Last night (1 May), Property Week  welcomed guests to the prestigious Grosvenor House Hotel in central London to award the best the sector has to offer with the coveted prizes in the 2024 RESI Awards - see panel below for the full list of winners.


Some of the fantastic RESI Award winners

In his opening speech, Property Week editor Lem Bingley said: “I’m delighted to say there is a plenty to celebrate. These awards are here to recognise excellence, ambition, vision, and achievement, and there is no shortage of any of those qualities here in the room tonight.

Praising the industry’s resilience, he added: “The past 12 months have been difficult, challenging and – well, you might choose a stronger expletive here – they were no bleedin’ picnic.”

Quizzer, comedian and former doctor Paul Sinha – otherwise known as ‘Sinhaman’ – was our host. As well as appearing regularly on ITV quiz show The Chase, he is well-known for his appearances on Radio 4’s The News Quiz and beloved Just a Minute.

Sinha led the celebrations in his distinctive, erudite style, treating the audience to a laughter-filled comedy set ahead of the awards ceremony.

Guests were also treated to entertainment from Electro Swing Project, with a unique live performance of singing, dancing and acrobatics.

The night was also held in aid of Parkinson’s UK, a charity set up to help people with the degenerative condition and drive research into a cure.

Without further ado – meet our winners.

Asset Manager of the Year


The Abodus Wembley Park site

Source: Quintain

Winner: Abodus Living

The judges reflected on a strong nomination that showed phenomenal growth for the student accommodation provider Abodus. The company has completed a multi-million-pound acquisition with its deal to buy Starwood Properties, taking its operating portfolio to more than 5,000 beds.

The business focuses on staff training and university partnerships to encourage teams to ‘do more’ and give them the skills to offer students mental health first aid. ESG is another priority and the team is committed to working with its student residents to become carbon neutral.

Judges praised Abodus for a “well-put-together entry” and were particularly impressed that the cost of utilities is now being absorbed into the business rather than being passed on to tenants.

As one judge noted: “A great performance compared with competitors.”

Shortlist: Abodus Student Living, Legal & General, Long Harbour, LSL, Matter Real Estate, PLATFORM_, Thriving Investments, Urban Splash Residential Fund (USR)


BTR Developer of the Year

Sponsored by Cain International

01 BTR Developer OTY HUB

HUB took the BTR developer gong

Winner: HUB

Set to complete over 1,000 homes in the first half of 2024, and with a multi-billion-pound GDV pipeline, HUB soared in 2023. Judges could not fail to be impressed by its acquisitions, forward-funding deals and the launch of its low-carbon retrofit subsidiary HubCap.

Amid this, it maintained its approach centred on community engagement, design excellence and sustainability.

The panel flagged clear evidence of investment in design innovation and described it as the “standout entry for D&I and community engagement” alongside a strong ESG performance.

Its multi-million-pound Abbey Place scheme in Abbey Wood was praised for its impact on the local community, with 72% of homes created falling into the affordable category.

“A strong year for HUB with deals setting them up for 2024 and the completion of Abbey Place in the year, plus strong testimonials from collaborators,” commented one panellist.

Shortlist: Get Living, Glenbrook, Goodstone Living, Grainger, HUB, Moda Group, Packaged Living, Quintain, Related Argent, Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield (Westfield)


BTR Operator of the Year

Sponsored by Masterfix

02 BTR Operator of the Year MODA

The award-winning Moda team

Winner: Moda Group

In 2023, it was clear Moda Group had strived to put its residents at the heart of every decision to create a rental experience unparalleled in the UK, while delivering and expanding its multi-billion-pound pipeline of 24,000 best-in-class rental homes across the UK.

Moda pushed forward with a recruitment drive to bring in people from the hospitality sector to drive customer service and deliver unified values. The business also implemented training such as mental health first aid.

Judges flagged the firm’s commitment to maintaining high-quality local amenities and attention to resident experience alongside impressive resident ratings and a three-star Fitwel score.

