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The purpose of this award is to acknowledge, encourage and, most importantly, promote the positive contribution made to the industry by young property professionals.

The award is open to young property professionals in the development and investment industry aged 35 or under as at March 2014. Nominations were made by an individual or third party and must be an employee of a Property Council member company.

The award winner is required to undertake an approved research project that is deemed to make a positive contribution to the industry. The award winner will receive funding of $10,000 to be used to assist in their nominated research project. The Research Project must be completed no later than one year after the 2014 Gala Awards Presentation Dinner which was held on 17 May 2014.

Harris Mackay Award for Future Leader of the Year Finalists (4 finalists)

Name of Nominee State
Alex Corones
ISIS Group Australia
Hannah Lewis
Lend Lease
Laila Mehrpour
Lend Lease
Davina Rooney



Harris Mackay specialises in building refurbishments, commercial construction, and office and retail fit-outs.

We have completed projects in a diverse range of industries including: full construction, aged care, education and child-care, office and retail, clubs, bulky goods storage, and the food and beverage industry.

Our philosophy is simply "we can". This philosophy, coupled with a professional dedicated team and network of like-minded partners, means projects are delivered seamlessly from concept through to completion.

Davina Rooney (NSW)
Nominated by Stockland

Davina Rooney is an accomplished future leader, adept at delivering challenging projects, developing excellent industry relationships, with a genuine interest in the impact of our legacy in property.

Davina represents a new generation of leader. Career highlights include the revitalisation of the Commercial Property, Operational Capital process and over $3,000,000 per annum in sustainability savings whilst partnering well with the broader business.