Lincoln graduate hot property

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Lincoln University land and property graduate Anna Radovonich has taken out this year’s Property Institute of NZ Student of the Year award.

The Property Institute of NZ (PINZ) award recognises the top graduating student in Lincoln’s bachelor of land and property management course.

Ms Radovonich said it was “an absolute honour” to receive the award.

Property is in the blood for Anna, whose father John Radovonich, a former hockey Olympian, completed a bachelor of commerce at Lincoln in the 1980s.

John Radovonich was captain of the New Zealand men’s hockey team and played for the Black Sticks at the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona.

He is now a shareholder and director of FordBaker, Christchurch’s largest privately owned independent valuation and property advisory company.

Anna has followed in her father’s footsteps in more ways than one, attending Lincoln on a hockey scholarship from 2015 to 2017.

Since completing her degree last year, Anna has been learning the trade at FordBaker.

“I’m picking up as much as I can about the profession before going overseas in June,” she said.

She’s headed for Europe and South America, where she hopes to hone her property industry skills on an international scale.

Long-time Lincoln land and property lecturer, Cedric Croft, said the PINZ award was a reflection of Anna’s dedication.

“Anna showed all-round excellence, which is the basis of the award, in that it’s given to someone who’s not just successful academically but across the board. She always gave it her best,” Mr Croft said.