Property representative Conor Canning is Hobart born and bred and is kicking goals in local real estate. You might also recognise his face from the most recent season of Bachelor in Paradise where he found love with Mary Viturino, who has now moved to Hobart with her daughter Chanel. This interview originally featured in our July/August 2018 issue.
Where do you live and what do you love about it?
I live in Battery Point. I love being surrounded by the heritage buildings and the proximity to Salamanca and Sandy Bay. I’m only two minutes away from my office and I’m still working out if that’s a positive or not!
What’s the best thing about Hobart?
I honestly believe Hobart is the world’s most liveable ‘small’ city. We have so much to offer in the way of natural beauty, history and culture. The local economy is going from strength to strength and I know people living interstate and internationally are starting to take notice.
And the worst?
I think at times Tasmanians can be afraid of change. In my opinion we need to keep an open mind when it comes to housing development and tourism opportunities and capitalise on all the wonderful things the state has to offer.
Why do you stay here?
I’m born and bred in Hobart and I enjoy being close to my family and friends. I’ve found a career I love and am excited about the future of the city.
Tell us a little bit about your work?
I’m a property representative and licensed auctioneer. My team and I work out of Harcourts Hobart. I love meeting people and exploring some of the incredible properties that greater Hobart has to offer. We’ve been lucky enough to have a huge amount of success in the industry but we’ve still got some big goals for 2018.
Where’s your favourite eatery?
It definitely has to be Solo. The owner Simon provides world class hospitality. It’s definitely a Sandy Bay institution and I recommend the traditional Carbonara.
Where do you head for a coffee?
Brew on Sandy Bay Road is fantastic. Great coffee and really friendly service.
Favourite Hobart secret?
Gastown East is a restaurant that’s recently opened in Bellerive. Hands down the best steak frites of your life!
I’m an Essendon supporter. Love getting over to Melbourne for the Anzac Day game each year.
And outside of work?
Outside of work I love running and being active. Travelling when work allows and eating out with friends at the incredible restaurants Hobart has to offer.
A quote to live and die by?
“Those who dare to fail miserably can achieve greatly.”
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