Winners From 2008 National Awards For Excellence Night

Nominees for the Awards came from across Australia and all had previously been selected as State or Territory Award winners.

"Entries in the 2008 Awards were of the highest standard," REIA President Noel Dyett said. "The commitment to best practice and industry leadership by all the Award nominees is impressive."

Two winners of REINSW Awards for Excellence went on to win REIA National Awards:

Simon Kersten, Colliers International
Residential Salesperson (sponsored by
In his 15 years in the property sector Simon Kersten has worked in all areas of the industry, winning awards in both commercial and residential sales and becoming a market leader through marketing and innovation. As well as establishing a number of real estate offices, he has a strong track record, selling numerous multi-million dollar properties and setting a number of market records.

Jacqueline Dwyer, McGrath Estate Agents
Achievement (sponsored by The Mentors)
Jacqueline Dwyer is a sales representative with McGrath Estate Agents. McGrath Estate Agents’ impact on the Australian real estate market is largely due to its driving ambition to be the world’s most customer centric real estate company, providing 6-star service to its clients – an ambition Jacqueline lives out in her work as a sales representative.

Other winners included:

Kevin Sheehan, REIV
REIA President’s Award

Independent Property Group, ACT
Large Residential Agency (sponsored by Direct Connect)

Sissons Estate Agents, Queensland
Small Residential Agency (sponsored by

Colliers International, Queensland
Commercial Agency (sponsored by

Evan Florinis, Commercial SA Property Group, SA
Commercial Salesperson (sponsored by

Alexandra Scott, Top Notch Property Management, ACT
Residential Property Manager (sponsored by Aon)

Johann de Beer, Colliers International, Queensland
Commercial Property Manager (sponsored by

John Trafford, Dale Wood Business Sales Consultancy, SA
Business Broker (sponsored by

Frank Valentic, Advantage Property Consulting, Victoria
Buyer’s Agent (sponsored by Your Investment Property)

Toop and Toop, SA
Innovation (sponsored by PRDnationwide)

Independent Property Group, ACT
Communications (sponsored by Direct Connect)

Nelson Alexander, Victoria
Community Service (sponsored by Deposit Power)

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Marc Pallisco

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