REIQ CEO is Telstra Business Women’s Award finalist

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REIQ CEO Antonia Mercorella has been named a finalist in the prestigious 2017 Telstra Queensland Business Women’s Awards, with the winner to be announced this Friday, October 6.

As the REIQ’s first female CEO and the youngest in the organisation’s 99-year history, Ms Mercorella has been recognised for her leadership and business acumen.

REIQ Chairman Rob Honeycombe congratulated Ms Mercorella on her achievement.

“The Telstra Business Women’s Awards recognise the leaders in our community, those women who have left an indelible mark on their business and those who work with them.

“Antonia is the first woman appointed to the CEO role in the REIQ’s 99-year history and the youngest to hold the position.

“She has had a dramatic impact on the REIQ, turning around the culture and energising the organisation to set it up for a stable, profitable and influential future.

“Her commitment to raising the standards within the real estate profession has been inspirational and her drive to mordernise the peak body has been relentless. I congratulate her on her success with the REIQ and for being recognised through such a prestigious honour as the Telstra Business Women’s Awards.”

Ms Mercorella is a state finalist in the Corporate and Private Award category. This category celebrates corporate leaders and business owners with less than a 25 per cent share in the business.

Ms Mercorella is a lawyer by profession and has been instrumental in shaping the REIQ’s position and influence whenever property-related legislation is updated or reviewed.

During Ms Mercorella’s tenure as CEO, the REIQ has accepted its first female Life Member, welcomed four (of nine) female Board Directors and has plans to bring more women into another male-dominated corner of real estate, auctioneering.

Originally from South Australia, Ms Morcorella joined the REIQ in 2010 as Legal Counsel before being appointed CEO in 2014. She was previously Legal Counsel for the Real Estate Institute of South Australia.

The winner will be announced at a gala black tie dinner this Friday, October 6 at Brisbane City Hall.