Colliers wins more RICS Awards than any other agency

Colliers wins five RICS awards

Colliers International New Zealand won five RICS Awards at a glittery ceremony in Auckland last night – more than any other organisation.

The RICS New Zealand Awards 2019 recognise world-class achievements and the highest standards of professionalism and ethics being upheld across the built environment.

Colliers International was awarded in the following categories:

  • Agency Team of the Year (Industrial)
  • Corporate Real Estate Advisory Team of the Year (Strategic Advisory)
  • Property Asset Management Team of the Year (Real Estate Management)
  • Young Achiever of the Year (Nick Hooper, Auckland Valuation)
  • Woman of the Built Environment (Gwendoline Callaghan, Wellington Valuation)

Mark Synnott, Chief Executive of Colliers International New Zealand, commended the professionalism of all the winners and finalists.

“At Colliers, we accelerate success for our people and clients. It’s immensely gratifying for this success to have been recognised by our industry peers.”

The Agency Team of the Year Award recognised the professionalism of Colliers’ Industrial team, which last year brokered the largest-ever industrial sales in the North and South Islands respectively.

These transactions were the $93 million sale of Foodstuffs North Island’s Auckland distribution centre at Roma Road, Mt Roskill to Goodman Property, and the $53.75m sale of the Castle Rock Business Park, Christchurch to Augusta Capital.

The Corporate Real Estate Advisory Team of the Year Award celebrates the success of tenant advisors and representatives. Colliers’ Strategic Advisory team won the award for its work in 2018 on two highly complex projects for Auckland Council and BNZ. 

The Property Asset Management Team of the Year Award was won by Colliers’ Real Estate Management team for its outstanding management of the innovative and sustainable new Silverdale Mall in Auckland, which launched in March with strong trading results.

Young Achiever of the Year Nick Hooper, 32, is one of the youngest valuers to be made an Associate Director at Colliers. He is an emerging leader who has played a pivotal role in ensuring the Valuation team upholds the highest professional standards.

Woman of the Built Environment Gwendoline Callaghan is one of the most experienced women working in New Zealand’s commercial property industry. She was the first woman to be bestowed a fellowship to the New Zealand Institute of Valuers, and the first female valuer to be made a life member of the New Zealand Institute of Valuers and the Property Institute.

She has made a considerable industry contribution as a company founder, director, mentor, and advocate for valuer education and women in property.

Colliers International was also a finalist in three categories:

  • Building Consultancy and Project Management Team of the Year (Building Consultancy)
  • Innovation Award (Building Consultancy)
  • Property Professional of the Year (Gwendoline Callaghan, Wellington Valuation)

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) is the global professional body promoting and enforcing the highest international standards in the valuation, management and development of land, real estate, construction and infrastructure.

Its awards are held in major cities around the world every year.

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