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With Ray White approaching their 21st year in the New Zealand property market the 2014 Ray White Conference and Awards promises to be a truly spectacular event. Designed to show recognition to those in the network who excelled in the last 12 months, at this years event we also hope to acknowledge our Foundation Members – those who have been with us from the start of our time in New Zealand.
Our Ray White Corporate team have been working hard on securing a diverse line up of speakers for the day conference who include Sir Graham Henry, Paul Henry, Cameron Calkoen, Tom Panos and Jason Gunn. Carey Smith, CEO of Ray White New Zealand couldn’t be more excited about the line-up for the event – “designed to insight and inspire, it would be a pity for our members to miss this opportunity.”
Carey himself has been fortunate to conduct two pre-event interviews with keynote speaker Sir Graham Henry and Paul Henry – both of which can be viewed on the Ray White New Zealand YouTube page. After 26 years in the media, and fresh of the back of launching his new show, Paul Henry talks about real estate, ambition, trusting others, being true to yourself and experiences money can’t buy. He shares with us too his thoughts on being an estranged member of the royal family, self confidence and being a superhero. Sir Graham Henry takes us back to his early as a physical education teacher and talks too about his first coaching role in the 1970s and the madness that keeps him doing it. In the interview he talks more about the role of the coach, sharing responsibility, earning respect and simply trusting people to do their job. Both he and Paul Henry tell us too about their real estate endeavours – from his first real estate purchase of a Christchurch property for $10,000 to a sale 18 months later which saw him double his money – Sir Graham tells us about his thoughts on joining the industry, plus Paul talks about what a real estate agent would have to do to win him over. (There is still time too to submit questions to both Paul Henry and Sir Graham Henry for them to address at this years’ conference. Simply email questions through to Stephanie Watson at Ray White Corporate.)
Jason Gunn, one of the most recognised faces on New Zealand television best known for his roles hosting Wheel of Fortune and Dancing With the Stars, will certainly add a new dynamic to Wednesday’s Property Management Day Conference while Sir Graham Henry, Paul Henry and Tom Panos, the Real Estate Advertising Director for News Limited and also one of Sydney’s leading real estate auctioneers, will present at the Thursday Conference. The day conference will be rounded out with the inspiring personal story of Cameron Calkoen – who will talk about his personal journey of pushing though the physical limitations associated with his cerebral palsy to set his own goals and go on to representing New Zealand.
With a record number of nominations too in our awards categories of Administrator of the Year, Personal Assistant of the Year, New Start Salesperson of the Year, Property Manager of the Year, New Start Property Management of the Year, Property Management Support Staff Member of the Year, Property Management Office of the Year Property Management Innovation Award we’re sure to have an exciting night of announcements at the Thursday night awards ceremony as we recognise our standout achievers for the last year.
The Ray White Group are proud to recognise City Realty who trade as Ray White City Apartments together with AJ McPherson & Associates Rolleston Ltd who trade as Ray White Rolleston who were both honoured this evening as the top real estate agencies throughout New Zealand in the Medium and Small Office category. This recognition was presented tonight at the New Zealand Real Estate Institute 2013 Awards for Excellence held at the Viaduct Events Centre in Auckland.
Medium Agency Winner – City Realty Ltd, Ray White City Apartments
Large Agency Winner – Barfoot & Thompson Ltd, Auckland
Rohan Thompson from Ray White Royal Oak was named the number one Residential Salesperson together with the number 5 International Salesperson and the Supreme Growth Salesperson for 2011 in front 670 Ray White members at the Ray White Annual Awards held last night at the SkyCity Grand Hotel in Auckland.
In accepting the award, Rohan acknowledged his support team and his wife Justine for the support that he has during the day as well as after hours. Rohan acknowledged his business partner, Martin Honey, and the other sales members of Ray White.
Carey Smith, NZ Chief Executive of Ray White, said that Rohan is a highly respected industry sales leader. “Rohan has been recognised for many years in his achievement as a outstanding salesperson. He not only has the highest level of communication and quality service; he understands real estate also from his degrees in property valuation and property management.”
There were six categories that individual salespeople were recognised in during the evening. Other top residential salespeople include number two in Supreme Growth and Residential Salesperson of the Year Marie Raos from Howick. Philip Hall from Ellerslie was recognised as third in the category of Supreme Growth, with Helene Brownlee being awarded in third position in the residential salesperson category.
For a full list of the Ray White award winners please click here.
The Ray White Group in Auckland comprises 50 offices with just over 900 sales members. Last night awards were held for the Auckland region, which is identified in two zones being the City-Side and North Shore. Also during the evening the new Elite and Premier members were recognised for their outstanding sales results for the calendar year to date.
Graeme Fraser, Auckland Business Performance Manager, presented the City-Side zone awards. In his address he made comment about the growth of the Group on the city side, particularly the top offices which include City Apartments, Ponsonby, Remuera, Royal Oak and Central Auckland Commercial. These businesses have lifted their market share consistently during the year, with the top business on the city-side, being City Apartments, having a market share in excess of 40% for the first time ever. He also recognised Bruce Whillans from Central Auckland Commercial as being the number one salesperson for sales turnover; Marie Raos from Howick as the leading salesperson for business growth; and Damian Piggin and Daniel Horrobin from City Apartments for auction marketing.
Corinna Mansell, National Business Performance Manager, presented the North Shore awards. The top business in the categories of sales turnover and business growth was Pinehill; Whangaparaoa were the leading marketing office. Individually Darryn Laskey was recognised as the top salesperson for property sales and he was also recognised as number one in business growth.
Carey Smith, Chief Executive of Ray White New Zealand, in his address spoke about the relevance of individual licensee salespeople. “There is a strong belief within the Ray White Group that the salesperson is the one who becomes the choice of the vendor.” He said that the Group is ensuring our salespeople are well profiled, have outstanding marketing material and also have industry leading technology.
The Ray White Group has celebrated their quarterly awards across New Zealand during the past two weeks. Individual salespeople and offices are recognised in the category of business growth, sales turnover and marketing. For a full list of award winning recipients please click here.
The Ray White Group in New Zealand actively manages properties on behalf of landlords across New Zealand and currently has a property management portfolio of 13,380 properties.
At the Ray White Annual Awards property management is recognised in two categories – Property Management Office of the Year and Property Manager of the Year. These qualitative awards take into account systems, service and growth.
The Property Management Offices of the Year were Papakura, Tower Junction in Canterbury, Epsom and the Goodwin Group. The individual property managers, who were recognised with awards included Ray Hastie (Sumner), Beth Chisholm (Queenstown), Ali Herter (Epsom), Martin Donnelly (Epsom) and Philip Somerville (Goodwin Group).
The growth in property management across New Zealand continues unabated. The Ray White Group increased its portfolio by 9% during the past 12 months. The Ray White Group has a focus on developing systems and processes for their members which enables communication at a superior level, real time marketing and online reporting. Celia Burbery, NZ Business Development Executive – Property Management, said that continuing to strive to new levels of service was of the upmost importance to the Group. “Our continued skill development programmes are a testament to that. Our award winners who are recognised in the area of property management were acknowledged because of their outstanding service, amongst other criteria.”
The Ray White Group has 183 property managers who work through the 136 office network of the Group.
Ray White Real Estate salesperson Marie Raos has taken home not only the Number One Supreme Salesperson Award at the 2010 Ray White Annual Awards, she was named the Number One Individual Growth Salesperson, which is measured by the increase in results from one year to the next. She is also #10 of more than 8,000 salespeople in the Ray White Group internationally, making her one of the top real estate salespeople in Australasia. For the full storey please see the press release