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.
Last night’s 20th annual REINSW Awards for Excellence Gala Dinner, was held at the Exhibition Hall, Australian Technology Park, Sydney.