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2019 SA Winners

Kirk Fernandez - Toop&Toop Real Estate
Achievement Award

Kirk is an accomplished sales and marketing professional with a genuine commitment and passion for achieving the best possible outcome for clients. With over 25 years experience in sales and marketing across local, national and international markets, Kirk is renowned amongst his peers for his personable approach. His drive, enthusiasm, commitment and genuine desire to achieve fantastic outcomes.

Toop&Toop Real Estate
Large Residential Agency of the Year

Toop&Toop is widely acknowledged as the leading independent real estate agency in South Australia. They take pride in the fact that they are not a competing group of agents under one franchise banner, but rather one cohesive family business. When Anthony and Sylvia Toop established Toop&Toop in 1985, they were determined to create the best real estate company in the country. Over the years, they have set the standards not only in the real estate industry for innovation, marketing and communications but have also been recognised outside of the industry for outstanding customer service, quality assurance and business excellence.

Nikki Katz - Benchmark Business Sales & Valuations
Business Broker of the Year

Nikki Katz is an experienced business broker, specialising in the Hair & Beauty Industry. During more than twenty years in business she has established, developed and sold three businesses of her own. These days, she focuses on selling other peoples’ businesses. But, with that background, prospective buyers and sellers can be confident that she “walks the talk”. While she is known as “The Queen of Salons,” she has broad experience in selling larger businesses, often “offmarket”. She has successfully negotiated the sale of cosmetic and laser clinics, product manufacturers and wholesalers and distributors, many of which are run under management.

Tara Stokes - Harris Real Estate
Corporate Support Person of the Year

Tara is professional, reliable and hardworking with all the tenacity and assertiveness needed to succeed. Tara is a great role model for how it should be done. Being the vital link that connects their property managers to the clients they serve, Tara's passion and commitment shines. Tara supports the team in furthering their skills, creating new processes and harnessing market-leading resources to achieve high levels of customer satisfaction. Tara knows that all successful business relationships thrive on mutual trust and respect. She shares a bond with her peers allowing for an unconditional commitment to improve Harris Property Management.

Toop&Toop Real Estate
REIA Hall of Fame Certificate of Merit

Having been inducted into the REIA Hall of Fame for Innovation in 2009, Toop&Toop Real Estate were eligible again in 2019, again for Innovation, however being inducted into the REIA Hall of Fame for winning a particular category three years in a row is a lifetime achievement. Toop&Toop Real Estate however were awarded the inaugural REIA Hall of Fame Certificate of Merit being the first member agency to reach this significant achievement since REIA awards began in 2006.