John McGrath is considered one of the most influential figures in the Australian property industry. As Chief Executive of McGrath Estate Agents, he took the company from a start-up in 1988 to one of Australia's most successful residential real estate groups, selling $5.0 billion in residential property in Sydney in FY10.

A total solution company, McGrath Estate Agents currently has 33 offices located throughout Sydney, the Central and North Coasts, Southern Highlands, the Blue Mountains, Wollongong, Gungahlin (ACT) and Palm Beach, Queensland, as part of its growing franchise network.

In October 2008, he was honoured by the Real Estate Institute of NSW with the Woodrow Weight OBE Award, a lifetime achievement award for his outstanding contribution to the real estate industry.

In September 2002, John won the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award for the Services category in the country’s eastern region. In April 2003, he was awarded a Centenary Medal for service to business.

John was again recognised as an industry leader with his appointment as Chairman to Australia’s most popular real estate Internet Site,, (2003- 2007). In his four years as Chairman, John presided over its transformation from a single residential website in Australia to one that operates 15 residential and commercial real estate websites in eight countries. He remains as a Director.

John himself has become a spokesperson for the industry both in Australia and internationally. John has five books that have reached bestseller status including “You Don’t Have To Be Born Brilliant” and “You Inc.”. In “The Ultimate Guide to Real Estate”, John shares with the reader his invaluable knowledge on the Australian property market.