We are delighted to confirm the Winners of RICS New Zealand Awards 2023.

The successful teams and individuals of this year’s Awards were announced and celebrated at a formal cocktail ceremony at the Hilton Hotel in Auckland on 17 August 2023.

All entries demonstrate industry leading achievements and show the highest standards of professionalism across the built environment in New Zealand.

It was also our honour to announce Mark Synnott FRICS, as the recipient of the most prestigious award for built environment professionals, the Lifetime Achievement Award.

Meet the Winners for 2023 below.

2023 Winners

Mark Synnott FRICS

Mark joined Colliers International in 1989, when the company was first established in New Zealand. He assisted in establishing the leasing and agency side of the business in Auckland.

In 1994 Mark was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Colliers in New Zealand. Since then, he has grown the Colliers team in New Zealand from 75 to nearly 750 staff.

Mark completed a successful tenure as CEO in April 2023 and moved to the position of Executive Chairman, which involves assisting Colliers New Zealand CEO Gareth Fraser with strategic planning, growth through acquisitions, building relationships with key clients, and recruitment and retention of senior personnel.

Mark has been instrumental in expanding the company’s geographic reach throughout New Zealand and establishing new service lines, including a nationwide Rural & Agribusiness capability and the acquisition of leading project management firm Greenstone Group.

He remains active in securing new and repeat business for the agency.

Mark Synnott

Mark Synnott FRICS

Maynard Marks

Oaks Queenstown Shores Resort remediation and refurbishment

Maynard Marks' showcased their expertise in dispute resolution/expert witness services and defective building remediation through their involvement in the Oaks Shores litigation and remediation project.

Their comprehensive and meticulous approach to identifying and reporting on defects, coupled with their robust evidence preparation, helped achieve a successful litigation outcome for the client.

Their design and project management expertise, combined with a sustainable, client-focused approach and commitment to delivering high-quality outcomes, ensured that the project was completed successfully and the end result are durable buildings for future communities to enjoy, making them deserving applicants of the Building Consultancy of the year award.

V-Quest.io

Carbon Optimiser

V-Quest is a set of innovative web application tools that have the potential to change the way carbon in buildings is assessed, monitored and controlled during design. It takes the unique approach of showing the interaction between cost, carbon and building mass through the focus of a comparative methodology analysis.

It solves the issue of low availability for carbon and benchmarking data at the earliest stages of design, as well as arming quantity surveyors, project managers, developers and design teams with tools that will simplify the assessment of embodied carbon in buildings throughout design. We are breaking down barriers.

Unispace

Arup

Targeting New Zealand’s first full Living Building Challenge Interior certification, Arup’s new workplace is situated a category-2 listed heritage building; Cooper & Co’s Hayman Kronfield Building in the Britomart Precinct (Tāmaki Makaurau). If certified following its 12-month monitoring period, this workplace will the first of its kind in New Zealand.

Implementing an Early Sub-Contractor Involvement (ESCI)-based turnkey delivery model, the integrated Unispace, Arup, Te Manu Taupua Ltd and sub-contractor project team delivered this ambitious workplace project, with in-depth Te Ao Māori integration, in just 10-months end-to-end. Achieving a 99% waste diversion rate in an 11-week construction window.

AECOM New Zealand

With 30,000 seats (25,000 permanent and 5,000 temporary), and a 36,000-seat capacity for large concerts all under the cover of a roof, Te Kaha is set to become New Zealand's premier and most accessible, inclusive, sustainable and flexible venue.

The AECOM Quality Surveying team was engaged to provide cost management services through the Preconstruction Cervices phase of the project, which was successfully concluded with the execution of a Design & Construct contract for the delivery of the project. AECOM was subsequently re-engaged to provide cost management through to project completion.

JLL New Zealand

Strategic Consultancy

By employing a diverse team of experts in their fields and bringing the brightest talent through the ranks, JLL offers the chance for everyone to achieve to their fullest potential. This approach extends to working closely with JLL’s stakeholders to achieve the outcomes that are most important to them, fundamental to how they see success defined in all projects.

JLL fosters collaboration, creativity, sustainability, and innovation, combining to help our teams deliver projects to the highest standard, bringing all stakeholders on the journey to ensure objectives and recommendations align with the expectations of our clients and any other included parties.

Colliers

The Colliers Office Leasing team in Auckland is a market-leading group of professionals with some of the most experienced Brokers in the organisation. 

They were involved in many of the biggest office leasing transactions in the Auckland CBD in 2022, including deals with Beca, KiwiRail, and FNZ. They have worked with high-profile clients from the public and private sectors.

They operate with integrity and competence and provide their clients with the best advice in the industry to ensure they can make informed decisions about their office needs.

Victoria University of Wellington

“Environmental Impact of Cities" was authored by Fabricio Chicca, Brenda Vale, and Robert Vale from Victoria University of Wellington's School of Architecture in New Zealand. The team has many years of experience in low-impact buildings and living.

Despite being based in New Zealand, the team coordinated with a network of researchers who gathered data on sustainability in 19 cities, which were then compiled into a database for consumption and sustainability metrics analysis. 

