Sir John Ritblat was named Property Personality of the Year at the 2007 Property Awards in London last night.

Ritblat, who stepped down as British Land chairman at the end of 2006 and who is now working with his son Jamie at Delancey, was the overwhelming choice of the 250-strong Property Awards Academy that made the award.

His award capped a glittering evening at the Grosvenor House Hotel attended by 1,800 people and hosted by TV’s biggest star, Jonathan Ross.

Land Securities, having led the UK quoted property sector to REIT status, was named property company and developer of the year.

Other big winners were Derwent London, CPC Group (the Candy brothers’ development arm) and Invista.

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Full list of winners:

Office agency team of the year

Sponsor: CoStar Group

Winner: Knight Frank

Retail agency team of the year

Sponsor: Capital & Regional

Winner: Briant Champion Long

Industrial agency team of the year

Sponsor: Brixton

Winner: Lambert Smith Hampton

Professional agency team of the year

Sponsor: Estate Computer Systems

Winner: CB Richard Ellis

Investment agency team of the year

Sponsor: Nationwide

Winner: King Sturge

Innovation of the year

Sponsor: Strutt & Parker

Winner: REITA

Occupier of the year

Sponsor: SEGRO

Winner: Marks & Spencer

Property newcomer of the year

Sponsor: Helical Bar

Winner: David Reuben Jnr, River investment Group

Up & coming property firm

Sponsor: Anglo Irish

Winner: Brockton Capital

Residential developer of the year

Sponsor: Fairview New Homes

Winner: CPC Group

Regeneration award

Sponsor: HSBC

Winner: Argent

Developer of the year

Sponsor: Savills

Winner: Land Securities

International property achievement award

Sponsor: Grosvenor

Winner: London & Regional

Property fund manager

Sponsor: CMS Cameron McKenna


Deal of the year

Sponsor: Bank of Scotland

Winner: Derwent London - Derwent Valley/LMS

Funding partner of the year

Sponsor: Henderson

Winner: HBOS

UK Property entrepreneur

Sponsor: Heath Lambert Group

Winner: Mark Glatman - Abstract Securities

Property company of the year

Sponsor: Barclays Capital

Winner: Land Securities

Property personality of the year

Sponsor: SJ Berwin

Winner: Sir John Ritblat - Delancey