John Sheehan – Order of Australia (AM)

Congratulations to one of PLPR’s longstanding members, John Sheehan, for receiving the Order of Australia (AM) in the Queen’s Birthday Honours announced on 12 June 2017.

For significant service to the real estate and property planning sectors, to professional institutes, and to educational and legal bodies.

Service includes: Australian Property Institute: National Councillor, 2005; National Native Title Spokesperson, 1997-2003; Representative, Planning Research Centre, University of Sydney, 1996-2000; liaison to the Indigenous Land Corporation, 1996-2003; Member, since 1967. President, Australian Property Institute (New South Wales Division), 2001-2004. Acting Commissioner, Land and Environment Court of NSW, 2007-2009; Australian Property Institute Representative on the Court Users Group 1997-2008 Adjunct Professor and Deputy Director, Asia-Pacific Centre for Complex Real Property Rights, University of Technology Sydney, since 2008. Adjunct Professor, Faculty of Society and Design, Bond University, since 2015. Professional organisations: Pacific Regional Chair, International Association for the Study of Common Property, 2001- 2004. Board Member, Pacific Rim Real Estate Society, 2008-2016. Member, Planning Institute of Australia, since 1981. Director, Spatial Industries Business Association Australia, 2007-2015. Director, Sarasan Consulting Group, since 1981. Chairman, Desane Group Holdings, since 1992. Awards and recognition includes: Recipient, Fellow, Planning Institute of Australia, 2009. Recipient, Life Fellowship, Australian Property Institute, 2005. Recipient, S F Whittington Gold Medal, Australian Property Institute, (New South Wales Division), 1997. Recipient, Annual Award for Excellence in Planning, Planning Institute of Australia, 1997 and 1998.