REIWA’s 2018 Awards for Excellence winners announced

REIWA president Damian Collins (right) with Kevin Sullivan Memorial Award winner Ian Cornell.
REIWA president Damian Collins (right) with Kevin Sullivan Memorial Award winner Ian Cornell.

IT has been a successful year for Century 21 Team Brockhurst with the Thornlie-based agency taking home three awards at last night’s REIWA Awards for Excellence.

They received the awards for Medium Residential Agency of the Year and Community Service, while Melissa Harmer was named Support Person of the Year.

“This agency has a genuine interest in the community and is generous in selflessly giving their time and energy to their local community,” REIWA chief executive Neville Pozzi said.

“It is the human connection that inspired them to realise their responsibility to give back to their community as often as they can and seek an active involvement within the community whenever possible.

“They also aim to deliver outstanding service to their clients through building long-term relationships.”

The prestigious Kevin Sullivan Memorial Award was presented to The Professionals Michael Johnson & Co director Ian Cornell.

Mr Pozzi said he was a very worthy winner.

“With over 40 years of hands-on agency experience, Ian is particularly well-known for his contribution to the auctioneering and property management sectors,” he said.

“He is a qualified auctioneer and has served as a State and National Chair of the Professionals real estate group for many years.”

More than 430 real estate professionals attended the awards, which were held at Crown Perth and celebrated and acknowledged excellence in the WA real estate industry.

Mr Pozzi said they were a unique opportunity for the institute to acknowledge those WA real estate professionals who demonstrated best practice in their chosen careers, going above and beyond for their clients, industry and the community at large.

“The Awards for Excellence transcend mere selling acumen, instead recognising those who go above and beyond for their clients, have outstanding business acumen and who are experts in their chosen fields,” he said.

“This year’s awards are particularly noteworthy as they fall within REIWA’s centenary year; the quality of tonight’s nominees and winners are a testament to the high standards our members have set since 1918.

“On behalf of the Institute, I’d like to congratulate the 2018 nominees and winners on your achievements and the excellence service you continue to provide the WA community in the face of what remains a challenging marketplace.”

The 2018 Awards for Excellence winners will represent WA in the Real Estate Institute of Australia’s National Awards for Excellence, which are being hosted by REIWA in 2019.

“I look forward to WA taking centre stage at the national awards and seeing tonight’s winners compete against the best in the country,” Mr Pozzi said.

2018 REIWA Awards for Excellence winners

Kevin Sullivan Memorial Award: Ian Cornell

Achievement Award: Chloe Mason, CBRE

Communications Award: Rentwest Solutions

Community Service Award: Century 21 Team Brockhurst

Corporate Support Person of the Year: Melissa Harmer, Century 21 Team Brockhurst

Innovation Award: Century 21 Advance Realty

Commercial Property Manager of the Year: Kendal Cross, CBRE

Large Residential Agency of the Year: Hedland First National Real Estate

Medium Residential Agency of the Year: Century 21 Team Brockhurst

Residential Property Manager of the Year: Laura Levisohn, M Residential

Residential Salesperson of the Year: Peter Clements, Mint Real Estate

Small Residential Agency of the Year: Benchmark Specialist Property Managers

Buyer’s Agent of the Year: Ray Chua, Momentum Wealth Residential Property