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The highest 50 residential actual property influencers for 2023

There’s not often a uninteresting day in actual property. From mergers and acquisitions, file gross sales and the AI growth, 2023 has as soon as once more been a yr for the file books. 

In the present day, we reveal who we see as the highest 50 influencers for 2023, assessed by how we see their influence and affect on the residential actual property trade in Australia on this calendar yr*.

*see the top of this publish for the standards we used to create this checklist.

  1. Owen Wilson, CEO, REA Group

A particularly tight market, characterised by low listings, made for a more difficult yr for REA Group. Whereas income have been down barely on final yr, income did enhance one per cent to $1,183 million within the 2022-2023 monetary yr, below the stewardship of Owen WIlson. Different highlights included buying 100 per cent possession of Marketing campaign Agent, figuring out methods to assist ease the rental and housing disaster, and being named one in all Australia’s greatest workplaces

  1. Melina Cruickshank, Chief Product and Viewers Officer, REA Group

After taking an expanded position in REA Group in 2022, Melina Cruickshank definitely didn’t relaxation on her laurels this yr, spearheading the group’s Company Market as a core a part of its worth proposition for brokers. Actual property platform additionally launched a collection of AI-powered enhancements, together with a Generative AI ChatGPT integration for its ‘Recommended Properties’ characteristic. The group has additionally continued to construct on the patron intelligence it delivers to brokers, with the Property Seeker Survey revealing shoppers’ high ache level was not having costs displayed on listings.

  1. Antony Catalano, Government Chairman, Australian Group Media and View Media Group

One of many greatest movers on this yr’s checklist, ‘The Cat’, as he’s recognized by many within the trade, made loads of strikes in 2023. The most important of these being the launch of View Media Group’s new property portal,, in September. The portal permits shoppers entry to a whole view of actual property throughout the nation, regardless of whether or not a property is on the market or not. When launching the platform, Catalano stated the plan was to “create a digital actual property superstore below the brand new View model that can play within the $300 billion adjacency classes relatively than solely deal with the $1 billion of digital property promoting”. View Media Group owns lead technology platform The In the present day Enterprise, has minority stakes in AI startup Propic and utilities platform Beevo. The Cat, who beforehand served as CEO of Area Group, bought regional media group Australian Group Media from 9 in 2019 with backing from investor Alex Waislitz. 

  1. Anna Neelagama, CEO, Actual Property Institute of Australia

On the helm of the nation’s peak actual property physique since August 2020, Anna Neelagama has this yr helped lead the REIA to change into a extremely revered advocacy physique that has the ear of the federal government at each federal and state stage. This yr, the REIA was vocal about potential options to the housing disaster, together with phasing out stamp obligation, getting extra leases onto the market, encouraging residence possession and specializing in household investing. A robust chief with a customer-centric strategy, Anna may also head the trade physique’s all-female management staff, together with Leanne Pilkington and Hannah Gill, in 2024.

  1. Jason Pellegrino, CEO, Area Group

Area Group head honcho Jason Pellegrino labelled the 2022-2023 monetary yr because the “most difficult” ever seen, with diminished income and income. However there have been nonetheless loads of highlights below his steerage, together with vital updates to the Area App, like a dynamically built-in map and checklist view expertise. Area additionally launched a brand new AI-powered device, known as LeadScope, that helps brokers establish properties of their CRM which are prone to come to market within the subsequent yr. 

  1. Dan White, Managing Director, Ray White Group

Managing director of the Ray White Group since 2015, Dan White represents the fourth technology of the group’s founding household. Constructing and increasing the group in a hands-on method, this yr the group launched RWC Retail, to offer a devoted staff for the sale of retail property throughout Australia, together with RWC Medical to offer an end-to-end service within the healthcare actual property sector. In November, at Ray White’s annual convention, Dan revealed information analytics firm Neoval was in its early phases, whereas Ailo and NurtureCloud have been rising quickly.

