Peter Dufaur scoops awards
Auckland University is to establish a chair in property and is looking internationally for the first professor to head the department. Associate professor Michael Pritchard, dean of the faculty of architecture, property, planning & fine arts, said the university would also set up a fund to endow the chair, and called for financial support from the property industry.
Top graduate Peter Dufaur scooped the department’s annual awards, winning the university’s senior property scholarship & annual prize, the Ernst & Young property project award, the Mainzeal Group studies prize, the Property Institute (Auckland branch) FER Noble memorial prize & the Property Institute award for student of the year.
Other prizewinners included Christopher White (Armstrong Jones scholarship in property), Nicole Roche (Paramount scholarship in property management), Leeane Hill (AmTrustPacific Ltd award), Robyn Jackson (senior prize & Real Estate Institute prize), Matthew Kemp (senior prize) and John Holmes (Squire Speedy prize in property).
Other graduates of the Bachelor of Property degree included retired Black Cap cricketer Chris Drum and Blues rugby player James Arlidge.