Michael Teys is a respected strata advisor, researcher, trainer, and presenter. He has a unique range of experience as a former strata lawyer, with a 33-year career in private practice, and strata management as a majority owner of 11 strata management firms managing over 25,000 apartments throughout Australia.
Michael is highly skilled at navigating complex issues relating to strata titled property and management and is dedicated to the professionalisation of strata management in Australia. As the Director of Executive Education at Strata Institute Australia, Michael writes and delivers all our training programs, and designs our resources so they are practical for use by strata managers every day.
Michael’s work as a writer, trainer and presenter on strata management is supported by his academic research of the strata sector. Michael works with City Futures Research Centre, UNSW, where he has been awarded an Australian Research Council funded scholarship to complete a Master of Philosophy (Built Environment). His thesis is on the impact of large-scale mixed-use developments on urban renewal, and this work is part of a larger ARC-funded study, Reassembling the City: Understanding Resident Led Collective Sales of Property. Michael also recently worked as a research fellow for Deakin University, where he participated in studies relating to the future of strata management and the regulation of building defects, specifically passive fire protection systems and cladding. Michael is the author of Deakin University’s, Building Defects Rectification Toolkit (2020).