WE HAD TWO FINALISTS IN UDIA QLD’S EXCELLENCE AWARDS

Mosaic Property
Mosaic Property
06/09/17

We are very fortunate to have some really amazing people working at Mosaic and while they mostly go about their day-to-day work without any recognition or reward, we are very proud to announce that not one, but two of our own have been acknowledged for the hard work they do, being selected as finalists in the Queensland UDIA Excellence awards. They were also lucky enough to meet the Founding Director of RedBalloon, Naomi Simson who was speaking at the UDIA (QLD) developers conference where the awards were presented.

Naomi Simson with Taylor Booysen, Kerry Croaker, Dave Handley, and Marcus Terry. Naomi is the Founding Director of RedBallon and a ‘Shark’ on Network Ten’s television show – Shark Tank

The Urban Development Industry of Australia (UDIA), is the leading body representing the urban development industry throughout Australia.

Since 1994 the UDIA (Qld) Awards for Excellence has celebrated the state’s best developments. They seek out the best of the best in the property development industry; the people and projects that go beyond the built environment, to create developments and places that nurture successful communities.

Taylor Booysen – Young Leaders Award for Excellence 2017 (Finalist) 

Taylor works for Mosaic as the Business Unit Manager for Development & Project Delivery and although he has only been with Mosaic for approximately three years, it feels like he has been there from the start. With his tenacity, attention to detail and passion for what he does, Taylor has led his team from success to success.

Taylor leads from the front never asking his team to complete a task that he wouldn’t be willing to do himself. Prior to Mosaic Taylor worked for Horizon Housing Ltd where he delivered a number of social housing projects designed to accommodate less fortunate people.

The UDIA Qld & Austral Bricks Young Leaders Award for Excellence acknowledges and promotes the positive contribution young property professionals make to the Queensland property industry. UDIA Qld encourages young professionals from both the public and private sectors to enter, from all disciplines of the development industry including developers, contractors, consultants and those involved in property services.

Team References:

Dave Handley: Director – Developments

Taylor is an exceptional young man, mature beyond his years. His attention to detail and ability to fully understand a situation ensure that he continually creates positive and productive outcomes. His willingness to continue to grow through openness to new ideas and feedback means he is continuing to expand on his knowledge and also his leadership skills. Taylor is also willing to invest in others and assist them to grow and improve and is always striving to understand how he can be better. 

Michael Clair: Assistant Development Manager

It has been great working with Taylor over the last few months. He has taught me a great deal over that time, particularly with his knowledge of the development process. Taylor is always more than happy to help and answer any questions, and is always willing to provide guidance when needed. The recognition of making the final 4 for the UDIA Excellence Award is well deserved, and I look forward to continue to learn as much as I can from him in the future.

Jason Gauld: Assistant Development Management 

Taylor is a great colleague and mentor. He is truly passionate about his work and the Mosaic brand. Taylor always strives for the best outcome and it is a pleasure to work alongside him each day. 

Kerry Croaker– Women in Leadership Award for Excellence 2017 (Finalist) 

Kerry speaking at our recent Thank You Event acknowledging those who contribute to Mosaic's growth.

Kerry speaking at our recent Thank You Event acknowledging those who contribute to Mosaic’s growth.

Working as both Mosaic’s Business Manager as well as the head of the marketing department, Kerry wears multiple hats within the business. Kerry worked for both of Mosaic Property Group’s founding directors prior to the formation of Mosaic and her understanding of Mosaic and the industry has enabled her to successfully lead her team.

Kerry has been instrumental in the hiring and development of many personnel at Mosaic, and was the key driver behind Mosaic’s ‘Pathways Program’ which fosters and encourages professional development among the organisation’s junior leaders.

The UDIA Qld & Frasers Property Women in Leadership Award for Excellence acknowledges and promotes the positive contribution of women to the Queensland property industry. The Award aims to recognise outstanding women working at mid to senior levels within the Queensland development industry and acknowledge their achievements.

Team References:

Brook Monahan: Managing Director 

I feel blessed and privileged to have such fine people working in very important, senior roles within Mosaic. Thanks Kerry for everything you do, who you have become as a person, and your efforts to ensure that you continually challenge yourselves to learn more and improve.

Leah Ellis: Events Coordinator 

Not only does Kerry always take the time to answer my questions, she goes a step further in showing me how to answer it for myself the next time. I am constantly amazed by how much information she knows, and that she is always willing to share it with those around her makes for a fun environment that is consistently turning concepts into creation under her guidance. 

Scott Holmes: Marketing Coordinator 

Kerry is by far the best person I have ever worked under. Over the last few months I have grown in confidence thanks to her mentoring and guidance. Kerry’s knowledge of not just marketing but property and business is something that I really look up to. It still amazes me that in between having a major role in the business she still manages to get the ‘smaller marketing tasks done. 

The Winners: 

UDIA Queensland President Stephen Harrison said the awards recognise outstanding women and young leaders from the Queensland property development industry.

Jaryd Collins from Brookfield Residential received the Young Leaders Award sponsored by Austral Bricks. He is a Senior Development Manager with Brookfield Residential and oversees the Queensland, New South Wales and Victorian markets.

Beth Toon from Place Design Group won the UDIA Qld and Frasers Property Women in Leadership Award. She is the General Manager at Place Design Group overseeing 180 staff across Australia and China. Beth joined the company’s board of directors in March as its first female member.

Well done to the winners and all those who entered, we are extremely proud of both Taylor and Kerry; such a fantastic achievement to be chosen as finalists from the more than 200 applications that were received.