Full Name
Chris Rolls

Business Name
Rental Express

Business Category
Property Management

Business Website


Contact details (c/o EO Brisbane Chapter Manager)

Rental Express is Queensland’s largest, and Australia’s fastest growing, property management organisation. Our team collectively have over 200 years experience, managing over $1.5 billion worth of residential property. We think that the best way to deliver outstanding property management every time is to make it the heart of our business. And because that's all we do, we've become very good at it.

Our mission’s simple; firstly, to take the hassle out of owning an investment property and secondly to help our owners achieve the very best return on their investments. If that's what you're after and would like us to contact you regarding the management of your Brisbane or Gold Coast investment property, click the here. Alternatively, read on to learn more about the Rental Express difference.

The Most Experienced Property Managers...

We believe that anything short of a specialist property management team could compromise the quality of management an investment owner receives. That’s why we employ the best property managers in the state to ensure we provide nothing less than excellent management. On average, our team members have over seven years property management experience.

The average property managed by Rental Express generates 11% more rent than the median for other properties in that suburb. Why? Because our property managers are trained to negotiate the best rent increase possible without costing owners a good tenant. If your property manager doesn't know exactly what your property should be renting for, then you could be missing out on valuable rental income.

No other property management company has a team as experienced or as skilled as Rental Express. Currently Rental Express manages properties in over 320 suburbs throughout Brisbane and the Gold Coast. Each year we accommodate nearly 9,000 tenants, collect over $50 million in rent and conduct over 10,000 property inspections.

With over $1.5 billion of property under management, no other property management organisation has the same reach and the same depth of knowledge as Rental Express

So whether you’re a professional investor, just dipping your toes into the property market for the first time, or even if you’re a home owner moving away from your family home and need someone to look after it until your return; you’ve come to the right place.

About Chris Rolls

Chris Rolls has had a remarkable career in small business over the last 15 years. While studying sports marketing at university, Chris started his first business a corporate sports clothing company called SCODY Performance Wear. Specialising in the manufacturing of performance swimwear and cycling apparel, the business grew rapidly to become one of the largest suppliers in the industry and still operates today.

Chris sold his interest in SCODY in 1999 and started First Class Accounts a bookkeeping and accounting franchise business specialising in small business accounts. Once again the business grew rapidly, becoming the largest bookkeeping services franchisor in Australia with over 150 franchised businesses working out of most major cities across Australia. Chris sold his interest in First Class Accounts in 2002.

While running First Class Accounts Chris started his third business this time in the real estate industry in 2001 after purchasing Harcourts Paddington Real Estate for $6000. Chris in just 10 years has grown the business to be one of Queensland’s largest real estate businesses. It took just 2 years in the industry for the business to be ranked in the top five Harcourts offices in Queensland.

In 2004 Chris became a licensed auctioneer and has rapidly become one of Queensland’s most sought after auctioneers. In 2004 having called just 5 auctions Chris won the inaugural Harcourts Australia Auctioneer of the Year competition, and in 2005 in his first attempt, Chris won the Real Estate Institute of Queensland Auctioneer of the Year award. In 2006 Chris represented Queensland at Australasian Auctioneer of the Year Competition held in New Zealand, ranking him as one of the best Real Estate Auctioneers in Australia and New Zealand.

In 2006 Chris sold the Harcourts Property Centre real estate sales business to concentrate solely on property management. The property management division of the real estate business was renamed Rental Express. Rental Express is now the largest privately owned residential property management business in Queensland with over $1.5 billion worth of real estate under management across 300 suburbs operating from five locations in South East Queensland. Each year Rental Express, signs up nearly 800 new properties to their rent roll, conducts over 10,000 property inspections and accommodates around 8000 tenants.

Chris is regularly requested to comment on investment property related issues for the media and his comments and articles have been published in “Your Investment Property” and Australian Property Investor” magazines, “The Courier Mail” and “The Australian” newspapers, and is the resident property management expert for Brisbane’s 4BC radio show “Real Estate Talk” He is also the auctioneer of choice for Brisbane’s largest annual charity ball, The Brisbane ZIG ZAG Charity Ball. He is a regular keynote speaker at conferences and events around Australia and is available for comment on the property market, small business and entrepreneurialism.


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