EVES Real Estate, held their annual Awards evening on Friday 16th June, a celebration of their top performing people and offices for the 2022/2023 financial year.

The awards ceremony was held directly after the EVES National Conference. EVES salespeople, property managers, support staff and managers from the company’s 13 real estate offices across the Bay of Plenty, Waikato and Northland, filled the room at BayPark Arena for an exceptional evening expertly MC’d by Hilary Barry. 

Heath Young, Realty Group Chief Executive Officer said, “The theme of the daytime conference was Better, Smarter, Stronger and these sentiments continued into the evening at the awards ceremony. It was a great night bringing together some 300 EVES people to reflect on the achievements of the past year, have some fun and look ahead to the future with confidence.” 

The awards ceremony saw the introduction of a number of new categories, such as Exceptional Community Award. This award aims to highlight a key part of the EVES philosophy; giving back to the communities where the business operates. Grace Anderson from EVES Katikati won this award for her positive and proactive contribution to her local community. 

The inaugural Exceptional. Every day. Award was presented to long standing EVES staff member Joanna Martinez-Hart, General Manager of Rentals, in recognition of her outstanding career with the company. 

The EVES Mount team, were victorious once again, winning the highly sought after EVES Top Office of the Year Award. EVES The Lakes celebrated winning the EVES Sales Office Growth Award. 

EVES Overall Top Salesperson of the Year was won for the first time by Nicholas Meloni of EVES The Lakes. It was a successful evening for Nicholas, and his team, with the additional category wins of the Top VMI Generated Award and the Greatest Number of Unconditional Deals Award. 

This year’s EVES Rookie Salesperson of the Year, recognising an outstanding first year in real estate, was awarded to Axel Martinez from Cherrywood. Last year’s Rookie of the Year, Sharon Blaikie, continued her trajectory of success taking out the Greatest Growth Award. Individual Salesperson of the Year was Wendy Knight of EVES Victoria Street. 

The Property Management Division awarded the Property Management Administrator of the Year award to Jane Register of EVES on Cameron. The Property Manager Excellence Award winner was Ailsa Cowdrey of Papamoa. EVES Katikati and Waihi celebrated a win in the new category of Property Management Growth. While the Property Manager of the Year was Katy Laidlaw of Papamoa. 

Charlotte Gardner from EVES Papamoa won Top Auction Achiever. Danielle Hayes was announced as the recipient of the Golden Hammer Supreme Excellence Auction Award in recognition of the largest number of successful auction campaigns for the year. 

EVES Marketing Campaign of the Year was awarded to Kauri Oxborough and Jayden King from EVES Whangarei for their excellent representation of 118 Memorial Drive, Parahaki. 

At EVES, the administrative and support services staff are invaluable to the business. The following team members received recognition; Robyn Anderson of EVES Whangarei was the EVES Sales Administrator of the Year, Bronwyn Penn of EVES Mount was Personal Assistant of the Year and Genevieve Wills won the coveted Realty Services Excellence award

EVES would like to congratulate all the award winners and wish the entire group all the very best for the year ahead.