Evan is the CEO and Founder of The Property Tribune. He has more than 20 years of experience in media, technology, marketing, and business. Evan started his career in film and television as a director, producer, and editor, with broadcast credits on ABC TV, National Geographic, Discovery, and SBS. Evan went on to work as a management consultant for Change Corporation, Rio Tinto, and State and Federal Government departments. Evan is also the CEO and Founder of the internationally recognised and Perth-based digital marketing agency, Living Online. With direct digital marketing experience working on some of the world’s most highly trafficked websites, and a breadth of experience that spans multiple industries and continents, Evan enjoys working on innovative and forward-looking companies. Evan has an MBA from UWA (High Distinction) and was the recipient of the Krasnostein prize for outstanding academic achievement.
Charlie Gunningham has spent more than 20 years in the property, media and tech sectors. After working in the UK and Singapore, he arrived in Perth in 1997, completed an MBA at UWA, graduating as top student. He then co-founded aussiehome.com, ran it for 10 years before REIWA acquired it, whereupon Charlie ran reiwa.com. In 2013, he moved to Business News, became CEO, and went on to work for the federal government’s Accelerating Commercialisation program, funding pre-revenue tech businesses. He is an active investor in property and tech startups, is managing editor of Startup News and co-host of the Startup West podcast.
Having a strong interest in property, Liam enthusiastically writes about the latest developments in this multi-trillion-dollar industry. A Curtin Business School graduate, he has a wide variety of experience across multiple roles in startups, logistics, wholesale, marketing and retail businesses.
Henry was trained in news and current affairs on radio, previously presenting news for 107.3fm in Sydney, and produced and presented for national current affairs program, The Wire, covering a multitude of issues including STEM, politics, international relations, and indigenous affairs.
Anneke has a keen interest in both Australian property and the Western Australian startup community, reporting for The Property Tribune and contributing to Startup News.
Sandy Anghie is the editor of The Architect magazine, the official publication of the Australian Institute of Architects. Formerly a lawyer, Sandy is now a registered architect and architecture writer, running her own architecture practice alongside her roles of Deputy Lord Mayor of the City of Perth and Chapter Councillor of the Australian Institute of Architects.
I have been self-employed since the age of 18, have had many different businesses and also quite a few partnerships. What I've learned over the years is: have a library of people always on your bookshelf, the sort of people that are experts in their respective fields that you can grab their knowledge when you need it to accelerate your success. As the CEO of Harken Finance, the team and I can help you with securing the right financing to suit your personal needs. Regarding real estate, my firm belief is that it is not only a property investment, it's an investment in you and your family's future.
As one of Australia's leading auctioneers, and the director of Compton Green Real Estate, Adrian possesses a wealth of industry knowledge, passion and an extensive network of contacts. He has worked alongside a range of organisations from diverse sectors, including private, corporate and government. Adrian is a visionary and big thinker; he always has his finger firmly on the pulse when it comes to consumer trends and habits. Outside of work, Adrian embarks on philanthropic endeavours and giving back to the community. He is the chair of the 'Hobson's Bay Community Fund,' which strives for social change in the Hobson's Bay area.
Shannon is a principal of Stork Davies Legal Advisors, a boutique, CBD-based law firm, and has over 16 years' experience as a property lawyer. Recognised as a recommended lawyer in the 2020 and 2021 Doyles Guide listings of leading Western Australian property and real estate lawyers, Shannon was also a Business News 40under40 Winner in the professional services category, and the 2016 winner of the Property Council of Australia’s WA Future Leaders Award in the advisory and transactions category. He also currently serves as Deputy Chair of the Property Council's WA Retail Management Committee.

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Executive Director of the Proptech Association of Australia, and the CEO of Real Content.
Managing director of the Strategic Property Group, host of The Perth Property Show every Monday at 7am and regular property commentator on 6PR and Ch 9. Experienced Managing Director with a demonstrated history of working in the resources & real estate industry. Skilled in negotiation, business planning, market research, management, and business development. Graduated from University of Western Australia.
