Western Challenge Real Estate

Located in the heart of Kwinana, our experienced team offer an experience like no other. We know what it’s like to put it all on the line whether you are selling, buying, renting or investing, we won’t leave you wondering “what’s going on?”.  

With a team of authentic individuals that love and celebrate the lifestyle that Kwinana has to offer.  With many separate and combined years experience in the Kwinana real estate market we have a sole focus on you. 

We believe in "working for the seller" and are totally committed to our clients achieving the best possible outcome. We can look after you wherever you are in Western Australia, mostly in the Perth Metro region and more specifically in Kwinana and Rockingham regions, including the Medina, Calista, Orelia, Parmelia, Leda, Wellard, Bertram, Casuarina, Wandi, Baldivis, Hillman, Waikiki, Safety Bay among other localities. 

Unlike most franchises who are restricted to a particular suburb or region, we will work with you in any region and with any real estate member. 

Our agents are proud members of the community involved in numerous entities and are constantly humbled by the number of repeat clients we work with.  Our market knowledge and track record is second to none with extraordinary negotiating skills enabling our sellers to gain the best possible outcome. 

Even if you aren’t ready to do anything just yet and you’d like to know more, feel free to give us a call, we’ll help you out, 08 9439 2666. 

John Iriks

Managing Director

Managing Director John Iriks recently retired from KPC Accounting Pty Ltd, a business he started in 1988, which has now been taken over by his son Gareth.

Although he has been an owner of the Real Estate business since February 1992 his new role now is to manage Western Challenge Real Estate marketing, administration and finance, a role he is suited to given his extensive accounting and taxation background. He can also give invaluable assistance to clients seeking advice on Taxation Law relating to Capital Gains Tax and Negative Gearing Investments.

The Iriks family arrived in Kwinana in 1953 and John has lived there continuously having spent many years in each of Medina, Calista, Orelia and now Homestead Ridge in Wellard.

John’s extensive community service with Kwinana Scouts in the early years, Kwinana Basketball, Rotary in Kwinana and Internationally and St Vincent’s Catholic Church gives him a real feel for Kwinana and its residents. He has been recognised with awards for Business Person of the Year in 2004, Citizen of the Year in 2005 and has received a Rotary International Award for his Service to Rotary in Western Australia following his term as District Governor in 2004-2005.

John’s seventeen year service with the City of Kwinana followed by a six year term as councillor and Deputy Mayor 1993-1999 gives him an insight into how Local Government works and an invaluable network with business and community leaders. John was appointed Freeman of the City in 2003.

John recently agreed to accept the position as Chairman of Kwinana’s first community bank and has been in that position since the arrival of the concept and the Bendigo Bank Branch to Kwinana in 2014.

Rod Dohnt

Principal / Licensee

Active in the Rockingham/Kwinana Districts area since 2001, Rod quickly established himself a top selling sales representative. In 2004 he qualified as a Real Estate Agent and became Licensee/Director of the office.

Having sold over $80,000,000 worth of property in the Kwinana district, he has been consistently among the top listing and selling salespersons.

Over years he has not only sold hundreds of properties for private sellers but personally handled sales on behalf of most major Banks and Financial Lending Institutions as well as sales for Government Departments, ADF and the Public Trustee. Rod has also found a niche in the Rural Sector and has sold all styles and zonings of this sort of acerage property. His experience enables him to provide a comprehensive service to his clients with a strong understanding of what is required along with complete confidentiality.

He is proud of the fact that he is the longest continuous salesperson in Kwinana, all in the one office.

Rod prides himself on having excellent local knowledge and experience, offering superior service to his many clients.

Tim Overington

Senior Property Manager

At Western Challenge Real Estate we take Property Management seriously.

Our philosophy is simple; to look after your property as if it were our own.

This means always selecting the best quality tenants, achieving the highest market rental & ensuring your property is well cared for.

And in order to give you, our property investor, the best possible service we are constantly implementing new and innovative ideas to make your experience as a property investor easy & enjoyable.

We believe it’s not just about the service, but also the experience that you have with our company.