Vale Tim Anderson

9 July 2019
REINSW is sad to inform the real estate community of the passing of Tim Anderson, OAM and REINSW Life Fellow.

Tim was widely recognised and respected as a leader in the real estate industry. 

His dedication and efforts over his 50 years in real estate helped establish property management as a career, and his commitment to sharing his intimate knowledge of real estate legislation supported thousands of property managers across NSW.

A career-long commitment

Tim had been a member of REINSW since 1966. He had been a member of the Property Management Chapter Committee for almost 20 years and more recently became a valued part-time member of the REINSW Helpline team.

Tim’s knowledge and experience led him to represent REINSW in various capacities, including the Residential Tenancies Consultative Committee, the Residential Tenancies Operational Committee and as Liaison to the Chair of the Residential Tenancies Tribunal.

Beyond his active involvement at a grassroots level, Tim was a member of the REINSW Board between 1994 and 2000. 

In 1999, Tim received the Woodrow Weight Award – REINSW’s highest honour – for a lifetime of outstanding service to real estate practice. Less than a decade later, in 2008, he was awarded a Life Fellowship. 

Community service recognised

In 2017, Tim was awarded a Medal of the Order of Australia for his service to the real estate industry and the community.

As a three-time president of the Rotary Club of Brookvale and a member since 1974, Tim frequently welcomed Rotary International Exchange students into his home and was an organiser of its Pub2Pub Charity Fun Run and Festival.

A keen supporter of his wife Vivienne’s charitable activities, Tim is known in his community for making 7500 jars of marmalade, with the proceeds – in excess of $35,000 – donated to Cord Blood Research.

Tributes flow

As tributes continue to flow for a man committed to his career and community, REINSW Committee Executive, Chris Carey, remembers Tim as an amazing man and industry stalwart. 

“Tim was a kind and gentle man with a keen sense of humour,” he says. “He always made time for his industry peers and was a tireless, passionate advocate for the real estate industry. 

“Tim stood for professionalism and was, undoubtedly, a gentleman. He will be missed by many.”