Fawkner Property takes its name from John Pascoe Fawkner, who, with John Batman, founded the settlement of Melbourne.
While Fawkner had his encounters with the law and experienced bankruptcy, one of his great strengths was freedom from corruption. He was a man of great resilience and advocated self-reliance, based on ownership of property.
“Little Johnny” Fawkner gave his name to two suburbs of Melbourne – Fawkner and Pascoe Vale, where his farm was located – as well as to Fawkner Park across St Kilda Road from the offices of Fawkner Property.
The Australian Dictionary of Biography has it that, when he died aged 76 on 4 September 1869 at his home in Smith Street Collingwood, he was “the grand old man of contemporary Victoria.”
Fawkner Property, inspired by the legacy of John Pascoe Fawkner, provides opportunities for self-managed superannuation funds and other investors to enhance their financial outlook through investment in commercial property.