Award Programme

Award Programme

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The Proactive Property Award

We know that property professionals come up with some pretty amazing solutions, and we want to celebrate that.

We have therefore set up The Proactive Property Award to acknowledge and celebrate the very best real estate solutions created to solve business challenges - big or small.

We are looking for corporate real estate professionals (teams, companies, groups of any sort) to send in submissions to showcase your real estate solutions to business problems. In the process, we’d like you to show us how you have created significant value through your team making a proactive difference to their organisation through property.

Why submit?

Have you solved a business challenge with a real estate solution? Have you created value for your organisation by identifying an issue or challenge and then solving it through property?

If so, CoreNet’s Proactive Property Award could give your team and your organisation a real boost, along with a great trophy and the prize of a $1,000 dinner voucher to spend at the restaurant of your team’s choice. And we will profile the shortlist, finalists and winner across the CoreNet network and in the media. ENTRY FORM Download Here

The process:



  • Now - nominations open
  • Friday 10 August at 5pm– nominations close
  • Week of 13 August – judging
  • Week of 20 August – shortlist announced
  • Week of 10 September – shortlisted entries to present to the judges
  • Thursday 27 September 5pm-7pm– Award announced at Generator Britomart Place, Level 10, 11 Britomart Place (above the Westpac building), after a tour of this new office space.

Nominations must be sent to, received before 5pm on Friday 10 August 2018. Please use the provided form.


Criteria - what we want to see:

When writing your submission, please show:

  • The challenge
  • How you met it
  • The value you created for your organisation as a result.

Nominations will be assessed against three core criteria:

  1. Impact:demonstrated impacted on the business, cost versus benefit and overall realization of objectives
  2. Innovation: demonstrated use of new methods, new ideas or new technology
  3. Collaboration:demonstrated collaboration between real estate professionals, end users, and other stakeholders

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Conditions of entry

Nominations can be made by the nominee or by a third party.

The subject of the submission must relate to a single project that has been delivered over the 12 months to 1 July 2018.

Initial written submission should be made in PDF format and must comprise:

  • Main submission: written description of the solution and how it fulfils the judging criteria (maximum 500 words)
  • Summary submission:Short written summary of the solution (maximum 50 words).
  • Photo/s – maximum 3: high resolution, professional quality images.

Submissions should be made on the basis that shortlisted entries will be outlined in CoreNet communications and to awards event attendees using the summary submission text and photo.

Confidential information should be labelled ‘Confidential to the judging panel’.


The Judges


Frederico_Monslave.pngFederico Monsalve
Editor – Urbis and Interior

Federico Monsalve is the editor of Interior magazine, New Zealand's leading publication with a focus on the commercial interiors industry. . He is also the convener of the Interior Awards and editor of Urbis magazine. He has worked across journalism, arts, design and film industries in roles such as critic, director, publisher and chief editor. He is a firm believer in the potential of design to improve lives and cities and the way we interact within them.

Gail_Calder.jpgGail Calder

General Manager - Property & Facilities

Gail has had over 30 years experience in New Zealand within a wide range of tenant, end user and retail companies. Her specific property experience has covered the development and implementation of property strategies, property valuation, end-to-end portfolio management (acquisition/divestment, lease management, facilities management, capital project programmes, risk and compliance including health and safety, sustainability and environment management), project directorship, and the leadership of corporate business units for companies such as Z Energy, NZ Post, ANZ, BNZ, and Coles Myer.

She is now General Manager, Property & Facilities at Fonterra.

Jane_Holland.jpgJane Holland

Jane Holland advises on all property-related matters, specialising in commercial leasing and development projects.  Recently Jane has provided comprehensive advice to a number of landlords and tenants in relation to all property issues arising in respect of earthquake prone properties, including advice on lease drafting.

Jo_Monaghan.pngJo Monaghan

Entrepreneur, architect and yoga teacher, Jo Monaghan is founder of The Flow Company, an energy-based design company designing for wellbeing in today's workplace.

With over 25 years’ experience in commercial design, fitout and transformational workplace change projects in both the UK and NZ, Jo is a thought leader in workplace design and delivery with a proven track record leading workplace transformation projects. She has a unique understanding of how workplaces are shaped and how they can influence productivity, staff engagement, wellbeing and satisfaction.

The Flow Company was created by Jo when she came to understand the benefits of combining Eastern wisdom with Western design philosophy. The two are woven together to create energy-based design, a philosophy which unites the energy of the people and the place. The Flow Company create and curate uplifting spaces and places to connect and inspire.

Rod_Aitken.pngRod Aitken
Head of Corporate Property

Rod Aitken has over 25 years’ experience working in senior roles in both the corporate property and manufacturing sectors. Rod specialises in client sided corporate property management with a special interest in portfolio optimisation, customer service, continuous improvement, and is passionate about championing the virtues of new ways of working.

Rod now leads Auckland Council’s Corporate Property team, responsible for 100,000m2 of office buildings, the 21 Local Board buildings, council’s storage space and office car parking. In this role, Rod’s focus areas include portfolio level optimisation and the transition to agile ways of working to deliver better out comes for council staff, customers and the community, and better value for money for ratepayers.

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