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Our Team

Our team at De Freitas Ryan Residential are a dynamic, driven and highly experienced group of industry professionals, who’s core focus are our clients and working hard to ensure we secure the best result possible on your behalf. Meet our group of professionals below.

Miguel De Freitas


Previously described as a young man in a hurry, these days Miguel can certainly stand proud with his innumerable achievements in the wonderful world of Real Estate. With a client list the envy of his competitors and in an industry which regard him so highly that in fact many of his competitors have actually become his clients. Miguel heads up the Commercial arm of the De Freitas Ryan brand, operating mostly from our Cockburn Central office. Having been in the Perth property industry since 2002, together with business partner Rod Ryan, Miguel has built a reputation second to none when it comes to acting on behalf of his clients and is guaranteed to achieve outstanding results. Miguel’s track record proves he is the best of the best.

Rod Ryan


To remain in the Real Estate industry for over 50 years you’d have to really love it and in Rod’s case he certainly does. Combining 30 years in Melbourne and 20 years in Perth with many sales and auctions behind him, Rod is still as keen and enthusiastic as ever to achieve outstanding results on behalf of his clients. Rod is genuinely of the belief that Perth property Sellers can achieve greater results by marketing their property in such a way that creates competition between Buyers instead of competition between the buyer and the seller. Rod has also conducted in excess of 2,000 auctions over his real estate career and if you are considering selling your property and would like to know more about how to achieve the maximum result then call Rod today.

Navid Heshmati


Another young man in a hurry is our very own Navid Heshmati who was born in England of Iranian heritage before moving to Australia with his family in 2008. A natural people person with a work ethic as large as his unwavering passion for all things property, Navid has made such an impact on the Perth Residential sales scene that Miguel De Freitas and Rod Ryan welcomed him into their new venture ‘De Freitas Ryan Residential’ as a Company Director and third partner. Skilled in IT, motivated in achieving for every client and highly regarded by his peers, Navid, a true gentleman is certainly someone you should choose to speak with when it comes to buying and selling residential property in Perth. 


Melita Ryan

Executive Assistant

After some 12 years of playing an integral role in building the De Freitas & Ryan residential property management portfolio into one of the finest in WA, Melita has altered her role and is now supporting the De Freitas Ryan Residential sales team. 

Melita shines in her new role and is particularly wonderful with clients. You’ll be in very capable hands when dealing with Melita.

Milton Coombe

Residential Property Consultant

Milton has been with the De Freitas Ryan company for many years and over that time has become one of our most trusted and successful sales consultants. A proud ‘Kiwi’ who frequently threatens to return home to the land of the long white cloud, Milton finds he simply can’t leave us! With his extensive client base of loyal and long standing customers, Milton is the man to call when it’s time to buy or sell your property. Give Milton a call and you’ll have a friend for life.


Laura El Alami

Sales Secretary

Laura has been an integral part of the De Freitas Ryan team for a number of years now and we consider ourselves very fortunate indeed to have someone of Laura’s calibre overseeing our sales administration, marketing and business development. With an eye for detail and a ‘nothing is too much trouble’ attitude, Laura has seamlessly immersed into our Residential team and her input into our office Real Estate debates is always taken with the utmost respect.

Jo Johnson

Residential Property Consultant (Trainee)

Ever since we opened our new sales office in Applecross we have been keen to have local born and bred Jo Johnson come on board with us. Jo has spent the majority of her business career in retail but after much persuasion is now intending to embark on a career in residential sales in our young real estate company.

Jo is the perfect candidate to excel in this business due to her passion, ability and determination to succeed. A natural people person with a magnetic personality, Jo will prove to be a huge asset to you when the time comes for her to be able to assist you to list your property for sale.

Sofia Gamblin


After graduating from college Sofia went on to complete a Bachelor of Design and Master of Architecture at university and then entered the workforce some two years ago.

After working in the design division in one of Perth’s largest building companies, Sofia decided to broaden her horizons and move into the wonderful world of Real Estate where she feels she can reach the top of her new chosen career.

Watch this space as this young lady has what it takes to achieve her goals no matter how high they are set.