Leading Sydney real estate office pips interstate rivals for major gongs at Raine & Horne’s National Awards

Media release - Thursday 23rd August, 2012

Raine & Horne Double Bay takes top awards


Offices from NSW, Queensland and the Northern Territory were the big movers and shakers at Raine & Horne’s National Awards, announced on Tuesday 21st August in Melbourne.

The awards, held at the iconic Grand Hyatt Melbourne, attracted a record 400 guests from Raine & Horne’s national and international network, with Sydney real estate royalty Raine & Horne Double Bay scooping the blue chip categories, Top Office (Dollar Value) and Top Office (Number of Sales).

However, the powerful Eastern Suburbs-based firm, which employs approximately 80 sales agents and property managers, had to contend with some red-hot competition from category newcomers Raine & Horne Gladstone in the Top Office (Number of Sales) division, and Raine & Horne Darwin in the Top Office (Dollar Value) criteria.

Indeed, Richard Steele, a sales agent with Raine & Horne Gladstone, came from the clouds to grab the Top Salesperson (Number of Sales) prize from more fancied rivals in Sydney, Perth, Melbourne and Brisbane, while Raine & Horne Darwin’s Lenny Holt grabbed fourth place in the category.

In another upset, Raine & Horne Commercial Brisbane North grabbed the award for Top Commercial Office (Dollar Value) from 2011’s REIA commercial office of the year, Raine & Horne Commercial Canberra.

Angus Raine, CEO, Raine & Horne, congratulated the winners of the office and individual awards (see list below), and said that the network’s leading offices demonstrate a number of common characteristics. 

“Our leading offices use auctions extensively to deliver the best results for owners, they usually have two to four principals, and employ at least 20 property professionals,” commented Mr Raine.

“They also have significant rent rolls and all team members consistently attend training.

“Likewise, our gold medal winning principals are team leaders, mentors and coaches, who soak up as much training as possible and who urge their teams to greater heights.”

The 2011/12 Raine & Horne National Awards for Excellence winners include:

Top Office (Number of Sales)

Raine & Horne Double Bay

Top Office (Dollar Value)

Raine & Horne Double Bay

Top Commercial Office (Dollar Value)

Raine & Horne Commercial Brisbane North

Top Office (Auction Listings)

Raine & Horne Double Bay

Top Rural Office (Dollar Value)

Raine & Horne Mudgee

Top Country Office (Dollar Value)

Raine & Horne Bathurst

Top Coastal Office (Dollar Value)

Raine & Horne Mollymook / Milton

Top Salesperson (Dollar Value)

Michael Pallier, Raine & Horne Double Bay

Top Salesperson (Number of Sales)

Richard Steele, Raine & Horne Gladstone

Top Salesperson (Auction Listings)

Andrew Sorensen, Raine & Horne Charmhaven

Top Principal (Number of Sales)

Andrew Sorensen, Raine & Horne Charmhaven

Top Commercial Salesperson (Sales Dollar Value)

Frank Morella, Raine & Horne Commercial Canberra

Top Commercial Salesperson (Number of Sales)

Steve Burke, Commercial Canberra

Top Commercial Salesperson (Leasing Dollar Value)

Frank Morella, Raine & Horne Commercial Canberra

Top Commercial Salesperson (Number of Leasing Transactions)

Trent Stephens, Raine & Horne Commercial North Sydney

Top Commercial Salesperson (Auction Listings)

Trent Bruce, Raine & Horne Commercial Brisbane North

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For further media information or if you wish to attend the presentation contact:

Angus Raine, CEO, Raine & Horne on 02 9258 5422/ 0409 920 697

Andrew Harrington, National Marketing & Communications Co-ordinator on 02 9258 5400