Finalists announced for 2019 REA Excellence Awards

REA Group has announced the finalists for this year’s Annual REA Excellence Awards (AREAs), to be held in Melbourne on Thursday, 14 November, 2019.

The AREAs honour the most innovative, community-minded and highest-achieving individuals and businesses in the property industry – including residential, commercial and project developers – and the media industry.

A total of 21 awards will be presented across three categories of Innovation, Service and Marketing Excellence, and Community.

After the successful introduction of individual best in class awards last year, individuals will again be recognised in the Gold AREAs categories of Agent of the Year, Property Manager of the Year, and Most Influential Woman in Property.

REA Group Chief Audience and Marketing Officer Melina Cruickshank said it was the fourth year running that the AREAs would publicly celebrate the achievements of its customers.  

“REA wants to recognise people in our industry from all over the country and it’s fantastic to see a number of customers have been announced as a finalist in more than one category,” Ms Cruickshank said.

“This is a real testament to the exceptional work they’ve been doing throughout the year.”

Annual REA Excellence Awards 2019 Finalists

Residential Real Estate Agents & Property Managers:

Agency of the Year

Harris Real Estate
Hayman Partners
Highland Property Agents
Morton Real Estate

Agent of the Year

Cathy Baker, Belle Property
Jeremy Wilkinson, Harcourts Launceston
Holly Komorowski, home.byholly
Betty Ockerlander, McGrath Estate Agents
Sally Cameron, Toop&Toop Real Estate

Property Manager of the Year

Danelle Hunter, Biggin & Scott
Jamie Billerwell, Code Property Group
Kellie Drinnan, Laguna Real Estate

Game-Changer of the Year

Harcourts Huon Valley
Harris Real Estate
Network Pacific

Brand Marketing Campaign of the Year

Jellis Craig Inner North Group
Laing+Simmons Corporation

Excellence in Customer Service

Mark McGill, Amber Werchon Property Mooloolaba
Rebecca Fogarty & Simone Files, Blackbird and Finch
Simone Firns, Network Pacific
Keryn Osgerby, SOLD Property Group

Residential Property Campaign of the Year

Kay & Burton
Stone Real Estate
Toop&Toop Real Estate

Developers, Home Builders, Project Marketers and Developer Media Agencies:

Marketer of the Year

Larissa Williams, Aqualand Australia
Lachlan Dann, Brookwater Residential

New Development Player of the Year

Aqualand Australia
Pace Development Group

Development Campaign of the Year

Bower, Fortis Development Group
My Ideal House by Mirvac
Pace of Flemington, Pace Development Group

Brand Marketing Campaign of the Year

Toorak Village Time Capsule, Fortis Development Group
Rawson Homes
Breaker Boyz, Simonds Homes

Game Changer of the Year

Rawson Homes
Land Tracker

Media Agencies and Clients:

Agency of the Year (Media)


Game Changer of the Year (Media)

ING First Home Discovery, ING
PHD – ANZ (Business Banking), PHD Australia
Sound Design Solutions/ SONOS, Vizeum

Commercial Real Estate Agents:

Agency of the Year

Colliers International
The Novak Agency

Agent of the Year (Commercial)

Mark Wizel, CBRE
Gordon Code, Colliers International
The Jared Johnson & Lachlan Marshall Team, Ray White Surfers Paradise Group

Commercial Property Campaign of the Year

CBRE & Nose To Tail
Colliers International

Company Brand Marketing Campaign of the Year

Burgess Rawson Re-Brand
MLV Commercial & Industrial Real Estate
Real Properties Re-Brand

Game-Changer of the Year

Office HubOffice Hub

All finalists

Most Influential Woman in Property

Anne-Maree Russell, Cape Cod Residential
Irene Green, Harcourts International Limited
Leanne Pilkington, Laing+Simmons Corporation
Christine Miller, CBRE

Contribution to Community

Walk For A Wish, CBRE
Eliot Krause, Countryside Realty Noosa
Inspirational Women Network, Harcourts International Limited
G.J Gardner Variety Freedom House, G.J Gardner Homes Shoalhaven

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