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RICS APAC Awards 2022: New Zealand

RICS APAC Awards 2022: New Zealand

The RICS Awards showcase the most inspirational initiatives and developments in land, real estate, construction and infrastructure. They recognise outstanding achievement, teamwork and companies.

Congratulations to all winners and finalists for RICS Awards 2022 New Zealand, who each demonstrated industry leading achievements and have shown high standards of professionalism across the built environment in New Zealand.

During the recent announcement week, it was also our pleasure to announce Professor Robyn Phipps FRICS, as the recipient of the most prestigious award for built environment professionals, the Lifetime Achievement Award.

Head to the RICS LinkedIn page or access all the announcement videos via the links below.

  • 2022 winners
  • Highly commended

2022 winners

Geomatics and Land Surveying Team of the Year

Envivo Limited

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Project Management Team of the Year

RCP

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Property/Facilities Management Team of the Year

CBRE New Zealand

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Quantity Surveying Team of the Year

Beca Cost Advisory - New Zealand Defence Force QS Team

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Real Estate Advisory Team of the Year

JLL New Zealand

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Real Estate Agency Team of the Year

CBRE New Zealand

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Innovation Award

Ministry of Education

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Young Achiever of the Year

Tom Wigglesworth, Ministry of Education

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Woman of the Built Environment Award

Davina Henderson AssocRICS, Colliers

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Lifetime Achievement Award

Professor Robyn Phipps FRICS

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Highly commended

Building Consultancy Team of the Year

Babbage Consultants Limited

Project Management Team of the Year

Beca Ltd

Quantity Surveying Team of the Year

Beca Cost Advisory  - Auckland Zoo South East Asia Precinct Project Team

Real Estate Advisory Team of the Year

Colliers

Real Estate Agency Team of the Year

Colliers

Valuation Team of the Year

Bayleys

Innovation Award

AECOM New Zealand Limited

Sustainability Award

Babbage Consultants Limited

Young Achiever of the Year

Mohammad Alshami, Beca Ltd

Joem Baldesco MRICS, Rawlinsons

2022 Finalists

  • AECOM New Zealand Limited

    Nominated for Innovation Award

    The Auckland City Mission HomeGround building is a large-scale single-site supportive housing project aimed at providing accommodation and integrated support services for Auckland’s most vulnerable. The 12,000m2 eleven-storey building includes 80 permanent apartments and wraparound services to help address factors contributing to homelessness, dependencies, and health issues. Services include a medical centre, withdrawal (detox) facilities, educational and training facilities, meals, and community spaces for the public. HomeGround is a landmark project that represents Australasia’s first large-scale high-rise building that is structurally comprised of cross laminated timber (CLT). Innovative use of CLT has led to efficiencies in seismic performance and sustainability.

    Nominated for: Quantity Surveying Team of the Year

    The AECOM New Zealand (NZ) Quantity Surveying (QS) team continues to promote and encourage the highest standards in the QS profession. The team is dedicated and pursues the best outcomes for our clients’ projects. Our team helped deliver Australia’s Centres of National Resilience (CNR) – three purpose-built quarantine facilities in response to the current COVID pandemic and future emergencies. The NZ QS team worked collaboratively across regions and across disciplines to discover cost efficiencies and best approach. Our ability to coordinate a nationally has also helped many local clients such as Kāinga Ora and Ministry of Education.

     

    Babbage Consultants Limited

    Nominated for: Building Consultancy Team of the Year and Sustainability Award

    The Remediation team at Babbage Consultants, managed the remediation of a roof membrane system, and joinery replacement to achieve a weathertight external envelope. The installation of a green roof system was adapted into the project as the team and client saw the opportunity for this innovative solution on a large span flat roof. The use of complex design and creative solutions, mixed with 3 of 4 traditional building surveying practices saw the delivery of a roof system not commonly seen in Auckland. The project helps formulate proposed plans to increase sustainable developments and environmentally beneficial systems for other buildings within Auckland city.

