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Nichols Crowder is the leading commercial and industrial real estate agency and property consultancy in Melbourne’s South East

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People and property Passion and pride

Nichols Crowder Commercial and Industrial real estate and property consultancy is founded on three generations of connecting people with property. Our passion has helped us grow into the leading commercial and industrial property agents in Melbourne’s South East encompassing Bayside and the Mornington Peninsula regions. 

We are proud of our three offices, each providing valuable local market insights that service property investors, owner occupiers, developers and tenants in the regions expanding commercial and industrial property markets. 

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Our services Your solutions

You may want to buy, sell or lease an office, retail space, factory or a warehouse. You may be after vacant land or a development site. Or you may be in search of the South East’s best commercial and industrial property management consultancy team. No matter what you want to achieve, our services are designed to create solutions unique to your needs.

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Melbourne’s South East
Our history, our community, our home

The families of Matt Nichols and Michael Crowder have been selling, leasing and providing personalised property management in Melbourne’s South East since 1922. This is where we live, where we’ve raised our children and where we know commercial and industrial property best.

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A few words of experience

Exceptional professionalism. We’ve used Nichols Crowder for both sale of properties and lease/management on several occasions and in every instance, James & his team have been fantastic. Clear and prompt communication, professional in service, and quick turnarounds with targets achieved in the sale and leasing of our properties. Highly recommended.

C. Vickery

Hi James,

I just wanted to thank you sincerely for all your hard work in getting the absolute best result for the sale of my commercial property in Cheltenham.

Your expert knowledge and professionalism no doubt contributed to the fantastic result, and I really appreciate the time you took to ensure everything was done efficiently and promptly.

I trusted I was in good hands as you instilled confidence every step of the process and it was always a pleasure to deal with you and your team.

I couldn’t be more happy with the end result!

Thank you,

Andrew Allen

Dear Andrew,

It’s just sunk in & having a beer now!

Thank you so much for your work & just blown away with the result!

From the moment we decided to sell, you have kept me informed and despite the snap two-week lockdown in the middle of the campaign, you assured me it was going okay.

Well done on the marketing of the property and adding the extra video so buyers could ‘inspect’ whilst at home.   You kept the momentum going and it showed on the day.

Thx so much for your work!

Dave, Vendor

“Hi James ,

Firstly, may I , on behalf of my sisters, thank you once again for the successful outcome of the auction of our Charman Road building last Wednesday.

The work of you, Matt and the Team was excellent and we are pleased to provide a Testimonial (see below) for your use. 

“ We highly recommend the commercial property capacities of Nichols Crowder. We have for some time utilised the skills of their Property Management  Team and more recently, the Sales Team , led by Matt Nichols. We have been impressed with the depth of their knowledge and have benefitted from their expertise.

Thanks to Matt, James Glen and Bertrand Bienvenu , it has been a commercial success story for us.

 The Pinner Family” Vendors

Kind regards and best wishes to you all and the Team, Rosalie Dodgson for  Laurel and Jill .


I want to thank this great team who took on an impossible task and leased our commercial property within weeks of listing it; all through a global pandemic and a lockdown.  An unimaginable result.

A wonderful team to deal with from the minute you set foot in their office and clearly their expertise together with their professionalism and strong people skills are of their strongest assets. Warm, caring and ethical people. I would always come back to Nichols Crowder.

Special thank you to Jamie and Tanya – it has been a pleasure.

Vicki, Landlord

“Tanya worked wonders on the lease and subsequent sale of our commercial property.  She is a pleasure to deal with. She found us a wonderful tenant where others had failed.  She listen to what we wanted and sold the property with no fuss at the price we wanted. 

We would not hesitate in recommending Tanya.  She has an excellent grasp of the market, will talk knowledgeably about prices and rates without being pushy, she listens and works diligently to help her clients achieve what they want.  Pure class.”