  1. Kul Singh, Chief Buyer Officer, REA Group

Kul Singh joined the REA Group in 2015 and is answerable for gross sales groups throughout the group, together with the groups that assist residential, industrial, builders and media prospects. This yr, Kul oversaw a robust marketing campaign to vary the ‘doom and gloom’ notion of the property market, by offering extra data-driven insights that brokers may use to higher educate their purchasers concerning the actuality of market situations. REA Group additionally joined forces with REIA to launch a brand new housing funding report, and secured eight-time Grand Slam tennis champion, Andre Agassi, because the keynote speaker for Ready24.

  1. Mark McLeod, Chief Technique Officer for Actual Property, Ray White Group

When Mark McLeod speaks, actual property brokers hear. One of many trade’s true thought leaders, Mark’s experience and sincere, down-to-earth strategy to enterprise and actual property make him a extremely sought and revered coach. Mark’s episode of the Elevate podcast on rising your small business in a mushy market, was one in all our most listened to for the yr, whereas his piece on why quantity, not GCI, is crucial KPI definitely created plenty of watercooler dialogue. 

  1. Leanne Pilkington, CEO, Laing+Simmons, and President, REIA

Leanne Pilkington has simply added REIA president to her very lengthy checklist of accomplishments within the trade. She additionally has a number of Annual REA Excellence Awards below her belt because the Most Influential Girl within the Property Market and as CEO and director at Laing + Simmons, she is among the main authorities within the Australian actual property market. Ahead-thinking and passionate, Leanne has additionally had stints because the REIA deputy president and REINSW president. In 2023, her Elite Agent column on the emergence of hybrid actual property businesses was extensively learn, and she or he additionally hosts the Brave Conversations podcast.

  1. John Foong, Chief Income Officer, Area Group

One other massive mover on this yr’s checklist is Area’s CRO, John Foong. After 15 years with Google and Uber within the US, John returned to Australia as Area’s CRO in the direction of the finish of 2021. In addition to the overhaul of the Area App, in 2023, John was instrumental in informing shoppers with the “Know what we all know” promoting marketing campaign, that includes Rose Byrne and Bobby Cannavale. John was additionally a presenter (and singer) at Elite Retreat 2023 and his episode of The Management Diaries on the Elevate podcast attracted plenty of listeners. 

  1. Hannah Gill, Director at The Property Collective, REIACT President, REIA Deputy President

An excellent chief and mentor, Hannah Gill continues to be  one of many massive names in property administration in Australia. A seasoned and award-winning professional, the Telstra Enterprise Girl of the Yr alum has a nuanced understanding of the trade. In 2023, Hannah was named Deputy President of the REIA, with one in all her clear targets to assist discover a resolution to the housing and rental disaster, significantly relating to affordability. Hannah was additionally a vastly standard presenter at Elite Retreat this yr, together with her presentation on how businesses can create a tradition playbook some of the revered periods. 

  1. Simon Pressley, Head of Analysis, Propertyology

By no means one to draw back from a robust opinion, Simon Pressley definitely lived as much as his influential repute when he made nationwide headlines in October, saying Propertyology would boycott investing in Victoria till the State Authorities improved its angle in the direction of traders, insurance policies, authorities funds and financial administration. Simon additionally questioned whether or not Queensland’s first-home proprietor grant was all it was cracked as much as be and known as for stamp obligation to get replaced with a Medicare-style levy.

  1. Gavin Rubinstein, Founder, The Rubinstein Group

It’s by no means not an enormous yr for ‘the prince of Double Bay,’ and 2023 has been no exception for Gavin Rubinstein. This yr, as a part of the Ray White Group, Gavin was awarded the Prime Performing Principal primarily based on settled fee in NSW/ACT, and in addition named #1 Worldwide Principal primarily based on settled fee. Along with that, Gavin continues to increase his staff at TRG’s Rose Bay and Woollahra places of work, and his November episode of the Elevate podcast, hosted by Tim Snell, was some of the listened to episodes of the yr.