     

    Bayleys

    Nominated for: Real Estate Agency Team of the Year

    The Bayleys Development Land Sales team holds fast to the Bayleys value of delivering ‘Altogether Better’ results for its clients. It is dedicated to continuing to evolve its service offering, enhancing commitment to developing and implementing the best innovative strategies to maximise the potential value of any land development sites. Drawing from expertise of Bayleys Commercial and Residential development specialist teams, enables the team to offer a rare depth of insight into the current market. The outcome is unmatched capability in delivering industry-leading solutions, from individual plots through to large commercial, mixed-use, rural and residential development sites.

    Nominated for: Valuation Team of the Year

    Bayleys Valuations are being nominated for their continued growth in the valuation and advisory industry, and in particular the successful delivery of quality valuation advice for two of the largest industrial transactions completed in 2021. The referenced projects relate to 44 Noel Burnside Road, Wiri and 22 Whakatu Road, Hastings both of which were purchased by PFI. The projects demonstrate the emergence of Bayleys Valuations as trusted market leaders.

     

    Beca Ltd

    Nominated for: Project Management Team of the Year

    The South East Asia Precinct team successfully delivered a world-class, interactive facility for animals and visitors. Over its 6-year duration, the precinct was transformed to emulate the naturalistic environment of animals, while preserving the original integrity of the facility.

    Beca built a cohesive team of specialists, who share a passion for wildlife and protecting the natural landscape for future generations. They immersed themselves in the process to better understand worldwide conservation efforts and the importance of protecting endangered species. These learnings aided in the development of innovative strategies, aligning with the zoo’s vision to improve animal welfare.

    Nominated for: Quantity Surveying Team of the Year- New Zealand Defence Force QS Team

    Beca’s 60-person New Zealand QS team is an experienced strategic partner providing a suite of specialist services and offering leadership, advice and technical guidance. We provide estimation, contract formation, procurement strategy, insurance valuation, contract administration, financial reporting and decision support of all specialised assets. This submission focusses on our work with NZDF to help deliver the $2.1 billion regeneration of their Defence estate over an 11-year period with a unique alliance model. Of our 60-person team, 38 are directly engaged with NZDF projects for buildings, infrastructure, airfields, fuel precincts and facilities at all camps and bases across the country.

    Nominated for: Quantity Surveying Team of the Year - Auckland Zoo QS Team

    Beca’s 60-person New Zealand QS team is an experienced strategic partner providing a suite of specialist services and offering leadership, advice and technical guidance. We provide estimation, contract formation, procurement strategy, insurance valuation, contract administration, financial reporting and decision support of all specialised assets. Our Auckland Zoo QS team successfully delivered a world-class facility by collaborating with local and international teams to overcome unique and complex challenges. We fully immersed ourselves in the process and defined our ‘why’ for improving animal welfare. This motivated us toward a common goal reaching far beyond cost – leaving a legacy to benefit future generations.

     

    CBRE New Zealand

    Nominated for: Property / Facilities Management Team of the Year

    The priority of any landlord is owning an attractive, fully occupied building that generates income. As the property manager of 88 Shortland Street, CBRE identified several challenges facing the building, which would significantly impact its occupancy and status, creating real risk for its owner, Deka Immobilien. Working collaboratively with the wider CBRE business, the Property Management team proposed a strategy to reposition the asset and maintain its

    Premium grade status. Following a comprehensive project to create a new entrance and improve the building’s services/amenities, vacancy has fallen, net rentals have increased and Shortland & Fort remains a desirable office building.

    Nominated for: Real Estate Agency Team of the Year

    Creating lasting partnerships and delivering the best solutions for a business is what CBRE prides itself on doing. With many businesses examining their real estate strategies and adopting new ways of working, CBRE created a new partnership with Tonkin + Taylor, finding them new office space with strong sustainability credentials. When IAG decided to sublease part of its space at the NZI Centre, CBRE knew Tonkin + Taylor was a perfect fit and successfully introduced them to the building. It has been a winning combination: together with landlord Roxy-Pacific Investments, all three parties work together to achieve market-leading sustainability initiatives.

