See below for upcoming ThinkTank events

See below for upcoming ThinkTank events

We are constantly updating our events list, so make sure you come back regularly.

ThinkTank Events

Crave hosts a range of seminars throughout the year to provide an opportunity to discuss and debate key topical issues relating to property.  See below to choose the date and location, then click on the link to book your tickets.

We also run a property investment seminar series which can be delivered at your workplace or local area.  Please contact us on 0418 644 425 to discuss your requirements.

Boarding houses as an investment - maximising your returns

Boarding houses as an investment - maximising your returns

Presented by the Property Owners Association of NSW

Held Wednesday October 4, 2017 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Location : Balmain Bowling Club, 156 Darling St, Balmain NSW 2041

Cost: $35 (members) / $55 (non members)


Peter Dormia, Secretary of POA NSW & Boarding House operator.
Topic: The Boarding House Act and The regulatory landscape

James Ruben, Vice President POA NSW, registered valuer.
Topic: Boarding house valuation and returns

Conrad Vass, Director of CV Property Group
Topic: How to effectively manage a boarding house

Ben Ewens, Founder of, Airbnb Manager
Topic:Short Stays Management

Registration – 6.00-6.30pm
Seminar – 6.30-7.45pm
Cocktail function – 7.45-9.00pm

This is a catered event. 1 x free drink on arrival at the bar. Please show your ticket.
Bookings: Please book your tickets online by clicking the link below.
Special offer: Non members that join on the night, receive $20 off the initial membership fee

How to make strategic property choices

How to make strategic property choices

Held Wednesday 9 August 2017 7.00am

Would you like a property portfolio that delivers lifetime income? With the potential for us all to live longer, it’s time to take a practical approach to building passive income.

While it takes skill, lifetime income is not out of reach and can be achieved with five properties or less.

Debra Beck-Mewing from Crave Property Advisory will provide insight into how this can be achieved through strategic property choices.

Join us at the Canada Bay Club, 4 William St, Five Dock.

Wealth Workout - Property Masterclass

Wealth Workout - Property Masterclass

Held Thursday 13 July 2017 6pm

Property investment is one of the primary ways Australians build lasting wealth, but most investors start highly under-educated. Expert knowledge can be hard to find and unwary buyers can fall into the trap of commission-based sales where information can be influenced towards ‘stock’ instead of strategic purchases.

The Wealth Workout Property Master class is designed to fast-track your property investment education. Crave will join Tristan Scifo from Innovative Wealth Management to present a consise overview of the property universe. We’ll cover various beginner and advanced property investment strategies, discuss current market dynamics and expose myths about the new property market.

The event caters for investors at various stages along the education curve, including those looking to move beyond a single investment property, renovators aiming to complete their own DIY projects and also caters well for first time investors needing a full picture of the investment process ahead of them and looking to pick up pointers on where to start.

The Wealth Workout Property Master class is for anyone who:

  • – wants to crystallise their property investment strategy
  • – is in the process of building wealth through property
  • – desires to meet experienced and non-biased property professionals
  • – loves to learn
  • – desires to live a more purposeful life.
    Where: Blue Chilli, 125 York St, Sydney
    When: 6pm (registration and refreshments), 6:30pm – 8:30pm (event)
    Price: FREE (membership required), $10 for non-members

    WEALTH WORKOUTS are live, dynamic, public events run to help people get control of their financial life and live purpose-driven lives. Most of us never learnt this stuff at school. It’s such a shame. But our minds are always ready to learn, and we need to exercise our money just as much as we need to exercise our bodies.

    WEALTH WORKOUTS are hosted by Tristan Scifo and the team at Innovative Wealth Management. IWM is a Sydney-based financial advice and coaching business which is passionate about helping people uncover and live out their purpose. IWM believe that money education is key to our society’s health. Come join the community and get your wealth working for you!

    For more detail about Wealth Workouts or IWM, please contact Tristan on or 0403 956 469.

    Strategic Downsizing for Smart People

    Strategic Downsizing for Smart People

    Held Tuesday 20 June 2017 – 10.30am

    Are you considering your next move? Get the facts to ensure you make the most of your current opportunities. During the event we will cover:

    • Budget changes and what they mean for you
    • Latest information on Strathfield property prices
    • How to maximize sale prices
    • Five steps to making a strategic move
    • Case studies and examples showing a range downsizing options

    Our experienced panel of experts include Reece Theedam from The Joneses Estate Agents, Strathfield; Steven Cooper from CooperBarber Financial Planning; and Debra Beck-Mewing from Crave Property Advisory.
    Along with the opportunity to ask questions of experts, attendees will receive a checklist covering the key aspects of downsizing strategically.

