Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - Residential -

LO­CAL real es­tate icon Alan Bourke has walked away with Western Aus­tralia’s top real es­tate hon­our at this year’s REIWA Awards for Ex­cel­lence.

Mr Bourke was pre­sented the Kevin Sul­li­van Award – the Real Es­tate In­sti­tute of WA’s (REIWA) high­est in­dus­try ac­co­lade – along­side John Per­cu­d­ani of Real­mark.

“It was un­usual to have a tie; the last time was about 20 to 30 years ago,” Mr Bourke said.

“We both joined the in­dus­try on April Fools’ Day so that gave us a good chuckle on the night.”

Mr Bourke said the award had hum­bled him.

“It is given to those with a good stand­ing in the in­dus­try and fo­cuses on what kind of giv­ing back you have done for it and REIWA,” he said.

“It’s a role-model thing to look af­ter your­self and the in­dus­try; it’s the ul­ti­mate recog­ni­tion.”

Mr Bourke re­vealed he be­gan his ca­reer with his un­cle, Mur­ray Nalder, and Kevin Sul­li­van Real Es­tate.

“In the 1970s he worked for Kevin Sul­li­van and now, with this award, it’s a lovely cir­cu­lar ref­er­ence,” he said.

REIWA Kevin Sul­li­van Award win­ner Alan Bourke.

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