Connect Series

The 2020 Connect series will focus on documentation and compliance in residential sales and property management.

Information shared at these events is developed with input from government agencies, member input and feedback. It encapsulates what we consider best practice at the time. Hosted by REIV CEO, Gil King, each event includes three sessions, specifically tailored to property managers, sales agents, Directors and OIECs, details below.

Flexible registration options are available. REIV Partner businesses will also be represented to present Member only deals and offers. 

Event Partners



Time Session
10.30 am Registration and interaction with event partners
Tea and Coffee on arrival
10.45 am RTA Changes: Strategies and Tools for Property Managers
New renting laws will be implemented in Victoria from 1 July 2020. The 132 reforms coming into effect will impact your tenants, landlords and your business. 
There has been a lot of discussion on the challenges this will pose. Now it’s time to discuss the opportunities, strategies and tools to implement and manage the transition. 

This session will provide an update on the latest information from the Government on the legislation; explore practical tips and advice for Property Managers and Directors on how to implement the changes; and ensure both tenants and landlords are informed of their rights and obligations after July 1.
Presenters* Sophie Lyon, Director and General Manager, Property Management at Jellis Craig Boroondara and Leah Calnan, Director at Metro Property Management are both Accredited Trainers and accomplished property managers, with each more than 25 years-experience.
Both Sophie and Leah have also played a pivotal role in REIV’s advocacy efforts with the Government on the RTA Reforms.
*Speaker may vary, depending on availability.
12 noon Your Institute – A Member Open Forum
Meet with REIV President and CEO in a members open forum to discuss:
- REIV’s strategic direction,
- How the Institute can assist you and your agency
- The future of our industry and emerging trends, and
- Local issues that may affect your business or the general market.

This is an opportunity to provide feedback and help identify opportunities for the Institute to better support you.
12.30 pm Lunch and interaction with event partners
1.15 pm Getting It Right - Residential Sales Documentation
Accurate, complete and compliant documentation is a sign of a true real estate sales professional. With ongoing changes in legislation, it is critical that Members understand best practice when it comes to all residential sales documentation.

Ensure your sales documentation is of the highest standard by 'getting it right' with this Connect session.

Jim Lourandos, REIV Information Officer and accredited Trainer, will run a refresher session that all sales agents and business managers will find helpful. The session will focus on identifying ways to improve documentation procedures and processes within your agency, and researching property pricing comparisons to adhere to CAV guidelines.
2.30 pm Close


Leah Calnan Leah Calnan
REIV President
Director at Metro Property Management
Sophie Lyon Sophie Lyon
REIV Vice President
Director and General Manager, Property Management at Jellis Craig Boroondara
Jim Lourandos Jim Lourandos
REIV Information Officer and accredited Trainer


Commencing in March, the 2020 Series will be held across six key locations including:
Location Date
Geelong Tuesday, 3 March   COMPLETE
Ballarat Tuesday, 17 March  BOOK NOW
Bendigo Tuesday, 24 March  BOOK NOW
Traralgon Wednesday, 22 April  Book Now
Mornington Tuesday, 28 April  Book Now
Wangaratta Tuesday, 12 May  Book Now

Registrations opening soon! Members can earn up to 4 CPD points**’ for attending this event. Please check individual event for further details on venue and ticket options.
**CPD points determined by ticket option selected