Some of real estate’s most prominent figures have been nominated for the title of Industry Thought Leader ahead of the industry’s annual awards.
Ewan Morton from Sydney agency Morton will have a chance to win the coveted gong for the third consecutive year after being named as one of the seven finalists.
The others are Fiona Blayney from Real Plus, Manos Findikakis from Eview Group, Peter Hanscomb from Belle Property, John Keating from Keatings Real Estate, Jo-Anne Oliveri from Ireviloution and Michael Sheargold from Real Estate Results Network.
LJ Hooker will also be hoping to make it three wins in a row in the Major Network of the Year category.
Three other firms are in the running for a hat-trick of wins: Place Estate Agents for Major Independent of the Year; Belle Property for Boutique Network of the Year; and Starr Partners for Best Innovator.
The gala awards dinner will include a range of other coveted awards, including the awards for Metropolitan Sales Agent of the Year and Metropolitan Principal of the Year.
Tim Foote from Belle Property Mosman will be hoping to win the sales agent gong for a second consecutive year.
His rivals will include fellow Sydney agents Michael Clarke from Clarke & Humel Property, Simon Harrison from Belle Property Lane Cove and Hunters Hill, Alexander Phillips from Phillip Pantzer Donnelley, Norman So from Strathfield Partners and Tracy Yap from Tracy Yap Realty.
Three Melbourne agents are also in contention: Glen Coutinho from RT Edgar Boroondara; Tim Heavyside from Fletchers Real Estate; and Helen Yan from Hockingstuart Balwyn.
Adrian Abel from Perth agency Abel McGrath Property Group has also been nominated.
Three of those star sales agents have also made the short list for the Metropolitan Principal of the Year in the form of Adrian Abel, Glen Coutinho and Tracy Yap.
The other nominees are Ewan Morton, Cherie Humel-Clarke from Clarke & Humel Property, Harry Kyriakou from Allens Reat Estate, Simon McGrath from Abel McGrath Property Group and Robert Pignataro from Strathfield Partners.
Click here to see the full list of finalists.
The gala awards dinner will be held at The Star in Sydney on 16 July.
[Related: Last year’s winners]