One judge highlighted: “They truly put residents first. We see high resident engagement and a focus on wellbeing, and its schemes and services stand out as innovative in a competitive landscape.”

Highly commended: Dandara Living

Shortlist: Dandara Living, Grainger, Moda Group, Native Residential, Outpost Management, Placefirst, Quintain Living, Related Argent, urbanbubble


BTR Social Impact Initiative

03 BTR Social Impact Initiative Embassy village

The Embassy Village scheme

Winner: Capital & Centric, Embassy Village

Embassy is in the process of creating a BTR scheme that is much more than just a building. Co-founded by Capital&Centric, Embassy is a charity that provides homes and wraparound support for those experiencing homelessness in Greater Manchester to help them break the cycle for good.

It’s under-construction Embassy Village will have 40 high-quality, super-energy-efficient homes built using modern methods and offering a sustainable design, shared green space and a village hall for socialising, mentoring, sports and wellness to help the homeless community.

Described as a “true social impact initiative”, the judges were delighted by how the charity is tackling homelessness, supporting future residents and focusing on ESG and sustainability.

One panellist stated: “A really innovative idea with commitment from a broad community in the property industry. Embassy has made great strides towards delivering a transformational social impact.”

Shortlist: Cheyne Capital/Cheyne Impact Real Estate, David Phillips, Embassy Village, Moda Group, Muse and Pension Insurance Corporation (PIC), Touchstone


Climate Crisis Initiative – Residential

Sponsored by Long Harbour

10 Climate Crisis Initiative Residential - Citu

Citu’s Climate Innovation District

Winner: Citu

Citu’s Climate Innovation District (CID) – a stone’s throw from Leeds city centre – ticked all the right boxes for the judging panel.

When complete, CID will consist of 955 homes and workspace, leisure and retail, as well as a net zero, multi-generational building incorporating a two-form entry primary school, care home and apartments. Its homes are designed to be so efficient that they require up to 10 times less heating than a typical UK home. Judges were impressed by its utilities co-operative, which helps residents gain access to affordable energy, and its CIC, which ensures residents have a say in development decisions.

One judge said: “A fantastic start and an even more meaningful vision, leading the way in Leeds and creating a community as well as much-needed housing.”

Shortlist: Barratt Developments, Citu, English Cities Fund, London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham, Octopus Real Estate, TAB, The Land Trust, Wates, Woodbourne Group, You Are Home


Consultancy Practice of the Year

08 Consultancy Practice of the Year Calfordseaden

Victorious calfordseaden in action

Winner: calfordseaden

Consultancy calfordseaden has been at the forefront of developing unrivalled multi-disciplinary services delivering projects to create long-lasting legacies in their respective communities. On top of this, its work is, according to the judging panel, undertaken with a “genuine commitment to DEI”.

Two of its projects – the John Morden Centre, designed to combat loneliness in older people, and Housing for Artists, which tackles housing costs for artistic communities – are already award-winners. Its landmark regeneration scheme with Passivhaus is also notable.

Additionally, its projects are underpinned by a sustainable focus and a commitment to customer care. The panel highlighted its innovative work on EPC tracking and a data visualisation tool and, in particular, praised its scheme to provide prostate cancer screening at construction sites.

As one judge noted: “Strong in all areas.”

Shortlist: calfordseaden, Glow Building Consultancy, Kent Construction Consultants, North Property Group, Pride Consulting IMS, Rapleys, Rendall & Rittner, SAY Property Consulting


Deal of the Year (£50m-£250m)

17 Deal of the Year 50m-£250m Glenbrook

Lumina Village

Winner: Glenbrook

Lumina Village in Manchester’s Trafford area is a groundbreaking scheme. The fully pedestrianised development is the catalyst to Trafford Council’s ambitious new Civic Quarter. Overcoming significant viability, design and legal complexities, Glenbrook is now delivering 639 mixed-tenure homes and 5.4 acres of public realm.

