The REB Awards has developed a robust awards methodology that recognises growth, business development, diversity, leadership, innovation, business excellence and contribution to Australia’s real estate industry, using key benchmarks and performance indicators.

To view all award categories, click here.

stage 1

Any individual or group wishing to enter the 2020 REB Awards is asked to complete a detailed submission answering key criteria items.

Nominating is easy and will take less than a minute; nominations across multiple categories can be done on the one form.

stage 2

All submissions must be received through our secure awards platform by 5:30pm on 15 May.

Our awards platform is safe, secure and compliant. It is ISO/IEC 27001 certified, compliant with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), PCI DSS, and more.

stage 3

Finalists are announced; individuals and groups will be contacted directly as well as published on Real Estate Business and the REB Awards website. Finalists will be announced in the month of June, starting from of 1 June.

stage 4

Submissions will be delivered to a panel of respected industry professionals and business leaders who will assess each submission. Judges will score each submission across a range of criteria, which can be found under each category description once you have registered to lodge a submission. A number of judges will individually assess each submission for each category, offering a blended score and assessment.

stage 5

One winner will be announced per award category, with the awards presented on the 25 June, 2020.

For additional details on the methodology and your submissions, please contact our team here.


Methodology and Judging
Alex Brgudac

Head of Partnerships

Alex brings almost 20 years of diverse experience across the financial services industry to his role in building and leveraging a national partnership network for Prospa.

Working with industry associations, aggregators and other stakeholders, Alex looks to build mutually beneficial partnerships that will help provide small business owners with better access to finance. Many Prospa partners are small business owners themselves and Alex has a strong appetite to provide support and tools to help them succeed.

With a strong track record of delivering uncompromised and sustainable growth in challenging and competitive markets, Alex believes integrity is everything and honest conversations will always go a long way to deliver positive business and customer outcomes.

Methodology and Judging
Andrew Phanartzis

Property Association

Andrew Phanartzis is currently the Director of Property Association, a consultancy firm for residential developers in Australia. The company offers a suite of services including, acquisition, planning, creative, sales and property management.

Andrew is extremely motivated, knowledgeable, loyal and reliable. He prides himself in exceeding expectations, adding dollar value to clients and sets the bar high. He believes the property market is dynamic and constantly evolves his strategic approach to enhance its effectiveness.

Andrew’s exposure to large residential developments, master planned communities and house and land subdivisions has provided a wealth of experience with some of the largest developers in Australia.

Andrew is a licenced real estate agent, holds a BA in Human Resource Management & English from the University of NSW and has completed PS146 Financial Planning qualifications.

Methodology and Judging
Brett Spencer

Opica Group

At Opica Group, we provide Lenders & Brokers with Australia’s only Customer Transaction Verification and Responsible Lending Engine designed to manage and verify a consumers’ spending habits. We are due to launch “YourRentCheck”, Australia’s first AI Assisted rental payment verification platform for Real Estate Property Managers using our proprietary Artificial Intelligence engine. Brett been working in the Mortgage & Finance industry for over 25 years and in 2011 was recognized by the MFAA as a Fellow of the Mortgage & Finance Association of Australia. In 2001, he pioneered outsourced mortgage processing services by creating the first BPO (Business Process Outsourcing) operation for Mortgage Brokers in Australia, ultimately becoming the world’s first and only rated Loan Processing solutions provider by Standard & Poor's. After taking the reins of the Stargate Group in the early 2000’s, he was instrumental in introducing the first Mortgage Broker CRM Systems into the Australian Mortgage Landscape all while guiding it through the GFC. . In 2014, he led the Stargate business through its acquisition by the ASX listed Rubik Financial Limited (RFL) and worked through a 2-year transition as Group Executive – Mortgages. He also serves as Executive Director of business advisory firm TICH Consulting Group, Chairman of soon to be launched Equity Lending fintech Lendmore Australia & is an advisor to a number of Mortgage and Real Estate companies in Australia.

Methodology and Judging
Chris Eves

Associate Dean, Research and Innovation
RMIT University

Chris Eves is Professor in Property at RMIT University and the Associate Dean, Research and Innovation in the School of Property, Construction and Project Management. Chris is also the Higher Degree Research Director in the PCPM School.

