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Double Victory for CBRE at Real Estate Institute of Australia Awards

Sydney, 15 March 2013- CBRE has scooped two of the key commercial awards at the 2013 REIA National Awards for Excellence. 

CBRE Hotels Senior Director Wayne Bunz was named Commercial Salesperson of the Year while Kim Knox, General Manager of Brisbane’s landmark Riparian Plaza tower, was recognised as Commercial Property Manager of the Year. 

The REIA awards recognise achievement and innovation in all fields of real estate practice. 

It is the second year in a row that CBRE has been awarded the Commercial Salesperson and Commercial Property Manager titles. 

CBRE President & CEO, Australia & New Zealand, Tom Southern said the awards were fitting recognition for Wayne and Kim’s achievements and commitment to delivering the highest level of service to clients. 

Mr Bunz leads the Queensland brokerage division for CBR Hotels. He has over 30 years hotel industry experience having trained with the International Hyatt Hotel Group before moving into real estate. 

Throughout Wayne’s career he has finalised transactions in excess of AU$1.5 billion and last year he was responsible for some of the country’s leading tourism transactions including the sales of Lennon Plaza in Brisbane and Novotel St Kilda in Melbourne as well as Dunk, Bedarra and Lindeman islands. 

He is currently steering the campaign for one of Australia’s most recognisable tourism assets- Daydream Island in the Whitsundays.  

CBRE’s other award winner Kim Knox, General Manager of the landmark Riparian Plaza tower in Brisbane. She is also a Director of CBRE’s Global Premier Properties Group and an executive committee member of the Brisbane Big City BBQ, an event which has raised circa $550,000 for Brisbane charities over the past seven years. 

CBRE’s Senior Managing Director, Queensland, Bruce Baker said; “This award recognises Kim’s passion and commitment to the property, tenants, owners and her team and is fitting recognition for her achievements in the field of property management and her contributions to the industry.”

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