He’s the man with the golden gavel. Now, industry leader and former Australasian auctioneer of the year Justin Nickerson will join Ray White Queensland as chief performance officer.
Courtney Martin will also join the leadership team as growth manager while Ray White Queensland chief auctioneer Mitch Peereboom will be elevated to a senior leadership role.
Formally recognised as the leading auctioneer across Australasia, Mr Nickerson is the only Australian to win the Australasian Auctioneer of the Year three times in the history of the award.
He is also a five-time winner of the REIQ Auctioneer of Year award – again being the only auctioneer in Queensland to achieve this distinction.
“Ray White has always been the biggest real estate group and I have long admired their business,” Mr Nickerson said.
“I am looking forward to working with Ray White Queensland CEO Jason Andrew in a new era of leadership. I worked for Jason in my formative years and he had a huge impact on me and the growth of my career.”
Mr Nickerson will join Ray White Queensland in late January and will still work with businesses outside of group as well as remaining director of Apollo Auctions.
Mr Andrew announced the key appointments to help elevate the 175-strong office network to the next level by setting his new leadership bench the ambitious challenge of selling one in every four properties in the Sunshine State.
“At the heart of everything we do at Ray White is recruitment, auctions, and performance. That is our mantra and that is how we will get to selling one in every four properties in Queensland,” Mr Andrew said.
Mr Andrew said he was excited to be working alongside Mr Nickerson again.
“Justin is well known and has a very deep industry and network knowledge at a young age,” he said.
Meanwhile, Ms Martin has been a member of the Ray White family since the age of 14, where she began her career as a Saturday and school holiday receptionist for the Buderim office on the Sunshine Coast in 2008.
Since then, she has held numerous roles – from sales associate to corporate business development executive, and was most recently the marketing executive at powerhouse office Ray White Double Bay. All of which were roles that provided 13 years of valuable experience in the industry.
“Ray White is in my DNA. My parents opened a Ray White office in 2015, but I had been working for a Ray White office years earlier than that.
“Re-joining the corporate team feels like coming home,’ she said.