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Who's at the heart of ThinkRed?

ThinkRed Recruitment was founded by Shonleigh Draper in July 2016 and established as a specialist recruitment company for the Real Estate sector. We quickly grew to become the go-to agency for recruiting the highest quality Property Management staff, with the highest retention.


Shonleigh’s vivacious personality and enthusiastic nature is the driving force behind ThinkRed’s success. Our high-quality services are a reflection of her determination to consistently exceed our client’s needs. At ThinkRed, we will fill your role with the same care, speed and enthusiasm as when we're filling a role internally at ThinkRed. Your success is critical to our success!


Our innovative recruitment structure is a comprehensive process that matches the right person with the right role. We adopt a holistic approach to recruitment, carefully considering personality, skills, culture, team and management style fit. This method means that we consistently work with talent who not only love their new roles but thrive in them. This has undoubtedly given us a distinctive edge in Real Estate and Property Management Recruitment. Take a look at our Google and Facebook reviews to hear why our clients and Talent believe we're the best at what we do!

Meet the Team

Shonleigh Draper - Founder & Managing Director

Shonleigh is a loving wife, a doting mama, a coffee snob, a pro-muffin-baker and she is also the proud founder and Managing Director of ThinkRed Recruitment.

As a progressive-thinking businesswoman, Shonleigh is dedicated to enriching and empowering the lives of property management professionals across the nation. This dedication and commitment led Shonleigh to establish the incredibly successful and highly engaged 'Empowering Women in Property' (EWIP) community that now boasts over 1700 members.

Shonleigh is also the Co-Founder of pmXcite, a Property Management membership program that provides cutting-edge resources for Property Management, growth programs, best practice education, communication and template resources and online courses.

Shonleigh continues to reset the standards for high quality service, she drives Property Management professional development and growth and tirelessly strives for high performance and integrity in the real estate industry. When you get to know Shonleigh, you will understand why clients and Talent that use ThinkRed never go anywhere else for their recruitment needs and truly become part of the ThinkRed family for life.

M: 0421 959 658
E: shonleigh@thinkredrecruitment.com.au


Nicki Knuth - Director (Licensee)

Servicing Brisbane Northside, Sunshine Coast, Toowoomba & Far Nth QLD

Nicki Knuth is a Mum to four children including twin girls, a Grandma to six beautiful grandchildren, a camping and jet skiing enthusiast and lover of all things Real Estate and Property!

Having always had an interest in Real Estate Nicki decided to take an entry level role as a Personal Assistant to a Sales Agent out in the Bayside of Brisbane and she very quickly progressed as an Assistant Property Manager, Property Manager and then into a Senior Property Manager role - spanning across a total of seven years. In her last three years as Senior Property Manager Nicki worked in an agency where they experienced rapid growth, starting with 280 properties and increasing to just over 500 properties in the space of three years! 

So when it comes to property management, Nicki has been there and done that, she’s seen it all and she really ‘gets it’!


Nicki loved her time in Property Management but after seven glorious years she decided it was time to spread her wings and move into recruitment, running a ’temp recruitment’ desk.


Nicki LOVED recruitment from day one, matching hungry talent with new opportunities felt like something that came very natural to her, and she quickly fell in love with the role of being a recruiter. 

Nicki's transition into specialising in Real Estate and Property Management recruitment with ThinkRed Recruitment in 2021 was a natural progression and one that made so much sense to her, so when the opportunity for Nicki to open her own ThinkRed Recruitment agency popped up, she jumped at the chance and hasn’t looked back since!

M: 0411 100 853

E: nicki@thinkredrecruitment.com.au