State's best real estate professionals announced

Staff Reporter

The best real estate professionals in Queensland have overcome floods and a lacklustre economy to be included in a group of around 50 finalists for next year’s Real Estate Institute of Queensland (REIQ) Awards for Excellence.

“Agencies and agents across the state had to utilise every ounce of their skills and professionalism this year to make a sale and sometimes to ensure their business remained viable,” said REIQ managing director Dan Molloy.

“In the face of these trying circumstances, this year’s finalists deserve to be applauded not only for their tenacity but for recognising that even a difficult year can have a silver lining.”

This year’s finalists, who are competing for 14 awards, come from across South East Queensland as well as Toowoomba, Fraser Coast, Gladstone, Townsville and Cairns. Individual and agency winners will automatically progress into the 2012 National Awards for Excellence in Darwin in March next year.

Winners will be announced at the 2012 REIQ Awards for Excellence gala event on Friday 10 February at the Sofitel Brisbane.

Finalists for the 2012 REIQ Auctioneer of the Year will be announced in December.

The 2012 REIQ Awards for Excellence finalists are:

Large Residential Agency of the Year
• Jeff Jones Real Estate, Stones Corner, Brisbane
• Lucy Cole Prestige Properties, Bundall, Gold Coast
• Place Estate Agents, Brisbane
• Ray White Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast

Medium Residential Agency of the Year
• All Realty Group, New Farm, Brisbane
• Amber Werchon Property, Mooloolaba, Sunshine Coast
• Dowling & Neylan Real Estate, Noosa Heads, Sunshine Coast
• Henzells Mooloolaba, Sunshine Coast
• Place Newmarket, Brisbane

Small Residential Agency of the Year
• Century 21 on Duporth Rentals, Maroochydore, Sunshine Coast
• LJ Hooker Tannum Sands, Gladstone
• Townsville Rentals Pty Ltd, Townsville

Commercial Agency of the Year
• Century 21 Commercial Hervey Bay
• Chase Commercial, Newstead, Brisbane
• Colliers International Gold Coast
• Raine & Horne Commercial Brisbane Southside, Archerfield/Rocklea, Brisbane

Residential Salesperson of the Year
• Brett Andreassen, Doug Disher Real Estate, Toowong, Brisbane
• Shannon Harvey, Place Estate Agents, Bulimba, Brisbane
• Matt Lancashire, Ray White New Farm, Brisbane
• Michelle McLeod, McLeod Partners – Ray White Toowong, Brisbane
• Damien Said, Century 21 on Duporth, Maroochydore, Sunshine Coast
• Heath Williams, Place Estate Agents, New Farm, Brisbane

Commercial Salesperson of the Year
• Mark McCann, Colliers International, Brisbane
• Tania Moore, CBRE Pty Ltd, Broadbeach, Gold Coast

Residential Property Manager of the Year
• Amanda Boccalatte, LJ Hooker Cairns Edge Hill, Cairns
• Jean Brown, Jean Brown Properties, Oxenford, Gold Coast
• Yasna Hawthorne, LJ Hooker Mooloolaba, Sunshine Coast
• Katie Knight, RE/MAX Success, Toowoomba
• Ranita Patel, Place Newmarket, Brisbane

Commercial Property Manager of the Year
• Deborah Bishop, CBRE, Brisbane
• Jackie Graham, Colliers International Brisbane Pty Ltd, Brisbane
• Karen Muscat, Chase Commercial, Newstead, Brisbane
• Daniel Shafferman, Wright Property Group, Newstead, Brisbane

Buyers Agent of the Year
• Simon Pressley, 6-Point Property, Fortitude Valley, Brisbane
• Ayda Shabanzadeh, Grow Property, Newstead, Brisbane
• Elizabeth Wilcox, Hot Property Specialists Buyers Agency, Coorparoo, Brisbane

Rookie of the Year
• Christopher Knight, Position One Brisbane Property Centre, Camp Hill, Brisbane
• Matthew Mandl, PRDnationwide Townsville
• Michael McCullagh, Ray White Stafford, Brisbane
• Fiona McVilly, Place Annerley, Brisbane

Business Broker of the Year
• Paul Brooks, Real Estate Dynamics, Herston, Brisbane
• Brendan Ford, Ray White Maroochydore, Sunshine Coast
• Iain Horne, Benchmark Business Sales, Varsity Lakes, Gold Coast
• Michael Yared, Savvy Business Sales, Mooloolaba, Sunshine Coast

Corporate Support Person of the Year
• Sally Adam, Colliers International Brisbane Pty Ltd
• Greg Tate, Raine & Horne Commercial Brisbane Southside, Archerfield/Rocklea, Brisbane
• Amy Wolter, Place Estate Agents, Brisbane

Community Service Award
• Calibre Real Estate Pty Ltd, Red Hill, Brisbane
• CBRE, Brisbane
• John Henderson Real Estate, Mermaid Beach, Gold Coast
• Place Group Pty Ltd, Brisbane
• Ray White Surfers Paradise Group, Gold Coast

Staff Reporter

The best real estate professionals in Queensland have overcome floods and a lacklustre economy to be included in a group of around 50 finalists for next year’s Real Estate Institute of Queensland (REIQ) Awards for Excellence.

