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.
M&G Real Estate
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
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
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
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.
Cushman & Wakefield
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.
Places for People
Sigma Capital Group c/o 'Simple Life' brand
Tipi by Quintain
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.
Places for People
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.
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.
SDL Property Management
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
Kingswood Residential Investment Management
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.
Knight Frank – RAM
Rendall & Rittner
Touchstone, part of Places for People
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
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.
Beauchamp Estates (Mayfair)
Cushman & Wakefield
Rendall & Rittner
Strutt & Parker
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).
Housing Growth Partnership
Ingenious Real Estate
LaSalle Investment Management
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.
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.
Churchill Retirement Living
McCarthy & Stone
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.
Royal London Asset Management
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
Prime Student Living
Fresh Student Living
iQ Student Accommodation
King's College London
The Nido Collection
The Student Housing Company
UPP Residential Services
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.
Strutt & Parker