The panel was wowed by Glenbrook’s successful completion of the build and described it as a milestone in the development of the Civic Quarter in the city. The project was also commended for its work supporting the local community, with an apprenticeship programme and its work to achieve ‘A’/‘B’ EPC ratings along with a commitment to net zero.

“Great deal with the added complexity of the creation of a JV, which is challenging in a strong market, but particularly impressive in the current market,” said one panellist.

Shortlist: Aviva Investors, Packaged Living and Dandara, Dandara Living avills UK and Greystar, Glenbrook, Legal & General, Long Harbour, Matter Real Estate, Present Made, Relentless Developments, Stories, Tide and Outpost Management


Deal of the Year (Over £250m)

18 Deal of the Year Over 250m Outpost

Outpost’s Birmingham deal

Winner: Outpost Management

In April 2023, Outpost Management announced the acquisition and funding of a pre-approved 628-unit development at Lower Essex Square in Birmingham, through its joint venture with BlackRock. This transaction will be the largest BTR project to date in Birmingham, and the panel recognised it as the standout deal of this size during the year.

Judges hailed the scheme as a catalyst for broader regeneration efforts and praised its high-quality amenities, which “set a new benchmark for residential offerings”. The panel was particularly pleased to see an HQM four-star rating and integration of smart utilities. Its impressive GDV was also a mark of quality and the focus on DEI throughout the deal process was commended.

One panellist noted: “The scale of investment and the investment partners make this a great deal.”

Highly commended: Apache Capital

Shortlist: Apache Capital and Moda Living , Blackstone, Galliard/CDL, Outpost Management, Related Argent


Deal of the Year (Under £50m)

16 Deal of the Year Under 50m Thriving

A sustainable neighbourhood

Winner: igloo Regeneration, Thriving Investments

In January 2023, Thriving Investments, backed by parent Places for People, completed the corporate acquisition of igloo Regeneration, a leading regenerative developer of sustainable mixed-use neighbourhoods and the UK’s first real estate B Corp-accredited organisation.

The judges praised this project as “admirable” and highlighted a “dedication to community development and tackling housing challenges” throughout its execution.

The deal created the UK’s only fully integrated residential fund manager and upheld clear values of diversity and community while doing so, with the panel flagging up female leadership and a commitment to social housing. The team is now targeting an ambitious 20,000 new homes.

One judge commented: “The recent acquisition not only allows for vertically integrated efficiencies but also maximises returns, highlighting a strategic approach to growth.”

Shortlist: Assetz Capital, Birchgrove, Cheyne Capital/Cheyne Impact Real Estate, ELM Group, Odevo, Thriving Investments’ acquisition of igloo Regeneration


Development of the Year (Fewer than 350 homes)

Sponsored by JLL

21 Development OTY less than 350 Westminster CC

The Westminster development

Winner: Westminster City Council

A residential-led, mixed-use scheme by Westminster City Council in North Paddington is an estate regeneration project comprising of three new blocks, allowing for the provision of 112 new and genuinely affordable homes, a nursery, a new community centre, a canal-side café, and start-up office space.

Amid a strong field of submissions, panellists pointed out that the homes created are energy-efficient and meet the diverse needs of the local community. Judges praised the integration of civic place-making and social-value initiatives and agreed the project meets the council’s Fairer Westminster Strategy pillars of fairer housing, fairer environment, fairer economy, fairer communities and fairer council.

One judge noted: “It brings new start-up office space, a community centre, a canal-side café, an early-years childcare facility and significant improvements to public green spaces and connectivity with the wider area, bringing wider benefits to the local built environment.”

Highly commended: Wates

Shortlist: Assael, BDW Southampton, Brabazon, Cole Waterhouse, Grainger, JTRE London, London Square, Placefirst, Pye Homes, Mayfair Gallery & Apartments - Studio Mackereth, Wates, Westminster City Council


Development of the Year (More than 350 homes)

Sponsored by JLL

22 Development OTY More than 350 Quintain

A Quintain development

Winner: Quintain

Quintain’s Repton Gardens BTR development soared to the top of the judges’ lists thanks to its focus on sustainability and the measures introduced to support residents and the planet. The project was designed with social and wellbeing considerations in mind and the panel agreed it is a great example of how BTR projects can be delivered in line with the ESG agenda.

