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PROPERTY COUNCIL NEW ZEALAND RIDER LEVETT BUCKNALL PROPERTY INDUSTRY AWARDS 2016 Celebrating excellence in property development and investment The Property Council New Zealand Rider Levett Bucknall Property Industry Awards are New Zealand’s premier commercial property development awards, celebrating innovation, design and building ingenuity. As the largest annual property awards dinner, the prestigious night pays tribute to the people and the properties demonstrating cutting edge technology and imagination that shape our urban landscape and catapult New Zealand into the future. The competing projects are made up of the best developments within their respective categories and are rigorously assessed by a panel of judges, over a period spanning more than three months. This year the Health and Medical Property Award was launched, to pay tribute and recognise the intricacies of purpose-built facilities entered in this specialist area. A total of 92 projects are competing for the best place within their respective categories, each one boasting a high level of design considerations and special features that make it stand out from the rest. Judges THANK YOU TO OUR JUDGES John Dunn Principal, John Dunn Property Consultancy Ron Macdonald Director Valuation and Advisory, Jones Lang LaSalle Simon Wilson Director, RDT Pacific Paul Keane Executive Chairman, RCG Richard Anderson Director, Rider Levett Bucknall The entries run across 11 categories, ranging from office, retail and industrial properties, through to education and arts, tourism and leisure, urban land and heritage projects. Rob Hutchison Chief Executive, Ng ti Wh tua o Or kei Whai Rawa The judges inspect every competing project by evaluating all aspects of each development, from the design and construction phase, innovation and vision, financial performance, user satisfaction, environmental impact and seismic rating. Sean Molloy Director, Extensor Advisory Where a project has satisfied all the appropriate standards, it is selected as the best in the category and will become a finalist for the coveted Supreme Award, earning the right to be known as ‘the best of the best’ in New Zealand. An excellence award is granted to an entry that achieves a high standard across all judging criteria, while a merit award is granted to an entry where some aspect of the development has been compelling. Competition was fierce and we congratulate all entrants and award winners for 2016. Mark Fraser Precinct Director, Hobsonville Land Company Barry Copeland Director, Copeland Associates Architects Alex Cutler Chief Executive, New Zealand Green Building Council Matthew Lee Director, Auckland Manager, WSP Group Jeremy Whelan Managing Director, Ignite Architects Brendon Dwyer Operations Manager, Building Services, Beca Tristan Ilich Built Environment Leader - NZ, Aurecon Property Council New Zealand extends special thanks to the judges for their diligence and expertise in evaluating the award entries. We thank them for their dedication and industry knowledge, together with their commitment over a three-month period, enabling us to bring you these awards each year.