Raine & Horne Darwin high achiever named Australasia’s best real estate executive

Media release - 10th October, 2013

Ilyse Elphick wins BDH Cup at 2013 Real Estate Agency Best Practice Awards

  • The award is presented to the best senior executive operating in a real estate agency
  • Since joining Raine & Horne Darwin in 2009, Ms Elphick has contributed to the firm’s massive business growth - sales business has increased tenfold and the property management operation has grown by 400%

Raine & Horne Darwin’s assistant general manager, Ilyse Elphick, has landed the celebrated BDH Cup, an annual award recognising the best senior administrative officer involved with a real estate agency in Australasia, at the 2013 Real Estate Agency Best Practice Awards, held recently on the Gold Coast.

Since 2006, the award, which is presented by BDH & Co, a Sydney-based chartered accounting firm, has been won by some the brightest real estate specialists in Australia and New Zealand.

Ilyse Elphick“It’s no secret at Raine & Horne Darwin that Ilyse is one of the best senior executives in residential real estate, and the BDH Cup simply confirms this status,” says Glenn Grantham, General Manager, Raine & Horne Darwin, which is rated among the top five per cent of best practice real estate firms in Australasia.

The BDH Cup is presented to a senior administrative officer or general manager, who has made a positive impact on the business’s performance, particularly in areas such as employee recruitment and retention, training, technology, repeat and referral business, and profitability.

“Ilyse, who began her career in real estate in 1997 as a junior receptionist, ticks all the KPI boxes required to win this award,” says Mr Grantham.

“She started as a junior as an 18 year old, and has never once sought a career change, which is unique in our industry.

“It’s rare to find someone with Ilyse’s commitment to real estate and her dedication to the industry, real estate consumers, and Raine & Horne Darwin has been recognised with this award.”

It’s also no accident that Raine & Horne Darwin has enjoyed substantial business growth since Ilyse joined its ranks in 2009, with the office recently ranking second for the dollar value of its sales at the 2012/13 Raine & Horne National Awards.

“Over the last four years, we have increased the sales business tenfold at Raine & Horne Darwin and Raine & Horne Palmerston, and the property management operation by 400%, and Ilyse has made a significant contribution to this growth,” says Mr Grantham.

For all your sales and property management needs, in Darwin and surrounding suburbs, contact Raine & Horne Darwin (08 8941 8941) or Raine & Horne Palmerston (08 8932 6666).


For further media information contact:

Glenn Grantham, General Manager, Raine & Horne Darwin on 0418 803 222

Andrew Harrington, National Marketing & Communications Coordinator on 02 9258 5400