The scheme offers a wide range of housing types, from studios to four-bedroom apartments and 40 different apartment layouts. Additionally, 47 of the apartments are adaptable. The judges were pleased to see an intense focus on the use of recycled materials throughout the project and a strong understanding of client requirements.

One judge pointed out: “A good latest-generation BTR scheme. The submission included D&I, ESG, financials as well as a design and resident focus.”

Shortlist: The Brentford Project, Thames City , Legal & General, Muse and Pension Insurance Corporation (PIC), PATRIZIA - Arcadis, Placefirst, PLATFORM_, Quintain, Tide and Outpost Management


Health and Wellbeing Initiative – Residential

Sponsored by Complete Prime

12 Health and Wellbeing Initiative Residential Anchor

The Be Well 360 ethos

Winner: Anchor – Be Well 360

Anchor’s Be Well 360 service is an inclusive and holistic program designed to encourage residents in later life (55+) to live a supported healthy, active and connected lifestyle in a way that best suits them, with the aim of creating happier, healthier, independent lives.

The Property Week assessors could certainly see the added value offered by Be Well 360 and identified a “very strong comprehensive programme”. They highlighted how well the project aligns with Public Health England’s aims for older people. Particular praise was given to how the organisation handles the communication and education of its service users.

A focus on staff was also flagged as a plus point, alongside high-quality testimonials. One judge commented: “An innovative idea that shows demonstrable positive impact via the testimonials and tracking.”

Shortlist: Anchor – Be Well 360, Auriens Chelsea, Encore, Gravity Co, MSP Capital, Rendall & Rittner, Study Inn


Landlord of the Year (Private and Social)

Sponsored by NHBC

04 Landlord of the Year Private and Social Legal and General

Legal & General took the trophy

Winner: Legal & General

The panel was delighted to award the trophy to Legal & General for its work at the forefront of the BTR market in 2023.

Throughout 2023 the organisation focused on its social-impact framework and implemented technology to monitor how it was meeting its social-impact KPIs. It demonstrated a high level of resident satisfaction and retention across its developments and judges also praised its commitment to ESG, with its standard furniture pack saving 60% of CO2.

Growth during the year was also impressive, with L&G adding six outstanding developments comprising 1,474 units to its existing portfolio and further strengthening its development pipeline.

As one judge noted: “Another great submission from L&G and I really like the exploration of the tenant experience and outcomes of scale and covenant that L&G is differentiating in the sector.”

Shortlist: Bricklane, Edmond de Rothschild REIM, Get Living, Grainger, Legal & General


Large Developer of the Year (More than 1,000 units)

Sponsored by POD Management

26 Large Developer  OTY More than 1000 Berkeley

A Berkeley Group project

Winner: Berkeley Group

Berkeley Group’s focus on regenerating long-term brownfield sites set it apart from other providers, according to the judging panel who noted that the business was driving lasting positive change. Its impressive, holistic business strategy, Our Vision 2030, saw it maximise its positive impact on the economy, society, and the natural world.

The panel praised Berkeley as a strong, effective market leader. During the year, it spearheaded numerous complex regeneration projects and delivered hundreds of millions of pounds worth of subsidies to support communities.

Alongside this, its work focused on supporting the natural world, partnering with Natural England and the LGA to deliver a major conference on implementing biodiversity net gain – meeting voluntary biodiversity targets since 2016.

“Clearly, Berkeley are doing a huge amount of positive things,” stated one panellist.