Paige Garvey is the Business Development Manager for Perth's leading residential property developer, Blackburne. Paige has been in the real estate industry since 2017 working across residential sales, property management, and business development. Paige's passion for real estate is built on the foundation of developing those long-lasting relationships with both new and existing clients. In her spare time, Paige is completing a Double Major at the University of Western Australia, majoring in Finance and Psychology.
Since 1999, I have been focusing my energy on managing a successful real estate team and offering support to Perth landlords. I also love educating others within the industry and hope to inspire them by connecting and sharing my knowledge freely through a platform called PM Collective
Perth born and bred, and with a passion for the property market, Mark has over thirty years’ experience in real estate, most of which he has spent running his own successful business. Over the last three decades he has successfully advised countless Perth residents on creating passive income and security through property. Mark is a regular public speaker, presenting to industry groups, related professional bodies and within the Mark Hay investment education seminar series and workshops. Mark also enjoys spending as much time as he can with his five children, escaping to their hideaway farm in Toodyay, pursuing ultra-sports and travelling the world.
I am passionate about my role leading a team of commercial property professionals, intent on getting the best out of their clients property investments. We like to view our clients' property investments as a part of their overall wealth management strategy, considering comparative returns and enhancing asset values over time through proactive property management.
An experienced and reliable real estate professional and top contributor of The Property Tribune, I offer a unique combination of interpersonal, planning, arrears management, negotiation and crisis management skills and 10 years of demonstrated experience across industrial, commercial, medical and retail property management. A proactive communicator, I value both results and procedural clarity and work well alone and as a team member. I am passionate about commercial real estate and pride myself on maintaining productive relationships among lessors, commercial lessees and contractors, ensuring a smooth running of the leased properties under my management. For a confidential chat to see how I can assist in managing your tenancy agreement or in discussing all things Real Estate, please feel free to reach me at: Ph: 0447 663 608 E: wjellema@svn.com.au

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Director at Jones Real Estate. Experienced director with a demonstrated history of working in the commercial real estate industry. Skilled in negotiation, sales, real estate transactions, investment properties and leasing.
I was admitted as a lawyer in South Africa in 1980 and migrated to Australia in 2003, where I purchased a settlement agency and established a law firm after being admitted as a solicitor in Australia in 2004. My current firm, Charthill Legal, was established in June 2009 and has grown to be a boutique commercial and property law firm. With over 41 years’ experience, I offer practical advice to my clients which is outcome based and at reasonable rates. My areas of practice are property settlement, commercial contracts, leases, wills and probate, and consumer law. In 2014, I published a book “Legal Eagle: A Guide to Buying Property without the Legalese”. I am Chair of the Belmont Enterprise Centre (which provides business advice to small businesses) and I also assist the Cancer Council in preparing Wills pro bono for people living with cancer.
Bushy Martin is an investor, founder, author and media commentator, recognised as one of Australia’s most trusted experts in property, investment and lifestyle. With a career in property that has spanned over 35 years, and a personal international portfolio of 12 properties, Bushy Martin is sought after for innovative, practical advice and insights on property investment, finance and lifestyle. Founder of property finance and advisory firm KnowHow Property, author of two award-winning books, host of weekly podcast 'Get Invested'. Bushy was named one of Australia’s Top 10 Property Specialists by The Property Investor Magazine in 2017 and was awarded Mentor Of The Year (South Australia) by The Adviser in 2020.
Charl Morkel built several businesses in the corporate IT world and rose to Vice President, Asia Pacific for a global technology organisation before he switched careers to focus on his passion of real estate. He founded Morkel Real Estate in the western suburbs of Brisbane and works in conjunction with RE/MAX Profile. He has personally bought, sold, rented and renovated 14 properties across three continents and four cities. Charl has a Bachelor of Commerce (Marketing) and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Western Australia and is a fully licensed Real Estate Agent in Queensland. He is also a Certified Openn Negotiation Agent.
