This long lunch series focuses on providing opportunities to, and exposure for your business to some of Australia’s elite public speakers and like minded business owners.


Friday 6 May 2022 | 11.30am arrivals
RACV Royal Pines | Tables of 10 $1650

After what can only be described as a remarkable couple of years for the property market in SE Queensland, Storyfest brings together a panel of experts to examine the past, present and future of the evermoving Real Estate market. We delve into how current events - COVID, flood and war may impact and then looking to the future, with the Olympic games on the horizon. Sell, buy or stay – find the answers at our upcoming Storyfest Business Lunch.

Discussion facilitated by Justin Miller - Property Management Director, Remax Regency

Panellists: Ivan Colhoun - Chief Economist, Corporate & Institutional Banking for National Australia Bank, Joel Davoren - Managing Director of RE/MAX Australia and Tod Gillespie - Director & Owner of Herron Todd White.

Don't miss this opportunity to get your real estate booster shot and understand how to best maximize the market!

MEET THE PANELLISTS

Ivan Colhoun - Chief Economist, Corporate & Institutional Banking for National Australia Bank
Joel Davoren - Managing Director of RE/MAX Australia
Tod Gillespie - Director & Owner of Herron Todd White
Justin Miller - Principal and Owner of RE/MAX Regency

Ivan Colhoun - Chief Economist, Corporate & Institutional Banking for National Australia Bank

Ivan Colhoun is Chief Economist, Corporate & Institutional Banking for National Australia Bank. He joined NAB in November 2014 and is responsible for providing analysis and forecasts of the Australian economy to the various customers of NAB, ranging from SMEs to large multi-national corporations.

Ivan has had a long and varied career in Economics. He received a Bachelor of Economics with Honours from the University of Tasmania and commenced his career at the Reserve Bank of Australia.

He spent 15 years at Deutsche Bank before following his passion for aviation by joining Qantas as Chief Economist. He has also consulted to SEEK, Virgin Australia and IATA.

Ivan is a keen supporter of the Western Bulldogs and Arsenal, plays O45s soccer, golf, has a commercial pilot’s license and enjoys pinot noir.

He has two teenage daughters and a better half that is an amateur farmer! They have recently planted half a hectare of pinot noir vines in southern Tasmania.

Joel Davoren - Managing Director of RE/MAX Australia

As Managing Director of RE/MAX Australia, Joel Davoren delivers on the company’s mission: ‘To create and facilitate the experience of unlimited opportunities in the property industry and allied services. Everybody wins.’

The RE/MAX brand has unsurpassed global recognition through 115 countries and territories and its resources give business owners and agents unrivalled opportunities and help them drive their own business success in their local markets. RE/MAX sets the bar high for people representing its brand, and that is reflected in strategic marketing initiatives, professional and personal support, training and technology.

Joel lead's a team that brings on new business owners and consults with existing franchise owners and sales associates, empowering them to achieve business mastery and increase profitability. The RE/MAX model puts agents first, which allows the agents to put their clients first, and is a winning model in a relationship-driven industry. RE/MAX is a match with real estate entrepreneurs who want a combination of independence, support and unmatched competitive advantages.

Joel applies what he learnt as an agent about consumer relationships to bringing on and developing businesses within the network, and mentoring RE/MAX Australia members. He is also a trainer within our organisation and beyond, assisting a professional development program unique to RE/MAX, which is designed for business mastery and to grow thriving businesses.

Tod Gillespie - Director & Owner of Herron Todd White

Tod Gillespie began his career with Herron Todd White in 1994 as an Assistant Valuer.

He achieved Queensland and New South Wales Certified Practising Valuer registration in 1996, became a Director in 2003 and was elected to the Board of Herron Todd White Australia from 2004 and 2010. Tod was admitted as a Fellow of the Australian Property Institute in 2011.

Gold Coast luxury residential property and SE Qld Management Rights Valuations are his areas of expertise.

Justin Miller - Principal and Owner of RE/MAX Regency

Justin Miller is the owner and Principal at RE/MAX Regency, in 2013 he became one of the first to graduate from Bond University with a Masters of Real Estate adding to his two other Masters degree’s in Construction Practice and Building Surveying. With a professional background in property development, commercial construction & property management, Justin has gained invaluable experience across multiple facets of the property development and Real Estate Industry.

RE/MAX Regency has been awarded #1 single office for the RE/MAX network each year since he acquired the Robina based franchise in 2013. In 2014 he was awarded RE/MAX Global broker owner of the year out of 6500 offices in 95 countries across the globe. Justin over his time in the industry has pioneered the implementation of specialised technologies that have now been adopted as the benchmark standard within the industry.

Justin defines his charter as striving to seal an unquestionable reputation in the Real Estate Industry. His team’s point of difference is service though strong relationships, with Clients and customers, that get established as a result of a great customer experience underpinned by open and honest communication as well as customer education.