Prior to his appointment at RMIT, Chris was the Professor of Property Economics and Academic Program Director at Queensland University of Technology from 2009 to 2017 and the Professor of Property Studies at Lincoln University from 2006 to 2008. He has also held positions at the University of Western Sydney, where he completed his Master (Hons) and PhD degrees in the areas of rural property values and investment performance.

Chris is A Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and is currently appointed to the RICS Global Land and Resources Board. He is also an Associate of the Australian Property Institute and has been a member of the API National Education Committee since 2009. He has appointments on national and international Journal editorial boards in the fields of Property and Valuation

Before commencing his academic career at UWS, Chris was employed for 16 years with the State Bank of NSW in Valuation, Agribusiness and Credit Administration roles.

Chris has numerous publications in Australian and International journals on topics ranging from valuation methodology, property stigma to property investment performance and market analysis.

Methodology and Judging
Craig West

CEO & Founder
Succession Plus

Craig West is a strategic accountant who has over 20 years’ experience advising business owners. His background as a CPA in public practice, provided invaluable experience in the key issues of concern to business owners. Following 6 years of study to gain two masters degrees, Craig focused on Capital Gains Tax (CGT) for business sales advising on strategic management of tax issues. This experience formed a very strong view that business owners (and often their advisers) were unprepared and unaware of the steps required to prepare a business for exit.

Craig now acts as a strategic mentor for mid-market business owners and has written four critically acclaimed books on employee incentives, succession planning, asset protection and exit strategies. Craig has conducted numerous seminars and keynote presentations throughout Australia & internationally, including adviser education programs for the Institute of Chartered Accountants and CPA Australia.

Craig’s practice Succession Plus is the largest Business succession and exit planning firm in Australia, with offices in every state and provides advice and strategy for clients looking to prepare their business for a successful exit.

In March 2014, Craig was appointed Executive Chairman of the SME Association of Australia, Australia’s largest small business organisation and is also the host of SME Radio – a weekly program focused on strategic business issues. In October 2014, he was awarded the Exit Planner of the Year at the Exit Planning Institute Annual Conference in Texas USA as a result of his innovative development of an exit planning process to help business owners maximise business value and achieve a successful exit.

During 2015, Craig commenced Doctoral studies on the topic of using Employee Share Ownership plans ( ESOP”s ) as a Business Succession and Exit planning tool. Craig’s proprietary structure - a Peak Performance Trust - has won the Australia wide award for the Employee Share Ownership Plan of the year twice in four years.

Methodology and Judging
Dave Skow

RE/MAX Elite

Raised in the Riverina region of NSW, Dave Skow has a real estate career spanning over 19 years and has held roles in property management, franchise management and training for the Real Estate Institute NSW. Opening Wagga Property Management as a sole operator in January 2014, Dave achieved phenomenal growth, listing over 800 managements in just 4 years of operation. Now leading a team of sales and property management professionals and enjoying the continued growth of his business, Dave is passionate about business development & growth, and imparting his knowledge and experience to other operators throughout the country.

Methodology and Judging
David Forrest

First National Cairns Central & Cairns Beaches

David Forrest started his real estate career in Melbourne in the early 1980,s where he became a principal and an accomplished Auctioneer. He has been a partner of First National Real Estate Framptons from 1991 to 2019. During that time, he took a position on the First National SA/NT council. David served on the REINT board for many years and was Vice Chairman. He has accepted two ministerial appointments and has worked in an advisory capacity for the NT Government. David moved to Queensland and opened another office in Cairns, First National Cairns Central in 2012. He was appointed to the First National Queensland council in 2013. He was made Chairman of the Queensland council in 2015 and appointed to the First National, National Board of Directors in 2016. He has served as National Chairman for two years stepping down this year in May.

Methodology and Judging
Donna Stone

Stone Business Coaching

Donna Stone is an entrepreneur, multi award winning business coach and published writer. She grew her own business from a garage to five locations around Australia before successfully selling it. She has been business coaching for over a decade and just had her sixth book published. Her business is called Stone Business Coaching.

Whilst she has formal qualifications, it’s her 30+ years of real world experience which has allowed her to become an expert in her field. She has previously judged awards and funding applications in both Sydney and Brisbane and sits on a number of Boards and Committees.

