Board Members & REIACT Staff


Hannah Gill

Hannah has worked in the real estate industry since 2008 as a property manager, business development manager and Managing Director and in 2020 launched her own agency, The Property Collective.

Hannah has received award recognition at a state and national level including REIACT Property Manager of the Year twice, REIA Property Manager of the year in 2014, LPMA’s Excellence in Business Development in 2014 & 2015, LPMA Excellence in Leadership in 2018, REIA Operational Leadership 2019 and ACT Telstra Business Woman of the Year 2020 (medium & large business).

Hannah is passionate about leadership, mentoring and professional growth. She has completed her Diploma in Leadership & Management, Cert IV in Training & Assessment and the Australian Institute of Company Directors course. Hannah consults to agencies through her second business Gill & Hooper. Hannah is the current REIA National Board Director representing the REIACT.

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Chris Wilson

Cream Residential

Chris purchased Cream Residential with his father in 1997 and has been running the business independently since 2007. As a Canberra native with more than three decades of real estate experience, he has an unparalleled understanding of the Canberra real estate market. He is a well-respected and trusted agent, being named Hughes & Garran’s No.1 agent in 2021, 2022 and 2023. Chris’s friendly and organised approach has endeared him to many loyal and appreciative clients over the years.


New appointment – Treasurer


Following the REIACT AGM and election of board directors for 2023-2025  the appointment of REIACT New Treasurer will be announced shortly.


Thomas Hathaway

Hathaway Real Estate

A dedicated professional since 2008, possesses an unwavering enthusiasm for the real estate sector. He strives to drive innovation and ensure its continued relevance in an era where technology reigns supreme. Tom is driven by a strong commitment to collaborate with fellow professionals in the ACT, advocating for landlords’ rights within the region. He aims to create a platform for constructive engagement with the government, promoting balanced and favourable outcomes for investors in Canberra. Tom’s aspirations lie in effecting tangible and meaningful change, building upon the ongoing efforts of current board members in the industry. As the Principal Director of Hathaway Real Estate, Tom boasts a comprehensive educational background, including diplomas in Property, Management, and Leadership. In recognition of his exceptional talents, he was honoured as the Allhomes Rising Star in Property Management in 2017.


Holly Komorowski


Holly is the owner and director of home.byholly. Since its inception in August 2016, home.byholly has been recognised nationally for excellence in marketing and considered a game changer in the real estate industry. home.byholly has won national awards for Property Marketing Campaigns, REIACT 2022 Medium Agency and Auction Franchise, and awarded ‘Small Business of the Year’ by Canberra Women in Business 2019. With a strong emphasis on culture within the business, Holly focuses on mentorship and leadership to ensure the success of those around her.

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Benjamin Grady

BAL Lawyers

Benjamin is an experienced commercial real estate lawyer whose practice areas include the purchase and sale of both residential and commercial real estate, commercial leasing, unit title management and property development. Benjamin practices across multiple jurisdictions with a particular focus on both the Australian Capital Territory and New South Wales. Benjamin holds a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Laws (Hons) from the University of Canberra and joined BAL Lawyers in 2012. He is a Committee Member of the API Young Property Professionals ACT Branch.


Claire Corby

Capital Buyers’ Agency

Claire is a born-and-bred Canberran who has worked exclusively as a buyer’s agent since founding Capital Buyers Agency in 2014. Claire holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) and Bachelor of Business Administration and is a licenced agent in both ACT and NSW. The recipient of numerous local, national and international awards, Claire is passionate about buyer representation in the industry and brings a different perspective to her role with REIACT.


Stan Platis

Independent Property Group

Stan began his property career as a sales agent in 1991, sharing his passion for the real estate industry over 33 years, working with sales performers and agents across Australia. Stan has actively participated in the development of REIACT representing the ACT on REIA’s National Board of Directors, along with servicing as REIACT President from 2002 – 2005. In recognition of Stan’s contribution and commitment to our industry, he has been awarded Life Fellow Membership of REIACT.


Maria Edwards


Maria was appointed CEO of the REIACT in 2023, Maria started her real estate career in 2006, and joins the REIACT from her role as Business Development Manager at HomeGround Real Estate Canberra. In addition, Maria has also been an active member of the REIACT Board. Maria brings a broad understanding of both the private, affordable and community housing sectors across the ACT and a genuine commitment to supporting effective and collaborative relationships throughout her career. Maria has won multiple industry awards both locally and nationally and holds a Diploma in Leadership and Management, is a Licensed Real Estate agent in the ACT and NSW, along with completing a Certificate IV in Property Services.



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