Esther Nilson is a highly experienced property management specialist based in Southern River and services all suburbs in the Perth South-East metropolitan area and the Perth CBD. She has been in real estate since 2007. Since 2011 she has had a stellar property management career, gaining both State and Nationally recognised awards for 'Property Manager of the Year' and 'Rising Star’. Esther consistently performs beyond her clients expectations utilising her strong communication skills, ability to negotiate and problem solve to a high degree, and attention to detail. Her transition to small business ownership was based on the desire to offer a dedicated, high level property management service for clients, as well as integrate a sales service for seamless transactions for investors. Being both the Principal and Property Manager, Esther can offer a service individually tailored for clients, with the assurance of consistency and reliability. Esther is a Licensed Real Estate Agent and a Casual Trainer with REIWA, training new recruits for the industry and CPDs to her peers. She participates in educating others via podcasts and webinars with international property management trainers. She is also currently the Deputy Chair of the REIWA Property Manager's Networking Committee, offering input on industry challenges and proposed changes via REIWA Advocacy.
Simon Pressley is founder and managing director of Propertyology and a Hall of Fame Inductee of Real Estate Institute of Australia. Simon has carved out a career that involves analysing the fundamentals of the property markets of every capital city and every regional location throughout Australia. Having studied Australian real estate history to the nth degree, Simon has an intimate understanding of the complexities of property markets, the machinations of the numerous inputs, and the knock-on effect that human actions have on property markets. There is no university degree or training course which teaches these things. When, during the onset of COVID-19, every single bank and a big bunch of economists were predicting the biggest downturn in Australian real estate history, Simon was the only person in Australia to correctly predict that property markets would actually boom and that it would only take a few months for that to occur.
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Currently Head of Real Estate at Movinghub Australia and well known real estate leader, market commentator and 5th generation licensed estate agent who is a former State President of the Real Estate Institute of Victoria (REIV), Chairman and Director of Realestateview.com.au and Head of Real Estate at Corelogic Australia.
John Williams is a Director of the Asset Reports group, which works on a range of projects including aviation facilities, shopping centres, supermarkets, industrial warehouses and large-scale manufacturing plants. In his role, John oversees a variety of departments across Western Australia, New South Wales and Victoria. Previously, he worked for global companies Glencore, BHP and IBM.
Billy Mitchell is the Director of Century 21 Platinum Agents, is a respected local of the Gympie region, and offers a high energy real estate service that is second to none. Billy is also a multi award-winning platinum agent, has the ability to build instant rapport with his clients, always puts people first, and simply loves the industry he works in.
Lachlan Vidler brings a rich and varied career history to the team at Atlas Property Group. He boasts an instinctual business sense, research, planning and strategic prowess, and strong negotiation skills, as well as a varied investment portfolio of his own. Lachlan brings a unique discipline and work ethic to his niche of buyer advocacy, having started his career as an Officer in the Royal Australian Navy. During this time, Lachlan was deployed on two operations, as well as a number of non-operational deployments around Australia, New Zealand, the South Pacific, and Asia. Lachlan received numerous awards for leadership, innovation, and teamwork throughout his military career.
Kate is an avid property investor with many years firsthand experience buying and researching real estate. She founded Adviseable after many years as a Property Coach and Mentor. An accomplished Property Investment Adviser, Kate has facilitated hundreds of successful property investment purchases, and has been named among the top 2 Your Investment Property magazine’s Advisers of the Year in Australia. Kate’s success as an adviser can be attributed to her keen sense of matching property with buyer, her knack for identifying outstanding property investment opportunities, and her tenacious negotiation skills. It’s these qualities that enable her clients to feel comfortable throughout the purchase process knowing that she’s in their corner. Kate has a significant and growing property investment portfolio herself, and her personal philosophy is simple; “focus on results, and always buy property with maximum growth potential”. When she’s not immersed in research material in an effort to uncover the latest property investment hot-spots, Kate enjoys competing in ocean swim events, long-distance running, cinema or relaxing with a good book.
