Gil King appointed REIV CEO
Date: 27 Jan 17
The REIV today announced that it has appointed Gil King, former Housing Industry Association Executive Director, as CEO of the Institute.
Mr King replaces former, long-term CEO, Enzo Raimondo, who stepped down in mid-2016. An Executive search progress has since been undertaken, during which time REIV Director Geoff White has fulfilled the role of Acting CEO.
Mr King was most recently Executive Director of the Housing Industry Association, a role held since 2009, and has 20 years’ involvement in the building industry – including as Director Regulatory Compliance at the Victorian Building Commission (now Victorian Building Authority).
REIV President, Joseph Walton, said that Mr King brings a wealth of experience to the role, both within membership organisations and within policy and regulatory environments.
Mr 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 and I hope to continue to build on the strong foundations that are already in place.
“I’m looking forward to working closely with the REIV’s members to continue to grow the organisation and help support their needs.”
Mr Walton paid tribute to the work of Acting CEO Geoff White.
“The REIV is indebted for the effort that Geoff has provided during 2016 and into this year. Geoff has worked tirelessly to ensure that the REIV has continued to work effectively with members and Government, providing continuity for the Institute.”
Mr Walton said that the REIV Board has “every confidence that Gil will ensure that the REIV consistently delivers, on behalf of members, into the future”.
Mr King will officially take up his position on Monday, 30 January.