Lucy Cole

  • May 3rd, 2023 at 10:43 am

Lucy is the founder and managing director of Lucy Cole Prestige Properties, a multi-office real estate agency she established on the Gold Coast, Australia, in January 2000. It is now the most successful independent Real Estate agencies in Queensland, with annual sales of close to $300 million

Lucy, who was one of the first women in Australia to set up her own agency is now regarded as one of the country’s leading prestige real estate agents. A three-time winner of the Real Estate Institute of Queensland salesperson of the year, Lucy is one of the property industry’s most successful and influential figures. Nicknamed by the media as the Gold Coast’s Property Queen, Lucy and her team have consistently set records for the highest priced sales for properties throughout the region.

During her property industry career, she was won numerous awards and accolades including:

  • REIQ Salesperson of the Year three times
  • Leading Agents of Australia Salesperson of the Year Award
  • Finalist in the REIQ Awards for Excellence for Large Residential Agency
  • Gold Coast International Women’s Day Leadership Award
  • Q400 business award
  • Gold Coast Business Excellence Awards
  • Telstra Businesswomen’s Awards


Community activities

As well as running her business, Lucy Cole is a mother of two sons, has four grandchildren, and is a survivor of cancer.. Her community roles have included:

Surfers Paradise-Broadbeach Chamber of Commerce: Lucy served on the committee of the Surfers Paradise Chamber of Commerce for 16 years and was Vice President and President for two terms

Heart of the City Committee:  Lucy served on the local government advisory committee for 10 years

Light Rail Business Advisory Group: Lucy served on a committee to advise the State and Federal Government of business interests when Light Rail was first constructed on the Gold Coast.

Real Estate Employers Association:  Lucy served as a board member

Leading Agents of Australia: Lucy served on the board of the invitation-only association of top Real Estate agencies from around Australia.


Other activities

Lucy is also:

  • A member of the International Real Estate Foundation (FIABCI)
  • Major Sponsor Benowa State School “May” Fair 2019
  • Benefactor of HOTA, Home of the Arts, for the past 13 years
  • Major sponsor of the Apollo Surfers Paradise Soccer Club
  • Supporter of the Australian & New Zealand Gynaecological Oncology Group
  • A member of Australian Institute of Company Directors (MAICD)
  • A Fellow of the REIQ (since 2015)
  • Chief judge for 2019 International Women’s Day Leadership Awards
  • Inducted into the Skal – International Association of Travel & Professionals of Tourism
  • Major Sponsor of the Surfers Paradise State School
  • Supporter of St Hilda’s Race Day
  • Sponsor of the Greek community Panayiri festival
  • Inducted in Order of ‘St John of Jerusulam’
  • Major sponsor of Gold Coast Hospital – Cure for Cancer Ball
  • Invited Member of the Inner Circle of Women Glycomics Griffith University
  • Invited member of Chancellor’s Inner circle at Bond University
  • Life member of Surfers Paradise & Northcliffe Surf Lifesaving Clubs
  • Presenter at Griffith University of QLD Foreign University Students
  • Past President of REIQ Gold Coast
  • ANZGOC – Australia and New Zealand Committee