just say Hi.