Scarborough group chief Kevin McCabe was last night named Yorkshire and the north east property personality of the year.

At a ceremony attended by more than 400 people at the Royal Armouries in Leeds, Mccabe's son Scott picked up the trophy. McCabe himself was on business in New York.

McCabe was picked by an academy of 120 leading Yorkshire and north east property lights after selling the bulk of his interests to Australian group Valad in summer 2007.

The awards, organised by English Partnerships and Property Week, honoured achievement from July 2007 to July 2008.

Other winners included BAM properties, Lloyds TSB and ING's St Stephen's shopping centre in Hull.

Knight Frank was named investment agency and office agency team of the year.

The winners are:

Developer of the Year
BAM Properties

Newcomer Ash Griffiths Aurora Properties

Financial Partner Lloyds TSB

Regeneration Development St Stephens, Hull ING Real Estate

Consultant of the Year DLA Piper

Commercial Development St Paul’s Place, Sheffield St James Securities & CTP LTD

Sustainability Awards Innovate Green Office, Leeds Innovate Property

Property Personality Kevin McCabe Scarborough Group International

Office Agency Team Knight Frank

Retail/Leisure Agency Team King Sturge LLP

Industrial Agency Team M3 Agency Sheffield

Investment Agency Team Knight Frank