Paul Blackburne started Blackburne Property Group in 2003 when he obtained a loan to buy part of the rent roll from his father’s firm, Blackburne and Joyce Real Estate, to start a property management and project marketing business.
In recent years, Mr Blackburne has stepped into a more strategic role with a chief executive appointed to run the daily operations of Blackburne.
He remains active in the Blackburne business and works closely with the chief executive and management team to assist with Blackburne’s continued growth. During Mr Blackburne’s time in the industry, he has received a number of accolades including the 2016 WA Business 40under40 First Amongst Equals Award, 2005 WA Business 40under40 Finalist and the 2014 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Finalist.
He has also received a number of awards with REIWA being 2006, 2008, 2010 and 2013 REIWA Grand Master Award and the Top Sales Office in 2012 and 2013. In 2013 Mr Blackburne joined the Board of the Cambodian Children’s Fund (CCF) and is the primary founder of the new Child Protection Unit (CPU) in Cambodia.