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Young Leaders' Award

Key Dates for the UDIA NSW Young Leaders' Award for Excellence 2017 

Nominations open:  Monday 21 August 2017
Nominations close: Friday 15 September 
Final submissions due: Thursday 21 September 2017 
Announcement of winner: Thursday 12 October at the State Conference Dinner

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Nominations are easy. All you need to do is click here to provide us their name and contact details, and we will do the rest. Self nominations are also encouraged. For more information on the award, please read the entry guidelines.


The UDIA NSW Young Leaders' Award for Excellence acknowledges and promotes the positive contribution young property professionals make to the NSW property industry. UDIA NSW recognises young professionals across all disciplines of the development industry from both the public and private sectors to enter, including; developers, contractors, consultants, those involved in property services, property management, marketing and professional support services.

Do you know an emerging leader in the NSW property development industry who:

  • demonstrates excellence in their field;
  • is an inspirational role model in the workplace and the industry;
  • champions positive change, upholds the highest values and principles;
  • responds innovatively to projects and challenges;
  • has made a significant contribution to the NSW property development industry; and
  • is under 35 years of age?

If this sounds like you or someone that you know, then help us find the winner of the 2017 UDIA NSW Young Leader Award for Excellence by nominating yourself, an employee, colleague, friend or associate. Click here to nominate now.



2017Emily McLaughlin, Development Manager, Capital Bluestone 
2016 - Matthew Wrigley, Managing Director, Perpetual Strata Management
2015 - Stephen Abolakian, Managing Director, Hyecorp Property Group
2014 - Michael Sheargold, Managing Director, Sheargold Group
2013 - Mike Williams, Assistant Development Director, UrbanGrowth NSW
2012 - Cameron Vella, Manager, Urban Infrastructure, Cardno
2011 - Tania Betts, Stockland
2010 - David Bobreff, Lean & Hayward Pty Ltd