Through their groundbreaking work, "Environmental Impact of Cities" provides an analysis of the impact of our current political and economic systems on creating sustainable cities and societies.

Colliers

The Colliers Valuation & Advisory Services team is a specialist division of the organisation with a high level of expertise in the valuation of property.

They had a busy year in 2022, valuing a range of high-profile assets across New Zealand but two projects particularly stood out, the valuations of Britomart in Auckland’s CBD and Ponsonby Central, a well-known mixed-use asset in the suburb of Ponsonby. 

Working with a high degree of innovation and professionalism, the team achieved outstanding results in 2022 as they met client expectations ahead of schedule and with a high degree of quality.

Jamie Pye

Jamie Pye is a Senior Project Manager and Engineer who represents industry excellence and who also supports the wider community (especially Māori and Pasifika) as President of South Pacific Engineering in Excellence and a Board member of the NZ Engineering Foundation. As the Lead Project Manager for Auckland Airport's East Terminal Integration and the Operation Control Centre, Jamie is also contributing to the largest redevelopment in the Airport’s history. Exemplary in her field, Jamie is driving a highly complex and regulated build to deliver ahead of schedule and is creating pathways for future Māori and Pasifika engineers.

Natasha Possenniskie MRICS

Natasha Possenniskie is a successful construction industry professional with over 25 years’ experience. Natasha’s career has developed in varied roles in the property sector as client, consultant, main contractor and subcontractor, and more recently as Board Director. Natasha is committed to making a lasting change in the way the sector delivers to ensure a focus on outcomes for the end user as well as achieving a more sustainable and diverse sector. This is evidenced through her work across the industry and the regard in which she is held by her peers through her integrity, professionalism and ethical approach to projects.

Alina Barankova MRICS 

Alina Barankova is an Associate Director in PwC’s Advisory Services practice, based in Auckland. She is an RICS qualified Chartered Surveyor, a Registered Valuer, full member of the Property Institute of New Zealand and is a Green Building Accredited Professional. 

Alina has been working in the property industry for over seven years, her valuation and advisory background coupled with her strong technical and bespoke financial modelling skills enable her to be uniquely placed to assist our clients on a range of complex property issues and deliver on PwC’s purpose of building trust in society and solving important problems.

ASJ

Winchester Apartments

The nomination by ASJ demonstrates that a blend of technical excellence and thorough interrogation of risk can take the most high risk of projects and enable them to be stable and successful for all stakeholders.

Nicole Whitley

Commencing her Beca career in 2014, Nicole is now a Team leader, and prominent figure in our 50 strong team. She plays a significant leadership role whilst actively delivering large, complex projects. 

Nicole is a true people leader who inspires her team to achieve and exceed their goals. She leads by example, and her dedication to delivering excellence in everything she does serves as an inspiration to her colleagues. 

Dan McElroy (Manager Asset and Cost Advisory) has nominated her for the award to publicly share his sincere thanks for all of her hard work, innovation, and support.

2023 Finalists

Nominated for: Project Management Team of the Year 

Sir Howard Morrison Centre 

The project management team demonstrated excellence by consistently meeting or exceeding project milestones, delivering high-quality work, and collaborating effectively. Kerry and Vimal demonstrated strong leadership skills by proactively identifying and mitigating potential risks, ensuring contractors, stakeholders, and suppliers were aligned with project goals, and fostering a positive team culture.  

They showed adaptability in responding to unforeseen challenges and using creative problem-solving to find innovative solutions. Communication was also a strength, with Kerry and Vimal maintaining clear and frequent communication with stakeholders to keep them informed of progress and any changes.  

Their dedication, expertise, and teamwork contributed to the project's success. 

Nominated for: Quantity Surveying Team of the Year 

With 30,000 seats (25,000 permanent and 5,000 temporary), and a 36,000-seat capacity for large concerts all under the cover of a roof, Te Kaha is set to become New Zealand's premier and most accessible, inclusive, sustainable and flexible venue. 

The AECOM Quality Surveying team was engaged to provide cost management services through the Preconstruction Cervices phase of the project, which was successfully concluded with the execution of a Design & Construct contract for the delivery of the project. AECOM was subsequently re-engaged to provide cost management through to project completion.

Nominated for: Building Consultancy Team of the Year 

Winchester Apartments 

The nomination by ASJ demonstrates that a blend of technical excellence and thorough interrogation of risk can take the most high risk of projects and enable them to be stable and successful for all stakeholders.

Nominated for: Building Consultancy Team of the Year 

Vulcan Steel Portfolio 

Bayleys Building Consultancy Team was engaged in 2022 by AUX-listed Vulcan Steel to provide a high level of condition reporting and performance analysis for 18 assets in 14 regions across New Zealand. Utilising professional skills and the breadth of Bayleys’ nationally-connected network, challenges including time measurable delivery, logistics, specialised skills and diplomacy given the sensitivities relating to the acquisition of a locally-owned operation were faced and overcome.  

