From the CEO: 10th Feb 2021

Journal,  Journal

In early 2018, reported that women accounted for about 65% of the real estate industry, but you’d find only a handful working in the top jobs. Today times have changed, with women taking up more leadership positions across all spectrums of the real estate industry. I’m proud to lead a team here at the REIQ who recognise the enormous value women bring as leaders and decision-makers in a range of diverse fields across our industry. I’m equally proud to announce that our very first in-person signature event since COVID-19 will be next month’s REIQ Women in Real Estate on Friday, 12 March 2021. Served up against the backdrop of a gourmet champagne breakfast at Brisbane’s heritage-listed Victoria Park, this year we welcome the most successful female surfer in the sport’s history and 7-time world champion Layne Beachley AO as keynote speaker. As an incredible role model for many women today, Layne’s leadership style has certainly blazed a trail for equality at the beach, on the waves and in the boardroom. With REIQ Platinum Corporate Partner as this year’s principal sponsor, it’s going to be a cracker of an event that you won’t want to miss. With tickets already selling fast, I strongly encourage you secure your spot now before it’s sold out! I look forward to seeing many of you there. For further details or to book your tickets now, simply click here.



  • The real estate community is in mourning after the loss of former REIQ President and Life Member, Frank Walters. Jonathan Blocksidge, REIQ Fellow, pays his respects on behalf of the REIQ here.
  • The Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA) is calling for REIQ members and the wider real estate profession to become aware of where and when the word ‘Anzac’ may be used