The Real Estate Institute of Tasmania held its 2016 Annual Awards for Excellence on Saturday night at the Launceston Country Club. The event was hosted by comedian Shelley Craft, host of television shows including Domestic Blitz, The Block and Reno Rumble.
Mark Berry, CEO of the REIT, said the event was the most successful Awards night for years.
"With the assistance of Shelley Craft from the Block, Comedian Dean Atkinson, and over 200 REIT members and sponsors, the event was nothing short of sensational," he said.
The number of nominations was up on previous years, showing how well the event is regarded in the industry.
This year's winners were:
Community Service Award – Harcourts Launceston
Achievement Award – Wendy Squibb, Halliwell Property Agents Devonport
Communications Award – 4one4 Real Estate, Glenorchy
Commercial Property Manager of the Year – Jessie Legge, NAI Harcourts North
Business Broker of the Year – John Blacklow, Knight Frank Hobart
Residential Property Manager of the Year – Melanie Nawrocki, Harcourts Signature Rosny Park
Residential Sales Person of the Year – Natalie Downton, Downton Property Hobart
Commercial Sales Person of the Year – Andy Howell, NAI Harcourts North
Commercial Agency of the Year – Knight Frank Hobart
Innovation Award – 4one4 Real Estate Glenorchy
Corporate Support Person of the Year – Rebecca Blackwell, Harcourts Launceston
Small Agency of the Year – Sims for Property Launceston
Medium Agency of the Year – 4one4 Real Estate Glenorchy
Large Agency of the Year – HC Real Estate, Incorporating Harcourts Signature and Northern Suburbs
"The REIT congratulates all our winners and wish them good luck with their nominations in the REIA National Awards to be held in Canberra in March 2017," said Berry.
Carlton Heres, who was REIT's winning entry in the Australasian Schools Auctioneering Competition, was acknowledged during the evening.
"To all those who nominated for the REIT Awards, thank you for having the courage to enter and compete against your fellow agents, members and peers," said Berry. "To those who were not successful, without you we have no awards, so don’t give up. Review your nomination and see what you can improve on for 2017."
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