Ensure you never miss an issue of the
real estate business bulletin
Premier makes surprise visit to farewell REIWA president

Premier makes surprise visit to farewell REIWA president

by Nick Bendel 0 comments

Two senior state government members have passed on their best wishes to the outgoing president of Western Australia’s peak real estate body.

Real Estate Institute of Western Australia president David Airey has retired from the institute after serving the maximum 12 years allowed by the constitution, including four as president.

Ian Cornell from Professionals Michael Johnson & Co, who was first elected to the governing board in 2004, also stepped down at yesterday’s annual general meeting.

Mr Airey told RPM that he was delighted when the Western Australian Premier, Colin Barnett, made a surprise visit at last night’s function and passed on his best wishes.

Michael Mischin, Attorney General and Minister for Commerce, also made a planned visit.

“I was overwhelmed to hear the Attorney General speak so kindly about myself and REIWA and pretty chuffed to see the Premier drop in and say g’day too,” Mr Airey said.

“We’re not personal friends, but the fact that he arrived and was just a guest was pretty amazing.

“I think what that says about REIWA is that REIWA is in a very good position in Western Australia and is well regarded at government level.”

Mr Airey and Mr Cornell have been replaced on the REIWA governing body by Rory Trotter from Force Real Estate and Suzanne Brown from Rentwest.

The nine-person council will meet shortly to elect office bearers, including a new president.

Peter Lawrance from Avanti Residential and Krys Tully from Tully Real Estate were re-elected to the council at yesterday’s annual general meeting.

The other council members are Damian Collins from Momentum Wealth, Hayden Groves from Dethridge Groves, Sarah Kinsey from Ray White Uxcel, Brett Thorp from Thorp Realty and Joe White from JMW Real Estate.

[Related: Vacancy rate hit a six-year high in Perth]


Premier makes surprise visit to farewell REIWA president
lawyersweekly logo
promoted content
Recommended by Spike Native Network
Listen to other installment of the Real Estate Business Podcast
reb top 100 agents 2017

The REB Top 100 Agents ranking is the foremost ranking of agents in Australia. It has set the bar for excellence in Australian real estate. To be ranked as an REB Top 100 Agent is the standard real estate professionals strive for. See the full 2018 ranking here!

featured podcast

featured podcast
An industry where the resilient succeeds

Tim Heavyside believes that a strong support team and good foundations are paramount to success in the real estate industry, and with regu...

View all podcasts

Would you consider working for Purplebricks or a similar 'DIY' model?

Yes (7.2%)
No (80.9%)
Perhaps - make me an offer (12%)

Total votes: 209
The voting for this poll has ended on: July 13, 2018
Do you have an industry update?