Excellence in Property Awards

The Australian Property Institute Excellence in Property Awards program is designed to recognise both individuals and organisations in the public and private sector who are leading the way in the property industry. A judging panel of distinguished industry leaders is brought together to critically assess all entries in their individual categories.

See below for detailed criteria for each of the six award categories. Nominations do not incur a fee. To apply, you will be required to provide:

  • Your contact details 
  • The name of the person or team being nominated 
  • Your response to the Award Criteria, including any references (in PDF or Word format) 
  • The logo of the company being nominated (for team awards only) 
  • Any other supporting files.

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Award Partner Packages available

To find out more about Award Partner packages, please contact Ilan Werbeloff (Head of Marketing and Communications).

API 2020 Excellence in Property Awards Categories and Criteria

Workplace Diversity and Culture Award

This award recognises leadership and excellence from an organisation or government department in promoting diversity and creating a progressive workplace culture for the advancement of the property sector.

 

Eligibility 

Open to organisations and government departments.

 

Criteria 

Applications must address the following criteria: 

  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity in the workplace and the industry, evidenced by the establishment of programs or policies showing measurable change  
  • Demonstrated commitment to improving standards of practice within the organisation and in the wider profession through ongoing development of staff 
  • Demonstrated commitment to the creation of a positive workplace culture which helps to attract/retain staff and gives back to the community 
Valuation Team of the Year

This award recognises excellence in the application of valuation standards and a commitment to best practice across a valuation team. 

 

Eligibility 

Open to a team whose primary function is in valuations.

 

Criteria

Applications must address the following criteria: 

  • Demonstrated commitment to achieving best practice in valuation practice 
  • Implementation of quality management systems resulting in measurable improvements in customer/client satisfaction and high-quality outcomes 
Young Property Professional of the Year

This award recognises outstanding contribution and professional excellence of a young property professional. 

 

Eligibility 

Open to an individual under the age of 35 (as of 31 December 2020).

 

Criteria

Applications must address the following criteria: 

  • Demonstrated consistently high standard of professional excellence, ethics, and dedication to the property industry 
  • Demonstrated personal contribution to the API community of Young Property Professionals, as an active volunteer, advocate and role model 
Innovation in Property Award

This award recognises innovation from an individual, team or organisation in the property sector. 

 

Eligibility

Open to an individual, team or organisation. 

 

Criteria

Applications must address the following criteria: 

  • Development and implementation of an innovative project, product, technology or system 
  • Demonstrated benefit of the project, product, technology or system to the property industry as a whole and/or the community 
The Lesley Bennett Women in Property Award

This Award, named after the Australian Property Institute’s first female member, recognises leadership, professionalism and outstanding property community contribution. 

Leslie Bennett graduated from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology in 1961 and was admitted as the first female Associate of the Institute on 7 June 1962. She was employed in the Real Estate Office of the Victorian Railways and after graduation was made a staff valuer. 

 

Eligibility

Open to a female member of the Australian Property Institute 

 

Criteria

Applications must address the following criteria: 

  • Demonstrated leadership in the property industry  
  • Contribution to the property profession and community 
The Colonel Alfred Clifford Catt Award

This Award, named in honour of the first President of the Commonwealth Institute of Valuers (the Australian Property Institute’s original name), recognises contribution and commitment to the property profession and the community of the Australian Property Institute. 

 

Eligibility 

Open to a current or past member of the Australian Property Institute (may be awarded posthumously).

 

Criteria 

Applications must address the following criteria: 

  • Demonstrated commitment to the vision, purpose and strategic goals of the Australian Property Institute 
  • Personal commitment to the property profession and/or to the Australian Property Institute as a volunteer, advocate and role model 
  • Demonstrated service to the property sector and/or the Australian Property Institute 

Meet our previous Excellence in Property Award Winners

2019

The winners of the Excellence in Property Awards were announced 24 October 2019 at the National Property Conference + 10th WAVO Congress.

 

2019 Award Categories and Sponsors2019 Award Winners
Workplace Diversity and Culture Award

Sponsored by Australian Property Institute Valuers Limited
NAB Property Services Group
Valuation Team of the Year

Sponsored by m3property
Savills
Young Professional of the Year

Valuation Team of the Year

Sponsored by Opteon
Celeste Orange, Westlink Consulting
Innovation in Property Award

Sponsored by The University of Melbourne
CBRE Digital Innovation Team
The Lesley Bennett Women in Property Award

Sponsored by Preston Rowe Paterson
Jacqui Bayles, Herron Todd White
The Colonel Alfred Clifford Catt Award

Sponsored by Valuecorp
Greg Clarke, McGees Property Brisbane
2018

The Australian Property Institute announced the inaugural winners of the revised Excellence in Property Awards at the API National Property Conference on 2 November 2018.

 

2018 Award Categories and Sponsors2018 Award Winners
Workplace Diversity and Culture Award

Sponsored by Opteon
Genworth Australia
Valuation Team of the Year

Sponsored by Maddocks
Herron Todd White New South Wales, North Coast Commercial Team
Young Professional of the Year

Sponsored by Griffin Legal
Jasmin Poyzer
Innovation in Property Award

Sponsored by Bond University
JLL for their Melbourne Mapping Project
The Lesley Bennett Women in Property
Award

Sponsored by WBP Group
Sandra Peachey
The Colonel Alfred Clifford Catt Award 

Sponsored by CBRE
Greg Preston