Copas Newnham evolved from the amalgamation of two well-known real estate offices.John Cay & Co was founded during the depression by Charles Newnham, John Cay and Leslie Sterling. The company survived the departure of Leslie Sterling, John Cay's untimely death in 1941 and Charles Newnham's enlistment in 1942.During the war years it was run by an all female staff until his return in 1948. In 1947 Charles Newnham was joined by Stan Roberts, who had returned to Australia after a period of captivity with the Japanese, and the partnership Newnham & Roberts was formed. Graham Newnham joined the firm in 1963.Con. Copas & Co. commenced business in 1940, first trading as Con Copas & Co., and later changing to Con Copas & King when Arthur King joined the company. Con Copas had been actively engaged in the agency business since the early 1920’s when the basic wage was around four pounds per week and a small bungalow could be bought for 450-525 pounds. Con Copas died in September 1951 and Mr. Arthur King in November 1958. The business of Copas & King was carried on by Mr. Jack Copas who in 1973 sold the business to Bryan Menhinnitt and the company Copas & King Pty. Ltd. was formed.In 1979 the two firms joined and the company Copas Newnham Pty. Ltd. came into being, becoming Copas Newnham First National in 1983. Bryan Menhinnitt retired in 1993 and Lyndal Bassingthwaighte became a partner.In October 2000 the business split in two with the extremely successful Property Management Department becoming a separate company under the guidance of Lyndal Bassingthwaighte and Bryan Menhinnitt’s daughter, Clare Ridgewell.Copas Newnham First National Property Services specialises in and is one of the largest independent property management companies in Queensland. A massive 76.4 % of our business comes from referrals, which gives a clear indication of the high regard the company is viewed by its clients and customers. Many of our customers have been with us for over 20 years. With the purchase of Copas Newnham in July 2014, Rob and Sharee Minnett are aware they have big shoes to fill .They are looking forward to the challenge of such a well-known identity, employing a terrific team of experience staff in both Sales and Rentals with years of experience.Copas Newnham First National Property Services specialises in residential property management and, with 1200 properties under management, is one of the largest independent property management companies in Queensland. A massive 76.4 % of our business comes from referrals, which gives a clear indication of the high regard the company is viewed by its clients and customers. Many of our customers have been with us for over 20 years.