Shortlist: Berkeley Group, Muse, Packaged Living, Peabody


Large Financier of the Year (Over 250 Employees)

24 Large Financier OTY Over 250 Employees Lloyds

Lloyds won on the night

Winner: Lloyds Banking Group

Lloyds operates across the UK housing ecosystem supporting development, access, protection and improvement.

In 2023 the business showed an impressive financial performance and innovation, and ticked off a series of major housing-funding achievements such as helping to bring about the Network Homes/Sovereign Housing merger.

Additionally, Lloyds also did a lot of work around diversity and inclusion and committed to 50% of senior roles being held by women, 13% by BAME colleagues, and to double the number of colleagues with disabilities in senior roles.

Sustainability was also a highlight, with Lloyds a member of Sustainability Reporting Standards for Social Housing, NextGeneration and the UK Green Building Council’s Advancing Net Zero programme.

One judge commented: “A strong submission demonstrating robust financial performance and involvement in some landmark deals. Strong DEI and ESG credentials show their huge commitment to this area.”

Highly commended: Together

Shortlist: Aldermore Bank, Barclays Bank, Investec, Lloyds Banking Group, Together


Later Living Operator of the Year

Sponsored by Beaufort Capital

06 Later Living Operator of the Year Birchgrove

A Birchgrove resident

Winner: Birchgrove

Birchgrove believes that “no matter where we live, we just want to feel at home. And just because we’re now ‘getting on a bit’ that doesn’t mean our home has to become an institution”.

The provider has worked hard to develop a place that “many people can call home” and the judging panel was delighted to see just what was on offer to residents.

Birchgrove offers an innovative rental model for older people looking at moving forward with the next stage in their life and redefining the rental concept as a positive option for older customers.

As one judge noted: “They stand out in the sector by offering the missing link of a rental option, being close to their customers and achieving high occupancy rates. There is a strong understanding of client requirements shown through the commitment to listening, living on-site and continuously improving based on customer feedback.”

Shortlist: Auriens Chelsea, Birchgrove, Rangeford Villages, Retirement Villages Group


Legal/Professional Team of the Year – Residential

09 Legal-Professional Team of the Year Residential Gatley

Gateley was strong in all areas

Winner: Gateley

It was clearly a bumper year for Gateley in 2023 with business growth, the acquisition of RJA Consultants and continued instructions from a diverse range of property businesses, including some top-20 UK housebuilders.

Its specialist residential development team combines the expertise of legal professionals with the technical skills of its consultants to provide a full-service solution for housebuilders and developers.

The judges highlighted a year of “strong growth, financial performance and awards” amid a “choppy market” and, alongside impressive business metrics, flagged “a convincing ESG commitment and carbon neutral achievement plus its social commitments.” Client and team training and use of technology were also notable, with judges also giving kudos for depth of coverage and scope of clients.

As one panellist stated: “Strong in all areas.”

Shortlist: Addleshaw Goddard, Foot Anstey, Forsters, Freeths, Gateley, Gowling WLG, Shoosmiths


Newcomer Award – Residential

20 Newcomer Hyber

Hybr showed great potential

Winner: Hybr

Hannah Chappatte founded curated rental platform Hybr to address the lack of support for first-time renters in the UK, drawing from her experience as a student. Hybr has already secured housing for 25,000+ students, and raised millions in seed funding.

The judges could not fail to be impressed by the initiative, which intends to make life easier for students renting across the country and overcome the sometimes “toxic” landlord/tenant relationship.

The panel was pleased to see how the business has pushed forward and “broken the mould” to develop relationships with 25 leading universities and grown its offering to more than 100,000 rooms.

“The vision and success story are truly inspiring, marking an innovative transformation in the marketplace. The positive financial performance is noteworthy, and the inclusion of evidence supporting students’ mental health is commendable,” said one panellist.

Shortlist: Blocktype, GreenResi, Hybr, ila, KS4 Consulting Services, Odevo, Pension Insurance Corporation (PIC), Singh Fudge, The Land Trust, Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield (Westfield), VervLife


Property Manager of the Year

Sponsored by Masterfix

19 Property Manager of the Year Rendall Rittner

The Rendall & Rittner team

Winner: Rendall & Rittner

Rendall & Rittner manages more than 80,000 residential properties throughout the UK and is regulated by both by RICS and ARMA.

