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Its time for a FRESH NEW FOCUS in your Property Management business!

Refresh your skills to be known and seen as the industry expert across Property Management and Business Development. Renew your mind in order to start achieving success and stop drowning in the detail and Refocus on your goals.


The conference is designed to challenge your thinking, accelerate your discovery and create real and authentic connections. You will leave recharged, reconnected and ready for new possibilities.

To get a taste of our past events check out our highlights video or read what some of our attendees experienced.

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
  • Workbook
  • Cocktail Party & Awards Celebration

Awards Presentation

Join us for our “Celebration of Success Awards” Cocktail Party and Networking evening, recognizing the Property Management industry's top performers across Australia and New Zealand. This event will kick-off after the day's training.

These awards have been designed to celebrate the success of individuals as well as entire property management offices. They aim to encourage and promote excellence on an International level.

The awards will recognise the very best in the industry, across these categories:                        

  • State BDM of the Year
  • State Property Manager of the Year
  • State BDM Rookie of the Year
  • State Property Management Office of the Year

The process is transparent and measurable and includes the insights and opinions of a team of judges, ensuring the awards are fair, accurate and unbiased.

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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.

Video & Photo Policy

Real Estate Training Group staff members will be doing video footage & taking photos of the conference for future promotions. Please let us know if you do NOT want to be filmed or photographed for any reason.  

CPD Points

TAS - 6.5 points awarded - to claim your points please ensure you use reference number S2017-020

NSW - 12 points awarded - to claim your points please complete your assessment here 

ACT - 4 points awarded - to claim your points please complete your assessment here

VIC - 8 points awarded - to claim your points please complete the form and submit to

WA - 7 points awarded - to claim your points please provide your registration certificate number when booking - Delivered in conjunction with Aspire Performance Training as the Customer Service, Property Management & Business Development Real Estate Conference  (ASPIRE137)

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Ticket Option Price Save
BDM Academy & PM Training Academy Member $265.00 AUD -$100.00
General Admission $365.00 AUD  
Group Discounts 5 (All delegates must register at the same time)  $1425.00 AUD -$400.00
Group Discounts 10 (All delegates must register at the same time)  $2850.00 AUD -$800.00

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The Real Estate Training Group Refresh.Renew.Refocus Property Management, Leasing Consultant & Support Staff JourneyBusiness Development, Department Leaders and Directors Journey
8:15am to 8:30am (15 min) MC – Welcome
8:30am to 9:15am (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.
9:15am to 10:00am (45 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 10:15am (15 min) Morning Tea
10:15am to 10:45am (30 min)
"Grwo 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.
10:45am to 11:15am (30 min)
"Award Winning Customer Service" 
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.  
11:15am to 11:45am (30 min)
“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
11:45am to 12:15pm (30 min)
“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.
12:15pm to 12:45pm (30 min)
“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.
12:45pm to 1:30pm (45 min) Lunch
1:30pm to 2:00pm (30 min)
"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.
2:00pm to 3:45pm (45 min)
"Ability.Motivation.Attitude" - Geoff Lovegrove
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.
2:45pm to 3:30pm (45 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.
3:30pm to 3:45pm (15 min)
Afternoon Tea
3:45pm to 4:45pm (1 hour)
"Make Every Connection Count" - Warren Tate
In this session, you will explore and discover the best communication methods needed to ensure the consumer understand the expectation of investment property ownership. Identify correlations between different methods of communication and productivity/revenue so you can best evaluate what is working and what isn’t. Appraise your own methods and gain insight into how to best apply a better communication strategy to your own work ethic on a daily basis. Poor communication is common issue and in this session you will gain expert knowledge on how to reduce problems and provide solutions when they arise.
5:00pm to 7:00pm (2 hour) "Celebrate Success Awards & Cocktail Party" 
*Program subject to change at RETG discretion

Warren Tate - Managing Director

Session Topic: "Make Every Connection Count"
Warren has worked within the real estate industry for over 20 years. As a past CEO / Director of a boutique franchise business - he doubled its size, has won numerous awards and delivered over 1,500 coaching sessions to experienced and new agents entering the profession. He is hands on in the market place attending listing presentations, meeting with vendors, landlords and auctioning properties most Saturdays,  “I believe you cannot drive performance if you are not in the lounge rooms and understanding the concerns and providing outstanding results for clients” The real estate industry is a tough industry, one where only the best communicators survive and thrive. However simply talking is not enough, saying what you believe people want to hear is definitely not the way to survive, it takes a deeper understanding of people, how they communicate and how they think, to effectively create lasting relationships.
A Certified Speaking Coach, Warren has spent countless hours of study and research into understanding the psychology, biology and behavioural science behind how humans think and communicate and that research and learning forms the foundation for his recent book. You will uncover that how we communicate is complicated and truly amazing, however when you understand the key elements to how we communicate and how your message can be delivered with clarity the majority of the time, your life and outcomes will be changed forever.


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.

Geoff Lovegrove - Managing Director Professionals Lovegrove Realty

Session Topic: "Ability.Motivation.Attitude"
Geoff is the Managing Director and Principal of the multi-award winning Lovegrove Realty Limited. A long-time property owner and investor himself, Geoff’s blend of experience and business knowledge is key to his company’s dominance and success. Establishing Lovegrove Realty in 2007 with the takeover of the Professionals Manurewa office, 2008 taking over the Professionals Papatoetoe office and combining the team into a state of the art centralized office in Manukau City, in 2014 opening a boutique office on the Pohutukawa Coast covering Maraetai, Beachlands and Whitford - and most recently opening an office in the Pakuranga/ Howick and Eastern Suburbs of Auckland. Geoff is decisive and driven.
In 1994, Geoff started his first job in the automotive industry with a leading multi-dealership group. Six months later he was the top new car salesperson in the business. From the beginning, Geoff’s service ethic and sales acumen were second to none. Consistent sales success across businesses and brands, and the ability to coach teams to the same success, saw Geoff as General Manager of a Ford & Mazda dealership before he made the move into real estate. In his first year in the real estate industry, Geoff was the top salesperson companywide. Geoff's core foundations are based on honesty, integrity and serving others. 


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. 

Console Group started in the property management game back in 1992, creating a trust accounting software that changed an entire industry. To this day our software is still synonymous with quality and market leadership. We service over 4,000 clients, from individual unit managers to small independent agencies through to large real estate franchise groups.


Grand Mercure Wellington brings to life the history and culture of the city through anecdotes of design, cuisine and service. Overlooking the Cuban Quarter, the hotel is a short walk to restaurants, shopping and Te Papa Museum. Fully refurbished guest rooms provide elegant sanctuaries and Forage Kitchen + Bar shares a unique dining experience and panoramic views. There is Wi-Fi access throughout the hotel and ample off street car parking.

345 The Terrace Wellington New Zealand

Tel: (+64) 43859829


*Venue may be subject to change at RETG discretion