Last month, almost 800 of the biggest names in property descended on the London Hilton on Park Lane to raise money for the charity Norwood and celebrate outstanding achievement in the industry.
The 19th annual lunch, which Property Week is proud to support as media partner, took place on 29 June and raised a whopping £550,000 for vulnerable young people, families and adults with learning disabilities.
Proceedings kicked off with a lively auction compered by radio presenter Jonny Gould, during which guests battled it out for prizes such as a weekend break in the Cotswolds and a day of golf at The Grove hotel in Watford.
After guests had polished off a three-course lunch, they were treated to a fascinating panel debate on the London property market chaired by New London Architecture chairman Peter Murray and featuring panellists Simon Allford, co-founder and director of Allford, Hall, Monaghan & Morris; Phil Coffey, director of Coffey Architects; and Alison Brooks, principal and creative director of Alison Brooks Architects.
#TBT to last weeks amazing #NorwoodPropLunch18. (spons @HowardKennedy @SavillsUK @derwentlondon @JLL @PropertyWeek @TheOfficeGroup @LawrieCornish Rhodium) #PropertyNews #Fundraising pic.twitter.com/CFsQw17bKI— Norwood - Charity (@norwooduk) July 5, 2018
Then it was time to reveal the winners of the Norwood Property Awards. Charlie Green and Olly Olsen of The Office Group picked up the commercial award and Laurence Ronson of Ronson Capital Partners was named winner of the residential award. Industry legend Sir George Iacobescu CBE, head of Canary Wharf Group, picked up the gong for outstanding achievement.
Mark Pollack, chair of fundraising and co-chair of The Property Lunch Committee, said: “As the Property Lunch Committee gears up for our 20th anniversary next year, I am delighted that this much-loved event continues to attract so many leading names from the property industry.
“There is always a fantastic mix of guests and this year, the property awards and expert panel were complemented by the hilarious auctioneer Jonny Gould who put in a performance that none of us will forget in a hurry! We are looking forward to our milestone event next year and would like to thank Property Week for being such a loyal and engaged media partner.”