Meet the team

At Coastal Property Collective, we’re energised by an open database model. Admin or agent, each member of our team is hand-picked for their extensive experience and cooperative approach. By committing to learning from each other’s strengths and first-hand knowledge, we’re able to constantly develop our sales and buyers advocacy process.

CPC Team
Mason Garten
Kate Davis
Greg Costello

Licensed Real Estate Agent
Contact: 0402 284 124
greg@coastalpropertycollective.com

Chris King

Licensed Real Estate Agent
Contact: 0406 914 918
chris@coastalpropertycollective.com

Emmily Surtees

Licensed Real Estate Agent
Contact: 0448 389 931
emmily@coastalpropertycollective.com

Melinda Shaw

Licensed Real Estate Agent
Contact: 0417 006 671
melinda@coastalpropertycollective.com

Gus D'anton
Gus D'anton

Licensed Real Estate Agent
Contact: 0431 898 697
gus@coastalpropertycollective.com

Julian Cleak

Licensed Real Estate Agent
Contact: 0400 617 494
julian@coastalpropertycollective.com

Mason Garten

Meet Mason Garten, the visionary founder of Coastal Property Collective. With around 2 decades in real estate, Mason has left an impressionable mark on the industry. With an impressive track record of over a half a billion dollars in sales, Mason has consistently ranked among the top salespeople in Australasia.

As a Gold Coast local, Mason has witnessed the transformation of the Southern Gold Coast and Tweed Coast into the sought-after locations they are today. Beyond his real estate endeavours, Mason spent 15 years of immersion in Japanese business, becoming fluent in the language and achieving a black belt in karate – a testament to his commitment to excellence.

Mason believes selling real estate goes beyond transactions; it’s about selling lifestyles. He connects clients with their ideal coastal sanctuaries. He is a consummate professional, an exceptional negotiator, and a supportive visionary leader.

Kate Davis

In the dynamic world of real estate, success is often driven by exceptional administrative support. At Coastal Property Collective, Kate shines as our Office Manager. With a dedication to excellence, Kate ensures that our sales agents receive the administrative, marketing, and contract management support necessary to operate at the highest level and achieve outstanding results.

Kate brings an impressive seven years of experience in the real estate industry. Her tenure is a testament to her professionalism, dedication, and deep-rooted passion for the industry. Her precise touch and proactive mindset allow the sales agents to focus on what they do best: achieving unmatched results and delivering unparalleled service to clients. Kate embodies the ethos of Coastal Property Collective and contributes significantly to our mission of excellence.

Greg Costello

Licensed Real Estate Agent
Contact: 0402 284 124
greg@coastalpropertycollective.com

With an extensive construction background, Greg Costello has forged an extraordinary career rooted in passion for property and commitment to client success. From humble beginnings of small-scale home development projects, Greg quickly progressed to multimillion-dollar properties and consulting on development opportunities for esteemed corporations.

In 2017, Greg co-founded Green Data, an international leader in cost-effective renewable energy for the data industry. Beyond his professional life, Greg is a trailblazer in the fitness world. He has set two world records at the 2016 Masters Games in Australia and even revitalised a local Currumbin gym when it faced risk of closure.

Greg has rekindled his passion for real estate, recognising the Far North Coast of NSW as a key growth corridor in the real estate landscape. His approach to real estate is tethered to his deep passion for property development, accompanied by his natural competitive nature. Armed with unparalleled knowledge and dedication, Greg is ready to elevate your real estate visions.

Chris King

Licensed Real Estate Agent
Contact: 0406 914 918
chris@coastalpropertycollective.com

With over two decades of experience in the sales industry, Chris is a seasoned professional who understands the intricacies of sales at its core. His journey began with founding and leading a successful sales company, where he played a pivotal role in shaping a dynamic team and training them to excel in the art of selling.

A hallmark of Chris’s career is his substantial property portfolio, carefully constructed through strategic investing. This personal success is a valuable resource he offers to clients. His insights into property investment and development ensure he provides clients with sound advice and guidance based on real-world experiences.

In the world of real estate, Chris understands that it’s not just about transactions; it’s about fulfilling the dreams and aspirations of individuals and families. He takes a personalised approach to each client’s needs, working collaboratively to transform their goals into reality. Whether it’s finding the perfect home, selling a property, or making a strategic investment, Chris is here to guide, educate, and empower clients.

Emmily Surtees

Licensed Real Estate Agent
Contact: 0448 389 931
emmily@coastalpropertycollective.com

Emmily Surtees is a licensed sales agent with a soft spot for coastal properties. Her repertoire includes property management, holiday management and years of experience in property purchasing, selling, investment and commercial development.
For over seven years, Emmily was the owner and director of a government-funded registered training organisation. Under her guidance, her team created the NSW Training Awards, an award to recognise outstanding achievement in the vocational education and training sector.

Should you consider coastal real estate investment, Emmily will help you identify profitable opportunities, connect you with trusted lenders, and facilitate the navigation of legal complexities of real estate transactions to protect your interests.

