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JLL earns 5 award recognitions from RICS NZ

​JLL has officially been recognised in five award categories at the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) New Zealand Commercial Property awards 2015.



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The award ceremony was held at the Beca Auditorium on Pitt Street Monday evening, where JLL competed against a number of real estate agents and property consultants in the region.

JLL’s sales team took home the Commercial Team of the Year award and Best Deal of the Year award for their progressive involvement in the international marketing campaign and sale of Auckland’s landmark tower, The Lumley Centre, in what was New Zealand’s biggest transaction in the last four years.

JLL’s Valuation and Advisory division now stand as the leaders in their field winning the Valuation Team of the Year award for their impressive team work on the market valuation of 5 green star office building, AECOM House 8 Mahuhu Crescent Auckland, the multi-level office building at 8 Hereford Street, Auckland and a number of other notable projects carried out by the Plant and Machinery valuation division. Rachel Smith, Director of Valuations and Advisory, was awarded joint Young Achiever of the Year for her outstanding achievement in the workplace and her contribution to the community.

JLL’s research and consulting team received a merit award for Research and Consultancy Team of the Year for their extensive work carrying out high profile strategic projects across New Zealand including Auckland Council’s Civic Administration Building. The research department is developing cutting edge reports on the New Zealand commercial property market and are stepping away from the traditional market research to a more unique service enabling a host of clients to achieve their investment goals.

Nick Hargreaves, Managing Director for JLL says, “We are extremely proud to win these prestigious awards from RICS. This is a great reflection of the hard work and professionalism of JLL, together with the stand out results we have achieved for our clients. Our connectivity and communication across all our business lines, across all our offices, and all our people is what gives us our strength to deliver optimum outputs, both externally and internally.”

The RICS Commercial Property Awards are an opportunity to recognise the contribution and outstanding performance of firms, teams and individuals in the industry and aim to promote the talents and team spirit of property professionals throughout the region. The RICS Awards showcase the most inspirational projects and developments in land, property, construction and the environment. 

RICS is the world's leading professional body for qualifications and standards in land, property and construction. Its roles within the Oceania property sector is to maintain the highest standards of education and training, protect consumers through regulation of ethics and standards, and to advise organisations such as governments and regional boards.