     

    Colliers

    Nominated for: Property / Facilities Management Team of the Year

    The Colliers Real Estate Management Services team offers a wide range of property management services and their continued investment in people and building strong client relationships is what sets them apart in the market. With a team of over 170 staff members, they manage more than $6 billion of commercial and retail assets across New Zealand that span at least 1.5 million square metres. Their ability to provide innovative management services to help clients navigate challenging situations caused by Covid-19 has been one of many notable recent achievements. They have a strong focus on sustainability and use a forward-thinking approach.

    Nominated for: Real Estate Advisory Team of the Year

    The Colliers Strategic Advisory Team is a four-strong unit that provides specialist property consultancy and advice across all sectors of commercial real estate. They work with investors, developers, occupiers, and other advisors, and their clients include some of New Zealand’s most successful companies, central and local government, and leading not-for-profits.

    During the past year they have worked on more than 80 projects, many of which are largely confidential in nature and their work across a broad range of industries highlights their property expertise and sought-after advice that make them market leaders in the sector.

    Nominated for: Real Estate Agency Team of the Year

    The Colliers Highbrook Industrial team achieved outstanding success in 2021 by delivering record-setting results in sales and leasing, as well in charitable endeavours, all while maintaining a high-level of professionalism and tight-knit team culture based on collaboration. The team showed resilience and determination in a challenging Covid-19 environment achieving 61 per cent revenue growth as well as innovating to deliver for their clients. Their strong client relationships are a testament to their commitment to service excellence, while their relentless drive to achieve results sets them apart as clear market leaders.

     

    Envivo Limited

    Nominated for: Geomatics and Land Surveying Team of the Year

    Led by the Auckland Design Office at Auckland Council, with support from Auckland Transport, the aim of the Queen Street Tactical Urbanism project is to achieve positive change to the pedestrian environment quickly and economically. This ‘people-first’ style of working also allows for trialling new ideas and seeks to add colour, greenery, amenity and visual interest to the street while making them safer for all users particularly for people walking and cycling.

    Envivo are proud to be involved with this high profile project and working closely with Landlab and the delivery team.

     

    JLL

    Nominated for: Real Estate Advisory Team of the Year

    During 2021 JLL worked tirelessly to support clients through a period of social and economic uncertainty; a time when objective, impartial and independently regulated advice could add significant value. Two advisory projects stood out for the JLL Strategic Consultancy team, both of which presented unique challenges that the team worked through to achieve outstanding results. One project involved advising on the potential for a development within a new asset class with no comparable schemes in New Zealand. The other was a workplace strategy for a large corporation facing significant changes in industry expectations. Both were delivered during a pandemic-enforced lockdown.

    Nominated for: Real Estate Agency Team of the Year

    In a busy year with numerous successes, three transactions stood out for the JLL Auckland City Metro and Retail team. These projects all presented unique challenges, which the team worked through to achieve outstanding results. One investment was negotiated to go on market to ultimately reach a premium result, another was meticulously coordinated off-market, and finally a significant retail lease was secured in a market steeped in uncertainty. All three transactions, however, assisted in boosting confidence in the property market while promoting trust for the whole profession.

     

    LawHawk with Phil Hebden and Louis Jooste

    Nominated for: Innovation Award

    Phil Hebden, Louis Jooste, and LawHawk have created an automated solution for drafting, negotiating and signing their subcontracts. A process that would often take 4 weeks or longer, can now be done in 1 hour. The new process has saved time and cost, enabled better relationships with subcontractors, removed risks of cost blow outs arising from material price increases during the period of delay and generated a lot of contract data. It has also created confidence to automate other processes, such as employment.

     

    Maynard Marks

    Nominated for: Quantity Surveying Team of the Year

    In 2019, Auckland Council embarked on a restoration project for Myers Park Caretakers’ Cottage to restore this registered heritage building with circa 150 years’ history to its former glory.

    The current restoration is part of the Myers Park Development Plan and aims to adapt the building to a new use. The project kicked off in June 2020 and is finishing in mid-July 2022. Maynard Marks plays a key role of cost manager to works together with the client – Auckland Council, the main-contractor – City Care Property, the architect – Mathews&Mathews Architects to deliver this heritage restoration project together to a full success.

