Our People

Brian Robinson, AAPI
Managing Director

Brian joined Westlink in 1999 and was appointed Managing Director in 2004. He has over 25 years experience in the property industry, initially working in the rating and taxing area.

Brian specialises in the provision of valuations and property advice in relation to high value and complex property types. He assists many clients with property and valuation disputes and has appeared as an expert witness in rating valuation and compulsory acquisition cases.  Brian is a member of the Valuer General Victoria’s Panel of Valuers and is also a member of the Municipal Group of Valuers.

Brendan Sheales, AAPI

Brendan is a Director of Westlink Consulting and was one of the co-founders of the business in 1997. With over 30 years’ valuation experience in all property sectors with specialisms in CBD fringe property, commercial and industrial properties, larger retail premises and shopping centres, quarries and residential development sites throughout metropolitan Melbourne.

He is a qualified Specialist Retail Valuer and undertakes a variety of rental determinations and is a panel member of the Australian Property Institute President’s Panel in addition to being a member of the Valuer General Victoria’s Panel of Valuers and the Municipal Group of Valuers.

Alvin Lee, AAPI

Alvin has over 10 years’ valuations experience spanning from rating and taxing valuations, compensation and acquisition, financial reporting valuations, project management and GIS expertise. Alvin has extensive experience in the inner east, northern and western suburbs and metropolitan Victoria with respect to residential, retail, commercial and industrial markets both for the public and private sector. Alvin is responsible for the delivery of the 2016 revaluation for both the Brimbank and Wyndham Councils.

Alvin has extensive involvement in the provision of valuation services for supplementary valuations, objections, rate exemptions, public open space valuations, asset and insurance valuations for Public Sector clients. In addition, Alvin is a member of the Valuer General Victoria’s Panel of Valuers and is also a member of the Municipal Group of Valuers.

Jesse Cranfield, AAPI

Jesse has over 8 years’ experience with Westlink and has worked primarily in rating and taxing undertaking municipal valuations. Jesse started in The City of Yarra where he was involved in managing the site and returning the 2008 revaluation. In 2010 Jesse moved into a management role on the City of Greater Geelong contract and was responsible for returning the 2012 and 2014 revaluations, in addition to returning both City of Monash and the City of Port Phillip 2014 revaluations.

Jesse is currently responsible for delivering the City of Monash’s 2016 revaluation and will provide high level assistance for the return of the City of Greater Geelong”s 2016 revaluation. Since gaining his CPV accreditation Jesse has broadened his valuation experience taking on some private client work.

Jesse is a member of the Valuer General Victoria’s Panel of Valuers.

Bianca Schewtschenko-Bywater, AAPI

Bianca has over 13 years’ experience in the property industry including 9 years in valuations having joined Westlink in 2008. Bianca has extensive experience in rating and taxing valuations having worked on the 2010, 2012, 2014 General Revaluations for Casey and Cardinia. Following her appointment as an Associate, she has been responsible for managing the revaluations for both Councils.

Bianca also undertakes a range of municipal valuations including: Objections; Public Open Space valuations; Asset and Insurance; acquisition and disposal of council land and valuations for Development Contribution Plans. Bianca also has extensive experience in compensation valuations; particularly specialising in the acquisition of development land in Greenfield areas throughout the south east corridor.

In addition to Bianca’s municipal work, she also undertakes a diverse range of private client and institutional valuations across a number of property types including commercial, industrial and rural properties.

Bianca is a member of the Valuer General Victoria’s Panel of Valuers and is an Executive Committee Member of the Municipal Group of Valuers.

Michelle Crosbie, AAPI

Michelle joined Westlink Consulting in 2009 working in the Rating and Taxing Department, assisting with municipal valuations at Maroondah Council.

Michelle moved into a Quality Assurance Role in 2012, undertaking internal reviews of VGV submissions prior to their submission to the Valuer General.   In addition she took on the role of Market Data Coordinator, gathering and collating data for high value commercial, industrial and specialist properties and development sites.

Since gaining her CPV accreditation Michelle has worked in the Private and Mortgage division, undertaking valuations for residential, retail, commercial and industrial properties throughout Melbourne.

Tim Frain, AAPI

Tim has over 15 years’ experience as a property valuer which includes completing valuations for rating and taxing, acquisition and disposal, financial reporting, insurance, public open space and mortgage security purposes. He has extensive knowledge in the south east suburbs of metropolitan Melbourne with respect to residential, retail, commercial and industrial markets. Tim is responsible for the delivery of the 2018 revaluation for Maroondah City Council.

Tim is a member of the Valuer General Victoria’s Panel, Valuers, Municipal Group of Valuers Victoria and the Australian Property Institiute.