About Us

Village Solutions Australia employs experienced staff in village management, compliance and governance, sales and financial disciplines specific to the retirement village industry. This ensures Village Solutions Australia is able to deliver a holistic approach to its clients in an effective and efficient manner.

OUR FOUNDING DIRECTORS

Gerald Major – Director

Gerald Major FAPI Diploma of Valuation and Advanced Certificate of Business (Real Estate) is a certified Practicing Valuer (Licensed Valuer No 51 in the State of Western Australia) and a Licensed Real Estate Agent (Triennial Certificate No 37435).

Gerald has been involved in industrial, commercial and residential real estate for over 40 years. He has a wealth of experience across due diligence for the acquisition of an investment properties, with a significant portfolio in a range of feasibilities and appointments involving retirement village marketing, sales and valuation.

Gerald commenced his real estate career with the Department of Industrial Development where he was involved in the development and sale of industrial estates.

Gerald has acted for Southern Cross Care, Mercy Care, Brightwater, Catholic Homes, Baptist Care and Churches of Christ Homes in a range of feasibilities and appointments involving retirement village marketing, sales and valuation. More recently Gerald has been appointed to act for the Department of Housing and Works on several research/feasibilities for joint venture ownership of retirement villages. 

Sigrid Adams – Director

Sigrid specialises in managing retirement villages in Western Australia. Prior to becoming a Director of VSA, Sigrid founded Village Support, a company which provided village managers with resource tools and relief management services. The extensive number of village management reviews undertaken positioned Sigrid as a management and best practice expert in not only strategic management but also in the day to day operations of retirement villages. Sigrid is a Licensed Real Estate Agent.

Being employed by the industry for over two decades Sigrid has the insight necessary for developing robust systems in change management and the setup of new and existing villages. Sigrid has experience working with local government and notoriously problematic villages to bring about positive outcomes.

In Sigrid’s role, the brief generally includes assessing current management systems and either implements comprehensive management systems we have developed ourselves or have upgraded our client’s systems to ensure compliance with the relevant legislative framework and industry best practice principles.  More recently Sigrid has been involved in village sales and has successfully concluded a number of villa sales over the last 18 months.

OUR SALES TEAM

Matthew Raja – Sales Consultant

Matthew possesses 13 years real estate experience, in addition to 11 years within the finance industry, he has a Bachelor of Commerce and is a licensed Real Estate Agent. Other qualifications include a Graduate Diploma in Corporate Governance and recent completion of a Property Management course.

Matthew commenced in the real industry covering residential sales, development properties and apartments. He is involved in all aspects of real estate including marketing, listing properties, administration, selling and closing sales for clients.

Matthew has successfully sold various properties during this career for clients including apartments, houses, industrial and commercial properties, and housing development projects.

Prior to Village Solutions Australia, Matthew represented Gen Plus Real Estate as their Sales Manager where he was responsible for handling sales within retirement villages.

Now Matthew represents a wide number of village owners in a sales capacity with a particular focus on ‘lease for life’ structures and community living.

Matthew possesses an excellent understanding of the real estate industry and is backed by a professional team.

He has a clear understanding of the intricacies of retirement village villa specific sales, pre-disclosure and contract documentation.

Matthew has a good track record of selling retirement units across the villages that Village Solutions Australia manage, as well as independent clients and very well sought after villages across Perth.