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Off Shore Noosa

Barry Maller, Catalina Finance, helped me with the purchase of Offshore Noosa Resort on Gympie Terrace in October 2015. During the early stages of looking for a suitable complex, Barry provided me with constructive advice and guidance on management rights and the current market. As I was relocating from another country and was new to the industry, it was important to have experienced advisers working on my behalf. Barry did this, despite a period of recuperation from illness. He has made himself available since purchase as a sounding board or ongoing adviser. For new operators in their first few months managing a resort, this type of support, knowledge and advice is extremely important because of the pressure of learning new systems, relocating and acting in the manager’s role.

During the buying process, I experienced delays and issues which meant that things weren’t straightforward and this is when the calibre of advisers becomes important. Barry helped to keep things on track and moving towards a successful outcome.

I would recommend Barry to anyone wanting to enter management rights and needing the services of a finance broker. He offers a professional service based on strong industry knowledge and experience but more than that, works with his clients to build a long term professional relationship based on client success.

Shona Jones
Offshore Noosa Resort

Akama Resort Hervey Bay

I can’t speak highly enough of Barry Maller, at Catalina Finance. Being new to the management rights industry we were on a steep learning curve, but from day one Barry was always on hand to provide exceptional guidance and support. During the selection process Barry’s years of experience and knowledge showed as he considered all the associated risks with each of the businesses. At no time did we feel pressured and we really appreciated his patience and honesty throughout the entire process.

We felt Barry looked after our interests and were comfortable that he sourced and obtained a competitive deal with the bank. We would not hesitate in recommending Barry to any potential purchaser of a management rights business.

Craig & Robyn Brissett
Akama Resort

Trinity Links Resort & Apartments Cairns

Dear Barry, We would like to thank you for your assistance when we purchased our Management Rights at Trinity Links Resort in Cairns.

As you know, we knew very little or nothing when we came to you about financing a purchase such as ours and you patiently and carefully sorted out the good buys and the not so good for us, and then guided us as we made our decisions. Your in depth knowledge of the industry, as well as the fact that you specialize in Management Rights and understood the best ways to finance a Management Rights purchase was invaluable as we worked through the enormous task of purchasing a resort of this size.

Barry added to that, your personal interest in achieving the very best for us and your wonderful yet subtle sense of humour that kept us going when we thought it was all getting too hard were very special. And then last, but certainly not least, you have not forgotten us since the deal has been done but stayed in touch to see how we are getting on and once again giving us advice when we need it most. You have been a very professional Finance Broker, but we also feel like we have found a really solid friend.

We would recommend your service to anyone who is thinking of purchasing Management Rights. They will not find a better Mentor or Management Rights Finance Broker. If you have anyone considering a purchase we would be more than happy to talk to them about your service at any time and can be contacted at Trinity Links Resort and Apartments in Cairns.

Ursula Webb
Trinity Links Resort & Apartments Cairns

Kirra Surf Apartments Gold Coast

Jackie's and my career in Management Rights commenced in 2003 with a concerted effort to find an appropriate complex. We were fortunate to be introduced to Mr Barry Maller and it was with his help and guidance along with his experience of the industry coupled with his extensive background in the banking industry that enabled us to move forward.

With Barry's help, we were able to secure a desirable complex at an appropriate price. We have also had an exceptional relationship with our bank - this relationship, I have no doubt, has been enhanced with the support of Barry.

In early 2008, we sold our Noosa business and purchased off the plans a brand new complex - Kirrasurf Apartments. This 91 apartment top end resort is located beach front at Kirra in Coolangatta. Barry, on our behalf, once again had significant input in the process, arriving at a value, setting budgets, presenting the proposition to the developer and organizing finance.

Our success in securing the rights for Kirrasurf Apartments and the very equitable financial structure under which we operate is, in the main, substantially due to Barry's abilities, acumen and professionalism!

Jackie and I would enthusiastically recommend Barry's services to anyone wishing to invest into the Management Rights industry either as a Manager or equity investor.

Lloyd & Jackie Collingwood
Kirra Surf Apartments Gold Coast

Koko Riverside Apartments - West End

We would like to recommend the services of Catalina Finance & Consulting to anyone who is looking to arrange finance for any business venture.
Ron and I investigated purchasing a management rights business for a long period of time before committing to this new venture. Each time we thought we had found the complex of our dreams, we forwarded accounts information to Barry who analysed the data and commented on the project from a purely logical financial aspect and whether he felt that it was a viable and profitable business given our circumstances.

