REIV recognises excellence in Victoria’s real estate industry

REIV CEO Quentin Kilian said all award winners demonstrate the rewards of a real estate career to emerging talent.

The Announcement:

OBrien Real Estate Carrum Downs & Chelsea has been crowned winner of the Real Estate Institute of Victoria’s (REIV) Large Residential Agency of the Year award at its 2022 Awards for Excellence.

At a ceremony held this week, OBrien Real Estate Carrum Downs & Chelsea narrowly topped finalists Harcourts Rata & Co and Woodards Real Estate Blackburn, securing one of 36 awards celebrating excellence in Victoria’s real estate profession.

Woodards Manningham took out Medium Agency of the Year, while Keyhole Property Investments won the award for Small Agency of the Year.

The hotly contested Residential Salesperson of the Year went to Alec Stefanoski of Woodards Manningham. 

Luke Banitsiotis of Woodards Real Estate Blackburn took home the award for Senior Auctioneer of the Year.

In commercial real estate, CBRE was awarded Commercial Agency of the Year for a sixth year, defending the title from Cushman & Wakefield and LINK Business Melbourne.

The 2022 REIV President’s Award went to Norman Mermelstein, one of Victoria’s most respected authorities on property law and owners corporations.

REIV’s newly elected President Andrew Meehan congratulated winners for their standout performance in a year of significant growth for the real estate industry.

“Our industry’s success is only thanks to the talent, professionalism and dedication of our real estate agents, auctioneers, brokers, strata managers, and suppliers.

I would like to congratulate all Awards for Excellence winners and finalists for their contribution to the industry and commend Mr Mermelstein on winning this year’s President’s Award.”

Quentin Kilian, CEO of the REIV said all award recipients demonstrate the rewards of a real estate career to emerging talent.

“The Awards for Excellence recognise the very best and brightest agencies and professionals and their critical role in advancing Victoria’s property sector,” Mr Kilian said.

“This year’s winners are great exemplars for emerging talent entering our industry, demonstrating the attractive career progression opportunities and rewards on offer.”

A full list of winners and finalists across the 17 agency and 19 individual awards are attached separately and can be found at

Source: The Real Estate Institute of Victoria (REIV)

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