After more than 30 years of achievement in local real estate, Chris Shellabear is recognised as one of the constant high achievers in the real estate industry for the state of Western Australia and one of the most productive salespeople in Western Australia regularly selling over 100 properties per year in the fiercely competitive Western Suburbs market where he concentrates. Mr Shellabear completed a major in Town Planning at the University of WA, but it was his father who suggested a real estate career, a recommendation for which he will be eternally grateful. Then at the age of 21, he joined the family firm Shellabear & Son in Claremont. Mr Shellabear is a licensed auctioneer and a founding member of the Real Estate Institutes Auctioneering Chapter. He also competed in the REIWA Auctioneering Championships being a Qualifying Finalist. Mr Shellabear received the Real Estate Institute Medal for top student at the end of his 2-year real estate course. This license allowed him to take over Shellabear & Son from his father in 1994 and assumed the role of principal. Mr Shelleabear is an active member of the community, heavily involved with the lifesaving movement and various charitable causes. He was awarded a National Volunteer Award in 2013 by the Prime Minister, for the creation of the North Cottesloe Scouts Community Centre which has redefined the way community groups can collaborate for the benefit of all.