FORMER North Melbourne and Richmond player Robbie Tarrant is the latest AFL footballer to join a commercial real estate agency, recruited by Stonebridge Property Group to its national portfolio team.
Tarrant will be based out of Melbourne with a national focus on the sale of blue-chip investments across childcare, fast food, retail, fuel and convenience and medical.
“We are thrilled to have Robbie join the team and have absolute confidence in his ability to leverage both his football and life experience to help him and our national team continue to grow,” said Stonebridge partner Rorey James.
Stonebridge’s national portfolio business saw an additional five people join the team in 2023, a trend that James said will continue in 2024.
Tarrant said, “I’m excited to join the team at Stonebridge as I transition away from football and into the next stage of my career. Like elite sport, commercial real estate requires unwavering commitment, passion and drive. I’m looking forward to drawing on my past experience as a footballer and learning from Stonebridge’s talented and experienced team”.
Tarrant played 194 AFL games across 16 seasons and held several leadership roles, including vice-captain and a member of North Melbourne’s leadership team for five years. He also represented Australia in the International Rules Series against Ireland in 2017.
He’s the latest AFL player to make the move into commercial real estate. Last year, former Adelaide Crow Luke Brown joined Colliers’ South Australian industrial team in the role of industrial executive
Former Hawthorn and Gold Coast Suns defender Tom Murphy was promoted in September to head CBRE’s industrial and logistics advisory and transaction services – investor team, while ex-Port Adelaide midfielder Steven Salopek is now an associate director at Knight Frank.
Richmond AFLW player Grace Egan has been working at Knight Frank as a sales and leasing executive.