Jamie entered the flexible workspace market in 1997 and played a pivotal role in the growth of the sector in the UK for almost 13 years before immigrating to Australia.
He launched Liberty in 2011 and the business has since grown to be the largest operator of flexible workspaces in Western Australia with 7 locations.
Earlier this year he established The Happy Workplace Group which incorporated Liberty Flexible Workspaces and launched Felix Real Estate, a new kind of commercial real estate business that connects the dots between flexible workspace and conventional leases.
Just an all round cool chick that has devoted many days to PropTech Hub WA's success.
Sarah is a co-host on the PropTech Radio Show Perth and PropTech TV Show Perth.
Duo team Sarah and dad Kim have been operating in the Western Australian market for the past 45 years. Safety Bay Settlements located in Rockingham offer a range of services and expert advice defined in the Settlement Agents Act 1981.
Prashanth ( Prash ) Nayar has a decade of experience in property sales & auctions and has been a passionate supporter of Property Technology with his media channel The Real Estate Times and his tech project REXYai which supports his team through collaboration within the property industry.
Prash is passionate about assisting his clients through the A-Z of the property journey but during his downtime, he can be heard hosting the PropTech Radio Show Perth with his favourite duo Cullum Ashton & Sarah Mahony and loves watching films, playing guitar in solitude and reading horror and sci-fi novels.
Jeff has consulted to the retail sector and developed property for the past 50 years. He was instrumental in establishing the Friendlies Pharmacy franchise which was sold to HBF. He retains an interest in a number of pharmacies employing 150 people.
Through the JJ Leach Group Jeff is committed to helping great ideas get off the ground and in doing so facilitating economic activity and employment in our community. The Group supports early stage health, environmental and tech founders through space equity, mentoring and access to industry connections.
Cullum ( Ash ) Ashton co-founded PropTech Hub WA in 2020 with Jeff Leach after coming up with the idea of creating a cool place for property and construction technology innovators to hang out, collaborate and grow their businesses.
Ash started his property and construction journey in the residential sector and has grown the largest builder brokering agency across residential, commercial and industrial sectors in WA. His team overseas projects across Perth metropolitan and regional Western Australia serving mum & dad investors, farmers, state government social housing projects, infill shopping centers and mining camps.
Ash loves hanging out with innovators doing great things in the WA community that share his passion to transform Perth into the PropTech Capital of Australia.
Cath Hart brings over two decades of leadership in both government policy and private sector advocacy to her role as Chief Executive Officer of the Real Estate Institute of Western Australia (REIWA).
Her diverse experience across major industry brings a fresh perspective to REIWA’s role as the peak body for the real estate sector in WA, and its positive impact on the broader community. Cath is passionate about WA being the best place in the world to live and do business, and advocates for policies that support a stable property market.
Prior to joining REIWA, she was Executive Director of the Housing Industry Association WA and Director of Advocacy for the Chamber of Commerce and Industry in WA. Cath began her early career as a journalist before taking on Ministerial advisory roles within the WA Government.
Cath holds positions on several industry boards; she is Chair of the Housing Industry Forecast Group, a Member of the Housing First Homelessness Advisory Group and sits on the WA Government’s Property Industry Advisory Committee.
As CEO of Cygnet West, Imran’s success in the property sector over the last three decades has been founded on a personal commitment to integrity and his ability to identify opportunities and forge effective relationships.
On January 1, 2022 Imran championed and led the successful rebrand of Cygnet West – WA’s largest, independent full-service property agency.
His extensive experience and knowledge of the West Australian property sector, along with a deeply held commitment to innovation and diversity, has played a pivotal role in shaping both highly successful business outcomes, and key aspects of the property industry in WA today – from engagement with emerging markets in South-East Asia to the development of pioneering PropTech platforms used both nationally and internationally.
Kylie Dillon is the co-founder and CEO of Realtime Conveyancer, the digital conveyancing breakthrough. Since founding a successful WA conveyancing firm in 2003 and time subsequently spent working in R&D for PEXA, Kylie’s passion for innovation and transformation was piqued and in 2019, she co-founded Realtime Conveyancer.
Realtime Conveyancer is the first end-to-end conveyancing platform in Australia, featuring seamless integration and automated, cloud-based technology, built by practitioners for practitioners. Kylie and her team are committed to working with conveyancers to empower them to deliver exceptional client experiences.
Angella had over 20 years experience in banking at all levels, when she joined PEXA in WA in February 2015, leading the state’s conveyancing industry through the largest transformation in the form of electronic conveyancing.
She was instrumental in bringing all parties together to ensure the success implementation of the PEXA exchange to the industry. Angella continues to be the lead for PEXA in WA, and now also manages the Southern Australian market and key client and stakeholder relationships.
Cuong and Andy with their 40 years of industry expertise, are transforming the construction procurement landscape with Procuracon. They are on a mission to make the process of finding the right consultants, contractors, and trades more easier than ever before. Gone are the days of painstakingly sifting through endless supplier data - Procuracon offers a streamlined, intuitive user experience that empowers construction professionals to connect with greater speed and transparency.
