Damian Collins has announced he will be finishing up his four-year term as REIWA President on Thursday 13 October 2022.
Reflecting on his time as President, Mr Collins said it has been a privilege representing the Institute and its members over the past four years.
My tenure as President has been a particularly interesting and rewarding journey. When I was elected back in 2018, the property market was experiencing a significant downturn. Over the last few years, the market recovered strongly and has never looked back. I am confident that the solid market conditions we have been experiencing will continue well into the future, Mr Collins said.
Real estate, like all industries had to adapt during COVID-19 and I was particularly proud of how our members dealt with the challenges and still ensured people could buy, sell and rent property during these times.
Despite the challenges of recent years and even with price growth and interest rate rises, we are very lucky to live in a state where the dream of home ownership is very much alive. WA has some of the cheapest housing in the country and it remains very affordable for many West Australians.
Im looking forward to continuing my service on REIWAs Council and Im excited to see the new President lead the Institute into its next phase of growth.
I am especially thankful for the relationships and networks I have made along the way, from journalists to Members of Parliament, its been very rewarding advocating on behalf of the industry. Now, I will be leaving the honour up to REIWA CEO Cath Hart, and I am confident she will continue to build on REIWAs achievements as the new REIWA spokesperson, Mr Collins said.
The 2022-23 REIWA Council will meet next Thursday to elect a new REIWA President.