Australian owned retirement villages
Australian owned company Living Choice has come a long way since its first retirement village opened in Kincumber on the picturesque NSW Central Coast in 1992. Today Living Choice villages can be found throughout the Central Coast, in Sydney, Queensland and Adelaide, offering the best choice of retirement lifestyles and homes in great locations and providing quality service and care.
Living Choice Directors
Living Choice Australia Ltd is owned by Ian Tregoning and Graham Hobbs who also own Hotel Consultancy Services, a company established in 1993 with a proud track record of redeveloping hotels, real estate holdings and the Leisure Lea Gardens Retirement Village. Between them, the directors have a wealth of expertise in property development, law and economics and are well placed to ensure the growth and development of Living Choice retirement villages in Australia.
Ian’s academic qualifications include a degree in economics, an honours arts degree and graduate diploma in property development. Ian is also the owner of the Tregoning Group, a company that specialises in developing industrial and commercial premises, trailer manufacture and general engineering.
Ian works closely with Living Choice’s design team to ensure the design of our villas, apartments and leisure centres meet, and in many cases exceed, the high demands of today’s discerning retirees. Ian is also responsible for sourcing future retirement village sites.
Graham has a degree in law and economics and 25 years of experience as a partner and then chairman of the law firm Kelly & Co. He left the firm in 1997 to develop the business interests of Hotel Consultancy Services with Ian Tregoning and is responsible for the company’s financial and legal management.
Graham heads up Living Choice’s sales, marketing and operations teams and has regular contact with the villages’ residents’ committees. He works closely with the General Managers, Jason Sack and Tim Bentley, Operations Manager Christine Osgood and National Marketing Manager, Linda Hooper. Graham is a Board member of the Retirement Living Council of Australia.