The team at Norfolk Commercial is defined by its blend of expertise, dedication, and a profound understanding of the commercial property landscape. Our seasoned professionals, each with unique skill sets, are instrumental in providing our clients with exceptional service. This includes comprehensive market insights, innovative property solutions, and strategic advisory services. Trust our team to guide you towards the most beneficial decisions in the complex world of commercial real estate.

Tim Fairhead


B.Bus. MBA, GradDipACG, GradDipAppFin, FGIA FCG (CS, CGP)

Tim Fairhead, Executive Director at Norfolk Commercial, is a seasoned professional with vast experience in investment banking, corporate advisory, and commercial property transactions. His career journey, which includes roles in numerous Australian-based advisory groups, major domestic corporates, and both ASX-listed and private entities, has equipped him with invaluable knowledge and insight into the commercial property sector.

Tim’s impressive academic portfolio includes a Bachelor of Business, a Masters of Business Administration, a Graduate Diploma of Applied Corporate Governance, and a Graduate Diploma of Applied Finance & Investment. His commitment to professional excellence is further evidenced by his affiliations as a Fellow of the Chartered Governance Institute and the Governance Institute of Australia and his standing as a Chartered Secretary and a Chartered Governance Professional.

In addition to his corporate roles, Tim is a Registered Property Manager & Licensed Sales Representative, demonstrating his diverse professional capabilities and deep understanding of the property market. These combined qualifications uniquely position him to lead Norfolk Commercial, ensuring superior service to our clients.

As Executive Director, Tim guides the strategic direction of Norfolk Commercial while ensuring our team delivers the highest level of service. His multidisciplinary background, commitment to excellence, and client-centric approach form the backbone of our operations, driving our team towards continued success.

Tim Fairhead’s extensive knowledge, broad experience, and dedication to client service make him an integral part of Norfolk Commercial, ensuring our clients receive the best possible outcomes in the complex commercial property landscape.

Sonia Fairhead


B.A (Hons), Dip. Property Services, Dip. Retail Property, Triennial Certificate holder, Licensee

Sonia Fairhead, Managing Director & Licensee at Norfolk Commercial, boasts a rich and diverse career in commercial property spanning more than 20 years. Her journey in this field began in Beijing, China, and has since encompassed roles in both domestic and international markets, underscoring her global competency in the industry.

Throughout her career, Sonia has held significant positions at multinational agencies such as Richard Ellis (China), First Pacific Davies, and CBRE Australia. In these roles, she excelled as a commercial property and tenant advisory specialist, demonstrating her adeptness in managing complex property portfolios and maintaining strong client relationships.

Sonia’s client base is as diverse as her experience, extending across a broad spectrum of private clients – sophisticated investors, property syndicates, trusts, specialised property funds, and financial institutions – and also encompassing Local, State, and Federal Government agencies. This extensive client interaction has honed her ability to deliver bespoke solutions tailored to each client’s unique needs and objectives.

Sonia’s academic achievements include a BA (Hons) from Surrey University, a Diploma of Property Services (Agency Management), and a Diploma of Retail Property from the Property Council of Australia. As the Licensee of Norfolk Commercial, Sonia is instrumental in upholding the high standards of service and ethics that define our organisation.

Fluent in Mandarin Chinese, Sonia brings a unique cultural perspective to her role, enhancing her ability to navigate international markets and connect with diverse clients. Sonia’s extensive knowledge, broad experience, and commitment to excellence ensure our clients receive superior service in the complex commercial property landscape.

Simon Withers

Senior Portfolio Manager

Dip. Property Services, Cert IV Training & Assessment, Dip. Hospitality Management

Simon, a seasoned commercial real estate professional with over 15 years of diverse experience, plays an integral role in the success of Norfolk Commercial. His dedication, acumen, and innovative thinking have been instrumental in shaping the company’s vision and driving our growth.

Simon launched his career in real estate at one of Western Australia’s most reputable agencies, rapidly growing through the business to hold senior positions in residential and commercial property management. He managed some of Perth’s most esteemed property management departments during his tenure, earning prestigious awards and recognition for his performance.

Beyond his hands-on real estate experience, Simon has worked directly with Australia’s leading provider of property management software. This unique experience has given him an unrivalled understanding of commercial property management procedures and processes. Simon is adept at leveraging technology to optimize property management operations, ensuring Norfolk Commercial stays at the forefront of the industry.

As an industry veteran, Simon is committed to delivering a high service to our clients and nurturing a culture of continuous improvement within the business. His vast industry knowledge, tech-savvy nature, and leadership qualities make him a vital asset to the Norfolk Commercial team.

We take pride in Simon’s accomplishments and are confident that his insights and expertise will continue to position Norfolk Commercial as a leader in the commercial real estate industry.

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