This event was met with great support from the public, almost 200 people filled the seats of the Dubbo Regional Theatre. Just over 80% of people who registered for the event were from the Dubbo City area, and 17% of registrations came from the region including, Wellington, Peak Hill, Gilgandra and Cobar.

Three key-note speakers presented on the night to help guide you through the many opportunities available through property investment. Each with their own speciality in relation residential property investment, they are also available to take individual questions at the end of the session through a panel Q&A.

To find out more about the presenters on the night and to see their presentations click the links found next to their photos.


Margaret Lomas 

Author and television host

Founder and Director of Destiny Financial Solutions

Chair of Property Investment Professionals of Australia (PIPA)

 Find out more about Margaret here >>



Margaret Lomas is the host of two weekly property investment shows on Skynews Business Channel 602; 'Your money your call and 'Property success with Margaret Lomas' which she creates and produces. Margaret regularly travels Australia summing up the potential of the investing landscape for her popular 'Town spotlight' where she explores the hotspots property investors need to know about. 

Margaret is the best-selling author of 7 Property Investment books, including titles such as:'How to create an income for life' and '20 must ask questions for every property investor'.  She has also released her latest book 'investing in the right property now!' - a book packed with the latest investing guidelines.

In addition to being the Founder and Director of Destiny Financial Solutions, a company which has assisted property investors across Australia for more than 15 years, Margaret is the Chair of the Property Investment Professionals Australia (PIPA) and Director of the REINSW.

Margaret is a past Telstra NSW Business Woman of the Year and Westpac Business Owner of the Year, and her company was a recipient of the Australian Business Award for Best Value.

Margaret is a qualified financial adviser and investment property adviser; she is Senior Associate with FINSIA – the Financial Services Institute of Australasia - and regularly presents seminars around Australia to new and experienced property investors.


Rod Crowfoot

Chair, Real Estate Institute NSW Orana Division


See Rod's presentation on the current Orana Real Estate market here >>



 Having spent 19 years in the industry, Rod has a terrific grounding for a long and healthy property career. Rods knowledge of the Dubbo property market and real estate in general often sees him engaged to speak at various events and forums, he maintains his role as chair of the Real Estate Institute of NSW – Orana Division, is a member of the Commercial Agents Chapter and chair of the Business Agents Chapter. The work undertaken on a local level, from lobbying government for changes for the consumer through to organizing charity Golf days has been well recognized by the Institute.

One of the many things Rod is passionate about is his community involvement. He holds roles on a number of not for profit boards in our city and is actively involved in seeing these organizations grow and provide important services to our community. Over the last few years, new opportunities have arisen and to see them come to fruition and help local families and businesses is well worth the effort.

Under the direction of Rod Crowfoot, Ray White Commercial Dubbo provide management, leasing and selling services for our clients’ assets in a timely and efficient manner. Rod is a licensed Real Estate Agent, Stock & Station Agent and Business agent, holds a Cert IV in Assessment and Workplace Training and is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (MAICD). 

There are exciting developments on our city’s horizon which we hope will drive population growth and hence the provision of services and facilities. Rod is ready for the challenges this will bring and look forward to being provided the opportunity to work with our community to assist in growing our great city.


Sandy Dunshea

Certified Financial Planner



See Sandy's presentation on financing your investment here>>



Sandy Dunshea is an Authorised Representative of RI Advice Group Pty Ltd and the Proprietor of Visionplan Management Pty Ltd, a member of Fortnum Financial Advisers. The authorised representative number of Sandy Dunshea is 239386.

Sandy began his career in 1988 with National Mutual (now AXA Financial Planning) progressing to owning his own business within Associated Planners Financial Services Limited (now Genesys Wealth Advisers) dealer group in 1997. He joined Fortnum Financial Advisers in June 2010.

Sandy holds the internationally recognised Certified Financial Planner™ or CFP® qualification and has completed a Diploma of Financial Planning. He is a Member of the Financial Planning Association of Australia.

With these qualifications and experience Sandy is well qualified to help clients achieve their financial goals.

Sandy is also actively involved within the Dubbo community as the current President of the Dubbo Chamber of Commerce and Industry, and through this position sits on a number of committees and Advisory Groups.

Sandy is an active member of the Rotary club of Dubbo South where he has held a number of Board positions, including President over the last 23 years.


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