The Property Professor - The Property Planner, Buyer and Professor Podcast #03

Thank you to everyone’s support for the Property Planner, Buyer & Professor Podcast mini series here on The Mentor List. The feedback has been tremendous to date. So much so that David, Cate and Peter by popular demand have gone live with their very own channel.

You can now find the ‘Property Planner, Buyer and Professor’ Podcast on iTunes and Stitcher. We greatly appreciate the support of The Mentor List for our first 7 episodes!

The Property Buyer, Planner & Professor
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The Property Professor

This podcast will be dedicated to meeting the Property Professor, Peter Koulizos who will provide his insights and philosophy on why Property Selection is so vital to your financial success!

Peter Koulizos is the Program Director of the Master of Property at the University of Adelaide. Specializing in property investment, valuation and property development. He has been teaching in real estate and investment for 20 years. Peter also personally develops/invests in property and currently owns several properties.

Peter has the ability to combine theory of property investment with the practical aspects so as to teach people how to make money for themselves from investing in property, whether they be buying, selling, renting, renovating or developing property. 

Peter’s extensive research, writing, investing and teaching in property has earned him acclaim across the nation for his knowledge. This makes him highly sought after by the media.

He is a regular contributor to numerous newspapers/ magazines/ websites and appears on Channel 7’s Today Tonight, Channel 9 News and Sky Business Your Money Your Call for his research and comments on the property. 

Peter researches property markets around the nation, looking for the best suburbs to invest in each capital city. In 2008, he published a book titled “The professor’s Top Australian Suburbs”. In 2013, Peter completed his second book “Property v Shares” with do-author Zac Zacharia. 

In addition to educating property investors to be successful, he is also committed to their protection in his role as Chairman of the Property Investment Professionals of Australia or PIPA, advocating a code of ethical conduct for industry players as a way to eliminate the sharks that have given property a bad name in the past.

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Show Notes

We’re very excited to have you back for the third episode of the Property Planner, Buyer and Professor podcast! After bringing you the background and experience of our Property Planner and Buyer, the trio wouldn’t be complete without introducing you to the Property Professor himself – Peter Koulizos.

The Principles of Property

Property is as much about practical application as it is about theoretical application. In understanding the methods behind the madness, there aren’t many more qualified than Peter. He specialises in property valuation and economics, and holds a Degree in Teaching, a Graduate Diploma in Property, a Master of Business in Property and a Master of Urban and Regional Planning.

He not only knows it all, but has also done it all. Peter lectures and tutors at the University of South Australia Business School, is the Chairman of the Property Investment Professionals of Australia (PIPA) and has extensive experience in dipping into the market himself.

He’s written multiple books, been called on by media agencies for his perspectives and has penned numerous columns – so we feel incredibly lucky to have him right here with us on the Property Planner, Buyer and Professor podcast.

Getting into the Game

From an early age, Peter grew up with property. His father redeveloped and onsold various homes, so he found himself exposed to the property circle of life in many respects. Even when he was working as a primary school teacher, he knew he had a greater calling.

Peter describes how he thrives on helping people, equipping them with the tools, knowledge and resources to win in the property market. He believes that education is far beyond the realms of the textbook, and just as much about the practical elements in engraining that knowledge.

For all he knows and for how effective he is at embedding that knowledge however, Peter is a firm believer that the ultimate deciding factor in our property success lies within ourselves. Unless we release the fear of failure and allow ourselves the strength of conviction to act upon our (hopefully) informed opinions, we are severely limiting ourselves in the market.

His Reflections

Peter understands that getting it done in the classroom is very different from getting it done in the market. Investing in property is a long-term proposition and a significant commitment, which makes it imperative to align our lifestyles, investment strategies and personal finances with those decisions.

One of his key focuses in his courses is equipping his students with a mindset to play the game and the knowledge to play it effectively. This extends to the resources we utilise around us, the information we feed ourselves to make decisions and the understanding of our perceptions that ultimately influence our actions.

Gold Nugget

The gold nugget this week is playing on the principles that Peter embodies: educating yourself.

He feels it is critical to be informed when making decisions, as in property there are many roads but very limited signals. There are plenty of decisions to make, but far fewer people in your corner to work with you.

The Property Buyer, Cate Bakos, feels we should leverage our own education: local knowledge. We know the area, we’ve lived in the area and we have the opportunity to go to other auctions and talk to other agents.

Rounding It Off

If you’d like to find out more Peter Koulizos, find his website at

It was another fascinating episode introducing you to the people behind the property, we hope you’ve enjoyed meeting the Planner, Buyer and Professor in what is shaping up to be an exciting series.

To stay connected with useful information, updates from the team and for the chance to have your say, join our Facebook page at and check out the Property Planning Australia website at

Otherwise thanks for joining us on this journey, we’ll see you next time as we launch into the first of our exciting segments: developing your own property plan.