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Who Should Attend 

The Real Estate Training Group events are specifically targeted to highly motivate Principals, Business Development Managers and Property Managers who want to build long term sustainable growth within their Property Management Departments. 


  • Morning Tea
  • Lunch
  • Afternoon Tea
  • Awards Networking "Canapes and Drinks"        

Cancellation Policy

All registrations are transferable. Refunds will only be made if written notice of cancellation is received 30 working days prior to the event. A 20% admin fee will apply. Early bird registrations are not refundable.

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Ticket Option Price Save
BDM Academy & PM Training Academy Member $159.00 AUD -$20.00
General Admission $179.00 AUD  
Group Discounts 5 (All delegates must register at the same time)  $795.00 AUD -$100.00
Group Discounts 10 (All delegates must register at the same time)  $1450.00 AUD -$340.00

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The Real Estate Training Group Refresh.Renew.Refocus Property Management, Leasing Consultant & Support Staff Journey Business Development, Department Leaders and Directors Journey
8:30am to 8:45am (15 min) MC Welcome
8:45am to 9:30am (45 min)
"How to Survive in Property Management - The Road to Balance” - Jet Xavier
Stress, overwhelm, anxiety and burn-out are just a handful of factors that go along with the property industry. A recent national survey by Jet discovered that a third of all principals, agents and PMs experienced the above symptoms and struggled to achieve a healthy work and life balance. In this session Jet will give  you the tools you need to effectively manage the pressure, maximize energy levels, minimize stress and build sustainable careers in the real estate industry.
9:30am to 10:00am (30 min)
“Are you a Hipster, Hacker or Hustler” - Tara Bradbury
In this interactive presentation Tara gives attendees a better understanding of the three personality types in the property management business. This session will help you discover your personality type and give you a better understanding of the role you play in the rent roll growth path. It will also help you fine-tune the dynamic that you bring to the table in order to excel and create the ultimate PM dream team. Be sure to visit Tara at the RETG Events stand to get your rent roll growth job description samples.
10:00am to 10:30am (30 min)
"Grow Your Rent Roll with Technology" - Jason Turnbull
Technology continues to revolutionise how we do business each and every day. This powerful session will look at how you can use technology to your best advantage in day-to-day operations but also from a relationship perspective when it comes to clients, tenants and suppliers. This session will help you explore the right tech suppliers to partner with so you can find value in smart technology decisions.
10:30am to 10:45am (15 min) Morning Tea
10:45am to 11:15am (30 min)
Room 1 - "Property Manager or Marketer?" - Peter Schravemade 
This session explores all aspects of marketing and the correlation it has with property management success. Every great property manager needs to know how to effectively market their rent roll/vacancies and their department. This session explores the different trends and marketing mediums available; and equips PMs with the basic marketing tools needed to successfully compete in the current economy.
Room 2 - "Social Media"
How much influence does social media have on a successful property management division and can it be the key to additional growth? In this session we explore the pros and cons of social media and influential marketing to uncover the truth about its affect on the real estate industry. We’ll explore the dos and don’ts, along with organic and paid reach, analytics, content, strategy and much more.


11:15am to 11:45am (30 min)

Room 1 – “Together Towards Tomorrow” – Core Logic 
This session will explore collaboration and the integration of systems to improve productivity and steer a rent roll onto the path of growth. It will uncover the opportunities that currently exist in the market and will look at how potential collaborative ventures might spearhead your success. It will also consider the use of technology as an enhancement tool to doing business and will explore how a PM can best collaborate with a BDM to adopt technology and implement systems that could revolutionise the way the your property management division operates
Room 2 – “FUTUREgen" 

What does the future Property Manager look like and how you should be prepared for the future generation of employees? This session will make you question the affect diversity will have on the industry; it can potentially create crippling challenges and game-changing opportunities for those who are ready for it.  Are you ready? This session will also share insights and best practices on leading, managing, recruiting and retaining colleagues of all walks of life. 

