Q Shelter Learning Exchange May 2024

Your facilitators for this session will be:

Paul Tommasini, inCommunity Inc

is the Chief Executive Officer at inCommunity Inc, a Not for Profit Housing and Homelessness Organisation that has been operating for over 40 years. He has worked in the community sector since the late 90’s, with more than 20 years at inCommunity. In 2017, Paul led the establishment of the Tenancy Skills Institute which today delivers Australia’s first and only tenancy education program, developed in partnership with the real estate industry. Paul is passionate about connecting the property management and community sectors with a focus on the common goal of successful tenancies.



Laura Valenti, McGrath North Lakes & REIQ Board Director

Laura began her real estate career in 2002, running several franchised Real Estate offices in the northern suburbs of Brisbane. In 2008, she founded Solutions Property Management, an award-winning agency which recently rebranded under the McGrath franchise network. As an active advocate for the property management industry, Laura enjoys giving back to the industry by encouraging ethical behaviour and high professional standards for property management.

Laura is a champion in Domestic and Family Violence awareness for the real estate industry. She recently collaborated with QShelter to create an online course specifically for property managers to recognise and assist tenants who may be suffering from DFV. As a result of this and many other initiatives, her agency recently won the coveted REIQ Contribution to the Community Award. Laura encourages industry cross-collaboration and is piloting several projects in her own agency to break down the barriers between the social housing and private rental sectors.