SHEPHERD&CO Real Estate Advisory

About Us

"One dependable source of ethical, independent
and frank advice..."

Tasmanian real estate practices are compromised; conflicting interests, lack of transparency, inadequate consumer regulatory protections.

Shepherd & Co Real Estate Advisory was formed to provide an invaluable service, often sought and seldom found; one dependable source of ethical, independent and frank advice; a true ally for those about to navigate the significant journey of transacting real estate.

We provide highly personal representation and an introduction to our trusted community of professional partners. Together, we ensure there is no mis-information, weak links, and that you’re properly supported and armed for success throughout the entire real estate journey.

We welcome the opportunity to represent and protect your interests, as if they were our own.

Leadership Team

Jasmin Rankin

Shepherd & Co’s Founder has enjoyed a successful career spanning 20+ years in real estate sales, property development, acquisitions and advocacy spanning New Zealand, mainland Australia, and Tasmania. Her experience is unrivalled, implicitly trusted by her clients and industry journalists for market insights and emerging trends.

Jasmin understands the many nuances and challenges of the property market; providing strategic advisory support to her team and clients alike. Insightful, tactical and discerning, Jasmin sees opportunities where others do not, and alongside her colleagues and a close network of trusted local community, revels in bringing them to fruition.

The pioneer of impartial real estate advisory services for Tasmania, Jasmin is widely respected by her clients and peers alike for introducing greater transparency and impartial professional representation to the industry. Her commitment to ethical standards, authenticity and candour positions Shepherd & Co as the most trusted advisory firm in the state.

Kafka Watson

Widely regarded as Tasmania’s most trusted and valued Buyers Advocate and Advisor, Kafka has a keen eye for detail and takes on her client’s aspirations as if they were her own. Highly consultative and pro-active, Kafka is an avid negotiator, unrelenting in the pursuit of their aspirational and commercial goals.

Having facilitated hundreds of client real estate transactions, coupled with her personal passion for property investment and development, Kafka is an experienced and trusted adviser, committed to safely shepherding her clients through their property journey.

With Kafka as your partner, you are assured unwavering support and quantified advice; from dependable evaluations and property insights to initial investment and project feasibility studies, she provides direct and trustworthy real estate advice across all facets of the property life cycle. This approach, together with her unrivalled knowledge of the local market, established networks and respected position in the industry, is key to her consistently securing the very best opportunities in the local market.

The Company we keep

The old saying goes, it’s not what you know but who you know.
Whilst knowledge is critical, its trusted relationships that make all the difference when navigating real estate.
Having a broader community of dependable and informed stake-holders makes light work of what can otherwise be an intricate and rather stressful process.

Allow us to introduce you,,,


  • Mortgage broking
  • Financial Planning
  • Valuers
  • Accounting


  • Property Lawyers
  • Conveyancing
  • Solicitors


  • Building Inspectors
  • Surveyors
  • Quantity Surveyors
  • Town planning


  • Architects + Draftsmen
  • Builders and Trades
  • Interior Design
  • Landscape Design


  • Project Management
  • Property management
  • Airbnb Management