We felt that Barry and Catherine were professional people who were genuinely interested in our requirements and were committed to giving us the best possible service and advice to fit with our personal situation and therefore obtain the best return on investment.

There were many discussions via phone, email and fax and nothing was a problem to Barry or Catherine. After purchasing our new business, Barry often calls to see how things are going and has offered his services and time should there be anything that I need to discuss.

We highly recommend them and wish them all the best in their future and would certainly use their services again should the need arise. Please feel free to contact me should you wish to discuss any aspect of this recommendation.

Ron & Jenny Tavinor
Koko Riverside Apartments West End Brisbane

Beach on sixith - Maroochydore

Barry's Expertise and experience in both Management Rights and Banking industries puts him ahead and shoulders above other brokers.

He has a sound knowledge, he keeps himself up to date with all avenues of the processes, legislative (legal) and banking requirements, not to mention accounting and broker responsibilities towards purchasing a new business.

His all-round knowledge has given us guidance whilst maintaining a very 'hands off' non influential ability that allowed us to make our own decisions. This ability to supply the knowledge one needs to make an informed decision without influencing a person's perception or decision speaks volumes of Barry's personal abilities and love of the financial area.

He gave us options regarding other professionals, a number of lawyers, accountants and insurance brokers for us to identify which best suited our personal and professional requirements and from there having received various quotes, we made our decisions. Again no influence or pressure was brought to bear on any decisions we made.

We would not have any hesitation at all in recommending Barry Maller, Catalina Finance, to anyone wishing to achieve their financial goals regardless of the type of business or financial requirements they need.

Gordon & Leanne Hollands
Beach on Sixth Maroochydore

Riviere on Golden Ceach Caloundra

Michelle & I were purchasing our fourth Management Rights business, and when researching who to obtain finance from were put onto Barry Maller at "Catalina Brokerage & Consultancy.

Barry's knowledge of the banking industry and experience with Management Rights impressed us, with the result being a very smooth exercise in obtaining finance that was also very competitive. We will be using their services again if requiring finance for any future business purchases.

Brian & Michelle Walker
Riviere on Golden Beach Caloundra

Endless Summer Resort - Coolum Beach

We recently purchased the Management Rights at Endless Summer Resort Coolum Beach. Frankly, we couldn't have done it without Barry.

Living in New Zealand, we had viewed a few properties while on holiday last year. We had met with a banker and a real estate agent but didn't really know how we would tackle the process from across the Tasman, without multiple trips.

Fortunately for us, our agent Barry Davies from MR Sales, referred us to Barry Maller from Catalina Finance. Barry Maller made the whole process seamless and simple. He is extremely competent and has extensive knowledge of the management rights industry. He was able to use his years of specialised industry experience to recommend professionals to assist us with our purchase. He not only brokered an excellent finance deal, but liaised with all of these professionals on our behalf - the bank, accountant, solicitor, financial planner & real estate agent.

The whole process was made easy as Barry kept us informed every step of the way, from pre-purchase to post-settlement. He gave us clear instructionsso we knew what we had to do and when. The ability to do this by phone and email was great. Knowing that Barry was on top of the whole financial and legal process removed a great deal of the stress. The service doesn't end at settlement either, as Barry pops in to see how we are doing every so often.

Most people agree that if you are considering purchasingManagement Rights, you must choose industry specialists to assist you. We highly recommend Barry Maller as a management rights specialist. If we went through the whole process again, he would be the first person we would call. As Barry says, "it doesn't cost you anything to pick up the phone and talk to me"

Carolyne and Rob Moore
Endless Summer Resort Coolum Beach

"I can’t speak highly enough of Barry Maller, at Catalina Finance. Being new to the management rights industry we were on a steep learning curve, but from day one Barry was always on hand to provide exceptional guidance and support. During the selection process Barry’s years of experience and knowledge showed as he considered all the associated risks with each of the businesses. At no time did we feel pressured and we really appreciated his patience and honesty throughout the entire process."

Craig & Robyn - Brissett, Akama Resort, Hervey Bay