Facey

Explore 100 years of Facey

Our Story

From a small office in Pultney Street, Dandenong to 100 years in the game, Facey has become one of the most trusted names in real estate in Melbourne’s South East.

YEAR
ONE

1917

Frank Facey establishes F.Facey House, Land and Estate Agent on Pultney Street, Dandenong

1930s

Angus Facey takes over the business from his father Frank

1956

Frank Facey Real Estate office built at 254 Lonsdale Street, Dandenong

1974

THIRD GEN

Angus' son Andrew Facey takes the reins, bringing the Facey business into a new era

1987

Frank Facey Industrial Commercial commences trading

1996

Facey Industrial Commercial moves to 6 Clow Street, Dandenong

2017

Facey Industrial Commercial looks forward to the next 100 years of real estate in the South East

 

My Story

Angus was very methodical and measured in what he did. He was like an old English gentleman. But when Angus said something you always knew to stop and listen. He was very well respected throughout the community as a person of great integrity. Facey was known as a company you could trust. When he started to let Andrew and I run the business we weren’t very old – in 1975 I was 30 and Andrew was younger than me. Angus would pull us up every now and keep us in line. Andrew was a gun salesman. Dandenong was starting to boom and there were lots of subdivisions, so Andrew became the go-to man.

Brendan Rice, Director and Partner of Frank Facey Real Estate from 1972 – 1983

My Story

Dynamic is one word I would use to describe working with Andrew Facey – he does not let an opportunity go by – he cannot sit still, metaphorically. If you have great employers who can relate, explain by words and by example and train the staff that way, the employees can embrace that and follow their lead. I have never felt like that I dread going into the office day after day, thinking – when’s the weekend coming up.

Frank Barrett – accountant for Parklea and Facey since 1986

My Story

“When Andrew Facey offered me a job in 1996 he told me how his office used to be at the rear of the building and, when interviewing sales people, he would greet them at reception then have the interviewee follow him to his office. At the end of the brisk walk down the passage, if they were 2 or more steps behind him, the interview was over.”

Ross Neilson, Managing Director of First National Real Estate Neilson Partners

Frank Facey, circa 1917

Founder of Frank Facey Real Estate

Angus Facey, circa 1930

Former Director and Owner of Facey Industrial Commercial

Andrew Facey, circa 1974

Former Director and current Partner of Facey Industrial Commercial

Terry O'Dea, circa 1980s

Former Partner and Director of Facey Industrial Commercial

Graham 'Josh' Kendall

Current Director of Facey Industrial Commercial

Mark Bond

Current Director of Facey Industrial Commercial

FACES OF
FACEY

From Frank Facey to our current rising stars, it’s our people who have shaped the Facey name over the past century. View the familiar faces of your trusted team over the years.

March 10, 2017

Faces of Facey - Frank Barrett

Frank Barrett is one of Facey and Parklea’s longest standing employees, starting work for Andrew Facey in 1986 and still working as an accountant for Parklea and Facey Industrial Commercial today.

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March 25, 2017

Faces of Facey - Brendan Rice

Brendan Rice is one of the few former Facey employees who has worked with both Angus and Andrew Facey. He joined the company in April 1972 and became a partner in 1975, directing the business with Andrew until 1983.

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April 1, 2017

Frank Facey Award

The Frank Facey Award is up and running for its second year. Find out more about the award and last year's year 12 recipients!

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