Darren Mitchell is head of the strata department at SVN, a US company which entered into a partnership arrangement with Perth's Vicus Property Group in 2019. Mr Mitchell obtained his Real Estate Certificate in 1987. However, he put his property ambitions on hold to become a small business owner operator before heading back to the real estate industry in 2003. Mr Mitchell then moved to Darwin in 2008 to work with a national property group where he managed a team looking after a large commercial property portfolio of government and mining industry holdings. He was responsible for introducing strata management services under the Unit Titles Act (NT) into the company. Mr Mitchell had also worked in retail sales, owned and operated an electrical retail business and mobile telephone company, and was a centre manager for a large 150-store shopping complex.