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  • Adrian Raftery

    Mr Taxman, aka Adrian Raftery, has almost 20 years experience in providing accounting services and financial advice to businesses and individuals. Being born to Irish immigrants and from a line of 6 generations of bricklayers, helped laid the foundations for the approachable, down to earth nature of Mr Taxman. Time to drop the shovel and become an accountant. It was during a labouring stint at the age of 15 that Adrian's father gave him two options. Get an education or grab the shovel and wheelbarrow from the back of the ute & become the 7th bricklaying generation ... it didnt take long for the accountant to emerge! Whilst working with his father, Adrian would count the exact number of bricks required for each wall. He would make statements like "Dad I've worked out that if you didn't have so many smoke breaks, you could lay an extra 113 bricks exactly per day". It was soon after that his father suggested he drop the shovel and become an accountant. The makings of Mr Taxman To put himself through university, Adrian started an accounting cadetship with Pannell Kerr Forster before gaining more exposure as a manager with Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu. He spent one year fulfilling a dream to work on the stock market as an option trader, before establishing ARW Chartered Accountants in 1997 and AccountantsRus in 2001. Adrian is also a Certified Financial Planner, holds an MBA and specialises in business planning, financial planning and tax. Adrian holds a graduate diploma in financial planning and a graduate certificate in Journalism. He is currently doing a PhD Scholarship with the School of Accounting at UTS where his focus of research is Self-Managed Superannuation Funds. Please don't confuse 'Mr Taxman' with 'The Taxman!' Despite being called it for years, alot of people confuse Mr Taxman with the ATO. "Consider 'Mr Taxman' as being the good cop compared to 'The Taxman' as being the bad cop ... a subtle but important difference" says Adrian.

  • George Ross

    George Ross is Executive Vice President and Senior Counsel for the Trump Organization. He is the business and legal advisor to Donald J. Trump. He is featured every week on The Apprentice as a boardroom judge and his observations play a vital role in influencing Donald Trumps decisions. George Ross is responsible for development of foreign investments and supervision of leasing and operation of 40 Wall Street, the landmark 1.3 million square-foot, 72-story building located in Manhattans Financial District, directly across from the New York Stock Exchange and the tallest building in downtown Manhattan, as well as the Trump Tower, the world-renowned Fifth Avenue skyscraper. He is also responsible for all licensing, promotion and marketing of Trump products including Trump Ice. He has been with the Trump Organization since 1996 but has been associated with Donald Trump for many years. Before joining The Trump Organization, George Ross was a real estate attorney and private investor for more than 50 years and, as the senior partner of a major law firm, served as general counsel, consultant and negotiator for renowned real estate investors. He assisted with the acquisition and development of major buildings and other projects in the New York area including the GM building, Chrysler building, Olympic Tower, Trump Tower, the St. Regis, Stanhope, Grand Hyatt, St. Moritz, Gotham Hotels, Graybar building, 40 Wall Street, 100 Wall Street and 101 Park Avenue. Notable clients include, Donald J. Trump, AT&T, Katz Communications, Inc. Chase Manhattan Bank, United Technologies Corp., Leslie Fay Companies, Inc. Samuel Lefrak, Dutch Reform Church, Lazard Freres, Societe Generale, Western Union and Random House. George Ross has also been a lecturer on various real estate subjects for the Practicing Law Institute and the American Management Association. He is an adjunct professor of the New York University School of Professional Studies and Continuing Education where he currently teaches a course in negotiation. George Ross graduated from Clemson College and Brooklyn College of the City of New York and Brooklyn Law School and was admitted to the Bar in 1953.

  • Martin Roth

    Martin Roth was born in New Zealand in 1949. He graduated in law from Auckland University and then went to work as a reporter on the now-defunct Auckland Star. He followed this with 15 months on papers in the British West Midlands (the Express and Star in Wolverhampton and the Sunday Mercury in Birmingham) and six months working on kibbutzim in Israel, before travelling to Japan in 1976 for a short working holiday. He ended up staying there 17 years. As a freelance journalist based in Tokyo his reports from throughout Asia appeared in leading (and not-so-leading) newspapers and magazines around the world, including the Wall Street Journal, Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times, Baltimore Sun and The Guardian. He also became deeply involved in Buddhism, and in 1985 his first book was published, Zen Guide, co-authored with noted Buddhist scholar Professor John Stevens. His publisher then asked him to write the first English-language guide to the joys of saké (Japanese rice wine). And so together with one of Japan’s leading saké writers and judges he blissfully embarked on a drinking tour of Japan’s 2,000-odd saké breweries, only to see the project shelved when a rival publisher came out with its own English-language book on the subject. In 1978 he wrote a lengthy article on karaoke, and today among his prized possessions (along with his collections of sumo magazines and saké bottle labels) is a letter from the editors of the Oxford English Dictionary stating that they will cite the article the next time they revise the karaoke entry in the dictionary. The earliest citation at present is from September 1979, so unless another writer steps forward with an earlier reference Martin Roth can claim to be the person who introduced karaoke to the English-speaking world. During his final seven-and-a-half years in Tokyo he worked as a securities analyst with British merchant banks, and his next book was a concise introduction for foreigners to the Japanese stock market. It was conservatively written, but the publisher unwisely titled it Making Money in Japanese Stocks, and with astute timing it appeared in bookstores in late-1989, right before the bursting of the Tokyo share bubble.

