Senem Lemanis

Senior Property Manager

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Senem Lemanis

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Senem is an industry veteran who has been in the business since 2000. She is passionate about real estate and committed to delivering the best service to both landlords and tenants. Professional in her approach, she prides herself on her work ethic and ability to foster long term relationships with her clients.

She enjoys the many challenges of property management and is a big advocate of new technology and innovations that could improve the customer experience. She is constantly looking to develop herself and acquire new skills so as to be the best property manager to her clients.




Tenant - Clara Street, South Yarra (April 2018)

I have recently leased a rental property through Senem and Jeff at Castran Gilbert. The entire process was fast, smooth and very painless from start to finish and I was delivered a very clean and high quality property. Response to all inquiries has been very professional and prompt which is a welcome relief. Highly recommend.


Tenant - Moreland Street, Footscray (April 2018)

Very impressive work and quick turn around of application. Thanks Jeff and Senem


Tenant - Bonview Road, Malvern (March 2018)

Jeff Chen and Senem Lemanis are among the most professional and supportive real estate agents I have dealt with. They provide great service and go above and beyond expectations. I would recommend Castran Gilbert to anyone if they have to buy or rent a property


Landlord - Gamon Street, Yarraville (March 2018)

Senem has done an amazing job managing our investment properties. She has demonstrated herself to be ethical, knowledgeable and attentive and we are very confident and happy with the service.


Tenant - Garden Street, South Yarra (March 2018)

I would like to express my sincere gratitude for the help of Senem and Jeff. They are awesome and professional agents. Both of them provide great services and help us to solve many problems. I would recommend Castran Gilbert to my friends if they have to buy or rent a property.


Tenant - Sydney Road, Brunswick (February 2018)

Senem was super prompt to respond to all my queries via email and made the whole rental process painless.



Tenant - Gatehouse, Parkville (February 2018)

My experience with Castran Gilbert is awesome. I have to thank Senem and Jeff for their patience. They would like to serve, although the problem is tiny. 


Tenant - Williams Road, South Yarra (February 2018)

It was amazing service. Both Jeff and Senem gave me great service and helped me through every process and helped me find the perfect property. They were also very helpful and understanding considering it was my first rental property. All round great service they made it quick and easy.


Landlord, Footscray (February 2018)

I appreciate the work that both yourself and Jeff have done in getting a great tenant and reducing the vacancy time to a minimum.


Thank you very much.


Tenant - Donald Street, Footscray (November 2017)

Rented my dream home with Castran Gilbert after weeks of searching the right property. The process was quick and easy, whilst Senem and Jeff were super helpful, accommodating, and nice to deal with. Moving in this weekend!


Tenant - Donald Street, Footscray (November 2017)

I moved interstate to Melbourne from Brisbane and was told horror stories by many about how difficult it would be to secure an apartment. However, Castran Gilbert were amazing and assisted me in securing the apartment I was interested in almost instantaneously. The senior property manager that I dealt with, Senem Lemanis and her assistant, Jeff Chen, were efficient, friendly, helpful and all round fantastic to deal with.


Tenant - Reid Street, North Fitzroy (November 2017)

We had the most wonderful experience with Senem leasing our first apartment in Melbourne. Easy and quick communication, excellent service. She took the time to make sure we understand everything throughout the process. We felt completely at ease in a very new place. So excited to have a home a great team to work with.


Landlord - Brighton Street, Richmond (November 2017)

A massive thank you to Senem Lemanis and the team at Castran Gilbert with the recent leasing of our apartment. Senem was fantastic in providing advice for achieving the best possible rental price for our apartment, and then managed to get the apartment leased in under 2 weeks. Communication is fantastic and they are always more than happy to help with any questions. We are so happy with Senem managing our property. 


Landlord - Clara Street, South Yarra (November 2017)

I’ve had a property listed with Castran Gilbert since 2011. In that time I’ve dealt with a handful of property managers.

I have to say that dealing with Senem Lemanis has been an absolute pleasure. Her professionalism and attention to detail shines through. She’s definitely the best by far !!