The property manager told a standout story in 2023, backed by significant growth and a commendable focus on system development and client relationships.

The business oversees an impressive portfolio and has achieved ‘Platinum’ Investors in People status, placing it in the top 2% of companies. The firm is also leading on client advice on rules, regulations and building safety, with judges flagging an “impressive story” underpinned by rigorous advice via a series of Broadcasts, fact sheets and advice notes to facilitate compliance.

As one judge commented: “This is a high-quality submission that shows good evidence in terms of areas of focus while managing a significant portfolio, and the business has attained a number of high-quality accreditations.”

Shortlist: Ascend Properties, Complete Prime Residential, Dandara Living, ELM Group, Encore, PLATFORM_, POD Management, Rendall & Rittner


PRS Deal of the Year

14 PRS Deal of the Year Sigma

The vision for The Gateway

Winner: Sigma Capital Group

Sigma’s forward-funding agreement with Kellen Homes to deliver new single-family housing BTR development The Gateway located on Bennett Street in Ardwick, Manchester – delivered by Kellen Homes – took the top-spot for our judging panel.

The former 13-acre Olympic Freight depot will deliver 272 homes and apartments, exclusively to rent from Sigma’s Simple Life Homes BTR brand.

The panel congratulated Sigma on the significant deal, which is set to regenerate a brownfield site and develop a range of new homes that will contribute significantly to helping Manchester meet its new housing targets. The inclusion of public green space and a commitment to communal wellbeing and connectivity was also notable.

One judge highlighted Sigma’s “positive response and detail across criteria”, adding: “This project sets a new gold standard.”

Shortlist: Leaf Living, Legal & General, Long Harbour, Sigma Capital Group


Sales and Lettings Agency of the Year

07 Sales and Lettings Agency JLL Residential

A JLL Residential project

Winner: JLL Residential

JLL Residential won an impressive number of pitches in 2023 as the agent for new-home developers across the capital. The panel couldn’t fail to notice metrics that showed client growth, imposing sales and lettings figures and development of the business’s international capabilities. The provider showed particular success in new homes and international developments – all this amid a market the panel described as “challenging”.

Landmark projects included One Clapham and Thames Quay – two of the fastest-selling developments across London in 2023. Additionally, the business displayed a high level of innovation and ensured it focused on sustainability throughout the period.

One judge highlighted JLL Residential’s “strong financial results and growth, evidencing a meeting of client needs” and noted that the firm “won some considerable mandates”.

Highly commended: North Property Group

Shortlist: Cardigan Bay Properties, JLL Residential, LANSHA, Londonist DMC, North Property Group


Small Developer of the Year (Fewer than 1,000 Units)

Sponsored by Atelier

25 Small Developer OTY Fewer than 1000 Units Capital Centric

Capital & Centric took the prize

Winner: Capital & Centric

Capital & Centric noticeably raised the bar in 2023 and stood out in a very strong category. An epic year saw the developer launch its first BTR scheme and secure funding for its flagship Embassy Village project.

And the firm did not forget its social responsibilities, with a commitment to sustainable homes with a striking design and a focus on regenerating challenging brownfield sites such as Weir Mill in Stockport, which is a grade II-listed building being redeveloped into 253 homes alongside social and commercial space.

The panel acknowledged “transformative schemes” and highlighted a good level of innovation, pointing out that the business offers a fresh housing strategy in less fashionable towns.

One judge added: “I’ve always admired C&C’s approach and personality. They take on and build different projects to most others.”

