Conor Canning

Bachelor in Paradise star and real estate agent loses licence

PHOTO: A magistrate found “considerable planning” went into Conor Canning’s plan. (Supplied)

A prominent Hobart property agent and reality television star has lost his property agent licence after a magistrate ruled he was not a fit and proper person to practise in the industry.

Bachelor in Paradise contestant Conor Canning was deregistered by the Property Agent’s Tribunal last year after he stole a client database from his former employer and then repeatedly lied about it in legal documents.

Mr Canning is the director of three real estate offices under the PRD franchise.

In his biography, he describes himself as one of Hobart’s best-known agents, writing that he left the Australian Army in 2013 “with a desire to change the face of the Hobart real estate industry through hard work, honesty, integrity, and fun”.

It is a description he has since conceded in court may no longer apply.

Ant Manton

Former Ray White real estate agent Ant Manton investigated for alleged data theft

‘The golden list’

According to court documents, in November 2020 the tribunal found that while Mr Canning was at Ray White Real Estate he accessed and copied his former employer Ant Manton’s database without permission and then exported the confidential information.

He then “misused the confidential information” by contacting the people on the database and providing the information to a mortgage broker, writing: “The golden list, my man. This is highly confidential but I trust you.”

When he was reported to the board by Mr Manton, he “provided a false and misleading statement to the board investigator”, saying it was not possible to export content from Ray White Hobart systems, the information had been sourced from a different system and it had now been removed from his new employer’s system.

A man in a suit and a woman in a green dress smile at the camera with a tropical background behind.
Conor Canning appeared in the third season of the Bachelor in Paradise.(Network Ten)