Exactus Homes and Calibre Real Estate awarded Smart50 Awards

The SmartCompany – Crowe Horwath Smart50 awards recognise Australia’s fastest-growing SMEs in 2012-13. The awards are based on average annual revenue growth over the past three years, and entrants had to have revenue over $500,000 and show positive growth each year to be eligible.

The top prize, number one on the Smart50 list, is awarded to the business with the highest growth over that period.

This year, two property businesses were awarded the Smart50 awards.

Coming in at number 36 is housing construction company Exactus Homes, which provides building services in Perth’s inner suburbs.

Launched in 2010, the co-founders Sandra and Ralph Brewer recognised that older-style homes in the area were fit for renovation or rebuild. After identifying their niche, they saw this opportunity to provide specialised building services for this purpose. They currently have a revenue of over $1 million and growth of 52%.

In a tough economy, the pair stands out from their competition by being transparent when communicating with clients.

Click through to their profile on SmartCompany for more on their entrepreneurial journey.

Queensland’s Calibre Real Estate comes in at 43, with a revenue of over $1 million and growth of 46%.

Founders Alice and Justin Hagen started Calibre Real Estate after purchasing their first home and investment property and was disappointed with the experience.

They believe in putting people first, and strives to take the confusion out of property for sellers, buyers, renters, and landlords. Customer service is naturally a huge part of their approach.

Calibre Real Estate currently operates in Brisbane and Ipswich, and the team wishes to open eight more offices throughout south-east Queensland in the near future.

To read about their entrepreneurial journey, click through to their profile on SmartCompany.

Diane Leow

Diane Leow

Diane has spent her entire career in the world of digital. She is passionate about delivering the best content to a world that is becoming increasingly jaded by the news. She also believes in the importance of great journalism and how it can change the world. Oh, she also drinks a lot of coffee.

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