Awards for Excellence

Celebrating our industry's achievements



The REINSW Awards for Excellence gives recognition to the real estate industry's top performers. The most prestigious awards of their kind in NSW, finalists and winners set the benchmark for professional standards and service in their specialist fields.


2005 REINSW Awards for Excellence
The State's top real estate performers for 2005 were honoured at the annual Real Estate Institute of New South Wales (REINSW) Awards for Excellence in Sydney on Friday 21 October. It was a stunning night with WS FM Breakfast Show host Amanda Keller announcing the awards for the 19 different categories. 

REINSW President, Rowen Kelly, said the awards recognise members of the real estate industry judged to have set the benchmark for professional standards in their specialist fields over the last 12 months. He said the winners are agents who have achieved excellence in professionalism and have exhibited a commitment to fostering and developing high standards of industry practice. 

The Platinum Sponsor of the awards was The Sydney Morning Herald, who also most appropriately presented the Award for Excellence in Copywriting. 

This year three new awards were added - Award for Excellence in Commercial Agency, Award for Excellence in Residential Agency, and Award for Excellence in Innovation (sponsored by Macquarie Bank). The introduction of these new awards is part of a wider program which will see REINSW competing at the inaugural REIA National Awards to be held in March 2006. 

Mr Kelly said the decision this year to introduce an award for commercial agencies recognises the important contribution of this sector to the industry's fortunes. 

Mr Kelly said with the State's property sector currently going through a period of reduced activity, it's timely for all real estate practitioners to reflect on the important contribution of continuing professional development to their on-going success. 

'The recognition of elite performance at Friday night's awards should highlight to all practitioners throughout the State that continuous professional development and the pursuit of excellence is at the heart of a commercially healthy and dynamic property sector,” said Mr Kelly. 

'All finalists and winners have made a sustained effort over the past year, and for that the Institute and the property industry thanks them.” 

REINSW would like to thank our sponsors for their continued support: Platinum Sponsor - The Sydney Morning Herald, Major Sponsors - Macquarie Bank and REI Insurance Brokers, Design Sponsor - Spoonfull Design, and Print Sponsor - Beaver Press. 

Award winners and finalists should receive a mailed promotional pack with winners receiving a complimentary photo of them receiving their award. 

And the 2005 winners are ...

Award for Excellence
AUCTION MARKETING

Award for Excellence
AUCTIONEER
Winner Wayne Walter, McGrath Estate Agents
Finalists
David Fellows, Hunters Professionals 
Piers van Hamburg, McGrath Estate Agents    

  Winner Christopher Mourd, McGrath Estate Agents
Finalists
Damien Cooley, Cooley Auction Services 
James Grice, McGrath Estate Agents 
Michael McCaffery, First National Auction & Service Centre 
David Scholes, Auctionworks 
Leigh Stewart, Ray White Real Estate Shellharbour City   
     
Award for Excellence
BUYERS' AGENT
  Award for Excellence
COMMERCIAL
Winner Richard Harvey, Propertybuyer 
Finalist
Lisa Bradley, Finders Keepers 
Dennis Kalofonos, Sydney Property Finders    

Winner Richard Fennell, Jones Lang LaSalle   


   
Award for Excellence
COMMERCIAL AGENCY
  Award for Excellence
COPYWRITING
Winner Laing + Simmons Commercial
Finalist
Colliers International (NSW) 
Jones Lang LaSalle 
L.J. Hooker Commercial Campbelltown 
m2 Office Leasing   
  Winner Fiona Middleton, Morton & Morton 
Finalists
Kymbal Dunne, m2 Office Leasing 
Susan Lane, Morrison & Shugg Property 
Nichole Overall, Southern Cross Real Estate 
Derek Zillman, m2 Office Leasing  

   
Award for Excellence
CORPORATE SUPPORT
  Award for Excellence
INNOVATION
Winner Rachael Van Plateringen, Leah Jay Property Management
Finalists
Carol Eglitis, Raine & Horne Queanbeyan/Jerrabomberra 
Maria Lyell, Laing + Simmons Commercial 
Karen Pierpoint, McGrath Estate Agents 
Courtney Terrey, McGrath Estate Agents      
  Winner Costa Koulis, Costa Koulis 
Finalists
Simon Carter, Colliers International 
Alan Lambert, L.J. Hooker Limited 
Joanne Morrison & James Shugg, Morrison & Shugg Property 
Albert Ovidi, Jones Lang LaSalle     
     
Award for Excellence
JOHN GREIG OAM COMMUNITY SERVICE

Award for Excellence
PROJECT MARKETING
Winner Leigh Stewart, Ray White Real Estate Shellharbour City  
Finalists 
Simon Exleton, McGrath Estate Agents 
Andrew Gibbons, Colliers International 
Tim Overall, Southern Cross Real Estate 
Amanda Tate, L.J. Hooker Taree 
Lorraine Young, L.J. Hooker Kellyville 
  Winner Kymbal Dunne, m2 Office Leasing & Sara Pratt, Knight Frank
Finalists
Phillip Orr, McGrath Estate Agents 
Derek Zillman, m2 Office Leasing

     
Award for Excellence
RESIDENTIAL AGENCY
  Award for Excellence
RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT
Winner Raine & Horne Dubbo
Finalists
Christine Norris Signature Properties 
Devine Real Estate 
Elders Inner West 
McGrath Estate Agents 

Winner Donna Collinson, Combined Real Estate Campbelltown 
Finalists
Silvana Ciccotti, Callagher Estate Agents 
Lisa McWilliam, John Greig Real Estate 
Janelle Osborne, Leah Jay Property Management
     
Award for Excellence
RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT - ACHIEVEMENT

Award for Excellence
RESIDENTIAL SALES
Winner Bree Higgins, Cunninghams Estate Agents 
Finalists
Rohan Aalders, Morton & Morton 
David Beveridge, Morton & Morton 
Ryan McFarland, McGrath Estate Agents 
Anita Roelevink, Bowral Property Group 
  Winners Luke Fahy, Armidale First National 
D’Leanne Lewis, Laing + Simmons Double Bay
Finalists
Beth & Michael Ferguson, McGrath Estate Agents 
Priscilla Ouvrier, McGrath Estate Agents 
Simon Pilcher, McGrath Estate Agents 
     
Award for Excellence
RESIDENTIAL SALES - ACHIEVEMENT

Award for Excellence
RURAL MARKETING
Winner Jennifer Mamo, Ray White Allambie Heights
Finalists
Kingsley Looker, Cunninghams Estate Agents 
Natasha Smith, McGrath Estate Agents 
  Winner Ron Stewart, Landmark Mudgee

 

Award for Excellence
VALUATION
  Award for Excellence
WEBSITE - CORPORATE
Winner John Burdekin, Jones Lang LaSalle
Finalists
Bill Fatouros, LandMark White 
Mark Newey, W.T. Newey & Co. 
Geraldine White, Laing + Simmons Commercial
  Winner L.J. Hooker Limited
Finalists
Colliers International 
Jones Lang LaSalle 
Rent-A-Home.com.au                        
     
Award for Excellence
WEBSITE - INDEPENDENT
   
Winner Morton & Morton
Finalists
Callagher Estate Agents 
Hunters Professionals 
Mikhael + Mikhael Real Estate 
Ray White Neutral Bay Mosman 
RE/MAX Prestige Real Estate