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REA Group announces finalists for 2018 Annual REA Excellence Awards

REA Group has today announced the finalists for this year’s Annual REA Excellence Awards (AREAs), to be held in Sydney on Thursday 15 November 2018.

The AREAs honour the most innovative, community-minded and highest-achieving individuals and businesses across the property and media industries.

Twenty-one awards will be presented across the three categories of Innovation, Service and Marketing Excellence, and Community. This year, REA Group has included three new awards to further recognise the game-changers across the property industry: Agent of the Year, Property Manager of the Year and Most Influential Woman in Property.

Andrew Rechtman, REA Group Executive General Manager – Residential, said: “We’re really excited to be holding the AREAs again this year to recognise the exceptional work our partners and customers do for the industry.

“With the addition of three new awards into the mix, we’ll be celebrating 21 individuals and companies who have truly set themselves apart from the competition over the past twelve months,” added Mr Rechtman.

The finalists:

Residential Real Estate Agents and Property Managers

Agency of the Year
Harcourts Solutions Group
Biggin & Scott Knox
Barry Plant Manningham
Nicholas Lynch Real Estate

Agent of the Year
Chris Hassall, Buxton Real Estate Group (VIC)
Grant Smith, Century 21 Grant Smith Property (QLD)
Ercan Ersan, Ray White (NSW)
Jeremy Wilkinson, Harcourts (TAS)
Holly Komorowski, home.byholly (ACT)
Kelly Jones, Jones & Co Property (WA)

Most Influential Women in Property
Kylie Walsh, Di Jones Real Estate
Sadhana Smiles, Harcourts Victoria
Jodie Hedley-Ward, McGrath Estate Agents Caloundra
Leanne Pilkington, Laing+Simmons Corporation
Monika Tu, Black Diamondz Property Concierge

Property Manager of the Year
Danelle Hunter, Biggin & Scott Knox
Branka Stankovic, Novak Properties
Dave Skow, Wagga Property Management

Game Changer of the Year
Market Share Property
Mint Real Estate
Etch Real Estate

Brand Marketing Campaign of the Year
O’Brien Real Estate
Harcourts Solutions Group
Hodges Real Estate

Excellence in Customer Service
Shane Colquhoun, LJ Hooker Nerang
Simone Firns, Network Pacific
Keryn Osgerby, SOLD Property Group Pty Ltd
Darin Butcher, Wiseberry Heritage Group

Residential Property Campaign of the Year
799 Heidelberg Road, Alphington – Simon Shrimption, Jellis Craig
19 Simpson Street, Watson – home.byholly
Stokehouse, EIS Property

Commercial Real Estate Agents

Agency of the Year
Colliers International
The Novak Agency

Agent of the Year
Adam Thomas, Burgess Rawson
Miron Solomons, Colliers International
Justin Dowers, CBRE

Game Changer of the Year
Melbourne’s Mapping Project, JLL
Office Hub

Brand Marketing Campaign of the Year
Vivid Sydney 2018, Cushman & Wakefield
Industrial Solutions, Colliers International
FAL Property Group

Commercial Property Campaign of the Year
Flagship (BMW Southbank), CBRE
72-74 Bourke St, Savills Australia
Millers Junction Business Park – Altona North, Bosisto Commercial Real Estate

Media Agencies and Clients

Game Changer of the Year
Andrea Cehovin, Origin Energy
NAB Audio Game Changer, Mindshare

Integrated Brand Campaign of the Year
RAMS & Flatmates Content Partnership: Share2Buy, RAMS
Consumer Affairs Underquoting Campaign, Victoria Government, Consumer Affairs
Selleys No more gaps, OMD Australia

Developers, Home Builders, Project Marketers and Developer Media Agencies

New Development Player of the Year
Aqualand Australia
Pace Development Group

Game Changer of the Year
The World’s First Virtual Reality Display Village, Villawood Properties
Peet Vision360, Peet Limited
Tick Space Experience Centre, Tick Homes

Brand Marketing Campaign of the Year
Teneo, Toast Creative & Lenland
Rich Parents You Never Had, Porter Davis
Vista Park, Sheargold Property Developments

Development Campaign of the Year
CBRE Residential Projects Brisbane, CBRE
High Society, Geocon
Botanical, Satterley Property Group
Canopy Palm Beach, Metric

Marketer of the Year
Heath Thompson, Beller Project Marketing
Kat Smith, Metric
Susan Doran, Mirvac

Contribution to Community – all finalists

Vivid Sydney 2018, Cushman & Wakefield
G.J. Gardner Variety Freedom House North Richmond, G.J. Gardner Homes
Carla Haddan, Place Estate Agents

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