“Agencies and agents across the state had to utilise every ounce of their skills and professionalism this year to make a sale and sometimes to ensure their business remained viable,” said REIQ managing director Dan Molloy.

“In the face of these trying circumstances, this year’s finalists deserve to be applauded not only for their tenacity but for recognising that even a difficult year can have a silver lining.”

This year’s finalists, who are competing for 14 awards, come from across South East Queensland as well as Toowoomba, Fraser Coast, Gladstone, Townsville and Cairns. Individual and agency winners will automatically progress into the 2012 National Awards for Excellence in Darwin in March next year.

Winners will be announced at the 2012 REIQ Awards for Excellence gala event on Friday 10 February at the Sofitel Brisbane.

Finalists for the 2012 REIQ Auctioneer of the Year will be announced in December.

The 2012 REIQ Awards for Excellence finalists are:

Large Residential Agency of the Year
• Jeff Jones Real Estate, Stones Corner, Brisbane
• Lucy Cole Prestige Properties, Bundall, Gold Coast
• Place Estate Agents, Brisbane
• Ray White Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast

Medium Residential Agency of the Year
• All Realty Group, New Farm, Brisbane
• Amber Werchon Property, Mooloolaba, Sunshine Coast
• Dowling & Neylan Real Estate, Noosa Heads, Sunshine Coast
• Henzells Mooloolaba, Sunshine Coast
• Place Newmarket, Brisbane

Small Residential Agency of the Year
• Century 21 on Duporth Rentals, Maroochydore, Sunshine Coast
• LJ Hooker Tannum Sands, Gladstone
• Townsville Rentals Pty Ltd, Townsville

Commercial Agency of the Year
• Century 21 Commercial Hervey Bay
• Chase Commercial, Newstead, Brisbane
• Colliers International Gold Coast
• Raine & Horne Commercial Brisbane Southside, Archerfield/Rocklea, Brisbane

Residential Salesperson of the Year
• Brett Andreassen, Doug Disher Real Estate, Toowong, Brisbane
• Shannon Harvey, Place Estate Agents, Bulimba, Brisbane
• Matt Lancashire, Ray White New Farm, Brisbane
• Michelle McLeod, McLeod Partners – Ray White Toowong, Brisbane
• Damien Said, Century 21 on Duporth, Maroochydore, Sunshine Coast
• Heath Williams, Place Estate Agents, New Farm, Brisbane

Commercial Salesperson of the Year
• Mark McCann, Colliers International, Brisbane
• Tania Moore, CBRE Pty Ltd, Broadbeach, Gold Coast

Residential Property Manager of the Year
• Amanda Boccalatte, LJ Hooker Cairns Edge Hill, Cairns
• Jean Brown, Jean Brown Properties, Oxenford, Gold Coast
• Yasna Hawthorne, LJ Hooker Mooloolaba, Sunshine Coast
• Katie Knight, RE/MAX Success, Toowoomba
• Ranita Patel, Place Newmarket, Brisbane

Commercial Property Manager of the Year
• Deborah Bishop, CBRE, Brisbane
• Jackie Graham, Colliers International Brisbane Pty Ltd, Brisbane
• Karen Muscat, Chase Commercial, Newstead, Brisbane
• Daniel Shafferman, Wright Property Group, Newstead, Brisbane

Buyers Agent of the Year
• Simon Pressley, 6-Point Property, Fortitude Valley, Brisbane
• Ayda Shabanzadeh, Grow Property, Newstead, Brisbane
• Elizabeth Wilcox, Hot Property Specialists Buyers Agency, Coorparoo, Brisbane

Rookie of the Year
• Christopher Knight, Position One Brisbane Property Centre, Camp Hill, Brisbane
• Matthew Mandl, PRDnationwide Townsville
• Michael McCullagh, Ray White Stafford, Brisbane
• Fiona McVilly, Place Annerley, Brisbane

Business Broker of the Year
• Paul Brooks, Real Estate Dynamics, Herston, Brisbane
• Brendan Ford, Ray White Maroochydore, Sunshine Coast
• Iain Horne, Benchmark Business Sales, Varsity Lakes, Gold Coast
• Michael Yared, Savvy Business Sales, Mooloolaba, Sunshine Coast

Corporate Support Person of the Year
• Sally Adam, Colliers International Brisbane Pty Ltd
• Greg Tate, Raine & Horne Commercial Brisbane Southside, Archerfield/Rocklea, Brisbane
• Amy Wolter, Place Estate Agents, Brisbane

Community Service Award
• Calibre Real Estate Pty Ltd, Red Hill, Brisbane
• CBRE, Brisbane
• John Henderson Real Estate, Mermaid Beach, Gold Coast
• Place Group Pty Ltd, Brisbane
• Ray White Surfers Paradise Group, Gold Coast

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