The finalists have been announced for the 2018 PPM National Property Management Awards.

Agents around the country are gearing up for a Property Management ‘night of nights’ on the Gold Coast this weekend, celebrating the achievements of individuals and PM teams around Australia.

This year, the PPM Group received more than 135 submissions across eight categories. The judge’s feedback back was that this year the level of submissions were exceptional with many of the category nominees being very close.

Here are the finalists in each of the eight categories:

Property Manager of the Year

Kaly Smith – KS Property Solutions
Samantha Spilsbury – @home Property Management
Daphne Harrip – Rental Results
Danielle Hunter – Biggin & Scott Knox
Morgan Walker – @home Property Management
Michael Murray – Murray Property
Annette Parker – MPM Property
Janet Durrant – Top Shelf Asset Management
Anthony Lentini – Di Jones Real Estate
Peta Hillier – Coronis
Kelley-Ann Seaton – The Leasing Network

Business Development Manager of the Year

James Han – Motion Property
Wayde Hildrew – Ray White Aspley
Nicole Byrne – Jim Byrne Real Estate
Debbie Hastie – RentPro Property Solutions
Braedan Kidd – Ashby Partners Real Estate
Jess Kindt – Harcourts Marketplace, Oxley
Tammy Hutchinson – McGrath Estate Agents Port Macquarie
Jessica King – MPM Property
Darran Wyatt – Di Jones Real Estate

Leasing Consultant of the Year

Alissa Ganter – Macwell Property Management
Jake Stojcevski – Green St Property Management
Connie Morton – Rental Results
Ben Rowe – Realmark Leederville

Property Management Support Team Member of the Year

Danielle Meldrum – Rental Results
Ashleigh Vaz – Realmark Leederville
Annabel Noonan – Di Jones Real Estate
Haley Hawkins – The Leasing Network
Rachel Feng – NG Farah

Property Management Client Service Award of the Year (Agency)

Morrison Kleeman Estate Agents
Macwell Property Management
Ashby Partners Real Estate
McGrath Estate Agents Port Macquarie
Biggin & Scott Knox
The Leasing Network
MPM Property

Property Management Agency of the Year

Morrison Kleeman Estate Agents
Investors Edge Real Estate
Rental Results
Release Property Management
Biggin & Scott Knox
MPM Property

Property Management Social Media and Website of the Year

Ristic Real Estate
KS Property Solutions
Morrison Kleeman Estate Agents
Macwell Property Management
Green St Property Management
Di Jones Real Estate
The Leasing Network
Murray Property
MPM Property

The judges have reviewed the submissions based on a set criteria to shortlist each category. In some categories there were more than 25 submissions.

PPM 2018 will be held on June 17 and 18 at Surfers Paradise Marriot Resort & Spa on the Gold Coast.

PPM Group founder and managing director, Debbie Palmer has lined up 17 national and international speakers for this year’s event, expected to draw around 250 real estate agents to the Gold Coast in June.

PPM 2018 speakers will include the likes of Core Property Management Consulting’s Vasili Hadzellis, Aire’s Sarah Bell, BDM Academy’s Tara Bradbury and Real Estate Excellence’s Stacey Holt. Topics for discussion include addressing the key challenges of property management, the future of the industry, changes in technology, transforming your mindset, becoming your local area ‘go to’ PM specialist and more.

Ms Palmer said the PPM 2018 Gold Coast program was designed to focus on all the important aspects of running a successful property management department with a strong focus on internal processes, growth, technology, disrupters and what to expect in the very near future.