Real Estate Uncut CoreLogic

We contacted a ‘who’s who’ of the industry leaders and asked them 4 simple questions.

We asked:

  • What are the challenges facing the industry as we head into 2017?
  • What should business owners be doing now to prepare for the challenges of next year?
  • Reflecting back on 2016, were there any events or changes that occurred that surprised you and forced business owners to change how they operate?
  • Fast forward to this time next year, what do you think we will be saying about 2017?

Here is who we asked:

Angus Raine – Raine and Horne

Angus Raine Angus Raine
Executive Chairman
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In his time with Raine & Horne, Angus has delivered a raft of initiatives, notably introducing the group’s leading-edge operating system rhcompass, major expansions of Raine & Horne Commercial and Raine & Horne Rural, and overseeing Raine & Horne’s alliance with leading Chinese real estate web portal Juwai, which is set to underpin the group’s continued push into Asia.

Charles Tarbey – Century 21

Charles Tarbey Charles Tarbey
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Charles Tarbey is chairman of CENTURY 21 Australia, the fastest growing Real Estate Franchise Network in the country. Charles began his career in the industry in 1972 as an Assistant Property Manager.

Grant Harrod – LJ Hooker

Grant Harrod Grant Harrod
Chief Executive Officer
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Grant is a highly experienced executive, having held a number of senior leadership roles, including ten years as CEO/MD for ASX-listed companies. From 2009 to 2013, Grant was CEO/MD of Salmat Ltd (ASX: SLM), successfully transforming the company to Australia’ leading multi-channel communication services company.

Damian Hackett – Place

Damian Hackett Damian Hackett
Founder and CEO
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Damian Hackett is the founder and CEO of Brisbane’s Place Estate Agents. He plays an important role in the development of Place agents by transferring his knowledge and experience on as believes on-going education and training is paramount in order to deliver high quality service to clients.

Dan White – Ray White

Dan White Dan White
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Dan has extensive experience in the acquisition, financing and management of investment grade real estate. His experience spans a broad spectrum of property markets, asset classes and property cycles.

Mike Green – Harcourts

Mike Green Mike Green
Managing Director
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Mike has over 25 years of experience in the real estate industry. He is the former owner of Harcourts franchise, Mike Green Real Estate Ltd (Auckland). With nine offices and over 150 people, the operation achieved No 1 Harcourts Franchise for New Zealand for four consecutive years.

John Cunningham – Cunninghams

John Cunningham John Cunningham
Managing Director
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Mike has over 25 years of experience in the real estate industry. He is the former owner of Harcourts franchise, Mike Green Real Estate Ltd (Auckland). With nine offices and over 150 people, the operation achieved No 1 Harcourts Franchise for New Zealand for four consecutive years.

Tara Bradbury – BDM Academy

Tara Bradbury Tara Bradbury
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Tara is dynamic, highly motivated and has an explosive passion for Business Development. She has developed a reputation for being the growth expert for individuals and businesses with her online and department training packages.

Michael Sheargold

Michael Sheargold Michael Sheargold
Coach, Speaker, CEO
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Michael’s mission is to transform the reputation and results of the real estate profession as well as the level of service offered to clients. One of Australasia’s most respected Business Coaches and Performance Experts!

Michael Davoren – Remax

Michael Davoren Michael Davoren
Managing Director
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Michael Davoren has been in real estate for around four decades and held senior management positions and directorships with major real estate groups in Australia and New Zealand. Michael has also held leadership positions in the industry, having been president of both the Real Estate Institute of Queensland and the Real Estate Institute of Australia.

Tom Panos

Tom Panos Tom Panos
Real estate coach and trainer
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Real estate coach and trainer Tom Panos teaches agents how to attract business and not just chase it. He is regarded as one of Australia’s leading coaches on helping real estate people become 7 figure agents. His weekly video interviews go out to 20,000 agents.

Peter Hanscomb – Belle Property

Peter Hanscombe Peter Hanscomb
Deputy Managing Director and Group Director
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Peter Hanscomb began his franchising career in 1982 as a management accountant for Ray White, rising to the position of Deputy Managing Director and Group Director. He played a major part in the roll out of the Ray White franchise system.

Doug Driscoll – Starr Partners

Doug Driscoll Doug Driscoll
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Douglas is an innovative trail blazer in the real estate industry. Forward thinking and on the cutting edge of the latest technology.

John McGrath – McGrath

John McGrath John McGrath
Founder & Executive Director
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Today, McGrath is one of the fastest growing real estate companies in Australia. The McGrath network currently has 94 offices throughout the East Coast of Australia. It has a strong market presence in NSW and the ACT, a growing presence in Queensland, and entered the Victorian market at the end of 2015.

Greg Dickason – Core Logic

Greg Dickason Greg Dickason
Executive General Manager
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Greg Dickason is the EGM for Real Estate and Partners at CoreLogic RP Data. He has had a varied career from creating artificial diamonds, to architecting the launch of Virgin Mobile in South Africa, to building a biometric facial recognition system for Transport QLD.

John Percudani – Realmark

John Percudani John Percudani
Principal / Managing Director
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John Percudani is the principal and managing director of Realmark, one of the most progressive and awarded firms in Australian real estate. He’s an ideas-man and stays ahead of the curve. He communicates via facebook, twitter and blogs. He believes traditional real estate commentary is tired and repetitive.

Simon Jovanovic – Hockingstuart

Simon Jovanovic Simon Jovanovic
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Simon has experience leading sales teams in the energy, telecommunications, and financial services sectors.

John Knight – Business Depot

John Knight John Knight
Accountant and Business Advisor
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John uses his business improvement and strategic planning skills to help his clients improve their position and boost their profits. John helps his broad client base with his unique business improvement services, strategic planning skills and wealth of knowledge on compliance matters.

Mike McCarthy – Barry Plant

Mike McCarthy Mike McCarthy
Director, CEO
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Mike’s expertise is in franchising – skills that he eventually brought to the real estate industry in 1993. He was the National Real Estate Manager at Elders before joining Barry Plant in 2001 and has overseen the growth of the group by over 150% during that time.

Josh Phegan

Josh Phegan Josh Phegan
Speaker, trainer and coach

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