Ultimately, the value provided by the Bayleys Building Consultancy Team and their ability to achieve an optimal reporting programme for the client has instilled confidence and facilitated continued expansion plans to maximum efficiency. 

Nominated for: Real Estate Agency Team of the Year 

Tesla Portfolio 

Global automotive and clean energy brand Tesla engaged Bayleys Commercial exclusively to provide sales and leasing support as it sought to expand operations across New Zealand in key markets Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch. Seven transactions resulted in $3.2 million in agency fees and a portfolio of works which demonstrates the the depth of connectivity across the BRE network. Bayleys Commercial overcame specific challenges to meet the business’ rapidly growing demands for accommodation, exceeding expectations of service and engaging the market beyond traditional channels to achieve optimal outcomes for stakeholders, including the client/tenant, developers, landlords and the broader business environment.

Nominated for: Real Estate Advisory Team of the Year

The Colliers Strategic Advisory Team is a five-strong unit that provides specialist property consultancy and advice across all sectors of commercial real estate. 

They work with investors, developers, occupiers, and other advisors, and their clients include some of New Zealand’s most successful organisations across the public and private sectors.

During the past year they continued to grow the team, and worked on more than 60 projects, many of which required a high degree of confidentiality and multi-disciplinary expertise. Their work across a broad range of industries highlights their capability and sought-after advice that make them market leaders. 

Nominated for: Real Estate Agency Team of the Year

The Colliers Office Leasing team in Auckland is a market-leading group of professionals with some of the most experienced Brokers in the organisation.  

They were involved in many of the biggest office leasing transactions in the Auckland CBD in 2022, including deals with Beca, KiwiRail, and FNZ. They have worked with high-profile clients from the public and private sectors.

They operate with integrity and competence and provide their clients with the best advice in the industry to ensure they can make informed decisions about their office needs. 

Nominated for: Valuation Team of the Year

The Colliers Valuation & Advisory Services team is a specialist division of the organisation with a high level of expertise in the valuation of property.

They had a busy year in 2022, valuing a range of high-profile assets across New Zealand but two projects particularly stood out, the valuations of Britomart in Auckland’s CBD and Ponsonby Central, a well-known mixed-use asset in the suburb of Ponsonby.  

Working with a high degree of innovation and professionalism, the team achieved outstanding results in 2022 as they met client expectations ahead of schedule and with a high degree of quality.

Nominated for: Project Management Team of the Year 

The Carlin Boutique Hotel 

Simon O’Brien, a Director of Hampton Jones projected managed the design and construction of the award-winning Carlin boutique hotel in Queenstown, with the assistance of Gabrielle Trip and Lisa Rudman. 

The 7-level terraced Carlin boutique hotel offers a beyond 5-star experience across its eight luxuriously appointed 1, 2 and 3 bedroom suites and restaurant, Oro, with each offering exceptional views across Lake Wakatipu. 

Since opening its doors in 2022, the Carlin has already been awarded World’s Best New Hotel, Best New Hotel: Australasia and Best Hotel with a View: Australasia in the boutique hotel awards, amongst others.

Nominated for: Real Estate Advisory Team of the Year 

Strategic Consultancy 

By employing a diverse team of experts in their fields and bringing the brightest talent through the ranks, JLL offers the chance for everyone to achieve to their fullest potential. This approach extends to working closely with JLL’s stakeholders to achieve the outcomes that are most important to them, fundamental to how they see success defined in all projects. 

JLL fosters collaboration, creativity, sustainability, and innovation, combining to help our teams deliver projects to the highest standard, bringing all stakeholders on the journey to ensure objectives and recommendations align with the expectations of our clients and any other included parties.

Nominated for: Building Consultancy Team of the Year 

Oaks Queenstown Shores Resort remediation and refurbishment 

Maynard Marks' showcased their expertise in dispute resolution/expert witness services and defective building remediation through their involvement in the Oaks Shores litigation and remediation project.  

Their comprehensive and meticulous approach to identifying and reporting on defects, coupled with their robust evidence preparation, helped achieve a successful litigation outcome for the client.  

Their design and project management expertise, combined with a sustainable, client-focused approach and commitment to delivering high-quality outcomes, ensured that the project was completed successfully and the end result are durable buildings for future communities to enjoy, making them deserving applicants of the Building Consultancy of the year award. 

Nominated for: Real Estate Advisory Team of the Year 

PwC's Real Estate Advisory team works with business, government, local councils, developers and institutions to solve their most complex property issues. 

The team brings together an outstanding blend of experience and expertise to operate across the entire real estate value chain and deliver tailored solutions to achieve clients’ goals. 

Our purpose is to build trust in society and help solve important problems and this is core to our day-to-day work. 

Nominated for: Real Estate Advisory Team of the Year

TRC Housing Development Portfolio 

As leaders in the real estate and property advisory space, RCP’s Advisory and Development Management Team are helping Tamaki Regeneration Limited deliver affordable housing solutions for Tāmaki communities.  

