Shortlist

After an intense two days of deliberation in an air-conditioned and perfectly catered meeting room, kindly hosted by Avison Young, and weeks of poring over reams of submissions, 35 judges from across the industry have decided on who should be battling it out to step up on stage at the Grosvenor House this October to collect a coveted EG Award.

UK Adviser Award, partnered by DWF

This year’s finalists are proven market leaders, adapting to challenges brought about by the pandemic to ensure their business remained successful. Congratulations.

  • Gerald Eve
  • Hollis
  • Knight Frank
  • Savills

Global Adviser Award

These multi-geographical global advisers have shown the judges how to successfully understand their market and adapt to challenges of the past year. Congratulations to them.

  • Altus Group
  • Knight Frank
  • Savills

UK Company Award, partnered by Savills

This year’s UK Company Award finalists are proven market leaders, adapting to challenges brought about by the pandemic to ensure their business remained successful. Congratulations to the finalists.

  • Derwent London
  • Grainger
  • Great Portland Estates
  • Legal & General Investment Management
  • M7 Real Estate
  • Patron Capital
  • SEGRO

Global Company Award, partnered by Knight Frank

These multi-geographical global companies have shown the judges how to successfully understand their market and adapt to challenges of the past year. Congratulations to them

  • AXA IM Alts
  • Blackstone
  • M7 Real Estate
  • Oxford Properties

Legal Team Award

Those on the legal team shortlist have all demonstrated outstanding advice on major transformative deals, leading the way in providing valuable service to clients. Congrats to them.

  • Addleshaw Goddard
  • Birketts
  • Brabners
  • CMS
  • Davitt Jones Bould
  • Goodwin Procter
  • Hogan Lovells

BTR Specialist Award, partnered by Arthur

These specialists are executing on long-term strategies, meeting the needs of future generations, and providing solutions to housing, societal and environmental issues. A very worthy list.

  • Hestia by Federated Hermes International
  • Get Living
  • Grainger
  • Greystar
  • Long Harbour

Industrial & Logistics Specialist Award, partnered by Yardi

Judges were particularly focused on financial and operational excellence in this category and these market leaders did not disappoint! Congrats to the finalists.

  • AEW
  • Chancerygate
  • Mileway
  • Oxford Properties & M7 Real Estate
  • SEGRO
  • Trebor Developments
  • Wrenbridge Land

Alternatives Specialist Award

From healthcare to retirement, judges were looking for businesses that remained successful or even outperformed during the pandemic. Congrats to the finalists.

  • JLL Life Sciences
  • Kexgill Group
  • Knight Frank
  • McCarthy Stone
  • Octopus Real Estate

Best Workspace Award, partnered by HqO

In a year where workplaces have shifted from office to home, these finalists have adapted to meet the needs of a largely absent force, enabling workers to continue to operate as if they were in the office. Congrats to them all.

  • Ashby Capital and U+I – The Future Works, Slough
  • General Projects – Expressway, London
  • Max Barney – Containerville
  • TOG (The Office Group) – Douglas House, London
  • U+I – Plus X Brighton
  • x+why – People’s Mission Hall, London

Rising Star Award, partnered by Octopus Real Estate

Digital disruptors, outstanding dealmakers, entrepreneurs and more. These individuals are making real impact in the industry right now. Congrats to the Rising Stars of 2021…

  • Sumedha Goenka, principal, Blackstone
  • Gwyn Jones, chief executive, Castle Green Homes
  • Martin Prince-Parrott RIBA FRSA, development manager, Cordia Blackswan
  • Christopher Jones, partner, Cushman & Wakefield
  • Jessica Ogden, operations director, JLL
  • Ed Ellerington, founder and managing director, Packaged Living
  • Grace Oyesoro, operations manager, Quintain Living
  • Polly Simpson, director, Savills
  • Sophie Jack, senior associate, Shoosmiths
  • Stephanie O’Neill, partner, Wilks Head & Eve

Sustainability Award, partnered by essensys

To merely be active in sustainability is no longer enough. The judges were looking for trendsetters, for those teams showing measurable impact of their efforts. And these businesses are doing just that. Congrats to the shortlist!

  • Aviva Investors
  • Berkeley Group
  • British Land
  • Bruntwood Works
  • FORE Partnership
  • Nuveen Real Estate
  • Oxford Properties
  • Savills
  • x+why

Social Impact Award

One of EG’s most sought-after awards, the judges were looking for evidence of real lasting societal impact in the entries. These finalists are working on pioneering ideas and approaches that stand the test of time. Congrats to them!

  • Assura
  • Battersea Power Station
  • CBRE Global Investors
  • Cheyne Capital
  • JLL
  • The Land Collective

Employer Award

A great employer leads from the front. Judges looked for business champions of sustainability, diversity, inclusivity, and those going the extra mile for their staff. These finalists are doing just that!

