Head of Operations
Silvia Sbuelz — Head of Operations
Silvia oversees the operations of the busy Ray White Commercial NSW Sydney City Fringe office and has a key role in managing the business.
She has been involved in the real estate industry since 2007. Her love of property comes from her father, a former architect.
“It was always a passion — on weekends, I’d go and see houses,” she says.
Born in Argentina, Silvia came to Australia in 1994 from Europe, where she had lived since the age of 17.
She brought with her a background in accounting, a plan of creating a family — she now has four children — and to study graphic design with the idea of combining those skills with her interest in real estate.
In 2006, she joined an agency in Concord and spent 10 years there covering a range of roles with a focus on administration and office management.
She also worked in sales and property management with the sales and leasing team, overseeing risk and complaints.
In 2016, Silvia moved to another agency in Mosman to take up a role as an accounts and operations manager, working across the Mosman and Neutral Bay areas.
Then came the opportunity to join Ray White Commercial Sydney City Fringe, which proved too good to pass up.
“I have a strong background in resi and decided I would love to take on board commercial, which is a bit different, and to have a whole office under my wing,” she says.
“It worked perfectly for me and here I am.”
The unique architecture of the inner west sets it apart from other Sydney real estate markets, she says.
“It’s a fantastic ethnic mix — old European background mixed with Aussie background makes the inner west a bit special,” she says.
Silvia is known for being assertive in the market, as someone who takes everything on board and who — at the end of the day — pulls everything together.
In her spare time she enjoys scuba diving, trekking and bike riding, and admits to being “a bit artistic ... I paint quite a lot”.
Silvia is a proud inner-west resident and calls Rhodes home. She’s happy to be back working in the area after a couple of years commuting to the other side of the Sydney Harbour Bridge.
Working at Ray White Commercial Sydney City Fringe feels more like a family than a typical boss-employee relationship, she says.
“Everyone is trying to work to the same goal to achieve things,” she says. “The trust is mutual. It’s nice to be back in the inner west.”