Bill Cleghorn through his role in the New Zealand Institute of
Valuers has been a driving force in the development and support of
property education in New Zealand for many years. Bill was the
initiator in 1989 of the first conference between property
educators, professionals and employers in New Zealand. This lead
to the inaugural Australasian Real Estate Educators Conference
held at Lincoln University, Christchurch in December 1990. This
was the first time property educators and practitioners in the
Australasian region had held a conference, with over 80 attending.
This first stage laid the groundwork for the subsequent
establishment of PRRES in 1995, with Bill being one of the
foundation directors of PRRES.
Bill Cleghorn has been actively involved in property education
in New Zealand having been chairperson of the NZIV Education Board
for seven years. He has strongly supported the development of
property education and all of the New Zealand universities
offering property programs. He contributed to the development of
high standard property texts in New Zealand to assist
practitioners, as well as facilitating the introduction of the CPD
program for the New Zealand property industry.
PRRES is pleased to award the inaugural PRRES Achievement Award
to William Cleghorn in recognition of his many outstanding
achievements in supporting property education.