Star operators shine at ARAMA’s inaugural TOP Awards

The best in the Management Rights industry were this week recognised by their peers at the Australian Resident Accommodation Managers Association’s (ARAMA) inaugural TOP Awards 2019 in Brisbane.

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Husband and wife duo Geoff and Tamara Hussin from Ivory Palms Resort in Noosaville, Sunshine Coast took out the first of the two top gongs, Resident Manager of the Year Award for Short Stay accommodation, while Michael Mitchell from Moda Melton in Nundah, Brisbane won the Long Stay category.

With more than 150 industry participants in attendance, the awards recognised the variety of stakeholders instrumental to the strength and success of the management rights industry which generates $55.5 billion to the Australian economy annually.

ARAMA CEO Trevor Rawnsley said the initiative highlighted the professional skills, experience and opportunities within the management rights industry as well as its economic significance.  

“Around 38,000 people stay in resident managed accommodation in Australia daily and there is a thriving industry underpinning everything from the upkeep of properties to guest satisfaction,” Mr Rawnsley says.

“Our inaugural Resident Managers of the Year have demonstrated the highest professional standards of management rights operators and we hope more people are encouraged by their success to participate in the industry.”

ABC Open - The Skateboard Maker

Have you ever had the urge to chuck in your day job and just do the thing you love?
Well that is exactly what Palm Beach man Jimmy Kakanis did about two years ago when he took up skateboard making full time.

This is the intro to the ABC Open story about the man behind Cottage Skateboards. In a world of multi-platform 24-hour media, ABC Open illustrates the simple beauty of a good local yarn. 

Watch the video below or read the full story here