20 September


REINSW has recognised outstanding achievements, crowning the winners of its 2019 REINSW Awards for Excellence.

Now in its 22nd year, the REINSW Awards for Excellence is the largest and most respected industry awards in New South Wales, recognising the best, bravest and brightest in real estate.

REINSW President Leanne Pilkington says this year, the calibre of finalists was incredibly high.

“Last night the success of our industry was on full display, with an astonishing amount of talent in the room.

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

"Those who did take home a winners trophy should be incredibly proud of their achievements,” says Pilkington.

"This year we handed out ten agency and 12 individual category awards.

"Real Estate Agency – Large was awarded to Highland Property Agents, Medium to Callagher Estate Agents & Kellys Property and Small to Molenaar and McNeice.

"The Innovation award was taken home by Raine & Horne Terrigal – Avoca Beach, while the Communication award went to DiJONES.

"The Individual Achievement award was given to Taylah Vine from Dowling Real Estate Raymond Terrace, while Tennille Mugridge from Home Specialist Property Management took home the Operational Leadership award.

"The most prestigious award of the night, the Woodrow Weight Award, was handed to Chris Hanley for his outstanding contribution to the real estate industry.

"Chris is arguably one of the most inspiring, valued and respected members of the profession and a well-deserved recipient,” says Pilkington.

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 or our Facebook page.

For more information, or to arrange an interview with REINSW President Leanne Pilkington, please contact Emma Handreck on 02 8267 0537 or ehandreck@reinsw.com.au

2019 REINSW Awards for Excellence Winners

Woodrow Weight Award

Chris Hanley


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Taylah Vine, Dowling Real Estate Raymond Terrace


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Leon Axford, Starr Partners Blacktown

Buyers’ Agent

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Shelley Horton, Albion Avenue

Buyers’ Agency

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Commercial Property Manager

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Helen Storey, CBRE

Commercial Salesperson

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Joshua Charles, One Commercial Property

Commercial Agency – Small

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Commercial Agency – Large
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Raine & Horne Terrigal – Avoca Beach

John Greig OAM Community Service

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Damien Cooley, Cooley Auctions

Operational Leadership

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Tennille Mugridge, Home Specialist Property Management

Operational Support

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Edward Gorddard, Colliers International 

Property Marketer

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Michael Crombie, Colliers International

Rural Marketer

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Sam Triggs, Inglis Rural Property

Residential Property Manager

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Laetitia Jones, Home Specialist Property Management

Residential Property Management Team

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Raine & Horne Newtown

Residential Salesperson 

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Betty Ockerlander, McGrath Estate Agents

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Morton Real Estate

Real Estate Agency – Small

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Molenaar and McNiece

Real Estate Agency – Medium 

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Callagher Estate Agents & Kellys Property

Real Estate Agency – Large

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Highland Property Agents

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The Real Estate Institute of New South Wales (REINSW) is the peak industry body for real estate agents and property professionals in NSW. It represents more than 2000 agencies across residential sales, property management, commercial, strata management, buyers’ agency, agency services and auctioneering. Established in 1910, REINSW works to improve the standards, professionalism and expertise of its members to continually evolve and innovate the industry. It lobbies the government and industry on behalf of members, develops new products and services to benefit agencies and professionals, and offers training and ongoing professional development. For more information, visit reinsw.com.au.