AiRE™, Artificial Intelligence in Real Estate, is the company behind Australasia’s first Digital Employee for real estate, RiTA ® , and it is with great excitement that we welcome Darren Batten as our Head of Growth.
Batten brings over 20 years of front line experience as Sales Agent, Agency Owner, and Sales Director of high-performance teams in some of Australia’s most competitive marketplaces.
After successfully driving the implementation of RiTA into a large office network, Batten has joined AiRE with a renewed passion for the industry. “After working at the coal face for over 20 years, it was thrilling to introduce a piece of technology that I saw fundamentally shift productivity for agents and I wanted to be a part of AiRE because I can see they have such a deep understanding of how data can be used to support agents to grow their business,” said Batten.
AiRE’s CEO Ian Campbell said, “To have a person of Darren’s calibre and experience join our executive team unlocks additional insight of how RiTA can add significant value to the day to day work of the industry.”
“In working with Darren, we witnessed his strengths as both a coach and sales leader to create an environment of enablement for agents and saw what a data-driven approach to growth and leadership could look like.”
Batten’s appointment also yields a NSW based asset for the rapidly expanding company, which recently secured a $1M investment from industry proptech VC leaders, PieLab and the Queensland Government.
“Now that RiTA is two years old, we have some big sights for what she will be capable of by the time she turns three, and we intend to achieve them. Darren joining the business is one of a speight of specialist talent acquisitions we have been able to make this quarter, mostly in the technical, research and development aspects of RiTA.”