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REIACT appoints new chief executive officer

The Real Estate Institute of the ACT (REIACT) has appointed Maria Edwards to the CEO role, taking over from Michelle Tynan.

Ms Edwards is a current REIACT Board member and started her real estate career in 2006.

Ms Edwards said she is excited to get started in the role and make an impact on the community.

 “I’m so grateful to have been appointed – the CEO role is for me the perfect opportunity to utilise my experience and truly represent our members, having walked in their shoes for many years I understand the challenges faced by our sector, Ms Edwards said.

“I look forward to working with the Board, Agencies, Community Housing Providers, industry stakeholders and the Government to implement practical solutions through meaningful consultation and advocacy – I cannot wait to get started.”

Ms Edwards joins the REIACT from her role as Business Development Manager at HomeGround Real Estate Canberra and has a broad understanding of both the private, affordable and community housing sectors across the ACT.

REIACT President, Hannah Gill said she was delighted to welcome Ms Edwards to the CEO role.

“After an extensive and detailed recruitment process, it was clear Maria demonstrated the diversity of skills and experience required to support the continue work and success of the REIACT and our members.” Ms Gill said.

“Maria has actively participated in the REIACT’s advocacy work at both a National and local level, as a REIACT Board Member, demonstrating her commitment and insight to guide the REIACT’s policy positions and representation into the future.”

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Rowan Crosby

Rowan Crosby is a freelance journalist specialising in finance and real estate.