Your expert facilitators Dr Andrea Blake & Emeritus Professor Mike Hefferan
Dr Andrea Blake
Andrea Blake has over 15 years experience as an academic with the Queensland University of Technology and is currently a senior lecturer in property economics. During this period Andrea has published papers and spoken at international academic conferences on topics including property rights, valuation liability and practice, and property education. Andrea’s PhD is in carbon sequestration and the impact on rural land and valuation practice. Prior to becoming an academic, Andrea has 10 years experience in the property and legal sectors and has worked in professional services.
Emeritus Professor Mike Hefferan
Mike Hefferan is a well-known property professional across Queensland, nationally and internationally and across the private, public and academic sectors.
As well as over 30 years involvement with QUT, he was ProVice Chancellor and Professor of Property and Development, University of the Sunshine Coast. He was a long-term Executive Director within the Queensland Government with wide responsibilities for property development, infrastructure and assets.
He has a PhD and Masters qualifications with particular expertise related to major property development, valuation, and taxation and regional development. Previously, he was State President of the Australian Property Institute and fellow of that organisation, RICS and the AICD.
He had published more that sixty academic papers and sectoral reports and is the author of the text Real Property in Australia, 3rd edition. .