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REIV Awards

THE REIV has announced the winners of the 2012 Commercial and Industrial Marketing Awards. The winners are now finalists for the Commercial Gold Award at the REIV Awards for Excellence gala event on October 18. They are: Best Sales Campaign, budget under $5000 (k), Nichols Crowder Property Solutions (78 Mount Eliza Way, Mount Eliza); Best Sales Campaign, budget $5k-$15k, Nichols Crowder (67-73 Cochranes Road, Moorabbin); Best Sales Campaign, budget $15k-$30k, Colliers International (The Avenue Shopping Centre, Sunshine West); Best Sales Campaign, budget above $30k, CBRE (452 Flinders Street, Melbourne); Best Development Site Sales Campaign, CBRE (Albany Hotel, 1-23 Millswyn Street, South Yarra); Best Leasing Campaign, budget under $5k, W.B. Simpson & Son (355 William Street, West Melbourne); Best Leasing Campaign, budget $5k-$15k, Colliers (509 St Kilda Road, Melbourne); Best Leasing Campaign, budget $15k-$30k, Colliers (Botanicca 8, Richmond); and Best Leasing Campaign, budget above $30k, Jones Lang LaSalle (530 Collins Street, Melbourne).

Work in progress

THE first three decades of Melbourne architects SJB are told in a newly published history of the firm, SJB: The Story So Far, written by Stephen Crafti. It gives an overview of the firm's development, discusses individual projects in depth, and profiles the company's contributors. Architects Alan Synman, Charles Justin and Michael Bialek, all graduates of Melbourne University, founded the company in 1976 - on April 1, ''April Fool's Day'', as Mr Synman notes in the introduction - with three principals and an employee. The book details the firm's early forays into residential architecture before it branched out into the commercial sphere in the late 1970s with a toy store in Middle Brighton. Former state Labor planning minister Justin Madden has written the foreword. Mr Madden, who worked with SJB as a fledgling architect, writes: ''SJB is about creating beautiful inspiring places and spaces, contributing to the liveability and viability of the immediate … realm.''