Thanks Senem for all your hard work. ✔


Tenant - Toorak (October 2017)

We have recently relocated to Melbourne after spending almost seven years overseas. This has been a big move with a lot of changes and a lot to organise. From our first interaction with Castran Gilbert we have been impressed. We did try to obtain a rental property through a number of other agencies but without luck for a number of reasons (mainly agent apathy!) before finding a beautiful townhouse managed by Castran Gilbert. 


Our first contact about the townhouse with Jeff Chen showed he was professional and extremely courteous. He arranged a viewing with minimal fuss, responding to our contact quickly, something a number of other real estate agencies could learn from. 


Once approved Senem then led in completing the process. Her professionalism and knowledge were greatly appreciated. Senem outlined our responsibilities as tenants and ensured the best interests of her client (the owner) were well looked after but did so in a way that was concise and clear without being overbearing or officious. Both Senem and Jeff also worked around some of our IT limitations to ensure documents were printed, scanned and accessible to us very quickly. Contact since has also shown the rental team care about tenant welfare with Senem responding promptly and kindly to our emailed questions, no matter how trivial. 


I would note the Castran Gilbert office on Toorak Road was also impressive. Even with all the bustle of a busy real estate agency it was clear there is a human side with staff taking time to engage us right from initial contact at reception, and not in a way that felt fake. I would say Castran Gilbert is an effective team; with a focus on their staff and on the business. 


Castran Gilbert has helped facilitate our move back to Australia and we would recommend them to anyone seeking to rent, buy or manage a property 

Tenant - Gamble Street, Brunswick East (October 2017)

It was a pleasure dealing with Senem Lemanis and Jeff Chen in all aspects. Couldn’t have made the process easier.


Tenant - Gamble Street, Brunswick East (September 2017)

Through my experience with Jeff and Senem, its easy to see why Castran Gilbert is a cut above the other agencies I’ve dealt with. Great communication all throughout the application stage.


Tenant - Sydney Road, Brunswick (September 2017)

It has been an absolute pleasure renting through you and the team there and I would highly recommend your services to anyone.


Landlord - Gamble Street, Brunswick East (September 2017)

I am writing to personally acknowledge the great job provided by Senem on my apt (401/8 Gamble St Bruns East).

I have had previous dealings with Senem with another property of mine.

Her professionalism, urgency and overall easy nature is refreshing and she was able to achieve a fantastic result on the rental return within a 24 hour period from settlement.

Credit where credit is due– please take as a formal thankyou and acknowledge of her work.


Tenant - (August 2017)

Over the years, I have rented through many real estate agents some good, some bad.  I wanted share that my experienced with Senem and her support team was of such professional service.

Whenever there was a problem (that was rare) it was fixed in a timely fashion without the need for follow up. The service I experienced has been second to none. Senem and her team are an asset to the Castran Gilbert team.

Thank you for making the rental experience a pleasant one!


Tenant - Normanby Street, Windsor (August 2017)

 Very helpful and accommodating–thank you very much, Jeff and Senem! They have helped me a lot in my search for an apartment. All my questions were answered in a timely and professional manner. Great job, and thanks again!


Tenant - Wynnstay Road, Prahran (July 2017)

Really helpful! Such a quick turnaround for us and our new home in prahran. I was only able to meet Jeff but both Jeff and Senem were really accommodating to our needs and the our dates. Also the office is really nice!


Tenant - Garden Street, South Yarra (July 2017)

Great service from both Jeff Chen and Senem Lemanis. I was operating on a strict timetable and had 2 weeks to find a place to move into. Jeff went above and beyond to find me a place. He conducted inspections out of hours and always made himself available via phone to answer any questions I had. Very honest as well. I have also seen their work for other clients, I had a car space that I didn’t need and Jeff made sure that I was put into contact with a couple who desperately needed a car space. Would recommend to everyone. 


Tenant - Normanby Street, Windsor (July 2017)

Senem and Jeff are fantastic! They have provided me with outstanding service and have made the leasing process a pleasure!


