CBRE NZ executive chair Brent McGregor won the Property Institute’s supreme award at its conference in Wellington last week, and valuer Anisha Segar added to the consultancy’s success, being crowned young professional of the year.
Longstanding industry leader Michelle McKellar was made a fellow of the institute. She was responsible for establishing CBRE in New Zealand and has over 30 years of property & portfolio management experience throughout Asia & the Pacific.
Mr McGregor started his career at Darroch & Co Ltd, spent 5 years in real estate advisory at Ernst & Young and joined CBRE in 2004.
He was named young professional of the year in 2002. In his spare time, he’s a rugby referee, he was a Property Council national councillor for 2 years and, at the Property Institute, he’s made big contributions to advancing education & standards.
His business life now is focused on very large transactions, facilitating international investment in New Zealand, and his current project portfolio has a value of over $1 billion.
Ms Segar, of Auckland, is a founding member of CBRE’s MATRIX programme, a group of talented young professionals identified as having leadership potential and who’ve organised client events & sessions about career planning, personal branding & networking. She’s received multiple in-house awards from CBRE.
She was selected as the Property Institute’s young professional of the year on the basis of her outstanding service provided to major clients, supported by their personal testimonials.
She joined CBRE 8 years ago and is a registered valuer, an associate director of valuations & advisory services, leads CBRE’s retail valuations team and mentors 2 younger valuers in day-to-day valuation tasks as they prepare for registration.
The Property Institute announced its awards on Friday, following its annual conference in Wellington (sponsors in brackets):
Supreme award (JLT): Brent McGregor, CBRE executive chair
Young property professional of the year (ValuePro): Anisha Segar, CBRE; runner-up, Hamish Mackereth
Women in property (Valocity): Alison Pharaoh, consultant at PropertyPathways Ltd, Petone
Property business of the year (Simpson Grierson): PropertyPathways Ltd; runner-up, Otago Valuations Ltd, trading as Colliers International Otago
Property innovation (Resene): Bayleys Commercial and PropertyPrompt
Property advisor of the year (CoreLogic): Greg Ball, executive director, The Property Group
Property manager of the year (QuickMap): Ian Dewar, Christchurch, who leads the Ngai Tahu Property investment team
Attribution: Property Institute, CBRE.