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About Reena


Reena Van Aalst is an award winning strata manager with a long list of credentials and achievements. She is the founder of Strata Central and has been involved in strata for over 16 years. Her attention to detail and genuine love for the industry has made her a well-respected leader in strata management. She enjoys representing the industry in various official capacities and takes these responsibilities in her stride.

Reena has the professional skills and flexibility to meet any business and management challenge.

Reena’s management experience began during her early days as a pharmacist in retail pharmacy prior to working her way up in the strata industry. Until September 2016, Reena was the General Manager and Licensee-in-Charge of Dynamic Property Services (DPS) a multi award winning strata company. She worked with DPS for over 13 years. In 2013  the Prudential Investment Company of Australia (PICA) acquired DPS. In 2016 PICA appointed her an Associate Director. Always evolving Reena has commenced her own strata management practice.

As managing director of Strata Central, Reena is driven by a desire to offer another level of excellence in strata management service. She is confident her expertise and problem solving skills will surely raise the bar in strata management.

Professional Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Pharmacy (Sydney University)
  • Diploma in Business Management (Real Estate Management)
  • Masters in Professional Accounting (UTS)
  • Licensed Strata Manager
  • SCA (NSW) Level 3 Accreditation as a Practising Strata Community Manager (PSCM)
  • Executive Education General Manager Program, Australian Graduate School of Management (University of New South Wales)

Industry Appointments & Recognition

  • Vice-President of the Strata Manager (Licensed) Chapter of the Strata Community Association (NSW) – 2015 to 2017
  • Strata Community Association (NSW) Annual Conference speaker (presentation on Annual General meetings and the new legislation) – October 2016
  • Panelist of strata experts, Griffith University Strata Title Conference (internationally attended conference) – September 2015
  • Member of steering committee of Women in Strata
  • First guest speaker and regular guest on  “In Conversation”  on Your Strata Property podcasts
  • Regular presenter at strata related forums such as the Owners Corporation Network (OCN)
  • Senior Vice President of the then Institute of Strata Title Management – 2004 to 2006
  • Chairperson and non-executive director, Ventura Health Pty Ltd (pharmacy franchise group) – July 2016 until April 2018 following the sale of the company to Symbion Pty Ltd.
  • awarded Strata Community Association (NSW) Strata Manager of the Year – 2011, 2012

Reena is an SCA (NSW) Level 3 Accredited Practising Manager

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