Whether you're a seasoned industry veteran or a newcomer, the platform's innovative features make finding and evaluating suppliers an instant process. Procuracon aims to empower over 400,000 construction businesses in Australia, driving the industry forward towards more sustainable procurement solutions. So if you're ready to join the ranks of those building better and smarter, there's no better place to start than with Procuracon.
Om & Animesh are father and son co-founders of Enconyx, a commercial property smart technology company.
Om with over 35 years experience in sustainable technology is an industry expert and trailblazer in the areas of Sustainability, Climate Change, and Smart Technologies.
Animesh leads Marketing and Growth for the business. He has over 10 years of innovation & engineering experience delivering innovative & disruptive technologies to market, across industry. He's passionate about sustainability and all things tech!
Dedicated relationship Manager Beyond Bank. Beyond Bank is one of Australia’s largest customer-owned banks with branches and offices in New South Wales, South Australia, Western Australia, ACT and Victoria.
We’ve been for and with our customers for over 60 years.
Recently, Forbes ranked us as one of Australia’s best banks on their 2023 World’s Best Banks list. We were also awarded the best bank in Australia for customer satisfaction in 2020 by independent research organisation Roy Morgan.
We partner with more than 5000 community organisations around the nation to create and return value for our customers and communities, and through this, change lives. Since 2007, the Beyond Bank Foundation has contributed more than $27 million to community groups, focusing on housing affordability, aged care, disability and financial education.
Beyond Bank is a B Corp, a business that is certified as meeting high standards of social and environmental impact, ensuring our practices and outputs benefit all people, communities and our planet.
Learn more about us and our journey to build stronger, more connected communities.
Ches Rafferty is an entrepreneur with experience in developing market leading products and businesses. He co-founded Scantek, which provides instant identity verifcation, in 2011.
Sam Rettke is the co-founder of Realty Assist Australia and entrepreneur in residence at PropTech Hub WA.
Prior to that, Mr Rettke was the state director for Western Australia at Purplebricks Group, sales & marketing manager at Icon Homes NSW and BGC Construction, sales manager of Stockland, and began his real estate career RE/MAX Extreme where he spent over 4 years in real estate sales.
I am very passionate about Orbmaps that takes into account multiple risk factors that affect the ability to develop land.
I am very lucky to run a great national PropTech company with experienced and skillful team members making our products and services better everyday.
Kevin took over Core Vision in 2005 at a time when PropTech was virtually unknown. He will say that he went prematurely grey but let’s just say there are many years of experience contributing to that distinguished look. Over the years Core Vision has gone from having to educate their clients to the potential of using systems to now paddling hard to stay ahead of the curve. Staying ahead of that curve has meant that Core Vision’s offerings are even more relevant today.
Kevin will also tell you that “playing well with other specialised systems” is not only advantageous to the client in getting the best solution but also one of the pillars of Core Vision’s success.
A strong advocate of PropTech Hub WA, Kevin is keen to see and support PropTech startups in WA.
Gavin Hegney is a prominent property executive and the founder & executive chair of Hegney Property Group. Under his leadership, the Hegney Property Group has emerged as an industry leader since its inception. Mr Hegney's insightful understanding of the investment market is keenly sought by those seeking an independent view on property.
He is also one of WA's most sought after media property commentators and is the resident property voice on the ABC radio. He presents as keynote speaker to a diverse range of corporate groups at at state and national levels.
Mr Hegney is a successful investor in his own right and accepted being a Perth Giant of 2022.
John is a Director of the Asset Reports group and is involved in the day-to-day operation of the business across Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, and Perth.
Since joining in 2013, John has grown the business to include Quantity Surveying, Residential and Commercial Reporting, 3D Virtual Tours, Drone Imagery, Strata 10 Year Plans, Interactive Site Maps and a Paperless reporting solution called Reports Online.
John holds a bachelor’s degree in Marketing and a master’s degree in Accounting. His knowledge and experience in both areas help Asset Reports identify clients’ needs and provide them with the best products and service possible.
Tom is best known for his work as the founder of WA based tech company, uDrew, & giving back to the startup / scale-up community in Western Australia. uDrew is the result of his cumulative career, initially beginning in construction (Design / engineering / geo), Science, business, mentoring, technology and kebabs.
Inspired by his experiences & frustration of dealing with the current processes of the building industry, and as a homeowner, Tom taught himself coding which he used to create the original uDrew beta system, creating a number of world firsts in the process along the way with the goal of streamlining the building and construction lifecycle.
Both uDrew and Tom personally have been privileged to receive national and international recognition through awards and government programs, as well as becoming internationally published scientific author for his joint research, Innovation & mentoring to the early startup community.
Tom is driven by empathy, natural curiosity, bizarre humor, a strong desire to learn, & often prefers a hands-on approach by jumping into a challenge and pushing the boundaries.
Iggy Van & Rebecca Redman are passionate about sustainability and finding ways to contribute to a better world.
Both are Co-Founders and Iggy is CEO, Bec CMO of Hemp Squared, they is on a mission to make industrial hemp building blocks a mainstream product in the building industry.
The company is constantly innovating and expanding possibilities with hemp-lime, now manufacturing from building blocks to pizza ovens and new products being developed every few months.
