About us

Tom Tung Cat – Director –


Tom has over a decade of experience in the property industry; originally as an active investor and developer overseas and now in the Australian market since 2005.  His expertise in property has covered many different fields from renovation to finance. However he gets the most satisifaction from helping hard working families to own their own home.

Back in 2007  Tom discovered the rent to own – or vendor finance system to own property – this has been the main model used in the Own Don’t Rent business.  Over the past few years Tom has helped dozens of Australians to own their own home .

Other than growing the business, Tom enjoys tennis, spending time with his young family and working with the local community.


 Qualifications and memberships

Australian Credit License 385351

COSL membership

Certificate IV business management

Certificate IV finance mortgage broking

NSW Real estate agent license

Member of Vendor Finance institute

Bachelor Degree University of Hanoi


Eleanor Clapham- Project and Marketing Manager


Eleanor has had a love of property ever since working on renovations with the family while growing up. Eleanor has a background in renovation, property maintenance and has recently completed several major renovation projects in Western Sydney.

Eleanor has been with Own Don’t Rent since 2008 and receives immense pleasure from helping Australians own their own home. Eleanor has enjoyed first hand success with the  Own Dont Rent system; Eleanor bought her first home using this method and sold it within 2 years to make a sizeable profit.




Bachelor Degree University of Wollongong

Profile Accelerator Marketing course

Member of Vendor Finance Assosiation

Renovation for Profit Course

Jennifer Kanthan  – General Manager


Jennifer has a diverse background in small business, marketing consulting and property. Her passion is helping the average Australian to solve their property issues.  She is excited about the developments in the business to make our services more accessible.

Jennifer actively spends time in the professional community, growing our network of brokers and agents and educating them about the ODR system.

She has a committment to several charities and spends a day each month volunteering and fundraising for charities such as Red Cross, Miracle Babies and Beyond Blue.  She enjoys dancing, bushwalking and mentoring young people to become entreprenuers.

Qualifications –

Bachelor Commerce- Marketing and Management at University of Sydney

Course in Property Practice

Vendor Finance Go Direct Mentoring Program 2007-2008


Vendor Finance Association