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REIQ 2019 Awards for Excellence finalists announced

The Real Estate Institute of Queensland has announced its 2019 Awards for Excellence finalists, representing the best in the Queensland real estate profession.

REIQ CEO Antonia Mercorella congratulated all finalists on their success.

“This year’s Awards attracted a very high calibre of entrants, reflecting the growing focus on professionalism for all REIQ members,” she said. “To be named a finalist is proof that a member has set themselves the task of being the best real estate practitioner they can be and achieved that goal. They are to be applauded,” Ms Mercorella said.

Winners will be announced at the Gala Awards dinner at the Royal International Convention Centre (formerly the RNA Showgrounds) on 16 March 2019.

Ms Mercorella said the calibre of entrants was stellar, and she congratulated all finalists on standing out against a particularly strong field.

“Our members represent the highest standards of the real estate profession and they set the benchmark for success,” Ms Mercorella said.

“Queensland’s real estate market has shown modest growth this year and as a result our members have had to be more efficient, more skilled and more focused than ever before to achieve commercial and professional success,” she said.

“That focus on efficiency has been a common thread through our entrants’ submissions, and we are seeing innovative and entrepreneurial strategies reap big rewards for these small businesses.

“Our judges have been highly impressed with the quality of entrants, and we are looking forward to announcing the winners at our gala event,” Ms Mercorella added.

The 2019 REIQ Auctioneer of the Year result was announced earlier this year. The winner of this category is Gavin Croft and runner-up is Justin Nickerson.

The 2019 REIQ Awards for Excellence winners will be announced at a Gala dinner on 16 March 2019.


Auctioneer of the Year

Best Media Report

  • Robyn Ironside – The Australian
  • Ellen Lutton – Domain
  • Emilia Terzon – ABC
  • Michelle Hele – News Corp

Business Broker of the Year

  • Roland West – Link Business Brisbane
  • Michelle Wright – Complete Business Brokers
  • John Kasapi – Benchmark Business Brokers
  • Dustin Slypen – Link Business Brisbane

Business Development Manager of the Year (Property Management office)

  • Wayde Hildrew – Ray White Aspley
  • Natalie South – Harcourts Solutions Group

Buyers Agency of the Year

  • Property Pursuit
  • Property Zest
  • Propertyology

Buyers Agent of the Year

  • Matt Reeves – Your Property Hound
  • Bryan Loughnan – Propertyology
  • Stephen McGee – National Property Buyers QLD
  • Karen Young – Property Zest
  • Nathan Wunsch – Property Pursuit

Commercial Agency of the Year

Commercial Property Manager of the Year

  • Rauhena Chase – Raine &Horne Commercial Brisbane Southside
  • Kate Short – CBRE

Commercial Salesperson of the Year

  • Rudi Scutti – CBRE

Community Service Award

  • Carla Haddan – Place Bulimba
  • Henzells Agency
  • McGrath Caloundra
  • Laguna Real Estate Noosa
  • Harcourts Solutions Group
  • Tracy Leske – Cherish Property

Corporate Support Person of the Year

  • Eric Sutherland – Laguna Real Estate
  • Debra Aleckson – Wythes Real Estate

Innovation Award

  • Anne-Maree Russell – Cape Cod Residential
  • LJ Hooker Nerang
  • Dr Paul Howe – Oxbridge
  • Wythes Real Estate
  • Peter Mitchell – Harcourts Nexus

Large Residential Agency of the Year

  • LJ Hooker Nerang
  • Laguna Real Estate
  • Amber Werchon Property
  • Kingsberry Harcourts
  • Kindred
  • Harcourts Solutions Group

Medium Residential Agency of the Year

  • Solutions Property Management – North Lakes
  • Bees Nees City Realty
  • McGrath Caloundra
  • Denovans Real Estate
  • Code Property Group
  • Plum Property

Regional Residential Agency of the Year

  • RE/MAX Success
  • Pinpoint Property
  • Kingsberry Harcourts
  • Donna Sands Boutique Property
  • Explore Property Mackay
  • One Agency Hervey Bay

Regional Salesperson of the Year

  • Thomas Quaid – Quaid Real Estate
  • Daniel Burrett – RE/MAX Success
  • Damian Raxach – One Agency Hervey Bay

Residential Property Manager of the Year

  • Rebecca Fogarty – Blackbird and Finch Estate Agents
  • Samantha Rowland – Place Aspley
  • Katie Knight – RE/MAX Success
  • Cyndi Ward – RE/MAX Gold
  • Laura Valenti – Solutions Property Management
  • Tamara Weight – Kingsberry Harcourts
  • Lauren Robinson – Rental Results

Residential Salesperson of the Year

  • Jodie Hedley-Ward – McGrath Caloundra
  • Luke Henderson – John Henderson Real Estate
  • Tristan Rowland – Place Aspley
  • Anne Fidler – Belle Property Wilston
  • Mitchell Lambert – Lambert Willcox Estate Agents
  • Brett Andreassen – Plum Property
  • Haydn Denovan – Denovans Real Estate
  • Mark McGill – Amber Werchon Property Mooloolaba

Small Residential Agency of the Year

  • Pinpoint Property
  • Bridgebury Real Estate
  • Cape Cod Residential
  • Xperience Realty
  • Agents2go
  • One Agency Hervey Bay
  • Blackbird and Finch Estate Agents
  • Macwell Property

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