11:45am to 12:15pm (30 min)
Room 1 – "Award Winnning Customer Service" - Brett Wheatland
Our experts will discuss good old-fashioned customer service and its place in a digital dominated world. Learn how out-of-the-box techniques have rendered fabulous success including repeat business and a strong referral network. Often lost in a world of technology-lead practices, customer service is integral to growth and success. Learn how to achieve it, maintain it, grow a business from it and adopt it as a philosophy from some of the country’s industry leaders.  
Room 2 – "Stay Ahead of the Game" - Brad Beer
How important is culture within a PM department and how exactly do you create a positive environment where everyone thrives? Brad’s session will give you the tools you need to audit, review and streamline your PM department so you can stay ahead of the game. He’ll also reveal how you can best implement technology to positively impact your department and support a progressive company culture.
12:15pm to 12:45pm (30 min)
Room 1 - “Property Management Expert Panel”
This powerful expression session is with award-winning property managers, department leaders and business owners who share tips, tricks and insights on everything to do with the property management world. Know what’s happening in the industry so you can stay ahead of the game and implement some great ideas straight away. 
Room 2 - “Business Development Expert Panel"
Some of the country’s best BDMs will be on our panel talking all things rent roll growth, strategies, ideas, concepts and most of all, failures. Learn from the industry’s key influencers and get up close and personal with them by bouncing some of your own ideas past them or by quizzing them on all things BDM. 
12:45pm to 1:30pm (45 min) Lunch
1:30pm to 1:45pm (15 min) Sponsor Infomercials
1:45pm to 2:30pm (45 min)
"Ability.Motivation.Attitude" - Jamie Benjamin
Don’t lower expectation to meet performance, raise your level of performance to meet your expectations. This power session will explore what you need to do to expect – and get – the best from yourself and your team. Get real hands-on strategies to successfully lead by example and inspire those around you to excel and reach their potential too. 
2:30pm to 3:15pm (45 min)
“If I had My Time Again” - Vasili Hadzellis
This session looks at real-life scenarios and outcomes from property managers and BDMs around the country. These case studies will make you realise that sometimes doing the basics ‘well’, can achieve a better result for your client. What are the do’s and don’ts of a property manager in 2018 and how does your mindset affect what you do? Leave this session with 10 things you can implement to become a better PM/BDM 
3:15pm to 3:30pm (15 min) Afternoon Tea
3:30pm to 4:00pm (30 min)
“How Many Properties Can a PM Manage” - Kasey McDonald
It’s the question that gets asked time and time again. It doesn’t matter if you’ve been in the industry for 10 years or 10 weeks, the size of the portfolio a property manager can affectively manage relies on a number of factors.  In this session Kasey will break down the elements involved to give clarity on what can be expected by an employee and an employer. As an additional bonus, Kasey will be sharing her PM Department Bottom line template, so make sure you visit her at the RETG stand.
4:00pm to 4:45pm (45 min)
“S.M.A.R.T” - Malcom Riley
From reviewing employee performances to tracking your property management department's profitability, there are a number of reasons why KPIs are integral to your business’s growth. In this session, Malcom will challenge the way you look at your role in terms of how your approach affects results and the client experience. The growth and ultimate success of your department will be determined by the consistency of results; and those results can only be achieved if your team consistently meets desired goals and targets.
5:00pm to 7:00pm (2 hours) "Celebrate Success Awards & Cocktail Party"
*Program may be subject to change at RETG discretion


Malcom Riley - Master of Ceremonies

Session Topic: “S.M.A.R.T”
Malcolm Riley is one of Australia’s leading property management’s speakers and trainers.  He is a former REIQ Property Manager of the Year. He has delivered over 60 keynote presentations around Australia and the USA, and is currently delivering training all over Australia. He is regarded by many as a thought leader in property management, with his engaging signature style, peppered with humour and rare insight.
He drives interactive sessions, result-oriented trainings, where every moment involves motivation, value addition. His ability to infuse humour into serious ‘shop-talk’ is what sets him apart, and makes him a highly sought-after property management speaker around the Australia and abroad.



