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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 sale 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 an industry which regards him so highly, that in fact many competitors have actually become 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 of the belief that Perth property Sellers can achieve greater results by marketing their property in such a way that creates competition between the Buyers, instead of pinning Buyer against Seller. Rod also has an extensive background in successful auction sales, and is eager to use his competitive understanding of the industry to get you maximum results.

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 Rod Ryan and Miguel De Freitas  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. 


Amy Gan

Residential Property Consultant

Amy has been employed and associated with De Freitas Ryan for many years now, and has consistently been a huge asset to us due to her multilingual training and trusted connections within Perth’s Asian community. With Mandarin as Amy’s first language, Amy is invaluable in supporting De Freitas Ryan in all communications with a vast and varied client base. If you are looking for an Agent who you can culturally and linguistically connect with, please contact Amy, and she will be available to help you proficiently and professionally.

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 and revere.

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.

Jamie Carter


Our bustling Residential office is fortunate in having Jamie on board as our ‘Director of First Impressions’.  We know how vital it is that clients and customers are well received from the moment they step through our doors, dial our phone number or “shoot off” that email.