Following a 40 year career as a building surveyor, and having been a professional member and then fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors for 36 years, Trevor Jones’s contribution to both the building surveying profession and to the RICS have led to him being awarded the 2020 Lifetime Achievement Award at the RICS NZ Awards.
Throughout his career, Trevor has supported RICS as an Oceania Representative, a member of the New Zealand Committee and acting as New Zealand honorary secretary. He has contributed to the development of various RICS publications and guidance notes specific to the Oceania Region and globally, including RICS Development Monitoring Guidance Note and Technical Due Diligence of Commercial & Industrial Property New Zealand. Trevor has been an assessor for Assessment of Professional Competence (APC) candidates for many years; has lectured students on the University of Auckland’s building surveying elect programme (part of the Bachelor of Property degree course); and was a BRANZ Accredited Adviser prior to that scheme ending. Trevor has also presented training modules on Asset Management to New Zealand Institute of Building Surveyors (NZIBS) members and is the immediate past president of that institute.
Fellow Director, Mark Powell, said:
“It’s wonderful to see Trevor’s huge contribution to both the industry and the RICS being recognised in this way. He is undoubtedly one of the most experienced and sought-after building surveyors in New Zealand and he has always been incredibly generous in sharing his knowledge and skills for the benefit of all.
“On behalf of all of us at Maynard Marks, congratulations Trevor, you really deserve this.”