2019 REINZ Awards for Excellence in Real Estate


The 2019 REINZ Awards for Excellence in Real Estate were held in late August at the Cordis Auckland and saw 40 awards presented to individuals, offices and agencies from different sectors of the profession. A crowd of nearly 500 people gathered in the Great Room and it was a great evening celebrating success across the industry.

Photos from the event can be found here.

Bindi Norwell, REINZ Chief Executive says: “Each year we are blown away by the high-calibre of entries, many of whom have won their own local or agency awards making for some extremely tough competition. The support that we see from across the industry and brands as everyone comes together to celebrate these awards is inspiring. It is great to celebrate success across the country and to be the best of the best is a noteworthy achievement.

“Thank you for helping to raise the bar of the real estate profession and for all your hard work,” concludes Norwell.

Many thanks to our three key partners, who make these events possible; realestate.co.nz, Property Press and ABC Photosigns.

Residential Property Management Awards

  • Residential Property Manager - Rising Star: Kelly Thornton, Wendell Property Management, Auckland City

  • Residential Property Manager: Hannah Tillman, Harcourts Tandem Property Management, Orewa

  • RPM Business Development Manager: Brendan Goodwin, Goodwins, Parnell

  • Small Office: Tommy’s Property Management, Wellington

  • Medium Office: Barfoot & Thompson, Mt Albert

  • Large Office: Barfoot & Thompson, Pukekohe

Best Multi-Media Campaign

  • Jadyn Dixon, Harcourts Cooper & Co, Takapuna

Innovation Award

  • Tommy’s Property Management, Wellington

Community Awards

  • Small Winner: Kris Cunningham, Harcourts Cooper & Co, Milford

  • Medium Winner: Harcourts Cooper & Co, North Shore

Individual Real Estate Sales Awards

  • Manager: Katherine Shepherd, LINK Business, Christchurch

  • Office Administrator: Jackie McKenna, Ray White Progressive Realty, Invercargill

  • Personal Assistant: Shelley Cheriton-Weeks, Lowe & Co Realty, Wellington

Residential Sales

  • Residential Rising Star: Yogesh Bhargava, Harcourts Grenadier, Christchurch City

  • Residential Salesperson – Volume: Cameron Bailey, Harcourts Gold Real Estate, Papanui

  • Residential Salesperson: Sharon Donnelly, Mat Andrews Bayleys Wanaka

  • Small Residential Office – Volume: Property Brokers, Waipukurau

  • Small Residential Office: Mat Andrews Bayleys Wanaka

  • Medium Residential Office – Volume: Property Brokers Whanganui

  • Medium Residential Office: Lowe & Co Realty Wellington

  • Large Residential Office – Volume: Whalan & Partners, Bayleys Christchurch

  • Large Residential Office: Whalan & Partners, Bayleys Christchurch

Business Broking

  • Business Broker Rising Star: Jason Still, Barker Business Brokerage, Rosedale

  • Business Broker Salesperson: Anthony Gilbert – ABC Business Sales Auckland

  • Small Business Brokerage Office: Bayleys, Auckland City

  • Medium Business Brokerage Office: Barker Business Brokerage, Rosedale

  • Large Business Brokerage Office: LINK Business, Ellerslie

Commercial and Industrial

  • Commercial and Industrial Rising Star: Aaron Donaldson, Harcourts Monarch Commercial, Hamilton

  • Commercial and Industrial Salesperson: Mike Houlker – Bayleys Auckland Central

  • Small Commercial and Industrial Office: Tremain Commercial, Colliers International Hawke’s Bay

  • Medium Commercial and Industrial Office: Colliers International New Zealand, Highbrook

  • Large Commercial and Industrial Office: Bayleys Auckland Central


  • Rural Rising Star: Tim Gallagher, PGG Wrightson Real Estate, Ashburton

  • Rural Salesperson: Snow Williams, Bayleys Country Tauranga

  • Small Rural Office: PGG Wrightson Real Estate Cambridge

  • Medium Rural Office: Bayleys Country Tauranga

  • Large Rural Office: PGG Wrightson Real Estate Tauranga

Agency Awards

  • Small Agency: LINK Business

  • Medium Agency: Harcourts Cooper & Co

  • Large Agency: Barfoot & Thompson