Like his forebears, Richard Simpson elected REIV president for 2017-18

Like his forebears, Richard Simpson elected REIV president for 2017-18
Like his forebears, Richard Simpson elected REIV president for 2017-18

The Real Estate Institute of Victoria has announced that Richard Simpson has been elected president for 2017-18.

Simpson, a partner in the family business W.B Simpson & Son in North Melbourne, has been heavily involved with the REIV over many years, serving as Senior Vice President on the previous Board.

He has also provided extensive input to a number of Institute committees, serving as Commercial & Industrial Chapter Chair for three years and Members Council Chair for two years.

Both his father and grandfather are former presidents of the REIV.

Prior to entering real estate, Simpson was a Chartered Accountant with KPMG where he specialised in the banking, finance and property development sectors.

He holds a Bachelor of Commerce from Melbourne University as well as a Bachelor of Business (Property) from RMIT, where he majored in property valuations.

He said it was an honor to lead the Institute through what is an undoubtedly challenging period for the industry.

“Victoria is currently in the midst of the largest review of property legislation in the state’s history, with significant reform of the Residential Tenancies Act currently proposed.”

“It has never been more important for the views of our members to be heard at the highest levels of Government.”

His predecessor was Joseph Walton and before him Geoff White.

 

Joel Robinson

Joel Robinson

Joel Robinson is a property journalist based in Sydney. Joel has been writing about the residential real estate market for the last five years, specializing in market trends and the economics and finance behind buying and selling real estate.

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