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  • While Australia’s cities are growing fast – three quarters of our population growth is occurring in just our four largest cities – so are many other international cities and we need to learn lessons of how to grow cities successfully. “Population growth, including immigration, has been an essential part of the Australian story and has delivered real economic and social…

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  • Knight Frank’s Joint Managing Director, South Australia, Guy Bennett will relocate to Melbourne to take on the newly-formed role of Partner, Head of Institutional Sales, Victoria and South Australia. The move delivers on the firm’s strategic focus globally on Institutional Sales and bolsters the firm’s east coast presence. Mr Bennett will leverage off his national and offshore capital relationships to…

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  • Property management agency Leah Jay has appointed current Operations Manager Cassandra Lantry to the role of Director. The addition of another director marks a new era for the company, which has run under the existing structure for the past 24 years. Ms Lantry joined the company in 2005 as a commercial property assistant, progressing through a variety of roles and…

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  • “We are pleased to have Anna-Marie join the Harcourts Group as our newest business owner. Anna-Marie has had an outstanding start to her real estate career and we are proud to be able to help her in her dream of business ownership. “Anna-Marie will take over the management of our Harcourts Elite office in Canning Vale and will be rebranded…

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  • First National Real Estate, in conjunction with the Seven Network, has proudly announced its coast-to-coast sponsorship of the Seven News Young Achiever Awards. Conducted on a state-by-state basis, the awards highlight and acknowledge the achievements of young Australians, providing motivation, encouragement and role models for young Australians at all levels in their chosen field of endeavour. Last year, the network’s…

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    Re-Leased, the cloud-based commercial property management platform, has raised NZ$2.3 million from New Zealand and UK investors in its first external capital round to fast track development and attract larger international customers. The platform manages over 35,000 properties worldwide for commercial landlords and managers , using cloud-based technology to reduce the costs of administering portfolios while also enhancing tenant services.…

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  • Proportunity, a startup based out of London, aims to help first home buyers with loans based on the forecast future price of their house. The company, started by entrepreneurs Vadim Toader and Stefan Boronea, uses machine learning to accurately forecast property growth, and will soon begin to offer equity loans allowing FHBs to increase their deposit. The UK already has a…

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  • Don’t let the Reserve Bank’s inactivity fool you. Interest rates are actually rising. That might seem strange. After all, the Reserve Bank has left the official cash rate at a record-low 1.50 per cent since August 2016. The last increase came way back in November 2010 – and some economists believe the next one might not occur until 2019 or…

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  • Industry supplier Rockend have been recognised for their exceptional customer service by the Customer Service Institute of Australia (CSIA). The company was named a finalist in six categories at the CSIA-run Australian Service Excellence Awards (ASEA). The categories include the highly-contested Customer Service Organisation of the Year – Medium. It isn’t the first time Rockend has been recognised by the…

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  • The sons of ex-Domain CEO Anthony Catalano and Fairfax Media CEO Greg Hywood have furthered their property ambitions with another niche portal. The third website for the duo, and second property portal, is House and Land Developments – a portal aimed at developers and investors looking for suburban house and land packages. From their AD Group Catalano and Hywood have…

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  • Two existing offices in the Hunter region – Charlestown and Hunter Valley – have announced a rebrand to join Belle Property from 16 July 2018, strengthening the brand’s presence in a market that is seeing significant growth. Principal Anthony Di Nardo says the switch is to give his clients a personalised and tailored approach, with the backing of a full…

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  • When he started in real estate five years ago as a personal assistant, Fergus Torpy had no intention of making a career out of it. Fast forward to 2018 and Mr Torpy’s not only been confidently leading the sales team at Ray White Warrnambool for several years but is now excited to step into his new role as a partner…

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  • Queensland Sotheby’s International Realty have expanded into Sanctuary Cove with a new office and partnership with experienced agents John and Marie Manning. Long-term Sanctuary Cove residents and real estate agents, Mr and Ms Manning have joined Queensland Sotheby’s International Realty to head up the Sanctuary Cove office.  For over a decade, the couple has exclusively owned and operated Manning Real…

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  • Entrepreneur Holly Ransom is a guest speaker at this year’s conference which brings together the White family businesses of Ray White, Loan Market, Wealth Market, Home Now, Living Here, White & Partners, and Concierge. Ms Ransom is the founder and CEO of disruptive marketing agency Emergent, a company specialising in the development of high performing intergenerational workforces. From interviewing Barack…

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