The NSW Division of the Australian Property Institute (API) held its annual Excellence in Property Awards at Sydney’s Powerhouse Museum on 18 October.

The night celebrated the outstanding achievements in the property profession and the built and natural environments.

“This year saw a range of entries and sound numbers, which is something to be noted as financial sectors and the property industry have felt the strain of wider global markets. The projects entered were of a high standard, representing great ideas and ingenuity in the industry,” said API NSW president Robert Dupont.

“This year’s entries also indicate the large and growing spectrum of the NSW property industry, with a diverse collection of projects, people and organisations in the running for accolades.

The winners and highly commended recipients for the 2012 API NSW Excellence in Property Awards are:

BEM Property Consultants Property Development Award
Winner: Westfield for Westfield Sydney
Highly Commended: Mirvac and Investa Office Fund for 20 Bond Street

Capstone Recruitment Environmental Award

Winner: Local Government Super for Carnegie Morgan Hill House, 120 Sussex Street Sydney
Highly Commended: Westfield for Westfield Sydney
Highly Commended: Local Government Super for Exemplar Project – 76 Berry Street North Sydney

Commonwealth Bank of Australia Property Trust Industry Award

Winner: Folkestone Investment Management Limited for Australian Education Trust

DEXUS Property Group Property Valuation Award
Winner: David Bruce-Clarke
Valuation Report, Uniting Care Ageing Portfolio

DLA Piper Property Industry Award
Winner: Jones Lang LaSalle for the NSW Graduate Program

Eureka Funds Management Young Achiever of the Year
Carina Cowham

Payce Communities Local Government Award
Winner: Forbes Shire Council for 2012 Developments
Highly Commended: Liverpool Plains Shire Council for Liverpool Plains Visitor Information Centre

The Office of Valuer General Heritage Award
Winner: City of Sydney for Victoria Park Gardener’s Lodge