Canberrans shine at national real estate awards

Published on: 01/07/2021

Women led the way in this year’s Real Estate Institute of Australia (REIA) National Awards for Excellence, taking out eight of the 11 individual agent categories, according to REIA president Adrian Kelly.

From the 83 finalists, there was an increase in female candidates in the different categories from previous years, in particular in the category of Residential Salesperson of the Year, Mr Kelly says.

Canberrans stood out, too, taking home three wins. NSW won seven of the 20 awards, followed by Victoria with four wins, and three wins also went to WA and Victoria.

Covering all aspects of the real estate sector, including residential and commercial agencies, residential and commercial sales, residential and commercial property management, business brokers, buyers’ agents, community service, innovation and communications, Mr Kelly says unlike other award programs, the REIA National Awards for Excellence focuses on transactions, statistics and profit.

“The awards for excellence are awarded purely on merit following deliberation by a comprehensive judging process,” he says.

In the ACT, Belle Property Canberra took out Large Residential Agency of the Year, buyer’s agent and director of Capital Buyers Agency, Claire Corby, was crowned the national Buyer’s Agent of the Year, and Burgess Rawson Canberras managing director Guy Randell has been named REIA Commercial Salesperson of the Year. Here’s why…


Results-driven Guy wins two years in a row
BURGESS Rawson Canberra’s managing director Guy Randell has been named REIA Commercial Salesperson of the Year 2021 for the second year in a row.

He was among Australia’s top real estate professionals who were celebrated at the 2021 Real Estate Institute of Australia (REIA) Awards for Excellence on June 10 in Darwin at the Mindil Beach Casino Resort.

Guy was also named Commercial Salesperson of the Year for 2020, but unfortunately the award ceremony was cancelled due to COVID-19.

“A high calibre of industry professionals from across Australia entered the REIA National Awards, so winning at the national level for the second year in a row is a great honour and the highlight of my career to date,” he says.

For Guy, the awards recognise the hard work Burgess Rawson has put in over the past five years in Canberra.

“It stands for what we’ve managed to achieve – from setting up the company, making a name for itself, getting respect in the industry and of course, our clients for giving us the work,” he says.

Most agents will claim to have broad experience, but few can match the diverse property background that Guy Randell brings to the Burgess Rawson Canberra team.

With more than 25 years working across both the public and private sectors, Guy is one of the ACT’s foremost and most awarded property experts and his extensive experience in commercial sales, leasing and project marketing make him the ‘go-to’ for vendors and investors alike.

However, it’s his active involvement in precinct design, retail leasing/sales, development, master planning and ultimately investment sales, to ensure they positively influence Canberra’s shape, that truly set him apart.

Guy is engaged exclusively by developers and property owners to generate the best possible returns on their investments. His results are market-leading.

“My primary strategy and point of difference in achieving exceptional results for my clients has to be the consultancy services I provide in advance of sales,” he says.

“I take every call, attend every meeting and ensure that my clients have the utmost faith in my market knowledge, my passion for property and know that I will achieve the best possible outcome for them.”

He has played a key role in delivering Burgess Rawson’s large commercial projects in the Canberra region, notably the major inner-north development, DKSN.

DKSN is a joint venture development by Doma Group and Englobo, which will see Dickson transform into a buzzing centre for work, food and play.

With a vibrant blend of retail, residential apartments, state-of-the-art office space and north Canberra’s largest transport hub, DKSN will be home to hundreds of residents, thousands of office workers and 15,000 daily commuters.

“DKSN is the big project that Burgess Rawson Canberra has worked on that we feel like we have really made a difference in the industry and it has given us an opportunity to showcase the expertise we’ve got,” Guy says.

Throughout the challenges of 2020, Guy kept clients up-to-date and reassured them that it was business as usual – even though the staff were all working three times harder!

“Some agents gave up; however, we kept in contact with all clients and in 2020, we did more transactions than we’ve done in any other year,” he says.

For now, Guy is getting right back to business.

“We’ve got plenty of exciting projects in the works, so watch this space.”

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