AIREY ENDS REIWA TENURE
AFTER more than a decade with the Real Estate Institute of WA, David Airey retired from the Institute’s governing board on September 24 at its Annual General Meeting.
He steps down after serving the maximum 12 years as limited by the REIWA constitution and is the first president in the Institute's 97 years to serve a consecutive four-year term.
“This has been wonderful and rewarding experience for me and I leave the Council and presidency in the hands of talented and experienced people, supported by CEO Neville Pozzi and the excellent REIWA staff,” Mr Airey said.
“Not only has REIWA’s financial position strengthened, but it has developed a new smarter, stronger web site for members, increased and improved the range of services provided to members and runs the biggest and best real estate conferences in the country.
“My passion for promoting REIWA in the media is sure to be continued by my successor; it’s through this medium that REIWA’s public perception has improved so markedly.
“This has not gone unnoticed by the State Government and Opposition with whom we now enjoy a very strong working relationship which includes positions for REIWA on the Property Industry Advisory Board and ongoing dialogue with our industry regulator the Department of Commerce.”
Mr Airey said while these achievements happened under his watch it had been a collaborative effort with his team.
“My only disappointment is that I've not been able to bring about the boom property conditions the eastern states continue to enjoy,” he said.
“I would have just been happy with some strong market improvement – I'm sure that’s just around the corner.”
Mr Airey will continue to be actively involved in the industry through his Claremontbased business Airey Real Estate.
Also stepping down at the meeting was long-serving councillor Ian Cornell, and two new councillors – Suzanne Brown from Rentwest and Rory Trotter from Force Real Estate – were elected.
The REIWA Council, which determines the policy governance of the Institute and manages the strategic direction of its business units, will meet again this month to elect office bearers.
Departing president David Airey.