Date: 26 Aug 20

Media Release

Members of the REIV have chosen new Directors to serve on the Board from 1 October 2020.

Voting to elect four directors from the Metropolitan Zone closed at 5 pm on Monday 24th August 2020.  

Seven candidates contested four vacancies, and the four candidates with the most votes were :

  • Jacob Caine

  • Leah Calnan

  • Adam Docking

  • Andrew Meehan

Current President Leah Calnan and Senior Vice President  Adam Docking were re-elected for their third and second 3-year terms respectively.Jacob Caine and Andrew Meehan will join the REIV Board for the first time, replacing Lee Maher and Frank Hellier who come to the end of their 3-year terms on 30 September 2020.

REIV CEO Gil King said he was encouraged to see so much interest in this board election.

“With seven candidates and a high voter turnout, it was very encouraging to see so much interest in the future direction of the REIV.” Mr King said.

“I thank all of the candidates for their nominations and commitment to the REIV and, while not successful on this occasion, we look forward to the continued active involvement of Frank Hellier, Sadhana Smiles and Courtney Thursfield.”

“Leah Calnan and Adam Docking have undertaken a great amount of work guiding the real estate sector through Covid-19; their re-election provides important continuity.”

“First-time REIV Directors Andrew Meehan and Jacob Caine will both bring extensive leadership, business and real estate knowledge and experience to the board.”

“Jacob is committed to professional development both as a leader and in real estate, he has hands-on experience in a range of real estate roles and currently serves as the CEO of Caine Real Estate in Melbourne’s CBD”.

“Andrew is the co-founder, Managing Director and CEO of Nicholas Lynch Real Estate Group on the Mornington Penisula, Andrew has Director level and Senior Management experience in several other industries both in Australia and abroad.”

“I thank the outgoing Directors for their input and look forward to welcoming the new Directors to the Board.”

Media contact: Andrew Kilmartin – 0418 395 346