AND FINALLY

REIV elects new president

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THE Real Estate Institute of Victoria has found its new president in Melbourne real estate agent, Adam Docking.

Docking, who is the director of MK Docking & Associates, was elected as the new president of REIV for the 2021-22 term, after serving two terms as senior vice president and one term as vice president.

“As we look to 2022, I’m determined to continue building REIV’s position as the voice of the real estate sector at every level of government and across the business community so that the sector is recognised as the significant economic contributor that it is,” said Docking.

Docking will be replacing outgoing president, Leah Calnan, who will remain on the REIV board.

“Putting the pandemic aside, the past 24 months have seen some major issues and opportunities for real estate in Victoria,” said Calnan.

Calnan pointed to legislative and regulative changes, such as the introduction of the updated Rental Tenancies Act, training members of the RTA and the tree change trend and resulting rise in regional values as being a significant focus of her two year term.

“I’m looking forward to remaining on the REIV board to support Adam, my fellow directors and all of the hard-working employees of the REIV and broader sector. Real estate is a fulfilling career path with plenty to offer the tens of thousands of Victorians employed in it,” added Calnan.

Richard Simpson has also been elected to senior vice president, with Andrew Meehan as vice president.

“I will also focus on support and advocacy for our members – existing and new – as they adjust to the dynamic market under COVID-normal conditions and make a greater connection to the communities they operate in,” added Docking.

At the beginning of the month REIV board also reached 50% representation for women on the board, with the election of Megan Mander as director of metropolitan zone and Renee Reynolds as director of regional zone.

Meanwhile REIV is still looking for a replacement for Gil King, following his resignation as CEO in August of this year.

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