The WIP Around: Kylee Schoonens 

The Property Council sat down with Fratelle Group Director Kylee Schoonens.

What time do you start work each day?

8.30am most days, after my morning workout and getting my daughter ready for the day.

How much time do you spend on social media each week?


Maybe half an hour to an hour if I am zoning out in front of the TV at night

What’s the funniest piece of advice you’ve been given in your career?

Never mix spots with stripes…

What is the best piece of advice you would give to an aspiring young women in the property industry?

Confidence is the key!  You need to back yourself first, because if you don’t, no one else will.

Sum up your job in 3 words

Every day’s different

If you weren't in your current role,  what would  you like do and why?


I am a bit of a foodie and love a nice glass of wine, I would love to run a small bar / restaurant

What made you choose your career path?

I have wanted to be an architect since I was in year 8 at 11 years of age – when I beat all the boys in Technical Drawing!  My dad’s side of the family has always been involved in design or construction so I have always been exposed to this industry - I grew a passion for design early on spending time in my grandfather’s timber furniture workshop from a really young age.  I have always loved the fact that architecture is a mix of art and science, and that I get to challenge myself both creatively and pragmatically through the creation of a design and then working out how to build it!