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REIV appoints new CEO, as Gil King’s tenure comes to an end

Quentin Kilian will succeed Gil King as the Real Estate Institute of Victoria’s Chief Executive Officer from mid-February 2022.

Mr Kilian is currently CEO of the Real Estate Institute of Northern Territory (REINT), a position he has held for the past 12 years.

Before REINT, Mr Kilian spent six years directing Asian relations and international trade for the Northern Territory Government.

The respected property industry leader said he was looking forward to moving to Victoria and joining the REIV.

“The effective work of my predecessor, Gil King, and the REIV board, means I will walk into a membership organisation with a firm foundation, strong industry advocacy track-record and solid reputation,” Mr Kilian said.

“Without a shadow of doubt, Victoria is highly-regarded on the national and international real estate stage. The sector’s hard-working property professionals are doing a tremendous job realising the ambitions of buyers and sellers, investors and renters.

“That said, there is much to do to ensure a better public policy and regulatory framework for all participants in the property industry during ever-changing market conditions and a sometimes complex operating environment.

“I look forward to engaging all levels of government and listening to other sector stakeholders to see an improved way forward.”

REIV President Adam Docking congratulated Mr Kilian on his appointment.

“Following a national search, we are delighted to have secured someone of Quentin’s calibre for this critical industry leadership role,” Mr Docking said.

“Throughout his candidacy, it was clear we were talking to an agile advocacy expert who had established great respect and influence in the sector, not only up north, but also nationally.

“Quentin will work closely with Gil King over the coming months to ensure a smooth transition as our members look forward to what should be a prosperous 2022.”

Mr Docking also thanked Gil King for his service over the past five years.

“On behalf of the REIV board, and sector more broadly, I thank Gil King for his tireless commitment to our members and skillful navigation of an often complex operating environment with a range of stakeholder interests,” Mr Docking said.

“Today, our organisation is on a firm financial footing, representing over 7000 members, and Gil has been instrumental in establishing this strong position for the Institute.”

The retiring Mr King said he had great confidence in Mr Kilian’s capability in ensuring the voice of the real estate sector was heard at every level of government and that the sector continued to be recognised as a significant economic contributor to Victoria’s economy.

“As I head off for a quieter future, I extend thanks to our sector’s key local stakeholders, including Victorian Government representatives, leaders from other property entities, Victoria’s business chambers and the media – engagement with them has been critical to our cause,” Mr King said.

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