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

The top honour presented at the 2017 Real Estate Institute of New South Wales Awards for Excellence Gala Dinner, the Woodrow Weight Award for outstanding service to REINSW and the profession has been awarded to Charles Tarbey chairman and owner of Century 21 Australasia.

REINSW President John Cunningham paid tribute to Mr Tarbey as a true leader in the industry with incredible vision.

“Charles has dedicated his life to the real estate industry and has been a great supporter of REINSW throughout his career,” Mr Cunningham said. 

“He is one of the greatest real estate visionaries, particularly where technology is concerned and has trained thousands of real estate agents. 

“Charles frequently addresses business leaders across Australia and the globe on real estate related matters.

“From humble beginnings Charles sold his first home at the age of eighteen and three years later purchased a Real Estate business. 
"In 1983 he commenced Combined Real Estate, which became a well-known Sydney and New South Wales Real Estate Franchise Network that Charles built to 56 offices before merging with Century 21 following its purchase some 22 years ago,“ Mr Cunningham said. 

He is the author of real estate books; 'Profit Driven Real Estate' and 'Listing Rich'. 

The Woodrow Weight Award is named after the legendary REINSW President, who was the first Australian ever to be elected World President of the International Real Estate Federation.

Award for Excellence
ACHIEVEMENT

Sponsored by Commander


Winner
Maria Agostino – Colliers International

Finalists
Gloria Harb – CI Australia
Louisa Jackson – Langulin
Daniel Moroko – Highland Property Agents
Lauren Trigg – Knight Frank
 

Award for Excellence
AUCTIONEERS

Winner
Clarence White – BresicWhitney

Finalists
Jesse Davidson – auctionWORKS
Briannan Davis – Cooley Auctions
Stuart Ritchie – McGrath Estate Agents 
 

Award for Excellence
BUYERS' AGENT

Winner
Amanda Gould – HighSpec Properties

Finalists
Lloyd Edge – Aus Property Professionals
Brooke Flint – Flint Property
Shelley Horton – Albion Avenue
Sebastian James – Hunter James
Josh Masters – BuySide
Jacque Parker – House Search Australia
 

Award for Excellence
COMMERCIAL AGENCY – SMALL
 
Winner

LJ Hooker Commercial South Sydney 

Finalists

Commercial Property Group - Bennett
MMJ Real Estate – Wollongong
Strathfield Partners Real Estate
Your Commercial Property Specialist
 

Award for Excellence
COMMERCIAL AGENCY – LARGE

Winner
CI Australia

Finalists
CBRE
Colliers International
 

Award for Excellence
COMMERCIAL PROPERTY MANAGER
 
Winner
Nick Botzolis - CBRE

Finalists
Andrew Burrows – MMJ Real Estate - Wollongong
David Ferreri - Coutts - Wetherill Park
David Wood – Knight Frank
 

Award for Excellence
COMMERCIAL SALESPERSON

Winner
Sharon Yang – CBRE

Finalists 
Michael Crombie - Colliers International
Andy Hu – Knight Frank 
Dylan McEvoy – JLL
Miron Solomons - Colliers International
James Wilson – Colliers International
 

Award for Excellence
CORPORATE SUPPORT
Sponsored by Realcover

Winner
Lesley Rattenbury – Leah Jay

Finalists
Laura Beattie – auctionWORKS
Rosanna Boyde – Highlands Property
Caitlin Ellis – Di Jones Real Estate
Jackie Jones – Laing+Simmons Corporation
 

Award for Excellence
COMMUNICATION
Sponsored by realestate.com.au

Winner
Chadwick Real Estate

Finalists

Di Jones Real Estate
John Pye Real Estate
Leah Jay
Nicholls & Co Estate Agents
Richardson & Wrench
 

Award for Excellence
INNOVATION
Sponsored by Industrie Media

Winner
Raine & Horne Terrigal - Avoca Beach - Saratoga

Finalists
Di Jones Real Estate
Harcourts NSW
John Pye Real Estate
Richardson & Wrench
 

Award for Excellence
JOHN GREIG OAM COMMUNITY SERVICE
Sponsored by REI Super 

Winner
Christian Bracci – Raine & Horne Concord

Finalists
Mary Anne Cronin – Phillips Pantzer Donnelley
Alexandra Haggarty – First National David Haggarty
Mark Morrison – Harcourts NSW
John Vaccaro – LJ Hooker Freshwater 
 

Award for Excellence
PROPERTY MARKETER
Sponsored by CoreLogic

Winner
Shane Slater – The Agency

Finalists
Maurice Bertapelle – MMJ Real Estate – Wollongong
Mechlenne Douaihy – Merc Real Estate
Louisa Jackson – Langulin
Peter Vines – CBRE
John Bowie Wilson, Tim Holtsbaum and Johnathon Vaughan – Knight Frank
 
This award was accepted by Peter Matthews.

Award for Excellence
REAL ESTATE AGENCY – SMALL
Sponsored by Realtyprotect

Winner
John Flood Estate Agents

Finalists
Biller Property
Ferguson Property Agents
Harbourline Real Estate
Merc Real Estate
Unrealestate Coffs Coast
 

Award for Excellence
REAL ESTATE AGENCY – MEDIUM
Sponsored by Resolver Recruitment 

Winner
Novak Properties

Finalists
Callagher Estate Agents
Harcourts Hills Living
Raine & Horne Double Bay
 

Award for Excellence
REAL ESTATE AGENCY – LARGE
Sponsored by realestate.com.au

Winner
Di Jones Real Estate

Finalist
Morton
 

Award for Excellence
RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY MANAGER
Sponsored by Direct Connect

Winner
Nicole Childs – Leah Jay

Finalists
Dianne Cridland – Callagher Estate Agents
Bradley Jacobs - Boutique Property Agents
Michael Murray – Murray Property
Renee Ross – Leah Jay

Award for Excellence
RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT TEAM
Sponsored by Smoke Alarm Solutions

Winner
Leah Jay Hamilton

Finalists
Belle Property Annandale
Callagher Estate Agents
John Pye Real Estate
Mint 360 Property
Raine & Horne Newtown
 

Award for Excellence
RESIDENTIAL SALESPERSON
Sponsored by realestate.com.au

Winner
Peter Chauncy – McGrath Estate Agents

Finalists
James Crow – Morton
Tim Fraser – Di Jones Real Estate
Betty Ockerlander – McGrath Estate Agents
Ettiene West – Morton
 

Award for Excellence
RESIDENTIAL SALES TEAM
Sponsored by DocuSign

Winner
Morton 

Finalists 
Kho & Lee Property Group
LJ Hooker Dee Why
Strathfield Partners Real Estate

Award for Excellence
RURAL MARKETER
Sponsored by realestate.com.au

Joint Winners
Richard Royle – Colliers International
Sam Triggs - William Inglis & Sons

Finalist
Daniel McCulloch - Ruralco Property Davidson Cameron Real Estate