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  • Property software provider Rockend has released the results of their 2018 Voice of the Australian Property Management survey which has shown how property managers really feel about their industry. The survey of 1,034 property management professions, including property managers, principals, heads of departments, BDMs and trust managers, was aimed at establishing a benchmark for the feeling of those in the…

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  • The team behind the Laing+Simmons Hunters Hills office has expanded to the other side of the river, opening a new Lane Cove office in time for the start of 2019. A presence in Lane Cove is an important strategic move, explains principal Richard Pickton. “With a significant proportion of our rent roll in Lane Cove and its surrounds, it makes…

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  • Domain’s chief sales officer Tom Ainsworth has been made redundant as CEO Jason Pellegrino makes major restructuring changes in the business. According to a memo sent to Domain staff yesterday, the restructure will see the business split into two main arms – B2B and B2C. The split has seen the former chief product and customer experience officer Tony Blamey promoted…

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  • Leading residential agency McGrath Estate Agents, a division of McGrath Limited, has announced that nine high-performing agents will join McGrath Paddington as it seeks to bolster its existing company-owned offices in Brisbane. The new recruits will be led by Daniel Goodwin, who is transitioning his entire sales team across to McGrath. His agents will service key Brisbane suburbs that include…

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  • realestate.com.au has launched Agent Ratings and Reviews as a free, unbiased platform to help agents get noticed by more people on the website. Agent Ratings and Reviews will go live to consumers on realestate.com.au in early 2019, giving agents time to look their best by gathering real, authentic reviews from past buyers and sellers ready for launch. Agents have the…

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  • Australian companies Crown Residences at Barangaroo, Ironfish, ArchiStar and BC Securities were four of the most notable among the 20 of the world’s very best China-focused real estate marketers who were named as winners of the Global Chinese Choice Award by Juwai.com at a gala black-tie dinner event in Shanghai on Wednesday, 5 December. The awards presentation followed four months…

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  • Global real estate services company JLL have been appointed by UBS Asset Management’s Real Estate Business to undertake leasing, property, marketing and facilities management services for the former Athletes’ Village of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games (GC2018), as it is transformed into Australia’s first ever large-scale build-to-rent housing scheme, known as Smith Collective. Incorporating seven hectares of residential and retail…

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  • McGrath Estate Agents today announced that Justin Marsden has joined the company as State Manager for Queensland, while also overseeing their northern NSW footprint. Mr Marsden brings more than 18 years’ experience, carving an impressive record as a sales agent, principal, auctioneer and coach. Christopher Mourd, Head of Franchise Network for McGrath, said he was delighted to welcome Justin to…

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  • One of the Central Coast’s most respected agents, Andrew Thomson, yesterday opened Stone Real Estate’s newest franchise in oceanside Copacabana – the 13th office opening for the network this year. The new principal of Stone Real Estate Copacabana rose to the top five per cent of sales agents nationally at his previous agency after building an envious sales record in…

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  • LJ Hooker has appointed former Cooley Auctions auctioneer Toby Llewellyn to its network development team, bringing to the recruitment division a background across both real estate and technology. In addition to calling for Cooley Auctions across New South Wales, Mr Llewellyn was also instrumental in rolling out its online auction management platform, AuctionNow. “Having a background in technology – initially…

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  • The Agency Group Australia’s has recruited highly experienced, award-winning real estate agent Michael Keil in Western Australia. With over two decades’ experience under his belt in the WA property market, Mr Keil – a licensed real estate business agent and auctioneer– is highly regarded in the industry, where his innovative sales strategies have delivered proven results for both residential property…

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  • Dexus has agreed terms for one of Australia’s first supply-linked renewable Energy Supply Agreements (ESA), which will purchase renewable energy offsite to power the base building services of more than 40 buildings in its New South Wales property portfolio. This will be achieved through the procurement of renewable energy generation and presents a new lever for Dexus and the property…

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  • A report from consumer watchdog CHOICE, together with National Shelter and The National Association of Tenant Organisations, claims that over 50 per cent of tenants are living in properties that need repairs. However, industry bodies say the report isn’t reflective of the full story. According to REIWA, the issues raised in the Disrupted: the consumer experience of renting in Australia report are…

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  • Ray White Commercial Northern Corridor Group has joined forces with the Pine Rivers office to become one of the largest commercial real estate agencies on the northern side of Brisbane, boasting offices in Brendale, Morayfield and Mooloolaba. The Group will now service from North Brisbane through to Noosa, with Michael Shadforth and Chris Massie leading the team. “Market knowledge, future…

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