Jodie Lester

Jodie Lester

Jodie commenced her career in real estate here at Pennisi. Starting in Reception and graduating to Portfolio Manager, Jodie stayed with the team ten years before moving to Sydney to further her real estate career. In 2003, upon realising that Melbourne is clearly the superior sibling of Sydney, Jodie returned home and took the position of Department Manager in the Property Management Division.

With experience in both Victorian and NSW legislation, Jodie has built an in-depth understanding of all aspects of asset management, and is constantly updating her role with Management Training Programmes and participates as a forum leaders in active Property Management groups. Jodie uses her knowledge to train and develop our systems and procedures that make our business so successful.

Jodie's team receives many accolades for excellence from both industry peers and the testimonials of our loyal clients. A Finalist in the 2008 & 2009 PPM Residential Property Management Team of the Year, and many time winner of both Lowest Vacancy Rate and Lowest Arrears, the success of this department is in many ways the success of Jodie's leadership. In 2008 Jodie was awarded the Employee of The Year, testament to the fact we think she is pretty amazing also!

In 2011 Jodie took out the prestigious award of "Australasian Property Manager of The Year" where she acknowledged her mentors Andrew and Sam Pennisi and of course her well supported team.

Jodie takes pride in leading a committed and highly driven team and continues to enhance our reputation as one of the market leaders. Her clients welcome her astute advice and strong customer service ethics, which ensure their investments are always performing to their full potential.

Jodie grew up in Strathmore and attended St Columba's Ladies College. Having lived in the area all her life Jodie not only knows the City of Moonee Valley well, but almost everyone who lives in it!


Amadeo Essendon

The electrician did a great job securing the lights and wires. Thank you so much Jodie. Safety was the issue and you were there for us. I can only commend Pennisi for such prompt and caring assistance.

Jennie Durand

As landlords we have used the Property Management services of Pennisi Real Estate for many years, and many tenancies. What has impressed us most about this agency is the continuity of its staff. Many have worked there for 10 to 20 years, which tells me that they love their jobs and workplace. They are like a family, a solid team, and we have always felt a personal relationship with those looking after our property.

Binu George

We had a good experience with the maintenance request. Jamie was professional and quick. He made the arrangements to have a look over the phone and solved the problem quite fastidiously. We also had really quick turnaround times from when the issue was reported and a technician was sent. Jodie kept us in the loop about the job status throughout, which made everything hassle free and efficient. 

L Jay

The team at Pennisi are always friendly and professional! The property management team leased my investment after one open home. They kept me in the loop throughout the process of leasing and during my tenancy.

Judy-Ann B.

You guys are outstanding with every aspect of the process of renting and maintenance requests.

Michael & Thelma

Excellent service provided both by the plumber and your office. We didn’t expect a response to our email on the day we sent it being a Sunday, so we were very pleasantly surprised. The plumber was also very prompt and professional. Thank you. Your prompt service is appreciated.

Otsuka Koki, South Yarra

Very helpful and customer minded service! They are doing everything they can to help us survive, we are very lucky that we are with Pennisi Real Estate! 

Rosalind Hearder, Essendon

Considering the circumstances, I have been doubly impressed with your staff, from Vanessa doing my application so quickly to Jodie's kindness. Harry and Jamie were fantastic and fixed everything quickly. I am very happy with everything so far! Above and beyond. Many thanks.

Jenny M.

I just wanted to thank you for last night’s New Rental Minimum Standards seminar. It was really informative, answered many questions and relieved a lot of anxiety for me. Thanks for inviting me and thanks for all your hard work! You do a great job.