Australian born Managing Director and founder of Citylife International Realty Michael Bentley, was raised and educated in Hong Kong at Peak School and King George Vth (KG5) and has over 3 decades of high level Australian property experience and knowledge. 

 Michael was the first person to provide Australian property services in Hong Kong, organised the first ever Australian Property Exhibition in the mid 1980’s, and has written 3 top selling investment books. 

He is an Award Winning International Estate agent, and a regular seminar presenter, has been featured in many Australian and Asian newspapers, magazines, radio and TV programmes, provides advisory services to Australian property developers, and has helped overseas investors to buy, sell and manage over AUD $1 billion in Australian residential properties.


"Mr Michael Bentley is the founder and Managing Director of Citylife International Realty based in Hong Kong.

"He is undoubtedly the most experienced operator in offshore marketing of Australian property with over 25 years of continuous high level involvement in the industry. Educated and raised in Hong Kong, Michael went down to to enter the Real Estate industry and joined LJ Hooker in Sydney in the late 1970's. Wanting to return to Hong Kong, he approached a number of Australian real estate companies about opening an office in Asia, before joining up with Ben Boyd Real Estate (Sydney) in 1982 to establish their office, solely focusing on Australian property marketing.

"Based on the success achieved, he was recruited to head up the establishment of a major Australian property developer where he acted as Asian Managing Director from 1993 through to 2001.

"In this time Michael grew the operations of the Company to become the most successful Australian Property marketer in Asia and established permanent offices in Singapore and Hong Kong, with marketing branches in Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur and Brunei. He embarked upon numerous "road shows " to other areas, which included the Middle East, Shanghai, Beijing, Medan, Manila, Bangkok, Surabaya and other areas.

"All of these gained him valuable experience of all markets along the way. In 2001 Michael established Citylife International Realty, based in Hong Kong, with an office in Singapore.

"Michael Bentley's depth of knowledge and experience have taught him many lessons, and his ability to quickly provide information and product that the overseas buyer seeks has seen his website become the most popular site visited by overseas based Australian property investors."

"Michael is a regular contributor of information and editorial on the Australian property market and in addition to the wide range of articles he provides through his website, he has also been featured in The South China Morning Post (Hong Kong), the Straits Times (Singapore), The Australian newspaper, and many other local Asian papers, as well as being featured on TV and Radio.

His proven track record in one of the toughest real estate marketing places in the world, throughout all of Australia's property cycles, has stood the test of time.


  Citylife Seminars is part of the Citylife Group and Citylife International Realty Limited (HK)

The information provided in this seminar is for educational purposes only. Michael Bentley as presenter is providing information only,  which should not be interpreted as providing investment advice. This seminar is being provided with the understanding that the presenter(s) are not engaged in providing legal, accounting, tax, investment  or other professional services/advice. All materials are provided as is without warranty. Investors should seek their own advice before making any investment decisions.