A seasoned performer in the property management industry, Ashton is one of Williams Batters Real Estate's longest serving staff members and prides himself on honest and open communication as well as a superior attention to detail. Ashton specialises in maintaining key customer relationships with his clients by providing invaluable advice on risk management, rental returns and trust accounting; as well as advising clients on how best to achieve their real-estate objectives. “Being an owner of an investment property myself, I understand the needs and goals that my clients are striving to achieve and I work hard to deliver the right investment strategies to meet current market conditions,” says Ashton. A resident of South Yarra for more than 27 years, Ashton has an intimate understanding of the local rental and investment markets around South Yarra, Toorak and Prahran. Likewise, his superior knowledge of the Residential Tenancies Act, local construction and renovation and the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT) means that Ashton is a pivotal source of information for those looking to maximise the return on their investment. Originally hailing from picturesque Queenstown, New Zealand, Ashton relocated to Australia to study before becoming customer relations manager at several five star hotels in Australia. It was in the hospitality industry over 20 years ago, that Ashton acquired the skills of superior customer service and the ability to get the job done. While property investment is Ashton's premier passion, in his down time, he enjoys buying and selling antiques, especially old clocks, and travelling.