Methodology and Judging
Jason Back

Broker Essentials

Jason is the Director of Broker Essentials and is a well know figure in the finance industry and sort after media commentator. In 2016 Jason foundered Broker Essentials and launched a training course for brokers after years of inquiries into the best practices and habits of a high performance business.

Jason was the Managing Director of The Australian Lending & Investment Centre (ALIC) and has been instrumental in taking ALIC to the forefront of the mortgage brokering industry. In 2014,15,16 and 2017 ALIC was voted the top independent brokerage of the year by Mortgage Professional Australia, Australia’s best brokerage in 2014 & 15 at the Australian Mortgage Awards and MFAA in 2016 and 2018.

Jason has created a practical and targeted program for brokers and administration staff that will help them grow their business by focusing on sales through service excellence. Jason’s Broker Essentials will take you through the behaviours of the nation’s best brokerage focusing on process, business management and the client journey.

Jason has over 27 years’ experience in the finance sector, having worked in senior sales, distribution and management roles for ANZ and having provided financial advice and services on behalf of financial planning, equity trading platforms, private banking, lending and retail distribution brands.

More details can be found on LinkedIn and at Broker Essentials

Methodology and Judging
Jeff Zulman

Founder & Managing Director
TrailBlazer Finance

Jeff Zulman is one of Australia’s leading M&A specialists, with expertise in the mortgage broking and financial intermediary industries. Jeff’s market knowledge and savvy insights have been gained over a 25-year period, from executive roles at Goldman Sachs on Wall Street and in London, to managing financial institutions in Sydney. Jeff also understands what it takes to successfully start, manage, buy and sell businesses, as he has done so with several of his own businesses.

As the Founder and Managing Director of Trailblazer Finance, Jeff offers finance, brokerage and consulting to mortgage brokers, financial planners, accountants, equipment rental brokers, real estate agents and strata managers. Jeff and Trailblazer Finance provide the loans that banks can’t or won’t provide.

Jeff is sought-after in the finance industry as a speaker, writer, commentator and awards judge. Jeff studied at the University of Witwatersrand, South Africa, read law at Oxford University, England, and studied Tax Law at Sydney University.

Methodology and Judging
Jess Densley

Real Estate Mentor
Jess Densley Real Estate Coach

Jess Densley is the founder of the Elite Agency Success System, a leading real estate consultancy group working with business owners and sales people to achieve peak performance in their business worldwide.

He has previously been a high performing real estate agent ranked in the top 2% of agents in Australia, inside the countries largest franchise group operating from a regional market place. Jess also has been a leading business owner who operated an awarding winning real estate business that was crowned the number one regional business a record 4 times across Victoria & Tasmania.

As well as being a leading sales coach, Jess also has credentials as an accredited level one (ICG) human behaviour coach working with corporate organisations on unlocking potential in their individuals and teams.

Methodology and Judging
Joshua Frith

Managing Director
The Dubs

Josh has a career spanning over 30 years helping finance brands build their audience with content that people want to watch, read and share.

Originally a finance journalist by trade with News Corp, he’s worked across Australia, Asia and the UK with giants in media, big banks and the world’s biggest internet company, Google.

In 1996 Josh co-founded financial content marketing agency The Dubs and has since been helping Australia’s finance brands create engaging content that makes them stand out. Working with big brands like Westpac, CBA, ANZ, BT Financial, TAL, and Citi, Josh has led the agency to create content that helps clients grows brand credibility, audience engagement and scale across global markets.

Methodology and Judging
Kevin Turner

Real Estate Talk

Kevin worked in radio as General Manger of various east coast radio stations. He started in real estate in 1988 and was ranked in the Top 10 Salespeople in the state until he was appointed as State CEO 1992.
He operated a number of real estate offices as business owner and was General Manager of several real estate offices in Christchurch.
He now hosts a real estate show on Radio 4BC and a weekly podcast at . He is the host of a daily 7 to 10 minute podcast show for real estate professionals at

Methodology and Judging
Kylie Walsh

General Manager
Di Jones

As General Manager of DiJONES Real Estate and a Licensed Real Estate Agent, Kylie drives results through building and working with a world-class team to implement best in sector products and services for clients, thereby delivering long-term market share growth, profitability and inspiring leadership for her DiJONES team. Working alongside the company's CEO to ensure growth and expansion, Kylie is responsible for increasing management's effectiveness and executing strategic plans.

