RPS and UDIA: Partners in Queensland Property
25 February 2021 | 2 min read
RPS has elevated its decades-long relationship with the Urban Development Institute of Australia (UDIA), signing on as Principal Partner with the Queensland Chapter in 2021.
With a shared vision to grow a vibrant and successful property market, RPS and UDIA will work closely together to shape positive conversations about the issues that matter to the property industry in Queensland.
“RPS and UDIA have a relationship that spans decades. We celebrated 50 years in 2020 and the UDIA is doing so in 2021—our stories are very much intertwined, particularly here in Queensland,” said RPS Chief Executive for Australia Asia Pacific, Ross Thompson.
“The Sunshine State will continue to be a centre for population growth, and we need a built environment that accommodates newcomers while maintaining the affordability, choice, and lifestyle that makes Queensland such a great place to live.
“To achieve that goal, a strong, active forum for industry research, advocacy, insight-sharing and collaboration is vital. The UDIA is that forum. It’s a place where people from all sides of the development equation come together to solve challenges and move the property market in a positive direction.
“To work even more closely with the UDIA on this is an exciting opportunity for RPS. We are looking forward to sharing our insights and collaborating with other Institute members through a great program of events and forums in 2021,” Mr Thompson concluded.
UDIA Queensland CEO Kirsty Chessher-Brown echoed the sentiments of RPS and acknowledged the long-standing relationship between the two organisations.
“For some 40+ years we have enjoyed the support and input of RPS as a valued member of the Institute,” Ms Chessher-Brown said.
“We are thrilled to see this partnership taken to the next level in 2021 as we celebrate 50 years representing the property sector. Thanks to the support of great members like RPS we are able to effectively advocate to deliver better housing created by an industry that provides a job for 1 in every 10 Queenslanders,” she added.
To discover upcoming Institute events supported by RPS in your local area, visit udiaqld.com.au
The UDIA Queensland advocates for the creation of better communities. It believes that Queenslanders deserve homes that meet their diverse needs. Its members are community builders. They are at the coalface of residential development delivering homes for a growing population. The Institute’s Research Foundation gives evidence-based insights to inform advocacy and member education agendas. It believes better communities are born through thought leadership, industry education, advocacy and innovation.
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