CBRE has scooped two of the key commercial awards at the 2012 REIA National Awards for Excellence.

CBRE Senior Director, Institutional Investment Properties, Mark Coster was named Commercial Salesperson of the Year while CBRE’s Deborah Bishop - General Manager of Brisbane’s landmark Waterfront Place tower - was named Commercial Property Manager of the Year.

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

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

Mark joined CBRE in 2001 and has been responsible for some the of the most high profile commercial transactions in Melbourne including last year’s sales of 477 Collins Street, 469 LaTrobe Street, 330 Collins Street and a majority interest in 595 Collins Street.

“Mark’s industry experience, leadership and sales acumen are second to none,” Mr Southern said.

“He is held in the highest regard within both CBRE and the broader property industry and I’m delighted that his achievements have been recognised at a national level.”

Deborah is General Manager of Brisbane’s landmark Waterfront Place tower and is also a director of CBRE’s Premier Properties Group.

She has been involved in the property industry for 17 years and has been associated with Waterfront Place for close to six years.

Mr Southern said the REIA award was fitting recognition for Ms Bishop’s achievements in the field of property management, particularly in the wake of last year’s devastating Queensland floods.

“This was an incredibly difficult and challenging period for all CBD property managers, particularly those with river front assets,” Mr Southern said.

“Despite the fact that Deborah’s own home was in danger, she moved into the CBD for two weeks, lived in a hotel and worked around the clock. She is an inspirational and professional manager and highly deserving of this award.”

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