Cate Bakos is a Buyers Advocate & Qualified Property Investment Advisor, published author and regular media commentator. Since 2011 Cate has supported over 1000 clients through their various property journeys. Cate has extensive asset-selection experience not only in Melbourne metro suburbs but also in Victorian regional markets including Ballarat and Geelong. She also brings a uniquely diverse skill set, with an appreciation of lending policy, loan restrictions, borrowing capacity calculation, and cashflow analysis. In addition to YIP Magazine’s Buyers Agent of the Year Award in 2018, Cate was a finalist in both 2019 and 2013 for the Telstra Business Woman of the Year, the National Winner of the Buyer’s Agent of the Year for Sterling Publishing in 2013, and has been a national finalist the REB Awards in both 2019 and 2020. Cate, along with her co-podcasters David Johnston and Peter Koulizos, runs The Property Planner, Buyer and Professor; an insightful national show about the Australian property market.
Mike Mortlock is the co-founder and managing director of MCG Quantity Surveyors – a national firm established in 2011 that specialises in construction cost estimating and property depreciation schedules. In addition to his role with MCG Quantity Surveyors, Mike is the host of the 'Geared For Growth' podcast, and is a regular media commentator addressing all facets of the Australian property market.
Director of Sales at Image Property, real estate is all Adam has ever known and he loves what he does. Having lived in Brisbane for more than a decade with his wife and son, Adam is one of the area's most prominent influencers in the real estate space – renowned for helping others grow and succeed. Adam’s career has provided him with an invaluable depth of experience, knowledge and leadership that has enabled him to grow and inspire many great agents. His passion for his team and the industry drives him to make real estate a better space for everyone and ensures his team fulfill their dreams every day. Adam leads by example and personally strives to provide the highest level of service, knowledge, assistance and enthusiasm for his clients. He expects no less from his team, which means you can be meaning your experience with Adam and his team will be second to none. Adam has studied Commerce and Urban and Regional Planning and is skilled and proficient in all facets of business and real estate. His professionalism is supported by a portfolio of ecstatic clients, a wonderful team and a rapidly growing brand. Adam is a vital part of the Image family and will ensure that all of your career and property decisions are in the best possible hands.
At Grant Foley Property, we work with our clients to build and implement bespoke strategies to build long- term wealth. Our strategies are built off the back of our own experiences building a $10 million property portfolio across the Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane markets. Over a period of 20 years, we have developed expert level understanding of what constitutes an investment grade property, and the fundamental drivers that fuel capital growth. We run a comprehensive 6 point process for Property Investors. We work closely and carefully with our clients during each step of the process.
Joel is the Managing Director of Image Property and has been part owner of the business since 2010. He has dedicated his career to real estate and is proud to lead a team of professionals in property management and sales for a diverse list of property investors from Queensland and throughout Australia. “Image Property is family-owned with a strong set of inherent values. In recent years we have seen an exciting amount of growth and I commend our dedicated team for driving this through their hard work and commitment to our tenants, landlords and property investors.” – Joel Davis Joel’s passion for real estate has been recognised by industry peers and is evidenced in his impartial advice to tenants, property investors, property vendors and buyers alike. His expertise extends across residential property management, valuation and property investment and sales. When Joel isn’t talking to clients, radio audiences, or as a panel member, he keeps himself busy talking to whoever will listen about real estate.
Ben is the founder of BFP Property Buyers and has spent over fifteen years buying real estate, both personally and professionally. He is a qualified chartered accountant and enjoyed a long career as a CFO and senior business adviser in both Sydney and London. Ben purchased his first property at the age of eighteen and quickly learned the benefits of investing in real estate. He has gone on to build a multi-million dollar property portfolio. Not only did Ben discover a love for buying property, he also found a passion in helping others make smart decisions when it comes to buying real estate. When Ben is not viewing or negotiating a property transaction on behalf of a client, you’ll find him spending time with his wife and two young daughters in their Sydney home, or enjoying a glass of shiraz with friends.

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