Highly commended: Pocket Living

Shortlist: Capital & Centric, Essex Housing, JTRE London, Kier Property and Network Rail , Mount Anvil, Pocket Living, Pye Homes, Salboy, Solum, Stanley Land and Homes


Small Financier of the Year (Fewer than 250 Employees)

23 Small Financier OTY Fewer than 250 Employees Precede

Precede impressed the judges

Winner: Precede Capital

Over the past year, Precede Capital has continued to establish itself as a dependable and expert provider of bespoke financing solutions.

In the past 12 months, the firm has extended millions in whole loans to developers, bringing together blue-chip financial institutions to fund significant developments that support the supply of accommodation across the UK. In March, it provided the largest regional BTR financing package completed in the UK.

Thanks to a partnership with QuadReal Property Group, the provider has vastly extended the number of loans it can share with the market. Additionally, it has continued to embed commendable ESG values into its operations and is accredited as a B Corp.

One judge praised Precede for “impressive and strong financial performance and using innovation to obtain additional capital through its partnerships”.

Shortlist: ARA Venn, ASK Partners, Atelier, Beaufort Capital, Cain International, CapitalRise, MSP Capital, OakNorth, Octopus Real Estate, Precede Capital, Silbury Finance


Social Impact Initiative – Residential 

Sponsored by Aldermore

11 Social Impact Initiative Residential Places for people

The Big Sister project in action

Winner: Places for People

Places for People is a social enterprise focused on placemaking, regeneration and development, investment management, property management and leisure. Its Big Sister project was developed to address the health and wellbeing of girls and young women and re-engage them with sport. The organisation teamed up with Women in Sport and the social enterprise Hey Girls to launch the initiative, and its focus was community engagement and leisure.

The judges saw the results as standout and “life-changing”, with 55,509 visits to Places Leisure centres from Big Sister members and more than 3,000 girls accessing membership of the scheme.

One judge noted: “It’s a good example of how a housing organisation can think outside the box and deliver something beyond housing with impressive outcomes and scale achieved to date.”

Shortlist: Close Brothers Property Finance, Get Living, Hadley Property Group, igloo Regeneration and Nationwide, iQ Student Accommodation, London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham, Places for People, Quinn Estates, Regal London, Resonance, The LOWE Group, Wates


Student Accommodation Operator of the Year

Sponsored by Global HSE Group

05 Student Accommodation Operator OTY Scape

 Scape creates real homes for students

Winner: Scape

Described as ‘student living like no other’, Scape prides itself on delivering homes where every resident feels listened to, cared for and supported to truly be themselves.

The provider offers 24/7 support and sets up regular events designed to help the wellbeing of its student residents. From Chinese New Year to Holi, its events programme brings together students from many different backgrounds to foster a sense of belonging.

Additionally, metrics relating to its properties are impressive – it has achieved 100% occupancy across London. Scape has also demonstrated a long term commitment to the sector with investment and expansion activities that include acquisitions.

This, alongside glowing resident testimonials and a positive approach to ESG, meant the judges were delighted to award Scape the trophy.

Shortlist: Abodus Student Living, iQ Student Accommodation, Mansion Student, Scape, Student Cribs, Student Roost, Study Inn, Unite Students, UPP, Yugo


Technology Innovator of the Year

Sponsored by Outpost Management

13 Technology Innovator of the Year Utopi

Technology Innovator of the Year Utopi

Winner: Utopi

Utopi is an ESG technology provider focused on putting itself at the forefront of sustainable communities.

The provider puts complex data, insights and ESG performance directly into the hands of investors, operators and residents to drive better sustainability and social outcomes. Utopi demonstrably enables the residential community to deliver better, greener, more sustainable communities by bridging the gap between ESG data and behavioural change.

During the year, the business demonstrated meaningful growth and showcased a transformative environmental impact, helping residents save thousands of tonnes of carbon through the gamification of real-time energy consumption data.

One panellist remarked: “Great entry and product! They have managed to grow and scale impressively in a short amount of time. The gamification aspect is excellent and helped to engage residents and get them more excited about ESG.”

