Manpreet Dandiwal

Real estate agent charged over brawl

PHOTO: No one can compete with us: Manpreet Dandiwal CREDIT: EAMON GALLAGHER

A Melbourne real estate agent who specialises in selling undeveloped land on the city’s urban fringe has been charged with serious assault alongside two employees after a brawl involving up to 15 men in a park.

Manpreet Dandiwal, 39, the founder and managing director of PSP Property Group, has made a name for himself selling large, undeveloped, subdividable lots in Melbourne’s suburban growth corridors.

The Toorak-based agent’s motto is “everything I touch turns to sold”, and his company boasts of negotiating more than $3 billion in sales.

Mr Dandiwal and two employees of the company – who are also his nephews – were charged by police after they were allegedly involved in a fight in Melbourne’s eastern suburbs on September 1.

Mr Dandiwal and fellow PSP Property employees Yuvraj Singh Virk and Anmol Singh Chahal, both in their 20s, were charged by detectives following the alleged affray at a park in Bulleen.

Police attended the Bulleen Road park about 11.50am and found about 10 to 15 men fighting, a spokesman said.

The three men, all from Toorak, were charged with serious assault and bailed to appear at Heidelberg Magistrates Court on February 4. A court spokeswoman said the matter involved assault and injury-related offences.

At the time of the alleged park brawl, COVID-19 restrictions prevented any gatherings, either indoors or out.

Sources with knowledge of Mr Dandiwal’s business affairs, but who asked not to be identified for fear of repercussions, said the fight stemmed from a long-running financial dispute between the real estate agent and some former employees.