The great and the good of the residential sector gathered at London’s Grosvenor House hotel to see Grainger’s Helen Gordon win the top prize of ‘Personality of the Year’ at the RESI Awards 2018.


The evening was a true celebration of the very best the industry has to offer and a night to remember after a transformative past 12 months in the residential sector.

Since taking on the role of chief executive in 2015, Gordon has helped to transform Grainger into a “BTR juggernaut” and her efforts were rewarded on the night with the award of ‘Personality of the Year’, sponsored by NFU Mutual.

Grainger also claimed the title for asset manager of the year while other big winners tonight included Knight Frank who claimed both UK sales agency of the year and letting agency of the year, and Legal & General Capital claiming the title of deal of the year for its acquisition of Renaissance Villages (RV) and move into the retirement living sector.

See the full list of winners below ahead of full highlights in next week’s print edition:


Helen Gordon claimed the top prize at the RESI Awards 2018

  • Personality of the Year: Helen Gordon, Grainger

Since taking on the role of chief executive in 2015, Gordon has helped to transform Grainger into a BTR juggernaut. Over the last two-years the company has invested more than £650m in the sector, buying up new and existing assets as well as developing its own schemes. Her plans have been well received by the market with shares in the FTSE 250 business rising by about a quarter since she unveiled the businesses’ new strategic focus in early 2016. Gordon’s career has spanned more than 35 years and seen her work for large organisations, such as RBS, Legal & General and Railtrack. She is currently a board member of the European Public Real Estate Association and is the junior vice president of the BPF. Her journey to the top didn’t happen overnight, but during her short tenure at Grainger she has overseen rapid change and this award is richly deserved recognition of her achievements. Sponsored by: NFU Mutual

  • Large developer: Telford Homes

    Award categoryWinner
    Residential Investment Agency JLL
    Development of the Year (joint) Flanagan Lawrence & Quintain for Alto Development London
    Network Homes for Kilburn Quarter
    Deal of the Year Legal & General Capital for the acquisition of Renaissance Villages (RV)
    UK Sales Agency of the Year Knight Frank
    Asset Manager of the Year Grainger
    International Sales Agency of the Year JLL
    Landlord of the Year (registered social) Dolphin Living
    Landlord of the Year (privately owned) Get Living
    Letting Agency of the Year Knight Frank
    Property Manager of the Year Ringley Group
    Residential Financier of the Year Homes England
    PRS Deal of the Year Sigma Capital Group and Homes England for the IPO of The PRS REIT
    Residential Consultancy Practice of the Year Savills
    Retirement Living Operator of the Year Audley Group
    Student Accommodation Operator of the Year King’s College London
    Newcomer of the Year CapitalRise
    Small Developer of the Year (fewer than 1000 units) Glenbrook