Life changed dramatically for all of us in 2020. It certainly did for the EG Awards. Big plans to deliver the best award ceremony, celebrating the very best in our business, soon became big plans to deliver that same experience – as best we could – virtually. We hope you’ll agree that we did a pretty good job but we are still focused on bringing the EG Awards back to its in real life glory.

2020 was so last year, 2021 is all about new horizons, about looking to the future, about celebrating what matters. About being together.

So EG is proud to be bringing the EG Awards back to the physical stage. And we will be stepping into a bright future. Again we’ll be asking you to dress to impress but to ditch the black tie – unless you really love it – and we will be doing all that we can to make sure we keep our carbon footprint as low as possible.

Just like the last time we all gathered at The Grosvenor House hotel, all printed materials will be on recycled paper, we’ll be providing just as many non-alcoholic beverages as boozy ones, we’ll be asking you to come as you, your own wonderful self, and this year, in an extra step to make sure we are doing our bit to help save this planet, dinner will be vegetarian by default, unless you select the meaty option.

Just like every year, the EG Awards seeks to crown the very best businesses in the UK and beyond. We will be celebrating the advisers, investors and developers that can demonstrate a track record of innovation, long-term thinking and future proofing, and will be lifting up those individuals and companies that are giving back, are putting people first, or who have refused to give up the fight in the most unusual year the world has ever seen. There are a couple of new awards this year too. We’re taking time to celebrate the very best of our cities, the great work that public and private partnerships can deliver and this year’s special award is for that business or individual that found away out of the turmoil brought about by Covid and refreshed and renewed their business.

I, for one, can’t wait to be back in my light-up gold high tops, standing in front of a group of placemakers, changemakers and careermakers, with a big smile on my face as together we celebrate the shining future of real estate.

Samantha McClary, Editor


EG is proud to be raising money this year for Refuge. It believes no one should have to live in fear of violence and abuse. On any given day, Refuge supports more than 7,000 clients, helping them rebuild their lives and overcome many different forms of violence and abuse; for example domestic violence, sexual violence, so-called “honour”-based violence, human trafficking and modern slavery, and female genital mutilation.

Find out more about the EG Awards

Categories & criteria

The EG Awards seeks to crown the very best businesses in the UK and beyond. We will be celebrating the advisers, investors and developers that can demonstrate a track record of innovation, long-term thinking and future proofing.


Find out more about the judges who are part of this year’s EG Awards.

The shortlist

See who has made it on to the list for the most coveted awards in real estate.

Guest list

You’ll be in great company.

EG Awards Partners


If you’re dealing with bricks and mortar, you’ll need a strong partnership with your lender. Anyone can give you a handshake and a loan – but an expert, long-term partner who goes above and beyond to make the deal work? That’s a little harder to find.

Luckily, Aldermore’s commercial mortgage and development finance teams provide bespoke underwriting, flexible terms, development-to-term solutions and award-winning service, meaning you can realise your ambitions from the ground up.


Designed to boost efficiency with its cutting-edge, end-to-end solutions, Arthur is a revolutionary property management software that allows property managers to streamline their processes. 

Through its advanced automation, suite of apps for all stakeholders, integrations with market-leading tools and a plethora of other features, Arthur saves property managers valuable time and money, allowing them to grow their business and portfolio.

Launched in 2015, Arthur is committed to providing its clients with the highest quality services and solutions via the introduction of innovative features and updates such as the groundbreaking Covid and Vulnerability profiles.

BAME In Property

Launched in December 2017, BAME in Property is an organisation for BAME (Black, Asian and Minority Ethnicities) and non-BAME professionals who are passionate about increasing ethnic diversity in the property and planning sectors.

BAME in Property’s aim is to support talented people of all backgrounds, encourage upcoming generations to venture into fulfilling careers, and inspire businesses to create a wave of positive change.

Through our work and advocacy, we aspire to make the industry more attractive to talented professionals from diverse backgrounds.


Built-ID is a fast-growing leader in the proptech market whose purpose is to build trust and better places. We want to empower communities that have been excluded from decisions that shape their local surroundings in a more meaningful, demonstrable way than ever before.

From its launch, the award-winning community engagement platform Give My View has been allowing communities to engage with projects in a fun, quick and easy way, while simultaneously making it easy for decision-makers to act on the data-driven insights provided to ensure their voices are heard.


