Australia’s residential real estate industry (the rental, hiring and real estate services sector) incorporates over 10,000 of the most innovative and dynamic SMEs in the country, and supports the employment of over 76,000 agents and 218,000 Australians (or 1.7% of the total workforce).
Since 2009 Australia’s real estate agencies, principals and agents have trusted REB (Real Estate Business) for information and insights critical to their business.
Across a dedicated suite of digital assets, including web, mobile, podcasts, social, newsletters and broadcast channels – complemented by awards, events and benchmarking – REB has championed the growth and development of Australia’s residential real estate sales sector.
In an industry under competitive tension through digitisation, disintermediation and challenging markets, REB provides leadership, insights, recognition and interpretation to keep agents engaged, driven and inspired.
In particular, REB’s rankings, including the REB Top 100 Agents, are universally recognised as the measure for success in real estate and are a highly coveted accolade that agents across the nation aspire for.
The Australian benchmark for real estate sales excellence since 2012
The national benchmark for sales agents based on deal growth, consistency of sales and number of deals
Australia’s national independent awards gala dinner attracting 800 guests, finalists and industry celebs
Unveiling the best offices in Australian real estate
Recognising the women who lead the field and set the standard for others to aspire to
The ranking benchmark for excellence in real estate sales
Over two thirds of Australia’s 2.6 million investment properties are managed by residential property managers (or managing agents). Rapid technological innovation is assisting this industry, giving today’s property managers an array of tools that allow them to effectively manage more properties leveraging cutting edge technology.
Valued at $1.8 trillion and accounting for $95 billion in annual rent volume, the property management sector is critical to the national economy – and RPM (Residential Property Manager) is one of the sector’s biggest advocates.
Over 70 per cent of Australian property investors choose to manage their assets via property managers, and market share is growing.
Property managers and industry leaders rely on RPM for market intelligence, information and insights to be better informed, channeled via the connected www.realestatebusiness.com.au platform.
As technology evolves the property management sector, and changes the way property managers service their clients and add value, RPM remains driven to supporting the sector across a digital platform that includes web, rankings, mobile, social, newsletter and daily breaking coverage.
Director – Real Estate, Momentum Media
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Alex has more than 20 years in the media and has launched more than 50 publications, media platforms, events, research reports and awards over that time. He is widely recognised as an architect of the Australian mortgage broking industry media, having established the nation’s first independent magazine in 2001. He leveraged this pedigree to launch REB in 2007, and RPM in 2009, which are now a major part of the Momentum Media suite of brands. Today, Momentum Media connects with a combined audience of over a million across the mortgage and finance industry, law, real estate, wealth, accountancy, SME and defence sectors. The company has received four consecutive BRW Fast 100 rankings and is recognised as one of Australia’s fastest growing and most progressive media businesses.
Executive Editor – Real Estate, Momentum Media
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Phillip is a journalist, podcaster and media executive with over 15 years’ experience, in a media career that spans real estate, finance, business and economics. He has lead the launch and growth of a range of award-winning business platforms, including REB and RPM, and is recognised for his expertise in building highly connected professional communities – as well as his understanding of Australia’s real estate markets. Phillip has a Master’s degree in International Relations and a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science.
Journalist, REB and RPM
+61 2 8045 2049
Lyall has recently joined Momentum Media to help underpin the editorial development of its real estate assets REB and RPM, having joined the business after being a producer at New Zealand's leading radio station Newstalk ZB. He played a critical role in the production of the business-orientated program Larry Williams Drive, and Early Edition, producing stories for radio from around the world. Prior to his time in radio, Lyall was a railroad journalist in the United States where he was based in Nebraska gathering stories across the country for internal freight railroad publications. He graduated from Massey University with a Postgraduate Diploma in Journalism.
Partnerships Manager, REB and RPM
+61 2 8045 2042
Laine Poirier is the partnerships manager for REB and RPM. Originally from Canada, Laine has his degree in kinesiology and business at the University of Windsor. Before moving to Australia in 2018, Laine has had many years of experience in sales from an account executive position with Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment (Maple Leafs/ Raptors) to the finance industry as a group benefits specialist. As a partnerships manager, Laine is dedicated to providing first-class advice and service to his clients seeking to reach Australia’s real estate industry.
Director – Commercial Growth, REB and RPM
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Russell Stephenson is a media executive with a career spanning 13+ years working across a range of professional sectors, including marketing, mortgages, wealth, legal and small to medium enterprises. As director – commercial growth at Momentum Media, Russell’s core focus is the commercial development of the REB/ RPM platform coupled with delivering greater distribution and connectivity across the entire real estate sector.
Head of Digital, Momentum Media
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Michelle is a marketing and digital professional who has delivered end-to-end digital programs for both global and local organisations. She has transformed businesses using digital, across customer experience, digital marketing and improving processes. With a foundation in brand building, she has built out comprehensive digital content and eCommerce assets for leading healthcare and FMCG brands, as well as building acquisition, retention and conversion programs utilising digital marketing strategies and tactics. Michelle has a BA from the University of Queensland and a MBA from UNE.
Deputy Head of Editorial, Momentum Media
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Emma has worked with Momentum Media since 2015 and has been responsible for breaking some of the biggest stories in corporate Australia across the legal, mortgages, real estate and wealth industries. In addition, Emma has launched several additional sub-brands and events, driven by a passion for delivering quality and timely content to audiences through multiple platforms. Prior to joining Momentum Media, Emma worked in breakfast radio in the Central West region of New South Wales, before taking on a radio journalist role for Southern Cross Austereo, based in Townsville, North Queensland. She graduated from Charles Sturt University with a Bachelor of Communications (Journalism).
Guided by a strong sense of purpose to support our communities, Momentum Media has forged its place as one of Australia’s most influential media and professional development businesses
We have been equipping Australia’s corporate, investor and SME sectors with market and business intelligence for over a decade.
Across an integrated business supported by digital, events, broadcast, research, print and social platforms, we are guided by the purpose: Be better informed.
This passion for informing, educating and inspiring drives us to build more engaged communities, delivering greater leadership to the markets we connect to and forging closer relationships with our audiences.
Being at the forefront of media innovation, backed by a pioneering spirit, has been central to Momentum Media’s growth.
We’re an evolving, forward-thinking business based on a purpose that supports corporate Australia and the markets critical to our nation’s economic prosperity and security. We’re also focused on delivering exceptional value to our commercial partners.
We adapt on a daily basis to rapidly changing market places; we’re a fluid media business, unanchored to any particular technology, channel or tone of communication.
With a reach spanning well over a million professionals, high-net-worth individuals and SME business owners, we’re connected to the rapidly changing preferences and attitudes of our communities – and we’re making a positive contribution for our communities to thrive.