Landlord - Clara Street, South Yarra (June 2017)

Dear Senem,

Thank you for your commitment and effort in looking after our apartment. It is greatly appreciated!


Landlord - Toorak Road, Toorak (June 2017)

Dear Senem,

I was meaning to acknowledge and thank you for your quick follow up the day you sent me this but I did not do so in time.

However it has been on my mind and I do want to let you know that I appreciated your diligent efforts as well as the efficiency of your staff in the accounts department for taking care of that payment in the quickest and best way.


Tenant - Station Street, Malvern (May 2017)

Thank you very much. I was impressed by how a responsible person you are. When our new apartment become an investment property in the future, it goes to Castran Gilbert.

Tenant - Gatehouse Street, Parkville (May 2017)

Thank you a lot. It was great to be with your real estate.
We will definitely consider going back with you in the future if we need to!

Landlord- Queen Street, Altona Meadows (May 2017)

I would like to thank Senem very much for her continual hard work, consistency, efficiency, attention to detail and follow-up in leasing out my first investment property. Her Professionalism as an agent has been much appreciated. I would have no hesitation in recommending Senem to my family and friends or anyone looking for a real estate agent.


Tenant- Michael Street, Brunswick (May 2017)

I was lucky enough to be dealing with Senem at Castran and Gilbert. Her knowledge and experience in the Melbourne realestate industry is second to none. Fantastic experience. Thanks Senem


Tenant- Breavington Way, Northcote (May 2017)

Very professional, out of the 3 agencies I’ve dealt here in Melbourne Castran Gilbert is the best one by far. My agent Senem Lemanis explained everything to me and was very friendly and helpful since the beginning.
Highly recommended


Tenant - Orrong Crescent, Caulfield (April 2017)

Fantastic service. Our property manager Senem is always so friendly and accomodating to any of our requests and always follows up with any issues we may have in a very prompt manner. We have been renters for a long time and she is one of the best property managers I have ever come across.


Tenant - Cunningham Street, South Yarra (March 2017)

I have had the pleasure of renting through Castran Gilbert and all my dealings with staff have been helpful and professional. However, I would especially like to acknowledge Senem Lemanis.

Senem has promptly and effectively handled all things pertaining to my lease to such a professional, and exceptional standard. Her strong work ethic is exceedingly high, and remarkably stands out amongst other property managers. I cannot recommend Senem enough, as she is a true asset to the Castran Gilbert team and company.


Landlord- Moreland Street, Footscray (March 2017)

Many thanks for leasing [our property] for us. You’re an awesome agent so I will be sending people your way! 

Landlord- Collins Street, Docklands (March 2017)

Rented my apartment in less than a week. That’s magic. All up, Castran Gilbert is quick, reliable & professional with a passionate attitude.


Landlord- Cunningham Street, South Yarra (March 2017)

Senior Property Manager Senem Lemanis is amazing! Only 3 days she helped me rent out the apartment, everything ran so smoothly and quickly! I highly recommend Castran Gilbert and Senem Lemanis for being professional, friendly and efficient!


Landlord- Moreland Street, Footscray (February 2017)

Senem is very knowledgeable about the industry & conducts herself very professionally. Attention to detail is her major strength making the whole process transparent & seamless.


Tenant - Michael Street, Brunswick (February 2017)

This is my first time leasing through Castran Gilbert and I have been very impressed by Senem Lemanis and her team throughout the whole process. The application, approval and documentation went smooth and efficiently, with Senem going out of her way to work around my non-flexible long working hours for both inspecting the property and handing over keys and documentation. From finding the property online to having the keys in my hand was less than a week, and for this I am very grateful. I look forward to remaining under this team for my future property leases.


Landlord - Moreland Street, Footscray (January 2017)

People say that the good luck may come when new year begins. To us this new year, the good luck comes when we met the senior property manager Senem Lemanis! We met her on the settlement day of our property on 4th, January 2017,  On 13th, January 2017, we had a call from her saying our apartment has been leased out. What a fantastic Job! We were thrilled for the good result and the efficiency she has delivered! 