Emmily values herself as a true coastal-living enthusiast, not just a sales agent. She confidently ensures services that allow clients to relax, knowing everything is handled from start to finish.

Melinda Shaw

With a passion for turning houses into homes, Melinda seamlessly blends the artistry of interior design with the strategic finesse of sales and marketing. As an experienced real estate professional, she brings a unique set of skills to the table, ensuring every client’s journey is not just transactional but transformative.

Having honed her sales and marketing expertise in previous roles, Melinda understands the pulse of the market. She leverages this knowledge to create personalised strategies that go beyond selling properties – she sells lifestyles. Melinda’s background in interior design allows her to stage properties for maximum appeal and ensures her clients visualise the endless possibilities within a space.

Whether you’re a first-time buyer, a seasoned investor, or someone looking to sell their cherished home, Melinda is your dedicated partner. Elevate your real estate experience with a professional who understands the art of living.

Gus D'anton
Gus D'anton

Licensed Real Estate Agent
Contact: 0431 898 697
gus@coastalpropertycollective.com

Meet Gus D’Anton, a real estate agent with expertise in construction and an overseas law background who boasts over a decade in Australia’s building industry. He brings a unique combination that adds supreme value to his clients. His sharp eye for property evaluation and maintenance analytical skills and ethical practices from his legal knowledge ensure top-notch service.

Raised in a family heavily involved in investment properties, Gus gained invaluable insights into market dynamics and trends from a young age. His passion for real estate, positive attitude, and interpersonal skills make him a sought-after agent dedicated to securing the best deals for his clients.

Driven by a genuine desire to help clients achieve their real estate goals, Gus leverages his diverse skill set with expertise and care at Coastal Property Collective. His commitment to excellence and passion for the industry ensures clients receive unparalleled service every step of the way.

Julian Cleak

Licensed Real Estate Agent
Contact: 0400 617 494
julian@coastalpropertycollective.com

Julian is a consummate real estate professional with over 13 years of invaluable experience in the Kingscliff & Casuarina real estate markets. His extensive expertise in listing, selling, and managing permanent, holiday, and commercial properties provides him with a comprehensive understanding of all aspects of agency operations. This breadth of knowledge gives Julian a distinct edge in real estate sales.

Julian’s commitment to transparency and accountability has forged strong business relationships, making him a trusted partner in achieving clients’ real estate goals. His dedication was recently recognised when Rate My Agent named him Agent of the Year for Casuarina in 2024, a testament to his excellence and client satisfaction.

Julian’s roots are in Byron Bay, where he was raised on a large acreage surrounded by a community of builders, bricklayers, musicians, and artists. This environment fostered his diverse skills in owner renovating, landscaping, and property maintenance, along with a deep appreciation for music and art. Julian’s hobbies, including enduro motorcycle riding, camping, fishing, bush walking, and swimming, reflect his adventurous and well-rounded character.

Julian looks forward to leveraging his extensive experience and passion for property to help you achieve your real estate goals.

Mason Garten

Meet Mason Garten, the visionary founder of Coastal Property Collective. With around 2 decades in real estate, Mason has left an impressionable mark on the industry. With an impressive track record of over a half a billion dollars in sales, Mason has consistently ranked among the top salespeople in Australasia.

As a Gold Coast local, Mason has witnessed the transformation of the Southern Gold Coast and Tweed Coast into the sought-after locations they are today. Beyond his real estate endeavours, Mason spent 15 years of immersion in Japanese business, becoming fluent in the language and achieving a black belt in karate – a testament to his commitment to excellence.

Mason believes selling real estate goes beyond transactions; it’s about selling lifestyles. He connects clients with their ideal coastal sanctuaries. He is a consummate professional, an exceptional negotiator, and a supportive visionary leader.

Contact: 0451 307 305
mason@coastalpropertycollective.com

Kate Davies

In the dynamic world of real estate, success is often driven by exceptional administrative support. At Coastal Property Collective, Kate shines as our Office Manager. With a dedication to excellence, Kate ensures that our sales agents receive the administrative, marketing, and contract management support necessary to operate at the highest level and achieve outstanding results.

Kate brings an impressive seven years of experience in the real estate industry. Her tenure is a testament to her professionalism, dedication, and deep-rooted passion for the industry. Her precise touch and proactive mindset allow the sales agents to focus on what they do best: achieving unmatched results and delivering unparalleled service to clients. Kate embodies the ethos of Coastal Property Collective and contributes significantly to our mission of excellence.

Contact: 0415 472 325
kate@coastalpropertycollective.com

Greg Costello

With an extensive construction background, Greg Costello has forged an extraordinary career rooted in passion for property and commitment to client success. From humble beginnings of small-scale home development projects, Greg quickly progressed to multimillion-dollar properties and consulting on development opportunities for esteemed corporations.

In 2017, Greg co-founded Green Data, an international leader in cost-effective renewable energy for the data industry. Beyond his professional life, Greg is a trailblazer in the fitness world. He has set two world records at the 2016 Masters Games in Australia and even revitalised a local Currumbin gym when it faced risk of closure.

