Summit Conference and Annual Awards
Summit’s Annual Awards and Conference packed extra punch last week as respected real estate industry expert Wendy Alexander attended both events.
Wendy, Chief Executive Officer of Barfoot & Thompson was Summit Real Estate’s keynote speaker last Friday for the Showcase: The Summit Difference Conference held at the Rutherford Hotel. She also presented many coveted awards at the company's award ceremony and 25th birthday celebrations later that evening.
Director Allister Nalder says the Summit team felt incredibly honoured to have Wendy attend their celebrations, particularly after the long-standing relationship Summit shared with Wendy and the wider Barfoot & Thompson team.
“Wendy has more than 30 years experience in the real estate industry, almost 20 of them with Barfoot & Thompson. She is also a Fellow and Regional Director for the Real Estate Institute of New Zealand, so it was fantastic to have such a widely respected industry voice there to support us, but also to present some special accolades to our top performers.”
Wendy was part of a stellar lineup of speakers whom presented to the Summit team at the conference, alongside John Abbott, International Sales Trainer, Andrew King, Property Investment Specialist and Will Alexander, Business Manager Barfoot & Thompson.
Wendy says she thoroughly enjoyed speaking to the Summit Real Estate team and admitted that it was one of just two speaking engagements she would attend this year. “I chose to attend because I thoroughly respect Summit, they are a fantastic team and I believe they are an incredible company.”
She also congratulated the entire team on reaching their 25 year birthday milestone. “It could not have happened without good leadership but more importantly, without good support. The people sitting here today are the reason why Summit has thrived.”
Agreeing with Wendy’s sentiment, Allister says particularly after 25 years of success he notes it is the people on the Summit team that have made all the difference.
"I am very grateful and I am very proud of the integrity they take as a team. It's a privilege to be the region's number one real estate agency and our birthday milestone would not be possible without the unwavering trust and support of our clients and the wider community too.”
For more on Summit's Annual Awards, see page 4 and 5 of this Summit Weekly.