Key Note Speakers

Jet Xavier -

Session Topic: "How to Survive in Property Management - The Road to Balance" 
Jet Xavier has become Australia’s leading elite performance mental skills and mindset coach/trainer in the real estate sales industry. He has conducted over 3000 Elite performance mental skills and mindset coaching and training sessions with various agents and major agencies across Australia and overseas, helping many to increase their commissions by over $250,000 per year utilizing his elite performance formula. 
He is the creator of the online Elite performance training program called my real estate mastermind and has worked with and interviewed the best in life, business, sport and real estate to unlock the key secrets to Elite performance. Jet is a pioneer in the Real Estate industry as his training and coaching techniques bring the latest neuroscience, positive psychology and elite performance models to agents and principals helping them to create success at every level.



Tara Bradbury - Director BDM Academy & RETG Events

Session Topic: "Are you a Hipster, Hacker or Hustler" 
Tara Bradbury is the Director of the highly recognised consultancy and coaching business BDM Academy, specialising in business development and rent roll growth training services throughout Australasia. Tara is dynamic, highly motivated and has an explosive passion for Business Development. She has developed a reputation for being the growth expert for individuals and businesses with her online and department training packages. 
Tara’s major accomplishments include successfully securing 268 listings in one financial year and signing 30 new rental listings in one month. She is the author of, “Real Estate Business Development - Grow your Rent Roll” and regularly performs keynote presentations for many of the leading industry groups throughout Australasia. Tara’s vast wealth of knowledge in Business Growth is sure to interest Real Estate Principals who are looking to grow their most valuable asset and income stream, their Rent Roll.



Kasey McDonald - Director PM Training Academy & RETG Events

Session Topic: "How Many Properties can a PM Manage?"
Having started her property management career in the late 1990's, Kasey has gone on to become one of the most highly regarded Property Management Consultants and keynote speakers in Australiasia. With a reputation built on professionalism and bottom-line results, she is trained in Best Practice Systems and can revolutionise and streamline internal property management procedures to encourage steady growth and better profitability for property management divisions. 
Kasey has introduced better practices, training and system implementation to more than 150 real estate offices around the country. Her ongoing support, training, auditing and re-structuring strategies promote increases to bottom-line profits and efficiencies in poorly performing offices. From her experience as a real estate business owner herself, she has a thorough understanding of the key operations for any successful real estate business. Kasey has the experience and results to equip business owners with the tools they need to efficiently run their real estate business for better future profitability. As the director of the Property Management Training Academy, Kasey assists some of the country's leading real estate groups and is a sought-after keynote speaker both here and abroad including New Zealand and the USA.


Brett Wheatland - Principal Renting Adelaide  

Session Topic: "Award Winning Customer Service"
With nearly two decades of Real Estate knowledge and practicing as a qualified Senior Property Manager, Brett is highly respected as one of Adelaide's most renowned Property Management specialists. His experience and knowledge in Residential Property Management is second to none, and often called upon by other agents to provide solutions and advice in the world of Property Management.

Having listed and leased in excess of 1500 properties, his experience in the Property Management field is priceless, and he is highly valued by his own portfolio of Property Investors. His progressive and cutting edge approach to Property Investment is driven by his passion for technology and delivering the best results for his clients and young team of Property Managers. The founder of the South Australian Property Manager Community of some 800 professionals, a government recognised industry stakeholder, active REISA PM Committee Member and Property Management Trainer, you would be hard pushed to find a more passionate Property Manager.