With their extensive architectural, project management, master planning, and commercial feasibility expertise, the RCP team helped navigate innovative design options through a unique development environment to unlock positive social outcomes and meet commercial realities in 5 developments, representing approximately 540 affordable homes.

Nominated for: Project Management Team of the Year 

RDT Pacific has been working with both public and private sector clients for over 80 years delivering the greatest benefits for their property investments. We help our clients make sense of asset lifecycle by confidently and calmly navigating the complex and chaotic nature of asset development, maintenance and management. 

Our team has formed enduring relationships with our clients and are entrusted with some of New Zealand’s most challenging projects. Our clients’ successes have contributed to positive sustainability changes in the property sector and we’re committed to using our expertise to advocate, support and facilitate acceleration of sustainable development in Aotearoa. 

Nominated for: Quantity Surveying Team of the Year 

RDT Pacific have provided Quantity Surveying services in New Zealand for 80 years. Our highly engaged and skilled team adopts a holistic teamwork approach to ensure success for our clients across a wide range of projects. 

While the end result is important, the journey there; how we resolve issues, foster long-term relationships, work together, innovate, and look to the future is essential to our clients’ success. 

We operate from six offices across Aotearoa, working collaboratively to ensure the best fit for any given project. Eighty percent of our business comes from repeat clients. For us, this is the ultimate reward. 

Nominated for: Innovation Award 

Nominated for: Project Management Team of the Year 

Nominated for: Sustainability Award

Arup 

Targeting New Zealand’s first full Living Building Challenge Interior certification, Arup’s new workplace is situated a category-2 listed heritage building; Cooper & Co’s Hayman Kronfield Building in the Britomart Precinct (Tāmaki Makaurau). If certified following its 12-month monitoring period, this workplace will the first of its kind in New Zealand. 

Implementing an Early Sub-Contractor Involvement (ESCI)-based turnkey delivery model, the integrated Unispace, Arup, Te Manu Taupua Ltd and sub-contractor project team delivered this ambitious workplace project, with in-depth Te Ao Māori integration, in just 10-months end-to-end. Achieving a 99% waste diversion rate in an 11-week construction window. 

Nominated for: Sustainability Award 

“Environmental Impact of Cities" was authored by Fabricio Chicca, Brenda Vale, and Robert Vale from Victoria University of Wellington's School of Architecture in New Zealand. The team has many years of experience in low-impact buildings and living. 

Despite being based in New Zealand, the team coordinated with a network of researchers who gathered data on sustainability in 19 cities, which were then compiled into a database for consumption and sustainability metrics analysis.  

Through their groundbreaking work, "Environmental Impact of Cities" provides an analysis of the impact of our current political and economic systems on creating sustainable cities and societies.

Nominated for: Innovation Award 

Carbon Optimiser 

V-Quest is a set of innovative web application tools that have the potential to change the way carbon in buildings is assessed, monitored and controlled during design. It takes the unique approach of showing the interaction between cost, carbon and building mass through the focus of a comparative methodology analysis. 

It solves the issue of low availability for carbon and benchmarking data at the earliest stages of design, as well as arming quantity surveyors, project managers, developers and design teams with tools that will simplify the assessment of embodied carbon in buildings throughout design. We are breaking down barriers. 

Nominated for: Sustainability Award 

Ged Finch has lead the development and commercialisation of a circular building technology called XFrame. Over the past 5 years he has relentlessly committed himself to the pursuit of a vision of a building industry that does not create waste. 

Through tireless prototyping, fundraising and effort, Ged’s XFrame technology is now established in the Australian and New Zealand building market. Building systems that reduce waste are critical to the future of construction and Ged's efforts are at the leading edge of such change. 

Nominated for: Young Achiever of the Year 

Alina Barankova is an Associate Director in PwC’s Advisory Services practice, based in Auckland. She is an RICS qualified Chartered Surveyor, a Registered Valuer, full member of the Property Institute of New Zealand and is a Green Building Accredited Professional.  

Alina has been working in the property industry for over seven years, her valuation and advisory background coupled with her strong technical and bespoke financial modelling skills enable her to be uniquely placed to assist our clients on a range of complex property issues and deliver on PwC’s purpose of building trust in society and solving important problems.

Nominated for: Young Achiever of the Year 

Brittany Robertson is a member of the Colliers Valuation & Advisory Services team, having joined the company in a part-time role in 2020 while completing her university studies. 

Robertson is currently studying towards becoming a registered Valuer that will lead to her becoming a RICS member. She is highly thought of within Colliers and the wider property industry based on her dedicated work ethic and impressive knowledge of the valuations space. 

She has already proven herself adept at undertaking big challenges for Colliers and her valuation work of high-profile Auckland assets in 2022, including the Britomart precinct, was exemplary. 

Nominated for: Woman of the Built Environment Award 

Helen Hollis is a retail leasing expert at Colliers with 20 years of industry experience. 

Her award-winning career has included working on some of New Zealand’s most iconic shopping destinations, such as Sylvia Park in Auckland and Bayfair Shopping Centre in Mount Maunganui. 

