After three consecutive state titles, Tasmanian commercial property manager Jessie Legge has taken out the national award.
Announced at the Real Estate Institute of Australia annual awards, Launceston-based Jessie Legge from NAI Harcourts North took out the national title for commercial property manager of the year.
We caught up with Jessie the next day to ask how she was feeling about the win.
“How do I feel? What a question! At this stage I am not entirely sure that it has hit me! This is such an intense and yet extremely fulfilling role – it is such an awesome result for our agency here in Northern Tasmania,” Ms Legge said.
“We are so proud of the work we are doing in this beautiful state. Recently we celebrated ten years as NAI Harcourts in Tasmania and I am so proud to be a part of such an excellent team and to get this recognition is tremendous and I am so honored.”
“It is also exciting to recognise that this year had the highest female real estate award winners for the REIA excellent achievement awards on record – I am so proud to be a part of this.”
“I would love to thank my wonderful clients for their support over the years, my NAI team and the REIA for this amazing award,” Ms Legge said.
Jessie relocated from Sydney back to Launceston in early 2016 to be closer to family whilst pursuing a career in the real estate industry. Rapidly making her mark as a leader in her field, providing excellent management services, she has received the prestigious title of commercial property manager of the year in 2020, 2018 and 2016 by the Real Estate Institute of Tasmania. She was also named as a finalist for the National Award in 2019 and 2017.
Jason Luckhardt, National Manager at NAI Harcourts, says Jessie is renowned across the commercial property sector in Tasmania for her skill.
“For three years running, Jessie has dominated in her profession and been awarded accolades that reflect this. For her to be recognised on the national stage is a reflection of her reputation and skill,” Mr Luckhardt said.
“Diligent and capable in every way, Jessie manages a diverse and challenging portfolio and does it in a way that makes it look easy.”
“Jessie’s experience in commercial property management and strata management, coupled with her reliability, honesty and firm but fair approach with arrears are valued attributes. She has experience dealing with a wide variety of social, cultural and economic backgrounds which ensures great outcomes for owners and tenants alike.”
Jessie recently completed a Masters in Commercial Property earning her the MiCP classification and making her the first Australian commercial agency practitioner to do so. She has a Bachelor of Business Commerce (Property) from The University of Western Sydney, has completed training through REIV for Owners Corporation Management and is a licenced Property Representative.
“Her knowledge is so extensive, she is often sought out as the voice of what is happening in her industry.
“I am exceptionally proud of her win and believe it truly has gone to someone that deserves the accolade,” Mr Luckhardt finished.