6 October 2020
9am – 12pm
6 October 2020
9am – 12pm
More than a webinar, RISEx is a unique virtual conference format with some of our favourite speakers from the RISE stable. Join us as we share stories of success and resilience from 2020 and launch the REALcare App.
Jessica Rowe AM is an accomplished journalist, television presenter and three-time best selling author. Jessica’s credits include co-hosting Studio 10, Weekend Sunrise and the Today Show. She was also the news presenter on Network Ten’s First at Five for 10 years.
As a published author, Jessica has written The Best of Times, The Worst of Time, Love. Wisdom. Motherhood., and her 2015 memoir Is This My Beautiful Life?
A self confessed 'crap housewife', Jess has gathered a strong and loyal following with her #craphousewife movement, uniting and celebrating other mothers who, like Jess, sometimes feel like they are not the perfect mother, wife or cook. With humour and honesty, Jess shares her amusing misadventures on CrapHousewife.com.
Jess is a passionate advocate for mental health awareness, having herself experienced post natal depression. Jess is an ambassador for beyondblue and a patron of Mental Health Australia. In 2015 Jess was honoured as a Member of the Order of Australia for her mental health advocacy work and her contribution to Australian media.
Jess is married to Nine News Sydney presenter Peter Overton and together they have two young daughters, Allegra (11) and Giselle (8).
After nearly 30 years in the shire, 20 of them with First National Byron Bay, Chris is the ‘go-to’ man for all matters real estate. He can tell you when something sold, what price it fetched, who bought it and what it’s likely to make in today’s market (without turning on his ipad).
As Principal of First National Byron Bay, Chris prides himself on running an ethical, sustainable business that employs, trains and retains the best local staff. His achievements are built on a foundation of honesty, transparency and a results-driven strategy.
Since 2005, Chris has been engaged by some of Australia’s top companies in developing positive organisational cultures. It’s no wonder his own company has the best sales record in the region, has been consistently awarded top First National office across NSW, boasts an exceptionally high staff retention rate and sets best practice standards in employee satisfaction.
Chris was recently honored with an Order Of Australia Medal (OAM) for service to literature, and to Indigenous education as well as Byron Shire’s Citizen Of The Year. Both awards are in recognition of the exceptional work Chris has done for the local community through his work with the writers festival as well as with numerous organisations and initiatives including the Byron Bay Masterplan Group.
For 13 years until October 2016, Tim was Chief Executive of World Vision Australia (WVA). He then completed over 2 years as WVA’s Chief Advocate.
Currently, Tim remains as Executive Director of Micah Australia and continues to place the
challenges of global poverty on the national agenda. He is also Senior Fellow for the Centre for
Public Christianity. He remains spokesperson for the Alliance for Gambling Reform, which campaigns for law reform to prevent harm from poker machine gambling.
Other positions he holds are: Chair of the Community Council of Australia, Chief Advocate of the
Thriving Communities Partnership and Patron of the National Youth Commission.
In 2006 Tim was named Victoria’s Australian of the Year, in June 2005 was made an Officer of the Order of Australia (AO); in 2004, was named Victorian of the Year; and in 1997 was named as one of Australia’s 100 National Living Treasures.
It is an honour and a privilege to lead our fine team, based in heartland Remuera, Auckland.
12 years ago, I was compelled to enter the real estate industry. I recognized that genuine human connectedness and unsurpassed service are essential cornerstones for our company.
My years involved in healthcare, commerce and property, my completion of an MBA, and my AREINZ credentials underpin my absolute commitment to, and passion for the effective marketing and sale of real estate for our customers and clients.
Since then I have listened to people’s stories and guided them on their real estate journeys. I’ve walked beside, and worked with my team and their clients to make certain that their hopes, dreams and expectations are realised.
How is a successful team of colleagues created? Aristotle said “The whole is greater than the sum of its parts” and at Ray White Remuera we embody this philosophy with mutual trust, friendship, support for our colleagues and collective professionalism.
A good business contains great people, but a great business is created by extraordinary people. We are working towards being the best that we can be - every single day.