With over 24 years' experience in the industry, she has held a variety of roles that have taken her from the beach to the bush in positions of increasing responsibility. Working in senior management and leadership roles for Australia's major franchise groups, Kylie joined DiJONES in 2014. In addition to industry qualifications, Walsh holds Diplomas in Marketing, Accounting and Business Management and is an Accredited Trainer. She has won numerous real estate industry awards at the elite level for sales, property management and leadership. She was a State finalist in the Telstra Business Woman of the Year Award and awarded in 2018 The Most Influential Women in Real Estate.

Methodology and Judging
Leanne Pilkington

Managing Director

Leanne is Managing Director of leading New South Wales boutique real estate group Laing+Simmons, and one of the real estate industry's most respected and sought after commentators.

She is one of only a handful of women leading franchise organisations across the country. Addressing the gender imbalance, empowering women agents, developing a Male Champions for Change program suitable for small business and pushing towards industry-wide professionalism are all key passions for Leanne.

She continues to pioneer industry firsts such as establishing a women's real estate networking group, which is now an international initiative, and introducing counselling and employee assistance programs for Laing+Simmons team members, while serving on industry bodies and championing the growth of professionalism in the industry at large.

Her 35 years of experience covers the full spectrum of real estate services: residential sales, property management, retail management, commercial leasing, property development and franchise management.

Leanne is a Licensed Real Estate Agent, completed her Ass. Dip. Valuation at UTS and a Masters Degree in Business Administration at the Sydney Graduate School of Management.

She has been a Finalist in both the Telstra and Optus Business Women awards, and AREA for Most Influential Women in Property. She has been awarded the REB Thought Leader for 2017, a finalist in 2018, 2019 and was recognised in the recent 100 most Powerful People in Sydney list, and she is the current President of the REINSW.

Methodology and Judging
Lisa Brown

Real Estate Trainer
Lisa B Group

Lisa has been in real estate since 1993 owning multiple Real Estate Businesses. Lisa is a successful Real Estate Trainer and Coach. Founder of Lisa B Media, The Real Estate Training Community and The Real Estate Hotline.

Named by Elite Agent Magazine as Top 50 Influencer in Real Estate In Australia.

5 x Best Selling author.

REINSW - Top 24 female coaches, speakers and trainers in real estate.

You will find Lisa every day at sunrise on her kayak where she enjoys magic moments, shark and dolphin spotting.

Methodology and Judging
Lisa Montgomery

Performance Coach and Consultant
Take2 Consulting

With more than thirty years experience in the lending and finance sectors, Lisa Montgomery is a respected leader, commentator and consumer advocate within the Australian financial services industry.

In 2004 Lisa joined Resi Mortgage Corporation as Head of Consumer Advocacy and quickly took over the direction of additional business functions, which ultimately saw her elevated to the role of Chief Executive Officer in 2010.

Prior to her role at Resi, Lisa was Head of Consumer Information and Advocacy for Wizard Home Loans, as Brand spokesperson and customer relations champion, Lisa became the most quoted individual in the country for Home Loan products, services and related issues.

Before her time at Wizard, Lisa spent three years at financial services information provider and online ratings agency, Infochoice Ltd where she reached the level of CEO and ultimately took the business to profitability.

In 2012 Lisa was diagnosed with breast cancer and subsequently retired from her role as Chief Executive Officer of Resi Mortgage Corporation to focus on her health.

Today, as a nationally recognized consumer advocate, Lisa provides regular commentary for, national radio and television. She is a Board member of the Breast Cancer Network Australia and holds the position of Senior Counsel at

Lisa continues to enjoy her ‘encore’ career as a specialist business strategy consultant, performance coach and finance expert.

Methodology and Judging
Maria Findikakis

Eview Group

Maria Findikakis is courage and determination personified, with a belief that with the right attitude you can achieve anything. From early on in her career in Real Estate, Maria’s natural warmth and ability to connect with people fuelled her desire to achieve the best possible outcomes for her clients. She quickly became a top negotiator and salesperson.

