Our Directors

At HOME789 we are building (if you’ll forgive the pun) on a very strong foundation – combined with a proud history of success within the Sydney market and overseas.

We are growing our network, our people and our capability, and we are doing it as a team. We’re passionate about this industry and our brand, and we want to take it to even greater heights. We are taking that passion and running with it. We want to be exceptional; to push our limits.

And we will achieve this by connecting, sharing, learning, educating - and by doing whatever it takes to be the best in this industry. These are very exciting times for HOME789. 

"Why HOME789 is different from the other companies? HOME789 is a multi-cultural team. Our staff is from different background, full of passion and persistence.We work together as a big family."

 

                                                                                 From Walton CHU

                                                                                    Founder of HOME789

Walton Chu - Founder, Executive Chairman

Walton Chu, now Founder of HOME789, took the initial 2008 start up company from being a small business in Chippendale, then known as “Great Fortune Investment”, to become one of Sydney's most successful project marketing and property management companies.

Walton brings a wealth of financial knowledge, property expertise and experience to his client relationships. His specialist areas include project marketing, property development, business strategy, sales strategy and asset management. 

Under Walton's expertise and leadership, HOME789 and himself have received recognition from numerous professional bodies in the past two years, including Australian Business Awards (ABA), the Real Estate Business Awards (REB), New South Wales Business Chamber (NSWBC) and Real Estate Institute of New South Wales (REINSW).

HOME789 is 2017 winner of Australian Business Awards (ABA) 100 for Marketing Excellence and 2016 winner of Australian Business Awards (ABA) 100 for Brand Excellence. We are a proud finalist in 2017 REB Awards for Innovator of the Year and also a finalist for both the REINSW Awards of Excellence in the category of Residential Sales Team and the City of Sydney Business Awards for Excellence in Business for 2015 and 2016. Walton is the finalist for Business Leader in 2016 City of Sydney Business Awards.

Besides, Walton strongly believes that behaving responsibly is critical to the sustainability of the company. HOME789 wholeheartedly supports various organisations and charities. As an entrepreneur, Walton is very passionate about public welfare and strongly believes that behaving responsibly is critical to the sustainability of the company. We show our support through raising funds and providing volunteer services, a few examples of where we have shown our support are the Australian CMRI Children's Medical Research Institute, CASS Australia Sydney Chinese Service Agency, CPA Australian Association for the Disabled Children, China Heart, Australian Lions Club, St. John Ambulance Team and Walton just established scholarship for three schools in China 2018. With the utmost professionalism in the Real Estate industry, Walton facilitates major acquisitions for our VIP corporate clients, which are worth more than billions so far.

Walton in fact began his career as a medical doctor, but discovered his talent for Real Estate not so much by choice but in the process of making ends meet. “I came to work in this industry through life experiences and understanding the importance of owning a property. The business of real estate is not about selling a property. It’s about taking responsibility, building trust and representing our clients' greatest asset - and helping them to maximise their benefit and achieve their needs."

 Formerly:        

- Managing Director, Great Fortune Investment Pty Ltd

- Orthopaedist, Nanjing First Hospital

 Education:      

- University of Sydney - Master of Medicine (International Public Health)

- Nanjing Medical University - Bachelor of Medicine (with Honours)

 

 

 

John Huntley Knox - Director  

Mr John Huntley Knox is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants.      

Mr Knox previously worked with R A Forge & Co (1958-1973) and John H Knox & Associates (as his own business) (1973-1978) and specialised in management services, insolvency and tax consultancy. John H Knox & Associates was subsequently sold to Mann Judd & Co in November 1978.

From 1978 to 1983, Mr Knox established and took equity interests in several companies including, Executive Taskforce, Ward Knox & Associates. Mr Knox was also involved in the introduction of the “JCB” credit card to Australia from Japan. From 1983 to 1985, Mr Knox provided consultancy services to various companies. From 1985 to May 1989, Mr Knox served on the board of a group of private companies. From June 1989 to June 1992, Mr Knox worked in Spain as a consultant in connection with the creation of a Stock Exchange in Gibraltar and the disposal of businesses and real estate holdings in Gibraltar and Southern Spain. Between 1993 and 2002, Mr Knox worked as a management consultant at PK Bush van Dam & Co., Chartered Accountants.

In 2002, Mr Knox established the Huntley Management Limited (Huntley) which holds an Australian Financial Services Licence and acts as responsible entity, custodian, and trustee and/or manager for over forty managed investment schemes registered with ASIC. Mr Knox has been acting as the managing director of Huntley since 2002. Mr Knox previously was the director of Mainstar One Holdings Pty Ltd. Mr Knox currently is also a non-executive director of Riteq Pty Ltd and the Non-executive Chairman of Benedict Industries Group. Mr Knox is also on the board of the University of Western Sydney Hawkesbury Foundation.

 

 

John Nakhoul - Director                

Mr Nakhoul is a Fellow Certified Practicing Accountant with substantial financial and commercial experience. Mr Nakhoul graduated  with a bachelor’s degree in economics from University of Sydney. Mr Nakhoul has approximately 30 years’experience at a senior corporate level in finance, business development and management and accounting. Mr Nakhoul previously served various roles at  Aristocrat Technologies (1995-2007), including group financial controller and corporate business development manager, and Australian Consolidated Press (1989-1995), including as group management accountant.