We will highly recommend the Agent, Castran Gilbert, and of course , the beautiful & professional property manager Senem Lemanis to all our friends! 

Thank you! Senem! 

Thank you Castran Gilbert!


Landlord - Ralston Street, South Yarra (January 2017)

Castran Gilbert (South Yarra) are the REAL deal.

Senem and her team are what you need when your property needs to be leased swiftly and more importantly to a clientele that suits your specific requirements.

Professional, highly responsive & polished all round … – this is service of a high level. My apartment was leased in a matter of days. I cannot recommend Senem & Castran Gilbert highly enough. My relationship with them to date has been a 5 star experience.


Tenant - Ralston Street, South Yarra (January 2017)

Wonderful experience with Castran Gilbert. I had to find a place to rent quickly and Senem and Lili were both exceptional and highly professional in their roles. They both made it so easy and efficient it made a potentially stressful process a pleasure, allowing me to enjoy the journey in locating and securing my next apartment. Thank you to both.


Tenant - Moreland Street, Footscray (January 2017)

Castran Gilbert were incredibly efficient and communicative during our dealings (I was signing a lease for a property), which I really appreciated during a stressful time! Thanks Senem and Lilly.


Landlord - Moreland Street, Footscray (January 2017)

We were looking for investment properties for my son, brother, his wife and myself. My brother had just sold a property in Footscray and we went for a walk and saw the newly constructed building in Moreland Street Footscray. We went into the display unit and the woman by the name of Natalie Pedersen was extremely helpful. She was very informative, answered all our questions, and assisted people coming in and out of the display unit always displaying a high level of customer service. We felt that her honesty, integrity, and professionalism was the key to purchasing three units that afternoon.

We had such a good experience with Natalie in the purchasing of the three units that we decided to lease the units through Castran Gilbert. The Senior Property Manager Senem Lemanis has been a delight to work with. The communication has been excellent and two of the units were leased within weeks of settlement with no issues. We have found the team at Castran Gilbert to be very professional and their staff a delight to deal with. I would highly recommend the team at Castran Gilbert to my family & friends for purchasing or leasing a property.


Tenant - Moreland Street, Footscray (January 2017)

Words cannot fully describe how incredible Property Manager, Senem Lemanis and her team at Castran Gilbert are. Her assistant property manager, Liliana Moloy, was absolutely amazing also! What a team! From viewing apartments to signing documents, everything ran so smoothly and quickly it was unbelievable how amazing and easy the whole process was! They are brilliant at correspondence, friendly, professional, incredibly helpful and actually care, exactly what you dream of in a real esate company. 5 star team, 5 star service, 5 star company. If 10 stars were a thing they’d have 11! I will never go back to another real estate and have and will continue to recommend Castran Gilbert to everyone. Absolute pleasure to deal with and just such honest and lovely staff. 110% recommend to all looking to buy or rent. Senem and her staff are first class all the way.


Tenant - Moreland Street, Footscray (January 207)

Our property manager Senem Lemanis has been excellent in every dealing we have had with her, from the initial inquiry phonecall right through to signing the lease agreement. I highly recommend Castran Gilbert and Senem Lemanis for being professional, friendly and efficient, and for always managing to make the extra effort to ensure our comfort and convenience. I have dealt with many real estate companies over the years and this is by far the best one I’ve experienced.


Tenant - Breavington Way, Northcote (January 2017)

I rented a 1brm apartment from Senem and her team. They were really easy to do business with. Communication was prompt and clear; and issues were quickly resolved.


Tenant - Clara Street, South Yarra (January 2017)

Great experience with Senem and Lili, efficient, professional and friendly. Highly recommended


Landlord - Moreland Street, Footscray (January 2017)

I can’t rate you and your team highly enough in regards to the way you have handled our property.  The speed with which we have been able to get the place rented out, from the time of occupancy, has been really fantastic.  We are also really pleased with the rental amount we will receive.  Your communication has also been excellent


Tenant - Clara Street, South Yarra (December 2016)

Best real estate agency for rentals I have ever dealt with. Our agents, Senem Lemanis and Jamie-Lee Fox, have been excellent to deal with. We were transitioning back from overseas and they made the process so streamlined and simple. We have not had one issue! They are super quick to respond to any enquiry and very helpful. Highly recommended!