     

    Ministry of Education

    Nominated for: Innovation Award

    The Ministry of Education’s work programme faced significant risks following COVID-19 as around 500 school construction projects were put on hold, affecting our suppliers and schools.

    To mitigate its impact, we undertook a risk modelling exercise to quantify COVID-19 risks which allowed us to secure contingency funding that can support suppliers facing COVID-19 related cost increases. We allowed suppliers to claim for reasonable COVID-19 costs in a consistent and fair way. Two years on, we’ve processed millions of dollars in relief funding for suppliers in COVID-19 variation claims to ensure our suppliers are building schools in a post COVID-19 era.

     

    Rawlinsons

    Nominated for: Quantity Surveying Team of the Year

    Rawlinsons are proud to have been involved in the successful delivery of the Te Pae project, which was delivered under budget and followed 8 years of sustained professional input delivering the full suite of quantity surveying, cost management and commercial advisory services. Te Pae is a fantastic facility for the people of Canterbury. We also remain actively involved in the restoration of the Christ Church Cathedral, which as another iconic, world class project, requiring the full extent of our service offering, including innovations from our senior leaders. Rawlinsons remains committed to high service delivery and remaining an influential industry player.

     

    RCP

    Nominated for: Project Management Team of the Year

    One of New Zealand’s most significant clusters of Grade 1 listed heritage Gothic Revival buildings, the Arts Centre Te Matatiki Toi Ora restoration programme is the largest of its type in the world. With a fixed budget for the restoration and adaptive reuse of the Observatory Hotel, complex heritage preservation and protection requirements and the need for unparalleled levels of collaboration, the RCP team proposed and implemented the first use of the NEC4 suite of contracts in NZ to deliver under budget and ahead of programme, despite the global Covid-19 pandemic lockdowns.

     

    Turner & Townsend

    Nominated for: Quantity Surveying Team of the Year

    Massey University ranks in the top 20 vet schools in the world and is a world leader in the veterinary field. To maintain its world-class teaching offering, Massey University is undertaking a program of work for the School of Veterinary Science.

    Turner & Townsend’s quantity surveying team has successfully delivered stage two of the project on behalf of Massey University which includes the new state-of-the-art anatomy laboratory, clinical skills laboratory, preparation areas and common space. The facilities are the latest standard in Veterinary education and will ensure Massey University remains one of the top vet schools.

  • Davina Henderson, Colliers

    Nominated for: Woman of the Built Environment Award

    Davina Henderson is the Commercial Director of Real Estate Management Services at Colliers. She manages a team of seven direct reports and a further eight indirect reports. Her role is to deliver exceptional customer services to Colliers’ clients, win new business, and foster an inclusive culture in the Real Estate Management Services (REMS) team. She is also responsible for the financial performance of the Auckland commercial team, ensuring consistency and best practice across the National REMS team. Henderson leads sustainability for REMS across New Zealand and is on Colliers’ Asia-Pacific REMS Task Force, which enhances collaboration across the APAC region.

     

    Joem Baldesco, Rawlinsons

    Nominated for: Young Achiever of the Year

    Joem is an outstanding professional cost manager, who is wise beyond his years. His breadth and depth of qualifications, memberships and experience goes well beyond that of his peers. Joem consistently achieves a very high standard of service delivery and has a sharp intellect that is focused on solving issues and delivering better, value based outcomes for our clients and communities. Joem’s work ethic is second to none and he is clearly committed to delivering, developing and maintaining professionalism in the industry. Joem embodies both the culture and values of Rawlinsons, and the Rules of Conduct of the RICS.

     

    Lewis England, Te Rūnanga o Toa Rangatira

    Nominated for: Young Achiever of the Year

    Lewis England (Te Ātiawa, Taranaki, Ngāti Mutunga) is a Registered Valuer by background and is currently the Associate Director - Property & Investments at Te Rūnanga o Toa Rangatira (Ngāti Toa iwi). During his past 18 months with Toa he has been heavily involved in, or the property lead, in relation to over $450 million worth of property acquisitions. Most recently and significantly he was the property lead for Toa on the acquisition of 40 public school sites in a sale and leaseback arrangement with Crown, which arose through the Deferred Selection Property rights included in Ngāti Toa's Deed of Settlement.