She puts her clients first and delivers projects to an exemplary standard. Her work on the Mānawa Bay shopping centre at Auckland Airport has been pivotal in the project coming to life. 

Hollis leads a team of five people at Colliers is held in high regard by retailers, landlords, and her peers.

Nominated for: Woman of the Built Environment Award 
 
Jamie Pye is a Senior Project Manager and Engineer who represents industry excellence and who also supports the wider community (especially Māori and Pasifika) as President of South Pacific Engineering in Excellence and a Board member of the NZ Engineering Foundation. As the Lead Project Manager for Auckland Airport's East Terminal Integration and the Operation Control Centre, Jamie is also contributing to the largest redevelopment in the Airport’s history. Exemplary in her field, Jamie is driving a highly complex and regulated build to deliver ahead of schedule and is creating pathways for future Māori and Pasifika engineers.

Nominated for: Woman of the Built Environment Award

Natasha Possenniskie is a successful construction industry professional with over 25 years’ experience. Natasha’s career has developed in varied roles in the property sector as client, consultant, main contractor and subcontractor, and more recently as Board Director. Natasha is committed to making a lasting change in the way the sector delivers to ensure a focus on outcomes for the end user as well as achieving a more sustainable and diverse sector. This is evidenced through her work across the industry and the regard in which she is held by her peers through her integrity, professionalism and ethical approach to projects. 

Nominated for: Young Achiever of the Year 

Commencing her Beca career in 2014, Nicole is now a Team leader, and prominent figure in our 50 strong team. She plays a significant leadership role whilst actively delivering large, complex projects.  

Nicole is a true people leader who inspires her team to achieve and exceed their goals. She leads by example, and her dedication to delivering excellence in everything she does serves as an inspiration to her colleagues.  

Dan McElroy (Manager Asset and Cost Advisory) has nominated her for the award to publicly share his sincere thanks for all of her hard work, innovation, and support.

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Shortlisted candidates will be announced on 17 July 2023.

The winners will be revealed at the official cocktail ceremony to be held at Hilton Hotel, Quay St, Auckland on Thursday 17 August.

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Category

Description

Criteria

Building Consultancy

Team of the Year

Focusing on excellence in the building surveying sector. This award recognises companies, teams or consortia who have demonstrated excellence in the provision of advice or services related to any aspects of the building surveying sector.

·        Professionalism – 30%

·        Outcome and achievement – 25%

·        Teamwork – 25%

·        Innovation – 10%

·        Sustainability – 10%

 

Geomatics and Land Surveying

Team of the Year

This award recognises excellence in the geomatics and land surveying including GIS and BIM applications. The rapidly evolving technology in this sector is merging computer science, GIS and more traditional surveying and mapping.

·        Professionalism – 30%

·        Outcome and achievement – 25%

·        Teamwork – 25%

·        Innovation – 10%

·        Sustainability – 10%

 

Project Management Team of the Year

Acknowledging companies, teams, in-house teams, the service provider or contractors who were engaged in project management of a construction project during 2022. The successful applicant will demonstrate excellence in such areas as quality control, time management, budget control, procurement and commercial management to deliver the outcome sought by the client.

·        Professionalism – 30%

·        Outcome and achievement – 25%

·        Teamwork – 25%

·        Innovation – 10%

·        Sustainability – 10%

 

Real Estate Agency

Team of the Year

This award acknowledges companies, teams and/or consortia demonstrating excellence in providing agency services related to the acquisition, sale, or leasing of properties in the office, retail, industrial or residential sectors.

·        Professionalism – 30%

·        Outcome and achievement – 25%

·        Teamwork – 25%

·        Innovation – 10%

·        Sustainability – 10%

 

Quantity Surveying

Team of the Year

Celebrating excellence in quantity surveying, this award recognises companies, teams or consortia engaged in outstanding quantity surveying work in 2022. This includes but is not limited to cost planning and control and commercial management.

·        Professionalism – 30%

·        Outcome and achievement – 25%

·        Teamwork – 25%

·        Innovation – 10%

·        Sustainability – 10%

 

Valuation

Team of the Year

The Valuation Team of the Year recognises a company, team or consortia involved providing excellence in valuation services which uphold international standards and give confidence to end-users for their objectivity, independence and reliability on both commercial and/or residential projects.

·        Professionalism – 30%

·        Outcome and achievement – 25%

·        Teamwork – 25%

·        Innovation – 10%

·        Sustainability – 10%

 

Real Estate Advisory

Team of the Year

This award recognises excellence in the provision of real estate consultancy advice (not covered in other categories). It includes tenant advisory services, strategic portfolio advice, land and property development advice and related feasibility and business case work.

·        Professionalism – 30%

·        Outcome and achievement – 25%

·        Teamwork – 25%

·        Innovation – 10%

·        Sustainability – 10%

 

Property / Facilities Management Team of the Year

Awarded to a company, team or consortia responsible for outstanding estate, operational, financial management or lease hold facilities management.

