The REIV has announced it has appointed Gil King, former executive director of the Housing Industry Association, as CEO.
King replaces former, long-term CEO, Enzo Raimondo, who stepped down in mid-2016.
While the institute conducted an extensive executive search, REIV Director Geoff White fulfilled the role of acting CEO.
King held the role of executive director of the Housing Industry Association since 2009, and has 20 years’ involvement in the building industry, including as director regulatory compliance at the Victorian Building Commission (now the Victorian Building Authority).
REIV President, Joseph Walton, said that King brings a wealth of experience to the role, both within membership organisations and within policy and regulatory environments.
King said that he is honoured to have secured the role with the institute, “the representative and respected body for real estate professionals in Victoria”.
“I’m excited to take on the leadership of the REIV at a time when the property industry in this State is growing strongly,” he said. “There are also challenges to be met in light of elevated market demand and expectations.
“With so much focus on the Victorian real estate sector, it’s an important time for us to maintain a strong voice," he said.
King will take up the role this week.
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