By True Commercial

From left to right: PR Writer Matthew Backhouse, Marketing Director Jeremy Graham, Chief Operating Officer Bruce Gallie, North Shore General Manager Jimmy O'Brien, Capital Markets Director Jason Seymour, Auckland Managing Director Charles Cooper, his wife Sandra Cooper; Investment Sales Broker Simon Felton, his partner Georgia-Rae Underwood; and PR Coordinator Lexie Hume.

Colliers International was presented with four commercial and industrial excellence awards at the 2017 REINZ prize giving on August 25.

The agency won Large, Medium and Small Commercial and Industrial Office of the Year categories, which respectively went to the agency's North Shore, South Auckland (Highbrook) and Auckland CBD offices.

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Colliers' broker Simon Felton was Commercial and Industrial Rising Star, and Mike Houlker, of Bayleys, was Industrial Salesperson.

Business brokerage awards were dominated by LINK Business Broking, ABC Business Sales and Barker Business Brokerage, while the Large Agency-All Disciplines, was taken out by Barfoot & Thompson.

"These awards are all about celebrating the best of the best throughout the country. The calibre of entries resulted in some tough calls for the judges," says REINZ chief executive, Bindi Norwell.

Award winners

Awards in real estate - Commercial and Industrial - Small Commercial and Industrial Office: Colliers International North Shore. Medium Commercial and Industrial Office: Colliers International South Auckland (Highbrook). Large Commercial and Industrial Office: Colliers International Auckland CBD.

Awards in real estate - business brokerage - Small Business Broking Office: LINK Business Broking North Shore. Medium Business Broking Office: Barker Business Brokerage. Large Business Broking Office: LINK Business Broking Ellerslie.

Commercial and Industrial Salesperson: Mike Houlker, Bayleys Auckland CBD.

Commercial and Industrial Rising Star: Simon Felton, Colliers International Auckland CBD.

Business Broker Rising Star: Greg Dunn, ABC Business Sales Waikato.

Business Broker Salesperson: Neil Barker, Barker Business Brokerage.

Rural Salesperson: Ben Turner, Bayleys Whalan and Partners Christchurch.

Awards in real estate - all disciplines - Large Agency: Barfoot & Thompson. Small Agency: BCRE Ltd. Medium Agency: Harcourts Cooper & Co.

Business Development Manager: Shanon Aitken, Crockers Property Management Epsom.

Property Manager: Amanda Harrison, Tandem Property Management Warkworth.

Small Office: Pedersens Property Management, Takapuna. Medium Office: Barfoot & Thompson Papatoetoe. Large Office: Professionals Lovegrove Realty, Manukau.

Best Multi-Media Campaign: Linda Simmons, Barfoot & Thompson City.

Awards in real estate sales (all sectors) - Manager: Philip Kubiak, Property Brokers Whanganui. Office Administrator: Talia Rushton, LINK Business Broking Ellerslie. Personal Assistant (non-selling): Megan Jarratt, Harcourts Grenadier Ferrymead.

Awards in real estate - Rural - Small Rural Office: PGG Wrightson Real Estate - Cambridge. Medium Rural Office: Bayleys Waikato Country, Hamilton. Large Rural Office: PGG Wrightson Real Estate Tauranga.