2023 AWARDS CATEGORIES
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Alternatives Team of the Year
Do you have a dedicated alternatives team that deals with some of the following alternative asset classes: student housing, PRS, later living, healthcare, hotels, self -storage, data centres, automotive, education or renewables?
Have you moved the dial in the past year with a ground-breaking initiative, strategy, or deal? Are you blazing a trail that others are following? Then we want to hear from you. This category is open to all teams specialising in alternatives.
Climate Crisis Initiative - Commercial Property
Over the past few years, climate change has rocketed to the top of the agenda, fuelled by the UK government’s target to reduce carbon emissions to net zero by 2050 – one of the most ambitious carbon targets in the world.
We want to celebrate the ground-breaking work the commercial real estate sector is doing to tackle the climate crisis and improve the sector’s environmental credentials.
Deal of the Year - Commercial Property
Have you pulled off a ground-breaking property deal against the odds? Has your business struck a property or corporate deal or entered into an important joint venture that moved the dial? Then we want to hear from you.
To qualify, the deal must have completed within the past year. It does not have to be the biggest transaction, but it does have to be the best – whether it is a merger or acquisition of another organisation, an acquisition or sale of property or an innovative joint venture.
Developer of the Year - Commercial Property
Are you the standout commercial real estate developer of the past year? Have you developed landmark schemes, pulled off ground-breaking deals, embarked on innovative joint ventures or pioneered new ideas that have changed the face of property development in the UK?
Have you moved the dial in terms of the ESG or social impact agendas? Have you raised the bar architecturally or developed a scheme that has helped regenerate an area? Then we want to hear from you.
Entrepreneur of the Year
This award aims to celebrate an organisation or individual that has demonstrated true entrepreneurial flair, vision or innovation in UK commercial property in the past year.
Have you taken risks in the face of adversity where others have battened down the hatches?
Have you done something particularly different or innovative? Have you been an early mover in an area or sector that no-one else saw the potential of? Then we want to hear from you.
Financier of the Year - Commercial Property
This category aims to celebrate an organisation or individual that has moved the dial in the way they have provided debt or equity financing to the commercial property market in the past year. Has your firm been particularly innovative in its approach to development finance or forward funding packages, for example? Has it targeted new areas of growth? Then we want to hear from you.
Health and Wellbeing Initiative - Commercial Property
The health and wellbeing award aims to celebrate the organisation or individual that has done the most in the past year to support the health and wellbeing of staff, occupiers or the local community.
We are looking for an exemplary initiative, scheme or project that has raised the bar in terms of health and wellbeing. Has your building achieved a WELL certification and/or best-in-class environmental accreditation standard rating (e.g. BREEAM, LEED, SKA)?
Have you done something ground-breaking to support the health and wellbeing of your staff or occupiers? Perhaps you have prioritised health and wellbeing features in a new scheme. Have you worked collaboratively on a community-focused project aimed at enhancing community health and wellbeing?
Industrial Agency Team of the year
This category is aimed at industrial teams and agencies – large or small – that provide leasing, sales, funding, site acquisition, investment and development advice or professional services to the industrial property sector.
This is an award not for the biggest agency but the best, so if you run a niche agency or are only focused on one region, this should not preclude you from entering.
Investment Agency Team of the Year
This category is aimed at agencies that provide investment advice to the commercial property industry. The entry should include financial information relating to total transactional value, transactional fee income, number of fee earners and income per full-time fee earner.
Irvine Sellar Award
This award, in honour of the late, great Irvine Sellar, aims to celebrate an outstanding individual who has shaken up the market with a truly ground-breaking project or initiative over the past 12 months. Have you or do you know someone who has pulled off a deal or secured a planning permission that no-one thought was possible - and that no-one else could? Have you or do you know someone who disrupted the market with a new initiative, model or scheme that has been truly transformative, a game changer? Are you or do you know someone who is an outlier who does things differently and brilliantly? Then we want to hear from you.
Judges' nominations for this category will also be announced shortly!
Legal / Professional Team of the Year - Commercial Property
This category is aimed at law firms and specialist property consultants (or departments of larger agency firms) that provide one or more of the following: legal advice, valuation, rating, rent review and property/land and estate management. It is also open to building surveyors, firms that provide planning/development or environmental advice and practices that are strong in arbitration, claims, expert witness or legal services. It is not open to facilities management organisations or other property advisers. Have you moved the dial in the past year in the legal/professional space? Then we want to hear from you.
