Young Developers Leadership Awards
The UDIA NSW & SMEC Urban Young Developers’ Leadership Award acknowledges and promotes the positive contribution young property professionals make to the NSW property industry. UDIA NSW encourages 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.
- Nominations open: June, 2013
- Nominations close: Friday August 9, 2013
- Final submissions due: Friday August 23, 2013
- Judging: September 2013
Announcement of winner: State Conference Dinner, October 2013
WHO SHOULD ENTER?
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; and
- has made a significant contribution to the NSW property development industry?
If this sounds like you or someone that you know, then help us find the winner of the 2012 UDIA NSW & SMEC Urban Young Developer Leadership Award by nominating yourself, an employee, colleague, friend or associate.
NOMINATE SOMEONE NOW!
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. The winner of the 2012 UDIA NSW & SMEC Urban Young Developer Leadership Award will be recognised with a number of highly prestigious accolades.
For more information on the award, please read the entry guidelines.
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Cameron Vella, Manager, Urban Infrastructure, Cardno
Cameron Vella is a technical civil engineer with 13 years’ experience and a strong urban development focus. His passion for urban development and engineering developed as an undergraduate civil engineer. Upon graduation, he took a role at Hyder Consulting, where he managed a small team to creating residential communities and retail destinations in NSW.
Mr Vella said he further developed his interest in urban development by taking on a Development Manager role at Mirvac, which eventually led to his current role, Manager of the Urban Infrastructure team at Cardno. There, he leads a group of senior, experienced and graduate engineers in the delivery of major urban infrastructure projects across NSW.
UDIA NSW Chief Executive Stephen Albin said Mr Vella was chosen from a very strong field of entrants for his high degree of engagement with - and positive influence upon – his team. He had a strong understanding of the policy environment in which the industry operated and had a key role in UDIA NSW’s Building Blocks research project, completed in 2012.
Mr Vella said his understanding of the commercial and practical aspects of urban development, combined with his technical civil engineering expertise provided him with the full spectrum of skills to lead project teams from the masterplanning phases to detailed design and construction. He was always conscious of commercial viability and positive social outcomes.
Mr Vella said he believed that in his career to date, Building Blocks was the project that made the most significant contribution to the development industry. He was the key analyst on the project, which analysed large land holdings adjacent to existing infrastructure to assess its commercial viability for development, to then compare the results with the NSW governments prioritised land release. The report ignited debate in the industry, and garnered a favourable response from the NSW Government.
A strong advocate for mentoring, Mr Vella said he actively sought out mentors for his own personal and professional development, and in turn mentored high-potential candidates within and outside of Cardno.
Mr Vella said that in future, he wanted to offer his engineering and development skills to emerging markets around the world.
2011 - Tania Betts B BUS, GRAD DIPCOMPSEC, Ica , Ics, NSW Residential Communities, Stockland
At the time of the Award, Tania was the Commercial Manager of NSW Residential Communities at Stockland and it was her determination and perseverance to pursue her goals that made her stand out as this years’ award winner. Tania leads by example, is enthusiastic, dedicated and both inspiring and motivating. Her passion and commitment to the industry is apparent within minutes of meeting her and for a young professional she has already had a major positive influence on the industry in particular for developing retirement living accounting policy in Australia. Her positive frame of mind, vivacious personality, knowledge and core values will lead her well towards a successful career into the future.
2010 - David Bobreff, Lean & Hayward Pty Ltd
Driven by the professional and personal satisfaction of building successful communities for his clients, David strives to think outside the square, in order to generate the best possible outcomes for each project he is involved in David’s integrity, passion and commitment to the industry is apparent within minutes of meeting him. His positive frame of mind, vivacious personality, industry knowledge and core values will lead him well towards a successful career into the future. The exceptional leadership qualities that David displays make him a worthy winner of the UDIA NSW & Landcom Young Developer Leadership Award.