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Energised by Aim of Providing Best Possible Service C/- Keren Bellos Western Suburbs Weekly Magazine

Sunday, 29 January 2013 (Shortened Version)

Five years ago at the age of 26, he decided to “open the doors to Vitale Fine Properties, becoming the youngest principal to operate an agency in the western suburbs – and in the face of the global financial crisis.

“There have been some hard times but faith and persistence have allowed us to survive the GFC.

"We’ve built a very solid foundation and are really coming into our own now”

Since 2008, David’s youngest brother – and best mate – Stephen has worked by his side as a business director and partner, bringing a professional approach and personable manner to the role.

Stephen entered the industry in 2006, beginning his successful sales career at Mack Hall Real Estate and Acton Group.

David has 13 years of experience after following in the footsteps of Esze Berryman principal Tom Esze, who remains one of his mentors.

“I looked up to Tom and respected the way he interacted with people so when I left school, I approached him for a job,” he told Residential.

Within just one year of serving as an agent at the South Perth firm, David was named its top selling professional at the age of 20.

He later joined Savills Estate Agents, UK, before deciding to return to Perth and join the Mack Hall Real Estate team, where he discovered a passion for the auction process.

David often starts the day at 5am with a 50km road cycle and enjoys windsurfing – he placed first in this year’s Lancelin Ocean Classic “Male Open” competition and is regularly seen windsurfing Cottesloe’s ‘Dutch Inn’ or ‘Isolator’ breaks.

Stephen said he enjoyed spending time “in the great outdoors”, cooking with his partner Amy Calneggia and he had recently discovered an interest in home renovations after completing a project last year.

“We’re very thankful to our clients, who have helped ensure we can look forward to an exciting five years ahead,” David said.