Jamie Benjamin - Sales Executive Harcourts Hills Living 

Session Topic: "Ability.Motivation.Attitude"
Currently ranked Harcourts #1 NSW and Harcourts #6 Australia, Jamie has a strong track record that initially commenced as a sales assistant in 2003 and he work his way up very quickly to an experienced and highly effective marketing specialist. Jamie's extensive knowledge, negotiation skills and real estate marketing expertise enables him to focus on the one aspect of his role that holds him above most in the industry - achieving the best result for his clients every time.
His dynamic youthful approach, knowledge of the real estate environment and dedication to his clients needs have earned him a reputation in his local community as a passionate and motivated professional who is always willing to go the extra mile for his client. Jamie says "Real Estate might not be the most difficult of professions for those who are made to do this job, but not many possess the range of skills and attributes needed to do the job effectively, every time. I am lucky enough to be wired for real estate and as a bonus I love this job." 



Vasili Hadzellis - Director CORE Property Management Consulting

Session Topic: "If I Had My Time Again"
Vasili Hadzellis is an award-winning business coach and consultant who made an impact on the world of real estate at 17 years old. In a gutsy move, he left his lucrative career with one of Australia’s largest Real Estate Corporations to start his own business and fulfill his passion for making a difference in the industry he loves. Now the Managing Director of Core Property Management Consulting Australia, Vasili helps hundreds of real estate agents Australia-wide get passionate about Property Management and business growth. 
Known for his unlimited energy and enthusiasm, Vasili is a sought-after keynote speaker and advisor who shares his expertise and insights at major real estate conferences, mastermind groups and is regularly featured as a columnist for Residential Property Manager Magazine. With an ever-growing list of accolades and awards, he has personally designed and implemented new processes, procedures, innovative systems and technology for a multitude of real estate companies and achieved impressive market share results.


Jason Turnbull - Chief Product Officer Console Group

Session Topic: "How Technology Can Help You Grow Your Rent Roll"
Jason is an experienced executive and technologist, with a natural curiosity about how technology will shape our futures. 
As an early pioneer in the e-commerce space Jason's digital experience brings an over-the-horizon approach to product design - to be on the scene ahead of the pack, identifying and driving industry-changing trends and opportunities early.





Peter Schravemade - General Manager Box Brownie

Session Topic: "Property Manager or Marketer?"
For over nearly two decades, Peter Schravemade has excelled at every occupation there is in property, including sales, leasing, and acquisition for both residential and commercial transactions. Peter’s in depth knowledge, relevance, and fore-sight of marketing and technology trends make him internationally, one of the most sought after speakers in this area. 
As the general manager for the phenomenon Peter is at the forefront of the fastest growing property technology marketing platform in the world. Passionate about de-bunking the myths and misconceptions of marketing, Peter is a refreshing voice in an industry overloaded by the overwhelming white noise of new trends and fleeting fads.
Peter is a proud Australian and regularly found representing the nation around the world at property conferences, exhibitions, in webinars, radio interviews, and as a panellist for discussion topics.


Panel Speakers



*Speakers may be subject to change at RETG discretion

BDM Academy is a professional and innovative training firm which has been designed to primarily focus on educating and training Business Development Managers within the Property Management Industry.

The Property Management Training Academy is a one-stop property management training and coaching solution that streamlines rental divisions through a broad range of services including training, mentoring, auditing and more. is the best online hub for all things digital. Our online team of photo editing experts are ready to edit photos and turn them into top-notch professional images. You simply take the photo and the team of editors will do the rest. offers a wide range of services including photo editing, virtual staging, floor plan redraws, and renders that are fast, easy-to-use and affordable.



Overlooking the waters of Port Philip Bay, only six kilometres from Melbourne CBD and is near top attractions including Luna Park, the Sunday Arts & Crafts Market and the vibrant shopping, dining and nightlife of Acland and Fitzroy Streets.

16 The Esplanade St Kilda

Tel: (+61) 03 95255522

Car Parking available onsite at discounted rate of $15 per day

*Venue may be subject to change at RETG discretion