A pioneer in the Australian property advisory industry, at The Hopkins Group we've been committed to providing our clients with access to high quality investment property since 1980. Our Founder and Executive Chairman, John Hopkins, along with our Managing Director Michael Williams, share a passion and vision for helping clients become financially well, financially secure, and financially independent.

As long-standing associates and friends with the team at Hudson Financial Planning, we are excited to extend our property advisory to Hudson's members.

How The Hopkins Group can help Hudson members:

  • Property advice that's right for you.
  • Access a range of quality property investment options including apartments, town homes, and house and land across Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane.
  • Leverage our extensive experience and the relationships we’ve built with some of the best property developers in the country.
  • Dedicated buyers advocacy service in Melbourne.
  • Property sales services in Melbourne.
  • Melbourne based property management services.

Meet the team

John Hopkins

John Hopkins is the founder and Executive Chairman of The Hopkins Group, first established in 1980.

As a pioneer in the property investment industry, John has been involved in financial services and property throughout Australia and abroad, with his clients having purchased in excess of four billion dollars worth of investment properties in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane.

His business involvements aside, John always maintains his five beautiful children are by far his greatest engagement.

Stephen Phillips

Stephen Phillips is an Executive Property Investment Adviser with The Hopkins Group.

Joining the company in September 2002, Stephen has extensive knowledge of the Australian property investment markets, working in the industry for over 36 years.

Stephen takes great pride in ensuring his clients are well looked after, guiding them through the property investment journey from start to finish, ensuring his advice is always in the best interests of their personal situation

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Current Projects:

Brand new Ascot Vale Townhouse available by nomination: 

54 St Leonards Road,
Ascot Vale Victoria 3071

An opportunity to purchase a brand new townhouse in this spectacular development situated in the heart of Ascot Vale.


  * 16 Townhouses
  * 8 km to Melbourne CBD
  * Rental estimate $500 to $520 per week
  * Short stroll to Union Street shops and cafe strip
  * SMEG appliance
  * Air con in both bedrooms
  * Blockout roller blinds
  * Black tapware
  * Caesarstone benchtops
  * Gardens and urban food wall
  * Low outgoings
  * Stacker car space


  2 bed, 2 bath, 1 car, $797,500k

 Stamp Duty:

  Nomination sale with low stamp duty

  1. First Home Buyers pay $6,160
  2. Owner-occupiers pay $12,320
  3. Investors pay $14,210

About St Leonards Road:

The developer and architectural team have gone to great lengths to deliver a transformative design that pioneers sustainable city living without compromise on luxury, comfort or aesthetics. Sixteen architecturally distinct, 2 & 3 bedroom townhouses by award winning Neil Architecture are a tranquil and light expression set across 3 levels with stunning upper level private terraces.


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I have been a member of Hudson since (approx) 1997, when I was in full employment, earning a good income and enjoying a very good life style, lots of holidays etc., but with little thought to planning for retirement! Thanks to the advice and guidance received from Hudson advisors I was able to embark on an investment program that was 'painless'. It did not stretch me to the point of stress, but was very achievable and had little impact on my lifestyle. The most significant philosophy which gave me both 'encouragement' and 'comfort' was Stuart's advice which guided me to always leave a 20% buffer! I was able to retire early, have relocated to the beautiful South Coast and am now enjoying a very comfortable retirement. Thank you for all your wisdom. Congratulations on your 20 years!
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