Last week, more than 400 Western Australian real estate professionals gathered for the REIWA 2022 Awards for Excellence in Crown Perth.
REIWA CEO Neville Potti said 2021 was a great year for the WA state real estate market, reflected in stellar nominations.
“The strength of this year’s finalists shows that the role of real estate professionals is as fundamental as ever, helping Western Australians navigate their travel, buying and renting trips,” he said.
The awards are presented to real estate professionals who demonstrate best practices in their careers, going beyond their clients, industry and society.
“On behalf of the institute, I would like to thank all of our finalists for their commitment to maintaining high industry standards and delivering high results for their clients,” Mr. Potti said.
“Congratulations to the winners. This is a wonderful achievement that you should proudly share with your colleagues, clients and society. ”
Mr. Potti was also honored, receiving the Kevin Sullivan Memorial Award for his outstanding commitment to the industry over the past 45 years.
This is the highest rating an institute can bestow on an individual and is appointed and accepted by the REIWA Board.
Mr. Potti is the longest-serving employee who began his career in 1977 as an accountant.
He held the positions of Chief Financial Officer and Administration, Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer before being appointed Chief Executive Officer in 2012.
Mr Potti has seen many ups and downs in WA real estate and has played a key role in helping the institute adapt to the digital age.
One of its greatest legacies is the industry portal reiwa.com and, more recently, the REIWA Accreditation Program, which recognizes members ’best practices by fostering trust and appreciation for what real estate agencies do.
Another achievement during Mr. Potti’s tenure as CEO was the establishment of the REIWA Community REInvest program and a partnership with the Salvation Army.
REIWA President Damian Collins said Mr Potti was a very worthy recipient whose dedication and contribution to the industry cannot be overstated.
“Neville is a fan of the real estate industry and is arguably one of the most significant figures in REIWA’s 104-year history,” he said.
“On behalf of the REIWA Council, I would like to congratulate Neville on receiving this most well-deserved award.”
The winners will represent WA at the National Real Estate Award of Australia for outstanding achievements next year.
REIWA 2022 AWARDS FOR
Kevin Sullivan Prize – Neville Potti
Achievement Award – Alison Ratten, Blackwood Valley Real Estate
Business Development Manager of the Year – Nicola Ogilvy, Rentwest Solutions
Buyer Agent of the Year Award – Trevor Dunkley, Property Wizards
Commercial Agency of the Year – Ray White Commercial WA
Commercial Seller of the Year – Brett Wilkins, Ray White Commercial WA
Award for Public Merit – Nicolas Fleet,
Mint in East Fremantle
Innovation Award – JNG Property Group
The big housing agency of the year is Mack Hall Real Estate together with Knight Frank
Marke Garner of the Year Award – Realmark Urban
Award in the field of marketing and communication – dethridgeGROVES Real Estate
The average housing agency of the year – one housing
Award for operational leadership – Daisy Campbell, Xceed Real Estate
Person of the Year for Operational Support – Christina Jellie, Rentwest Solutions
Residential Property Management Team of the Year – Xceed Real Estate
Residential Real Estate Manager of the Year – Christy Coping, Real Estate Management in Perth
The residential sales team of the year is Vivien Yap & Co
The seller of the year in residential premises – Sean Sit, Starlight Property Group
The small housing agency of the year is Starlight Property Group
Strata Management Agency of the Year – Realmark Strata.