Rowen Kelly's contribution through his active involvement in peak professional bodies has made him a leader in the industry.
Rowen is a Past President and director of the Real Estate Institute of New South Wales. He was a director of RealCover Insurance Limited and has served on numerous industry committees. Rowen is a former Director and Vice Chairman of EAC Multilist Limited. He is a past Councillor of the State Chamber of Commerce, past Chairman of the Institute's Auctioneers Chapter and a past Vice Chairman of the Valuer's Chapter. Rowen was a government appointed industry assessor for the Fair Trading Tribunal and is a former member of the NSW statutory authority, Property Services Council.
In late 1966 Rowen joined the family business, commencing in the property management department and progressing through all facets of the property business. Rowen is one of Sydney's foremost auctioneers having personally conducted more than 17,000 auction submissions of all types of real estate including residential, industrial, commercial, retail, investment and rural.
Rowen's property market knowledge and valuable industry comment is keenly sought by radio, newspaper and television and has included regular weekly commentary on Radio 873 (2GB).
Rowen has conducted numerous charity auctions around the State including the super events for the Sydney Theatre Company Foundation helping to raise over $1million, in front of audiences of between 1,200-1,500 guests including 2 former Prime Ministers of Australia. Rowen also conducted the Quilt 2000 series of Auctions for the Sydney 2000 Paralympics.
Among the many highlights of Rowen's property career has been the negotiation of the sale of a Sussex Street commercial office building in Sydney's CBD for $32 million in 1989.
In 2009 Rowen expanded Kellys’ sales, investment and lifestyle market by including properties in Thredbo, NSW and Whistler, Canada. This successful move has assisted clients to secure investment properties, holiday homes or simply retire to the mountain lifestyle.
Rowen is a Licensed Real Estate Agent, Business Agent, Strata Managing Agent, Accredited Practising Auctioneer, Registered Valuer Qualified Property Manager and public speaker.
Rowen attended Trinity Grammar where he represented in CAS swimming, athletics, tennis and the 1st XV Rugby and now enjoys swimming, tennis and snow skiing.