Prendos proudly sponsored the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) New Zealand Property Awards Tuesday 6th May 2014. It was a great event held at the Kensington Swan offices in the Auckland Viaduct and attended by property professionals from New Zealand and Australia. The judges had their work cut out for them considering the success of projects, complexity of assignments, client satisfaction, innovation and new approaches adopted, including sustainable principles, and the contribution to the profession and community.
As well as being overall event sponsors, Prendos sponsored the Young Achiever of the Year Award, the only individual award up for grabs, and we were delighted to award this to Dhilan Balia of Colliers (pictured with Mark Williams, Director at Prendos). We would like to extend our congratulations to the other award winners – Colliers International New Zealand for the Sales, Industrial Team of the Year, Project Management Team of the Year, Property Management Team of the Year and Deal of the Year Awards, Match Realty for the Retail Team of the Year Award, JLL Markets Division for the Office Team of the Year Award, and Opus for the Professional Services Team of the Year Award.
Prendos would also like to thank Alan McMahon whose tenure as RICS NZ Chairman has come to a close, and congratulate Kane Sweetman in his appointment as Alan’s replacement. As mentioned on the night it is through the hard work of volunteers, like Alan and Kane, that make organisations like RICS New Zealand thrive.
For those that were not in attendance Chris Fossick, the Vice President of RICS, provided some insight into developments with the International Property Measurement Standards (IPMS). This initiative is addressing the challenge surrounding the different measurement standards used around the world. At present, the way property assets – such as homes, office buildings or shopping centres – are measured varies dramatically from one market to the next. This has created an inability to compare like-with-like property across borders leading to a lack of transparency for global investors, occupiers and tenants in accurately comparing space. This has potentially dramatic impacts for financial reporting. The IPMS coalition members are addressing this missing global link and have developed a consultation document that they hope to publish by December 2014 that will provide standards for the global measurement of residential property. For more information and to view the consultation document visit the IPMS website – http://ipmsc.org/consultation/.
Further to IPMS developments Chris Fossick also implored RICS members to keep up with CPD requirements through formal and informal activities. It is easier than ever before to log 20 hours of CPD per year via the RICS website, or a free app! To find out more information on RICS CPD or to download the app visit the RICS website http://www.rics.org/nz/about-rics/what-we-do/continuing-professional-development/.
Prendos would once again like to congratulate the RICS NZ team on a great event, and the award winners on their contribution to the industry.
Prendos are property and construction consultancy experts in the various disciplines used by the property market. Our skills and expertise encompass residential, commercial, industrial and public property sectors and deal with every aspect of the property life cycle, covering acquisition, occupancy, development and disposal. www.prendos.co.nz