Niki Peinke

I started my working life as a psychologist with Mental Health Services after attaining a Bachelor of Psychology at UWA and while I did not pursue a career in psychology, I have found it particularly useful when selling homes.

In 1978 I moved to South Africa and started a career in Public Relations within the hospitality industry, working for the Southern Sun group of hotels Holiday Inns and a very upmarket private Hotel named The Vineyard. In 1984 I returned to Perth and attained a position as Public Relations Manager of the Merlin Hotel (now The Hyatt) and then 2 years later opened my own version of The Hard Rock Café in Hay Street, Subiaco, which was a resounding success and would be humming until the kitchen closed at 3am in the morning! I ran The Hard Rock Café until it was bought by Matilda Bay Brewing Company and renamed The Oriel.

In 1988 I started my career in Real Estate in Subiaco and then in 1997 took the big step and opened The Property Exchange. “TPE” as we fondly call it, is still going strong, and is the most fun place I have worked at. We have created a work hard, play hard mentality which has created a great atmosphere with a lot of humour along the way.

My investment portfolio is based on property, and I tend to buy and hold, which is probably why I still live in the same house I purchased in Claremont back in 1985. Of course I have thoroughly renovated and extended it since then. My real estate ethos is to give the best advice for my clients’ needs and that may be not to sell their property! I am also very passionate about preparing houses for sale and making them the best they can be to get the best result possible for my sellers.

Outside real estate I love collecting old and retro things, singing and playing the guitar, haunting “opshops”, entertaining friends and travelling the world.


Clare Nation

I joined The Property Exchange as an energetic 20 year old in 1998 to create a rent roll for this emergent company. Eleven years later, I had successfully developed the rental portfolio to over 300 properties and decided it was time to expand my experience outside the “TPE” fold.

Initially working as a Sales Agent and then overseeing the operations of a large real estate firm based in a mining town. My previous experience in management and sales helped me oversee project marketing, residential and commercial tenders, sales of residential and commercial developments, staff recruitment and corporate finance for various entities.

This experience put me in good stead when I returned to my beloved brand at The Property Exchange in 2018. I now oversee the sales team as well as being a practicing sales and marketing woman in and around the Subiaco area. In 2020 Niki gave me the opportunity to buy into The Property Exchange and I am looking forward to all the opportunities that this will bring as a Director of my much-loved business.

During my years in real estate, I have come to understand the importance of honesty, integrity, authenticity and the significance of being passionate about improving people’s lives overall, and setting them on a course which is going to benefit them in the future. To this end, when it comes time for my clients to sell their home, my absolute top priority is to give expert advice that will enhance the selling price and hence place them in a great position for their next move.

My technological ‘know how’, strong focus on proactive activities, client communication, and immense compassion, empathy and drive combine to create the very best outcome for my clients. This is what I pride myself on. And whilst my business is selling homes, my focus is and will always be on being there to transform the lives of my clients through home ownership.


Chelsea Lansdown

I decided to move to Perth for a six-month adventure early in my career, and 12 years later, I’ve never looked back.

I came for the lifestyle and stayed for the lifestyle. It’s the perfect mix of sun, bustling activity, friendly locals and professional opportunities—all set along with the backdrop of a beautiful urban metropolis.

And this is what we sell at The Property Exchange. The Perth lifestyle is paired with the perfect property exchange.

My experience includes more than a decade specialising in Australasian property. I commenced at ‘TPE’ as Executive Assistant, after which I took up a role in Business Development at another Western Suburbs agency. I was then delighted to be invited to return to the fold at TPE as part of the Sales and Marketing team.

What I love about working here is the opportunity to help people. What could be more thrilling than helping a client achieve a dream that will benefit them for a lifetime and potentially for future generations?

I’m experienced across all facets of the sales and marketing cycle. From fielding inquiries to property presentation, negotiation and settlement, I deliver both an eye for detail and strong, consistent results for clients.

In my spare time, you might find me exploring Perth’s incredible restaurant and cultural scene or spending time by the ocean. I’m a country girl at heart, originally from New Zealand’s wine-growing region, so I delight in voyaging a few hours south chasing the perfect chardy or heading north for an amazing adventure. Let’s face it. The opportunities are endless for exploration in WA. How lucky are we?


Brittany Nation

Team Assistant

Growing up surrounded by family members in the property industry, I was destined to find my place in real estate, the passion and devotion my amazing mother holds has always been something I’ve looked up to.

