Nicola McDougall

Bachelor of Journalism, Master of Creative Writing


Nicola is the Director of Bricks & Mortar Media, a public relations and media consultancy that specialises in property and finance.

Nicola has been continually published as an award-winning journalist, professional writer and editor in Australia and New Zealand since 2002. 

She has also previously been the editor of Australian Property Investor (API) magazine and is the author of The Female Investor – Creating Wealth, Security, and Freedom Through Property.

In 2006, Nicola joined the Real Estate Institute of Queensland (REIQ), where she rose up the ranks to become Executive Manager Corporate Affairs. A key part of her role was acting as the managing editor of the REIQ’s monthly 56-page industry magazine, as well as detailed property research and analysis.

Nicola brings her familiarity with membership organisations, in-depth understanding of real estate matters as well as her own property investment experience to the PIPA board.