Property Council’s South Island regional awards winners have been announced in a spectacular sold-out event in
Property Council Southern Excellence Awards recognised seven category winners at the Air Force Museum last night (Friday
South Island Branch president Roger Davidson says Property Council is delighted to celebrate the people in the industry.
“The South Island branch takes great pleasure in congratulating all of our award winners who’ve contributed so much in
the way of time, expertise and experience to our industry.
“It is through the passion and commitment of these individuals and teams that we continue our progress towards full
recovery since the earthquakes.
“The crowd here tonight is a reflection of the passion and confidence in our sector.”
The Resene Urban Design Award went to Waterloo Business Park. Located on the former Islington Freezing Works site,
Waterloo Business Park has been developed in accordance with a comprehensive masterplan designed to create a functional
area with the ability to grow, adapt and evolve over time.
“The judges were highly complimentary of the sense of community achieved by this project and emphasised the powerful
importance of custodianship through the prioritisation of people as well as strong environmental considerations. The
overall concept and design encourages people to live, work and play within the development and in a competitive market
the success of Waterloo Business Park speaks for itself,” says Mr Davidson.
The GHDWoodhead creativespaces Property Professional of the Year Award went to Dr Jan Kupec. A panel of high achievers
themselves, the judges were absolutely blown away by this incredibly worthy recipient. The word “wow” does not even
remotely capture how technically gifted and extraordinarily selfless Jan Kupec is. The judges could not find enough
superlatives to sum up Jan’s achievements both professionally and personally. A unique individual who exudes purpose and
community spirit, Jan shines a light for all else to follow and is the perfect example of a property professional this
award category seeks to recognise and reward.
The Property Council South Island Supreme Award, the pinnacle of the evening, also went to Dr Jan Kupec from Aurecon.
“The judges specifically recognised and honoured the personal and professional achievements of Dr Jan Kupec. His
contribution to the local, national and international property profession through years of experience, expertise and
dedication is second to none. His passion to give back to the community through his volunteer work shows an immense
amount of selflessness and spirit. Dr Jan Kupec is an individual to be awarded for his technical brilliance and
overwhelming sense of purpose and the judges were truly appreciative to be able to award this evening’s Property Council
South Island Supreme Award to such an outstanding and worthy recipient.”