After completing his secondary studies at Xavier College in Melbourne, Jacob undertook tertiary study at the Victorian College of the Arts. On completion of that degree, he began performing for Opera Australia, Melbourne Opera, The Melbourne Symphony Orchestra and Victorian Opera.
Throughout his operatic career, Jacob juggled the rigours of work in the theatre with a concurrent career in real estate. He has held positions in reception, property management, marketing and sales – gaining expertise in all facets of the industry. Jacob is a fully licensed estate agent and Chief Executive Officer of Caine Real Estate
Jacob has a passion for learning and development and has amassed a number of educational achievements including a Bachelors Degree with Honours from Melbourne University, an MBA from Monash University, a leadership programme, and negotiation mastery certificate from Harvard Business School, and he is currently undertaking a second Master’s degree at Harvard University.
Jacob is steadfast in his determination to better perceptions and practices in the real estate industry, as well as improve the base levels of education required to operate within the profession. He serves on the REIV’s Member’s Council, as Chairman of the REIV’s Melbourne Central Division, and on their Policy Committee. Jacob is also a director of View.com.au. one of Australia’s largest real estate advertising websites.
Jacob is a keen Carlton supporter, loves getting to the gym or out for a run. He has a massive pile of great unread books by his bed which are definitely going to be read this year. He is married to Danielle and has a daughter Ivy and a son Oscar.