2018 Shortlist

We are delighted to announce this year's shortlisted companies.


Asset Manager of the Year 

This award is for the company deemed to have managed its residential assets best. It was open to firms with large property portfolios (freehold or leasehold) in the UK, working independently or alongside a residential property management team. 


Grainger

Kexgill Group

M&G Real Estate

Mainstay Group

PLATFORM_

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Deal of the Year

Which developer, agent, investor or funder pulled off the best residential property deal of 2017 in the UK? The emphasis here is on best, not biggest – and corporate deals as well as investment, development and lettings deals were eligible. What we’re looking for is a deal that really stood out from the crowd for some reason. Maybe it was the first of its kind in the sector. Maybe it was the most innovative or audacious. Or maybe it reaped surprisingly strong financial rewards. 


CBRE, for helping R&F to build a London portfolio 

Homes England, for Winerack, Ipswich

ICG-Longbow, for York Place, Battersea

iQ Student Accommodation, for its acquisition of Pure Student Living

JLL, for Project (Year of the) Rooster 2017

Legal & General Capital, for its acquisition of Renaissance Villages (RV)

PLATFORM_, for the PLATFORM_ and Invesco joint venture 

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Development of the Year

This award is for a development project that was completed or launched in 2017. We are looking for a scheme with innovative features that gives it the edge over competitors, as well as a commitment to a top-quality design and fresh approach to marketing.


Acorn Property Group, Brandon Yard (in partnership with Galliard Homes)

Ballymore and Oxley, Royal Wharf

Barratt London, Lombard Wharf

Blueprint, Trent Basin

Countryside, Feature17

Grainger, Argo Apartments

Make Architects, Rathbone Square

Mount Anvil and FABRICA by A2Dominion, Queens Wharf

Network Homes, Kilburn Quarter

PH Property Holdings, Alderley Park

Flanagan Lawrence & Quintain, Alto Development London

Slough Urban Renewal (SUR), Milestone 

Telford Homes, Bermondsey Works

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International Sales Agency of the Year

We’re not just looking for an agency that have churned out an impressive deal volume here. In addition to hard and fast sales data, we also want to recognise an agency that has put in place innovative ideas and marketing plans for their clients and in doing so have delivered the best value.


Accord Estates

CBRE

Cushman & Wakefield

JLL

Knight Frank

Savills



Landlord of the Year (privately owned)

This category was open to all landlords with privately-owned property, and so we expected competition to be fierce. Companies needed to demonstrate how their approach to property management has driven impressive tenant retention rates and strong financial performance in the past year. 


Fizzy Enterprises

Get Living

Grainger 

Kexgill Group

Places for People

Sigma Capital Group c/o 'Simple Life' brand

Tipi by Quintain

Windsor Properties

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Landlord of the Year (registered social)

This award was open to all landlords with registered social-owned property, providing housing across the spectrum from social, affordable and private rent, shares ownership and private sale to homes for students, older and vulnerable residents and housing associations. 


Dolphin Living 

Home Group

Places for People

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Large Developer of the Year

We’re looking for a developer that has really moved the dial in the past year. They may have either developed a landmark scheme, significantly increased their development pipeline or pioneered new techniques, management systems or forms of funding. 


Avant Homes

Ballymore

Berkeley Group

Countryside Properties

Hill

Home Group

Linden Homes

Telford Homes

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Letting Agency of the Year

We are looking to recognise top-notch agencies that can demonstrate an outstanding lettings record in 2017, while offering unrivalled consultancy services and helping to give the sector a good name. 


CBRE

Chestertons

Knight Frank

SDL Property Management 

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Newcomer of the Year

The winner will be able to point to landmark deals, major growth, financial innovation or something that helps them stand out in a crowded marketplace. 


Apache Capital Partners

CapitalRise

Home Made

Kingswood Residential Investment Management 

Oakmont Homes

Octane Capital

PLATFORM_

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Property Manager of the Year

This award is for organisations that have developed effective property management strategies and customer service initiatives that benefit both tenants and landlords. 


