Michele Wacker was described by the judges as a woman with a passion for the Bay of Plenty property and construction industry.
The principal of Crowther and Company has grown from an award-winning student to a leader in her field with more than 38 years experience.
“Michele’s contribution and commitment to the local property industry is outstanding and her experience and knowledge of the industry is far reaching,” the judges said.
“But it is her professionalism and commitment that stands out and supports so many clients in carrying out successful projects.”
“She is a longtime supporter of women in our industry and has continued to nurture future talent while leading Crowther and Company for the past 10 years.”
Crowther and Company Limited is a privately owned quantity surveying practice that was established in Tauranga as Evans Crowther and Associates in 1973. Tauranga’s longest-serving QS practice, the firm offers a full range of QS and cost management services. The judges said: “Michele is amazing – an outstanding contribution to the Bay region over a long career time frame. And as a minority female, she has pioneered the way for other females in the industry to look up to and admire.”
Rachel Emerson, of Colliers, who nominated Wacker, described her as a very worthy recipient.
“Top of mind when thinking about Michele is trust, professionalism, her strong moral compass, excellent work ethic, and her incredible knowledge of the construction industry all of which made her a standout contender for the award.”