Intent on succeeding in Real Estate, Maria bravely set about ensuring that she acquired the skills she needed to continue her successful journey from Real Estate employee to Real Estate business owner, leaving her husband with little choice but to join her and help guide them through their new adventure. Despite the many challenges they have faced on their real estate journey, their success has gone from strength to strength.

Maria’s passion is people – and that is why she is attracted to the recruitment side of Eview Group, scouting for driven candidates to capitalise on the freedom and support offered by Eview Group and revelling in their success. This genuine desire to help people and see them succeed, and the ambition to remove all of the typical real estate industry obstacles limiting an agent’s success, have resulted in the Eview Group business models available today. The end result is the benevolent culture within the organisation that sees agents cheering their peers’ success with the same genuine pride and exultation.

Together with Eview Group CEO and husband Manos Findikakis, their constant innovation and ever-evolving provision of solutions to Real Estate Professionals is a result of their leadership and their willingness to go against Industry norms. It can be said that Eview Group is where Inspiration dances with Daring.

Methodology and Judging
Neville Hurst

Senior lecturer
RMIT University

Neville Hurst is a senior lecturer in property studies at RMIT University, Victoria, Australia. Originally trained as an electrical engineer he has worked extensively in industry and for the last 33 years in the property sector as a practitioner and academic. Prior to joining education Neville owned and operated his own real estate agency for many years selling and managing properties on behalf of clients. A significant part of this business was a business brokerage run in partnership with his business partner. Academically Neville’s research interest focuses on real estate industry practices, valuation practices, housing markets and in particular energy efficient housing. Currently undertaking his Phd, Neville is investigating real estate agent attitudes and engagement with sustainable housing and is working with peak industry bodies to create greater awareness of the importance of energy efficient housing for a sustainable future.

Methodology and Judging
Peter Aquilina

Real Estate Dynamics

As a Director of Real Estate Dynamics and CEO, Peter Aquilina leads and drives the Board of Directors’ vision, innovation, growth and development of the business.

Peter ensures that our unique business strategies and plans are in alignment with short term and long term objectives that support business leaders to increase profits and their assets’ value at all stages of their business lifecycle.

Peter enjoys empowering our RED team to produce the desired results that are consistent with the Board’s overall strategy and mission and seeing each team member succeed and also grow personally and professionally.

Peter has extensive business acumen, invaluable knowledge and expertise in the property services industry and its rapidly changing landscape. His expertise in business management, research, planning, product development, presentation, communication and sales in highly competitive, international and specialised markets is invaluable to RED, our Clients, and the property industry and also other external industries.

Methodology and Judging
Peter Lynch

Client Relationship Manager

Peter Lynch is a leader in Professional Indemnity Insurance in the real estate, valuation and management right industry sectors.

He boasts over 30 years experience with Aon Risk Solutions and as the Client Manager is responsible for developing new business within the real estate sector including the identification of business opportunities with franchise groups and other stakeholders.

He took a significant role in providing advice and support to introduce a Real Estate specific indemnity insurance scheme and is responsible for the highly successful REIQ/REINT schemes which he coordinated with the assistance of industry, lawyers, underwriters and claims staff.

Peter has a strong interest in promoting safe and quality business practices in real estate and has been a regular contributor to course materials, presentations and editorial submissions. He has been called upon to be a guest speaker at training forums for the REIQ, REIA, REINT, REIWA and various franchise groups.

Peter also provides individual Risk Management training to a number of his Franchise Group clients.

Methodology and Judging
Peter White

Managing Director

Peter White is the Executive Director of the FBAA and first started as a volunteer with the FBAA in 2003 as the State President for NSW, then National President and Chairman of the Board of Directors.

Peter’s banking and finance career spans 40 years covering retail banking, private banking, investment banking, established RAMS Home Loans first sales office in 1993, first CEO for Wizard Home Loans (Mark Bouris's foray into broking), and has run several mortgage management and broking businesses of his own.

A strong and passionate advocate for industry, Peter spends a large amounts of time with regulators and government, as well as being a Registered Lobbyist in his own right.

He also sits on the Small Business Association of Australia's Advisory Board, is a champion and campaigner for Parents of Special Needs Children, and is the leading advocate for Mental Health Awareness in our finance industry.