Recognised as one of the most innovative legal businesses, our real estate sector group is no different. We seamlessly integrate partner-led expertise with the latest in our market-leading technology to provide our clients with critical commercial edge.

Our global real estate team comprises lawyers with instrinsic local knowledge and sector-specific experience. In recent years, we have been involved in some of the largest and most complex real estate deals for both the public and private sectors.


Established in 2006, essensys is the world’s leading provider of software-as-a-service and technology to the flexible real estate industry. We empower ambitious workspace providers to meet the growing demand for flexible workspace solutions.

Our secure, all-in-one platform delivers digital infrastructure, effective space setup, seamless operations, and mobile-first occupier interactions. It enables friction-free in-building experiences, instant control over processes, technology, and occupier services, as well as clear visibility into space and service utilisation.


Hollis is a leading international, independent real estate consultancy. We work with owners, occupiers, developers and funders, across both private and public sectors, to help them get more out of their real estate, at every stage of the property lifecycle.

We’re a multi-skilled team of surveyors, engineers, technical specialists, consultants and project managers operating across the UK, Ireland and mainland Europe.

We are committed to delivering and maintaining a sustainable built environment and are recognised specialists in due diligence surveys, dilapidations, measured surveys, project management, cost management, party walls, rights of light, M&E and environment, energy and sustainability.


The world’s leading commercial real estate firms count on HqO to help them deliver a state-of-the-art tenant experience within their properties. Active in more than 150m sq ft in eight countries, HqO is known for its tenant experience platform comprised of an award-winning tenant app, analytics suite and partner marketplace. Our solutions put experiences and a sense of community directly into the tenants’ hands while helping property owners uncover insights and take intelligent action to differentiate their assets.

Knight Frank

Knight Frank is the leading independent global property consultancy. Headquartered in London, Knight Frank has more than 20,000 people operating from 488 offices across 57 territories. The group advises clients ranging from individual owners and buyers to major developers, investors and corporate tenants.

Octopus Real Estate

Octopus Real Estate, part of the certified B Corp Octopus Group, is a leading specialist real estate investor, with more than £2bn in alternative real estate assets and alternative secured lending. We put the customer at the heart of everything we do, taking the friction out of real estate transactions. Our team is specialist, multi-disciplined, combining lending, investment, development, operational and healthcare expertise. This unique combination gives us deep market insight and the ability to be agile in an increasingly uncertain world, solving problems and delivering genuine value for our clients

Real Estate Balance

Real Estate Balance is a membership organisation working to improve diversity and inclusion in property. We’re passionate about creating equal opportunities and inclusive environments for people from all backgrounds.

We work at all levels of the property industry, offering a range of programmes, campaigns and events that help leaders accelerate progress on diversity, support middle managers to create inclusive workplace cultures, and empower the next generation of leaders to unlock their potential and thrive.

Our members are united by a vision of an industry that’s fairer, better-balanced and more equitable for everyone.


Savills is a leading multi-sector global property adviser with an international network of more than 38,000 professionals across over 600 offices and associates throughout UK, Europe, Middle East, Africa, Asia Pacific and the Americas. We know that real estate decisions depend on accurate insight. With a strong client focus, commitment to our people, and unrivalled market insight and expertise, we will provide you with the highest-quality advice and competitive advantage to help you make well informed, insightful decisions. Commercial, residential or rural; local, national or global, we have more than 160 years of history to help with your future.


With 13 locations and one of the largest real estate legal practices in the UK, Shoosmiths offers national expertise with local insight. Located in or near to all the UK’s major commerce hubs, our network of offices gives us a deep understanding of what makes our cities tick, informed by what we see on the ground from day-to-day. Our highly skilled national teams work with funders, investors, developers, occupiers and public sector organisations to deliver transformational real estate schemes across our cities and regions that have the power to create, serve and enhance communities.

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Buzzacott is a top 20 UK accountancy and business advisory firm. Our real estate team provides audit, assurance and tax advice to businesses operating across the whole real estate spectrum, including partnerships and property funds, and corporates that either own or occupy real estate or operate in the sector.

Whether you’re dealing with changes in tax law and government regulations, or managing market risks, our sector experts know the issues you face and have the experience to deliver the solutions you need. With over 450 staff based in the City of London, we have the expertise expected from a large firm delivered in a relationship-focused way you might expect from a small firm.

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