Meet Kelly Paice

Find out what makes our military trained Commercial Portfolio Manager tick...


Kelly Paice 


Kelly Paice possesses a diverse and unique skill set. Not only does she have a wealth of experience in property management, she is also a qualified sapper- a former military combat engineer with duties such as breaching, demolitions, clearing minefields, constructing field defences and repairs.


While Kelly has since moved on from a military career, as a Commercial Portfolio Manager at Dixon Kestles she brings her determination, strong organisational skills and commitment to both service and systems to her role. Find out more about Kelly below.


What’s your standing coffee order?

The standard flat white.


What are your top three café picks for an excellent brew or brekkie?

The Crux & Co–Albert Road, South Melbourne, GIDDIUP–Coventry Street South Melbourne & W.J. Willis Eatery–Market Street, South Melbourne.


Name three things on your‘bucket’list?

The Kokoda Trail, a safari with the kids and a visit to Russia.


Favourite quote from a movie?

My favourite quote is from‘A Few Good Men’- Jack Nicholson’s ‘You can’t handle the truth’ monologue.

“I have neither the time nor the inclination to explain myself to a man who rises and sleeps under the blanket of the very freedom that I provide, and then questions the manner in which I provide it. I would rather you said, ‘thank you’ and went on your way. Otherwise, I suggest you pickup a weapon and stand the post. Either way, I don’t give a damn what you think you are entitled to!”


What is your favorite city or destination?

Melbourne and South Africa–both great cities for excellent food and amazing shopping!


Best thing about your job?

The variety, the fast pace and finding property solutions for both the tenant and landlord.


What is the greatest lesson you have learnt and can pass on to others?

Courtesy costs nothing.


Any hidden talents?

Qualified Sapper.