  • British Land
  • Knight Frank
  • Locale
  • Patron Capital
  • Savills
  • VTS

Future of Real Estate Award, partnered by Aldermore

From tech development to modern methods of construction, this award celebrates those doing more than ensuring their own success. The finalists are creating a solid future for the success of real estate.

  • Blenheim Estate Homes
  • Built-ID
  • Smart Spaces
  • IMMO Capital
  • House by Urban Splash
  • VU.CITY
  • WiredScore

Public/Private Partnership Award

A new award for 2021, EG is celebrating partnerships between the public and private sector that are delivering solutions through real estate. Judges were looking for innovation and solution-solving. Congrats to our first ever finalists.

  • Blenheim Estate Homes and West Oxfordshire District Council
  • Bruntwood Works and Trafford Council
  • The English Cities Fund – a joint venture between Homes England, Legal & General and Muse Developments
  • U+I, Manchester City Council, Transport for Greater Manchester and LCR
  • Wrenbridge Land Ltd, Harlow District Council & Vinci Developments Ltd

City of the Year Award, partnered by Shoosmiths

Another new awards for 2021, we’re celebrating the UK’s cities and the work they’re doing to create liveable, successful places. Judges looked for cities that have come together with real estate to create places for a sustainable future. Congrats to the shortlist.

  • Belfast (Belfast City Council)
  • Glasgow (Glasgow City Council and Invest Glasgow)
  • Cardiff (Cardiff Council and Invest in Cardiff)
  • Newcastle (Invest Newcastle)
  • Liverpool (Marketing Liverpool)
  • Sheffield (Sheffield City Council & the Sheffield Property Association)

The Renewal Award

This is EG’s special award for 2021 seeking to celebrate those businesses that had to pivot, reinvent or reimagine their businesses in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. Judges were especially keen to showcase those firms that could demonstrate how changes have renewed and refreshed their business, secured income or new investment, or enabled the business to continue to develop.

  • Arthur
  • Grayling
  • Kexgill Group
  • The Lorenz Consultancy
  • Savills
  • Shaftesbury
  • Sheffield City Council and the Sheffield Property Association

London Deal Award, partnered by Hollis

The property industry continues to thrive on deals: eye-catching transactions that deliver results. Judges looked for evidence of innovation and high returns. Congrats to the London Deal shortlist.

  • Aviva Investors – Aviva Investors £100m investment in Bermondsey Yard, SE1
  • AXA IM Alts – Dolphin Square, SW1
  • Henderson Park – £255m sale of Athene Place, EC4
  • Hines – £380m sale of The Cabot in Canary Wharf to Link REIT
  • Muse Developments and Get Living – £252m forward funding deal at Lewisham Gateway
  • Realstar – £600m Project Harmony acquisition
  • Rothschild & Co and CapCo – Acquisition of a 26.3% stake in Shaftesbury for £436m
  • Tritax Big Box (TBBR) & Bericote Properties – 2.3m sq ft Powerhouse development in Dartford, pre-let to Amazon on a 20-year term

Regional Deal Award

The property industry continues to thrive on deals: eye-catching transactions that deliver results. Judges looked for evidence of innovation and high returns. Congrats to the Regional Deal shortlist.

  • Blackstone – Acquisition of Bourne Leisure
  • Colliers – Relocation of Deloitte to WeWork, Hanover Building, Manchester
  • Grainger – £200m of regional investment in Birmingham, Bristol and Nottingham
  • Greystar – £291m acquisition of five PBSA assets in Bristol, Coventry, Glasgow and London
  • heylo’s Home Reach & Vistry’s partnership to deliver 1,000 shared-ownership homes across England
  • Muse Developments – £130m forward-funding deal with Pension Insurance Corporation for its New Victoria scheme, Manchester
  • Wrenbridge Land & Fiera Real Estate – Sale of Hawkers Yard, Ruislip
  • Wrenbridge Land – Leasing of the 125,000 sq ft Arc in North Aylesford, Kent

Outstanding Individual Award

EG seeks to celebrate an individual in the built environment who has had an outstanding impact on the sector. We’ll be looking for an individual who has created amazing places, been involved in some of the most transformative deals or created real change across the industry. This could be a lifetime of work or an individual who has burst on to the scene but has already made a huge impact. The winner will be announced at the awards ceremony on 28 October.

EG Tech Award

The EG Tech Award was not open for submissions – businesses wanting the opportunity to win this coveted award entered EG’s Tech Awards. All winners from the EG Tech Awards are automatically shortlisted for this award. The winner will be announced at the awards ceremony on 28 October.

  • AXA IM Alts
  • Blend Network
  • Built-ID
  • Lee Butz, District Technologies
  • Converge
  • Desana
  • Brad Greiwe & Brendan Wallace, Fifth Wall
  • HomeLINK
  • Sharon Jenkins, CMS
  • Node
  • OakNorth Bank
  • OpenSpace
  • Simmons & Simmons
  • Smart Spaces
  • UnderTheDoormat
  • VU.CITY