Jason Boon walked away from the Richardson & Wrench 160th birthday awards on Saturday night with three of the most coveted trophies.
Boon, a director of R&W Elizabeth Bay Potts Point took home the award for Most Outstanding Selling Principal for both transactions and income earned, plus the Ronald H Pillinger Award.
He also had his hand on the R&W Directors Award, alongside fellow principals Greg McKinley and Andrew Hoggett and shared Top Auction Lister credits with fellow agent Geoff Cox.
Elizabeth Bay/Potts Point also scooped the prize as the top earning office in the network, the top Auction office and the office with the fastest-growing property management.
As the network turned on the glitz at the International Convention Centre to honour its best and celebrate 160 years, R&W Managing Director Andrew Cocks said Jason Boon’s success stood as inspiration for every real estate agent.
“One of the marks of this network is that we don’t tear down our success stories. We celebrate their achievements as we would any member of the family, while working hard to emulate and overtake them,” said Mr Cocks.
“Jason is the first to acknowledge that while his name is on the trophies, credit extends to his entire sales team and the incredible support and loyalty he enjoys in the R&W Elizabeth Bay/Potts Point office and wider network.
“He has been a dominant force at R&W for over a decade, in an office that has been part of the network for over 30 years, wearing their Richardson & Wrench colours with pride.”
Indicative of the generational change underway within the group, James Dunn, son of R&W Double Bay Principal Michael Dunn, who established the agency in 1983, earned the title of top salesperson for income earned for the fourth year running.
Awards were not all destined for trophy cabinets in Sydney’s eastern suburbs with the success of offices in outer growth areas of Sydney and Brisbane indicating where much of the real estate activity has been concentrated over the past year.
The sprawling Campbelltown/Ingleburn office in Sydney’s booming south-west took the honours for the greatest number of transactions, with 259 sales, followed by neighbouring Narellan, with Caboolture, once a town now a northern suburb of Brisbane, a close third.
Caboolture’s affordability, and Sydney’s sky-high prices, has seen Sydney-based investors look northward for value and ROI, while also adding significantly to the office rent roll.
The search for affordability also saw one of R&W’s newest offices at Dapto, just outside Wollongong, named the fastest growing office in the network. The Illawarra has surged in popularity and value as Sydney buyers look further afield to get a home, a yard and a lifestyle.
Nick Countouris, principal of R&W Pyrmont/Glebe continued his hold on the Outstanding Commercial Sales & Leasing Award while Brisbane’s R&W Wilston/Windsor won the top commercial office award.
Mr Cocks said the strength of the group was reflected in the diversity of winners and the intense competition for awards.
“There was a lot of pride in the room with awards shared right across the group. It’s exciting to see the generational change occurring, with Santos Sulfaro, a second generation R&W Leichhardt principal leading the family office into the next era, taking the innovation award.
“Also in the inner-west, the Marrickville/Hurlstone Park office where two generations of the Dendrinos family are continuing to not only excel in sales and property management but community engagement, taking the Community Service Award.”