Congratulations Thomas Blumke – Winner of the Peter Trathen Memorial Scholarship

Meet Thomas Blumke, the 2021 recipient of the Peter Trathen Memorial Scholarship. Thomas is currently studying for a double degree, Bachelor of Business and a Bachelor of Commerce at Griffith University. His passion for property started at a very young age and his experience of working in real estate during high school gave Thomas a taste of the dynamic enviro  nment that the industry offers and inspired him to study property at Griffith university.

Whilst the broadness of the industry and the multitude of career opportunities excites Thomas, he is eager to utilize his education in property and financial planning to either concentrate on acquisitions with a focus on investment property or pursue his interest for the field of sustainable urban development.

Thomas is determined to make a positive impact on the industry and achieve best possible outcomes for his clients and employer.

The Peter Trathen Memorial Scholarship gives Thomas access to $5,000 worth of Property Council membership, events attendance, professional development courses and industry publications. Thomas is eager to participate in courses that align with the areas of property he wishes to work in after graduation and is excited to meet and form connections with industry professionals.

Congratulations Thomas, you are a worthy recipient and we look forward to watching your career evolve.

About the Peter Trathen Memorial Scholarship

The Scholarship was established to pay tribute to the contribution Peter Trathen made to the property industry and Gold Coast business community. Peter moved to the Coast in 1993 from his native South Africa, working for Jupiters to develop the Brisbane casino.

 In 2000, he took the lead role in the development of the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre. Peter was a strong advocate of education and continuing professional development. He actively encouraged young people to seek and develop careers in the property industry. Peter lost his private battle with the most virulent strain of skin cancer, melanoma, on 12 July 2010.

 This scholarship provides an undergraduate student who has achieved outstanding results in the field of real estate property development within the Griffith Business School access to $5,000 worth of Property Council membership, events attendance, professional development courses and industry publications.