Wellington Branch celebrates the 2019 People in Property Awards

The annual Wellington Property People Awards were celebrated this evening with property professionals from throughout the greater Wellington region recognised amongst the glitz and glamour of a black-tie ceremony.

This year’s winners are:

Beca Young Achiever of the Year Award 

Dr Shaan Cory, Beca

Shaan is 32 and studied at Victoria University of Wellington where he received an honours degree in Building Science, and completed a doctorate in Architecture, with a focus on Building Science. 

Shaan is currently a Senior Building Scientist in Beca’s Central Building Services Team and spends the majority of his time working in the Wellington market. He is motivated by his passion to create positive change in the building services industry with regard to Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions and believes that his area of expertise and passion is one of increasing importance with growing concerns around the risk of climate change to impact building owners. 

The judges remarked on Shaan’s outstanding achievements at such an early stage in his career and noted his huge potential to help shape the future of the property industry.

Catalyst Urban Design and Architecture Award 

Wellington International Airport Multi-level car parking building nominated by Archaus

The Archaus-designed 10 level car-parking building at the Wellington International Airport provides 1,090 new carparks in close proximity to the terminal building and caters for the growing passenger, transport options and flight numbers to the airport. 

A new transport hub on the ground floor provides facilities for public buses, bikes, electric vehicles all serving a growing number of customers who use different means of transport. The public transport options are in a prime position with direct covered connection to the main terminal. 

The Judges were impressed, saying the project team turned what could have been an eyesore into something beautiful and functional that fits the landscape perfectly.

Colliers International Best Team Award 

Wellington Zoo Chimpanzee Habitat Project Team:  Isthmus, Maltbys, Calibre, Te Mahi, NZCEL, Naylor Love and Wellington Zoo

Isthmus, Maltbys, Calibre, Te Mahi, NZCEL, Naylor Love and Wellington Zoo proved a winning combination for the development of Wellington Zoo’s new chimpanzee habitat. The project included creating a habitat and viewing area which allows people to see chimps from a new point of view. The brief was for a stimulating chimp playground that at the same time would allow humans to safely immerse themselves in the fascinating chimpanzee world.

The whole project was one-of-a-kind, from the robust sustainable materials, the tenants, and play-focused design. The project was delivered on time, on budget and has delighted both the chimpanzees and zoo visitors. The Judges remarked on the shared vision of the team, who came together to create an outstanding product that will be an asset to the client, and Wellington, for years to come.

Momentum Outstanding Leadership Award

Stephanie Campbell, KiwiRail 

In her five years at KiwiRail, Stephanie has risen from a role as contract project manager through roles as Development Manager, Manager Property Strategy and Investment, General Manager Property and earlier this year was appointed as Group General Manager Property. This position is a direct reflection of the work Stephanie has led in recent years to develop the property function’s role within the business and transform the property strategy to one which proactively looks to maximise returns from the portfolio.

With a diverse portfolio of approximately 18,000 hectares (making KiwiRail the second largest landowner in New Zealand) and a $3.6 billion value, developing a unified strategy for the property function is complex. 

The judges say Stephanie is a role model with a real drive to positively change attitudes and culture and desire to build collaborative partnerships. Her ability to achieve despite a challenging environment is commendable.

Ortus International Long Service Award

Grant Corielson

Grant is a worthy recipient of this award given his huge long-term contribution to Wellington’s CBD and the region’s property industry. 

He has played a major role in the refurbishment and development of some of Wellington’s major office buildings, including HSBC, 195 Lambton Quay, Harcourts Building, Asteron Centre, Mobil on the Park, InterContinental Hotel and more recently managing the development of Mark Dunjatshck’s $50m Children’s Hospital in Newtown.

A dedicated and highly respected Wellington property professional, Grant is truly deserving of this award.

TSA Management Judges’ Choice Award 

Katherine Skipper, Warren and Mahoney

Katherine Skipper demonstrates strength and effective leadership with a calm and personable demeanour. 

Most recently, Katherine was Project Principal on the award-winning Wellington International Airport South Terminal Extension, Waihinga Martinborough Community Centre and the new Toi Art Gallery at the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa. She is currently working with a number of influential clients on some of Wellington’s most significant projects.

Katherine is a driver of change and well deserving of this award.

Greenwood Roche Supreme Excellence Award

Shaan Cory, Beca

As the winner of the Greenwood Roche Supreme Excellence Award the judges would like to specifically recognise Shaan for his commitment to see a project through to completion. He is future focused, has disrupted the industry and his passion to create a positive change in the building services industry is second to none.

Congratulations to all this year’s winners and a special thank you to our principal sponsors Hawkins and Archaus and supporting sponsors Precinct Properties, Greenwood Roche, Ortus International, Beca, Catalyst, Colliers International, Momentum Consulting and TSA Management who make this event possible.

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