The Real Estate Institute of Victoria (REIV) has elected a new president for 2012-2013.
Neville Sanders, a third-generation estate agent who has been actively involved in the industry for more than 45 years, was announced as the new president of the Institute earlier this week.
Adrian Butera of Compton Green was elected as the senior vice-president, while Sophie Lyon of Philip Webb was elected as vice president.
“I am honoured to be elected as president," Mr Sanders said. "The REIV has a long and proud history of representing the entire profession and I look forward to leading it for the next year."
“The profession faces a number of challenges. The move from state-based licensing and conduct laws to federal ones requires that the Institute stand up for both its members and those buying, selling and leasing property in Victoria.”
Mr Sanders is the Victorian state manager of Whittles, a strata and community corporation management company.
“The internet is continuing to have a transformational impact on real estate and it is important that the Institute helps to ensure its members are both well informed and equipped with some of the tools necessary to prosper in this environment.
“I also would also like to thank [former REIV president] Trevor Booth for his service over the past year. Trevor was a very active president and I will draw on his experience in my term,” Mr Sanders concluded.