 

·        Professionalism – 30%

·        Outcome and achievement – 25%

·        Teamwork – 25%

·        Innovation – 10%

·        Sustainability – 10%

 

Research Team of the Year

Acknowledging teams, consultancies, academic institutions and agencies responsible for engaging in research projects associated with the built environment.

·        Professionalism – 30%

·        Outcome and achievement – 25%

·        Teamwork – 25%

·        Innovation – 10%

·        Sustainability – 10%

 

 

Category

Description

Criteria

Innovation Award

Future proofing the profession is a key challenge in a time of rapid changes. The Innovation Award recognises teams, companies and consortia engaged in developing innovative solutions, to sustain the profession for the future.

·        Innovation – 40%

·        Outcome and achievement – 20%

·        Professionalism – 20%

·        Teamwork – 10%

·        Sustainability – 10%

 

Sustainability Award

This award demonstrates how innovation, design or construction techniques have been utilised by a team or client to address environmental challenges and improve the sustainability of the project outcome.

·        Sustainability – 40%

·        Outcome and achievement – 20%

·        Professionalism – 20%

·        Teamwork – 10%

·        Innovation – 10%

 

 

Category

Description

Criteria

Young Achiever of the Year

The future of our profession rests on the shoulders of emerging professionals. The Young Achiever of the Year Award acknowledges one outstanding individual who has achieved excellence in their field. The individual selected will embody the highest standards of professionalism, be a role-model for their peers and be capable of making an outstanding contribution to the profession in the course of their future career.

·        Outcome and achievement – 40%

·        Professionalism – 30%

·        Innovation – 20%

·        Sustainability – 10%

 

Woman of the Built Environment Award

The Woman of the Built Environment Award recognises the outstanding contributions and achievements of senior women to our industry. The award celebrates inspirational role models to inspire the next generation of diverse professionals. Women from all disciplines of the industry are encouraged to enter.

 

·        Outcome and achievement – 40%

·        Professionalism – 30%

·        Innovation – 20%

·        Sustainability – 10%

 

Lifetime Achievement Award

Recognising commitment to RICS and the wider profession, the Lifetime Achievement Award is the most prestigious award for built environment professionals. The presentation of this award is subject to the determination of the judging panel that the recipient is worthy of this significant honour.

RICS will provide recommendation(s) on the worthy recipient for the judging panel’s consideration.
  • Professionalism
    • Use of surveying knowledge and/or professional expertise in areas such as technical, financial, legal, environmental, building regulation, sustainability and restoration where applicable, to achieve outcomes.
    • Demonstrated adherence to RICS ethics.
    • Demonstration of using the most appropriate procurement method for engaging contractors and suppliers (if applicable).
    • Demonstration of the ability to resolve disputes.
    • Demonstration of how international standards have been adopted will be an advantage.
  • Outcome and achievement
    • Measurable success of nominated initiative(s)/project(s)/team(s) against a predefined target.
    • Challenges overcome in the process relative to What were the unique challenges? How were these challenges overcome?
    • Cost effectiveness. How was cost managed effectively against a target?
    • Client satisfaction and positive social impact.
    • Timely completion. Demonstration of how the project was managed effectively with respect to time.
    • How was disruption to the ‘neighbours’ minimised?
    • Submission of letter(s) of commendation will be highly regarded.
  • Teamwork
    • Effective coordination of skillsets among team members and with stakeholders.
    • Demonstration of change management process and minimising disruption.
    • Resources optimisation How were resources effectively pulled and utilised to overcome the identified challenges and difficulties against a predefined target?
    • Demonstration of commitment to diversity and inclusion of the team or project team will be highly regarded.
  • Innovation
    • Was an innovative approach used to deliver the outcome?
    • Was an innovative outcome generated?
    • How was technology applied to deliver the outcome?
    • Was any innovative technology applied to enhance site safety (if applicable)?
    • Was any smart information technology applied for document control and communication to enhance productivity?
  • Sustainability
    • Quantitative analysis on sustainability considerations and achievements.
    • Demonstration of creating better places and spaces for future generations.
    • Demonstrated adoption of sustainable development principles.
    • Social Impact. How did the nominated team promote and educate stakeholders about sustainability in the community and improve the community more broadly?

The judging panel will consider nominations against the following criteria, weighted based on the category of the award.

All nominations should demonstrate a commitment to professional ethics and a commitment to the highest ideals of professionalism. Further details about RICS’ commitment to ethics can be found at rics.org/ethics

 

Team awards

Nominations in the team awards category are assessed with a weighting against five categories:

  • Professionalism – 30%
  • Outcome and achievement – 25%
  • Teamwork – 25%
  • Innovation – 10%
  • Sustainability – 10%

 

Special Category Team Awards

Innovation Award:

Nominations for the Innovation Award category are assessed with a weighting against five categories:

  • Innovation – 40%
  • Outcome and achievement – 20%
  • Professionalism – 20%
  • Teamwork – 10%
  • Sustainability – 10%

 

Sustainability Award

Nominations for the Sustainability Award category are assessed with a weighting against five categories:

  • Sustainability – 40%
  • Outcome and achievement – 20%
  • Professionalism – 20%
  • Teamwork – 10%
  • Innovation – 10%

 

Individual awards

Nominations in the individual awards category are assessed alongside two overarching criteria:

  • Recognised outstanding performance and achievement in the workplace; and
  • Recognised contribution to the profession and the wider community with a weighting against four categories, which are:
    • Outcome and achievement – 40%
    • Professionalism – 30%
    • Innovation – 20%
    • Sustainability – 10%

Professionalism

·        Use of surveying knowledge and/or professional expertise in areas such as technical, financial, legal, environmental, building regulation, sustainability and restoration where applicable, to achieve outcomes.

