Memberships and Certifications

Real Estate Institute of Queensland - REIQ


Member Agency Since 1935

Trevor Matthews – REIQ Life Member and Past REIQ Board Member

The Real Estate Institute of Queensland (REIQ) has been the state’s peak professional association for the real estate industry since 1918. With more than 95 years’ experience, few associations hold the reputation or brand recognition of the REIQ.

Today, it represents approximately 1,700 agency offices and more than 15,000 property professionals including principal licensees, salespeople, property managers, resident unit managers, auctioneers, business brokers, buyers’ agents, and commercial and industrial agents in Queensland.

Professionalism and best practice are values long advocated by the Institute. The REIQ exists to support member agencies with information, products and resources that complement their business practices, which in turn ensures professional service for the public across the State.

Matthews Real Estate has three previous REIQ Board Members with both Trevor, his father Les and grandfather Robert, contributing their expertise. In October 2013 Trevor Matthews was honoured with Life Membership for his contributions to the REIQ and the industry as a whole.

Strata Community Australia (SCA) QLD

Member Agency

Strata Community Australia (Qld) is the peak industry body for body corporate and community title management (strata management) in Queensland.

Members include body corporate managers (strata managers), support staff, committee members and suppliers of products and services to the industry.

In conjunction with industry stakeholders and various educational institutions, SCA (Qld) works to raise the profile of the industry through law reform, public education and training.

This includes offering continuing professional development opportunities and networking for all members state-wide, as well as information services to keep members updated on current issues.

The Australian Property Institute - API

Trevor Matthews – Principal Matthews Real Estate and Registered Valuer, is an API Member.

The API’s primary role is to set and maintain the highest standards of professional practice, education, ethics and professional conduct for its members and the broader property profession. API members include residential, commercial and plant and machinery valuers, property advisers, property analysts and fund managers, property lawyers, and property researchers and academics.

The Institute is highly regarded and respected throughout Australia and in some states government regulations specify that property professionals must belong to a member association such as the API. Many leading Australian financial institutions also require property professionals who carry out mortgage valuation work to be members of the API.

Valuers Registration Board

Trevor Matthews – Registered Valuer

Registration Number 212

The Valuers Registration Board is a statutory body set up for the protection of the public by controlling the registration and discipline of real estate property valuers for Queensland.

The Board encourages the maintenance of education standards and supports the Australian Property Institute to ensure that valuers skills are maintained at a high level and valuers meet with Continuing Professional Development requirements under the Act.