A couple of words about me...

David Forrest



Licenced Real Estate Agent

David has over three decades of Real Estate experience.

David is an experienced auctioneer. He learnt his skills in Melbourne, commonly regarded as the auction capital of Australia. He has won a number of awards as an auctioneer and competed twice at the absolute pinnacle of the industry in the Australasian Auction Championships. Apart from property auctions David likes to use his skills raising funds for charities and community groups.

David has strong beliefs about the Real Estate industry and has participated in the management and representation of the industry. David has had two ministerial appointments advising the government in maters real estate. As a strong supporter of the First National Network David has been appointed to the First National Queensland Regional Council and is currently serving his Third term as Chairman. He is also Chairman of the First National FNQ Region and immediate past Chairman of the First National Commercial National Committee. David is serving his second year on the First National Board of Directors and is currently Vice Chairman

Community features clearly in David’s activity. Apart from charity auctions David has been a board member of Red Cross, he has worked raising funds for the Cancer council and has helped many community groups. As a member of a Property advisory board he has helped the Anglican Church, and has also advised the Catholic Church on property matters.

David has done a great deal of work in planning with countless applications under his belt he has been in demand as an advocate in this area. Property is what he understands and feels comfortable with. If you would like to contact David you can call him directly on 0418 897 640.

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186 Mulgrave Road, Westcourt QLD


This low set character filled double brick & tile property is well positioned within the Westcourt business precinct and situated on a 562sqm block. There are 6 rooms plus reception area, large waiting room, bathroom & separate toilet with side access to rear hardstand car parking. Prominent signage and a prime main road location make this property suited to various uses STCA. With beautiful polished timber floors throughout most of the property and high ceilings featuring decorative plaster ...

Price: $638,000 GST inclusive

  • 6 Bed
  • 1 Bath
  • 4 Car
  • 562 sqm Land Area
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411-415 Sheridan Street, Cairns North QLD

We will develop your dream

411-415 Sheridan Street is a huge opportunity just waiting to be taken. The owners are willing to develop/renovate the existing substantial premises to suit a long term tenants needs. You could end up with your perfect business premises on one of Cairns busiest roads giving your business incredible exposure. The block is just over 1800 m2 with a huge frontage of 64 meters to Sheridan Street. Well located on the outskirts of cairns CBD close to the Airport. Come and talk to us about your ne...

Price: Expressions of Interest

  • 1,816 sqm Land Area
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124 Spence Street, Parramatta Park QLD

FOR LEASE - Approx. 385m2

City fringe, 1st floor office just a stone’s throw from the Cairns CBD! Air conditioned, carpeted and partitioned with desk furniture included. 5 car parks on site and easy access off Spence Street. Great signage opportunity with exposure to arterial road. Can be divided into 200m2 and 185m2. Both areas with kitchen facilities and amenities, a must to inspect.

  • 5 Car
  • 386 sqm Land Area
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Lot 12 111 Newell Street, Bungalow QLD

Lease or buy, it is part of your future.

This is a sizable, clear span premises that has the flexibility to appeal to a number of commercial and Industrial uses. The building has been constructed with Concrete tilt walls on a concrete slab floor. Clear span steel deck roof with insulation. External windows have security screens and provide natural light and cross ventilation. The owner is willing to design an internal fitout at no cost and construct at cost – talk to us this may be the site for your business.

  • 3 Car
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Lot 1 49 Cook Street, Portsmith QLD

Buy or Lease, there is a lot to this property.

This is a ready to go proposition being offered with substancial fit-out. The property is made of concrete panel construction and has office showroom entry as well as rear roller door access. The property has had approx. $110,000 spent on fit out and the layout includes Ground Floor: 108m2 containing reception/showroom, admin area, three offices, lunchroom and toilets 144 m2 Warehouse with 6m height First Floor: 109 m2 includes 4 offices and boardroom. The office fit out is good qual...

  • 5 Car
  • 377 sqm Land Area
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Lot 2 49 Cook Street, Portsmith QLD

High profile corner location

This is a well-built and clear span property with amazing exposure on the corner of Cook and Fearnley Streets. With a net lettable area of 521m2 divided into two tenancies. Tenancy 1 is vacant and covers an area of 369 M2. The current owner will lease this at $55,050 PA +GST+ Outgoings. Tenancy two area of 152 M2 is leased on a new 5x5 lease. There is plenty of room to operate and get an income at the same time allowing room for expansion. There is also access from Fernley Street. As the ...

  • 5 Car
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  • 186 Mulgrave Road, Westcourt QLD
  • 411-415 Sheridan Street, Cairns North QLD
  • 124 Spence Street, Parramatta Park QLD
  • Lot 12 111 Newell Street, Bungalow QLD
  • Lot 1 49 Cook Street, Portsmith QLD
  • Lot 2 49 Cook Street, Portsmith QLD

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My Testimonials


I wish to thankyou for the professional and supportive approach you took to help us find commercial premises in Cairns. Workways is delighted with our new home in Aplin Street. You and your First National team will be the first people we approach for all our real estate needs in future.


I wish to express my gratitude to David Forrest and the team at First National Cairns Central for achieving an astounding result in the sale of my home.

Selling the family home after many years was a difficult and emotional tasks, however David’s friendly, positive and professional attitude made the task easier. Through every stage from the listing of the property to settlement David gave 100% commitment and dedication, always with a very professional attitude.

The advertising program recommended along with the photo’s and video were instrumental in achieving a sale price that far exceeded my expectations.

I highly recommend the services of David and his team to anyone looking to sell their home or property. 


"Your market information and presentation was the most accurate and you and David Forrest assisted me in the advertising which no other agent was prepared to do. I think your slogan “we put you first” is refreshingly true and I thank both of you for all your efforts".


"David Forrest took the project under his wing and he and his team of agents did a very professional job in handling the sales, marketing and follow up to get the settlements through".


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