I was appointed Village Manager of Rivervue in October 2015. Prior to this appointment I worked at the Village as an operations team member. 2017 will mark my seventh year working for Tigcorp at our Villages Rivervue and Applewood. I have worked in a variety of roles at our two Villages, and our head office, including administration, resident liaison, development and management of IT infrastructure and systems, and social development.
To start work at Rivervue I first had to find out where Avondale Heights was, unsurprisingly it was a real suburb! We have beautiful views of the Maribyrnong and Medway Golf Course, are close to the city, and have lots of amenity, including Union Road shops, and Highpoint. I am still exploring the local community and have made connections with local businesses and groups with many of our consultants and contractors discovered locally.
When I first commenced at Rivervue we had twenty-three Residents; now, with over eighty Residents calling Rivervue home, I feel very lucky to have been involved with the growth of our Community and am happy to come to work each day to a beautiful facility and estate.
Property Consultant - Ceri Spain
Following many years in the Retirement industry, in Melbourne and around Australia, in a wide range of roles, across a number of companies I am excited to be part of the team here at Rivervue. The excitement of being in a developing village with the excitement of people making the decision to move into this type of community, and assisting those going through the process of finding out about what it has to offer is a great part of what makes my role so great.
As a very recent grandmother and with lots of outside interests including travel, walking and health & wellbeing, I love the positivity of Rivervue and have been amazed at how quickly the residents have made me feel welcome and part of their lives. they all have great stories to tell and have been wonderful in sharing their experiences to enable me to better assist those thinking of Rivervue as their next step.
In assisting people to find out more about what is involved in moving into a village and how it might work for them, I've been able to use my experience to relate how others have dealt with the same (or similar) situations and helped put people's minds at rest. We're very friendly and so if you have any questions or just fancy a look, come on by and take a look at what it's all about. You'll be glad you did.
Property Consultant - Marius Tekin
Following twelve years in the real estate industry selling lifestyle on the beautiful surf coast and Geelong, I am extremely excited to be part of the very professional team here at Rivervue.
Rivervue has such a friendly, caring and welcoming culture which assists our new residents in having a smooth transition to a new wonderful retirement lifestyle.
The location speaks for itself, encompassing an enviable lifestyle of rolling hillside, golf course views and the relaxed vista of a priceless river outlook. It is hard to believe we are only 10kms form Melbourne’s CBD!
It is great to see the smiles on the residents faces and how proud they are of their home. I feel It is not just a community but a family. I love all sports, enjoy an active lifestyle enjoying live concerns and quality time with my wife and two sons, extended family and many friends.
Village Administrator - Lauren Bentley
I have worked all over Australia in administration and finance roles, and have recently moved from Perth to Melbourne to be closer to my parents and siblings.
My role at Rivervue is to support Sophie and the residents; I look after reception and front of house, speaking directly to residents, clients, friends and family. I also do work for finance and accounts payable.
I am excited about welcoming more and more residents to Rivervue as the village grows with each stage of construction. I love working at our various functions and events through the month as it is a good time when the residents get together for something different.
I am enjoying my time back in Melbourne with my three year old daughter, learning about the city and its suburbs by visiting local cafes, cinemas and live music venues. I like to keep very busy, am currently studying a Bachelor of Commerce. I am passionate about avocados!