Innovation & Excellence Awards Website 2015

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 2015. Nominations can be made by an individual or third party and must be an employee of a Property Council member company.

The award winner will receive $5,000 worth of professional development training courses with the Property Council Academy. Academy courses are held around the country and are challenging, relevant and delivered by industry experts.  The course funding is not transferable and is to be used by December 2016.

du Chateau Chun Award for Future Leader of the Year (5 finalists)

Name of Development State Nominator
Matthew Berg     VIC Grocon
Kate Frear VIC Woods Bagot
Jessica Holz QLD Umow Lai VIC Pty Ltd
Joyce Lee NSW Hyder Consulting
Clare Sowden NSW PwC Real Estate Advisory



du Chateau Chun is an established firm of specialist building regulations and code advisors, delivering a comprehensive range of building code, compliance and design certification services complimented by specialist services in accessibility, DDA and essential safety measures to both the property development and building construction markets. The strength of our service lies in developing and delivering achievable compliance outcomes which meet project objectives and client requirements. The end result is projects with design solutions that meet statutory requirements and are favourable to the built environment and client expectations.

Matthew Berg (VIC)
Nominated by Grocon

Selected from a tight field of up-and-coming property professionals, Matthew Berg’s among exceptional achievements include arranging finance for more than $1.5 billion in transactions at Grocon.  In just nine years, Matthew’s ‘tunnel-vision’ has enabled him to climb the property career ladder to great heights, while creating landmark buildings and enduring places for people.