Charles Tarbey

Charles Tarbey

Charles (Chas) Tarbey is the Chairman and Owner of CENTURY 21 Australasia. He is regarded as one of the leading property experts in Australia with a huge amount of experience and knowledge from a lifetime of real estate involvement.

Charles began his career in the industry in 1972 as an Assistant Property Manager. At the age of eighteen, Charles sold his first home and three years later purchased a Real Estate business with the equity gained through a home he had previously purchased.

In March 1983, he embarked upon his biggest challenge and commenced Combined Real Estate, which became a well-known Sydney and New South Wales Real Estate Franchise Network that Charles built to 56 offices. On September 29 1995 Charles purchased the Australasian arm of CENTURY 21 and merged the two companies. This now sees CENTURY 21 operating hundreds of offices throughout the Australasian region.

In 1986 Charles founded an IT company which hosted PC-based software for his franchisees. In 2002 a web-based version of this platform was launched giving real time access to all CENTURY 21 offices. The platform is now used by members of the CENTURY 21 international family in various locations worldwide.

In 2011, Charles acquired the property assets of Wentworth Services (8000 Residential, Commercial and Industrial managements), one of Australia's largest property management groups. The purchase saw this property management business integrated into his main company CENTURY 21, making it one of the country's largest and most diverse property groups.

In 2012 he also acquired CENTURY 21 New Zealand. Charles Tarbey is also the author of two real estate books; 'Profit Driven Real Estate' and 'Listing Rich'.