The best and brightest of the real estate sector have been crowned the winners at the 25th Property Awards.
Over the course of a dazzling two-hour event, the silver anniversary Property Awards recognised leading industry names and businesses including Segro, Bruntwood SciTech and David Sleath for their achievements over the last 12 months.
The evening kicked off with a cocktail making masterclass from the Beyond Food Foundation, which showed the audience how to make a Property Awards purple Midnight Cocktail.
Drinks in hand, the audience were treated to entertainment from legendary impressionist Jon Culshaw, string quartet Siren and mind-reader Alex Crow.
But of course the main event of the night was the awards themselves, and the Covid-19 crisis certainly did not dampen the calibre of the 25th anniversary winners.
Segro won the special silver jubilee awards for its success and progress over the last 25 years, while chief executive David Sleath was named Personality of the Year.
Other winners included HBD which took home the coveted developer of the year award, Investec, which won financier/lender of the year, as well as Noé Group and Places for People, who jointly received the inaugural social impact award.
Bruntwood SciTech was crowned property company of the year with Great Portland Estates as a runner up, while Harri John and Roseanna Lawn won the young personality of the year award for their CREation network.
While the audience wasn’t able to kick of their heels and hit the dancefloor when the awards presentation was over, there was still plenty of cause for celebration after another successful year of the Property Awards.
Property Awards 2020 winners:
Alternatives Team of the Year
Highly commended: Gerald Eve
Deal of the Year
Winner: Oxford University Development, Oxford University and Legal & General
Highly commended: Delancey for the Earl’s Court Development
Industrial Agency Team of the Year
Winner: M1 Agency
Highly commended: Burbage Realty
Investment Agency Team of the Year
Winner: Lewis Ellis LLP
Retail and Leisure Agency Team of the Year
Winner: Metis Real Estate Advisors
Highly commended: GCW
Niche or Regional Agency Team of the Year
Winner: ACRE Capital Real Estate
Highly commended: Vail Williams
Office Agency Team of the Year
Developer of the Year
Highly commended: Wrenbridge Land
Financier/Lender of the Year
Winner: Investec Structured Property Finance
Highly commended: OakNorth Bank
Professional Team of the Year
Winner: Trium Environmental
Highly commended: Knight Frank and Hollis
The Wellbeing Award
Winner: M Moser Associates
Social Impact Award
Winners: One Great Day (Noé Group) and Places for People
Highly commended: Proxy Address
Occupier of the Year
Winner: McDonald’s Restaurants
Property Company of the Year
Winner: Bruntwood SciTech
Highly commended: Great Portland Estates
Entrepreneur of the Year
Winner: Joseph Daniels
Highly commended: General Projects and room 2
Fund Manager of the Year
Winner: Legal & General Investment Management, Real Assets
Highly commended: Henderson Park
PropTech Innovator of the Year
Highly commended: VTS
Newcomer of the Year
Winner: Fabrix Capital
Highly commended: Guild Living
The Placemaking Award
Winner: Manchester Life, Step Places & The Hallé Concerts/Ancoats
Young Personality of the Year
Winners: Harri John and Rosanna Lawn, CREative
Personality of the Year
Winner: David Sleath
Irvine Sellar Award
Winner: Mark Quinn
Hall of Fame
Winners: Helen Gordon and John Burns
Silver Jubilee Award
Highly commended: Workspace Group
And that’s a wrap! We are delighted to have celebrated our quarter-century birthday with you all! 🎉🍸— Property Awards 2020 (@PropertyAwards) November 19, 2020
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