Last year was tough for all of us. The Agency had a tough year too. But in July 2019, boutique investment group Magnolia Capital injected close to four million in the three-year-old startup. They are now The Agency’s largest shareholders. So who is Magnolia Capital, and why did they invest? I spoke with Mitchell Atkins, a Director at Magnolia Capital and now an Executive Director of The Agency, to find out why. Magnolia Capital liked The Agency’s lean business structure and willingness to work with the contemporary consumer and context. Mitchell says, “There are no postcodes,…

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It’s been a challenging time for our nation. Many of our members are on the ground servicing bushfire-affected areas. They are working day and night finding accommodation, volunteering and helping to rebuild communities. For some of our members, they have lived through a similar scenario. Simon McGuire from the Independent Property Group lived through the catastrophic bushfires in Canberra in 2003. He says, “Our thoughts go out to anyone affected and impacted. The devastation has been unprecedented, so hang in there, please. It’s a difficult time, but Australians always get through these tough times, and I…

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