The PIPA board of directors has elected Peter Koulizos as the association’s new chairman, effective 1 December 2017.
Mr Koulizos replaces outgoing chairman Ben Kingsley, who stepped down after five successful years at the helm of PIPA. Mr Kingsley remains on the PIPA board of directors.
Mr Koulizos was first elected to the PIPA board in 2015 and is a South Australian property academic at both TafeSA and the University of South Australia.
Affectionately known as the “Property Professor”, Mr Koulizos brings more than 20 years of real estate and investment teaching to the chair position as well as personal experience as a successful investor and property developer.
“I am honoured to be elected as the PIPA chairman, especially as the association is going from strength to strength thanks to the stewardship of outgoing chairman Ben Kingsley over the past five years,” Mr Koulizos said.
“While PIPA’s membership and brand is growing solidly, our fight for regulation in the property investment advice space continues with far too many investors still losing significant sums of money due to unscrupulous spruikers masquerading as advisers.”
Mr Koulizos’ aims for 2018 includes a greater focus on the education of PIPA members to ensure they continue to uphold the very high expectations of all of their clients and to set the benchmark for property investment advice best practice.
Melbourne-based PIPA board director David McMillan has been elected as the association’s deputy chairman.
The PIPA board also elected Sydney-based Paul Glossop to the board of directors. Mr Glossop is a licensed buyers’ agent and also has formal qualifications in education and architecture.
NOTE TO EDITORS
The Property Investment Professionals of Australia (PIPA) is a not-for-profit association established by industry practitioners with the objective of representing and raising the professional standards of all operators involved with property investment.
Since its inception, PIPA has developed codes of ethics and conduct and professional standards of accreditation and education for the property investment industry, including a Property Investment Adviser Accreditation Course.
PIPA is actively lobbying the federal government to bring property investment advice into a regulatory framework. Until such regulation is introduced, PIPA will continue to provide the public with warnings about working with ethical and professional industry practitioners.
For more information visit www.pipa.asn.au
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