  1. Josh Tesolin, Principal, Ray White Quakers Hill

You’d should stay below a really massive rock, behind a really darkish cave, to not know the identify Josh Tesolin. In 2023, Josh reached his aim of writing $8 million in GCI, offered greater than 300 properties and received the AREA for the No 1 agent in NSW for the second yr in a row. He’s additionally ranked No 1 for NSW and Quakers Hill for the previous six years and been named within the Ray White Group’s Chairman’s Elite a number of instances. This yr, Josh additionally grew the Ray White Quakers Hill staff and hosted The Tesolin Convention for the primary time, attracting visitor audio system akin to Tim Snell, Marty Fox, Tom Panos and Lisa Novak.

  1. Marty Fox, Chief Government Workplace, WHITEFOX

It’s been an enormous yr for WHITEFOX chief Marty Fox, who kicked issues off because the Elite Agent cowl agent for our Autumn version. An agent who has all the time challenged the established order and pushed the boundaries of alternative, Marty additionally took the WHITEFOX model to New Zealand, opening places of work in Queenstown and Auckland. And if there was an Aussie, or a Kiwi, that hadn’t heard of Marty, that seemingly modified when he joined the judging panel on hit renovation present, The Block, alongside Shaynna Blaze, Darren Palmer and Neale Whitaker.

  1. Hayden Groves, Principal, Dethridge Groves Actual Property, Outgoing REIA President

Hayden Groves handed over the REIA President reins to Leanne Pilkington earlier this month and bid farewell to the REIA board after 9 years. In 2023, the REIA fostered sturdy relationships with the a number of housing our bodies, and advocated for quite a few trade points together with phasing out stamp obligation, tackling housing provide, and analyzing the influence of the short-stay vacation market on the rental disaster. However undoubtedly one in all Hayden’s most ‘influential’ moments got here when the Prime Minister personally thanked him for the REIA’s work when the Australian Greens known as for hire caps and hire freezes.

  1. Antonia Mercorella, CEO, REIQ

A former authorized eagle, Antonia Mercorella has been on the helm of the REIQ since October 2014, and is simply as passionate now about championing members’ rights as she was on day one. This yr noticed Antonia champion the rights of traders, recognising they’re a a lot wanted a part of the state’s housing suppliers. This included combating laws to restrict hire will increase to at least one per yr and elevating some pink flags in the Property Legislation Invoice – the most important change to the laws governing the state’s property sector in 50 years.

  1. Nerida Conisbee, Chief Economist, Ray White Group

A powerhouse in explaining the numbers behind the property market, Nerida Conisbee has the ear of the trade each time she speaks. Such is the respect Ray White’s chief economist instructions. From home costs to worldwide migration traits, Nerida cuts by the financial jargon to make sense of what’s occurring out there in her weekly financial updates. Her common updates on Elite Agent have additionally confirmed successful in 2023. 

  1. Matt Lahood, CEO of Actual Property, The Company

Undoubtedly one of many greatest names in actual property, Matt Lahood is famend for his ardour and people-first strategy. The Company continued its upwards trajectory in 2023, with the most important acquisition within the community’s historical past coming to fruition in Could, when Devine Actual Property got here on board. Matt can also be one in all Elite Agent’s most-read contributors, together with his columns on tips on how to create a bulletproof enterprise and construct an excellent staff among the many most learn articles on Matt’s Behind the Information episodes of the Elevate podcast are additionally a favorite for listeners.

  1. Dr Nicola Powell, Chief of Analysis and Economics, Area Group

One other financial guru with a uncommon skill to elucidate complicated market traits in a easy, but partaking method, Dr Nicola Powell’s voice of authority has actually come to the fore in 2023. The creator of Area’s Finish-of-year Wrap, Nicola created an authoritative evaluation of the Australian property market that included all the pieces from conventional worth predictions to insightful evaluation on the key options consumers at present need in houses. Nicola additionally appeared on The Block this yr and can also be a extremely sought speaker.

