About the Real Estate Institute of ACT

The Real Estate Institute of the Australian Capital Territory (REIACT) which was formed to represent the views and needs of the ACT real estate industry. 

What does REIACT do?

REIACT represents the views and professional needs of the real estate industry.
Some of the activities include:

  • Representation to government
  • Setting and maintaining ethical standards
  • Promoting the real estate industry and its services to the wider community.
  • Liaise with organisations such as API, PCA, HIA and MBA.

Why become a REIACT member?

Membership is key for anyone who is serious about Real Estate in ACT.
Members can benefit from:

  • Access to a range of real estate training opportunities
  • Networking events and social functions
  • Regular industry updates and latest trends, within Canberra and nationwide  

Apply to join the Real Estate Institute of the ACT now.

Introducing the REIACT Council

The Council is the governing body of REIACT and represents the views of the real estate profession in the ACT. The council promotes excellence in real estate and enhances the institute's corporate focus and objectives to meet industry and community needs. 

Council Members bring a wide variety of perspectives and demonstrate a commitment to upholding the mission and goals of REIACT. They promote membership, participate in REIACT networks, and lead the way in setting and maintaining ethical standards within the industry.

Council meetings are held at least six times per year to discuss the strategic direction of ACT real estate and enhance the standard of education, knowledge, professional development and business practice for REIACT members and the wider community.

The members of the REIACT council are:


Michael Kumm


Before entering real estate, Michael completed an accountancy degree and worked in the computer division of AMATIL - experience that has stood him in good stead for a real estate career that has now spanned three decades. Michael has worked in Canberra's Inner South real estate market since 1979 and for twenty years he managed his own successful agency.

After years of service to the Industry both locally and nationally Michael now concentrates specifically on selling prestige property and has generated a string of record prices across South Canberra.





 Deputy President

Stan Platis

 As a member of IPG’s leadership group, Stan’s passion for excellence sees him work closely with leading real estate sales performers across Australia. “In promoting who we are and what we do at IPG we are building strong corporate relationships between our Company and the community. Recruiting and supporting the best real estate professionals gives IPG a strong foundation on which to build this vision”.

Stan is a Director of the Real Estate Institute of Australia (REIA) and a Councilor of the Real Estate Institute of the ACT (REIACT). From 2002 to 2005 Stan served as President of REIACT and consulted broadly with the ACT Government on legislative reform. A member of the 2004 Australian Olympic Games Team Fund (ACT Appeal) Committee, Stan also Co-Chaired the 2005 World Vision sponsored Operation Hope Appeal, which rebuilt more than 25 homes destroyed by the Sri Lankan Tsunami. Stan is currently Corporate Chair of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF). 


Peter Blackshaw


Peter Blackshaw’s extensive career in real estate commenced in 1979 in Sydney where he worked first in Property Management for a one man show, before becoming a Salesperson for Laing + Simmons and Richardson & Wrench. After successfully building his knowledge and reputation, Peter and his family moved to Canberra to open Peter Blackshaw Real Estate in 1988, now a successful franchise comprising seven offices. In 2007 Peter and Andrea Blackshaw sold Peter Blackshaw Real Estate to concentrate on growing allhomes.com.au, a property portal that they founded in 2000. Today Allhomes is a leading real estate listing service for the Canberra, Snowy Mountains and NSW southern coastal regions.  



Craig Bright


Craig Bright has been awarded an Associate Diploma with The Real Estate Institute of Australia and is also a registered Associate with the Real Estate Institute of the ACT and NSW. In addition to this, he has extensive experience with many of the major projects within the ACT. Craig has also been a member of the ACT Housing Joint Venture Panel and past representative on the ACT Business Consultative Panel. He is committed to professional service and has an intimate knowledge of the ACT market. Craig is well known throughout the Canberra Region and has an extensive client network with which he works very closely. 


Maria Selleck


Maria Selleck Properties was established in January 2009 by one of Canberra’s leading and most reputable real estate agents and is now acknowledged as one of Canberra’s leading Agencies.  Having achieved a string of awards and record breaking achievements in the local and national real estate industry, and a loyal base of happy clients, Maria decided to establish an Agency based on her strong principles of professionalism, integrity and going the extra mile for her clients.  She has put together a talented team of like-minded individuals who share in her belief that developing and maintaining excellent relationships with clients is just as important as always getting the best possible result. Our aim is to create clients for life through the finest service.


REIACT Members

REIACT members are represented by a real estate institute that upholds the professionalism and integrity of the industry, the ACT government and the community.  There are a number of benefits to membership including access to a range of training opportunities, ACT real estate networking, industry updates and involvement in lobbying the ACT Government on issues that impact the real estate industry.