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PROPERTY COUNCIL NEW ZEALAND RIDER LEVETT BUCKNALL PROPERTY INDUSTRY AWARDS 2014 Celebrating excellence in property development and investment Property Council New Zealand, Rider Levett Bucknall Property Industry Awards is the nation’s longest running commercial property development awards program where innovation, design and building ingenuity are recognised and celebrated. The assessment process, which spanned more than three months, qualified the panel of judges to report astounding quality across all entries and “a never-ending pursuit of new initiatives and techniques to provide better solutions for urban design”. In particular, the exceptional quality and diversity of entries into the Green Property Award had the judging panel unanimously agree that the collective achievements of all participants demonstrate a clear lift in green-building benchmarks, and are indicative of the direction in which the market is moving. A total of 64 project finalists in 10 categories ranging from office, retail and industrial properties, through to education and arts, tourism and leisure, urban land and heritage projects has been selected. The process involves inspections of all accepted entries and completing evaluations, which consider all aspects of each and every project. These vary from the design and construction phase, innovation and vision evident in the financial performance, user satisfaction and environmental impact, through to seismic rating. Where appropriate standards have been satisfied, one entry is selected as the best in the category and becomes a finalist for the Supreme Award with 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. We sincerely congratulate all our finalists and award recipients for 2014. PROPERTY COUNCIL NEW ZEALAND RIDER LEVETT BUCKNALL Property Industry Awards 2013 Judges THANK YOU TO OUR JUDGES John Dunn Principal, John Dunn Property Consultancy [Convenor] Paul Keane Executive Chairman, RCG Sean Molloy Director, Extensor Advisory Ron Macdonald Director Valuation and Advisory, Jones Lang LaSalle Richard Anderson Director, Rider Levett Bucknall Barry Copeland Director, Copeland Associates Architects Adrian Muir Technical Director, Aurecon Rob Hutchison Chief Executive, Ngati Whatua Orakei Whai Rawa Alex Cutler Chief Executive, NZ Green Building Council Matthew Lee Director, Auckland Manager, WSP Group David Crav en Director of Rating Tools, NZ Green Building Council Mark Fraser Development Manager, Sales and Marketing, Hobsonville Land Company 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, allowing for submission analysis and site visits of all properties entered into these awards, and ultimately enabling us to bring these awards to you each year.