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Media Release: 22 July 2018

The Property Investment Professionals of Australia (PIPA) has elected two new board directors to better represent its growing membership base.

CoreLogic Head of Content Kylie Davis and ASPIRE Adviser Network’s Richard Crabb were both appointed to the PIPA board recently.

Ms Davis is a 25-year media veteran and has nearly 10 years’ experience in property, as national network editor at News Corp Australia and four years in solutions and real estate marketing roles at CoreLogic.

PIPA chairman Peter Koulizos said Ms Davis’s appointment brought the number of women on the board to three – or 30 per cent – of the 10-person board of directors, which highlighted the association’s commitment to being representative of the property investment industry.

“PIPA is also delighted with Ms Davis’s appointment given her strong media background and expertise in property both professionally and personally,” Mr Koulizos said.

“CoreLogic is a corporate member of PIPA, so having Ms Davis on the board will also strengthen that relationship further for the benefit of our growing membership base.”

Ms Davis said she was honoured to join the PIPA board and looked forward to working with the rest of the board to raise awareness of professional standards in property investing.

“I’ve been a property investor for the past 10 years and know how fraught the experience of getting quality advice can be and how very important good research is,” she said.

“With APRA changes making it more difficult to fund property investment and affordability issues, there has never been a more important time for professional standards to be raised and increased transparency in the industry.”

Victoria’s Richard Crabb of the ASPIRE Adviser Network was also elected to the PIPA board of directors.

Mr Koulizos said Mr Crabb would bring a wealth of knowledge to the board table given his 20-plus years in senior financial services and leadership roles.

Mr Crabb said he was looking forwarding to representing the ethical practitioners working within the brand-new property investment space.

“This is a segment of the market that unfortunately, with no regulation, has seen many operators, marketers, spruikers and self-proclaimed property investment advisers “sell” properties by any means to investors,” Mr Crabb said.

“I am excited to work with the PIPA team to create a regulated environment for the new property sector – and all areas of property investment advice in the market – to be able to be delivered with the right experience and outcomes for investors.”

PIPA was formed by industry practitioners with the objective of representing and raising the professional standards of all operators involved in property investment.

By developing codes of ethics and conduct, and professional standards of accreditation and education, PIPA members demonstrate to the investing public, government, regulators, the media and other stakeholders within the property investment industry their commitment to excellence.





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About PIPA

The Property Investment Professionals of Australia (PIPA) is a not-for-profit association established by industry practitioners with the objective of representing and raising the professional standards of all operators involved with property investment.

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