UK Adviser Award
This category is for all UK real estate advisory businesses that have at least eight administrative offices around the UK and an annual turnover in excess of £40m. Judges will be looking for businesses that can prove they have been market leaders during the period under review and have adapted to the challenges brought about by the pandemic to ensure that their business has remained successful.
- Knight Frank
Global Adviser Award
partnered by Landsec
This category is open to all real estate advisers that have fee-earning subsidiaries on at least three continents. Judges will be looking for businesses that can prove they have been market leaders during the period under review across numerous geographies and have adapted to the challenges brought about by the pandemic to ensure their business has remained successful globally. This year in particular, judges will be looking for evidence of how your business has learnt lessons from each of its geographies to better understand, and therefore react to, the pandemic.
- Knight Frank
- Longevity Partners
UK Company Award
partnered by Savills
This category is open all UK businesses operating in the real estate sphere. It is not sector-specific and invites entries from all businesses that are not considered advisory or legal (we encourage those firms to enter UK Adviser and/or Legal Team). To be eligible for this category, entrants must be UK registered and have an annual turnover in excess of £40m. Judges will be looking for companies that can prove they have been market leaders throughout the period under review and have adapted to challenges to ensure their business has remained successful.
- Battersea Power Station Development
- Native Land
- Unite Students
Global Company Award
partnered by Knight Frank
This category is open to businesses operating in the real estate sphere that have a footprint in the UK and beyond. It is not sector specific and invites entries from all businesses that are not considered advisory or legal (we encourage those firms to enter Global Adviser and/or Legal Team). Judges will be looking for companies that can prove they have been market leaders across numerous geographies throughout the period under review and have adapted to challenges to ensure their business has remained successful.
- AXA IM Alts
- Oxford Properties
Legal Team Award
partnered by Real Estate Balance
This category is open to real estate legal teams working on planning, transactions, investment, financing, development and construction, as well as in environment and regeneration. In particular, judges will be looking for firms that can demonstrate outstanding advice on major transformative deals; and those that can demonstrate a commitment to championing core values such as diversity, inclusivity and sustainability in their working practices.
- Addleshaw Goddard
- CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP
- Gowling WLG
- Hogan Lovells International LLP
BTR Specialist Award
partnered by Utopi
This award is open to developers, investors, operators and managers of purpose-built rented residential assets that have been active during the awards year. Investors that are executing on long-terms strategies to deliver homes to the market, operators that are delivering schemes that meet the needs of current and future generations and innovators that are providing new solutions that seek to solve not only housing issues, but societal and environmental issues are all invited to enter this category. Entrants should be able to prove they have been a market leader during the year under review and have adapted to marketplace challenges to ensure their business or business unit has remained successful – or outperformed.
- Get Living
- Leaf Living
- Legal & General Investment Management
- M&G Investments
- Moda Living
- Watkin Jones Group
Industrial & Logistics Specialist Award
partnered by Gowling WLG
This award is open to advisers, operators, investors and developers that have been active in the industrial and logistics sector during the awards year. Judges will be particularly focused on operational excellence, clear evidence of strong financials or market share and innovation within the business operation. Entrants to this category should be able to prove they have been a market leader during the year under review and have adapted to marketplace challenges to ensure their business or business unit has remained successful – or outperformed. Entries should clearly demonstrate strong financial performance, show key indicators of success and provide information on transformational deals or instructions during the review period. A strong story as to how and why your business has succeeded during the year under review, with evidence of key achievements and execution of strategy, will help judges selected the very best in the industrial and logistics sector for this award.
- Firethorn Trust
- Sixpenny Group
- St Modwen Logistics
- Trebor Developments
- Tritax Big Box REIT
Alternatives Specialist Award
This award is open to advisers (businesses and teams) and property companies operating in the alternatives sector. EG will be looking for entries from those active in the hotel, healthcare, student, retirement and data centre sectors. Entrants to this category should be able to prove they have been a market leader during the year under review and have adapted to the challenges or seized upon the marketplace opportunities to ensure their business or business unit has remained successful – or outperformed. Entries should clearly demonstrate strong financial performance, show key indicators of success and provide information on transformational deals or instructions during the review period.
