20 May 2024

ACT hot property at national real estate awards

| Ian Bushnell
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The ACT contingent at the REI national awards in Hobart – Willem Du-Plessis from Colliers Canberra; REIACT President and Property Collective Director Hannah Gill; Renee Boyle and Jarryd Kirchner from the Property Collective; REIACT CEO Maria Edwards; LJ Hooker Woden/Weston franchise owner Jane Macken; Debbie Daly and Sarah Smyth from Colliers Canberra; Michael Ceacis from Canberra Commercial; Nick Evans, Laura Marsh and Liz Thornton from Colliers Canberra. Photo: REIACT.

ACT real estate professionals had a big night out at the Real Estate Institute of Australia’s 2024 National Awards for Excellence held in Hobart over the weekend.

The ACT punched above its weight and took out nearly a third of the awards on offer, including commercial agency of the year, and residential and commercial salesperson of the year.

It won seven out of 25 awards, the highest number for any state or territory.

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Colliers Canberra topped the trophy haul, bringing home three awards – Commercial Agency of the Year, Debbie Daly was named Commercial Property Manager of the Year, and Sarah Smyth took home the Achievement Award.

The Property Collective won two awards.

Jarryd Kirchner was named Business Development Manager of the Year, and the firm also won Residential Property Management Team of the Year.

The Commercial Salesperson of the Year award went to Michael Ceacis from Canberra Commercial.

Jane Macken of LJ Hooker Woden/Weston was the Residential Salesperson of the Year.

REIACT President Hannah Gill said this recognition was a testament to the excellence and hard work of real estate professionals in the ACT.

Ms Gill said it was a remarkable achievement for ACT representatives.

“They are the best in our industry and I could not be more proud to see them recognised in the whole of Australia as well,” Ms Gill said.

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REIACT Chief Executive Officer Maria Edwards said the multiple wins added to the Institute’s milestones this year, coinciding with its 50th year of operation.

“I am immensely proud of what the ACT finalists and winners have achieved, and we will use this momentum to continue providing ways to help them improve the professional standards in the ACT’s real estate industry,” Ms Edwards said.

The ACT also made it to the finals of the 2024 Australasian Auctioneering Championships, or AUSTROS, held on the same day in Hobart, represented by Alec Brown from Ray White Canberra.

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