In January 2015, the Australian Property Institute attended the Pacific Rim Real Estate (PRRES) conference in Kuala Lumpur.
The annual conference is attended by property academics from across Australia and around the world, and affords attendees the ideal opportunity to network and present among their peers.
The API presented two awards at the PRRES Gala Dinner, which recognise the recipient’s contribution to property education and/or research to the API and to the property industry as a whole.
The first award is the API Award for Excellence – Early Stage Academic, which is presented to someone with under seven years’ experience as an academic. The second award is the API Award for Excellence – Senior Academic.
The API Award for Excellence – Senior Academic was presented to Associate Professor Greg Costello from Curtin University. Greg has been teaching in the Business School at Curtin University since 1989 and has extensive academic experience. Prior to joining Curtin, Greg had a variety of experience in the property industry.
Greg has been a long-term member of the API and served on the National Education Board. The API found Greg’s willingness to contribute to both the Institute and the profession is commendable, and believe it is his dedication and outstanding service to the profession that has led to Greg being the recipient of this award.
Upon receiving the award, Greg commented: “I feel honoured to have been awarded the API Award for Excellence - Senior Academic in 2014. Although there should be cause for concern for receiving any award with the term 'senior' in the title, I advise my friends and colleagues both within the profession and in academia that I intend to continue my contributions for some time yet.
"I regard my time working on the API National Education Board with particular fondness. I sincerely thank the Institute and the members of the judging panel for this award.”