Meet Our Team

Derek Whitcombe

Managing Director – Whitcombe & Feng Real Estate

M: 0418 623 290
Office: 0457 338 888
Address: Level 1, Shop 1 Wooley Street Dickson ACT 2602

Derek is the most experienced licensed agent in the ACT having worked in the industry non-stop in the Nation’s capital since 1977. He began Leader Real Estate in 1980 and built it to be the number one agency in the ACT with multiple offices and over 100 staff in the 1990’s. In 2006 he established the residential business of Colliers International ACT from scratch quickly building it to be the leading Project Marketing agency in Canberra and surrounds until 2018. He has employed and trained many of the region’s top producing agents some of whom are running their own successful agencies today. He has continually been regarded as the ‘go to’ expert on all aspects of the real estate industry and is a popular commentator in the ever changing real estate landscape.

Derek has an impressive list of past clients including The ACT Government, Stockland, Lendlease, Mirvac, Molonglo Group, Doma Group, Geocon, Cbus Property, The Australian Liberal Party, Bloc, Morris Property Group, Hindmarsh,  and many more. More significantly in his view are the many thousands of single home Sellers and Buyers as well as Landlords and Tenants that he has helped achieve their goals over the years.

These days Derek is proudly running Whitcombe and Feng still working with the sale and leasing of residential and commercial property across the ACT and surrounding New South Wales

Rita Feng

Partner & Sales Director – Whitcombe & Feng Real Estate

Mobile: 0432 109 538
Office: 0457 338 888

Address: Level 1, Shop 1 Wooley Street Dickson ACT 2602

After more than ten solid and successful years in Real Estate in the ACT Rita has emerged as one of its top performing agents receiving numerous awards, accolades and recognition for her consistent results over the years. Regarded as an inner area property expert , Rita is frequently sought out by property developers and home sellers alike for her exceptional devotion to the task at hand and her significant market knowledge. She receives the highest percentage of referral business from both sellers and buyers which is what has underpinned her great success. Her tertiary education included a Master’s Degree in International Business studies and she is fluent in numerous other languages including Mandarin, Cantonese , Italian as well as English of course. Known for her abject directness and honesty, Rita has set the bar high in her real estate career and now enjoys her role as a business partner to her mentor in Whitcombe and Feng.

Violette Simic

Senior Property Asset Manager – Whitcombe & Feng Real Estate

M: 0457 338 888
Address: Level 1, Shop 1 Wooley Street Dickson ACT 2602

Originally from Melbourne, Violette relocated to Canberra to further her career in Property Management. Because of her consistent community mindedness Violette has built solid relationships with locals and businesses in each community she has lived in and is now doing the same in Canberra. Violette has worked hard to become known as one of the best managers for her clients’ property assets. Her goal is to achieve the best possible outcome for owners and tenants through her 6 years of experience in the real estate industry. As she has worked in multiple real estate environments and roles she has broadened her skills to become a true professional mediator and asset manager.

Violette is a dedicated mother of two grown up boys and became expert at juggling home responsibilities and a fast paced work life. Also an experienced book keeper with her own business previously, she studied and became expert in administration and legislation affecting property.

Violette strives to go beyond the norm for her owners and tenants making sure that both get the support of a dedicated and caring professional . She is currently certified in real estate property management and is further qualified in Business Administration, Workplace Training and Assessor Cert 1V and Accounting.
When she is not immersed in her beloved property management Violette enjoys spending time on her property and you will often find her enjoying time out with her many friends or playing sport.

Violette is a great community spirited person and is passionate about her essential role of putting people and property together. If you want a dedicated and committed property manager to look after your precious asset she is ready go to work for you right now.