About us


Our story


Land & Water was created in 2014 by Michael Downie who wanted to pair both Rural Real Estate and Water Broking as one in a Goulburn Valley Based location.

We provide assistance, advice and a service to all the Goulburn Valley and beyond with regards to their rural real estate and water trading advice.

Our aim is to create close client relationships to assist with long term advice and transactions.


Our Team


Michael Downie

Licensed Real Estate Agent/Registered Water Broker

Michael has 24 years of Rural Realestate experience, and has been the forefront of the Water Broking Industry for 20 years. Michael is a registered water broker with the Australian Water Brokers Association (AWBA). he is well respected for his expertise and depth of both realestate and water trading knowledge. Michael has developed strong relationships with clients, irrigators, corporates, government bodies, other brokers and agents.



Rob Bruns

Rural Real Estate Agent

Rob has has an eye for all things agriculture with a strong farming background. He has owned farming properties over the last 20 years, has held a management position at a large corporate dairy farm, and has experience in rural and residential Realestate sales in the Shepparton region. Rob’s enthusiasm, strong interest in agriculture and rural sales will make him a fantastic addition to our team.



Lauren McCabe

Water & Real Estate Sales Assistant

Lauren joined the Landmark Harcourts team in May 2015 after 5 years with a leading legal firm working as a Personal Assistant & Conveyancing Clerk. Lauren is now an integral part of the Land & Water team and assists clients with their water and property requirements.

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