·        Demonstrated adherence to RICS ethics.

·        Demonstration of using the most appropriate procurement method for engaging contractors and suppliers (if applicable).

·        Demonstration of the ability to resolve disputes.

·        Demonstration of how international standards have been adopted will be an advantage.

Outcome and achievement

·        Measurable success of nominated initiative(s)/project(s)/team(s) against a predefined target.

·        Challenges overcome in the process relative to complexity. What were the or unique challenges? How were these challenges overcome?

·        Cost effectiveness. How was cost managed effectively against a target?

·        Client satisfaction and positive social impact.

·        Timely completion. Demonstration of how the project is managed effectively with respect to time?

·        How was disruption to the 'neighbours' minimised?

·        Submission of letter of commendation will have bonus marks.

Teamwork

·        Effective coordination of skillsets among team members and with stakeholders.

·        Demonstration of change management process and minimising disruption.

·        Resources optimisation. How were resources effectively pulled and utilised to overcome the identified challenges and difficulties against a predefined target?

·        Demonstration of commitment to diversity and inclusion of the team or project team will be highly regarded.

Innovation

·        Was an innovative approach used to deliver the outcome?

·        Was any innovative outcome generated?

·        How was technology applied to deliver the outcome?

·        Was any innovative technology applied to enhance site safety (if applicable)?

·        Was any smart information technology applied for document control and communication to enhance productivity?

Sustainability

·        Quantitative analysis on sustainability considerations and achievements.

·        Demonstration of creating better places and spaces for future generations.

·        Demonstrated adoption of sustainable development principles.

·        Social Impact. How did the nominated team promote and educate stakeholders about sustainability in the community and improve the community more broadly?

Team and company awards

  1. Nominated project(s) and major/key team member(s) must be located or operated in the Awards region being submitted for.
  2. Nominations can be made by the nominee (team, company or consortia) or a third party.
  3. The project(s) which is the subject of the nomination must have been worked on within the 2022 calendar year, though not necessarily completed.
  4. Nominations must be based on at least one but no more than three projects within the calendar year (nominating party to select).
  5. A company may submit a joint nomination however, where a joint nomination is submitted a subsequent, stand-alone application from the same company, on the same project(s) and in the same category is not allowed.
  6. Nominations must be submitted via the online submission platform. Where multiple nominations are being submitted by the one organisation, a separate online submission will need to be completed for each nomination.
  7. Nomination must be accompanied by a 100-word summary for marketing purposes.
  8. Other relevant supporting materials/documents are optional but welcomed. These should be limited to a maximum of five additional photographs, three additional pieces of supporting material/documents and three testimonials. (Documents and testimonials should be in PDF format.)
  9. A logo must be provided as well as a photo of the team or individual This will be used for marketing purposes and during award presentations.
  10. Information provided within the submission may be used by RICS for the purpose of the judging or promotion of the Any confidential information must be clearly stated within the submission.
  11. The jury panel’s decision on eligibility of the nominations shall be final and is non appealable.
  12. Any category which receives less than 2 nominations will not be awarded a winner, exceptions made at the Judge’s discretion.

 

Individual awards

  1. Nominated individual must be currently located/operating/have worked in the Awards region being submitted for.
  2. The project(s) which is the subject of the nomination must have been worked on within the 2022 calendar year, though not necessarily completed. However, submissions for the Woman of the Built Environment Award and Lifetime Achievement Award can reference achievements throughout the nominee’s entire career.
  3. Nominations must be based on at least one but no more than three project(s) (nominating party to select).
  4. Nominations must be submitted via the online submission form. Where multiple nominations are being submitted by the one organisation, a separate online submission form will need to be completed for each nomination.
  5. Nomination must be accompanied by a 100-word summary for marketing purposes.
  6. Other relevant supporting materials/documents are optional but welcomed. These should be limited to a maximum of five additional photographs, three additional pieces of supporting material/documents and three testimonials. (Documents and testimonials should be in PDF format.)
  7. A logo must be provided as well as a photo of the team or individual nominated. This will be used for marketing purposes and during award presentations.
  8. Information provided within the submission may be used by RICS for the purpose of the judging or promotion of the Awards. Any confidential information must be clearly stated within the submission.
  9. The jury panel’s decision on eligibility of the nominations shall be final and is non appealable.
  10. Any category which receives less than 2 nominations will not be able to award a winner, exceptions made at the Judge’s discretion.

