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:


Stan Platis
Frank Pompeani


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

Executive Director of Strategic Development for Independent Property Group (IPG). Starting as a salesperson in 1991, Stan’s sales and listing results combined with focus and drive inspired by the early junior world title and world records he held in power lifting, saw Stan quickly promoted to his management role.

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).

In 2006 Stan won REIA Community Service Award and received a Diploma of Associate of the REIA. In 2010 he received the REIA’s highest honour of Fellow, in recognition of his services to the Industry. An accomplished speaker, Stan most recently addressed the International Division of the Hawaiian Realtors Association at the prestigious Pacific Club in Honolulu.

In 2013 conjunction with Australia’s leading Real Estate Academy, Stan developed The Real Estate Success Program (TCRESP) for cadets coming into the profession. This innovative program will revolutionise learning and career opportunities for those entering the real estate profession.


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. 


Julie Beck

Based in Canberra, Julie has been actively working in the property arena for over 12 years in diverse roles ranging from Shopping Center Manager and Commercial Property Manager to a qualified Investment Property Buyers’ Agent with a focus and expertise in the Brisbane market. Her experience in such mixed roles has given her a unique and broad property experience where she has identified opportunities within niche areas in the residential and commercial markets and developed services to meet those needs. Julie is a qualified property investment adviser (QPIA) accredited by PIPA, a licensed Real Estate agent in ACT and Queensland. Julie is a board member of REIACT.For more information visit www.hatchproperty.com.au

Frank Pompeani

After 22 years in the Real Estate Industry, Frank Pompeani is a well known identity in Canberra’s real estate community and throughout Australia. Throughout his successful career, Frank has achieved many awards & accomplishments, the epitome being the opening of his multi-award winning franchise LJ Hooker Tuggeranong in 1993. In 1997, Frank was inducted as an Admiral for the Community Leader within the Tuggeranong valley. In 2003, he was inducted into the Real Estate Industry ACT Hall of Fame then going on to be awarded the Sir Leslie Hooker award in 2005. In recent years, Frank has taken on the role of training Sales agents throughout Canberra and for LJ Hooker Corporate. Amongst his outstanding service and strong passion for real estate, Frank is also an active member of the Royal Canberra Golf Club.



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.