Tuesday, December 21st, 2010
Leading Brisbane commercial property firm, Raine & Horne Commercial Brisbane Southside, is a finalist in the 2011 REIQ Awards for Excellence.

Raine & Horne Commercial Brisbane Southside is among the four contenders in the Commercial Agency of the Year category for the third time in four years, while Associate Director Greg Tate is a finalist in the Corporate Support Person of the Year category for a third straight year.

The awards will be announced at a ceremony at the Sofitel in Brisbane on 11 February 2011, with winners from all categories to represent Queensland in the REIA Awards for Excellence on the Gold Coast in March 2011.

“This is the fourth straight year we’ve had two or more finalists at the awards, and we are confident of winning one of these prestigious awards,” says Joseph Grasso, Principal, Raine & Horne Commercial Brisbane Southside.

Mr Grasso adds that the Brisbane commercial property market has thrown up its share of challenges over the past three years, which makes the nominations all the sweeter.

“We upped the ante with our Corporate & Social Responsibility programs in 2010,” says Mr Grasso.

In 2010, Raine & Horne Commercial Brisbane Southside supported Estia House, a respite centre for young adults with intellectual and physical disabilities and the popular ‘Bridge to Brisbane’ fun run.

The nominations also represent the culmination of the last five years of cultural re-engineering at Raine & Horne Commercial Brisbane Southside.

“I joined five years ago from a rival agency and saw Raine & Horne as a great brand that was well-known for its training programs; however the firm had to work very hard to retain quality headcount.

“We addressed staff turnover by changing the environment and this involved giving our team members opportunities to fulfil their potential. We introduced open style management, which enables everyone to provide input into the direction of the business.”

Mr Grasso says Raine & Horne Commercial Brisbane Southside also reviewed its customer value proposition. “It’s all about high quality service to lessees and lessors and this has generated a high level of repeat referrals.

“Our team members do multiple transactions with the same people. They take them through the commercial property transaction process better than anyone else. This is our point of difference.

Mr Tate says he is excited by his nomination and attributes his consistency to developing new initiatives to support the Raine & Horne Commercial Brisbane Southside sales and leasing teams.

‘I’m very hopeful as I missed out on the winning gong the last three years, but I have achieved more in the past calendar year including the launch of Insight, our commercial property magazine, as well as our fundraising that has lifted the profile of our business and made a significant contribution to the community.

“To be nominated for a REIQ award is an honour. It is recognition for our hard work and is something that makes me very proud,” says Mr Tate.

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Raine & Horne Commercial Real Estate

Raine & Horne is an iconic Australian property firm, with more than 400 offices worldwide. Also an established Superbrand along with the likes of Qantas, Vegemite, Woolworths and Myer, the company has four distinct property service brands including Raine & Horne Residential, Raine & Horne Commercial, Raine & Horne Financial Services and Raine & Horne Rural.
Angus Raine, CEO Raine & Horne
P: 02 9258 5440
M: 0409 920 697
W: www.rh.com.au

Anna Truman, Marketing & Communications Co-ordinator - Raine & Horne

P: 02 9258 5448


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