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  • McGrath Estate Agents have announced that its agents and offices throughout the eastern seaboard have collectively donated more than $1,000,000 to charities during the 2018 financial year. McGrath Chief Executive Officer Geoff Lucas affirmed the company’s commitment to supporting and giving back to its local communities. “Community is at the core of McGrath’s values and truly ingrained in our culture. We…

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    For the eighth consecutive year, Australia and New Zealand’s real estate market has been ranked the world’s number one for sustainability in the internationally recognised 2018 GRESB real estate results. GRESB is the global benchmark for environmental, social and governance (ESG) performance of real assets, defining and measuring standards for sustainability performance. In 2018, GRESB assessed 903 real estate companies,…

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    Sustainable homes will see an increase in value as more and more householders take up solar rebates and reduce household energy consumption, according to independent valuer and advisory group Herron Todd White. HTW’s Managing Director in Melbourne, Tony Kelly, said as homeowners continued to take advantage of solar energy rebates and substantially reduced energy costs, the value of their homes…

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  • Last week, the Barry Plant Group hosted its 2018 Awards for Excellence at Melbourne’s Crown Palladium, with nearly 900 people attending the black-tie event. The Geelong office had an outstanding night as, apart from their star agent Chari Emirzade taking out so many major sales awards, they also won Franchisee of the Year and Property Management Department of the Year,…

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  • Purplebricks has announced a new service offering and experience for customers in Australia. Purplebricks Global COO Neil Tavender said the network were ‘excited’ about the changes they were implementing and the way it would drive the network forward in Australia. “In recent weeks, Kenny Bruce (Co-founder) and our leadership team have travelled the country to speak with all of our agents…

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    Harcourts International has welcomed Susan Rix AM, Tim Keenan and Graham Mirabito to its board of directors, joining current board members Gilbert Enoka, Mike and Irene Green and Paul Wright. “We are very pleased to have Susan, Tim and Graham join our board and look forward to their contributions,” said Mike Green, Managing Director, Harcourts International. “Each is a leader in…

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  • RE/MAX has acknowledged its top regional performances at the fourth annual RE/MAX Asia Pacific Convention this month, with Australia and New Zealand claiming four awards. Australia and New Zealand join 16 other regions in RE/MAX’s Asia Pacific network – South Korea, Thailand, Indonesia, Singapore, Philippines, Guam, Hong Kong, Macau, China, Japan, Taiwan, India, Sri Lanka, Mongolia, Malaysia and Myanmar. RE/MAX Australia…

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    The REIV have celebrated the best in commercial and industrial advertising, marketing and promotion across commercial sales and leasing campaigns at the annual Commercial and Industrial Marketing Awards. REIV President Richard Simpson said the awards are a great opportunity to recognise the increasingly innovative and tailored campaigns. “Congratulations to the winners and finalists in the 18 categories on their dynamic and…

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  • Up to 900 real estate agents and guests last night celebrated their achievements at the annual Ray White New South Wales and ACT awards at the International Convention Centre in Sydney. Ray White Double Bay had a successful night at the state awards, picking up number one Sydney Blue office for the highest settled commission for the seventh year in…

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  • Australasia’s largest real estate group, Ray White, and Sydney-based creative agency DO have partnered to launch a new brand campaign. The campaign explores the Great Australian Dream, with Ray White helping Aussies as they seek out their property dreams and bring them to life. The work is the epitome of Australiana, as it takes a light-hearted look at some of…

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    Furthering the crackdown surrounding anti-money laundering rules in foreign investment, the government is considering relying on real estate agents to report suspicious purchases by foreign buyers. The joint public accounts and audit committee is reviewing the deficiencies in data around the foreign investment regime, with the ATO announcing on Wednesday they had conducted 4600 investigations into potential breaches since 2015.…

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  • Colliers International have welcomed National Director Nick Greenwell to their Occupier Services team. Mr Greenwell has rejoined Colliers International, originally working for the company for five years between 2002 and 2006. With over 15 years’ industrial property experience, Mr Greenwell has a strong reputation as a well-rounded expert and has worked across all major sectors of commercial real estate. “We…

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  • The need for real estate employers to adjust minimum rates of pay at the start of each financial year for employees covered by the Real Estate Industry Award or the Clerks – Private Sector Award is nothing new. But this year, because of the outcome of the four-year review of the Real Estate Industry Award, employers have had to make…

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    Domain has added a data and insights unit to its content division, Domain Research House. The unit will be led by Tobias Johnstone, content and data director for the department. It will provide Domain readers and clients with insights drawn from internal data. Trent Wiltshire of The Reserve Bank has been appointed as economist for the unit, Domain’s Dr Nicola…

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