Our people


Jenni Martin - General Manager 

Jenni brings to the firm extensive experience in the real estate industry, both as a property manager and real estate sales assistant. As a trusted advisor to our clients, Jenni is a great listener and her honest and straightforward approach ensures clients are kept well informed and provided with the highest level of service always. Jenni is well regarded by clients and tenants alike.

As a property investor, Jenni understands the importance of building and maintaining great relationships with tenants as well, and prides herself on ensuring clients can maximise the value and return on their investment, and tenants are well looked after, providing peace of mind for all.

 Only a phone call or email away, Jenni is responsive and always happy to help. 

"I have the utmost confidence in Jenni Martin as my property manager. She is diligent in keeping an eye on my property and managing the tenants. She has the resources to get things done around the property when repairs are required."

Richard Leong, Australia

Alayna Strutt - Property Manager

Alayna is an experienced and dedicated professional, who has earned and built herself an enviable reputation within the property management industry in the Bay of Plenty.

Alayna loves to help people and provides first class customer service, putting them at ease whilst working hard to deliver solutions that exceed client and tenant expectations. Rest assured your property investment is in capable hands.

"I moved to Cusack Partners because I had dealt with Alayna before when she had managed my property in Whakatane, My tenants are a challenge and I had no confidence in the people after Alayna left. I felt confident in your company after talking to Alayna and your pricing is good, which is why I moved my other properties to your company as well.

Signing up was simple, carefree and easy and I have no hesitations whatsoever in recommending Cusack Partners to others."

Rikki Robins, Toatoa

Julianne Lardelli - Office Manager

An experienced administrator, Julianne is responsible for managing our office and ensuring we provide a seamless and efficient service to our valued clients and tenants. 

Karen Cusack - Director

Having recently retired as a community welfare officer, and after many years as a successful real estate agent and landlord, Karen is as experienced as they come when it comes to real estate and managing people from all walks of life. Not only does Karen come with the qualifications and skills needed to support our clients, she is also Dion Cusack's much loved and admired mum. Karen maintains a watchful eye over the firm, ensuring first and foremost that your property is our priority. 

As an alternative point of contact, Karen is also a resource available to our clients if they require any tips, hints or strategies with their portfolios, or just need someone to talk to (about anything).

Sam Sofianos - Director 

An experienced executive, director, and property investor, Sam sits on our board as an independent director providing strategic guidance and leadership to the firm. 

With over 18 years experience within the legal profession, within both Australian domestic and global law firms, Sam has an extensive background in leading information technology, knowledge management, and precedents departments, responsible for the successful delivery of countless innovation and process improvement projects.  

As such we are uniquely positioned to draw on Sam's qualifications and experience to ensure that we remain at the forefront of technology to ensure our clients and tenants benefit from the efficiencies and rapidly evolving technological landscape within the real estate industry.

Dion A. Cusack - Director 

Dion purchased his first investment property in 2005. Following that purchase and the purchase of further real estate, Dion decided to found Cusack Partners to create a genuine, fresh alternative to the main stream real estate and property management firms.

Having held accountability for financial and operational management and performance across a variety of organisations and industries, both domestically and internationally, Dion's qualifications and experience, mean the firm and its clients are positioned to be directed by Dion given his pragmatic and critical thinking approach.  

Dion enjoys meeting and speaking with our clients, wherever they may be around the world, and particularly sharing his and experiences and strategies and then seeing others succeed.