Burlington Estates

FirstPort

Fizzy Enterprises

Knight Frank – RAM 

Mainstay Group

Realty Management

Rendall & Rittner

Ringley Group

Savills

The Collective 

Touchstone, part of Places for People

Warwick Estates




PRS Deal of the Year

Who pulled off the best deal in the PRS sector in the UK in 2017? The emphasis here is on best, not biggest — and investment, development and lettings deals all qualify. We’re looking to recognise a deal that really stood out from the crowd in this emerging part of the sector. Maybe it was the first of its kind in the PRS sector. Maybe it was the most innovative or audacious. Or maybe it reaped surprisingly strong financial rewards. 


Atlas Residential & IP Investment Management for its acquisition of a site at MediaCityUK, Manchester 

CBRE for advising Cortland Partners on its entry into the UK 

Durkan for securing funding for the Britannia music site 

Moda for Fountainbridge, Edinburgh

PLATFORM_ for its JV with Invesco 

Royal London Asset Management for redevelopment of 25 Wilton Road

Sigma Capital Group and Homes England for the IPO of The PRS REIT

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Residential Consultancy Practice of the Year

This category isn’t just about transactions – it’s about the quality of the consultancy advice practices offer clients. Shortlisted candidates will have displayed unparalleled market knowledge and a strong track record of delivering first rate consultancy services both in the area of sales and/or development land. 


Arcadis 

Beauchamp Estates (Mayfair)

CBRE

Conductor

Cushman & Wakefield

INHOUS 

JLL

Knight Frank

Rendall & Rittner

Savills

Strutt & Parker

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Residential Financier of the Year

This award is for the company deemed to have carried out the best residential finance deals of 2017. We will be rewarding the banks, investment houses and other property finance specialists who fund the key players in the UK residential property market (national house builders, institutional and residential landlords, developers and student accommodation providers).


CapitalRise

Homes England

Housing Growth Partnership

ICG-Longbow

Ingenious Real Estate

Investec Bank

LaSalle Investment Management 

LendInvest

NatWest

OakNorth

Octopus Property

Zorin Finance

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Residential Investment Agency

In this category we’re not searching for the agency that’s pulled off the biggest residential deal of the year – we’re looking for the team that gets deals across the line week in week out. We want to reward an agency who is innovative, fearless and audacious. 


JLL

Knight Frank                                                                                                                                                                                                               



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Retirement Living Operator of the Year

This category acknowledges the achievements of companies in the burgeoning retirement living sector. Modern day retirement living operators are creating schemes that are of such a high spec that they rival the finish offered by some boutique hotel group operators. As well as creating schemes that are aesthetically pleasing, they’re also implementing intelligent design principles to make accommodation that’s more adaptable and flexible to meet the growing needs of people as they age. 


Audley Group

Churchill Retirement Living

LifeCare Residences

McCarthy & Stone

PegasusLife

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Small Developer of the Year (fewer than 1000 units)

Size isn’t everything, and we’re looking for a developer who proved that this is the case over the last year. We want to  recognise a niche or up-and-coming developer that has punched above its weight with a flagship scheme; can show significant growth in its pipeline; or has pioneered systems and approaches that bigger rivals cannot match. 


Braidwater

Generator Group

Glenbrook

HUB

Larkfleet Homes

Linton Group

Luxor Group

Moda

Mount Anvil 

PLATFORM_

Royal London Asset Management

The Collective 

Urban Splash

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Student Accommodation Operator of the Year

This award is for a company that stands out in the UK’s crowded student accommodation sector and has really moved the dial in the last year. Some have major investments in the sector, others have seen major growth in their portfolio. 


CODE Student Accommodation

Collegiate

CRM Students

Crosslane

Prime Student Living 

Fresh Student Living

iQ Student Accommodation

Kexgill Group

King's College London

The Nido Collection

The Student Housing Company

UPP Residential Services 



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UK Sales Agency of the Year

We’re not just looking for agencies that have churned out impressive deal volumes here. In addition to hard and fast sales data, we also want to recognise those agencies that have put in place innovative ideas and marketing plans for their clients and in doing so have delivered the best value.


CBRE

Chestertons

Knight Frank 

Savills (UK)

Strutt & Parker

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