I genuinely care about our people – and they know it. Through aligned values & the power of co-opetition, we are achieving a level of service & results that is transforming our industry for the benefit of those we are lucky enough to serve.
Mr Kennett is currently Chairman of EQT Holdings Limited and a Director of Seven West Media Ltd.
He is also Chairman of Open Windows Australia Proprietary Limited, Chairman of CT Management Group Pty Ltd, Chairman of LEDified Lighting Corporation Pty Ltd and Chairman of Amtek Corporation Pty Ltd.
Mr Kennett is the Chairman of The Torch, a program assisting incarcerated Indigenous men and women and post their release.
Mr Kennett was the founder of beyondblue: the national depression, anxiety and suicide initiative and was Chairman from2000-2017.
Mr Kennett is also President of the Hawthorn Football Club, having previously served as President from 2005-2011.
Mr Kennett is associated with many other community organisations.
When looking for a real estate agent, among the qualities people expect are
energy and enthusiasm. Liz Walker has both of these in abundance. Living
locally and having a vested interest in the area, Liz is determined to leave no
stone unturned in her quest to achieve the very best for her clients.
Liz´s communication and organisational skills marry well with her exceptionally
high level of energy. Liz has a dynamic personality and in a short period of time,
her career has been fast tracked with achievements including her appointment
as Partner in 2011. Liz was educated at Wesley College and experience in the
fashion industry early in her career has given her an expert eye for detail.
In her spare time Liz enjoys spending time with her husband and young children,
Charli & Luca, friends and family and shopping locally. Liz also spends as much
time as she can with her Border Collie Indy walking around Chelsworth Park and
Starting out in 2010 with just 5 staff, today Phil leads a highly-trained charge of 170 professionals throughout 5 offices.
Under Phil’s mentorship and guidance, his multi-award-winning team sells over 1700 homes each year and manages over 2500 rental properties, confirming Harris Real Estate as a clear industry leader.
The rise of one of Australia’s fastest growing real estate agencies continues, and with Phil at the helm, Harris continues to forge ahead with a strong brand and an even stronger client focus.
One of inner-Melbourne’s most respected and experienced property professionals, Jacinta Vear returns to Nelson Alexander leading the dynamic property management team at our Flemington Office.
Having gained much of her early real estate experience with Nelson Alexander, Jacinta went on to found her own highly-successful agency specialising in residential property management.
Returning to Nelson Alexander as a department leader, Jacinta Vear motivates her team of professionals to exceed all client expectations, as well as encouraging growth in their property management careers.
Managing a property portfolio of her own, Jacinta offers her clients the best of both worlds – boutique service at its very best along with all the benefits of Nelson Alexander’s extensive network.
Away from the office, Jacinta’s time is devoted to her young family.
I noticed a young Ivan Bresic coming up through the ranks of the agency we both worked and we soon formed a highly successful team. While we shared many similar traits and beliefs, I gravitated toward Ivan because Ivan was good at everything I wasn’t. We complimented and supported each other perfectly.
I knew that the real estate industry in Sydney was yet to find a true identity. There were details about it that I knew could be done better. No one had made the connection between property and lifestyle which seemed so obvious and similar connections where already being made across other sectors of business.
Because real estate deals with an essential part of every person’s life – the literal roof over our heads – I believe that real estate agents have a responsibility to support the community. Together with Ivan, BresicWhitney’s aim is to reinvent the contemporary real estate experience in Sydney.
I am a collector of Australian and international contemporary art. As a strong supporter of the Australian arts, I am a member of the newly formed MCA Foundation Company.
My interests extend to philanthropy activities in various community education and social welfare organisations and projects, around Sydney's inner city regions of Darlinghurst and Woolloomooloo.
Nick delivers a business strategy that strengthens the company’s long-held industry-leading reputation while providing a progressive approach to harnessing the latest technologies.
Formerly the head of Macquarie Relationship Banking’s National Real Estate division, he now holds a concurrent position as a Non-Executive Independent Director at the REA Group.