Shortlist: flatfair, Homes for Students, HomeViews, Lavanda, Locale, Odevo, One Creative, Environments, Parcel SafePlace, Project Ark, Ringley, Spike, Utopi


Property Personality of the Year

Sponsored by BHHS

27 Debra Yudolph

Debra Yudolph

Winner: Debra Yudolph

Debra Yudolph is the founder and CEO of highly-respected, independent consultancy firm SAY Property. She has more than 25 years’ experience as a leading expert in residential property and asset management and has led the way in spaces such as build-to-rent, placemaking, regeneration and industry innovation.

She also launched the ground-breaking ‘Do Some Good’ platform to offer and receive pro bono and voluntary support between charities and the real estate sector to drive social change.

One panellist noted: “Debra has navigated a difficult year maintaining an impeccable standard of performance and offering great advice to her clients while being a great and nurturing leader for her employees.

“Debra has been at the forefront of the residential sector for many years and SAY are seen as market leaders and are one of the truly independent and credible consultants in the market at the moment.”


Resi Awards judging panel

A huge thank you to our expert team of dedicated judges.

  • Guy Ackernley, Residential Director, Urban Splash
  • Lauren Atkins, Managing Director, The Malins Group
  • Timothy Bannister, Director of Property Science Innovation, Rightmove
  • Dan Batterton, Head of Residential, LGIM Real Assets
  • Neil Brearley, Founding Director, Cast
  • Craig Bryant, Director, Full Circle Advisory
  • Laura-Jayne Canneman, Director of Operations, Outpost Management
  • John, Carter, Commercial Director, Aldermore Bank
  • Mark Collins, Executive Director & Chairman of Residential , CBRE
  • Henry Columbine, MD, Communications and Co-Head, Regional Offices , SECNewgate
  • Charlotte Constance, Founder and Managing Director, Conductor
  • Sean Cook, Managing Director, Urban & Regional
  • Steve Cooper, Director, ITTIA Real Estate
  • Jane Crouch, Chief Operating Officer, Fresh
  • Jacqui Daly, Director - Residential Investment Research & Strategy, Savills
  • Richard Donnell, Executive Director, Houseful
  • Susan Freeman, Partner, Mishcon de Reya
  • Jerome Geoghegan, Director, Brantwood Consulting
  • John German, Managing Director, Invesco
  • Chenai Gondo, Chief Operating Officer, Hestia
  • Olivia Harris, Chief Executive, Dolphin Living
  • Simon Hodson, Head of Residential & Living Sustainability – UK Capital Markets, JLL
  • Kimberley Hopkins, Director, Ing
  • Lucy Jones, Chief Operating Officer, Lomond Group
  • Vivienne King, Founder, Impactful Places
  • Andrew Leslau, CEO, RAM
  • Choisanne Man, Partner - Real Estate, Shoosmiths
  • Jason Margrave, Executive Director – Development, Quintain
  • Namita Matkar, Partner, Davitt Jones Bould
  • Rebecca Nutt, Director of Portfolio Management, Atelier Finance
  • Violet Pugh, Senior Manager - Marketing Communications & Content, Metropolitan Thams Valley Housing
  • Tina Qui, Director, PLP Architecture
  • Mark Quigley, Managing Director - UK Real Estate Finance,m Beaufort Capital Management
  • Mark Quinn, Chairman, Quinn Estates & Quinn Homes
  • Arianna Ricciotti, Project Director, British Land
  • Nick Riley, Board Director, Whittam Cox
  • Rebecca Shafran, Director, Alternative Markets – Research, BNP Paribas Real Estate
  • Stephanie Stern , Associate Architect, AFK
  • Thomas Stevenson, Head of Partnerships, JLL Living Land Capital Markets
  • Alistair Wickens, Founder, Director, Goscombe
  • Catherine Williams, Partner, Addleshaw Goddard
  • Freddie Wonnacott, Director, Fund Management, M&G Real Estate
  • Neil Young, Investment Chair, Young Group
  • Debra Yudolph, Founder and CEO, Say Property Consulting