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LJ Hooker partners with Bond University

Australian consumers the winners with energy efficiency research.

LJ Hooker today announced a key partnership with Bond University, one of Australia’s leading academic institutions to provide major research and education opportunities.

LJ Hooker is an iconic Australian real estate company with 83 years’ experience in helping consumers buy, rent, and sell property through 690 LJ Hooker franchises in Australia and New Zealand.

L. Janusz Hooker, Chief Executive of LJ Hooker said this strategic industry partnership represents LJ Hooker taking a keen interest in the future of real estate beyond 2012 for Australian consumers.

“This partnership is a long term investment in helping the next generation of agents and consumers develop an invaluable understanding of the current trends and behaviours of property owners and investors including the growing importance of sustainability, energy efficiency and the impact on real estate.

“The partnership with Bond University covers a number of components including research collaboration, the exchange of academics and industry experts and a higher level of professional development programs for agents.

“One of my goals is to improve the professionalism of the real estate industry. Through the partnership with Bond University, LJ Hooker will produce degree qualified agents with invaluable expertise of the growing importance of sustainability, energy efficiency and the impact on real estate,” said Mr Hooker.

Bond University’s Institute of Sustainable Development and Architecture works in collaboration with leading domestic and international industry organisations to deliver sustainable development, research and investment.

Dr George Earl is the Director of the Institute and is a Professor of Real Estate. He said the collaboration between LJ Hooker and Bond University will fund research investigating issues relating to the Australian property market, including housing affordability.

“In recent years, organisations have been implementing responsible and practical sustainability management initiatives into their business practices. At the Institute, we are partnering with LJ Hooker to establish executive pathway education programs and research collaboration initiatives in the areas of sustainability and real estate.

“We are excited to be working with LJ Hooker to provide degree qualified agents and franchise owners who have the potential of lifting the bar to offer superior service and knowledge of the industry to their clients and the community.”

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