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Who We Are

Why we exist

We’re motivated by our client’s positive experiences – insights into a new suburb, signing a new lease agreement, successful outcomes from a sale or finding the right tenant. Our objective is to ensure that our experience enhances their experience.

We believe that our values contribute directly to our prestigious reputation and award-winning track record. They also guide our approach to working with clients, staff and the community.

Our commitment is to:

  • Future development and innovation
  • Exceeding expectations
  • Community engagement
  • Maintain integrity
  • Supporting our team
  • Build staff potential

Our Mission

We are passionate about delivering powerful property experiences for our clients. Influenced by our traditions, with a strong focus on the future, we strive to achieve excellence for our industry.

​Our Story

Blackshaw Real Estate was established in 1988, commencing operation from modest premises at the Griffith shops.

From the beginning, the philosophy of the company has been to offer a whole new standard of service and marketing for clients of homes in the ACT. 

After just a few short months of operation, the sale of Canberra’s first $1m home firmly positioned the company as the agency of choice for the sale of premium and unique homes right across Canberra – and in achieving outstanding client results.

We have pioneered a number of key initiatives in the property space, including the wide use of sale by auction and elegant line drawing advertisements in the Canberra Times. We introduced a sophisticated new VIP buyer service and spawned the website.

The business moved to the current premises in Manuka in 1990 and continued to expand. As the strength and momentum of the company grew, existing agencies in Woden and Belconnen approached us seeking to join the Blackshaw team, thus becoming the first members of our franchise family. Gungahlin and Tuggeranong offices followed in 2003 and 2004 with Queanbeyan opening in 2010, Coastal in 2020, and Weston Creek/Molonglo in 2021.

After more than 35 years at the forefront of the Canberra real estate industry, we now have eight offices throughout the region, with a family of over 100 staff.

We place substantial importance on training and service standards, along with attracting the best talent to work across our offices to continue our strength in the market and the Blackshaw legacy.

The company is operated by our two longest serving employees, Belinda Chamberlain and husband Andrew - in conjunction with the committed support from an outstanding team of Franchise Principals.

Belinda and Andrew steer the organisation with a respect for our history, an exceptional company culture and a commitment to amazing client outcomes.

​Our Promise to You

With a focus on providing great experiences and exceptional service, we pride ourselves on being able to exceed client expectations, always striving for excellence.


  • Provide the highest level of client service
  • Inspire, guide and educate with compassion
  • Empower clients to take control of their asset
  • Stay curious and constantly innovate
  • Use evidence to provide advice
  • Create and develop long-term, collaborative relationships
  • Be accountable and remain honest and transparent
  • Always listen and remain open minded
  • Provide the best opportunities for our staff to ensure they are at the forefront of the industry

​What We Do

Since 1988, we have been a market leader in the Canberra real estate industry, and a multi-award winning business that is passionate about marketing, selling and managing the homes of our community.


  • Property appraisals
  • Sales service
  • Property management services
  • Buyer management
  • Support for sellers
  • Auction specialisation
  • Property presentation and styling
  • Professional marketing
  • Proven results
  • Trusted advice
  • Career path opportunities
Blackshaw Corporate

27 Bougainville Street
Manuka ACT 2603