First National Real Estate has announced Queensland property manager, Dot Hamilton the winner of the network’s highest honour, the Kaye Heath Memorial Award, at a black tie dinner attended by more than 350 agents from across Australasia and the South Pacific, during the network’s annual convention held at the Darwin Convention Centre last week.
Dot Hamilton from First National Real Estate Palm Beach, Queensland was recognised for her long-term dedication and service to the cooperative real estate network. 
‘Dot has been an outstanding member for First National for many years and her contribution during that time has been enormous,’ First National chief executive, Mr Ray Ellis, said.
‘Dot is always giving up her time to train other network members with property management matters and is generous with the sharing of her experience and advice.  She has demonstrated her dedication to the network time and time again, and this is just one small way for us to show Dot how much the network values her.’
‘Dot’s assistance to member offices that were incapacitated during the devastating 2010/11 Brisbane floods is just one example of her willingness to roll up her sleeves when the going gets tough’ Mr Ellis said.
‘Several of our offices were under water and, with staff cut off, computers destroyed, and files inaccessible, conditions were incredibly challenging. Hundreds of tenants and homeowners needed urgent assistance.
‘Without hesitation, Dot gathered a team of property managers together to get on with the job of helping our affected offices assess flood damaged rental properties and begin the urgent task of finding new homes for our affected tenants’ Mr Ellis said.

Issued by: First National Real Estate
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