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Woodstock West Bunbury is where two of the WA winners are salespeople and village managers. Image: Woodstock West, Lendlease.
  • Village Manager of the Year is Karri Ashford
  • Salesperson of the Year is Glenys Watters
  • National awards to be held 22 June 2023

Lendlease Retirement Living has made a clean sweep of the Property Council’s 2023 Retirement Living Village Manager of the Year and Salesperson of the Year awards in WA.

Taking home Village Manager of the Year is Karri Ashford, and Salesperson of the Year is Glenys Watters.

Property Council of WA Executive Director Sandra Brewer congratulated Karri Ashford and Glenys Watters for their ongoing commitment and dedication to providing excellent service to the Retirement Living community and industry.

“Retirement villages provide safe, affordable, and comfortable housing for seniors and those that work in the sector have an important role to play in managing all aspects of village life with compassion and professionalism.” 

Sandra Brewer, Property Council of WA Executive Director

“These awards also recognise the hard work that goes into promoting the many benefits that come from being a part of this community and the support provided to residents as they make the move into Retirement communities,” Ms Brewer concluded.

Congratulating all nominees and finalists, Retirement Living Council Executive Director Daniel Gannon said while Australia was a global leader in the design of age-friendly communities, it was extraordinary people who could build strong and productive relationships with residents that made retirement living even more enjoyable.

“It is through the increasingly competitive professional standards in our annual industry awards program that the ‘best of the best’ are continually pushing and pulling the rest of us closer to the world’s best practice,” Mr Gannon said.

The WA winners will go on to compete for the 2023 National Retirement Village awards of their respective categories, with the announcement to be made on 22 June 2023 on the Gold Coast as part of the 2023 National Retirement Living Summit.

Karri Ashford

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Karri Ashford. Image: Supplied

Village Manager with Woodstock West Bunbury (Lendlease Retirement Living), Ashford has been commended for outstanding commitment to her role and effectively managing all aspects of village life with professionalism and compassion to an extremely high standard. Residents have noticed the positive new initiatives that Ashford has introduced and value the improvements in the presentation of the village, facilities and services, especially the pleasant atmosphere generated by Ashford and her staff.

Glenys Watters

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Glenys Watters. Image: Supplied

Salesperson for Parkland Villas Mandurah and Woodstock West (Lendlease Retirement Living), Watters was commended for her work across two villages that are over 100 kilometres apart and of different tenures.  Since taking on Woodstock West, Glenys has successfully reduced the number of units for sale from 33 to 13. Glenys actively seeks community groups to come into her villages and has consistently exceeded her sales targets, while providing concise and accurate reporting.

National Finalists

  • New South Wales/Australian Capital Territory
    • Village Manager of the Year – Jo-Anne Quinn
    • Salesperson of the Year – Joanna Watkins
  • Queensland
    • Village Manager of the Year – Justine Regan
    • Salesperson of the Year – Amanda Adams
  • South Australia/Northern Territory
    • Village Manager of the Year – Lee Ann Alejo
    • Salesperson of the Year – Emily Bey
  • Victoria/Tasmania
    • Village Manager of the Year – Sherman Brown
    • Salesperson of the Year – Peta Smith


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