  1. Manos Findikakis, CEO, Brokers’Company

One of many true gents in actual property, Manos Findikakis is famend for his agent-centric strategy and talent to chop by the noise with no nonsense, well-reasoned recommendation. Brokers’Company continued to develop in 2023, with brokers becoming a member of the community in a number of states. Manos is an everyday contributor to Elite Agent, together with his column on tips on how to obtain your targets in 2023 extensively learn, whereas his month-to-month perception on the RBA’s rates of interest determination cuts by the jargon to spell out what it means for mortgage holders, consumers, sellers and actual property brokers alike.

  1. Tim McKibbin, CEO, REINSW

Tim McKibbin has been advocating for actual property brokers in NSW for the previous 20 years, together with 17 because the CEO of the REINSW. In 2023, the institute launched the Hire Disaster Motion Marketing campaign to deal with the housing disaster and spotlight the plight of residential property traders and property managers to steadiness a debate so typically centered on tenants. He additionally introduced a nuanced understanding to the hire bidding debate, hit out on the authorities’s Rental Equity Invoice and known as for higher regulation of DIY landlords. 

  1. Alexandra Haggarty, Managing Director, First Nationwide Maitland

There’s affect in actual property after which there’s affect within the wider group, and Alexandra Haggarty’s efforts fall into each of these classes. In 2023, Alexandra was awarded the distinguished REINSW Woodrow Weight award, which recognises transformative contributions to actual property and group betterment. That award was for the work she has executed over the previous 9 years serving to greater than 200 home violence survivors, and their households, transition to safer housing. As a community, First Nationwide additionally consists of home violence coaching at its investor relations days, the place Alexandra can also be a speaker.

  1. Paul Hoefer, Head of connectnow, AGL Vitality

Paul Hoefer, on the helm of connectnow, masterminds the corporate’s strategic course and spearheads a dynamic staff dedicated to easing the home-moving journey for purchasers. That is completed by a community of sturdy partnerships, prominently that includes Australia’s main actual property brokers. Launched in 2001, connectnow has swiftly ascended to change into a trusted identify in Australia’s home-moving panorama. With a wealthy historical past spanning over 21 years and backed by a passionate staff of greater than 100 professionals, connectnow has been a pivotal pressure in remodeling the home-moving experiences of over 1.5 million prospects, adeptly dealing with their important shifting wants.

25. Justin Nickerson, Director, Apollo Auctions

If you happen to’re on the lookout for an auctioneer synonymous with the occupation in Queensland, Justin Nickerson is extensively considered the most effective. He brings a contemporary take to the normal public sale, combining market nous with an attractive type. It was that distinctive mixture that noticed him smash the Queensland public sale file in September, promoting Alston, at 5 McMillan Crt, Southport, for $24.8 million. Justin can also be the one Australian to win the Australasian auctioneer of the yr 3 times, is a five-time winner of the REIQ Auctioneer of Yr Award, and was a extremely anticipated presenter at AREC this yr.

26. Anton Babkov, CEO, Rexlabs

A real trade influencer, because the CEO of Rexlabs Anton Babkov seeks to make actual property professionals’ lives simpler by serving to them enhance their prospects’ expertise. The software program supplier has continued to develop its staff each right here in Australia and within the UK, with Rex reportedly making greater than $15 million in annual recurring income. For the reason that launch of final yr’s influencers checklist, Potentia Capital has picked up a stake in Rex and Rex has launched its ChatGPT/Zapier integration, which authors itemizing advertisements and contextual electronic mail messages to purchaser enquiries.

27. Steve Carroll, Normal Supervisor of Gross sales – Queensland, The Company and Digital Dwell Charity Experience

You’d be arduous pressed to discover a actual property trade influencer with a much bigger coronary heart than Steve Carroll. The brains, and vital brawn, behind the Digital Dwell Charity Experience, Steve has helped increase greater than $1.2 million for Palms Throughout the Water, a charity that assists underprivileged youngsters in Thailand. In 2025, he’s not solely satisfied Elite Agent’s Samantha McLean and Mark Edwards to drag on the lycra, he’s needed to organise a second experience on account of recognition. In his position with The Company, Steve is simply as influential, serving to the nationwide community increase its footprint and market share in Queensland, together with securing feminine auctioneer Kylie Kis.

