Honour Roll

Real Estate is about people not properties.

Robert Todd Forsyth

  • First to drive people to inspect homes
  • First to have a typewriter
  • First agent to have a telephone
  • Founding Member of the Royal North Shore Hospital
  • Alderman on Willoughby Council for 28 years
  • Mayor of Willoughby Council 9 years
  • Founded RT Forsyth Real Estate aged 21
  • Introduced Council clean ups to Australia
  • Founding member of the Real Estate Institute (REI NSW)
  • Flicked the switch to turn the electric street lights on in Willoughby
  • Member of Chatswood Benevolent Society
  • Founding member of many Bowls and Tennis clubs

Annie Forsyth (Robert Forsyth's wife)

  • President of the Willoughby Red Cross, 
  • Mater Hospital Women's Auxiliary, 
  • Royal North Shore Hospital Women's Auxiliary
  • First President of the Tresillian Home in Willoughby.
  • Annie was a tireless worker for the welfare of the soldiers and dependents of the Great War. 
  • She also founded the Willoughby Service League to help needy residents during the Depression.
  • She was awarded an MBE for her charity work in 1939. Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire

Jim Forsyth

  • Valuer and Auctioneer
  • Fellow of the Commonwealth Institute of Valuers
  • Worked at Forsyths for 55 years
  • Licensee and Director at Forsyths for 35 Years
  • President of the North Shore Real Estate Agents' Association
  • Charter member of the Rotary Club Of Chatswood
  • Recipient of Rotary's highest honour, a Paul Harris Fellowship
  • 13 years on the Board of the Real Estate Institute
  • Founding Member of EAC Multi-List

Michael Forsyth

  • Valuer and Auctioneer
  • 45 Years at Forsyth Real Estate
  • 2 years as NSW Chairman of the First National Network
  • 2 Years as Chairman of National Board
  • Board member of the Real Estate Employers' Federation.
  • Founding Governor of the REIA 's Industry Superannuation Fund and served ten years as a Trustee.
  • Institute's training programs, was formerly Vice-Chairman of the REI's Auction Chapter, delegate to the Institute's governing body, the Conference.
  • Lower North Shore on the Board of the Estate Agents Cooperative for 11 years - as Chairman for 3 of these.
  • Chaired the inaugural meeting of executives of the multiple listings bureaus, from both Australia and New Zealand.
  • Chaired a steering committee for EAC Multi-list, which led to the formation of the Estate Agents Permanent Building Society in the mid '60's.
  • Member of a number of study tours of the USA, including one in 1976, to look specifically into the American Trade Practice's legislation and another in November 1992 for First National.
  • Member of FIABCI, the world-wide Federation of the Real Estate Agents and, at their 1987 Congress in Copenhagen, presented a paper on behalf of Australia on "the plight of the homeless".
  • Awarded a 'Certificate of Merit' by the NSW Real Estate Institute, for services to the industry and in 1991 became the third recipient of the Woodrow Weight, OBE award, for outstanding service to agency practice.
  • He has also received three further awards, one from the Council of the City of Willoughby for services to the community and real estate, a Chairman's award, for exceptional and dedicated service to the advancement of multiple listing, and a First National 'Certificate of Achievement.'
  • Member of Apex for fifteen years with a year as President. In 1983-84, following in his father's footsteps, he became President of the Rotary Club of Chatswood.
  • In 1996 he was, once again like his father before him, awarded the Paul Harris Fellowship

Margaret Forsyth-Snodgrass

  • Director of Forsyth for 35 years
  • Retired at 81 years old
  • Order of Australia Medal for Charity and Community
  • Willoughby Citizen of the Year
  • Started the Killarney Heights School Library
  • Member of the Willoughby Historical Society
  • Managed her son's soccer team
  • Sponsor of PLC's indigenous girls' program
  • Inaugural member of the First AIF Association
  • President of Inner Wheel
  • Lifetime member of Willoughby Netball Association
  • Sponsor and Supporter of many charity and community groups