Tony’s real estate career began in Rose Bay in Sydney's East in 1972. In 1980 Tony founded G. L. Jackson & Co. and remains Managing Director today. His extensive knowledge of the local area and property market is a proven key element in his success as a real estate agent. Tony was raised in Bondi and educated at Sydney Boys High School, going on to study pharmacy at Sydney University. Having lived in the Booker Bay and Ettalong Beach area for over 30 years, his love of the local area is contagious. A long term member of the Real Estate Institute NSW, Tony sees that his staff implement a high standard of professionalism and ethics in all aspects of business. His daughter Liz Sharpe joined the company in 1999 and plays a vital role in day to day operations. With his vast experience, Tony ensures that the business remains focused on customer service, honesty and ethical advice.
Liz is the daughter of Managing Director, Tony Lilja. Liz commenced full time with G L Jackson at just 19 years old. After working in sales in Sydney, Liz took the opportunity to join the family business and enjoy the lifestyle of the Central Coast where she was raised. Over the following decade, with the dedicated support of Tony, Liz learned all facets of being a successful real estate agent, service provider and business owner. Completing her Diploma in Business (Real Estate Management) Liz was granted her Real Estate Agents License in 2004. Having worked in the industry in all departments at all levels, Liz's understanding of the 'big picture' is rare in the industry. After maternity leave in 2013 and 2015, Liz returned full time in 2016 as a company Director. Liz's focus is providing outstanding service and communication to all customers and clients she meets. With sound local knowledge, proven negotiation skills and unwavering passion, Liz's commitment to her clients and customers is second to none. Liz supports both the sales and property management teams in providing superior service.
Lorraine Paterson emigrated from Scotland with her family in 2004 and began her career in Property Management in 2005. In 2006 Lorraine joined G. L. Jackson & Co. Lorraine’s positive, dedicated attitude and delightful demeanour have promptly earned her reputation as a leader in Property Management on the Peninsula. Her high standard of professionalism has proven to be a valuable asset within the Property Management department. When you appoint Lorraine Paterson and her team to manage your valuable investment, you can be assured of experience, local knowledge and the unsurpassed high standard of service that have made Lorraine so successful.
With 20+ years’ experience in customer service and office support, 14 years of which have been in Real Estate Nicole brings great energy to our office and enjoys providing exceptional customer service experiences. Nicole is a motivated and reliable member of staff with a positive attitude towards her work and thrives in a busy and varied working environment. Challenges are met with a commitment to seeing a task completed in a professional and timely manner. Nicole lives in Davistown with her husband Paul and two beautiful children. In her spare time Nicole encourages and supports her children to achieve their sporting goals.
Casey has been an integral part of the First National team for a number of years and brings to the team her expertise, management skills and knowledge to help and contribute to the growth of the Property Management Department. Casey is a dedicated and professional tenancy manager, she currently holds her Real Estate Agent licence and has a strong understanding of the Residential Tenancies Act. Casey has a respectful and professional relationship with both her tenants and landlords and works hard to ensure properties are managed efficiently and effectively.
Madeleine has been a resident of the Ettalong Beach area for 30 years, providing her with a genuine knowledge of both the area and the local market. Madeleine joined the real estate industry in the year 2006 and her love of customer service makes Madeleine perfect for property management. Madeleine’s industry knowledge and ‘can do’ attitude drives her commitment to our clients satisfaction.
With a warm and compassionate approach, Kristina Nath works alongside Family Directors Tony Lilja and Liz Sharpe. She has been a local resident to Ettalong Beach for over 5 years. Kristina begun with G.L Jackson in an administrative role in 2018 which provided her with a strong foundation and a solid understanding of all assets of the business. Kristina hails from a strong Legal/Sales background, where she is passionate about providing outstanding customer service and continually striving for success. Her strength lies in her approachability, building rapport and always going above and beyond. Kristina is trusted with the ability and drive to deliver a positive real estate experience and achieve optimal results both for her team and her team’s valuable clients. Kristina involves herself regularly in personal development and industry training.
Young and determined, Bridey’s number one priority is to go above and beyond a client’s expectations whether she is simply answering the phone or looking after a client’s needs at our front reception desk. Bridey has a fresh and enthusiastic approach to her role and is a real team player making her a delight to work with in her new role of Reception/Administration. Warm and friendly Bridey is a welcome addition to the staff of GL Jackson.