Laing+Simmons Commercial Awarded National Commercial Agency of the Year
22 Mar, 2006, Sydney
Australia's most outstanding real estate professionals honoured
Laing+Simmons Commercial, Cushman & Wakefield's associate in Australia, was honoured last night at the inaugural REIA National Awards for Excellence when it received the award for Commercial Agency of the Year. The prestigious award recognises Laing + Simmons Commercial's outstanding performance in the commercial real estate sector.
The REIA National Awards for Excellence aim to encourage, recognise and promote excellence and best practice in the real estate profession. Laing+Simmons Commercial had previously been honoured in the NSW Real Estate Institute Awards last year and was up against finalists representing the rest of Australia.
'All the finalists in the REIA National Awards for Excellence are to be congratulated for setting the benchmark in professionalism in real estate practice,' says Tony Brasier, REIA President.
Mr. Robert Farrell, CEO of the Laing+Simmons Group said, "We are delighted to receive the award for our Commercial operations. It reaffirms to us that our focus is right and that our objectives in terms of business growth, customer service and performance levels are bringing out excellence among our staff. This award is a tribute to their competence and to their commitment to achieving management's goals.
"Tony Anderson and I are resolute in working to a strategic business plan for Laing+Simmons Commercial which we continually review against performance, and adjust tactically when required. As a result, our plan, which was established in 2000, has enabled us to grow our client base and enhance services offered."
Mr. Farrell also commented on the high retention of staff enjoyed by Laing+Simmons Commercial. "Retaining staff has a significant impact on a business's ability to grow," he said. "Our staff are extremely important to us and I believe our training and development programs as well as the pleasant work environment we have established brings out the best in the people that work here."