28. John Minns, NSW Property Providers Commissioner

There was no political see-saw this yr, however NSW Property Providers Commissioner John Minns has nonetheless had a busy yr. The most important piece of the puzzle for John in 2023 has been overhauling the trade’s CPD necessities, together with the introduction of interactive coaching, which helps forestall issues akin to brokers having another person full their CPD for them. John additionally works alongside the new NSW Rental Commissioner Trina Jones. In his quest to enhance requirements within the trade, John additionally joined with NSW Truthful Buying and selling Commissioner, Natasha Mann, to offer intelligence to ASQA on the efficiency of Registered Coaching Organisations, resulting in an audit.

29. David Choi, Chief Strategist and Industrial Officer at Propic, Strategic Advisor Propps

In relation to PropTech, David Choi is the identify on everybody’s lips. The go-to man for PropTech startups, David joined Propic full-time in November 2020 and hasn’t appeared again since. In 2023, actual property businesses across the nation purchased Propic’s Concierge AI to make sure they might meet purchasers’ wants 24/7. However maybe the most important information from David and the Propic staff got here in November after they launched the rebuilt digital concierge, CLAIRE by Propic, with greater than 160 new options. CLAIRE by Propic cannot solely reply to enquiries and leads in real-time, producing and writing emails by itself, at any time of the day or night time, it could converse in 14 completely different languages and in addition transcribe the conversations again into English and ship them to brokers.

30. Fiona Blayney, Founder and CEO, Actual+

You’d be arduous pressed to seek out somebody that doesn’t know the identify Fiona Blayney in property administration, and with good purpose. Fiona is the girl behind Actual+, one of many trade’s pre-eminent consulting, teaching, coaching and outsourcing property administration companies. She’s a extremely regarded speaker, taking to the stage at AREC 2023, the place she has the distinctive skill to make use of case research and anecdotes to interrupt down even probably the most complicated enterprise methods. Fiona additionally usually shares her knowledge with Elite Agent readers.

31. Simon Cohen, Founder and CEO, Cohen Handler

There could not have been a season of Luxe Listings Sydney in 2023, however that hasn’t stopped Simon Cohen from having an enormous yr. The customer’s agent dubbed ‘the deal maker’ expanded his enterprise considerably, establishing a vendor’s advocacy company known as COHEN SPACE, with Julie Buchanan. He additionally teamed up with Joshua Meli to kind CH Safe, which can also be a purchaser’s company, however focuses on serving to on a regular basis Australians construct long-term wealth by investing in inexpensive properties throughout the nation.

32. Alex Ouwens and Nathan Casserly, Ouwens Casserly

The previous 12 months have been each an enormous success and an enormous problem for Alex Ouwens and Nathan Casserly. Ouwens Casserly took residence the Annual REA Excellence Award for Residential Company of Yr in April, with the accolade simply reward for a staff that banded collectively when Alex and fellow director, Luke Holden, needed to take time away from the company after their youngsters have been recognized with most cancers. Consequently, Ouwens Casserly now runs a shared management mannequin that gives higher assist for staff members and purchasers. The company additionally acquired Timms Actual Property.

33. Bianca Denham, Head of Efficiency of Recognition, Ray White

Bianca Denham is a powerhouse on the Ray White Group, recognized for being a high actual property practitioner, with a nous for creating excessive performing brokers. Bianca works with Ray White’s enterprise leaders to enhance their enterprise constructions and foster higher progress. She’s additionally the brains behind the nationwide efficiency staff and develops packages for Elite and Chairman’s Elite brokers and leaders. In 2023, Bianca additionally shared her knowledge with Elite Agent readers, together with her month-to-month columns and agent interviews eagerly anticipated for his or her partaking content material and energetic takeaways.

