Pacific Rim Real Estate Society - Awards

The PRRES Achievement Award

The Pacific Rim Real Estate Society Achievement Award is to acknowledge outstanding achievements in property education, property research and professional practice by members of PRRES. The award is made on an annual basis, assuming a qualified candidate is nominated. 
The recipient of the PRRES Achievement Award is determined by the awards sub-committee from the PRRES Board.

Nominations for the PRRES Achievement Award should be in the form of a letter which clearly makes the case for the person being nominated. A brief and current curriculum vitae/resume of the person being nominated must accompany the nomination. A person may not nominate him/herself. The person nominating the candidate must be a financial member of PRRES. Members of the above Awards Committee are not eligible to be considered for the award.

Nominations close at the end of October each year and should be forwarded to PRRES  Executive Director

1996 PRRES Achievement Award

The 1996 award was presented to Bill Cleghorn by Professor Bob Hargreaves of Massey University. Bill, who is a member of the New Zealand Institute of Valuers, is the first recipient of this award which acknowledges his significant contribution to real estate education and to the development of PRRES.

1997 PRRES Achievement Award

The 1997 award was presented to Professor Anthony Walker, Hong Kong University for his contribution to the Society and to real estate education over many years.

1998 PRRES Achievement Awards

One award was presented to Emeritus Professor Tom Whipple, Curtin University of Technology, for his leading role in property education and research in Australia over the past quarter century.
The other PRRES Achievement Award went to Professor Graeme Newell, University of Western Sydney, for his substantial contribution to the property profession through his teaching and research, but more specifically for his commitment to and leadership in PRRES. Graeme, as immediate past president of PRRES and current executive director of the International Real Estate Society, has been instrumental in the development and promotion of both organisations.

1999 PRRES Achievement Award

The 1999 award was presented to Patrick Rowland from Curtin University for his contribution to property education and research over many years. Patrick was Program Chair for the 1998 PRRES Conference held at Curtin University.

2000 PRRES Achievement Award

The 2000 award was presented to Associate Professor Maurice Squirrell (retired) formerly from RMIT University for his contribution to property education and research over many years. Maurice retired from RMIT at the end of 1996.

2001 PRRES Achievement Award

The 2001 award was presented to Terry Boyd.

2002 PRRES Achievement Award

In 2002 there were joint  achievement awards to Associate Professor Angelo Karantonis and Doctor Sandy Bond

2003 PRRES Achievement Award

The 2003 PRRES achievement award was presented to Professor Bob Hargreaves

2004 PRRES Achievement Award

The 2004 PRRES achievement award was presented to John Loh

2005 PRRES Achievement Award

The 2005 PRRES achievement award was presented to Associate Professor Geoff Page  from the University of South Australia for his contribution to property education and research over many years. Geoff was Program Chair for the 1992 Conference held in Adelaide, has been the PRRES President, Treasurer and Executive Director.

2007 PRRES Achievement Award

The 2007 PRRES achievement award was presented to Peter Rossini from the University of South Australia for his contribution to property education and research over many years.  Peter has been the PRRES webmaster for a decade and was responsible for online publication of the Journal and Conference proceedings

2009 PRRES Achievement Award

The 2009 PRRES achievement award was presented to Associate Professor John MacFarlane  from the University of Western Sydney for his outstanding contribution to PRRES since it was established and has been actively involved in a wide range of leadership roles in PRRES including President, Treasurer and active Board member.

2011 PRRES Achievement Award

The 2011 PRRES Achievement Award was presented to Associate Professor Deborah Levy from the University of Auckland for her outstanding contribution to scholarly research, property education and interaction with the property industry. Deborah has been actively involved in PRRES for over a decade, being Conference Program Chair in 2006 and President in 2008.

2013 PRRES Achievement Award

The 2013 PRRES Achievement Award was presented to Associate Professor Greg Costello from the Curtin University for his outstanding contribution to PRRES. Greg has been actively involved in PRRES for many years , being Conference Program Chair in 2007 and President in 2011.

2014 PRRES Achievement Award

The 2014 PRRES Achievement Award was presented to Professor David Parker from the University of South Australia for his contribution to the formation of the Society and as a Board member, convener of the first Postgraduate Colloquium, Editor of two monographs, President, Executive Director and Editor of the Pacific Rim Property Research Journal.

2015 PRRES Achievement Award

The 2015 PRRES Achievement Award is presented to Associate Professor Clive Warren of the University of Queensland for his active involvement in the Society, his contribution to the Society as a Board Member, Webmaster and Executive Director and his liaison with the Asian Real Estate Society.

2016 PRRES Achievement Award

The 2016 PRRES Achievement Award is presented to Professor Chris Eves of the Queensland University of Technology for contribution to property education, research and his active involvement in the Society over many years.