About Us

At Online Marketplaces we believe that professionals in the real estate marketplace and broader PropTech industries can learn a great deal from each other.
We bring the industry together around our PropTech & Portal Watch conferences and keep the industry up to date via news, interviews and analysis on the pages of OnlineMarketplaces.com.

Who We Are

Simon Baker

Simon was responsible for growing the leading Australian real estate portal business REA Group from a minor player to the dominant real estate portal in the country with a global footprint. He has also been the Chairman of iProperty, Mitula and the PropTech Group. Today, Simon is involved as an advisor and investor to many real estate, PropTech and FinTech companies around the world.

Edmund Keith

Edmund got to know the world of portals and marketplaces working at Mitula Group (which became Lifull Connect after the buyout in 2018). He worked directly with hundreds of portals across the world in his role in the content department for three and a half years before transferring to the SEO department to understand the inner workings of listings sites. He joined Online Marketplaces as Head of Content in March 2020.

Lola Pastor

Lola has worked in events for the last 20 years. Her passion and dedication to events are the same no matter the size, scale or location as she has the opportunity to meet people from different industries and profiles. Lola joined Online Marketplaces in June 2018.



Founded by Simon Baker. The first conference is held in New York With only 39 attendees.


The name of the industry publication was changed to Online Marketplaces.


Signed a deal with first long-term sponsor, iovox.


Held our first online conference and our first conference in Spanish.

What We Offer

Since 2009, we have been reading about, writing about, talking about, collecting data on and analysing real estate portals and PropTech companies around the world. We are known and trusted in our niche.

We offer a variety of sponsorship opportunities as well as consulting services.

Get in touch to find out more.

Where We Are

Level 3, 178 Collins St Melbourne VIC 3000.

This is the address of our parent company, Global Online Classifieds Pty Ltd