LAUNCESTON realtor Peter Bushby is the sixth Tasmanian to take up the role of national president of the Real Estate Institute of Australia.
Mr Bushby celebrated his 40th anniversary in the industry last year and described his new appointment as ``quite humbling''.
Initially a partner in the Bushby First National franchise, he decided to go it alone in the late '90s with his boutique agency Peter Bushby Real Estate.
Mr Bushby has sat on the board of the institute since 2010 and served as president of the Tasmanian branch for three years from 2007.
His appointment follows that of Moonah realtor Chris McGregor as president of the International Real Estate Federation Australia.
Real Estate Institute of Tasmania president Adrian Kelly was chosen to sit on the federal board as a delegate.
Tasmanian branch chief executive Mark Berry said: ``It is pleasing to see such a small state as Tasmania being so well respected that these three are in the upper echelon of the profession. They have stepped outside the square and on to state and national boards to enhance the industry.''