     

    Liam David, Turner & Townsend

    Nominated for: Young Achiever of the Year

    Liam David arrived in New Zealand and joined Turner & Townsend just over a year ago after emigrating from South Africa seeking new opportunities and the ability to fast track his career and professional development. Since joining Turner & Townsend Liam has made a significant impact on the industry and has successfully closed out several key projects under budget for his clients. Liam is passionate about implementing new technology to improve practices and is New Zealand’s digital transformation champion. Liam is also passionate about fostering new talent and has pioneered the first graduate program for Turner & Townsend in New Zealand.

     

    Mohammad Alshami, Beca Ltd

    Nominated for: Young Achiever of the Year

    Mohammad Alshami is an Associate Project Manager with a track record for consistently delivering exceptional service to clients and key stakeholders. He was actively involved in the Project Strategy and Delivery team’s most notable projects of late, the South East Asia Precinct for Auckland Zoo. He is passionate about challenging the status quo to offer effective solutions. This experience allowed him to flourish professionally, but it provided him with a platform to showcase his innovative expertise. Mohammad’s natural ability to support and mentor new talent is a skill that sets him up to be an emerging leader within the business.

     

    Renee Lintott, Colliers

    Nominated for Young Achiever of the Year

    Renee Lintott works as an Analyst in the Colliers Strategic Advisory team having joined the organisation in 2019 before moving into a full-time role in June 2021 following the completion of her studies at the University of Auckland. She has quickly established herself as one of the star performers at Colliers and her work on multiple confidential and highly sensitive projects has won praise from across the business. Lintott has displayed an innovative and analytical approach to the consultancy reports she has produced during the past year, while managing key internal and external stakeholder relationships. 

     

    Steffi McKeown, TwentyTwo

    Nominated for: Young Achiever of the Year

    Steffi Mckeown is an emerging young leader in the Aotearoa property community. With 8 years of property sector experience, she is currently a Senior Adviser within TwentyTwo's Property Advisory practice. With Ngāi Tahu whakapapa, Steffi is an inspirational wāhine toa, with unrivaled work ethic and a strong sense of professional responsibility. This nomination focused on a project for Waka Kotahi - their new head-office project within Bowen Campus, Wellington. Steffi was instrumental in the success of the project, which required a wide range of technical and professional expertise, and the leadership of several concurrent workstreams over an intensive 5 month period.

     

    Tom Wigglesworth, Ministry of Education

    Nominated for: Young Achiever of the Year

    Tom Wigglesworth is an exceptional young achiever. He joined the Ministry of Education in 2018 at the age of 25, as the only cost manager in a growing organisation where infrastructure investment was increasing exponentially. Tom designed, initiated and established the Cost Management Initiative (CMI) project, aimed at driving progress towards a greater level of data intelligence around financial data metrics for capital construction. The impact of Tom’s work stood out during the revelation process undertaken by the Ministry in 2021, which showed a significant uplift in our depreciation funding due to the accuracy of benchmarked data we had available.

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It has been a privilege to chair the judging panel for the 2022 RICS Awards New Zealand. My fellow judges and I have been incredibly impressed with the quality of submissions made, which given the challenges throughout the last two years have demonstrated the high level of professionalism in our industry

Rob Hall FRICS
Manager National Asset Management at Kāinga Ora - Homes and Communities

Chair of the Judging Panel

Meet the Judges

  • Manager National Asset Management at Kāinga Ora - Homes and Communities

    Rob is currently the Manager of National Asset Management at Kāinga Ora - Homes and Communities. Prior to taking up this position he was the CEO of Development Christchurch Limited (DCL), where he led a team focussed on supporting development opportunities and facilitating investment into Christchurch with the goal of contributing towards making Christchurch a modern world class city. Rob is a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and has also been a Fellow of the Charted Institution of Water and Environmental Management. He has held a number of governance roles, including the New Zealand Registered Architects Board, the Arts Centre of Christchurch, Canterbury SPCA as well as in education.

