REIQ 2018 Awards for Excellence Finalists

Felicity Moore


The Real Estate Institute of Queensland has announced its 2018 Awards for Excellence finalists, representing the best in the Queensland real estate profession for the year.

REIQ CEO Antonia Mercorella said this was a very special event because the winners would be part of the REIQ during its centenary of celebrations.

“As we look back on a century of shaping the Queensland real estate market it’s wonderful to draw a link between today’s highly professional real estate practitioners and those ambitious few men who started this organisation in 1918 with the simple goal of raising professionalism in the industry,” she said.

“It’s particularly satisfying to be able to say with certainty that we have achieved the goals set out by our founding visionaries,” she said.

This year’s Awards included a new category recognising innovation.

“Real estate has changed so much in recent years and we can see in our membership the dramatic differences they have made to the way they run their business compared with the way a typical agency used to operate in decades gone by,” Ms Mercorella said.

“We needed an award that recognised those agents who are embracing change and harnessing the power of digital technology to streamline their operations.”

The Awards this year attracted a record number of entrants, reflecting the growing strength in the market.

Winners will be announced at the gala Awards dinner at Brisbane City Hall on 3 March 2018.

“Queensland’s real estate market has shown modest growth this year, especially in comparison with the southern states, and as a result our members have had to be more efficient, more skilled and more focused than ever before to achieve commercial and professional success,” she said.

“Our judges have been highly impressed with the quality of entrants and we are looking forward to announcing the winners at our gala event,” Ms Mercorella said.



Auctioneer of the Year

David Holmes, Metro Auctions

Gordon MacDonald, The Auction Group

Justin Nickerson, Apollo Auctions

Mark Te Whare, Apollo Auctions

Matthew Condon, The Auction Group

Mitchell Peereboom Harcourts Queensland


Best Media Report

Elizabeth Tilley, News Corporation

Ellen Lutton, Domain

Nicola McDougall, Freelance

Rosanne Barrett, The Australian


Business Broker of the Year

Cate Boleyn, QLD Rent Roll Brokers

John Kasapi, Benchmark Business Sales & Valuations

Matthew Hartley, Benchmark Business Sales & Valuations

Michelle Wright, Connect Business Brokers

Business Development Manager of the Year 

Jessica King, MPM Property

Leanne Kerr, Century 21 on Duporth Maroochydore

Lisa Perruzza, Place Estate Agents Bulimba

Wayde Hildrew, Ray White Aspley


Buyers' Agency of the Year

                Gold Coast Property Advisors

                Property Pursuit

                Property Zest



Buyers' Agent of the Year

Bryan Loughnan, Propertyology

Euan Rose, Propertyology

Tony Coughran, Gold Coast Property Advisors

Tracy Leske, Cherish Property


Commercial Agency of the Year

                CBRE Brisbane

                Colliers International Gold Coast

                Pinnacle Commercial

                Ray White Commercial Queensland


Commercial Property Manager of the Year

Kate Pascoe, CBRE Mooloolaba

Kath Madgwick, Amber Werchon Property


Commercial Salesperson of the Year

Anthony White, Colliers International Brisbane

Mike Walsh, CBRE Brisbane

Robert Dunne, Savills


Community Service Award

                Colliers International Brisbane

                Harcourts Solutions Group

                Laguna Real Estate Noosa

                LJ Hooker Ormeau

                MTR Property Group

Tracy Leske,       Cherish Property


Corporate Support Person of the Year

Brenda Cherry, Knight Frank Australia

Brittany Higgins, MPM Property

Emily-Jane Megraw, LJ Hooker Nerang

Jo Bailey-Green, Colliers International Gold Coast

Skye Mead, Jean Brown Properties


Innovation Award


                Calibre Real Estate

                Harcourts Queensland

                Place Aspley


Large Residential Agency of the Year

                Amber Werchon Property

                Calibre Real Estate

                Harcourts Coastal

                Kindred Property

                Laguna Real Estate Noosa

                Kingsberry Harcourts

                LJ Hooker Nerang

Medium Residential Agency of the Year

                Bees Nees City Realty

                Denovans Real Estate

                Jean Brown Properties

                Madeleine Hicks Real Estate

                Place Aspley

                Ray White MetroWest

                Solutions Property Management North Lakes


Regional Residential Agency of the Year

                Explore Property Mackay

                Just Us Realty

                Kingsberry Harcourts

                Page & Pearce Real Estate

                Raine & Horne Tin Can Bay


Regional Salesperson of the Year

Damian Raxach One Agency Hervey Bay

Residential Property Manager of the Year

Cyndi Ward, RE/MAX Gold

Katie Knight, RE/MAX Success

Kellie Drinnan, Laguna Real Estate Noosa

Laura Valenti, Solutions Property Management North Lakes

Rachael Byrne, Jean Brown Properties

Samantha Rowland, Place Aspley


Residential Salesperson of the Year

Brett Andreassen, Doug Disher Real Estate

Damien Said, Century 21 on Duporth Maroochydore

Glynis Austin, Glynis Austin Properties

Jack Dixon, Dixon Family Estate Agents

Luke Henderson, John Henderson Real Estate Professionals

Mark McGill, Amber Werchon Property

Nyree Ewings, LJ Hooker Cleveland

Tristan Brown, Amber Werchon Property


Rookie of the Year

Andrea Cano, Colliers International Brisbane

Arabella Sherborne, CBRE Brisbane

Ben Knight, Harcourts Solutions Group

Blake Gannon, Calibre Real Estate

Jamie Smith, Century 21 on Duporth Maroochydore

Jody Young, Jean Brown Properties

Trudi Fernandez, Amber Werchon Property


Small Residential Agency of the Year

                Countryside Realty Noosa

                Dixon Family Estate Agents

                Hauss Realty

                Luv & Co Estate Agents

                Pinpoint Property

                Xperience Realty


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