    Morning tea will be provided.

    The Property Owners Association of NSW Presents . .

    The Property Owners Association of NSW Presents . .

    Held – Wednesday 7 June 2017 – 6.30pm


    Crave will join a guest panel of local property experts to discuss the state of the Sydney market, Federal budget outcomes as well as future opportunities and challenges for property investors.

    THE BALMAIN BOWLING CLUB 156 Darling St, Balmain NSW 2041

    The School of Renovating

    The School of Renovating

    Looking for a FREE live event jam packed with the fundamentals for super-profitable renovating?
    You’re invited to attend the fantastic session run by The School of Renovating where you will learn the essentials such as

    • How to find a profitable area
    • The well-oiled, proven renovation profit formula
    • How to manage risk to maximize success
    • How to fund your project with greater ease.

    Click here to find out more and choose your session.

    Archiflix - The Architecture & Design Film Festival Comes to Sydney

    Archiflix - The Architecture & Design Film Festival Comes to Sydney

    From 4 to 7 May 2017

    The ArchiFlix Architecture and Design Film Festival celebrates the unique creative spirit that drives architecture and design. With a curated selection of films, events and panel discussions, AADFF creates an opportunity to entertain, engage and educate industry professionals who are excited about architecture and design.

    The screenings are enthusiastically supported by design professionals and thought leaders who contribute to vibrant discussions. 2017 will see the festival hosted in Sydney and Melbourne, with satellite events in Brisbane, Adelaide, and Perth.

    The AADFF is supported by the Design Institute of Australia and the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects, and sponsored by manufacturers who contribute to the growth of the design industry.

    After 3 successful years as a single night event in cities across Australia, and having welcomed more than 3000 guests, ArchiFlix is now growing up to become Australia’s first national Architecture and Design Film Festival.


    How to use your capital growth to create lifetime wealth

    How to use your capital growth to create lifetime wealth

    Held 27 March 2017 – Pyrmont Bridge Hotel, Pyrmont

    If you have owned property in NSW for more than a few years, you will have done quite well from an equity perspective. This is particularly true for people who own property in Pyrmont. For Pyrmont locals, there’s some decisions ahead, and these are not limited to the following:
    * leave things ‘as is’ or on hold
    * capitalize on price increases to sell, and buy elsewhere
    * choose to upgrade by renovating or purchasing a larger property
    * decide to utilize your equity to boost your share portfolio or purchase another property.

    Join us for an informative panel session that will show you how to turn your capital growth into lifetime wealth. Specialists in attendance will include:
    * Con Grigoriadis, First National Real Estate, Pyrmont
    * Peter Semios, Managing Partner, Semios Accounting, Pyrmont
    * Garry Noel, Bank Manager, Bendigo Bank, Pyrmont
    * Debra Beck-Mewing, Director, Crave Property Advisory, ex-Pyrmont local.

    Come along to hear the panel cover the following topics
    * Property market outlook for 2017 and projections for Pyrmont
    * Smart ways to access your equity
    * Up-to-date financing methods
    * How to maximise your property
    * How to optimise your financial position
    * Strategies that create continuous income.

    Seating is limited so get in quick to lock in your attendance. We’ll look forward to seeing you there.

    How to invest easily in the US market

    How to invest easily in the US market

    Held 30 January 2017

    This event was part of the Property Investor ThinkTank series, hosted by Scott Hochgesang from Crave Property Advisory.

    Our guest speaker for the evening was InvestUSA founder, Matthew Stubbs.

    Attendees learned how to develop their own multi-country property portfolio by tapping both countries for capital growth and cash flow. Scott and Matthew ran through a short presentation and then took questions from investors.

    Property Investor ThinkTank - Small-lot Developments

    Property Investor ThinkTank - Small-lot Developments

    Radisson Hotel, 72 Liverpool St, Sydney

    Held 26 October 2016

    Our focus this month was on the range of small lot development projects suitable for ‘first time’ developers. This includes duplexes, splitter blocks and town house projects to name a few. With our cities and suburbs changing rapidly, small-lot developments provide a way to make solid blocks of cash and equity if managed correctly.

    Our guest speaker was Pino Martino from GPM Architecture. Pino is a celebrated architect with more than 25 years’ experience in designing and developing across Australia.

    We covered key concepts including :
    * identifying your development project
    * successful design
    * managing the process.

    We also covered our usual topic of market performance, and provided an opportunity for questions and debate on where the market is heading.

    Stay tuned for our next event, which will be announced in the next few weeks.

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