Mr John Garland
Previously from an agricultural background John established what was then John Garland & Co in 1965 to specialise in rural-associated property and business sales in Western Australia. Over the past 52 years, the company’s expertise has grown to one where it is now recognised as a leader in the marketing and sales of lifestyle estates, tourism ventures and the facilitation of overseas investment in Australia.
In 2007, John was awarded a Member in the General Division of the Order of Australia (AM) in recognition of his service to the real estate industry and the community.
A Past President of the Real Estate Institute of Western Australia (1986-88) and recognised by that body with the Kevin Sullivan Award in 1992, he was acknowledged with a Life Membership of REIWA in 1993. John is one of Western Australia’s longest practicing licensed auctioneers. As a past Deputy World President of the Paris-based FIABCI (International Real Estate Federation), John was responsible for the Asia-Pacific area and, in recognition of his contribution, he is one of the very few Australians to receive the FIABCI Medal of Honour.
John is a past Chairman of the Small Business Development Corporation in Western Australia, a position he held for seven years. The Corporation is responsible for Western Australia’s business migration centres and accepts the role of Advisory Body to the Minister for Commercial Small Business. A Committee Member with the Regional Development Authority, a Commonwealth Government Advisory Board for allocation of Commonwealth funds to regional projects in Western Australia. He is currently a councilor with the Small Enterprise Network Advisory Body of the WA Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
He was Deputy Chairman of Celebrate WA, responsible for Citizen of the Year Awards, Foundation Day, Proclamation Day, the Oz Concert and Adopt a Digger. A past committee member of the Australian British Chamber of Commerce and a Life Member of the Settlement Association of Western Australia. The Rotary Club of Perth is another commitment, where he is a Past President and Paul Harris fellow with sapphire and is actively involved in current Rotary initiatives to enhance the City of Perth.
John is a mentor for the Western Australian Police Force and provides a weekly visit to a squad during their six months training at the Joondalup Academy.