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Oscar Castaneda

Oscar Castaneda is a Rooming House/Property Manager  with The Hopkins Group.

Joining in November 2020, Oscar manages a portfolio of residential properties across a range of building classes. He is one of the main points of contact for prospective and current renters.

On a daily basis, Oscar is in charge of a broad range of activities to ensure the successful management of our clients’ investment properties including carrying out opens for inspections, signing agreements in line with the Residential Tenancies Act, scheduling maintenances when required, and ensuring that the applicants are a good match for the properties under his care.

Beginning his career in real estate back in 2017, as a property manager of short-term rentals, Oscar has developed his skills as a property manager, priding himself on delivering a high level of service to ensure client satisfaction. ‘I always try to put myself in the shoes of my clients. Therefore, every decision I make is thinking of the best interest of them and the company I am working for.’

Oscar is an active man, who enjoys many outdoor activities, such as Underwater Rugby. He also strongly values family time and loves spending time with his wife and six-year-old daughter.

Not only is Oscar qualified with an Agents Representative Certificate, he has also completed a Master’s Degree in Project Management.


Steve Boyd

Steve Boyd is the Head of Specialised Property Investment with The Hopkins Group and works with clients to help reach their financial goals through strategic, alternative and niche property investment solutions.

Following years of being an active and passionate property investor himself since 2004, entering the property industry professionally was a logical next step. In 2017, Steve achieved his goal, stepping into a property focused advisory role after more than 12 years working in various senior roles in the media and advertising industry. His highly consultative and strategic approach to working with clients has been honed from his personal experiences as a client, both good and bad, navigating the property space.

Steve started working with The Hopkins Group in early 2021 after successfully setting up and running his own property investment consultancy business. He has been a financial planning client of The Hopkins Group since 2000 and has personally known both Michael Williams (Managing Director) and John Hopkins (Executive Chairman) since that time, which is one of the key reasons Steve joined the business.

He is passionate about assisting clients reach their financial goals, which helps provide both the lifestyle and increased choices that wealth creation brings. Steve works extremely closely with his clients in a highly engaged and collaborate manner, that often results in becoming the ‘trusted adviser’ in a short period of time.

Steve is a Fully Licensed Real Estate Agent in both Victoria and Queensland, and is also qualified with a Diploma of Finance and Mortgage Broking Management.


Liana Sgro

Liana is an REIV-certified Property Agent Representative and The Hopkins Group’s Short-Stay Property Manager.

She first joined the group in 2009 as a Marketing Assistant, her customer-centric and relationship-focused approach, combined with her solution-focused methodology, led her to the position of Marketing Manager in 2011.

She continued to deliver exceptional outcomes to our clients, and she was an invaluable executive team member until 2013 when she welcomed her first child and decided to leave the group and refocus on her family.

Ten years later, The Hopkins Group welcomed Liana to our THG family again, but this time as our new Short-Stay Property Manager.

Liana’s long history of experience in both marketing and customer service gives her a unique perspective as a short-stay property manager.

Her rich history in marketing empowers her ability to focus on results and outcomes, whereas her deep experience in customer service allows her to form a genuine and impactful relationship with her landlords and tenants.

In her free time, Liana enjoys playing tennis and cooking. She is also a passionate foodie and loves to explore new restaurants in Melbourne.

We are excited to have Liana back on our team, and we look forward to working with her to provide our clients with the best possible short-stay property management experience

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Level 23, 500 Collins Street, Melbourne, VIC 3001

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GPO Box 4347, Melbourne, VIC 3001

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