Mike Bird

Mike Bird is a co-founder of the New Home Network which includes Urban.com.au, a marketplace for new apartments, and LeadTech, a platform for generating leads for new developments.

In December 2023, the group further extended its reach by acquiring Homeshelf, a platform that compares home builders.

After bootstrapping the business since 2013 Mike and co-founder George Glover made their first acquisition in 2018 of urban.melbourne which was an industry blog for residential development and grew the audience and revenue 10x to become the market leading new apartments platform in Australia.  

The New Home Network has offices across Australia and competes with major incumbents REA Group & Domain in the new developments vertical.


Driving Transparency to Improve Supply of New Homes to Market in Australia

Australia is one of the fastest countries per capita in the world, but has been plagued by ongoing quality issues for new apartment developments.

These issues have created uncertainty for consumers and have contributed to ongoing under supply of new housing.

Mike’s presentation outlines the opportunities property portals have to leverage their audience and data to solve important industry challenges while creating competitive advantage.