Prior to joining The Property Exchange Team, I had a strong customer service background whilst studying a Bachelor of Commerce, majoring in Public Relations and Events Management. This truly formed my interpersonal skills and where I discovered my love for helping people and working with them to achieve goals.

I landed myself in The Property Exchange office after much consideration. To exceed in the field of real estate, I have seen first-hand the hard work, dedication and enthusiasm that goes into it. Knowing this, I am ready to start my real estate journey, I am up for the challenge and going to put my heart and soul into this career.

Every day I am learning the ropes and excited to continue growing and learning. I believe my experience in customer service has given me a solid foundation to achieve not just good, but great results! I am looking forward to my future at The Property Exchange and all the growth it will bring!

Living NOR and coming from a family that loves the coast, you can find me enjoying the beautiful coastline of Perth as much as I can, immersing myself in new travel experiences (fun fact: I lived abroad in London for my gap year), and enjoying time with my family and friends!




  • Clare was amazing throughout the sales process, she worked incredibly hard, was always responsive and consistently offered great advice which enabled us to get the best price for our property. We would absolutely trust Clare to act as our agent again.

    O&H Ralphs Sellers - Bethwyn Circuit, Madeley - May 2022
  • In my opinion Clare excelled herself in selling my property from start, all the way to settlement day. The whole process, she handled admirably and in a professional manner. This was important to me, due to being away with work on occasions. I knew, and felt comfortable it was being managed with a safe pair of hands. For these reasons, l highly recommend Clare and her team at The Property Exchange in managing sales in the current Perth property market.

    R Allison Seller - Hamersley Road, Subiaco - May 2022
  • One of the best decisions I’ve made recently was choosing Clare to sell my property in Subiaco. From the beginning to settlement Clare looked after every detail for me. Efficiently and promptly. I would recommend Clare to anyone wanting to sell their property especially if they are remote like I was. Clare sold my apartment at the first open house and for higher than I expected. In addition she truly looked after my tenants (managed by a different agent) wonderfully. Five stars are not enough.

    S Mercer Seller - Rowland Street, Subiaco - March 2022
  • We entrusted Clare with the sale of our property in West Perth while we were living in lockdown in NSW. Honestly one of the best real estate decisions we have made in our lives. From the first phone call we had awesome service - professional, to the point, timely and 100% on the button every time. Not only did she sell our home, she project managed a complete internal makeover, correctly identified the target market and nailed the marketing plan. Sold in weeks. SIMPLY THE BEST.

    J & P Mickleson Sellers - Colin Street, West Perth - March 2022
  • Our experience with the property exchange, in particular Chelsea, was exceptional. We were thrilled with the level of professionalism, support and the ease of sale- not to mention the excellent outcome received. We have already recommended the property exchange to our friends and will continue to do so!

    E Szczurowski Seller - Hay Street, Jolimont - March 2022
  • Clare and her team did a fantastic job selling our house. Could not be happier and felt supported through everything. The house was presented at its best for sale and we are very happy with the outcome. Thanks again to the whole team for the hard work and dedication.

    Maya Seller - Commonwealth Avenue, North Perth - December 2021
  • Best Agent! Clare was a breath of fresh air after our original agent, she went out her way to help us. We were in NSW and couldn’t cross the border due to restrictions, she handled everything without even asking. She is extremely detail oriented, efficient and hard working. She might be a bit more pricey then other agents but she makes up for it in sale price. She brought us $80,000 more then our previous agent! You won’t regret signing with Clare!

    T & A Reid Sellers - Southern Cross Circle, Ocean Reef - March 2022
  • Chelsea is knowledgeable about properties in the area, highly professional, respectful and she made sure she took the time to help us understand what we were purchasing. We are so happy that we had the chance to buy a property and have such a great experience while doing so.

    Sammy Buyer - Hay Street, Jolimont - February 2022
  • Chelsea is a quiet but very effective achiever. She shows great understanding of her clients, the buyers, and especially the market. She is very astute, with a great sense of a property’s potential, and seller/buyer needs. Her calm and considered approach to the sale of our home was matched by a warm personality and friendliness that made the process much less stressful. I can thoroughly recommend her services, and the Property Exchange as a team.

    I Willis Seller - Gloster Street, Subiaco - January 2022

Got any questions real estate in Subiaco, Shenton Park, Daglish, Jolimont and surrounding areas?

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