- Gerald Eve
- The Coffer Group
Best Workspace Award
partnered by East On Commercial Interiors
This award is open to advisers, occupiers, architects, designers and landlords that can provide solid evidence they have enabled the creation of the most functional and productive workplace in the UK. In a period where our view of the workplace has shifted momentously, judges will be keen to see evidence of how office space has been adapted to meet the needs of more flexible workforce. Examples of how owners or operators have enabled workers to continue to operate in a hybrid function should be highlighted in any submission as should examples where owners, developers or advisers that can show activity during what has been a shifting period for workplaces. Entrants should be able to prove they have been a market leader during the year under review and have adapted to the challenges in the marketplace to ensure their business or business unit has remained successful – or outperformed.
- Derwent – Soho Place
- Gensler – Barclays Glasgow Campus
- Milton Park – Bee House
- Native Land – Arbor, Bankside Yards
- Related Argent – 4 Stable Street, King’s Cross
Public/Private Partnership Award
This award seeks to celebrate partnerships between the public and private sector that are delivering solutions through real estate. Judges looked for evidence of financial success and for partnerships providing solutions to societal and environmental issues.
- Bruntwood SciTech, Liverpool City Council, Liverpool John Moores University, University of Liverpool for Sciontec
- Marketing Derby, Clowes Developments, Derby City Council, University of Derby and Lathams Architects
- Genr8 Kajima Regeneration and Newcastle University for the Health Innovation Neighbourhood
- Landsec U+I, Manchester City Council, Transport for Greater Manchester, LCR Property
- Legal & General and Sunderland City Council, plus development manager Landid for the regeneration of the seaside town
- Related Argent and Barnet Council for Brent Cross Town
People, place & purpose categories
Rising Star Award
Entrants can be traditionally trained or come from a non-property background, as long as they are making an impact on the industry right now. This award is open to everyone. Whether you are a digital disruptor, the outstanding up-and-coming dealmaker in your team, an entrepreneur or the next big thing in the agency world, we want you to enter this award and join our growing alumni of real estate’s future leaders.
Anyone shortlisted for this award will automatically become one of our 2023 Rising Stars and will be featured in EG magazine alongside some of their brightest peers.
This category is also open for nominations. Nominations should include a submission no longer than 500 words or a link to a two-minute video as to why you are nominating this individual for EG’s 2023 Rising Stars, with key examples of the impact they are already having on the industry.
This award is open to all companies active in the built environment, including agents, developers, investors and architects. Judges will be looking for clear, quantitative examples of improvements being taken by your business, through your business practices and, if relevant, across your portfolio, to improve sustainability. This should include measures being taken to reduce carbon emissions, energy use, waste, etc.
- CUBE competition
- Amro Partners
- Lamington Group
- Orchard Street Investment Management
- Oxford Properties
- Tritax Group
Social Impact Award
partnered by Hollis
This award is open to all companies active in the built environment, including agents, developers, investors, lawyers, architects, local authorities and industry bodies. Judges will be looking for evidence of businesses using their position and status to deliver a positive impact on society. This should include examples of working with communities to tackle societal issues such as modern-day slavery and homelessness, creating opportunities for growth and learning within local communities and establishing initiatives that recognise, measure and value the importance of people and communities. Achieving social impact could come through partnership, investment, pro-bono work or employee-led initiatives. Pioneering ideas and approaches that can be replicated and scaled to increase social impact will be particularly powerful in judges’ deliberations.
- Berkeley Group
- British Land
- LandAid Tech Network
- Patron Capital
- Places for People
- Quinn Estates
- Regal London
- The Land Collective CIC
partnered by Gapsquare
This award is open to all employers active in the built environment, from advisory practices to developers and investors, asset and fund managers and relevant public sector bodies. It seeks to celebrate businesses that both get the basics right and go the extra mile for their staff. Judges will be looking for evidence of strong leadership, innovation and commitment to employee development.