34. Stuart Benson, Director and Auctioneer, Benson Auctions

If there’s an public sale being known as in Better Western Sydney, it’s seemingly Stu Benson is the person with the gavel in his hand. Backed by massive identify brokers, Stu combines technique and magnificence to name auctions like few others. Over time, Stu’s additionally received a swag stuffed with awards and appeared on reveals like The Block and Underneath the Hammer. However he additionally makes a big effect in the neighborhood. Stu’s the person behind the Dads of The Hills Fb group, which has about 10,000 members and was created by native dads and dads-to-be for native dads and dads-to-be. In addition to offering mateship, assist and recommendation, the group additionally helps group charities, akin to Bear Cottage.

35. Geoff Lucas, Group CEO and Managing Director, The Company

The opposite half of The Company’s dynamic duo management staff, Geoff Lucas has helped propel the nationwide community to new heights in 2023, with a number of massive identify brokers becoming a member of the staff. Veteran sports activities broadcaster Tim Gossage joined The Company in WA in Could, whereas Mosman specialist Claudia Portale got here on board in September. For the 2022-23 monetary yr, the community elevated its market share 25 foundation factors to 1.23 per cent of all properties offered throughout Australia, whereas income elevated 6 per cent to $76.93 million. A strategic alliance with MDC Trilogy has additionally seen the variety of doorways The Company manages greater than double over the previous 12 months, to nearly 10,000. Additionally extremely revered as an trade thought chief, Geoff’s insightful month-to-month commentary on rates of interest has been extremely learn this yr.

36. Andrew Bell, CEO, Ray White Surfers Paradise Group and REIA as queensland consultant

With greater than 40 years’ expertise in actual property, Ray White Surfers Paradise Group CEO Andrew Bell is a beacon of data within the Queensland market. Ray White Surfers Paradise Group is the most important actual property firm within the state, with greater than 200 staff members working throughout residential, status, challenge advertising, industrial and industrial actual property. Andrew can also be an extra director on the REIA board, bringing a Queensland perspective to actual property points, in addition to advocating for brokers and shoppers within the state on points akin to land tax, the rental disaster and inner migration.

37. Lisa Claes, CEO, CoreLogic

CoreLogic has had an enormous yr on the acquisition entrance, with CEO Lisa Claes steering the ship. In February, CoreLogic introduced it had accomplished its acquisition of Victorian-based PropTech agency Plezzel, a digital automation and lead technology platform. This acquisition comes after buying RiTA and AiRE. CoreLogic additionally launched Propensity to Record, a retention resolution which identifies a focused phase of residence mortgage prospects prone to checklist their residence within the subsequent three months, and unveiled SMARTval to assist enhance property valuation processing instances. The property information analytics firm additionally partnered with the CSIRO to trial an AI system that estimates power effectivity for houses throughout Australia.

38. Alice Stolz, Nationwide Managing Editor, Area

Because the Nationwide Managing Editor of Area for nearly a decade, there’s little Alice Stolz doesn’t find out about property. She understands what consumers need, what brokers must do to get extra eyes on their listings, whether or not a advertising marketing campaign is on the cash and has a great gauge on the property market as a complete. Alice can also be an everyday on The Block, and was this yr a part of a three-part sequence in Elite Agent highlighting how the hit renovation present has modified the way in which Aussies view property and what advertising classes brokers may take away from the contestants.

39. Michelle Could, Principal, Michelle Could Patrons’ Brokers 

A protracted-time contributor for Elite Agent, Michelle Could had our most learn contributor article this yr, when she penned her predictions for the property traits that can dominate the market in 2024. Rising up in South Africa, and after additionally dwelling within the UK, Michelle arrived on Australian soil in 2007 and has since constructed her purchaser’s company primarily based on her want to offer consumers energy and confidence of their property shopping for experiences. She’s additionally the host of the Purchase Your Aspect podcast and is a supply of knowledge on how promoting brokers and purchaser’s brokers can work higher collectively.