Greg has rekindled his passion for real estate, recognising the Far North Coast of NSW as a key growth corridor in the real estate landscape. His approach to real estate is tethered to his deep passion for property development, accompanied by his natural competitive nature. Armed with unparalleled knowledge and dedication, Greg is ready to elevate your real estate visions.

Contact: 0402 284 124
greg@coastalpropertycollective.com

Chris King

With over two decades of experience in the sales industry, Chris is a seasoned professional who understands the intricacies of sales at its core. His journey began with founding and leading a successful sales company, where he played a pivotal role in shaping a dynamic team and training them to excel in the art of selling.

A hallmark of Chris’s career is his substantial property portfolio, carefully constructed through strategic investing. This personal success is a valuable resource he offers to clients. His insights into property investment and development ensure he provides clients with sound advice and guidance based on real-world experiences.

In the world of real estate, Chris understands that it’s not just about transactions; it’s about fulfilling the dreams and aspirations of individuals and families. He takes a personalised approach to each client’s needs, working collaboratively to transform their goals into reality. Whether it’s finding the perfect home, selling a property, or making a strategic investment, Chris is here to guide, educate, and empower clients.

Contact: 0406 914 918
chris@coastalpropertycollective.com

Emmily Surtees

Emmily Surtees is a licensed sales agent with a soft spot for coastal properties. Her repertoire includes property management, holiday management and years of experience in property purchasing, selling, investment and commercial development.
For over seven years, Emmily was the owner and director of a government-funded registered training organisation. Under her guidance, her team created the NSW Training Awards, an award to recognise outstanding achievement in the vocational education and training sector.

Should you consider coastal real estate investment, Emmily will help you identify profitable opportunities, connect you with trusted lenders, and facilitate the navigation of legal complexities of real estate transactions to protect your interests.

Emmily values herself as a true coastal-living enthusiast, not just a sales agent. She confidently ensures services that allow clients to relax, knowing everything is handled from start to finish.

Contact: 0448 389 931
emmily@coastalpropertycollective.com

Melinda Shaw

With a passion for turning houses into homes, Melinda seamlessly blends the artistry of interior design with the strategic finesse of sales and marketing. As an experienced real estate professional, she brings a unique set of skills to the table, ensuring every client’s journey is not just transactional but transformative.

Having honed her sales and marketing expertise in previous roles, Melinda understands the pulse of the market. She leverages this knowledge to create personalised strategies that go beyond selling properties – she sells lifestyles. Melinda’s background in interior design allows her to stage properties for maximum appeal and ensures her clients visualise the endless possibilities within a space.

Whether you’re a first-time buyer, a seasoned investor, or someone looking to sell their cherished home, Melinda is your dedicated partner. Elevate your real estate experience with a professional who understands the art of living.

Contact: 0417 006 671
melinda@coastalpropertycollective.com

Gus D'anton

Gus D'anton

Meet Gus D’Anton, a real estate agent with expertise in construction and an overseas law background who boasts over a decade in Australia’s building industry. He brings a unique combination that adds supreme value to his clients. His sharp eye for property evaluation and maintenance analytical skills and ethical practices from his legal knowledge ensure top-notch service.

Raised in a family heavily involved in investment properties, Gus gained invaluable insights into market dynamics and trends from a young age. His passion for real estate, positive attitude, and interpersonal skills make him a sought-after agent dedicated to securing the best deals for his clients.

Driven by a genuine desire to help clients achieve their real estate goals, Gus leverages his diverse skill set with expertise and care at Coastal Property Collective. His commitment to excellence and passion for the industry ensures clients receive unparalleled service every step of the way.

Contact: 0431 898 697
gus@coastalpropertycollective.com

Julian Cleak

Julian is a consummate real estate professional with over 13 years of invaluable experience in the Kingscliff & Casuarina real estate markets. His extensive expertise in listing, selling, and managing permanent, holiday, and commercial properties provides him with a comprehensive understanding of all aspects of agency operations. This breadth of knowledge gives Julian a distinct edge in real estate sales.

Julian’s commitment to transparency and accountability has forged strong business relationships, making him a trusted partner in achieving clients’ real estate goals. His dedication was recently recognised when Rate My Agent named him Agent of the Year for Casuarina in 2024, a testament to his excellence and client satisfaction.

Julian’s roots are in Byron Bay, where he was raised on a large acreage surrounded by a community of builders, bricklayers, musicians, and artists. This environment fostered his diverse skills in owner renovating, landscaping, and property maintenance, along with a deep appreciation for music and art. Julian’s hobbies, including enduro motorcycle riding, camping, fishing, bush walking, and swimming, reflect his adventurous and well-rounded character.

Julian looks forward to leveraging his extensive experience and passion for property to help you achieve your real estate goals.

Licensed Real Estate Agent
Contact: 0400 617 494
julian@coastalpropertycollective.com