Isaac J. Coonan 
Isaac founded Proptech BNE. in 2019 after working to support the emerging technology sector in Australia for the better part of a decade. Isaac saw there was something missing from the current support ecosystem looking to grow the proptech economy, and that was an industry-led, outcome-driven community.

After working for numerous growth programs, accelerators, incubators and venture capital firms, Isaac realised there was a need for industry-led support and guidance for emerging proptech businesses that was not being met by any initiative he had seen…. Hence, the birth of Proptech BNE.

Along with being the founder of Proptech BNE. Isaac holds a number of advisory and/or board positions for some of the counties leading proptech businesses, including BLOCX, Dopple, Space Platforms, and Gallantree. Isaac is also currently the Head of Industry Relations for Building 4.0 CRC, The country's leading industry-led research initiative solving some of the big issues for the property and construction sector globally.

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Julian Brockhurst

Julain focuses on advancing worthwhile impact ventures that will leave a positive legacy. Through a lens of purpose, he looks to uncover ideas and direct capital to reach their goal.

Julian is also focused on the intersection of real estate, technology, and ESG to create a grander built environment to live, work and play. Through Proptech Brisbane and initiatives guiding some of the most promising proptech scale-up companies across APAC, Julian promotes how to create a place of the future.

Julian has a deep background of 10+ years, expanding businesses and building networks across international markets such as the UK, US, and Australia. Naturally inquisitive and a lifelong learner, his goal is to combine domain experience and expertise to help drive a better future.

Paula Guino

Paula’s passion for innovation has taken her on an interesting journey of 15+ years’ experience driving and delivering end-to-end strategy and innovation projects. Throughout her international career, she has led cross-functional, results-driven and agile teams across geographies.

Paula has significant experience in defining and executing the vision and strategic plans and has worked with a number of startups and scaleups across industries. In the past 2 years Paula has done a deep dive into property technology, and during this period has mentored for the REACH Australia Proptech Accelerator Program. 

Paula has worked across early-stage and established startups, some of the world's largest property firms and government and within each position, she has dedicated herself to the betterment of the global property economy through empowering the adoption of digital/technology. 

Lara Paholski

Lara is an executive with more than 20+ years’ experience in marketing, stakeholder engagement, business growth and corporate communications across the private and public sectors including marketing, digital and systems capability, customer experience, industry partnerships and market expansion.

Her passion for innovation, technology and driving business growth saw her co-found and scale a national digital verification tech start up in 2014, which was later acquired by a legal tech company.

Her contribution, experience and dedication to the property, legal and technology industries has seen her build an enviable national network with a genuine commitment to building and maintaining strong, successful and collaborative relationships that drive continued success across workplaces and the broader business community.
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