40. Sharon Fox-Slater, Managing Director, EBM RentCover

Sharon Fox-Slater joined EBM RentCover again in 1993 and was a part of the core staff that launched one in all Australia’s first landlord insurance coverage insurance policies to the market. Since then, she has labored tirelessly to rework the startup to a nationwide operation of greater than 90 staff members, who attempt to teach property professionals and assist shield landlords’ property. A daily contributor to Elite Agent, Sharon additionally has a knack for explaining complicated insurance coverage insurance policies, laws and points in an attractive and informing means. From what to do if a tenant dies, to explaining why insurance coverage premiums are rising, Sharon equips property managers with the data they should present their purchasers higher service.

41.Alex Jordan, Gross sales Agent, McGrath Paddington

A a number of Annual REA Excellence Award winner because the Prime Residential Salesperson in Queensland, Alex Jordan is a highly-sought property specialist within the Sunshine State. An astute skilled who prides himself on leaving each interplay with a consumer having made a optimistic impression, Alex doesn’t simply possess a eager data of bricks and mortar, however has honed acumen in development, zoning and design. Alex isn’t any stranger to the rigours of actual property however he’s additionally a eager proponent of making a wholesome work-life steadiness and acting at his optimum.

42. Peter Schravemade, Managing Accomplice, REACH Australia

Peter Schravemade has a singular ability set, together with a refined skill to speed up PropTech startups and a eager enterprise acumen. He’s additionally a extremely sought actual property marketing consultant and keynote speaker who has delivered displays at Inman Join in New York and extra. In 2023, REACH Australia launched the REACH PropTech Market, an inventory portal that includes all of the PropTech instruments and platforms right here and in New Zealand. The primary REACH Genesis convention was additionally held in Brisbane, with the intention of serving to the newest cohort of REACH PropTechs study methods they will higher succeed within the trade.

43. Oliver Lavers, Director, The Rubinstein Group

One of many TRG originals and Gavin Rubinstein’s right-hand man for the previous decade, Oliver Lavers was named accomplice and director on the company’s Rose Bay workplace in November. An astute strategist with an energetic thoughts and a tireless work ethic, Oliver was additionally named Prime Metropolis Salesperson by settled fee and #5 internationally by settled fee at Ray White’s awards this yr. Oliver says his subsequent aim is to create his personal dream staff – one that’s quick, environment friendly and settles for nothing however the very best outcomes and repair requirements. He’s positively one to observe in 2024.

44. Mike Mortlock, Managing Director, MCG Amount Surveyors

Mike Mortlocok is the person behind one other of Elite Agent’s high tales in 2023, together with his views on distant investing and traders fleeing the japanese states for Western Australia, amongst our most extremely learn articles. Mike and his enterprise accomplice, Marty Sadlier, began MCG Amount Surveyors of their bedrooms in 2011, earlier than occurring to be named within the AFR’s Quick 100 in 2018. Mike has helped hundreds of property traders maximise their tax depreciation deductions and funding money move. He’s additionally one-third of The Property Trio, a podcast with David Johnston and Cate Bakos.

45. Hayley Mitchell, Director, Mitchell PT and Bnb Property Managers 

A property administration specialist, Hayley Mitchell is called a high coach, marketing consultant and trade innovator. In 2023, she took her PM Attain convention on the highway, with the intention of encouraging property managers to deal with their mindset, wellness and resilience. Hayley additionally runs MitchellPT, and different conferences, occasions, webinars, PM bootcamp and in-house coaching periods. She’s a key administrator of the Australian PM Group on Fb and a a number of winner of the REIV Property Supervisor of the Yr Award. This yr Hayley additionally grew Bnb Property Managers from startup to effectively established enterprise. 

46. Thomas McGlynn, CEO, BresicWhitney

Thomas McGlynn has held management positions at a few of Australia’s greatest recognized actual property manufacturers, together with McGrath and The Company. He moved to BresicWhitney in 2020 as head of gross sales and firstly of 2022 turned CEO. This yr, BresicWhitney has continued in its pursuit of turning into the market leaders in Sydney, with the staff strengthened by the arrival of brokers akin to Louise Barton, Nic Christou and Guido Scatizzi. Thomas’ additionally penned a quarterly management sequence for Elite Agent this yr, and his month-to-month rates of interest feedback drill down into what the RBA’s selections imply for brokers on the bottom.

