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Q&A with Stephen Lovison

Stephen Lovison is a critical part of the fabric at Burgess Rawson, working with the team for more than 13 years. Commencing at the business in a sales and marketing capacity, Stephen is now General Manager, Sydney and a leader in our operations.

 

Q. What did the business look like back then?

A. “Our Portfolio Auctions were in their infancy but building incredible traction in the market. We averaged eight properties per campaign. I am proud of how the portfolios have grown and innovated, particularly with the introduction of phone and online bidding. Our reach has completely opened up. We are no longer confined to people attending our auction rooms. Thousands worldwide watch the auction live and bidders are from all over the globe. What hasn’t changed? The phone still rings hot when Portfolio magazine hits letterboxes!”

Q. Outside of work, you’re heavily into Rotary.

A. “I have been with Rotary for 23 years and involved in some wonderful projects in Australia and overseas. I was proudly made a Paul Harris Fellow in 2014. It’s important to invest time in worthwhile causes and raise awareness for issues most in the developed world would never even contemplate, like sanitation or clean drinking water.”

Q. Do the things you have learned from your Rotary flow through to how you approach your professional life with Burgess Rawson?

A. I have certainly built on my stakeholder management expertise. Whether it is a volunteer project or a strategy session with our sales team, we are in the people industry after all. Burgess Rawson views philanthropy as an integral part of our business. It is wonderful to work for a company that values community work so strongly. I proudly Chair Burgess Rawson’s philanthropic committee ‘Be Real’ and look forward to talking about the great initiatives we support.

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