Vasili Hadzellis

Head Consultant | Trainer | Coach
Core Property Management Consulting Australia

Vasili Hadzellis is an award-winning business coach and consultant who made an impact on the world of real estate at 17 years old. In a gutsy move, he left his lucrative career with one of Australia’s largest Real Estate Corporations to start his own business and fulfil his passion for making a difference in the industry he loves.

As Core Property Management Consulting Australia, Vasili helps hundreds of real estate agents Australia-wide get passionate about Property Management and business growth.

Known for his unlimited energy and enthusiasm, Vasili is a sought-after keynote speaker and advisor who shares his expertise and insights at major real estate conferences, mastermind groups and is regularly featured as a columnist for Residential Property Manager Magazine.

With an ever-growing list of accolades and awards, he has personally designed and implemented new processes, procedures, innovative systems and technology for a multitude of real estate companies and achieved impressive market share results.

One of his standout achievements includes building a rent roll organically from zero to 1000 for one of Sydney’s top real estate agencies in only 3 short years.

Since then, he has gone on to kick-start growth for many agencies using the same innovative strategies.

Committed to lifting the benchmark in property management services, Vasili is on a personal mission to revolutionize the experience owners and tenants receive within the Real Estate industry and educate professionals on delivering superior service.

Clients and customers rave about his “infectious” energy and the ability to “eazify” the complex – making property management and business strategy easy to understand and implement.

A truly motivating, inspiring and ‘genuine’ professional, Vasili takes the commitment of “delivering excellence” to a whole new level and is unwavering in his dedication to help others achieve their dreams, goals and sky-high ambitions.

Alexandra Haggerty

Managing Director
First National David Haggarty

With 19 years’ experience in the real estate industry and a comprehensive understanding of NSW Property Management Legislation, Alexandra sets benchmark standards through a compassionate approach to private housing.
Real Estate Institute Community Service Award winner and multi customer service winner, Alexandra has proven her bespoke approach to Property Management can be successful for the landlord, tenant and those impacted by homelessness/domestic violence combined.
Alexandra is regularly asked to speak at industry events on how the private rental sector can work with service providers to minimise homelessness and fast track clients through domestic violence waiting lists into rental accommodation.

Brian Knight

Kaplan Professional

Brian Knight is the long-time CEO of Kaplan Professional. He has over 30 years’ experience across the Australian financial services sector. Knight is passionate about education and supporting licensees and financial advisers on the journey to a profession. Knight holds Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Laws degrees from The University of Queensland.

Charlotte Pascoe

Stockdale & Leggo Network

Charlotte Pascoe is the CEO of the Stockdale & Leggo network. With a career spanning close to 20 years, Charlotte has vast experience across all facts of the Real Estate Industry. Her ‘on the ground’ knowledge allows her to provide strategic support to further the advancement of the Stockdale & Leggo family.
Working closely with a diverse network located throughout Victoria & interstate, Charlotte is passionate about Real Estate professionals achieving their own version of personal success and professional accomplishments.

Chris Eves

Associate Dean, Research and Innovation
RMIT University

Chris Eves is Professor in Property at RMIT University and the Associate Dean, Research and Innovation in the School of Property, Construction and Project Management. Chris is also the Higher Degree Research Director in the PCPM School.

Prior to his appointment at RMIT, Chris was the Professor of Property Economics and Academic Program Director at Queensland University of Technology from 2009 to 2017 and the Professor of Property Studies at Lincoln University from 2006 to 2008. He has also held positions at the University of Western Sydney, where he completed his Master (Hons) and PhD degrees in the areas of rural property values and investment performance.

Chris is A Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and is currently appointed to the RICS Global Land and Resources Board. He is also an Associate of the Australian Property Institute and has been a member of the API National Education Committee since 2009. He has appointments on national and international Journal editorial boards in the fields of Property and Valuation

Before commencing his academic career at UWS, Chris was employed for 16 years with the State Bank of NSW in Valuation, Agribusiness and Credit Administration roles.

