A local Darwin business About us

Buying a property is one of the largest purchases some people make in their lives. When you decide to rent it out, you can trust Darwin Rental Specialists to look after it.

‘If you’re a landlord, you need to know the team looking after your investment is strong’

Leading the way

We're an established Territory business

In April in 2001, long-time Darwin property management professionals Ann Russell and Phil Pethick partnered to open Darwin Rental Specialists.

Today Darwin Rental Specialists is a market leader in Darwin property management and the city’s largest specialised residential property management agency.

Our 10 professional property managers manage a diverse portfolio for owners near and far. They’re supported by hands-on directors in Ann and Phil, a close-knit support crew and water-tight systems and processes.

Any of our landlords can ring up with a query about anything at all—end of month statement, maintenance, lease—and they can get an answer from any team member. Ann, Director

About our team

It's about the people

The people who work at Darwin Rental Specialists are its biggest asset. Our team is stable, content and long-standing. Many staff have been with us for more than 10 years—a rarity in the property management sector. 

About us

Leadership and culture

Directors Ann and Phil have been business partners since 2001. In the world of real estate, that’s a tenure few have achieved.

Their strong partnership is echoed in the rest of the team—hand-picked, meticulously trained property managers, many who have developed with the firm under Ann and Phil’s mentorship.

About our team culture

Ask the team what they like most about working at Darwin Rental Specialists and their answer is generally our team culture. Everyone is open to lending a hand and supporting each other, which extends to directors Ann and Phil, who are involved in the day-to-day workings of the busy office. 

Support and cooperation

Every person is fully backed by their teammates and Ann and Phil.

We’re more of a family here, where communication and collaboration is central to everything we do, including with staff who have left.

The benefits of our close, happy team flow on to our clients, and we value the strong relationships we build with them.

Are you a new landlord?

We've got you covered

If you’re a new landlord stepping into the rental arena for the first time—we can help you. We’ve walked thousands of new landlords through the process of renting out their homes and have the answers to all your questions. You will be confident in your decision to choose the rental specialists.

We build relationships based on trust

Protecting your property assets

We draw on two decades of experience and knowledge of the Darwin property market—through all its peaks and troughs—to protect the assets our landlords have entrusted us with.

About us

Our core values

Trust is an important word to us. It has allowed us to build one of the Top End’s biggest and best property management providers.

Our other core values

  • communication
  • collaboration
  • transparency
  • attention to detail, and;
  • using the latest in technology. 

We exemplify our values at every turn

We live our values through processes like our buddy system, the latest apps we use to track tasks, weekly market research and our communication guarantee.

Communication guarantee

We promise to get back to you within 24 hours. That’s our policy. Our buddy system also means two people work together for your property—always. So if your property manager is away, you won’t be ignored. Our precise procedures ensure your property will always be cared for.

Weekly market research

Our property managers research specific suburbs in Darwin, Palmerston and the rural area every week and create a suburb report that’s accessible to the whole team. It gives landlords an up-to-date snapshot on median rents, vacancy rates and advertising.

For experienced landlords & investors

We work with experienced landlords—based in the Territory, interstate and overseas—to take care of their property, giving them peace of mind that their portfolio is managed properly.

What our clients say

Landlord and tenant feedback

I have been a client of Darwin Rental Specialists for over 10 years. No matter who managed my property the team at Darwin Rental Specialists have always provided a very friendly and professional service.Tania Mu
Darwin Rental Specialists was recommended to me by a good friend after having a horrible experience. Darwin Rental Specialists have been very professional and efficient in the way they have looked after my house and really listened to what is important to me in the upkeep of my property.Marie Chin
I have been utilising Darwin Rental Specialists to manage my property over the past 10 years, the service I have received to date is unmatched by others!Orsolya
I would like to commend Darwin Rental Specialists on the processes the company has in place for the complete rental process, from a tenant point of view it is far more professional than that which was offered by our previous property management company.Sally, tenant in Woolner