Our Team

Sonia Leal

What was the driving force behind Niche Portfolio for the agency’s Principal and Founder, Sonia Leal? It was simple: Sonia wanted to offer better service and stronger value than what she saw other property managers in Sydney’s eastern suburbs delivering. And with more than 20 years’ experience working in real-estate agencies in Sydney’s niche, eastern-suburbs pocket, Sonia was in a good position to know what the market was doing.

In response, Niche Portfolio focuses on handpicking and screening a small database of high-quality tenants for your residential property or commercial property. Sonia makes sure you have a dedicated property manager at Niche Portfolio, someone who closely understands and follows your property’s progress, available out of office hours to suit you. Plus, she makes sure your property manager monitors your rental payments straight away. After all, you are holding a property in Sydney’s eastern suburbs because you’ve recognised the strong returns that this niche part of Sydney can deliver.

We are here to make sure you receive those returns, under the right business model for the residential or commercial property you’ve entrusted to us. Driven by this strong vision, Sonia built Niche Portfolio into one of Sydney’s most personalised and efficient property-management agencies. She thrives on offering that touch of warmth in her property-management service, a magical experience that only a small agency can deliver. Sonia lives and works in Sydney’s eastern suburbs. Niche Portfolio is based in Paddington, an exclusive fashion, hospitality and residential precinct on the border of Sydney suburbs like Woollahra and Bondi Beach.

Patrick McGann

Patrick McGann

Head Of Operations

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With well over a decade of experience in the real estate industry and a thorough knowledge of the Residential Tenancies Act, Patrick has excelled in all areas of property management. He has a high ethical approach to all matters and maintains a large selection of clientèle encompassing Sydney’s “A” list and sporting identities as well as mum and dad investors.


Patrick believes that knowledge is the key in knowing what is best for you and your investment. Having leased studio apartments to prestige properties across the Sydney metropolitan area, Patrick is able to assist his clients achieve the optimum return on their investment properties. Whilst always keeping owners up to date with regards current market conditions and changes is legislation. Patrick is your complete package.

Nicholas Silvester

Nicholas Silvester

Leasing Executive

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Enthusiastic, positive and extremely driven, Nicholas Silvester is a well presented and impressionable professional committed to achieving outstanding results and applying a vast variety of his skills and knowledge to his best of capabilities.


Nicholas has had great exposure to a variety of facets in Property Management and Leasing. With experience in lease signings, open homes and generating new business, he has had the pleasure of purchasing, renovating and selling his very own home in the Eastern Suburbs.


Nicholas has a Certificate of Registration from the Real Estate Institute of NSW, and is currently looking at securing his Real Estate Agent Licence in NSW.


Having been raised in the affluent suburb of Maroubra, Nicholas prides himself in assisting fellow colleagues as well as anyone in need of assistance. With an up to date knowledge of technology and property management processes and procedures, Nicholas is a strong believer that “Niche Portfolio” will enable him to utilise all his skills and ignite his passion of Real Estate.