2015 Bank Windhoek Coastal Estate Agent Awards winners

October 29, 2015, 12:39pm

The top residential estate agent in the coastal region was Lorin Burger from Susan Curtis Estates. F.l.t.r. is Paul Schrader, Branch Manager of Bank Windhoek Swakopmund Branch, Christo de Vries Managing Director of Bank Windhoek, Amanda Human who won the Bronze Award in this category, Lorin Burger and Jans Stander, Branch Manager of Bank Windhoek Walvis Bay Branch.  

The Bank Windhoek Coastal Estate Agent Awards took place on Friday, 23 October 2015, with Remax Walvis Bay walking away the big winner. The estate agency was crowned the Top Estate Agency in the coastal region.

Lorin Burger of Susan Curtis Estates won gold in the category, Achiever of the Year – Residential, while Claudia Lofty-Eaton of Remax was crowned the winner in the category, Achiever of the Year – Commercial.

The annual Bank Windhoek Coastal Estate Agent Awards aims to give recognition to residential and commercial estate agents and agencies at the coast for their commitment, loyalty and support to Bank Windhoek and its clients.

Speaking at the award ceremony, Christo de Vries, Managing Director of Bank Windhoek, said: “Except for the shortage in supply, the envisaged development of the harbour in Walvis Bay and industrialisation at the coast is currently the biggest influence in property prices. The industrial area in Walvis Bay alone has boomed over the past 24 months with an average growth of between 20 and 30% in prices. Not only is the harbour development vital to the marine, shipping and fishing industries, but the new envisaged SADC gateway, together with the current bulk terminal expansion project which is underway, would certainly create new job opportunities which may see an influx of residents to the harbour town.

”Bank Windhoek is looking forward to this enormous growth in property development at the coast and the opportunities it will create. We are proud of our relationship with stakeholders in the property finance market. We pride ourselves in building long lasting relationships with stakeholders such as the estate agents in the best interest of our mutual clients.”

Below is the full list of winners:

ACHIEVER OF THE YEAR – RESIDENTIAL

1. Lorin Burger Susan, Curtis Estates
2. Claudia Lofty-Eaton, Remax Walvis Bay
3. Amanda Human, J&B Estates

ACHIEVER OF THE YEAR – COMMERCIAL

1. Claudia Lofty-Eaton, Remax Walvis Bay
2. Amanda Human, J&B Estates
3. Ruth Grebien, Grobbies Estates

ACHIEVER OF THE YEAR - TOP ESTATE AGENCY

1. Remax Walvis Bay
2. J&B Estates
3. LA Properties


The Top Estate Agency at the coast for 2015 is Remax Walvis Bay. Pictured f.l.t.r. is Jans Stander, Branch Manager of Bank Windhoek Walvis Bay Branch, Yolanda van der Merwe of Remax, Christo de Vries Managing Director of Bank Windhoek and Paul Schrader, Branch Manager of Bank Windhoek Swakopmund Branch. Yolanda received the awards on behalf of Claudia Lofty-Eaton who was also awarded the Gold Award in the category Achiever of the Year: Commercial.