On Friday the 14th of December 2018 Queensland’s first ever Property Management Think Tank was held at Bucci in Fortitude Valley, Brisbane.
The event was organised by Cathie Crampton, Director of Property Management at Place Estate Agents, as an opportunity to bring together like minded and innovative Property Management leaders. The overarching goal was to bring together these thought leaders to exchange ideas and improve the experience for all clients.
There were over 20 guests in attendance, from all different rent roll platforms as well as industry levers such as REA and Macquarie Bank.
When asked about the inspiration behind the event, Cathie Crampton stated that,“There were a number of individual conversations happening and we thought why not bring everyone together. Collaboration is key to thriving in this new era that is here to stay.”
Attendees thrived in the forum where ideas were exchanged and challenges and opportunities workshopped. The response was overwhelmingly positive, with many encouraging comments.
Domonic Thompson, the National Head of Real Estate at Macquarie Bank, said “Great event and a milestone for the Qld cohort! Well done Cathie Crampton for organising this, it’s a fantastic first step and great to see so many engaged in the discussions.”
Kul Singh, the General Manager at REA Group, commented “PM is such an exciting place to be in right now - Well done on what was the first of hopefully many thought provoking and collaborative think tanks for Qld”
Terri Handy, Consultant at Lean Property Management also reflect on the event saying, “A fantastic afternoon with some quality discussions had. Thanks for organizing this Cathie.”
In a rapidly evolving environment, Cathie believes the future of Property Management is already here.
“Key drivers to success are both profit as well as growth. Technology is our enabler, and we must continue to improve the way in which we engage both with our client, while utilising these platforms to support us.”
Off the back of the events success and significant interest displayed, there are already a series of events booked for 2019.
Place enjoys being part of the Property Management community and contributing to its reshaping.