• Damian Collins elected new REIWA President

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    The REIWA Council has elected Damian Collins as the Institute’s new President.

    Following Hayden Groves’ announcement last week he would be finishing his term as President, the 2018-19 REIWA Council met on Thursday 4 October and elected Mr Collins to the Institute’s top position.

    Mr Collins has served on the REIWA Council since 2011 and as Deputy President since 2015.

    He brings to the Institute a wealth of real estate knowledge, having been in the industry for 25 years. Mr Collins is the founder and Managing Director of Momentum Wealth, a Perth-based property investment consultancy, and Chairman of commercial property funds management business, Mair Property Funds.

    Mr Collins has completed a Bachelor of Business at RMIT University in Melbourne and a Graduate Diploma in Property at Curtin University in Perth, Western Australia. He is also a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia and the Financial Services Institute of Australasia.

    “It is an honour to be elected President and I thank Council for bestowing me with the privilege of representing the Institute on behalf of its members. I would also like to thank Hayden Groves for his hard work and dedication to the Institute during his tenure as President,” Mr Collins said.

    “The Council and I are dedicated to continuing to build upon REIWA’s 100 year legacy of advocating on behalf of our members and the WA public. The WA marketplace remains a challenging environment for agents and vendors alike and there is much work to be done as our local market begins its recovery.”

    Mr Collins will be assisted in his role by Lisa Joyce from Joyce Property Investments, who was elected Deputy President.

    The REIWA Council also re-elected the following office bearer: