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Karla Shipman

Regional Manager

Karla Shipman, Licensee in Charge, leads a dedicated, professional team across the border as Regional Manager for STM Northern NSW’s office in Tweed Heads.

Karla is highly experienced with bodies corporate and manages a diverse portfolio of schemes under both Queensland and New South Wales strata legislation.

Possessing a strong understanding and proficiency of strata law in both states has proven an invaluable asset for committees and developers setting up new schemes.

Today Karla continues to manage a diverse portfolio including townhouse developments to large mixed-use buildings with Building Management Committees (BMCs).

A true Currumbin local, Karla’s family were one of the originals to settle in the area. Her deep knowledge and understanding of this region are highly sought and plays a significant role in delivering tailored solutions to her properties.

Karla is a SCA NSW Licensed Strata Manager & SCA QLD – Certified Strata Community Manager.

Paul Kingsman

Regional Manager

Paul Kingsman, Licensee in Charge, leads a significant team of managers and support staff as Regional Manager for STM Northern Sydney’s office in St Leonards.

Paul provides the ultimate benchmark in customer satisfaction and peak professional performance. He is client-centric, solution focused and driven to achieve success whilst providing exceptional service.

A licensed senior community manager with more than 8 years’ experience within the strata sector, Paul is well respected and highly regarded for his staff management, best practice implementation and ability to deliver sustainable, cost-effective solutions.

Paul and his team successfully work alongside committees in some of Sydney’s largest, highly recognised and most complex strata schemes, handling sensitive and intricate matters with professionalism and an outcome driven mindset.

With a thorough understanding of strata law, Paul acknowledges the opportunities and challenges of living within a strata scheme, seeking solutions for improvements and efficiencies whilst providing accurate and concise advice on owners corporation matters.

Paul’s background in education plays a significant role in his effective communication of complex strata issues to owners and residents within his portfolio.

Stella McWiggan

Senior Business Development Manager - Northern

Stella started her career with Strata Title Management (STM) in 2017 as Regional Manager-North Shore to manage and expand growth within this region and provide leadership to the northern team.

She later transferred to the Sydney CBD office to utilise her cultural diversity expertise in managing large complexes and in 2019 Stella was appointed Senior Business Development Manager.

With more than 15 years’ experience as a Strata Manager and Licensee in Charge, Stella is highly skilled in all disciplines of strata and has managed a diverse portfolio from small to large strata plans, company titles, BMCs, and complex Community and Neighbourhood Associations.

In her Business Development role Stella excels with building long lasting client relationships based on mutual trust and respect. She has a deep understanding of cultural sensitivities and utilises this skillset with developer teams and committee members.

Stella possesses strong mediation skills and has a proven track record in the negotiation of deeds, dispute resolution and undertaking new building defect claims.

Stella has lived as an expatriate throughout Asia and managed her own profitable facilities management business in Indonesia, Papua New Guinea and Australia before returning to Sydney.

Lynne Kopellos

State Manager NSW

Lynne Kopellos, Licensee in Charge, leads a dedicated, professional team as Regional Manager for STM Southern Sydney’s office in Sutherland.

Specialising in large, complex buildings as well as managing Community Association (CA) schemes and Building Management Committees (BMC), Lynne’s extensive and diverse portfolio includes two-lot duplexes up to large mixed-use residential and commercial properties.

The winner of City of Sydney’s Smart Green Community Manager 2021, Lynne has enjoyed proven success with implementing sustainable, cost-saving solutions for her clients. She excels managing challenging communities, effectively applying conflict resolution strategies to obtain positive results for all clients.

Lynne has a solid understanding of NSW strata legislation and regulations. She has invaluable experience with creating BMC trust accounts and coding systems.

Utilising her strong communication skills, Lynne is truly passionate about educating her clients, mentoring her colleagues whilst delivering high quality client-focused services.

Lynne is a licensed Strata Manager and has a Certificate III and Certificate IV in Property Services.

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