PHOTO: 2021 REINSW Awards for Excellence Finalists

The Real Estate Institute of New South Wales (REINSW) has announced the finalists for its annual Awards for Excellence.

Now into its 25th year, the prestigious Awards for Excellence is the most respected honours within the real estate profession acknowledging exceptional performances across the industry.

REINSW President, Leanne Pilkington, said while it is always important to recognise outstanding work, it is particularly significant this year because of the upheaval caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

“It has been such a turbulent time, so we want to recognise the amazing efforts by our members and the resilience they showed during 2020,” she said.

“The REINSW is the peak body for the industry and our Awards for Excellence have a certain level of kudos and for our distinguished recipients it will be a career highlight.

“All the finalists should feel very proud, it is validation of a job well done in difficult and unprecedented circumstances.” The Awards for Excellence offers 23 categories covering both agencies and individuals. Ms Pilkington said submissions included some exciting best-practice ideas to emerge from the pandemic.

“The Awards for Excellence does give us an opportunity to reflect about what was forced upon us in 2020 and how much more efficient that has made us,” she said.

“A lot was implemented in 2020 as a result of lockdown and it will hold us in good stead if we continue to adopt some of these systems and technology.”

After a virtual event last year, The Awards for Excellence Gala Dinner is back live and in person. It is scheduled to take place Thursday, 9 September 2021 at The Star Entertainment Centre in Sydney.

There will be information released about ticket purchases during the next few weeks. You can keep up to date with the latest information about the Awards for Excellence by visiting

2021 REINSW Awards for Excellence Finalists


Emma Congdon – Complete Home Realty

Georgina Goldsworthy – One Buyers Agency

Georgia Rostron – LJ Hooker Cessnock



Leon Axford – Axford Auctions

Jake Downs – AuctionWorks

Alex Pattaro – Ray White

Stuart Ritchie – McGrath Sylvania

Clarence White – MenckWhite Auctioneers


BDM (Business Development Manager)

Peter Domjen – Propertybuyer

Madeline Freemantle – Leah Jay

Adam Freitas – Raine & Horne Newtown

Ayush Jain – Morton Real Estate

Blake Mariner – Highland Property Agents


Buyers’ Agent

Amanda Gould – HighSpec Properties Pty ltd

Rich Harvey – Property Buyer

Simone Luxford – Essential Property Wealth

Kitty Parker – Kitty & Miles

Carli Skurnik – One Buyers Agency

Buyers’ Agency


Michelle May Buyers Agents

One Buyers Agency

Property Buyer


Commercial Property Manager

Andrew Burrows – Martin Morris & Jones Pty Limited

Josh Clements – CI Australia Pty Ltd

James Elliot – Colliers International

Kiah Lingwood – Jones Lang LaSalle (NSW) Pty Ltd


Commercial Salesperson

Joshua Charles – One Commercial

Travis Machan – Martin Morris and Jones Wollongong

Miron Solomons – Colliers International

Sophie Tieman – Colliers International

Commercial Agency Small


One Commercial

Commercial Agency

Large CI Australia

Colliers International


Colliers International

Property buyer

Wiseberry Heritage



McGrath Estate Agents Sawtell

River Realty

Upside Realty

John Greig OAM Community Service

Cathy Baker – Belle Property Killcare

Christian Bracci – Raine and Horne Concord

Bryce Gibson – LJ Hooker Cessnock

Colin Lee – Inspire Realty Pty Ltd


Operational Leadership

Kelly Blake – Cunninghams

Mellissa Gibson – LJ Hooker Cessnock

Kate Organ – Dowling Real Estate Raymond Terrace

Mandy Wurth – River Realty


Operational Support

Toni Atkinson – Alldis & Cox

Megan Chynoweth – Raine and Horne Ocean shores

Michelle Derderyan – Propertybuyer

Rebecca Eveleigh – Leah Jay

Sarah Weatherley – McCulloch Agencies


Property Marketer

Mechlenne Douaihy – Merc Real Estate

Simone Lavender – Colliers International

Troy McNeice – Molenaar + McNeice

Eddie Toubia – Green St Property


Rural Marketer

George Barton – McCulloch Agencies

Michael Guest – Rural Property NSW

Tony Santolin- Grith Real Estate


Residential Property Management Team

Century 21 Novocastrian (Newcastle) Property Management


Highland Property Agents

Home Specialist Property Management

Leah Jay

PRDnationwide Newcastle and Safe Hands Property Management

Raine & Horne Gosford

Raine & Horne Newtown

Wiseberry Heritage


Residential Salesperson

Cathy Baker – Belle Property Killcare

David Goldring – The Property Shop Mudgee

Christopher Henry – River Realty

David Highland – Highland Property

Peter Kerras – Colliers International

Alyse Pilley – The Property Shop Mudgee

Ric Serrao – Raine & Horne Double Bay /Bondi Beach

James Yahl – Marshall. Chan. Yahl.


Residential Sales Team


Green St Property Sales

Highland Property Agents

Raine & Horne Ocean Shores / Brunswick Heads

Sanders Property Agents

Real Estate Agency Small

Green St Property Sales

Harbourline Real Estate Pty Ltd

My Agent Team


Real Estate Agency Medium

Ayre Real Estate

Biller Property

Molenaar and McNeice

The Property Shop Mudgee


Real Estate Agency Large

Chadwick Real Estate


Highland Property Agents

River Realty

Sanders Property Agents

Tim Anderson OAM Residential Property Manager

Laetitia Jones – Home Specialist Property Management

Donnett Martin – River Realty

Keira Masling – Leah Jay

Brad McHugh – Highland Property Agents

Antonio Mesiti – The Management Agency

Gabriella Scodeller – Sanders Property Agents