Global PropTech Insights with Dave Garland

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The Precinct

315 Brunswick St

Level 2

Fortitude Valley, QLD 4006


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Dave, Managing Director for Second Century Ventures (one of the worlds leading VC for the PropTech industry) shares his insights with you.

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Dave Garland will be touring Australia, stopping in Brisbane to share key insights on the global PropTech industry including:

-Industry Insights

-Investor Interests

-The Global PropTech Community

-American Market Overview

Dave will be speaking at the Precinct in Brisbane on the 17th of October, followed directly by a deep dive Q&A with the Director for the Office of The Queensland Chief Entrepreneur, Craig O’Kane MBE.

Your host for the evening will be Trish Mackie-Smith from inndox. Join us and hear from a world leader on the future of PropTech and how to best leverage the global market to scale your business.


Dave Garland is the Managing Director of Second Century Ventures (SCV) and the Vice President of Strategic Investments at the National Association of Realtors® where he sources and evaluates investment opportunities that promise to improve the global residential and commercial real estate industries. In this capacity, he also oversees Reach: the #1 rated real estate technology accelerator in the world. His persistent success in venture and real estate has landed him among the top 200 most influential leaders in the real estate industry.

Dave seeks to improve the global commercial and residential real estate industries through process, patent and technological innovation. To achieve this vision, Dave and his team invest time and capital in commercial property, land developments, infill entitlements, and emerging industry technologies.

Dave maintains over 18 years of strategic advisory experience to numerous venture-backed, public and private real estate companies - growing these entities with the integration of key emerging technologies. As a startup investor, he sits on several boards of growing real estate and mortgage technology organisations.

As an industry practitioner, Dave has acquired, owned and managed portfolios of single family residential, commercial and development properties across America. During the housing crisis, he worked with key organizations and federal government bodies in both the Bush and Obama administrations to create practical solutions for tens of thousands of real estate professionals, including critical short sale programs instrumental in helping homeowners survive the great recession.

Dave holds advanced degrees and honors from the Melbourne Business School (MBA), Notre Dame, Oxford and Stanford. He is a licensed real estate broker and lives and works in Menlo Park, CA.

To date, his achievements include;

- Board Member and Co-Founder at Wine Tours of the World from 2006 to 2016. Wine Tours of the world is a service that creates customized wine adventures to the top wine regions and wineries around the world

- Strategist to RE/MAX, LLC from 2001 to 2019. Providing strategic advisory, product development and operational services for distressed property initiatives, default servicing, global alliance partnerships, approved suppliers, production, education, strategic design, competitive intelligence, and international growth initiatives.

- Board Member with the Rainmakers Group from 2004 to Present. The role has included management consulting for the executive teams of the world’s largest real estate tech, settlement service & brokerage firms. Providing data, IT infrastructure design and implementation, and training for managers in real estate organizations from the Americas, Asia, Australia, India & Europe.

- Principal & Co-Founder at Pacific States Capital from 2009 to Present. Pacific States Capital is a small cap investment and land development fund based in Menlo Park, CA that Dave has headed over 10 years.

- Dave has been a Partner with Second Century Ventures, a subsidiary of NAR since 2016, serving as MD for SCV beginning 2018. During his tenure with SCV, the REach program has achieved wide success with the accelerator listed in the top 25 of Seed Accelerator Rankings.

Craig O'Kane Bio

Craig is Director, Office of the Queensland Chief Entrepreneur, and is the right-hand to Chief Entrepreneur Leanne Kemp.

In this role Craig assists Queensland start-ups and scale-ups to think global, and supports best overseas talent to run their businesses from the Sunshine State of Queensland.

Previously Craig held a senior role working for the UK Government as the Head of Office at the British Consulate Brisbane and Director: Investment for the UK Department for International Trade, working with major Australian businesses to establish in the UK. Prior to this he was a Property Fund Manager at Prudential M&G in London.

Craig is a qualified Chartered Surveyor and studied surveying at Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, and attended Hills Road College, Cambridge.

Trish Mackie-Smith Bio

Trish is CEO and Co-founder of inndox. inndox is a digital logbook for property that provides Cities, Developers, Builders and Property owners with a a cloud based management of their property records, maintenance, communication and due-diligence.

Trish is Co-leader of the StartBUILD Proptech Meetup in Brisbane and was reccently awarded the Housing Institute of Australia, Women in Building & Construction award for 2019 for Buisness Development professional.

Trish has experience working as a Property Lawyer and was General Manager of Australia's most awarded Building Consultancy, BuildingPro.

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The Precinct

315 Brunswick St

Level 2

Fortitude Valley, QLD 4006


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