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.


2008 REINSW Awards for Excellence
Congratulations to the 2008 REINSW Awards for Excellence winners!

The REINSW Awards for Excellence celebrate the outstanding achievements of real estate professionals across New South Wales, and recognises them as the foundation and future of the real estate industry. The awards also aim to encourage companies to strive for even greater success into the future. 

Our finalists represent excellence in service, creativity, determination, differentiation and commitment. They were selected for their demonstrated achievements of the highest level in their category.

Woodrow Weight Award winner
For outstanding service to REINSW and real estate agency practice

The Woodrow Weight OBE Award is a lifetime achievement award in recognition of outstanding contribution to the NSW real estate industry.

"It is an absolute privilege to be giving this award to a person who has made an exceptional contribution to the real estate industry in NSW," said REINSW President Steve Martin.

"John has worked extraordinarily hard, not only to improve his business but to raise the overall bar in real estate, particularly with regards to ethics and marketing."

John McGrath is now entering his 26th year in real estate having started as a letting clerk at age 19. He is the chief executive and founder of McGrath Estate Agents. John and his company have won many awards including the Prime Minister's Award for Excellence in Business Community Partnerships in the medium-business category for their philanthropic contribution to Father Chris Riley's Youth Off The Streets. 

"Integrity and outstanding character is shown by John not only in his work but in his commitment to assisting people less fortunate than himself. I cannot think of a more deserving winner of this year's award," Mr Martin said.

And the 2008 winners are ...

Award for Excellence
AUCTION MARKETING

Award for Excellence
AUCTIONEER
Winner Robert Klaric - Klaric Partners
Finalists
Bill Geroulis - Shead First National
Cindy Kennedy - McGrath Estate Agents
Simon Pilcher - McGrath Estate Agents    

Sponsored by:     
  Winner Damien Cooley - Cooley Auctions
Finalists
Stuart Davies - McGrath Estate Agents   
     
Award for Excellence
BUYERS' AGENT
  Award for Excellence
COMMERCIAL AGENCY - LARGE
Winner Richard Harvey - propertybuyer
Finalist
Irene Cassidy - Art of Buying
Veronica Morgan - Finders Keepers    

Winner CB Richard Ellis  
Finalist
Colliers International
Knight Frank   

Sponsored by:     
 

   
Award for Excellence
COMMERCIAL AGENCY - SMALL
  Award for Excellence
COMMERCIAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT
Winner m2 Office Leasing
Finalist
Martin Morris & Jones     
  Winner Tom Skotadis - Knight Frank
Finalists
Simon Grech - Knight Frank
Gillian McAllister - Colliers International    

   
Award for Excellence
COMMERCIAL SALES & LEASING
  Award for Excellence
COPYWRITING
Winner Joshua Charles - CB Richard Ellis
Finalists
Kymbal Dunne - m2 Office Leasing     
  Winner David Nolan - Webster Nolan Real Estate
Finalists
Tempe Falkiner - Morton & Morton
Daniel Hastings - Martin Morris & Jones      
     
Award for Excellence
CORPORATE SUPPORT

Award for Excellence
HOLIDAY & SHORT-TERM RENTALS
Winner Gai Mason - McGrath Estate Agents  
Finalists 
Fiona Farmer - McGrath Estate Agents
Natalie Graham - McGrath Estate Agents
Sarah Kerr - McGrath Estate Agents
Katie Miller - Martin Morris & Jones
Tracey Parkinson - Ray White Double Bay
Evelyn Sinai - Ray White Double Bay  

Sponsored by:     

  Winner Frederick Wraight - Tea Gardens Real Estate
Finalists
Dawn Liddell - Accom Nelson Bay
Debra O'Neill - Winning Holidays 
     
Award for Excellence
INNOVATION 
  Award for Excellence
JOHN GREIG OAM COMMUNITY SERVICE
Winner Ray White Double Bay 
Finalists
Colliers International
McGrath Estate Agents  

Sponsored by:     


Winner Craig Marshall - Century 21 Cordeau Marshall Group
Finalist
Bruce McLachlan - McLachlan Partners         
     
Award for Excellence
PROJECT MARKETING

Award for Excellence
RESIDENTIAL AGENCY - SMALL
Winner Aaron Weir, Marcus Pratley & Mark Lacey - Colliers International
Finalists
Benjamin Doyle - Fiducia Estate Agents
Kymbal Dunne & Derek Zillman - m2 Office Leasing        

Sponsored by:     
    
  Winner No Bull Real Estate  
Finalist
Robert Sewell – CB Richard Ellis                  

Sponsored by:     

     
Award for Excellence
RESIDENTIAL AGENCY - LARGE 

Award for Excellence
RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT
Winner Cunninghams Property
Finalist
Callagher Estate Agents
The Novak Agency
Robinson Property                  

Sponsored by:     

  Winner Vasili Hadzellis - Opendoor/McGrath Property Management
Finalists
Darren Delgaty - The Novak Agency
Jane McIntosh - Raine & Horne Newcastle                         

Sponsored by:     

 

Award for Excellence
RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT ACHIEVEMENT
  Award for Excellence
RESIDENTIAL SALES
Winner Jessica Thei - Think Property Management
Finalists
Kerry Madeheim - Morton & Morton
Ashlee Murray - Baird Real Estate
Timothy Stapleton - Baird Real Estate  

Sponsored by:     

  Winner Ardi Melikian - Elders Collaroy
Finalists
Beth & Michael Ferguson - McGrath Estate Agents
James Hall - Knight Frank
Kingsley Looker - Cunninghams Property
Andrew McLeod - Fitzpatricks Real Estate                         

Sponsored by:     

     
Award for Excellence
RESIDENTIALSALES ACHIEVEMENT
  Award for Excellence
VALUATION
Winner Eddy Piddington - McGrath Estate Agents
Finalists
James Burke - Callagher Estate Agents
Rebecca Cribbin - Cribbin Blencowe Real Estate

Sponsored by:     
             
  Winner Peter Macadam - Colliers International Newcastle
Finalists
Mark Skeed - Cushman and Wakefield                    
     
Award for Excellence
WEBSITE - CORPORATE
  Award for Excellence
WEBSITE - INDEPENDENT
Winner LJ Hooker Alexandria
Finalist
Elders Real Estate
Morton & Morton
Ray White Double Bay  

Sponsored by:     

  Winner The Novak Agency 
Finalist
CV Property
King Residential
No Bull Real Estate
Sarah Lorden Real Estate