Jesse Wilton
Jesse Wilton Managing Director (02) 4086 7173

Jesse is a driving force within the mighty WLS team. For almost a decade, he’s crafted innovative, hassle-free strategies for buying or selling property through the crazy and the quiet times. What sets him apart? His poise when managing time frames and his expertise in navigating the sales process from start to finish.

Jesse knows the intricacies of a clear and impactful marketing campaign and is a big fan of keeping things simple. Get the price right, dress the property to impress, and captivate international audiences; it’s elementary. Despite being nationally recognised for his career achievements, he’s not one to rest on his laurels. He’s always exploring new ways to deliver a more dynamic, people-first experience that’s value-packed with logical advice and no fluff. 

Jesse lives consciously and leads by example. A proud environmental advocate, he reduces his carbon footprint by following a sustainable lifestyle and enjoys fishing in his downtime. He’s freethinking, mindful, and loves his urban garden, where he grows organic veggies and feeds free-roaming chickens with his wife and young son by his side.

Tom Lemke
Tom Lemke Director (02) 4086 7174

Tom is easygoing with a fresh, authentic approach and is powered by his love of keeping things real. Driven and personable with exceptional industry knowledge and experience, he’s always available for a chat and provides clear-cut market advice.
Tom’s straightforward approach to real estate is magnetic. He’ll tell you if you should paint, declutter or replace that family photo with something more relatable. He’s achieved award-winning results curating seamless, well-run campaigns for residential homes, townhouses, heritage-listed properties and renovators’ dreams. Tom is the king of renovations, which gives him a distinctive edge. With a background in the construction industry and a deep appreciation for period homes, he’s respectfully injected beautiful Californian Bungalows with new life and brings hands-on experience he gladly shares.

Tom is a pedantic gardener excited by formal gardens with freshly mowed lawns and manicured hedges. He cherishes his downtime with his wife and young family. His “no car Sunday” rule gives them the advantage of living in the moment, taking in the surroundings and exploring local farmers’ markets, parks and beaches on foot.

Nick Stewart
Nick Stewart Director (02) 4086 7172

With his wealth of industry knowledge and a passion for paying it forward, Nick’s approach to real estate is pure and simple.  He is a cheerleader for his clients, loves learning about each property journey, and is energised by mentoring or helping others build wealth through real estate.

Nick has fine-tuned processes for over a decade and is continually motivated to create awesome experiences for his clients and staff. His intricate knowledge of different micro-markets throughout the region is not to be sneezed at, with his specialty lying with newer homes and estates in and around the increasingly-popular outer rings of Newcastle. For Nick, a winning property sale is heavily influenced by the selling agent, the chosen strategy and impressive presentation.

Outside of work life, when he’s not on the golf course challenging a handicap that’s far too high or enjoying the salt water, you’ll find Nick relaxing with his wife Jess and beautiful daughter Poppy. 

Nick is as humble and down-to-earth as they come and is keen to continue to partner with the local charities and sports clubs he’s built relationships with over the years. 

Rex Muir
Rex Muir Head of Property Management 0423 558 170

A property management superstar, with Rex, what you see is what you get, and then some. He brings an undeniable energy for real estate and a genuine passion for ensuring his high level of service is felt equally across the board. He is, without a doubt, that person who almost immediately becomes your friend.
Steadfast and results-focused, Rex has built an impressive reputation within the industry for almost a decade. He’s a bit of an oracle with his calm, confident, proactive approach and abundant advice that resonates with repeat clients whose allegiance with Rex is clear. He’s engaging, takes time to truly listen, meets hard conversations head-on, and his intentions and guidance are always bona fide.
Known for his loyalty, trustworthiness and honesty, Rex loves what he does, and it shows. An outgoing all-around nice guy with a love of unique architecture, Rex approaches every scenario with the same zest he holds for his beloved South Sydney Rabbitohs. He’s a born and bred Novocastrian with a penchant for a casual game of golf and a visit to the gym, and he loves cheering from the footy grandstand in person whenever he can.

Daniela Petrovski
Daniela Petrovski Operations Manager 0411 513 844

After completing her Higher School Certificate back in 2014, Daniela commenced her Real Estate career as a receptionist where she demonstrated a high level of customer service and great attention to detail. Her enthusiasm and efficiency enabled Daniela to quickly move into her role as a Sales Secretary and Marketing Co-Ordinator and now into her current role as our Operations Manager.

Daniela provides support to our Sales Team and their valued clients to ensure everyone is happy and is getting the best possible service and communication. She always remains genuine, friendly and honest and makes sure to greet every client with a welcoming atmosphere and enthusiastic attitude. We look at her as the backbone to our sales department operations and her skill and attention to detail is one of the “value adds”, that we offer clients of Wilton Lemke Stewart.

Whether you are buying, selling or just have a general enquiry, Daniela is always there to help or answer any questions you may have and make sure that your property stands out in the crowd!

