We Are Waikato | Property People Awards


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Property Council New Zealand's Waikato Branch proudly present the annual We are Waikato, Property People Awards 2018!

The We are Waikato, Property People Awards celebrate the people in property; recognising excellence in leadership and innovation in the Waikato property industry whilst celebrating outstanding contributions to the industry and economy.

Last year's Awards brought together over 300 property professionals from throughout the Waikato region, attracting 25 nominations and awarding outstanding individuals and teams. Our seventh year was incredible and we look forward to having you join us for the 2018 Awards.

We are Waikato: recognising the people in property and their outstanding contributions to the industry and our local economy.

All Award winners will be formally announced and celebrated at the Awards dinner on Thursday 25 October 2018 at The Atrium, Wintec, Hamilton. The evening will include a formal Awards ceremony, a three-course meal and an opportunity to network with property colleagues and friends.

2018 Nominees

The Waikato Branch Executive are delighted to announce the following nominees for this year's We are Waikato Property People Awards. 

Rider Levett Bucknall Young Achiever of the Year Award 

Adam Findlay, Foster Construction
Ben Inger, Harrison Grierson
Chris Steffert, Greenstone Group
Liv Theunissen, Beca
Sam Simpson, BCD Group

Boffa Miskell Urban Design Award 

Foster Construction - Genesis Energy 
Byrne & Enright Architecture Ltd - Springside Court Duplex Development  
MOAA Architects - St John’s Church  
Waipa District Council & Beca - Te Awamutu Hub Community Precinct, Playground & Pop’n Good Bike Park  
Bloxam Burnett & Olliver and Mansergh Graham Landscape Architects - Temple View 
Chow:Hill Architects - Trust Waikato   
Edwards White Architects Ltd & Hamilton City Council - Victoria on the River 

Holmes Consulting Best Team Award

Beca & The Dairy Goat Co-operative Project Team for Dairy Goat Co-operative
Livingstone Project Team for The David O.McKay Stake and Cultural Events Centre 
Trust Waikato Project Team - Greenstone Group, Trust Waikato, Form Building & Developments and Chow:Hill Architects Ltd
Livingstone Project Team for VetOra
Foster Construction Project Team for VISY

Beca Women in Property Award

Jane Hill, Chow:Hill Architects
Kate Searancke, Tompkins Wake
Melissa Slatter, Beca

Foster Construction Outstanding Leadership Award

John Olliver, BBO
Les Matthews, Warren and Mahoney
Robert Dol, Greenstone Group

A huge congratulations to all nominees. The judging process is now underway with winners to be announced at the We are Waikato Property People Awards, taking place at Wintec, The Atrium in Hamilton on Thursday 25 October 2018.

Awards Categories

Key Dates

 Registrations & nominations open  Wednesday 13 June 2018
 Nominations closed Wednesday 12 September 2018 
 Awards Dinner Thursday 25 October 2018

Award Sponsors

Special thanks to our We are Waikato sponsors:















2017 Award Winners

Arrow International Steven Alsemgeest Memorial - Young Achiever of the Year Award
Jonathan Brown, BCD Group

BNZ Urban Design Award 
South Bloc, Stark Property

Staples Rodway Best Team Award 
Chedworth Properties & Greenhill Park Project Team

Rider Levett Bucknall Property Professional of the Year Award
Pete McLachlan, Cogswell Surveys Ltd

Beca Women In Property Award 
Rebekah Kenny, Yeoman Homes

Foster Construction Outstanding Leadership Award 
Blair Currie, BCD Group

Hawkins Construction Long Service Award
Ross Hargood, Hawkins

Fletcher Construction Judges’ Choice Award
Curious Cubs Early Education Centre, Waikato Federated Farmers Charitable Society

Click here for photos of the 2017 Awards thanks to Stephen Barker Photography.


For any queries please contact Waikato Branch Manager, Sarah Rundstrom.

M +64 21 951 150