Australian Property Institute appoints new chair

Australian Property Institute appoints new chair

THE Australian Property Institute (API) has appointed Mike Rowe to lead its WA committee.

With more than three decades of Australasian and international property experience, the long-standing API fellow and Realmark commercial executive director will serve as state chair for two years.

Beginning his career as a commercial property valuer, Mr Rowe has performed valuations and provided advice for major WA property developments, including on Landcorp’s behalf.

He holds committee positions with Curtin University’s Property Industry Foundation and is a member of the Large Format Retail Association, REIWA and the Property Council of Australia.

Mr Rowe said he was committed to advancing API’s strategic priorities and supporting its 700 WA members, including property valuers, asset managers, developers, fund managers, development managers, project managers and property educators.

“I’m honoured to lead our State Committee and to be part of a vibrant organisation that has been raising standards and developing capacity within the property profession in Australia for more than 90 years,” he said.

“API represents a diverse spectrum of property professionals and it’s vital that we continue to provide them with contemporary information and training in relation to industry standards as this enables them to provide quality advice that benefits businesses and the broader community.”

The outgoing chair is Steve Kish.