  • Nick Renton

    Nick Renton is a consulting actuary and writer, well known for his highly professional books on voluntary bodies and meetings procedure and on investment, taxation, business and retirement issues. His qualifications, experience and objectivity enable him to explain highly technical subjects in readily understood language.

  • Patrick Rowland

    Patrick Rowland has run a property consulting business in Perth, specialising in financial modelling for property investments and projects and the analysis of public property funds. He was a Senior Lecturer in the Curtin University Business School until 2009, lecturing in property since 1986 and finance since 2003, as well as carrying out varied property consultancies. He has authored two books, three book chapters and many articles for academic and professional journals.

  • Real Estate Investar

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  • Richard Reed

    Professor Richard Reed has focused his research directly on three main areas: (a) the links between sustainability and the built environment, more specifically being the (valuation) business case for sustainability and lifecycle costing (b) valuation or appraisal research on both real property (all land uses) and personal property (c) housing related research including social geography, reverse mortgages, housing affordability and low income housing. He is the visiting Environmental Professor at the IRE/BS University in Regensburg, Germany. He authored the ‘Business Case for Sustainability’ chapter for Your Building ( and is a member of international sustainability committees. Richard is a Fellow of the Australian Property Institute (API) and edited ‘The Valuation of Real Estate’ (2007) text for the API, as well as being consulting editor for ‘The Australian and New Zealand Property Journal’. He is a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and has conducted international research studies for RICS. He authored ‘A Greener House’(an investor’s guide to sustainability) (Wiley) and ’Property Development’(5th ed.) (Routledge), both with Sara Wilkinson as co-author. In addition he is editor of ‘The International Journal of Housing Markets and Analysis’ (Emerald UK) and has presented at many Australian and international conferences. He also presents regularly at industry events and is widely published in the area. He has previously held positions at the University of Melbourne (to 2007) and the University of Queensland (to 2001). Currently he is Professor of Property and Real Estate at Deakin University (Melbourne) where he developed and introduced Victoria's only focused 3 year Bachelor of Property and Real Estate. In this course he lectures to students about his three research areas including property and sustainability.

  • Reno Kings

    In a few years the partners - both expert at renovations and both successful property investors - have accumulated not just wealth (and we’re talking a combined property portfolio in excess of $30 million!) but also plenty of wisdom when it comes to the property investment game.They’ve become media successes too – with regular television appearances on Channel Nine’s “Today Show”, “A Current Affair” and articles in newspapers and magazines like “The Australian Property Investor”.

  • Ralph Roberts

    Ralph R. Roberts, CRS, GRI, is a highly sought after speaker, consultant, author, and personal coach. Since he first started selling real estate in 1979, Ralph has sold over 10,000 homes, propelling Time magazine to call him "the best-selling REALTOR® in America." A recognized authority on salesmanship, fraud forensics, residential real estate, and 'Stick-To-It-ism,' Ralph regularly speaks to groups as small as 30 and as large as 5,000, and has shared the stage with some of today's top speakers, including pro football Hall of Fame member Joe Montana, General Norman Schwarzkopf, author Robert Kiyosaki, and motivational guru Denis Waitley. A born motivator and teacher, Ralph can often be found working alongside Federal authorities to help educate state and local law enforcement and financial institutions on the problems associated with Real Estate and Mortgage Fraud. In fact, Ralph writes about Real Estate and Mortgage Fraud on a daily basis at, and contributes articles on a variety of topics to industry publications on a regular basis. Ralph is also an award-winning and internationally recognized speaker who helps people from all walks of life build upon their past and present success and grow and expand their businesses. When Ralph coaches and speaks, people sit up and listen, and for good reasons.

  • Obu Ramaraj

    Obu Ramaraj was born in India and graduated her Master of Science Biotechnology in 2003. She moved to Australia in 2006 and worked as a researcher for a few months. In August 2009 she decided to become a full time mortgage broker. Her decision to become a mortgage broker was the best decision she ever made. She enjoys helping people achieve their dream of buying their own property. By sharing her knowledge and experience she hopes to instil confidence in anyone looking for a home loan. She believes that it is her meticulous scientific training that has enabled her to become a thorough and meticulous mortgage broker. Her attention to detail and drive to achieve the best result for each and every client are enviable assets in the home loan industry. Obu is passionate about helping all home buyers feel comfortable with the property buying process; however her strongest passion is to help more women become self-assured property buyers. Her goal is to increase their financial awareness and have more women buying houses from a very early age, comfortable in the knowledge that they have made the right choice for their circumstances. Obu believes that there has never been a better time for women to take initiative to understand the secrets of the mortgage world and hence build a successful property portfolio based on that understanding. Obu, her husband and two children live in Melbourne.

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  • Terry Ryder

    Terry Ryder has been a specialist researcher/writer on residential property for 32 years and has published four books. In 2006 he created, to help investor find the best places to buy. He is regularly interviewed by television, radio and print media on real estate issues, and is widely sought as a public speaker