Bindy Foley Vendor

“To Matt, I just wanted to write a short very personal note to thank you for your help, and sound advice over recent years. Whatever the future holds, I won’t forget how you have always gone the extra mile to help us and protect our interests. You have a unique way of putting mateship first, and business second, which I think is a wonderful approach of yours. Thanks again Matt.”

Ian, David & Cameron Landlords

“Julian & James, I am writing to thank you both, for selling my commercial property. I especially appreciate the dedication and hard work you both did for me; finding me a genuine buyer, securing inspections and negotiating the contract during the entire selling process. Based on my experiences with selling and purchasing, you are by far the best real estate agents that I have worked with and I would highly recommend you both to anyone looking for an agent.”

Roderick Tan Vendor

“I want to thank this great team who took on an impossible task and leased our commercial property within weeks of listing it; all through a global pandemic and a lockdown. An unimaginable result. Warm, caring and ethical people. I would always come back to Nichols Crowder. Special thank you to Jamie and Tanya – it has been a pleasure.”

Vicki Vendor

“Hi Bertrand, just a brief note to express my appreciation for the way you have been managing our properties. You provide a high level of customer service from returning calls, keeping me informed on new developments (even whilst I was overseas) and making sure rent is paid on time. Once again, thank you for your services and professionalism. Keep up the good work.”

Filippo Spoto Landlord

“Good afternoon Linda, Bill and I would like to thank you so much for the wonderful work you did for us in selling our shop in Beach Street. You kept us well informed with everything that was happening right up to the date of the auction. You put in a lot of hard work and received excellent results. Thank you so much Linda.”

Robyn Vendor

“Dear Thalia, I must thank you very much for the service you have provided over the past few years, over the years I have used various property management companies and without a doubt you have been best I have ever dealt with, you are always very polite and courteous, accurate, follow up on requests and I have never had to ask twice for anything. It’s been a pleasure and wish you all the best for the future.”

Peter & Vicki Landlords

“Dear Michael, we would like to acknowledge the wonderful job that Katrina does in your office. She is an amazing young woman and is always very professional with the way she deals with various issues that may arise with the properties she looks after. Too many times in business and life we are ready to criticise, but I am about positive affirmations when things are done well and we all believe Katrina deserves this recognition. Hope you do to.”

Robyn Sellars Landlord

“Thanks Andrew, I am very happy with the way you have dealt with the marketing disbursements. Thanks to you and Matt for your attention and excellent follow up. I felt comfortable at every point.”

Sergio Alderuccio Vendor

“To James, Jill & Matt, thank you all so much for all your assistance in selling 505 Warrigal Road, Moorabbin. Your professionalism and kindness is much appreciated. Very best wishes for a Happy and safe Easter to you and all the team!”

Anita Herlinger Vendor

“Dear Bertrand and Allan, thanks for your help with the purchase of this property, which has now settled. I’d really like to thank Allan for his professionalism in the process, and the fact that he was happy to answer emails from me at strange hours. There is no doubt he went above and beyond on this occasion. I look forward to a continuation of our professional relationship over the coming years.”

Kevin Harris

“Good afternoon Matt and James, We would like to record our thanks for the work you and your staff did to ensure that the best possible result was achieved on the sale of  442 Centre Road Bentleigh. In some ways it is the passing of an era for us but at the same time never forgetting the many memories we will also keep of our first home and the business that our parents operated from the shop. How the years go by while the memories remain fresh.

Thanks again for your advice and guidance during this process. All done professionally and clearly communicated. We wish you every success in your professional and personal lives. Thanks again.”

Lou, Tony, Peter & Jason 

Put your property with the Leaders of the South East

We’re proud to lease and sell, through auction and private sale, hundreds of commercial and industrial properties annually. Beyond that, our property management services extend across Melbourne, into regional Victoria and interstate. Our quest for innovation, real experience, unmatched database and the fact that we’re the only commercial and industrial agents with offices that stretch from Bayside to Moorabbin, Braeside to Dandenong and Carrum Downs to Mornington Peninsula has made us the Leaders of the South East.