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    Head of School of Architecture at Victoria University of Wellington 

    Robyn worked in architectural practice, designing residential, commercial and industrial projects, ranging from Police stations, and office design to hospitals. She is a Fellow of RICS, Director of the New Zealand Green Building Council (Research), Trustee of the Property Foundation and a member of the International Society for Indoor Air Quality and Climate and IRHACE. She is a Co-Director of the Healthy Housing Research Group which won the Prime Ministers Science Team Prize in 2014 and the Rutherford Science Team Prize 2021.

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    Associate Dean External Engagement at The University of Auckland Business School

    Dr Deborah Levy is a Professor and Head of the department of Property at the University of Auckland Business School. She is internationally recognised for her behavioural research focusing on property markets and widely published in academic property journals. She is passionate about teaching and educating young people to excel in a career in property. She is a fellow of RICS and was awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award in 2017.

  • Principal, AREA

    Peter is an independent property investment and development advisor. Peter has a wide range of experience in investment management, particularly property investment and development, and has worked in New Zealand, the United Kingdom and Bermuda.

    Peter has previously held senior leadership roles at number of large New Zealand property organisations including Auckland International Airport, Stride Property Group (Chief Executive), Goodman, Property for Industry, Sky City Entertainment Group and AMP Capital.

    He is a Trustee of the Dilworth Trust Board and a member of the Kainga Ora Construction Programme Advisory Panel. Previous governance roles include Chairman of community housing provider Homes of Choice Limited and a Director of HLC Limited (formerly Hobsonville Land Co Limited).

    Peter is a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and holds a Bachelor of Property Administration from the University of Auckland.

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    Independent Planning and Development Consultant

    Clive has worked in both the private and public sectors in the UK and NZ. His professional experience includes managing many aspects of urban renewal particularly for the provision of social housing. He has delivered a range of commercial and public property developments and negotiated significant property acquisitions and sales. Clive has also led several major transport infrastructure projects. He received the RICS Lifetime Achievement Award in 2019 for services to  the property profession. He is an RICS Membership Assessor a strong supporter of professional development.

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    Priority Location Director at Eke Panuku Development Auckland

    Kate is a Priority Location Director for Eke Panuku Development Auckland. She leads the urban regeneration of Takapuna, Northcote and the precincts surrounding the Maungawhau and Karanga a Hape CRL stations in Tamaki Makaurau. Kate has 15 years’ experience in the industry across both the public and private sector including roles in property research, consulting and development.

  • Director at AS Jacobs Property Consultancy

    Andrew leads the commercial building surveying team at AS Jacobs Property Consultancy. His clients benefit from pragmatic advice when looking to acquire commercial property. He brings a particular focus on the management of risk around business interruption for both tenants and landlords.

  • Director, Outperform Property Investment Management

     

    Over a 28-year career working across the globe Michael has a built up a strong track record in Fund Management, Property Portfolio Investment and Asset Management. He’s asset managed property portfolios for a wide range of clients; from listed companies, private family estates, Cambridge college estates, to pension fund portfolios, GE Capital and Charitable Trusts.

    Michael is a FRICS, recipient of RICS Fund Management Team of the Year 2015, former President of PCNZ Auckland Branch and Vice-President of RICSNZ.

    Michael established Outperform in 2021 to provide property investment and asset management services to third parties.

  • City Development and Wellington Business Lead, Stellar Projects

    David’s focus is on major infrastructure projects, Urban Regeneration schemes and the growth of Stellar across the Wellington region.

    He is a Property, Urban Regeneration and Economic Development professional who has worked globally over the last 25 years. In recent years he has focused on how transport infrastructure can catalyse a place, such as the Urban Development created through Transit-Oriented Development nodes for Mass Rapid Transit schemes.

    Amongst his professional qualifications, David is an RICS Chartered Surveyor - Planning and Development and an AIPM Certified Practising Project Manager. David's educational qualifications include a Masters of Urban Regeneration.