3:00PM – 3:15PM

Sarah Hackett is the Managing Director at Place Estate Agents and Principal of Place New Farm. Sarah began her career in real estate in 1997 and quickly grew to the top 1% in her field. In 2002, with the help of her two business partners, Sarah founded Place Estate Agents, a residential agency with a specialist focus on Brisbane. Since then, the company has gone from strength to strength, employing approximately 550 staff across 19 offices in the Brisbane region. 

Selling high-end real estate and developing relationships with high net-worth buyers and sellers in both local and international markets, Sarah has achieved unrivalled reach in both the Luxury and Riverfront Residential Market and Prestige Apartment Project Sales.  

A passionate advocate for females in business and empowering women, Sarah channels this passion through numerous activities. Consistently ranked as “Agent of the Year” and recently receiving such accolades as Australia’s Most Influential Woman in Real Estate in Australia and the #1 Female Agent in Queensland via The Courier Mail. Sarah is actively involved in recruitment and mentoring throughout the Place offices. With 67.8% of employees female and 50% of the Advisory Board also female. Sarah strives to inspire not only female real estate agents but also hopes to inspire the younger female generation. 

Since 2019, Sarah has been an active member of the Young President’s Organization, the world’s largest leadership community of chief executives, coming together to learn from one another, strive for growth and make a difference in the businesses and world we impact. 

Sarah’s commitment to the community is evident in her support to the schools at its heart, Anglican Church Grammar School, St Joseph’s College and Somerville House. A family person who calls the inner-east of Brisbane home, Sarah understands what makes the lifestyle here such a valuable investment.