Trust Newstead Realty to create exceptional property experiences without the drama.

Since 2005, Newstead Realty has been Brisbane’s trusted boutique real estate agency for selling and managing growing portfolios. With our team of inner-city specialists, Newstead Realty has grown to become one of the most knowledgeable and experienced agencies in Brisbane’s inner-north. As a member of Grow Group Australia, Newstead Realty is proud to offer clients a full suite of services including unique and tailored marketing solutions, property management, and sales.

We are an organisation of professionals who have a dedicated interest in the community of Brisbane. That’s why we’re trusted with tailoring our services to the unique needs of every client. Whether we’re finding the perfect match to fill your tenancy or making sure your property is sold to the right hands, we always provide extraordinary service. From our community to yours, there’s no one better to take the next step with. Buy, sell, rent, and manage your property with Newstead Realty’s dynamic team of experts.

Meet The Founders

Ayda Shabanz – Co Founder

Ayda is one of Australia’s leading property and finance experts. She’s an award-winning entrepreneur, is highly sought after as a motivational keynote speaker, professional development coach, financial coach and industry leader. What Ayda has mastered in the first 17 years of her career, few achieve in a lifetime. Personally, she’s made the journey from student sharehouse to owning a property portfolio worth many millions.

She’s used property investment as a base from which to build multiple multi-million-dollar businesses and is redefining the property and finance sector through her straight-talking, practical and insightful advice. It’s why the Australian Financial Review, Sydney Morning Herald and Sky News turn to her for engaging and up-to-date insights on property and finance trends.

Darrin Leung – Co Founder

Darrin has developed a reputation as one of the most astute, innovative, and accomplished professionals in the domestic property market. With an elite sales background spanning over 16 years as a Co-Founder at Grow Group, and armed with a Bachelor of Civil Engineering and Masters in Built Environment, Urban Design and Planning from Queensland University of Technology, Darrin’s wealth of knowledge and expertise extends across property development, real estate sales and marketing.

He is fuelled by his passion for responsive and inspiring architecture, and has delivered multiple boutique, luxury residential projects across south-east Queensland. A mainstay of the domestic property industry, Darrin’s drive of a perfectionist will ensure that all of his property endeavours continue to thrive for years to come. Ayda and Darrin will be leading the Grow You mentor team and is excited to help investors at any stage to master the property market, and gain control of their financial future.



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Can not speak highly enough of Newstead Real Estate, Hayley and Ruby are utterly professional, entirely supportive and incredibly thoughtful. We are incredibly fortunate to have Hayley and Ruby manage our property. Nothing is too much trouble. I cannot recommend the team at Newstead Real Estate highly enough. First class service from a first class team!

Jo-Anne Richardson

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If you want great service from honest hard working agents that truly care for you or your property then look no further than these guys. They have gone above and beyond what is expected from agents and have provided nothing short of amazing and fast responses from my requests. The team there deserves all the praise that comes to them!

Axel Moret

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Hayley, Peta and Lucia are seriously the best in the business, always so helpful and the best service anyone could ask for. When I told them I was moving they tried finding me another apartment and went above and beyond.
I have been a landlord and a tenant and I would definitely rent my property out through Newstead Realty.

Cameron Woods

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We pride ourselves on our core values that guide us to success in everything we do.

At Newstead Realty, we’re a passionate bunch and our core values are the foundations that let us do what we love to do. We champion our values in every project because they are our drivers of success. Because at Newstead Realty, we really care.


We know that commitment and dedication is the key driver of success. It’s important to persist and stick it out to reap the benefits. Newstead Realty’s ethos is that when others cower out and give up, we push harder, further, and stronger than ever. Our eyes are on long-term success, not short term performance.


Empathy is something we value most at Newstead Realty. We want to empower our clients with as much market success as possible. We’ve played the game for years and now we want others to gain from what we’ve learned along the way. Our definition of success is bringing our clients dreams a little bit closer.


Over the past 15 years, we’ve learned a lot. Through ups and downs, Newstead Realty has persisted and always comes out on top. The market is constantly evolving and while everyone is trying to keep up, we use our insights and industry knowledge to keep one step ahead.


Bravery isn’t the absence of fear, but courage in the face of fear. Chasing a dream is always going to be risky, but Newstead Realty doesn’t let fear stop us from achieving our clients goals. Overcoming our fears is how we got to where we are today, and we help our clients do the same.


There’s no straight path to success. That’s why being dynamic and agile is one of Newstead Realty’s greatest strengths. We are constantly surveying the industry so we can evolve our services. Our ability to adapt to the market means we always achieve optimal results for our clients.


Diversity isn’t an objective of Newstead Realty, it’s part of our DNA. Our team embraces a rich variety of cultures, ages, genders and ethnicities which allows us to see the world from every perspective. No matter the walk of life, Newstead Realty will always treat our employees and clients with respect.


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