20 September 2019

Recognising the best in the industry – the 22nd annual REINSW Awards for Excellence

Arriving in style and dressed to the nines, real estate put its best foot forward for the 22nd Annual REINSW Awards for Excellence.

Featuring pyrotechnics – and even a bubble machine, this year’s industry night of nights was bigger than ever before, with hundreds packing The Star to honour New South Wales’ top performers.

It was an evening filled with champagne and cheers, but most importantly, a lot of camaraderie, with members from across real estate coming together to recognise their collective hard work and passion.

The Winners

With just 23 prizes up for grabs and over 100 finalists, competition was stiff.

“Last night, the success of our industry was on full display, with an astonishing amount of talent in the room,” said REINSW President Leanne Pilkington.

“With so many deserving nominees, choosing the top professional and agency for each category, was extremely tough.”

Among the big winners was Colliers International, who saw agents Edward Gorddard and Michael Crombie take home the Operational Support award and Property marketer award.

Propertybuyer clinched the Buyers Agency award, while Highland Property Agents was crowned the best large Real Estate Agency of the year.

The most prestigious award of the night, the Woodrow Weight Award was given to Chris Hanley for his incredible work in real estate, as well as the Byron Bay community.

Unable to attend, John Cunningham accepted the honour on his behalf.

The award adds to Chris's long list of accolades, including an Order of Australia medal and Byron Shire’s Citizen of the Year.

The Highlights

From the wit and humour of MC Edward Riley, to the entertainment from the incredible band, the night was not short on stand out moments.

Among them, was the resounding applause for Damien Cooley after he was handed the John Greig OAM community service award for his efforts to reduce youth homelessness.

The moment Joshua Charles thought he would try out his first instagram story, on stage, during his acceptance speech for Commercial Salesperson. 

There was Leanne Pilkington's touching tribute to Tim Anderson OAM and her announcement that from next year, the Residential Property Manager award will be named in his honour.

And of course there was the moment glitter bombs and sparklers exploded on stage as the winners celebrated their victories. 

REINSW Awards for Excellence 2019

With the awards over, guests took to the dance floor to let off some steam and celebrate their successes.

An extraordinary night, that won’t be soon forgotten.

The REINSW Awards for Excellence Gala Dinner was held at The Star on Thursday, 19 September 2019. For photos and the highlights video visit, reinswawards.com.au.

REINSW would like to sincerely thank all the sponsors of last night's Awards for Excellence Gala Dinner. Without your support, this incredible industry event would not happen.

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