Methodology and Judging
Piyush Tiwari

University of Melbourne

Dr Piyush Tiwari is Professor of Property at University of Melbourne, Australia. Prior to his current position he was Director – Policy at Infrastructure Development Finance Company (IDFC), India, where he was responsible for formulating policies for private financing of urban infrastructure in close cooperation with national and state governments. Earlier, he was Senior Lecturer (Property) and Program Leader, MSc (International Real Estate Markets) at the Business School, University of Aberdeen, UK. He has held positions at the largest mortgage company, HDFC, India and the University of Tsukuba, Japan.

His research interests include housing economics and mortgages, commercial real estate investment, and financing infrastructure in developing countries. He is author of five books and has published numerous research papers on issues related to real estate and infrastructure. He is a Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). His other professional activities include Member, International Land Measurement Standards Committee, Director, Asian Real Estate Society, Editorial Board, Property Management and Associate Editor, International Real Estate Review.

Methodology and Judging
Rex Afrasiabi

Principal Lawyer
M A Legal

Rex is a principal and the founder of M A Legal. Rex started M A Legal with an immense drive to help his clients achieve success within the framework of the law.

Rex has an extensive legal background holding roles as General Manager and Legal Counsel for a large manufacturing distribution company, Senior Solicitor acting for members of the BRW 1000 Entrepreneurs List as well as legal counsel for government bodies and charitable organisations.

He is known for his business acumen and ability to guide clients not only through complex commercial litigation and business negotiation but in their strategic growth and planning needs. He has played a pivotal role not only in start-ups but in existing large enterprises with his clients comprising real estate moguls and business leaders.

Rex brings a unique and fresh perspective to legal challenges in business and commerce as he himself engages in significant property development ventures, sits on a number of boards as well as is a founding director of the charity, Build 4 Kids Inc.

Rex develops and extremely strong rapport with his clients and is driven to achieve the best possible outcomes for them and in return has built a significant and loyal following. He is an extremely passionate individual who does not do anything in half measures; it takes one look at his collection of motor and boxing memorabilia to know that he will fight for his clients. His lovely demeanour aside, he is fierce and fearless in all his pursuits.

Rex is a family man having welcomed his daughter into the world in 2017 and has an ambitious list of pursuits outside of work not limited to snowboarding, racing cars and motorbikes, boxing, weight training, enjoying a good wine and espresso martini, and travelling.

Methodology and Judging
Sadhana Smiles

Harcourts Property Management

Sadhana Smiles is the CEO Property Management for Harcourts International. Prior to this role she was the CEO for Harcourts Victoria.

Starting her career as a receptionist she has created a brand that has placed her amongst her peers as a thought leader and industry commentator.

Under her leadership Harcourts Victoria is the leading business unit globally within the group, the fastest group franchise group in Australia, increasing their market share over their competitors.

She has taken the brand to being one of the most recognised, most quoted and most heard.

She is passionate about the issues of violence against women and diverse gender equality - “our workplaces must reflect the communities we work in”

In 2012 she bought Walk a Mile in their shoes to Victoria, getting 250+ men and women to walk a mile in Melbourne in high heels. This is now a national event for the group across Australia, raising funds for White Ribbon’s Breaking the Silence Schools Program and making a clear statement as a group that violence against women is not OK!

In 2013 Sadhana published her first book – People Power – Did You Have Them @ Hello, a step by step guide to developing and managing performance driven teams.

In 2016 Sadhana wrote I Want What she’s Having a self-help journal to coach and mentor en masse, helping to discover who you are and what you stand for.

In 2013 Sadhana was named the Victorian Telstra Business Women of the Year, as well as the Victorian Telstra Private Corporate Sector award.

In 2016 she was named AFR/WBC One Hundred Women of Influence in Australia

In 2017 Sadhana won the Victorian Leader/Manager of the Year with Institute of Managers and Leaders

In 2008 Sadhana founded Links Fiji – a not for profit, focused on providing pap smears to women in remote islands. Cervical cancer is one of the highest causes of death for women in Fiji due lack of testing.

Sadhana’s drive comes from her desire to leave the world she influences a better place.

Sadhana has earned a reputation as a popular speaker and presenter, she is a podcaster, regularly asked to present at some of the industry’s most prestigious events, Women’s Conference and many franchise conferences.

Methodology and Judging
Tiffany Wilson

Director and Founder
Chronicle Republic

Tiffany founded Chronicle Republic and School of Social for Real Estate to pursue her love of real estate and her drive to make brands shine.

