About – Paul Castran
Paul Castran is 49 years of age next February and has been actively practicing in real estate since 1980, starting the week John Lennon was shot in fact. Next year will be Paul’s 30th year in real estate.
Paul Castran completed his HSC at Wesley College in Melbourne and then completed the Associate Diploma in Valuations course at RMIT. Paul’s final year saw him work full time and complete the course at night!
Working for Dennis Gilbert and Stewart Gull in their office at Mount Waverley, Paul’s first role within was as a ‘Cadet Valuer’ completing valuations all around Melbourne during the week then working as a real estate sales person on weekends.
In 1982, Stewart Gull sold Paul Castran his 50% share and so commenced the beginning of Castran Gilbert a long and enjoyable partnership with Dennis Gilbert who retired in 2006.
Dennis and Paul Castran opened 3 additional offices in Ringwood North, Dandenong and Wantirna and dominated new home sales and broad acre sales in these locations.
In 1990 Paul & Dennis set up a new office in Toorak Road purchasing ‘Bailleau Knight Frank’ and ‘Abercrombie & Beatty’s’ rent rolls amongst others.
Local real estate agents thought it was impossible to set up in competition with agencies that had been established over 100 years. Within 5 years, Castran Gilbert proved all the agencies wrong, dominating apartment sales and new off-the-plan project sales!
To this day, Castran Gilbert has increased its market share in every area, every year and are a dominant force in the inner-suburban market of Melbourne!
As CEO of Castran Gilbert with 3 co-directors , Mark Forytarz, Tim Brown and Michael Lang, Paul Castran has presided over nearly 17,000 sales in the past 29 years.
In Paul’s earlier years shortly after completing the valuations course, he also completed his full license course enabling him to become a Director of a licensed corporation.
Paul has also conducted in excess of 2,000 auctions and am actively involved in charity auctions and community support.
Married to his lovely wife Megan in 1990 Paul has two kids/little adults, Max and Zoe who are 16 and 14.