The chief economist for the REA Group is moving on to a newly created role within Australia’s biggest real estate network.
The Ray White Group has revealed the appointment of Nerida Conisbee as the company’s first-ever chief economist, with her tenure set to begin in June.
“Nerida’s decision is a huge endorsement for everyone in the Ray White Group, and helps our customers be informed, not influenced,” Ray White Group managing director Dan White said.
He expressed his delight at welcoming Ms Conisbee to lead a team that is expected to “create value” through Ray White data and market information.
“Nerida will elevate the opportunity for all our members to have better conversations with their customers on what is happening today across all our markets,” Mr White added.
“By harnessing and interpreting our data, our members will benefit from a better understanding of our insights capacity, and deeper engagement with our market-leading digital tools such as our real-time insights in Pulse.”
Ms Conisbee brings with her “exceptional analytical and communication skills to broaden our current analysis”, the managing director continued, noting she would help the network explore options to create better insights for both members and customers.
“Our data insights create strategic advantages for all our members and differentiates us from other real estate agencies. Nerida will position us as an important voice alongside other specialist data and economic research providers,” the managing director concluded.
Ms Conisbee brings more than 20 years of property research experience across the Asia-Pacific to her new role, and believes “there has never been a time where there has been more interest and speculation in the property market”.
“Consumers want real-time insights and I am keen to work with Ray White’s members — all 10,000 of them,” she said.
A highly regarded economist, Ms Conisbee has experience that covers residential and commercial property from both an investor and occupier’s perspective.
She is currently the deputy chair of the Construction Forecasting Council as well as sitting on the South East Queensland Housing Supply Expert Panel.
She holds a bachelor of commerce with honours and a Master of Commerce, majoring in Econometrics, from the University of Melbourne.
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