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Finalists announced for the Leading Property Managers Association Awards

The finalists of the 12 categories for the Leading Property Managers Association Awards have been announced with the winners to be revealed at the LPMA conference, 10-11 May on the Gold Coast.

“The LPMA Awards are an opportunity for the best in our industry to shine and get the recognition that they deserve,” said LPMA Australia National Manager Jodie Stainton.

“We’ve had a record number of submissions this year and the bar was set extremely high.”

The awards categories include Excellence in Business Development, Large and Small Agency of the Year and the newest category, Excellence in Innovation, which focuses on agencies who are at the forefront of digital evolution.

“People in our industry work so hard, so we pride ourselves on putting together a really special night that reflects their commitment,” said Ms Stainton.

The opportunity to prove himself against the best of the best is the main reason that Tim Ellis from Magic Rentals, finalist in three categories, entered the awards.

“I felt we had a lot of work to do, but it takes something like this to make you realise how far we’ve come – I’m absolutely elated,” said Mr Ellis.

“The whole team is going to love this; it gives them recognition for the hard work they have done and demonstrates what we can achieve when we stick to our processes,” he said.

The LPMA conference is popular with independent agencies, with more than 60 per cent of attendees coming from non-franchise businesses all over Australia.

“Independent agencies don’t always get the opportunity for camaraderie, shared learnings and technological guidance – which is where LPMA comes in,” Ms Stainton said.

This year LPMA is focusing on data, and how agencies can harness it to gain greater clarity and performance in their business for better customer outcomes.

Speakers at this year’s event include Tom Panos, Hayley Mitchell, Phil Harris, Suzannah Toop and Chris Helder.

Complete list of Awards Finalists: 

LPMA Property Manager of the Year 
Vicki Wharton, Coronis
Dairne Smith, Just Property Management
Lisa Guthrie, Peter Blackshaw Woden Creek
Janet Durrant, Top Shelf Asset Management
Esther Nilson, The Agency WA
Linda Gulabovska, Right Choice

Rising Star
Mel Cringle, Independent Property Group
Zoe Wheelhouse, Independent Property Group
Ebonee Russo, Independent Property Group
Silvana Di Camillo, Network Pacific Real Estate
Chadez Hodge, Just Property Management
Lauren Anderson, Doyle Spillane Real Estate

Excellence in Corporate Support
Simone Firns, Network Pacific Real Estate
Bec Reid, John Pye Real Estate
Chloe Hutchinson, Ristic Real Estate
Leanne Demetrius, Ristic Real Estate
Tamika Sheldon, Hodges Prahran

Excellence in Innovation
Melbourne Property Managers
John Pye Real Estate
Network Pacific Real Estate
Empire Estate Agents

Excellence in Customer Service
The Leasing Network
Empire Estate Agents
Coronis
Magic Rentals
Magain Real Estate

Excellence in Business Development
Maria Edwards, Peter Blackshaw Woden Creek
Jemma Dorkins, Hodges Prahan
Corey Davis, Metropole
Matt Carroll, Norwest Select

Business Development Team of the Year
Network Pacific Real Estate
Acton South
Image Property

Excellence in Leadership
Jodi Ford, Coronis
Hannah Gill, Independent Property Group
Sarah Martin, Melbourne Property Managers
Tim Ellis, Magic Rentals
Stephen Briffa, Network Pacific
Kaan Ristic, Ristic Real Estate

Property Management Team of the Year – Small Agency
Xperience Realty
John Pye Real Estate
Acton South
Magic Rentals

Property Management Team of the Year – Large Agency
Peter Blackshaw Woden Creek
Investors Edge
Coronis
Network Pacific Real Estate
Distinct Property Management
Just Property Management
Image Property

Excellence in Leasing
Danielle Coady, Element Property Services
Rebecca Rumbold, Slade Property
Emily Kelly, Peter Blackshaw Woden Creek
Natalie Wand, Prudential Real Estate

Innovative Website
Sutherlands Property Management
Empire Estate Agents
Image Property
Prudential Real Estate

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