Tenant - Grange Road, Toorak (December 2016)

Senem and Jamie-Lee are stars! They have made moving into our new rental a breeze and are so friendly and accommodating. As a tenant, it’s such a relief to know you have excellent, responsive property managers.

Landlord - Lewisham Road, Windsor (December 2016)

Senem Lemanis has been an absolute pleasure to deal with.

My property sat vacant for a number of weeks with another agent while I watched the quick turn around of leases at other neighboring buildings managed by Senem.

After reaching out to Senem she suggested some minor alterations, I had asked the other agent for feedback and none was made other than lower the asking rent.

I signed with Senem late Monday afternoon and my property was listed online that evening. The first inspection took place Tuesday evening and by 9:30am Wednesday morning there was an application received and reviewed, ready for approval. The tenant signed the lease before 11am that same day.

Senem has proven to be a dedicated agent going above and beyond. Senem takes a balanced view for both the landlord and tenant to make sure the rental experience is a pleasant experience for both parties. I look forward to a continued relationship with Castran Gilbert.


Landlord - Sydney Road, Brunswick (December 2016)

Dear Senem,

 I am writing to you to thank you for your warm wishes  for Christmas and a New Year.

 In return, I would like to thank you for your highly professional service that you provided to me during this year. As you know, it could be quite stressful at times to handle the issues with the tenants. So, having  a skilled manager like you to look after my property (and therefore to look after me) is very important to me. Having you as a manager, is giving me the confidence, that I receive the best possible care and therefore receive a maximum monetary return  from my rented apartment. I hope, that you continue to be with Castran Gilbert RE, and continue to manage my property in the future.

 I am wishing you and your family a happy Christmas and a merry New Year.

Also, I am wishing you a prosperity and more importantly, a good health.


Landlord - George Street, East Melbourne (December 206)


Have a lovely Christmas & New Year with the family ….you have been such a star with George St …so helpful ,professional & a delight…thank you very much


Tenant - Rockley Road, South Yarra (November 2016)

We have just rented an apartment through Castran Gilbert and couldn’t be happier. Senem and Jamie-Lee have been extremely helpful and prompt in all communication throughout the application process and during this first week of tenancy. They have patiently dealt with all of our questions in a quick and friendly manner. We would highly recommend Senem, Jamie-Lee, and their team.


Tenant - Brevington Way, Northcote (November 2016)

Just secured an apartment with Castran Gilbert through property manager Senem Lemanis. It couldn’t have been easier. Has quickly and easily arranged for all paperwork and logistics to be settled as soon as possible and has returned all phone calls with amazing speed and a lovely affable nature! This is service how it should be!!


Tenant - Clara Street, South Yarra (November 2016)

Thank you very much,

we had a lovely time in that house and we will certainly consider renting a house again from Castran Gilbert in the future.

Thanks for all the support.


Tenant - Lewisham Road, Windsor (November 2016)

Can’t recommend more highly. Senam Lemanis and Jamie-Lee Fox have been amazing to deal with from the start. Looking for new properties is so stressful and they both operate with absolute professionalism and a level of compassion and understanding that agents typically lack. Can’t thank them enough.

We are thrilled to have them as our new property managers and looking forward to moving into our new home!


Landlord - Sydney Road, Brunswick (October 2016)

As a client of Castran Gilbert for the past 6 years, I have been most fortunate to have received what I can only describe as truly outstanding support from the rental property management team. In particular, I would like to acknowledge the excellent support that I have received from Senem Lemanis. Since taking over the management of my two properties in Brunswick, Senem has provided a thoroughly professional approach to every aspect of managing my properties, including regular updates on the state of the properties and recommendations on maintenance required as well as detailed condition reports. Senem always goes the extra mile and even provides me with videos of the properties whenever they are vacant. As I live interstate, this is a most valuable service which allows me to see first hand the condition of my properties.

