INDUSTRY NEWSNationalReal Estate News

Finalists announced for REINSW 2020 Awards for Excellence

The Real Estate Institute of New South Wales has announced the finalists for its annual Awards for Excellence – the most prestigious awards night on the NSW real estate calendar.

As REINSW President, Leanne Pilkington explains, it will take more than a worldwide pandemic to still this year’s awards.

“We have been astonished by the number of entrants into the Awards for Excellence this year,” Ms Pilkington said.

“We received the highest number of entries ever which is even more gratifying as entrants were also simultaneously dealing with the fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic.

“The Awards for Excellence is an opportunity to highlight our industry’s greatest successes and most outstanding achievements. It offers much-deserved recognition for the agents who work tirelessly in their profession and for their communities.” 

A new Business Development Manager category has been created, with the Residential Property Manager’s Award renamed the Tim Anderson OAM Residential Property Manager Award. 

The Gala Dinner is scheduled for 30 October, 2020, with ticketing info released over the next few weeks.

Congrats to all the finalists, listed below

2020 REINSW Awards for Excellence finalists 


Jayden Hurvitz – One Buyers Agency
Kristy-Elizabeth Parker – Kitty & Miles
Dylan Wooden – Raine & Horne Wagga Wagga 


Clarence White – Menck White Auctioneers
Briannan Davis – Cooley Auction
Jake Downs – AuctionWorks
Leon Axford – Starr Partners (Blacktown) 

Buyer’s Agent

Amanda Gould – HighSpec Properties
Sebastian James – Hunter James
Rich Harvey – Propertybuyer
Claire Corby – Capital Buyers Agency
Lloyd Edge – Aus Property Professionals
Simone Luxford – Essential Property Wealth Pty Ltd
Ramon Mitchell – Gault & Co Property Advisory 

Business Development Manager

Adam Freitas – Raine & Horne Newtown
Madeline Freemantle – Leah Jay
Blake Mariner – Highland Property Agents
Darnell Haselau – Stone Real Estate Illawarra
Peter Carter – River Realty 

Commercial Salesperson

Joshua Crealy – Highland Property Agents
Si An Hu– Savills
John Micallef – CBRE
Alex Mirzaian – CBRE
Miron Solomons – Colliers International 

Commercial Property Manager

Kaila Conklin – CBRE
Aaron Gaida – CI Australia
Josie Hodgson – Colliers International
Melissa Karapalevski – Colliers International 

John Greig OAM Community Service

Ricky Briggs –Advantage Property Group
Kylie Walsh – Di Jones Real Estate
Neil Webster – Stone Real Estate Illawarra
Braden Walters – Belle Property Byron Bay/Lennox Head 

Operational Leadership

Larissa Bridge – LJ Hooker Warners Bay
Darin Butcher – Wiseberry Heritage
Mandy Wurth – River Realty
Anna Egri – Di Jones Real Estate
Craig Sewell – Mint360Property
Troy Pinder – McGrath Sawtell 

Operational Support

Tyler-Marie Leach – Morton Real Estate
Caitlin Ellis – Di Jones Real Estate
Annette Sommerville – McGrath Sawtell
Michelle Derderyan – Propertybuyer 

Property Marketer

Braden Walters – Belle Property Byron Bay/Lennox Head
Adrian Wilson – Ayre Real Estate
Mechlenne Douaihy – Merc Real Estate
Jordan Lee – Savills 

Tim Anderson OAM Residential Property Manager

Holly Ekert – Leah Jay
Catherine Kaye – Stone Real Estate Illawarra
Elise Thomas – McGrath Central Coast
Maria Eveleigh – Richardson & Wrench Hurlstone Park
Hannah Tatam – Warwick Williams Real Estate
Edwina Smith – Signature Properties Mudgee 

Residential Salesperson

David Highland – Highland Properties
Mechlenne Douaihy – Merc Real Estate
Cathy Baker – Belle Property Killcare | Central Coast
Samuel Shooter – SJ Shooter Real Estate
Betty Ockerlander –McGrath Estate Agents
Chris Henry – River Realty 

Rural Marketer

Jamie Inglis – Inglis Rural Property
Daniel McCulloch – McCulloch Agencies 

Buyers’ Agency

House Search Australia
Aus Property Professionals 

Commercial Agency – Large

CI Australia
Colliers International 

Commercial Agency – Small

Ray White Commercial (NSW-Western Sydney)
LJ Hooker Commercial South Sydney Inner West
Highland Property Agents
Your Commercial Property Specialist 


Di Jones Real Estate
One Buyers Agency 


Di Jones Real Estate
Raine & Horne Terrigal | Avoca Beach
Ayre Real Estate
One Buyers Agency 

Real Estate Agency – Large

Highland Property Agents
Morton Real Estate
Di Jones Real Estate McGrath Coffs Harbour | Nambucca Heads | Sawtell
River Realty 

Real Estate Agency – Medium

Molenaar + McNeice
Warburton Estate Agents
Biller Property 

Real Estate Agency – Small

Ayre Real Estate
SJ Shooter Real Estate
First National O’Meara Kennedy Real Estate
Merc Real Estate
My Agent Team 

Residential Property Management Team

Raine & Horne Newtown
Wiseberry Heritage
Century 21 Novocastrian (Newcastle) Property Management
PRD Real Estate Port Stephens 

Residential Sales Team

Morton Real Estate
First National Newcastle City
Green St Property Sales
First National Coast & Country
River Realty 

Show More

Nathan Jolly

Nathan Jolly was an in-house journalist with Elite Agent. He worked with the company from July 2020 to December 2020.