David Hows founded Real Estate Investar in Australia in May 2006, as David was a full time realestate investor from 2001, and saw a need for better information to help Australasian real estate investors. This passion lead to develop REI online to improve subscribers access to tools and resources that were dedicated to property investment. David previously held the role of Chairman of the Heart of Auckland City business association from 1998 to 2000 (a business group that represented 1,000 CBD businesses and played a key role in preparing the city for New Zealand’s defense of the Americas Cup in 2000). David’s earlier career was in retail management with 14 years experience in fashion, duty free, supermarket and book retailing companies including 6 years in general management roles. David has completed post-graduate diploma papers in International Business at the University of Auckland in New Zealand.