More than 1200 real estate agents and guests arrived at the International Convention Centre in Sydney to celebrate their achievements at the annual Ray White New South Wales state awards last night.
Ray White Double Bay had a successful night at the awards, picking up number one city office in settled commission while its elite agent Gavin Rubinstein took out the number one salesperson in the city in settled commission. Gavin can also claim to be the number one residential salesperson in all of Australia, and in terms of international ranking across all Ray White businesses, he’s the number three salesperson internationally for powerhouse Ray White group.
In one of the top awards of the night, Andrew Jolliffe of Ray White Hotels took home the number one commercial performer in NSW, in addition, Andrew is also the number one top sales performer internationally across the Ray White group.
Ray White Sydney Blue CEO Jason Andrew said there was no doubt the Ray White network was more agile, dynamic and consistent than ever before.
“People and property are a perfect mix, and I have always loved Ray White. The people, the brand, the history. And make no mistake we are playing to win in Sydney,” Mr Andrew said.
“Big is good. And good is good. But being big and being good at the same time will make us revered. And demonstrations of collective strength will make our position impregnable. The paradox – the small stuff does matter.”
Ron Kissell had reason to celebrate, not only being awarded number one salesperson in settled commission regionally but also taking the most prestigious award of the night; the Director’s Cup Award, given to the person identified as having made a significant contribution to the Ray White brand.
Ray White New South Wales chairman Stephen Nell presented Ron Kissell of Helensburgh with his award and remarked that it was an outstanding achievement for him to have held the number one sales position in regional NSW for 10 years.
“The Director’s Cup prize is one you receive, you do not win. It is not necessarily given for sales performance, however Ron Kissell needed to be recognised for just that. I note that the world’s greatest ever tennis player, Roger Federer has held the world number one ranking for only 5.7 years, which to most of us would seem like an eternity. But Ron Kissell has held our number one sales position in regional NSW for 10 years.”
Ray White Macarthur Group took out the number one metro office on settled commission, while Jennifer Khoury of Ray White Bankstown won the top award for metro salesperson on settled commission.
The Ray White Surry Hills | Alexandria | Erskineville team had success in auctions, winning the top city office award and its director Shaun Stoker won the number one city auction agent.
Ray White Belconnen was named the top regional office in settled commission, and Amanda Bonnici of Ray White Shellharbour took the number one selling regional principal award.
Catherine Li of Ray White Epping was named top selling metro principal in settled commission while David Walker of Ray White Turramurra | Wahroonga won top selling city principal.
Ray White NSW Metro CEO Andrew Crauford said there was no doubt the group was changing rapidly, growing in strength and momentum every day.
“Not only is my perspective changing, but so too the entire landscape. But from here, I can tell you with absolute confidence that the Ray White Group has all the tools and resources you need to succeed today – all you need to do is reach out and use them. I can also say I understand what you’re going through and I’m here to help you, not only in staring down your challenges, but to overcome them,” he said.
“Never, have I been more excited about the future of our brand and the fabulous potential that sits within our network, within this very room.”
In property management awards, Ray White Newcastle Group took the top property management team of the year accolade, Zena Azzi of Ray White Bankstown won business development manager of the year, while property management team leader of the year went to Con Magias of Ray White Newtown. Kerrie Pelayias won property manager of the year for her role at Ray White Maroubra.
The individual client’s choice awards went to Michelle Lay of Ray White Kiama and Ellie Merriman of Ray White Bungendore. For the office client’s choice award, the winners were Ray White Kiama and Ray White Thompson Partners.
Other awards on the night included the Loan Market award for the best new broker in a Ray White office, given to Tiarne Leayr of Ray White Macarthur Group. Ray White Belconnen won the best approach to database management award, while administrator of the year went to Christina Anceski of Ray White Bankstown.