Senem is always focussed on providing me with the best possible outcome, be it a repair issue or securing new tenants as quickly as possible and thus keeping vacancies to a minimum.

Always delightful to deal with, Senem is totally reliable and dedicated professional whom I would recommend to anyone seeking the best possible results from their rental property.

I am truly indebted to Senem for being my eyes and ears on the ground in Melbourne and allowing me to sleep easy at night, knowing my properties are being managed by someone who truly cares about her clients and their assets.


Tenant - Clara Street, South Yarra (October 2016)

Castran Gilbert has been one of the easiest Real Estate companies I’ve dealt with in Melbourne. As someone who is very time poor and reliant on email communication – Senem and her associates have always been prompt in correspondence and able to efficiently sort out any problems or requests that come their way.


Landlord - Sydney Road, Brunswick (October 2016)

Hi Senem, you’re working far too late. Thank you so much for securing the new tenant in such a short space of time. Thanks also for going the extra mile with the video. Its very much appreciated. The unit looks in good shape. I will take your advice on replacing the carpet at some stage. An excellent result all round, as always :)


Tenant - Wanda Road, Caulfield (October 2016)

First class customer service! Senem and Jamie-Lee assisted us with finding our rental property. They were super professional, prompt, and took on board all of our suggestion for improvement before we moved in. I would highly recommend Castran Gilbert, as they made the experience of leasing an apartment relatively painless, and were genuinely happy to help. Thanks so much!


Tenant - Through Road, Camberwell (September 2016)

Good agents are hard to find. Great agents are one in a million. Senem is one in million. From her patient and highly professional approach, showing us through the property to her speedy efficiency in processing our application, I cannot imagine a better agent to deal with. Thank you Senem.


Landlord - Osbourne Street, South Yarra (September 2016)

Dear Senem,

Oh dear! Thank you for taking care of it.

We are still away, and it’s reassuring to know my property is in good hands!

Thank you.


Tenant - Clara Street, South Yarra (September 2016)

Searching for a rental from interstate is highly stressful but Senem and Jamie-Lee’s professional, responsive and warm service really stood out in a crowded RE market.


Landlord - Sydney Road, Bruswick (August 2016)

Thanks Senem, that’s fantastic! Very happy! I was expecting at least a couple of weeks to a month without tenants. Thanks so much!


Tenant - Sydney Road, Brunswick (August 2016)

Dealt with Senem and Jamie-Lee they were both really helpful and great. It was efficient and fast but they also they gave us all the details we needed. Would definitely recommend them for anything you need.


Tenant - Sydney Road, Brunswick (August 2016)

Thank you Jamie. We are both happy and satisfied from the professional service and care that we received from you and Castran Gilbert.

Wish you and Senem all the best.


Tenant - Gatehouse Street, Parkville (August 2016)

I had a fantastic experience with Senem and Jamie. They responded quickly to my interest in a property and were able to organize an inspection as soon as possible. All my references were contacted and the lease drawn up within a day. Senem was really professional and made sure that no questions were left unanswered with signing, and I never felt rushed or pressured into making a decision. The speed, efficiency, and friendliness helped make my move interstate less worrying than it could have been. Also, they are very agreeable and trustworthy. Would highly recommend.


Landlord - Atkinson Close, Prahran (August 2016)


Thanks very much for all of your hard work with respect to my Atkinson Close property, especially given the challenges posed by my former tenants. I look forward to bringing you my next property!


Tenant - Toorak Road, South Yarra (August 2016)

Excellent service. Had an issue with my hot water when I first moved into my rental and they got it fixed really quick. It was a pleasure dealing with Senem Lemanis and her team.


Tenant - Toorak Road, Toorak (August 2016)

Senem and Jamie-Lee have been outstanding throughout the process with our application for the property in Toorak Road. Their professional approach and speed at which everything has been done has exceeded our expectations. A big thank you to the both of you. Wayne and Tim