Newcomer Award - Commercial Property
This category is open to organisations and individuals that have launched within the last three years or moved into a new sector in the last three years. We are looking for the rising stars of the property industry, whether you are in development, investment, agency, proptech or fund management.
Niche or Regional Agency Team of the Year
This category is open to specialist or small regional agencies that have had an outstanding year advising the property industry in their field. The organisation could be an investment or leasing agency, a consultancy or all three. The category is open to commercial real estate teams only and the entry should include financial information relating to the number of transactions, volume of space transacted or investment deals transacted, transactional fee income, consultancy fee income, repeat business and income per full-time fee earner. Entry in this category does not preclude firms from also entering sector-specific categories (eg. Office Agency Team or Industrial Agency Team).
Office Agency Team of the Year
This category is aimed at agencies providing leasing, sales and acquisition advice, development strategy and professional services to the office property sector. Entries should include financial information relating to the number of transactions, area of space transacted, transactional fee income, consultancy fee income, repeat business and income per full-time fee earner. Placemaking Award This category aims to celebrate the best commercial or commercial-led, mixed-use development scheme that has regenerated or physically improved the built environment on and around a particular site, disused building or location. The award is aimed at private-sector and public-private projects, including mixed-use but NOT pure residential. These projects might have bought land, buildings or localities back into sustainable economic use or created a built environment that changes the perception or use of a location. Projects or initiatives still at the planning stage are not eligible.
This category aims to celebrate the best commercial or commercial-led, mixed-use development scheme that has regenerated or physically improved the built environment on and around a particular site, disused building or location. The award is aimed at private-sector and public-private projects, including mixed-use but NOT pure residential. These projects might have bought land, buildings or localities back into sustainable economic use or created a built environment that changes the perception or use of a location. Projects or initiatives still at the planning stage are not eligible.
Property Company of Year
This award is aimed specifically at property organisations (active in development and/or investment) that have made a particular impact on the property industry in the past year. Have you made an important strategic change? Have you tackled the impact of Covid in a particularly innovative way? Have you been involved in a landmark deal that has raised the bar? Have you been involved in innovative structuring, funding or partnering initiatives? Then we want to hear from you.
Property Fund Manager of the Year
This award is aimed at organisations who manage national or international property funds but are themselves based in the UK. We are looking for someone who stands out from the crowd because they are doing something particularly audacious or different – boldly investing in a new or emerging property sector, targeting new regions or achieving demonstrable success in a sector or region others have not. Have you outperformed your competitors, over-delivered on what you promised investors or spotted trends ahead of the market? Do you have a strong and growing investor following? Then we want to hear from you.
PropTech Innovator of the Year
This category is aimed at property organisations that are proactively using technology to disrupt the property sector. Have you put technology at the heart of what you are doing? Are you using cutting-edge technology to transform the way the industry operates? Then we want to hear from you. Innovation is the key criterion – what everyone on the shortlist will have in common is that they have done something particularly innovative or game-changing in the past 12 months – but only those who have progressed from the drawing board to implementation stage will be in serious contention for the overall prize.
Retail, Leisure & Hotel Agency Team of the Year
This category is aimed at agencies providing leasing and sales/acquisitions advice to the retail, leisure and/or hotel property sector. The entry should include financial information relating to the number of transactions area of space transacted, transactional fee income, consultancy fee income, repeat business and income per full-time fee earner.
Social Impact Initiative - Commercial Property Social impact
Social impact has been one of the breakthrough issues of the past few years. We want to celebrate the best social impact projects and initiatives of the past year.
We are looking for an organisation or individual that has implemented, completed or committed to a ground-breaking social impact scheme, project or initiative that has had a real and measurable positive social impact on the community.
Young Property Personality of the Year
We are looking for the stars of the future, the individuals who show the sort of entrepreneurialism, tenacity and vision to steer and lead the industry in years to come. You or someone you nominate can hail from any part of the industry – be it a property organisation, a proptech company, the agency world, law… if you or your nominee, eat, drink and sleep property and lead where others follow, we want to hear from you.
Hall of Fame
The 2023 inductees to the Property Awards Hall of Fame will be announced on the night.