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Property Frontiers Awarded in OPP Awards Best Agent Category

November 21, 2009Article by Ray Withers

International Property Investment Consultancy Property Frontiers has been recognised as one of the best estate agents in the world, by the Overseas Property Professional industry awards 2009, judged at the end of last month.

In the Best Estate Agents category, the winner was Atlantic Estate Agency (Portugal), and Property Frontiers was Highly Commended — not bad considering the awards are entered by agents from all corners of the world.

The judges comments were: “Property Frontiers has built up an excellent reputation in this market for honesty and transparency, and has been asked to act as master agent on several developments.”

“It is nice to get some recognition, but we don’t do what we do for the awards, we do it for our clients. We have seen a lot of “investment consultancies” come and go in a surprisingly short space of time. So for us, the biggest award is the fact that we are still here, still standing tall, still growing, and still sourcing the best overseas property investment opportunities on the global market for our clients,” said Ray Withers, Property Frontiers director.

It is even more special that Property Frontiers have won this award this year, because, according to the judges the standard of entry was much higher than last year.

“Feedback from judges was that the standard was much higher than last year,” said Alex Evans, Group Editorial Director of OPP and chair of the judging panel. “With entries from a broad cross-section of the industry – including agents, developers, introducer networks, media owners, and a variety of associated services – judges remarked that they had a real sense of an industry maturing, innovating and adapting to a new market.”

“Despite the downturn, the industry’s most pro-active and innovative property companies submitted some exceptional entries for this year’s OPP Industry Awards according to judges,” says the opening line of the official press release.

The Judges of this year’s awards were: Thijs Stoffer, president of ICREA; Paul Owen, chief executive of the AIPP; Ian Tonge, chairman of NAEA International; John Sebree, vice president of policy at the Florida Association of Realtors; Paul Gardner Bougaard, chief executive of the Resort Developers Organisation and head of fractional body FSOTA; Janet Branton, head of the international division of the National Association of Realtors; Graham Norwood, property journalist and author; Bernadette Costello, freelance journalist, PR and former editor of OPP; Tricia Topping, chief executive of PR consultancy TTA Group; and Tom Nutley, president of Reed Travel Exhibitions.

Find out more about international investment property specialists, Property Frontiers and contact Property Frontiers on +44 (0) 1865 202700.


Ray Withers

Ray has over 17 years’ experience in the international property market and bought his own first international property investment back in 2002. Aside from running Property Frontiers, Ray has been involved in residential, hotel, student and commercial property investment and development in both the UK and overseas and co-wrote "Where to Buy Property Abroad - An Investor's Guide". As Founder and Trustee of the Frontiers Foundation, Ray is directly involved with many of its projects to ensure they have a direct and tangible impact in individual communities across the globe. He is passionate about property, travelling, scouting out new opportunities and finding time to spend with his young family.
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