Meet Our Speakers

DR ANDREW WILSON

Chief Economist, My Housing Market
Australia’s leading independent property market economist,  Dr Wilson presents property market intelligence through various media to industry and investor groups, and the wider community throughout Australia.

ANNA TROISE

Owner & Creative Director, Blend Design
Anna Troise is Owner an Creative Director of Blend Design. Anna is extremely passionate about interior decorating and design and is motivated by creating spaces that are unique and elicit an emotive response from her clients. Anna runs her own property styling, interior decorating and design business and leads a team of qualified stylists that pride themselves on perfectionism and exemplary customer service.

BEN KINGSLEY

CEO & Founding,  Empower Wealth | Chair, PIPA

Passionate about personal wealth creation through property investing, yet frustrated by the lack of independent property advice and the quality of research supporting investment decisions, Ben turned his attention to building a truly specialist advisory practice.

BRYCE HOLDAWAY

Co-Host, The Property Couch

Bryce Holdaway is a Buyers’ Agent, TV host, media lifestyle personality, author, speaker, and company executive based in Melbourne, Australia. Bryce’s philosophy is that property investment is “simple but not easy”.

CATHERINE SIMONS

Director/ COO, WSC Group

Catherine works with her clients to assist them build more profitable businesses and create more personal wealth through business advisory and taxation services. Catherine’s focus is to achieve the best outcome for her client every time.

DAVID MCMILLAN

Director Advisory, Performance Property

During his 16 years in the property industry David has worked as a property valuer and property adviser to private clients, financial planners, accountant, finance broker’s, major banks and governments. He has been involved in more than $500M worth of transactions.

EVAN BROADBENT

Founder and CEO, Quickrealestate

At 20 years of age Evan Broadbent began his career in Real Estate. At 21 he purchased his first home and moved into it.  At 22 he purchased his first investment property, and at 23 he purchased his second investment property. Evan opened his own Harcourts Real Estate Agency in 2012 which now employs 20 staff, manages over 500 rental properties, and this year will sell approximately 250 properties. If that wasn’t enough, Evan is also the Founder and CEO of www.quickrealestate.com.au which launched last year.

FRANK VALENTIC

Director, Advantage Property Consulting

Frank considered to be one of Australia’s leading Buyer’s Agents and Vendor’s Advocates. Frank’s infectious enthusiasm for the Real Estate Industry began over two decades ago when he started building his own property portfolio. 

GREVILLE PABST

Executive Chairman of WBP Property Group and expert judge from Channel 9’s The Block

Property commentator, Greville Pabst, is Executive Chairman of WBP Property Group – one of Australia’s leading independent valuation and buyer’s advocacy companies. Being a property advocate judge on Australian reality TV show, The Block, Greville is also a nationally recognised commentator in the space.

IAN UGARTE

Co-Founder, Small is the New Big

Ian Ugarte is a full time property investor, consultant and real estate advisor. He is also Australia’s leading micro apartment, rooming house and boarding house specialist.

NERIDA CONISBEE

Chief Economist, REA Group

Nerida presents on property market conditions to investors, occupiers and industry groups. She is also an adviser on property market conditions to major Government bodies such as the Reserve Bank of Australia and Treasury.

PETER SWITZER

Founder of Switzer Financial Group, University Lecturer, TV Presenter, Author and Entrepreneur

Not only one of Australia’s leading business and financial commentators but also a successful businessman in his own right. Launched more than 20 years ago, The Switzer Group has grown into three successful companies spanning media and publishing, non-commission financial planning, home loans, a managed fund and business coaching.

RORY MARTIN

Sustainability Manager – Residential, Frasers Property Australia

Rory is a registered architect and holds both an Honours Bachelor of Architecture and Master of Science with Distinction in Environmental Design. Rory is a regular contributor on sustainability issues for the Australian Institute of Architects, the Property Council of Australia and the Green Building Council of Australia and in 2014 was awarded the inaugural “Future Green Leader Award” by the Green Building Council of Australia for young peoples’ contribution to sustainability in the property and construction industry.

TERRY TAYLOR

Director, Specific Property

With more than 25 years of experience as an agent, a project marketer and as a property developer, he understands the market from all sides. He is a licensed agent in both Queensland and Victoria.

TYRON HYDE

Director, Washington Brown

Tyron is regarded as one of the industry’s leading experts in property tax depreciation. Beginning his career at WB in 1993 as a wide-eyed intern looking for a break in the industry, 20 years later, he is now the majority shareholder in the business.

*More speakers to be announced