Chris has numerous publications in Australian and International journals on topics ranging from valuation methodology, property stigma to property investment performance and market analysis.

Fiona Blayney

Real +

Fiona Blayney is CEO and Founder of the highly successful consultancy, training, recruitment and outsourced services business Real+. Over sixteen years she has developed a reputation for being one of the best business strategy, talent and growth specialists around.

Fiona’s energetic and motivational presence has ensured popularity at industry events. Regularly acting as MC, performing keynote presentations; and facilitating workshops and panels across Australia, NZ, and abroad. Together with TRET she also delivers the annual ARPM conference.

Widely known for her no holds barred approach, Fiona believes her role as an Industry Thought Leader is to push boundaries, challenge the status quo and in general “break stuff” with veterans and start-ups alike.

Jess Densley

Real Estate Mentor
Jess Densley Real Estate Coach

Jess Densley is the founder of the Elite Agency Success System, a leading real estate consultancy group working with business owners and sales people to achieve peak performance in their business worldwide.
He has previously been a high performing real estate agent ranked in the top 2% of agents in Australia, inside the countries largest franchise group operating from a regional market place. Jess also has been a leading business owner who operated an awarding winning real estate business that was crowned the number one regional business a record 4 times across Victoria & Tasmania.
As well as being a leading sales coach, Jess also has credentials as an accredited level one (ICG) human behaviour coach working with corporate organisations on unlocking potential in their individuals and teams.

Leanne Pilkington

Managing Director

Leanne is Managing Director of leading New South Wales boutique real estate group Laing+Simmons, and one of the real estate industry's most respected and sought after commentators.
She is one of only a handful of women leading franchise organisations across the country. Addressing the gender imbalance, empowering women agents, developing a Male Champions for Change program suitable for small business and pushing towards industry-wide professionalism are all key passions for Leanne.
She continues to pioneer industry firsts such as establishing a women's real estate networking group, which is now an international initiative, and introducing counselling and employee assistance programs for Laing+Simmons team members, while serving on industry bodies and championing the growth of professionalism in the industry at large.
Her 35 years of experience covers the full spectrum of real estate services: residential sales, property management, retail management, commercial leasing, property development and franchise management.
Leanne is a Licensed Real Estate Agent, completed her Ass. Dip. Valuation at UTS and a Masters Degree in Business Administration at the Sydney Graduate School of Management.
She has been a Finalist in both the Telstra and Optus Business Women awards, and AREA for Most Influential Women in Property. She has been awarded the REB Thought Leader for 2017, a finalist in 2018, 2019 and was recognised in the recent 100 most Powerful People in Sydney list, and she is the current President of the REINSW.

Lisa B

Real Estate Trainer
Lisa B Group Pty Ltd

Lisa has been in real estate since 1993 owning multiple Real Estate Businesses. Lisa is a successful Real Estate Trainer and Coach. Founder of Lisa B Media, The Real Estate Training Community and The Real Estate Hotline.

Named by Elite Agent Magazine as Top 50 Influencer in Real Estate In Australia.

5 x Best Selling author.
REINSW - Top 24 female coaches, speakers and trainers in real estate.
You will find Lisa every day at sunrise on her kayak where she enjoys magic moments, shark and dolphin spotting.

Neville Hurst

Senior lecturer
RMIT University

Neville Hurst is a lecturer in Property and Real Estate at Deakin University (Burwood Campus). He has been involved in the property industry for over 30 years from both a practical and educational perspective. He lectures in a wide range of property-related units and has received two teaching awards for in excellence in teaching by Deakin University. Neville is currently undertaking a PhD in sustainable housing and his key research areas include real estate agency practice, housing transaction markets and property education. Neville is an active member of the property industry and is a member of both the Real Estate Institute of Victoria (REIV) and the Australian Property Institute (API) and has served in numerous committee member roles.

Peter Lynch

Client Relationship Manager

Peter Lynch is a leader in Professional Indemnity Insurance in the real estate, valuation and management right industry sectors.

