The prestigious Property Council New Zealand Rider Levett Bucknall Property Industry Awards are presented to outstanding property projects.
Submitting into the awards is open to Property Council members and non-members. Eligible entrants are projects, developments or substantive refurbishments that have a Practical Completion Certificate prior to 28 February 2021 and have not previously won a Property Council Award within the category entered.
- A property that has not previously won an Award may be nominated again.
- A property may be entered into any of the primary categories, and additionally or solely entered into one or both (if applicable) of the Green Building and Heritage and Adaptive Reuses Property Award categories.
- All projects, developments or substantive refurbishments must be located within New Zealand.
The Awards are highly regarded for their focus on efficient use of capital. Projects are awarded for meeting a wide range of criteria to provide an outstanding return and/or delivery of service potential on investment of funds and maximum community benefit for public buildings.
Judging across all categories is strongly weighted towards economic and financial factors and other factors are evenly considered. Submissions will be assessed based on the following principles and allocated weighting.
- Economic and financial criteria 30%
- Project vision and innovation (includes degree of difficulty) 20%
- Design and construction 20%
- Owner and user satisfaction 15%
- Sustainability and efficiency of operation 15%
The judges' decisions are final and award recipients are recognised at the official gala dinner and Award ceremony on Friday 20 August 2021
Merit is awarded to projects through the judging process that are deemed to have something distinctive about the way in which the development or project was undertaken.
Excellence is presented to projects that symbolise excellence within the property industry across all aspects of the evaluation.
BEST IN CATEGORY
Best in Category is selected in each category if a project stands out as the 'best of the best' against the other project entries in the selected category.
The Supreme Award is presented to the project that is deemed by the judging panel to be the standout recipient above all other projects. Best in Category awarded projects are eligible for the Supreme Award.