Her specialization is content marketing and social media for real estate agents and businesses. With over 10 years'experience in the real estate industry across various disciplines including marketing, sales, property management and leadership she truly understands the needs of her customers.

Tiffany holds a Masters in Marketing and BA in Communication (Journalism) and has worked on marketing projects with some of the top real estate professionals in the country.

Former Marketing Director for an award winning, innovative real estate agency, Tiffany was awarded the first ever industry award for Digital Marketing in 2014.

Passionate about working with entrepreneurs to help them grow their businesses Tiffany prides herself on helping brands bring their stories to life.

Methodology and Judging
Tim Gavan

Cameron Brae Group

Tim is currently COO of land developer and investor Cameron Brae Group. The Group controls and has interests in projects with over 10,000 lots in South Western Sydney and NSW.

Methodology and Judging
Tony Dormer

Senior Advisor
Tricor Services (Australia)

Tony is a Senior Adviser of Tricor Services (Australia) a multi-discipline professional services firm. The firm provides in-bound and out-bound business advisory, management consulting, tax and compliance, bookkeeping, corporate secretarial services and payroll services.

Tony is a Fellow with Chartered Accountants (FCA), Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (MAICD) and Chartered Tax Adviser (CTA) with the Taxation Institute of Australia.

He has extensive experience with business mergers, acquisitions, corporate restructuring, taxation and business planning. He is a Past President of the NSW Business Chamber, and is a Director and Board member with some of the firm’s corporate and not-for-profit clients.

Tony’s entrepreneurial style and ability to ‘think outside the square’, is key to providing clients with a level and style of service that is unique among professional service practices.

Methodology and Judging
Tony Rowe

MRT Training

Tony is the CEO and MD of MRT Training.

He is a post-graduate degree qualified professional with diploma-level qualifications in Education, Property, Business, and Training & Assessment Systems. He is a Justice of the Peace in NSW.

Tony has been involved in the administration of several Registered Training Organisations (RTO) with a focus on the real estate and property sectors over the past 18 years.

Tony has an extensive background in education, training, business and sports coaching. He brings a wealth of experience to the table every time!

He is well known for innovation in delivery and has been responsible for the development of many training programs which have given rise to new delivery methods by competitor organisations. He is a leader in the development of RPL (Recognition of Prior Learning) processes in the property sector.

He has an established reputation as a key solution provider for employers and businesses in the property sector that require a focus on the development of their teams to meet the business objectives.

Tony’s focus is on individual outcomes, and tailoring solutions that take into consideration the circumstances and experience of the client.

Methodology and Judging
Vasili Hadzellis

Head Consultant | Trainer | Coach
Core Property Management Consulting Australia

Vasili Hadzellis is an award-winning business coach and consultant who made an impact on the world of real estate at 17 years old. In a gutsy move, he left his lucrative career with one of Australia’s largest Real Estate Corporations to start his own business and fulfil his passion for making a difference in the industry he loves.

As Core Property Management Consulting Australia, Vasili helps hundreds of real estate agents Australia-wide get passionate about Property Management and business growth.

Known for his unlimited energy and enthusiasm, Vasili is a sought-after keynote speaker and advisor who shares his expertise and insights at major real estate conferences, mastermind groups and is regularly featured as a columnist for Residential Property Manager Magazine.

With an ever-growing list of accolades and awards, he has personally designed and implemented new processes, procedures, innovative systems and technology for a multitude of real estate companies and achieved impressive market share results.

One of his standout achievements includes building a rent roll organically from zero to 1000 for one of Sydney’s top real estate agencies in only 3 short years.

Since then, he has gone on to kick-start growth for many agencies using the same innovative strategies.

Committed to lifting the benchmark in property management services, Vasili is on a personal mission to revolutionize the experience owners and tenants receive within the Real Estate industry and educate professionals on delivering superior service.

Clients and customers rave about his “infectious” energy and the ability to “eazify” the complex – making property management and business strategy easy to understand and implement.

A truly motivating, inspiring and ‘genuine’ professional, Vasili takes the commitment of “delivering excellence” to a whole new level and is unwavering in his dedication to help others achieve their dreams, goals and sky-high ambitions.