James English
James English Licensed Real Estate Agent (02) 4086 7172

Selling or buying a home is something most of us don’t often do! Hailing from the bush and with years of experience, James’ friendly, transparent and professional approach has helped many sellers and buyers alike get the result they are looking for. James provides information that is straight to the point, obtains the best results, all the while ensuring his clients understand the process and have been adequately informed.

James’ reputation in the Newcastle market can be attributed to his lasting relationships that are developed with past and current clients. In terms of his approach, it’s straightforward, it’s to the point and it’s genuine. The aim of this is to minimise wasted time for both his client and for any potential buyers. In a market with so much grey, people who are buying and selling property need this kind of black and white approach, it helps you get to where you need to be.

With a strong passion for the industry and a love for the Novocastrian lifestyle, James is happy to have a chat with anyone in regards to the Newcastle market and how to obtain the best result for your home or how to avoid missing out on the purchase.

Mona Younes
Mona Younes Assistant Agent (02) 4086 7172

Mona is an enthusiastic and friendly member of the Newcastle team who is responsible for providing exceptional support to an established and high performing sales team. With a Business Degree in Marketing and International Business, Mona is an individual who shows initiative, self-motivation, high attention to detail to ensure our sales team can continue to be the market leaders with the support they deserve.

Mona has come from a background of customer service for many years and has always had a passion for Real Estate. She decided to break into the Real Estate Industry, delivering her professional customer service experience, and enabling her to effectively communicate with a broad range of clientele and expertly assisting them with their needs.

Jarrod Dickens
Jarrod Dickens Assistant Agent (02) 4086 7173

Being the go-to person for the best restaurants and bars around, Jarrod is an invaluable member of his friend’s group and the WLS team. Knowing where all the best food and drink spots are, his knowledge can help potential buyers pick out exactly where they want to live and the best places to go to become a recognisable face in their new neighbourhood. His years of experience in Newcastle local pubs grants Jarrod a level of familiarity around the region and when he’s not walking his dog along the ocean, he’s cooking up exciting connections for clients and co-workers alike. Jarrod’s friendly demeanour has served him well throughout the years and seen him develop into a trustworthy, approachable and genuine sales associate here at WLS.

Zara Gusmerini
Zara Gusmerini Licensed Real Estate Agent (02) 4086 7174

From the surf to the office, Zara’s days start out early with a dawny ocean adventure to recharge her batteries and dive into the day. Beyond working behind the scenes, she is right at home keeping the office and schedules organised and loves being hands-on for open houses providing a warm and friendly face to greet potential buyers. Not afraid to tackle a cutback, she loves going the extra mile to pick out thank you cards and congratulation gifts for buyers and sellers alike making sure to hand-deliver them. Her fierce determination to succeed both on and off the waves has made her a perfect addition to our agency.

Karen Mcelwaine
Karen Mcelwaine Campaign Manager (02) 4086 7173

With a rich background spanning three decades in retail, Karen brings a wealth of experience in business and customer service to her current role as Campaign Manager. Karen is natural people person who enjoys connecting with clients and helping their property stand out.

Outside of the office, Karen is deeply involved in charity work, particularly with Malipai in the Philippines. Her passion lies in sponsoring children’s education and supporting them through university, making a different in their lives and communities.

Karen decided to join the dynamic industry of Real Estate for an exciting adventure, always eager for the next challenge and new opportunities for growth.

Kim Howard-Holst
Kim Howard-Holst Property Manager 0481 124 384

Kim is an experienced property manager with a proven track record in delivering exceptional results. She is a dedicated problem solver who thrives on challenges and brings a friendly, approachable demeanour and genuine enthusiasm to our team and to our clients.

Kim has 15 years’ experience in customer service and has proudly owned a business in Newcastle for 7 years, where she honed her leadership skills and commitment to service excellence. Her extensive background, coupled with her passion for the industry and to creating positive and meaningful experiences for every client, has quickly made her a valuable and integral part of our Property Management team.

David Caldwell
David Caldwell Licensed Real Estate Agent 0408525362

With more than 22 years of industry experience, David Caldwell is one of Newcastle’s most experienced real estate professionals. Renowned for his honest and genuine approach, David continually exceeds his client’s expectations and is passionate about helping each individual find their new home.

David believes in transparency when it comes to selling or buying a new home, and it is this philosophy that has allowed him to build a dedicated client base. His track record includes numerous suburb and street records. It is results like these that should make David your first choice when selling your home.

Amali Fitzhenry
Amali Fitzhenry Receptionist

With a background in customer service, Amali brings a warm and welcoming nature and a commitment to delivering a personalised and client-focused approach as our Receptionist and Administration Support.

Amali takes pride in managing the front desk, handling incoming calls, scheduling appointments and ensuring all channels of communication are handled promptly and professionally. She is highly organised, detail-orientated and proficient at managing all administrative tasks to ensure the smooth operation of the office.

Being new to the industry, she approaches her role with enthusiasm and a strong desire to learn and grow. She is eager to expand her skills and thrive in the dynamic world of real estate.

Tenika Davies
Tenika Davies Business Manager
Molly King
Molly King Listing Concierge