Iggy is the chairperson of the Industrial Hemp Association of Western Australia.
Luca is an Italian architect, graduated from University La Sapienza in Italy and has been building a mix of residential and commercial buildings for the past 35 years.
Specialising in 8-star energy rating homes as a minimum with an approach to energy cost savings and reductions in negative environmental impacts.
Luca has been a member of PropTech Hub WA for more than 2 years, and a regular stall holder at Builderz WA Home Builder Expo's in Perth & the South West for the past 3 years.
James is the CEO of the Lifesize Plans Group. He is a scale-up specialist with a proven track record as CEO and Global Change Agent, which is supporting the brand through its rapid global growth delivery.
Lifesize Plans is an Australian-born, globally-focused franchise company establishing collaboration studios around the world to bring any digital content to life in a true 1:1 scale.
Increasing sales and margins for Architects, Designers, Governments, Educators, Construction Companies, and Consumers alike by connecting industry and people together, so everyone can understand each other's vision for their construction or change projects.
Aaron White is the WA & SA Sales Manager for OpenLot.com.au
Aaron has a wealth of experience in PropTech having worked with multiple start-ups in WA and nationally.
Josh founded a property investing service platform that makes the journey of property investing simple. The company is called Keeyco.
Keeyco started from the realization of how hard it was to begin investing in property in Australia. The team straight away realised that a lot of people were complaining how unnecessarily complicated buying or selling a property was.
Keeyco understands the issues and brings transparency and simplicity in the investors property journey.
Daisy Ashworth is a Community Programs Leader and Startup Co-Founder. For the past 14 years Daisy has worked within the Legal, Welfare and Housing sector in both the United Kingdom and Australia.
Since arriving in Australia in 2012 Daisy has specialised in supporting the housing and homelessness space. Over the past two years Daisy has chaired the Joondalup and Wanneroo Ending Homelessness Group, leading the progression of homelessness support in the Northern Corridor of Perth.
In June 2019 Daisy launched Mortgage Mates, a co-ownership platform that matches two or more users to co-own a home together.
Daisy has been a finalist at the Pitch @ Palace awards and is participating in the SBE E3 cohort for female founders.
Dion Dosualdo has been the chief executive officer of the Australian Institute of Conveyancers WA since 2014 and previously the account manager to the property industry representing Landgate.
Dion recognises that without local innovation the WA property industry will sacrifice significant competitiveness and potentially miss out on solutions specific to our unique needs.
With a successful sporting career, that saw him represent powerhouse New Zealand Super 15 team, Waikato Chiefs in rugby and play first grade cricket, as well as a six-year stint as a professional dancer, Martin Purcell then embarked upon a professional career in marketing that has spanned 25 years.
A recognised industry leader in providing high-level marketing strategies and delivering world-class brand and media solutions, Martin is committed to the highest ethical practices in his industry having been the Vice President of the Australian Marketing Institute and served on its council for 7 years.
In 2003 he founded the Perth-based Elixir Marketing Group, successfully engineering it to become one of Australia’s leading brand consultancies. In 2010, he sold the business to establish the 8 Strategic Group of Companies with offices in Australia, Malaysia and Singapore, in addition to establishing One Brand Communications.
Martin has coordinated marketing and communications projects for the likes of Rio Tinto, RAC Insurance, Minara Resources, Western Australian College of Teachers, Mineral Resources Limited, Vale, FMG, Galwey Pearls, GRD Minproc, Kaefer, Australian Marketing Institute, Worldwide Print, Bluescope Steel, Speedfit, Grounded and many, many more.
Josh is a partner at Carbon Group specialising in R&D tax incentives.
For Josh, working in the field of R&D is a rewarding experience as he enjoys getting to know a business, its owners, and the innovative projects they’re undertaking. He has assisted hundreds of companies over the last decade - businesses of all sizes - from start ups through to large listed companies.
Carbon Group is a dedicated sponsors of the PEXA PropTech Hub WA Awards three years in a row.
Roy is State Manager for WA, SA & NT at Radium Capital, Australia’s market leader in R&D financing. Roy has more than 18 years of experience in credit risk and management positions and takes particular pride in helping clients achieve their innovation goals.
Radium Capital was created for entrepreneurs by entrepreneurs and provides innovators with quick, easy and early access to up to 80% of their expected R&D tax incentive refund.
To learn how innovation businesses are using non dilutive R&D financing to accelerate growth, attract other sources of funding and smooth cash flow please ask PropTech Hub WA for an email introduction.
Amel is a founding partner at BlueSky, establishing the company with Rizal Farok in 2012. In his role as Software Developer, he is responsible for mapping out big picture solutions with clients, undertaking software analysis, infrastructure set-up management, scoping and building customer web development solutions, integrations and software maintenance.
Within BlueSky Amel is migrating from back-end web development towards development and management. He has a particular focus on tools that support automated deployment and scaling such as AWS, Docker and Kubernetes.
In his capacity as Director, Amel is a thoughtful, fair and conscientious leader. His naturally optimistic disposition brings an upbeat atmosphere to the office and he fosters a culture of appreciation.
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