Finalists announced for the inaugural AREAs

REA Group has announced the finalists for its inaugural 2016 Annual REA Excellence Awards (AREAs), to be held in Melbourne on 28 October 2016.

The AREAs are slated to celebrate the most innovative, community-minded and highest-achieving individuals and businesses across the property and media industries.

The AREAs has 17 awards across three broad categories – Innovation, Service and Marketing Excellence, and Contribution to Community. One of the awards, ‘Contribution to Community – People’s Choice’, will soon be open to public vote says the REA press release. In addition, a ‘Contribution to Community – Judge’s Choice’ award will also be announced on the night.

REA Group CEO Tracey Fellows said, “Congratulations to all of our finalists. Looking at the list – and having read their submissions – I’m truly in awe of the achievements of our customers and am so proud we’re able to help shine the spotlight on the most innovative, community-minded and highest-achieving individuals and businesses.”

The finalists are:

Residential real estate agents

Game Changer of the YearMarket Buy, VIC
Harcourts Australia, QLD
Laing+Simmons Corporation, NSW
Excellence in Customer ServiceAndrew Colagiuri, Bright Residential, NSW
Glen Coutinho, RT Edgar, VIC
Gavin Rubinstein, Ray White, NSW
Residential Property Campaign of the YearMerc Real Estate, NSW
"Leura" - Ray White Double Bay, NSW
Grant Smith Property, QLD
Brand Campaign of the YearRay White Surfers Paradise, QLD
Refined Real Estate, SA
Ray White Corporate, NSW

Commercial real estate agents

Game Changer of the YearTerry Menage & Anthony Vulinovich, Raine & Horne Commercial, WA
Novak Properties, NSW
Office Hub, NSW
Excellence in Customer Service385 Bourke St, Colliers International Office Leasing, VIC
David McGuinness, Biggin & Scott, VIC
Grant Philipp, Office Hub, NSW
Commercial Property Campaign of the YearSt Leonards Developments, JLL Australia, NSW
Old Windsor Fire Station, CBRE Western Sydney, NSW
The Beach House Lane, Bondi Beach, Stonebridge Property Group, NSW
308 Exhibition Street, CBRE Melbourne, VIC
Brand Campaign of the YearFAL Commercial, QLD
Burgess Rawson, VIC

Developers, home builders and project marketers

Game Changer of the YearCapitol Grand, LK Property Group, VIC
Gardenhill, Beulah International, VIC
Blackburne, WA
Excellence in Customer ServiceAnthony Hancock, Mosaic Property Group, QLD
Amity Property Group, VIC
New Home Marketing Campaign of the YearSaddlers Ridge, Live Higher By Mirvac, NSW
CBRE Residential Projects Marketing Team, QLD
Shearwater Landing, Savills Residential Projects, NSW
The Gordon, Ray White Double Bay, NSW
Brand Campaign of the YearNord Melbourne Settlements Leasing Campaign, Oliver Hume Property Funds, VIC
BGC Development, WA
Capitol Grand, LK Property Group, VIC

Contribution to Community

People’s Choice & Judges’ ChoiceChisholm & Gamon, VIC
The Property Shop - Hugh Bateman, NSW
Colliers International, NSW

Media agencies and clients

Game Changer of the YearMazda – CX9 Launch Campaign, OMD, VIC
NAB Home Loans – 250,000 Velocity Frequent Flyer Offer, VIC
Jeep, Maxus Global, VIC
Brand Campaign of the YearDPN Branding, NSW
eSuperfund, King Content, VIC
Direct Response Campaign of the YearIMB Bank, NSW
NAB Home Loans – 250,000 Velocity Frequent Flyer Offer, VIC
HSBC, The Dylan Agency, NSW

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