 

Young Achiever of the Year Award

  1. In addition to the individual award criteria, the Young Achiever of the Year must have been born on or after 1 January 1987 (i.e. be aged 35 or under during the 2022 calendar year) to be eligible.

 

Nomination check list

  • An online submission is completed for each nomination.
  • For team awards, at least one but no more than three projects have been included in the nomination.
  • Supporting material may include testimonials, photographs, technical documentation, media clippings, floor plans, etc. to support the adjudication process.
  • Supporting material is limited to a maximum of five additional photographs, three additional pieces of relevant material/documents and three testimonials.
  • In addition to the nomination and supporting materials, the nomination is accompanied by at least 1 photograph of the team/individuals nominated, the project(s) nominated and includes a copy of the nominee’s company logo (as appropriate).
  • Confidential information is clearly labelled ‘RICS Awards in Confidence’.

“The judging panel were delighted at the high standard of entries this year. The projects and RICS members that were put forward for awards reflected a particularly high level of professionalism to their clients, work and our wider society. The finalists, should all be very proud of their work, which has demonstrated the value of the profession.”

Rob Hall FRICS

Manager National Asset Management, Kāinga Ora - Homes and Communities

Chair of the Judging Panel

Judging Panel

Manager National Asset Management at Kāinga Ora - Homes and Communities

Rob is a senior officer in the Royal New Zealand Naval Reserve, and currently the Manager of National Asset Management at Kāinga Ora - Homes and Communities. Prior to taking up this position he was the CEO of Development Christchurch Limited (DCL), where he led a team focussed on supporting development opportunities and facilitating investment into Christchurch with the goal of contributing towards making Christchurch a modern world class city. Rob is a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and has also been a Fellow of the Charted Institution of Water and Environmental Management. He has held a number of governance roles, including the New Zealand Registered Architects Board, the Arts Centre of Christchurch, Canterbury SPCA as well as in education.

Dean of Faculty of Architecture and Design Innovation at Victoria University of Wellington

Robyn worked in architectural practice, designing residential, commercial and industrial projects, ranging from Police stations, and office design to hospitals, prior to becoming an academic.  She has extensive expertise in zero carbon buildings, energy efficiency and productivity.  She is a Fellow of RICS, Director of the New Zealand Green Building Council (Research), Chair of the MoE’s  Ventilation Technical Advisory Group, Trustee of the Property Foundation and a member of the International Society for Indoor Air Quality and Climate. She is a Co-Director of the Healthy Housing Research Group which won the Prime Ministers Science Team Prize in 2014 and the Rutherford Science Team Prize 2021.

Associate Dean External Engagement at The University of Auckland Business School

Dr Deborah Levy is a Professor and Head of the department of Property at the University of Auckland Business School. She is internationally recognised for her behavioural research focusing on property markets and widely published in academic property journals. She is passionate about teaching and educating young people to excel in a career in property. She is a fellow of RICS and was awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award in 2017.

Principal, AREA

Peter is an independent property investment and development advisor. Peter has a wide range of experience in investment management, particularly property investment and development, and has worked in New Zealand, the United Kingdom and Bermuda.

Peter has previously held senior leadership roles at number of large New Zealand property organisations including Auckland International Airport, Stride Property Group (Chief Executive), Goodman, Property for Industry, Sky City Entertainment Group and AMP Capital.

He is a Director of Kiwi Property Group, a Trustee of the Dilworth Trust Board and a member of the Kainga Ora Construction Programme Advisory Panel. Previous governance roles include Chairman of community housing provider Homes of Choice Limited and a Director of HLC Limited (formerly Hobsonville Land Co Limited).

Peter is a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and holds a Bachelor of Property Administration from the University of Auckland.

Director at ASJ Property Consultancy

Andrew leads the commercial building surveying team at ASJ Property Consultancy. His clients benefit from pragmatic advice when looking to acquire commercial property. He brings a particular focus on the management of risk around business interruption for both tenants and landlords.

Director, Outperform Property Investment Management

Over a 29-year career working across the globe Michael has a built up a strong track record in Fund Management, Property Portfolio Investment and Asset Management. He’s asset managed property portfolios for a wide range of clients; from listed companies, private family estates, Cambridge college estates, to pension fund portfolios, GE Capital and Charitable Trusts.Michael is a FRICS, recipient of RICS Fund Management Team of the Year 2015, former President of PCNZ Auckland Branch and Vice-President of RICSNZ.

Michael established Outperform in 2021 to provide property investment and asset management services to third parties.

City Development and Wellington Business Lead, Stellar Projects

David’s focus is on major infrastructure projects, Urban Regeneration schemes and the growth of Stellar across the Wellington region.

He is a Property, Urban Regeneration and Economic Development professional who has worked globally over the last 25 years. In recent years he has focused on how transport infrastructure can catalyse a place, such as the Urban Development created through Transit-Oriented Development nodes for Mass Rapid Transit schemes.

Amongst his professional qualifications, David is an RICS Chartered Surveyor - Planning and Development and an AIPM Certified Practising Project Manager. David's educational qualifications include a Masters of Urban Regeneration.

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