The Real Estate Institute of Australia (REIA) re-elected Adrian Kelly from Tasmania as President for a second term at its Annual General Meeting in Canberra in last week.
Mr Kelly was born and raised in Hobart and has worked in the Tasmanian real estate industry since 1990. He is the founder and CEO of View Real Estate, an independent agency comprising seven sales and property management offices across Tasmania.
He said the past year was an important year for the REIA with the federal election in May and the public debate on taxation of housing and its impact on affordability.
“There is no doubt that REIA’s campaign, supported by REIs and franchise networks, played a role in the election outcome with marginal electorates with higher than average numbers of investment property owners showing a larger swing towards the Government than the national average,” Mr Kelly said.
“The election also saw a turning point in the market with confidence returning.
“Particularly pleasing was the appointment of a Minister for Housing, a position that the REIA has long advocated for.
Mr Kelly said the REIA would continue to be a strong advocate for the retention of the current arrangements for the taxation of housing.
Hayden Groves from Western Australia was re-elected Deputy President of the REIA for another 12 months.