Our Team

Richard Dixon

P: 0403 780 303
E: richard@connectrealty.com.au

Richard Dixon

Director/ Auctioneer

Entering the real estate world by buying his first property in London at the age of 23, Richard quickly realized real estate property was going to be big part of his life. Having travelled and worked in many countries around the world Richard has developed a vast range of interpersonal skills which allows him to work with vendors and buyers alike creating positive outcomes for all involved.

Richard was heavily involved in the early days developing relationships with corporate businesses looking to invest in the Brisbane property market and establish a strong foothold in the southern and northern suburbs.

"Real estate is an emotional business so I am always transparent with my clients. I love getting sellers great results and always keep you informed through the whole process."

Outside real estate Richard is a keen shooter, golfer and cook. He loves nothing more than entertaining and preparing culinary delights with his wife of 32 years Elizabeth.

James Dickson

P: 0422 879 947
E: james@connectrealty.com.au

James Dickson


Experienced and fast to act, James has been delivering outstanding results for his clients across Queensland since 2007.

A strong negotiator that is always optimistic and ready to push the boundaries, dealing with James ensures that you get the best outcome in every property transaction whether it be Sales or Property Management.

James’s leadership brings a great amount of innovation and connections to the team, incorporating top level technology that allows him to expand his networking capabilities. This gives Connect Realty the ability to reach the largest pool possible amount of prospective buyers and tenants for his clients.

“You have to feel comfortable and believe in the person that represents you. Real estate is a people industry and I love nothing more than walking head held high knowing my clients are happy” James is clearly inspired and driven to help his clients get the best results and grow their property values.

Outside real estate, James is a dire hard Liverpool FC fan and still plays competitive soccer in the FQPL as a Goalkeeper for Newmarket Soccer Club. Apart from soccer, James devotes his spare time to fun and games with his wife of 10 years Ash and full of beans daughter Chloe.

Ash Dickson

P: 0490 387 040
E: admin@connectrealty.com.au

Ash Dickson

Office Administrator

Ash is across everything, from Sales Administration and Developments to Property Management and overseeing the Connect Realty Brisbane offices.

Starting her real estate career in 2013 as a Receptionist, Ash progressed very fast in her career. Some of her extended experience continues into Finance and Property Development, where she played a key role in some of Brisbane’s best property developers’ sales streams in recent years.

Ash’s reputation precedes her and with her strong and positive attitude in all dealings, every detail is considered to ensure the highest level of efficiency.

Outside Real Estate, Ashley is currently studying for a university degree in Paramedicine, with her spare time being spent outdoors with daughter Chloe and husband of 10 years, James.

Sam Hempstead

P: 0490 387 040
E: sam@connectrealty.com.au

Sam Hempstead

Property Manager

Hard working, Clinical, Dependable, this is our superstar Property Manager Sam.

Sam brings her experience in business from her past 7 years, spanning from Regional Sales Manager in the beauty industry to Recruitment & Administration Coordinator for the construction industry.

"I love making those around me feel appreciated, I pride myself on being dedicated, hard working & putting 110% into anything I do."

The perfect combination of efficient and confident, she’s a safe pair of hands. Which is exactly what you want from the person looking after your investment.

Sam is active & healthy in her lifestyle, loving food & a good glass of wine too!
When away from the office, Sam enjoys spending time with family, friends, husband Josh and their cute little pug called Frank.

Alex Jacobson

P: 0422 506 025
E: alex@connectrealty.com.au

Alex Jacobson

Sales and Marketing Consultant

With the combination of past studies in architecture and management in hospitality, Alex was destined to find himself in real estate.

He has an instinctive ability to build a connection and rapport with vendors and buyers alike.

Paying great attention to detail, Alex has a professional and unwavering commitment to exceeding expectations. Driven by a passion for people, this is the man you want representing your property in this fast-paced market.

“I am an open book and love to better myself each day. I listen and learn from my clients and this helps me deliver them outstanding results and service”

Alex also excels on the soccer pitch, currently playing for FQPL team Taringa Rovers, and has a career highlight of playing professionally in Valencia Spain. In his spare time Alex enjoys being active and spending time at the beach with his partner Nicholla.

Vivienne Burgoyne

P: 0422 506 162
E: vivienne@connectrealty.com.au

Vivienne Burgoyne

Investment and Sales Agent

Highly respected and acclaimed in the real estate industry for over 24 years, Vivienne always delivers.

Vivienne brings a calm and experienced presence to all her dealings with communication, honesty and integrity at the top of her strengths.

Leasing and investment management is a key factor in Vivienne’s skill set, guiding owners with recommendations to increase the appeal of the property to potential tenants and ensure that the maximum rental return is achieved.

“I've bought and sold my own properties and I also have my own investment properties, which is why I totally understand your needs, allowing me to confidently answer all your questions”

Vivienne has strong ethics with family at the top of what’s most important. Outside of real estate, there is yoga, bush walking, gardening, rock n roll dancing that keeps her busy and just like all of us, loves to wind down with a nice cold G&T at the end of the day.

Josh Hempstead

P: 0490 387 040
E: josh@connectrealty.com.au

Josh Hempstead

Property Consultant

Spread across Sales and Property Management, Josh is there to put the pieces of the puzzle together.

Josh has a keen eye for detail especially from his experience in the building industry. Add onto this, his current study towards a psychology degree and experience in the education space, he is great at dealing with people and emotions.

“My passion is helping people and following the deal from start to win. “

Sport is a big passion in Josh’s life and currently he is the head coach at Newmarket Football Club, leading his top men’s team to back to back promotions. Well respected and one of the youngest coaches at his level in the history of QLD Football.

Just like his wife Sam, Josh enjoys spending time with family, friends, and their little pug called Frank.

We have established a proud reputation for our reliability, integrity and our ability to achieve amazing results for our sellers, buyers, landlords and tenants.
PO Box 3009
Newstead QLD
0490 387 040
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