He boasts 30 years experience with Aon Risk Solutions and as the Client Relationship Manager for Real Estate is responsible for developing new business within the real estate sector including the identification of business opportunities with franchise groups and other stakeholders.

He took a significant role in providing advice and support to introduce a Real Estate specific indemnity insurance scheme and is responsible for the highly successful REIQ/REINT schemes which he coordinated with the assistance of industry, lawyers, underwriters and claims staff.

Peter has a strong interest in promoting safe and quality business practices in real estate and has been a regular contributor to course materials, presentations and editorial submissions. He has been called upon to be a guest speaker at training forums for the REIQ, REIA, REINT, REIWA and various franchise groups.

Peter also provides individual Risk Management training to a number of his Franchise Group clients.

Dr Piyush Tiwari

University of Melbourne

Dr Piyush Tiwari is Professor of Property at University of Melbourne, Australia. Prior to his current position he was Director – Policy at Infrastructure Development Finance Company (IDFC), India, where he was responsible for formulating policies for private financing of urban infrastructure in close cooperation with national and state governments. Earlier, he was Senior Lecturer (Property) and Program Leader, MSc (International Real Estate Markets) at the Business School, University of Aberdeen, UK. He has held positions at the largest mortgage company, HDFC, India and the University of Tsukuba, Japan. His research interests include housing economics and mortgages, commercial real estate investment, and financing infrastructure in developing countries. He is author of five books and has published numerous research papers on issues related to real estate and infrastructure. He is a Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). His other professional activities include Member, International Land Measurement Standards Committee, Director, Asian Real Estate Society, Editorial Board, Property Management and Associate Editor, International Real Estate Review .

Tony Rowe

MRT Training (RTO 41529)

Tony is the CEO and MD of MRT Training.
He is a post-graduate degree qualified professional with diploma-level qualifications in Education, Property, Business, and Training & Assessment Systems. He is a Justice of the Peace in NSW.
Tony has been involved in the administration of several Registered Training Organisations (RTO) with a focus on the real estate and property sectors over the past 18 years.
Tony has an extensive background in education, training, business and sports coaching. He brings a wealth of experience to the table every time!
He is well known for innovation in delivery and has been responsible for the development of many training programs which have given rise to new delivery methods by competitor organisations. He is a leader in the development of RPL (Recognition of Prior Learning) processes in the property sector.
He has an established reputation as a key solution provider for employers and businesses in the property sector that require a focus on the development of their teams to meet the business objectives.
Tony’s focus is on individual outcomes, and tailoring solutions that take into consideration the circumstances and experience of the client.

Melanie Hoole

Social Media & Digital Marketer

Melanie Hoole specialises in social media marketing; helping real estate professionals perfect their personal brand, build a first-class digital profile, and implement inbound marketing activities to attract home sellers and find more listings. If you’re looking for digital marketing or social media help, but are unsure where to start, contact Melanie at www.hoole.co or read her #digithoole insights at www.hoole.co/blog.

Dr Dulani Halvitigala

Senior Lecturer
RMIT University

Dr Dulani Halvitigala is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Property, Construction and Project Management at RMIT University. She is also the Program Manager for RMIT’s Bachelor of Applied Science Property and Valuation (Honours) program. Her background is property valuation and she currently teaches property valuation courses at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. She has a PhD in Property from the University of Auckland (New Zealand), Masters degree in Real Estate from the National University of Singapore (Singapore) and an Honours degree in Estate Management and Valuation from the University of Sri Jayewardenepura (Sri Lanka). Prior to joining academia, she practiced as a property valuer.

Her research interests are mainly in the areas of property valuation and related issues, commercial property leasing, new ways of working and their implications on corporate real estate, gender and diversity in the property sector, technology disruptions in real estate, sustainability in the Built Environment, and real estate markets in emerging economies. She has published her work in highly ranked international journals and presented at highly-ranked international conferences. She is also a reviewer for several academic and research journals. She currently supervises four PhD students and has examined a number of PhD, MPhil and Masters theses.