In Focus

My Neighbourhood with Adam Dureau

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Teleisha Thomas

Teleisha Thomas

February 2024
Adam Dureau

Late last year, Jellis Craig opened two new offices in the peninsula suburbs of Mount Martha & Mornington. We sat down with Director Adam Dureau, to talk about his ambitions for joining the Jellis Craig network and to learn more about living and working in the area.

Tell us about how or why you got started in real estate?

I was leaving my corporate role after 19 years and was looking for a new challenge. I chose real estate as I had been approached by a number of local agents over the years asking if I had any interest to work with them, and after a lot of travel in my previous role I wanted to work locally where I was connected to the community and people.

The Jellis Craig Mount Martha & Mornington group has recently joined Jellis Craig, tell us about the impetus for this change and your plans for the future.

After 7 years in the industry and working primarily as an independent agent/agency, we were keen to join a strong premium real estate network to assist with our growth plans. Jellis Craig was the perfect fit for us based on our shared values, brand strength and the corporate support provided to the network in terms of marketing and operational excellence.

What's one piece of advice you would share with someone that is just getting started in real estate?

It’s important to be patient and understand that it takes time to break into an area where there are already established agents. I believe things come back to you if you do the right thing by everyone. Offer unconditional support and advice to everyone that needs your assistance and play the long game. You might not get an instant win, but clients will remember later on who was helpful, honest and supportive.

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What is the last book you read or podcast you listened to that you enjoyed?

I am currently enjoying Joel Selwood’s autobiography ‘All in’.

I admire his commitment and passion as an AFL Player.

What do you love most about the area of Mount Martha and Mornington? How has the area changed in recent years?

What’s not to love! Amazing beaches, cafés, restaurants and so much to see and do. Recently more and more people have been moving into the area from other parts of Victoria, and it’s great to be able to point out the amazing possibilities the Mornington Peninsula has to offer.

Tell us about a typical Sunday.

A typical Sunday for me is going out for a bike ride with friends and then spending the day with my family. We don’t need to do a lot, just spending time together is what I appreciate.

Outside of real estate, what else do you like to do in your spare time?

I like to train and keep fit. I have completed several Ironman events over the years and look forward to continuing to maintain my fitness to keep competing.

Tell us about ‘home’.

Home for me is a place where I can spend quality time with my wife Jacqui, daughters Lily and Ava and our King Charles Cavalier, Archie and Cavoodle, Florence. I feel lucky to have a supportive family that allows me to perform at my best for my staff and clients.

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If you had a friend visiting from interstate, where would you take them...

For coffee

I frequent many coffee shops in the area. I might get in trouble here if I call out anyone special!


I love to exercise, and we have so much choice from our amazing beaches to running and bike routes.


My family and I love to dine at the Winey Cow and Mercetta in Main Street, Mornington.


Volpino in Mount Martha, Squires Loft in Main Street, Mornington and Doppio Zero in Moorooduc.


I enjoy the Bay Hotel on a warm summer night or on a Sunday afternoon.

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Architectural brilliance with a view that defies expectations

27 Burrawang Terrace, Mount Martha

$2,470,000 - $2,690,000

Adam Dureau 0419 432 669

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To learn more about Adam and the Mount Martha area view here. 

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