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David Highland

Managing Director

David Highland’s approach to real estate is underpinned by boundless energy, unwavering commitment and strong faith in his team. 

The third-generation real estate agent with over 17 years of experience has earned a reputation for playing at the top of his game, and was awarded 7th in top 100 agents across the country by Real Estate Business in 2018. In the past 12 months, David has personally sold more than $200m worth of property. 

A Sutherland Shire local, David co-founded Highland Property Agents in 2007 with his father, Peter Highland. Together, they have grown the business from six staff to a team of more than 85 people. As Managing Director, David inspires his team to provide a personalised real estate experience for clients. Every week, he oversees staff health and fitness programmes to bring the team closer together and cultivate a company culture of trust, reliability, and resilience. 

David believes “It takes a local to understand a local” and proactively employs Sutherland Shire residents. As a result, Highland Property Agents is a people-centric business that reflects and supports the needs of its community. It’s founded on values of family, community and generosity.

When he’s not mentoring staff to be their best, David oversees the sales, property management and creative divisions of the business. He manages a full creative department including in-house graphic designers, videographers and photographers.

Whether David’s working on an innovative marketing campaign or delivering a cutting-edge staff training session, he is full of ideas, enthusiasm, and dedication. His charismatic leadership has set Highland Property Agents as the clear leader of the Sutherland Shire real estate industry.

“I love my job. I take great care to consistently do my best by the business, our people, and our community.”


David and his team provided an exceptional level of service and knowledge accompanied with unparalleled professionalism in securing a record breaking sale of our apartment. I would recommend David Highland to anyone who asked.

Allen Sammut
3/18 Coast Avenue Cronulla

I would recommend anyone considering selling their property to contact Highland Property Group. What was spoken about during my first meeting with David, Laura McKay and Jaymie Kelly they delivered on. Not just a sale but all aspects that supports the sale - pre, during and post. The systems in place gave me confidence I was getting the best opportunity to sell my property and I was able to make the best decision for me when required.

Peta Kirby
91 Attunga Rd Yowie Bay

David Highland and his team are the pre-eminent Real Estate Group in Cronulla. They have an intricate knowledge of the Shire property market and handle all aspects of negotiation and sale in a truly professional manner. I would have no hesitation in recommending them to anyone looking to purchase or sell property in the Shire. Their reputation precedes them which is one reason that their Property Group seems to list the majority of sellable properties in the area.

John Taplin
18/22 Ozone St Cronulla

Working with David Highland to sell my property was not only easy but also filled me with confidence to know he genuinely had my best interests managed. He is an excellent communicator backed by deep market knowledge. His ability to understand and focus on the key points for both buyers and sellers is not found elsewhere. You can be assured of great results when working with David Highland.

David Agostinis
375a Woolooware Rd Burraneer

In recent years I doubt that there has been a bigger skeptic or critic on the business practices of real estate agents than me . My recent experience with not only Dave Highland , but all the people at Highland Property Group that I dealt with during a frenzied seven days , has changed my view.

I was not even in the market for a new home , however somewhere in their database , they knew that my wife liked a particular street and they sent me an email noting this and advising that a particular place in that street was coming onto the market within a week. They also attached a link with many photos. My wife went and had a look the following day , loved the property , we agreed on a price that night and exchanged the next day.
That then left me with having purchased a waterfront and having a waterfront I then needed to sell. Dave and his team came to my house the next day and valued it at a range we were happy with and which was actually more than we anticipated. Obviously we wanted as much as possible but needed to be realistic to achieve a quick sale given I had already exchanged on a purchase.They took photos and prepared a link and sent that out to their database on the Thursday advising of a "soft opening " restricted to their database , on the Saturday. 15 groups turned up , 3 contracts issued on the Monday with 2 making appointments to exchange on the Wednesday at a figure at the top of the range. We exchanged on the Wednesday .

I could not be anything but extremely impressed with the professionalism of Dave and his entire team. What stood out is that whilst there is an obvious balancing act , their primary obligation was always to the vendor to achieve the best price and make the who process not only exciting but also easy.

I learnt through this process ( which involved 2 properties worth more than a combined $ 10M ), that Dave is a person of his word who earned my complete trust . He has my highest recommendation and I would have no hesitation using him in the future.

Michael Corey Lee
2A Irwine Rd Caringbah South

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