Meet Elaine Reade – Lendlease Employee for 32 Years!


Blakes Crossing  

Are Lendlease’s master planned communities really so special? Just ask senior sales consultant Elaine Reade. She has been with the company for 32 years and yet she still gets excited about the land she is selling. Her commitment to the Blakes Crossing community is truly something to be celebrated.  

Elaine has been with the Blakes Crossing community for seven years. She joined Lendlease in 1985 and also worked in their Golden Grove and Mawson Lakes community developments. 

When asked which of these Lendlease master planned communities is best, Elaine just can’t pick a winner. “Whichever development I work in, I think it’s the best. I suppose it is a bit of ownership of where you are and giving the best you can to the area and the people who live or are about to live in our development.”

Elaine’s career has taken her throughout Australia and even to New Zealand and Scotland. But one of the best parts to her job is speaking with people embarking on buying their most important purchase – a home.  “I love helping them to attain the best they can,” she says.  “I think Blakes Crossing is at a good stage at the moment — it has a lot on the ground so the progress is very exciting.”

Ben Moore, Senior Development Manager of Lendlease Communities in South Australia, says Elaine’s loyalty and commitment to Lendlease and the families in the communities she takes care of is admirable.

“Elaine’s devotion to her job and her sales speak for themselves,” he says.
“She sets a fine example and is a real role model to those joining the company.”

Even after so long, Elaine’s enthusiasm and belief in Blakes Crossing hasn’t wavered. “It doesn’t seem like 32 years,” she says. “The time has gone so fast and each year has been a celebration in its own way. There is never a dull moment.”