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, and speaks at conferences across Australia on topics of culture, leadership, client experience, innovation and property management best practice.



Stan Platis

Executive Director and Head of Growth Dexar 

As a member of Dexar’s leadership group, Stan’s passion for excellence sees him work closely with leading real estate sales performers across Australia. Stan is a Director of the Real Estate Institute of Australia (REIA) and a Director 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. In 2016 Stan was awarded life membership to REIACT.


John Faulks

Nexis Accountants and Business Advisors

John is a Senior Manager at Nexis Accountants and Business Advisors, a firm based in Belconnen. John has worked as an accountant for over fifteen years and has provided valuable service to many clients in the real estate and property development sectors. John is a Chartered Accountant and holds a Bachelor of Business and Commerce degree

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Craig Bright

Total Property Management

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. Craig is the current REIA National Board Director representing the REIACT.

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Tom Ellis

Bertram Ellis Real Estate

Tom is the principal of Bertram Ellis Real Estate and has been selling property in the Canberra district for over twenty years. Tom first joined the REI ACT as a student member in the early 1990’s and now holds a position as a board member. During his career he has also had experience in residential property management with his family firm managing over 450 properties. Tom currently operates his business from the Chapman Shops were he has been located since 1998.

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Benjamin Grady

Bradley Allen Love 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 Bradley Allen Love in 2012. He is a Committee Member of the API Young Property Professionals ACT Branch.

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Sandra Masters

LJ Hooker Kippax

Sandra Masters has enjoyed a real estate career spanning over 13 years, and almost as many roles! Currently a full-time Sales Consultant and Auctioneer, as well as Licensee, Sales Manager, and trainer for the successful LJHooker Kippax team. Having won several local, state and international awards including Best Business Growth, Top Sales Person, Top Property Marketer and Top Business Support as well as previously ranking in the 50 highest performing LJHooker agents internationally, she is no stranger to sales. Real Estate is her passion and helping people is what gets her out of bed each day. Sandra saw joining the REI ACT Board an opportunity to give back to an industry that has given her so much.


Maria Edwards

HomeGound Real Estate Canberra

Maria commenced her career in Real Estate in 2006 in property management progressing through the ranks to Business Development Manager & Sales Agent and now manages HomeGround Real Estate Canberra a not- for -profit licensed Agency that implements Affordable Housing initiatives along with traditional full market property management services. As a BDM she won multiple industry awards both locally and nationally including Business Development Manager of the Year for her corporate network 6 years in a row. Maria holds a Diploma in Leadership and Management, a Cert IV in property services and is a licensed agent in both the ACT & NSW. Maria is passionate about providing secure homes for the most vulnerable members of society whilst recognising the economic and legislative pressures faced by Landlords, Agencies and Government to maintain a supply of affordable housing and hopes to further the cause of all parties through her service to REIACT.



Chris Wilson

Cream Residential

Chris has a vast knowledge of the local real estate market and can be relied upon to provide an honest appraisal and what the best methods are to market and sell your home. Whether it is to sell by auction, private treaty or by negotiation. Chris is well respected and able to give you the very best of advice and service.


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.


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