Michael IbbotsonDirector

Michael is a professional investor and investment manager. He has extensive knowledge across all asset classes commencing his career at Austock Broking in 1999. He is a degree qualified financial planner and AFP member of the Financial Planning Association. He has deep knowledge of the funds management industry, he is principal of a large boutique investment house, he is also Managing Director of his family’s’ second generation Financial Planning firm established in 1981.

Over the last 21 years Michael has amassed a deep understanding of investor needs providing advice to hundreds of individuals, families and SME’s. As a portfolio manager Michael considers himself a Strategic Asset Allocator using a blend of approaches to assist investors to meet their goals and objectives. He has been investing in direct, indirect, listed and unlisted property since 2001.

His clients appreciate his honest direct approach. He strives to optimize client outcomes providing unparalleled relationship and communication support. His role at Providence is to oversee operations, manage the day to day investment strategy and advise investors.

Karen Vander SteegLifestyle Co-ordinator

Genuinely passionate about Real Estate, Karen Van der Steeg is a top performing agent, known for her incredible work ethic, first class customer service & personalised approach. Karen has over 8 years’ experience in real estate, specialising in Property Management and has a strong reputation and knowledge of the local community, having always lived in regional NE Vic.

With an excellent understanding of relevant legislations & real estate compliance, Karen articulately combines a superior leasing experience with a seamless transition into our Lifestyle Village.

Jason Schneider-FullerDevelopment Manager

With over 20 years in the property industry Jason brings a wealth of experience to every project he works on. After entering the industry as a real estate agent, Jason followed his passion for development and worked for a family owned building company where he grew and developed their multi-dwelling business.

Jason then moved to work with one of Australia’s largest privately owned real estate companies, ultimately as their Queensland Sales and Project Manager working with both private and public developers to source, plan, deliver, and market, land, and multi-residential projects.

His growing family inspired a regional relocation to Albury Wodonga, where for the last 10 years he’s been based, working extensively with local builders, developers and local government on a variety of residential and infrastructure projects.

When he’s not managing projects Jason enjoys getting away with his family and exploring the Victorian High Country.