Property Industry Awards

Nominations are now open!

The prestigious Property Council New Zealand Rider Levett Bucknall Property Industry Awards are presented to outstanding property projects, developments or substantive refurbishments across New Zealand. Above all, the Awards recognise buildings that provide an outstanding return and/or delivery of service potential on investment of funds. For some this means a return on speculative investment; for others it means creating a development that supports productive activities, which creates value for both owners and users. 

2019 Key Dates

 Nominations close Friday 1 February
 Completed submissions due Thursday 28 February
 Judging Commences Monday 25 March
 Awards Dinner and Ceremony Friday 14 June

The nomination and submission process has moved online!

For further information, please head to our new Awards Website.

About the Awards

Submissions are assessed based on the following principals:

  • Economic and financial criteria 30%
  • Project vision and innovation (includes degree of difficulty) 20%
  • Design and construction 20%
  • Owner and user satisfaction 20%
  • Sustainability and efficiency of operation 10%

This year, there are 11 award categories and one Supreme Award winner:

  • Housing New Zealand Multi-Unit Residential Property Award
  • GIB Education Property Award
  • RCP Commercial Office Property Award
  • Holmes Consulting Group Tourism and Leisure Property Award
  • Natural Habitats Urban Land Developments Property Award
  • Yardi Retail Property Award
  • CBRE Industrial Property Award
  • Warren and Mahoney Civic and Arts Property Award
  • Fagerhult NZ Health and Medical Property Award
  • Hawkins Heritage and Adaptive Reuses Property Award
  • Resene Green Building Property Award
  • Rider Levett Bucknall Supreme Award

MERIT is awarded to projects through the judging process that are deemed to have something distinctive about the way in which the development or project was undertaken. There may be multiple Merit Award winners in each category.

EXCELLENCE is presented to projects that are deemed to be amongst the best in their chosen category, and that symbolise excellence within the property industry across all aspects of the evaluation. There may be multiple Excellence Award winners in each category.

BEST IN CATEGORY is selected in each category if a project stands out as the “best of the best” against the other project entries in their category. There is only one Best in Category Award winner in each category, with these projects also in the running for the overall Supreme Award.

The Awards Dinner is the biggest party in property - where over 1700 guests come together to collectively applaud our winners and celebrate their achievements.

Property Industry Awards Magazine

In 2018 we introduced a new publication to showcase our award winners and nominees, the Property Industry Awards Magazine. This publication was sent to all member companies, awards guests and nominees and sold via retail outlets throughout New Zealand - if you wish to order additional copies, please click here.

We will be bringing this magazine to our member again in 2019 - watch your inbox for information on how you can be part of this exciting publication.

2018 Awards: Highlights & Heroes

To view the highlights from the 2018 Awards, including all winners, photographs and information, please click here.


If you are a Property Council member and are interested in partnering with us for the 2019 Property Industry Awards, please contact Lauren Hunter for more information.

Contact | Lauren Hunter

Lauren is National Events Manager at Property Council New Zealand, tasked with managing our large-scale annual events such as the Property Council New Zealand Rider Levett Bucknall Property Industry Awards, Annual National Conference, Residential Development Summit and Retail Conference. With over a decade of event experience, Lauren is an expert when it comes to professional education and planning one heck of a party.

Get in touch here or via 09 300 9589.


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