47. Katrina Tarrant, CEO, Harcourts NSW/ACT

Devoted and passionate over a 30-year actual property profession, Katrina Tarrant has lengthy been an trade chief. However she actually caught the eye of Elite Agent readers within the second half of 2023 with a sequence of hard-hitting, poignant thought-leadership articles on matters akin to productive paranoia and tips on how to provide you with customer support abilities a enterprise class improve. Additionally a real innovator, with a eager eye on PropTech, Katrina is a key advocate for Harcourts REACH, an AI-based digital promoting platform.

48. Andy Reid, Auctioneer, Coach, Speaker, Excessive Efficiency People podcast host 

If you happen to check out Andy Reid’s web site he lists his objective as “speaking to encourage motion, one human at a time”. And that’s precisely what Andy does as an actual property coach, speaker, auctioneer and all-round nice man, who sees it as his mission to assist brokers be the very best they are often and decrease trade turnover within the course of. Andy is a a number of REIV award winner, is one in all just a few ‘Grasp Auctioneers’ in Victoria and has coached a whole bunch of brokers nation-wide. Andy additionally not too long ago launched his Excessive Efficiency People podcast, the place he talks to superb people about their definition of excessive efficiency.

49. Chris Hanley OAM, CEO, First Nationwide Byron

Referred to as one of many Three Smart Males of actual property, Chris Hanley is among the trade’s most humble and beneficiant leaders. A mentor to the mentors, Chris is enthusiastic about his staff, his group and different actual property professionals. Honoured with an OAM for service to literature and his group work, which included saving Byron Bay Hospital from builders, Chris based the Byron Writers Pageant. He’s additionally the chairperson of the RISE organisation which helps actual property professionals preserve their well being and psychological wellbeing. Chris can also be a contributor to Elite Agent and starred on the Elevate podcast this yr, together with his recommendation on mastering mushy abilities extensively applauded.

50. Peter Brewer, REIQ Chairman, coach, speaker and mentor

If you happen to ask Peter Brewer what he does for work, he says, “I’m right here to assist”. Forthright however humble, Peter has an actual property and enterprise profession that has spanned greater than 40 years, together with 13 with the REIQ, first as a digital media coach, and the previous six as chairman of the board. Peter additionally coaches actual property enterprise house owners, is a revered model champion, partaking MC and speaker and is aware of a factor or two about digital and private branding. He additionally not too long ago shared the touching story of promoting the household residence with Elite Agent, revealing what a former actual property agent appears for in a present gross sales skilled.

*Elite Agent Trade Influencers 2023: How did we decide this checklist?

Firstly, we have a look at our personal web site analytics and take a deep dive into what persons are partaking with, looking for and clicking on, significantly relating to information tales and options.

As there’s yearly, there have been a number of surprises in 2023!

Then we take our mixed years of expertise in the true property trade to brainstorm extra names, reviewing employees modifications, progress numbers and social media.

We contemplate the person and firm initiatives, deliberate or introduced, which are actually anticipated to happen within the close to future. 

We then debate the importance of those actions, including and eradicating names as we go.

(Are you able to think about the sturdy conversations that happen in our workplace?)

Some individuals on this checklist have entrepreneurial energy, some monetary energy, some maintain excessive workplace, and a few have positional energy. 

Some are doers, some deal makers.

Some merely have numerous followers.

We now have intentionally not included public figures or elected ministers within the creation of this checklist.

We now have additionally not included any workers of Elite Agent.

We perceive that any such checklist is certain to be subjective, and is not at all exhaustive, however it’s one thing we really feel is an affordable snapshot of the place we see issues in 2023.

As with many issues, affect is, as a rule, non permanent – those that we see as enjoying a big half in 2023 won’t be so influential in 2024 – and there are all the time new gamers. So watch this house.



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