- Derwent London
- Gerald Eve
- Mount Anvil
- Trident Building Consultancy
Future of Real Estate Award
partnered by Aldermore
This award celebrates the individuals, the companies and the products that are doing more than ensuring their own success. The category is for those that are creating a solid future for the success of the real estate sector. Judges will be looking for clear evidence of business or individuals that are utilising new technologies, new methods or new ways of thinking or approaching business to deliver a real estate proposition for the future. A solid business plan with outlined indicators of success will enable judges to properly and effectively identify the future winners in the business of real estate. From developments in tech to the shifting nature of the built environment, from the race to embrace modern methods of construction to new ways to persuade the public how the industry can be a force for positive change.
- General Projects
- Spike Global
- University Quarter (The Green Room Project)
- Vertical Meadow
City of the Year Award
partnered by NLA
The City of the Year Award seeks to celebrate the UK’s cities and the work they are doing to create liveable, successful places. Judges will be looking for clear evidence of successful implementation of measures to create liveable and successful cities. Submissions should include examples of how cities have come together with the built environment to create places for a sustainable future. Key examples of solutions that have enabled your city to not just survive but thrive, creating homes to allow all people to live safely and happily, an economy that allows businesses to grow and develop and spaces that allow the planet to thrive, should be included in your submission. Showcasing work that is creating cities protected from environmental and societal crises, highlighting strong leadership and key actions that have enabled cities to grow, attract investment and deliver on the need for equality will help judges select EG’s City of the Year. Shortlisted cities will be featured in a special Leading Cities interview in EG.
Outstanding Individual Award
This award is open for nominations as well as submissions and seeks to celebrate an individual in the built environment who has had an outstanding impact on the sector. EG will 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. All nominations or submissions for this award should include a 500-word testimonial highlighting the key achievements of this individual and what their impact on the industry has been.
Inclusive Design Award
partnered by Landaid
Born out of our Future Leaders event, this is an award for any project, spanning any sector, that has been completed in the period under review where the entrant can demonstrate that inclusiveness was at the heart of the design and that the project is accessible and functional to any person. While this award is primarily focused on physical disability, judges will also be looking for neurodivergent-friendly design and that the process has been inclusive in the widest sense of the word.
- Proudlock Associates – Nourish Hub
- Regal London – Grace House
London Deal Award
partnered by Regal London
With Brexit, Covid, then Trussonomics, it could have been a light year for London deals, but when times get tough London real estate remains hot property, as our shortlist shows. Judges focused on innovation and high returns as well as deals that showcased London’s standing as a global city
- DIA, Greystar completes on the largest residential-led land deal landmark BTR scheme in Bermondsey
- Aviva securing 1 Liverpool Street and 101 Moorgate, advised by Knight Frank
- Audley Property & CO—RE, for Blackstone’s European headquarters at Lansdowne House, W1
- Precede Capital for £772m financing package for the One Nine Elms development
- GPE with Clifford Chance for 321,100 sq ft of office space at 2 Aldermanbury Square
Regional Deal Award
The property industry continues to thrive on deals. Judges singled out deals those could not only show high returns but were innovative and brought life back to our regions.
- Cain International’s acquisition of a £550m logistics portfolio from Firethorn Trust
- City of Edinburgh Council letting of Hyatt Centric Hotel, Haymarket
- Colliers North West for Frasers’ forward-funding of the Peugeot distribution centre in Ellesmere Port
- Greystar and GIC’s acquisition of Student Roost
- Precede Capital’s £188m loan for the development of Great Charles Street
- Urbo (West Bar) securing £150m investment funding from Legal & General for the first phase of West Bar, Sheffield
EG Tech Award
This award is open to any tech solutions provider for the real estate sector that demonstrably prove how it is enabling the real estate community to deliver better, greener, more efficient building and/or communities. Judges will be looking for tried-and-tested solutions for the real estate sector with clear data around the impact the solution has had – time, money, energy, carbon saved etc.
- Smart Spaces
- The Future Fox