This week, Place staff from all offices across Brisbane came together to celebrate the final Quarterly Awards for the 2019/20 financial year.
The Quarterly Awards recognises the hard work performed throughout the quarter, highlighting significant efforts from staff both within the real estate offices and head office support.
The Quarterly Awards are just one of the many events that Place Estate Agents holds throughout the year, to both celebrate and develop the people within the company.
Head of Human Resources, Amy Wolter says, “The Quarterly Award program allows the opportunity for the greater Place network to meet for a morning, share a beautiful breakfast, and celebrate our individual and collective wins.”
Working in a diverse industry such as real estate which sees all role-types working and delivering results at a super high pace, “there are individuals and team who collectively make extraordinary services and volume happen.”
Gathering together at the Calile Hotel for a sit-down breakfast kicked-off this quarter’s celebration. Amongst the early morning smiles sipping on coffee and enjoying the amazing atmosphere at James Street's trendiest address, were stories of triumphs achieved throughout one of the toughest quarters yet as we continue to battle the COVID-19 pandemic.
Presenting awards recognising the top performing agents, to the support staff who epitomise the company’s great standard of service; no achievement was too great, or too small to celebrate.
Acknowledging the top talent within the company, top selling agents are recognised and presented with a Sales Level to signify their achievements. Matthew Jabs from Place Newmarket took the title of Place’s highest performing agent, with Matt Brandon from Place Projects coming in as a close second. Both being Infinity Sales Level agents, the two winners were ecstatic to accept their awards.
“Being part of a company that is big enough to challenge the big players in the industry yet small enough to know all your colleges and be a part of the place family is a big part of the reason I enjoy working at Place,” says Matthew.
PHOTO: Matthew (pictured on the left) with Damian Hackett (CEO)
Aside from high-achieving agents, support staff are also called out for their efforts in providing high quality service in HR, Marketing, Finance and more. For this celebration, Finance Assistant, Kaylea Sayer from Place Head Office, was awarded with the Red Award, for her continued dedication to supporting her clients within the company.
“The quality training that I have received in my role has given me an incredible opportunity to grow as an Accounts & Finance professional. I have been able to learn from some of the best industry mentors,” she says. “Working in what feels like the nitty gritty side of the business, It's wonderful to feel that sense of recognition regardless of whether you're front end or back end. Being a personal goal of mine for a while now, it's incredibly rewarding to finally tick it off my list!”
PHOTO: Kaylea (pictured on the right) with Amy Wolter (Human Resources)
Shortly after the awards concluded, all staff got stuck into a company wide future planning session as part of the training element of the day. The four training sessions were hosted by none other than Josh Phegan, Real Esate Coach and Mentor. Josh also worked closely with all Leadership teams within the company, working in a forum to help aid roadblocks caused by COVID-19.
With the 2019/20 financial year now at a close, the next Place Annual Awards will furter celebrate the company's efforts achieved over the entire financial year, towards the latter end of 2020. Being one of the many events that the company hosts for employees, it represents some of Place’s core foundations, with a strong focus on training and recognition.