Derek Wallbridge

Executive Agent, Business Broker & Valuer

Derek J Wallbridge


Executive Agent & Business Broker

Derek J Wallbridge, affectionately known to his clients & friends as “DJ”, has been involved in Real Estate virtually all of his business and professional life and holds Associate Diplomas from the Real Estate Institute of Australia (AREI) and the Australian Institute of Conveyancers (AAIC), is a Licensed Real Estate Agent, Licensed Conveyancer, Registered Valuer, Fellow of the REIQ, Accredited Business Broker and General Builder and brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to his clients and customers.

Based on the Gold Coast since 2001, Derek has taken the position of an Associate Agent and Business Broker with L J Hooker Surfers Paradise enabling him to provide the full range of services this office and the L J Hooker comprehensive network provides – Commercial & Residential Sales, Auctions and Management Services plus Business Broking. His passion is Best Practice marketing & development consultancy & to give world class service, knowledge and assistance to investors, developers & owners on a “one to one” basis, finding and assessing opportunities, overseeing marketing strategies, avoiding pitfalls and providing ongoing management with the client’s strategic goals in mind.

He has owned and run successful real estate businesses in South Australia, Victoria and Queensland and is no stranger to L J Hooker. Derek previously owned and ran L J Hooker Melbourne City and had Associate involvement with L J Hooker Port Douglas. In addition to the L J Hooker worldwide network & database, Derek maintains active client involvement, contacts and strategic alliances throughout the Gold Coast, SE Queensland and North Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria and South Australia.

His additional industry involvement over the years has been with various state Real Estate Institutes and the Housing Industry Association (HIA) at board level plus involvement in Community Service including senior positions in Rotary International, the Surf Life Saving Association of Australia, various School and College Boards, Foundations, Parents Associations and Committees.

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Thank you for all your help and professional and tireless advice during a long marketing and settlement process. You were always available for all my enquiries and I appreciate your efforts

Jim Haworth

DEREK WALLBRIDGE, Executive Agent, Business Broker and Valuer of LJ Hooker Commercial Gold Coast and Surfers Paradise was chosen from three Real Estate Applicants to act on behalf of Teakglen Pty Ltd in the sale by Private Sale of four of their industrial units in Ashmore Queensland. My name is John Hase and I have been requested by Derek to supply this Testimonial as I acted as a Vendor Advocate on behalf of Teakglen Pty Ltd throughout the period from the time of requesting Marketing Submissions from the three Applicants for the sale of the four properties until the recent settlements of the sale by Derek of each unit. Derek’s professional experience certainly became evident with his organised approach over and beyond expectations to various matters throughout the Real Estate Authority period from organising and supervising maintenance to be carried out to the units prior to the marketing launch followed by weekly marketing reports during the marketing period to liaising with Purchasers and their lawyers when required to ensure that the processing of legal documentation had close monitoring by him so that any queries were addressed quickly up until the settlement of each sale. I have even had complimentary comments conveyed to me by the Personal Assistant to the CEO of the Vendor Company Christina Batson who found Derek to be very polite and very helpful and could not believe the lengths that he went to in ensuring that all relevant parties during the maintenance and marketing programme were constantly updated by him or followed up if answers to queries were outstanding.

J Hase

Derek was excellent to deal with and answered every phone call, email and question quickly and effectively. He made a difficult negotiation as easy as possible and kept me informed every step of the way. The result is a very happy buyer and I would recommend Derek to anyone looking to buy or sell on the Gold Coast.

V Kersey