• Real estate industry responds to devastating bushfires


    Author: Real Estate Institute of Australia


    REIWA and the Real Estate Institute of Australia (REIA) are proud to be part of an industry wide response to the devastation caused by the bushfires.

    REIA President, Adrian Kelly said in only a few days nearly thirty major franchise groups and the Real Estate Institutes (REIs) around Australia have pledged nearly $900k to assist those suffering loss and disruption across Australia from unprecedented bushfires.

    “Not only is there the immediate loss of property and livelihoods but ongoing damage to communities,” Mr Kelly said.

    “REIA has combined with the state and territory REIs and franchise groups in putting together a comprehensive plan for the real estate industry to provide immediate financial assistance plus longer term support for these communities.

    “The initiative has been called Beyond the Bricks and is a three phase plan that provides not only assistance during the crisis, but the aftermath in the communities most affected. Phase one is to provide immediate financial relief and support those most in need. Phase two is to help rebuild homes and lives, while phase three is to help restore affected communities and provide ongoing support.

    “There is no set approach to fund raising with individual groups determining their own fundraising plan with monies raised to be forwarded through the website www.beyondthebricks.com.au.

    “I am confident the industry will raise several millions of dollars when others get behind this initiative over coming weeks to assist the individuals and communities affected.

    All donations that are made through REIWA's Community REInvest program will go towards this national campaign total. 

    If you can, please donate to Community REInvest.

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