Oh what a night!

The great and the good and the future leaders of the built environment gathered at London’s Grosvenor House hotel to celebrate the 19th annual EG Awards.

Hosted by EG editor Samantha McClary and special guest Ruby Wax, more than 600 people gathered as finalists waited excitedly to see if they were taking home one of EG’s coveted trophies. 

Some 21 awards were handed out, including EG’s Rising Star award, which saw Cain International’s Tanja Yerolemou-Ennsgraber lift the trophy after judges felt she stood out for delivering such an incredible amount of success for the business at such a young age.

This year’s Outstanding Individual Award was handed to Real Estate Balance managing director Sue Brown for her tireless commitment to driving a diverse, inclusive and equitable environment in the built environment and refusing to let that drive suffer in the face of her own battles.

All winners and finalists can be seen below. And make sure to pick up your 28 October issue of EG Magazine for full coverage of the event and our social media channels – LinkedIn, Instagram, X and TikTok for photos and videos from the night.

Business categories

UK Adviser Award winner: Knight Frank
partnered by EG Radius

Judges said: “Despite tough market conditions, this winner not only delivered strong financial performance, and grew sustainably, but was able to put ESG and D&I at the forefront of their initiatives.”

Other finalists

  • Bidwells
  • Colliers
  • Savills

Global Adviser Award winner: Longevity Partners
partnered by LandsecU+I

Judges said: “This adviser has rapidly expanded its growth, while maintaining a holistic approach to sustainability and ESG.”

Other finalists

  • Knight Frank
  • Savills

UK Company Award winner: Battersea Power Station Developments
partnered by Savills

Judges said: “There could only be one winner this year. A powerful entrant whose iconic regeneration project has finally switched the lights back on.”

Other finalists

  • Grainger
  • Grosvenor
  • Muse
  • Native Land
  • Unite Students

Global Company Award winner: Oxford Properties
partnered by Knight Frank

Judges said: “Oxford Properties has maintained and grown a portfolio across a multitude of sectors, while breaking into new and tricky markets. How it has placed carbon reduction at the core of its operations is impressive.”

Other finalists: 

  • AXA IM Alts
  • Greystar

Legal Team Award winner: Hogan Lovells International LLP
partnered by Real Estate Balance

Judges said: “Hogan Lovells has such a strong track record of advising clients on complex real estate transactions across a broad range of sectors and assets.”

Other finalists:

  • Addleshaw Goddard
  • Brabners
  • CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP
  • Gowling WLG

Sector categories

BTR Specialist Award winner: Watkin Jones Group
partnered by Utopi

Judges said: “Watkin Jones has shown an incredible depth of activity over the period, and pushed the boundaries when it came to bringing capital to the BTR sector. The buildings Watkin Jones delivers are uncompromising in terms of design and approach to ESG standards and offer its residents a best-in-class service.”

Other finalists

  • Get Living
  • Leaf Living
  • Legal & General Investment Management
  • M&G Investments
  • Moda Living

Industrial & Logistics Specialist Award winner: Firethorn Trust
partnered by Gowling WLG

Judges said: “A really tough category to judge, with a host of different types of logistics specialists – from developers, investors and advisers. But if there is one thing that logistics and industrial delivers, it’s variety and Firethorn stood out for a strong year.”

Other finalists

  • Hollis
  • Sixpenny Group
  • St Modwen Logistics
  • Trebor Developments
  • Tritax Big Box REIT

Alternatives Specialist Award winner: The Coffer Group
partnered by Black Professionals in Construction

Judges said: “The Coffer Group wasn’t only able to showcase a strong array of deals, it has continued to reinvent itself, grow and remain successful after decades of being a market leader.”

Other finalists

  • Gerald Eve
  • Greystar
  • Rapleys
  • Savills
  • Trilogy

Best Workspace Award winner: Gensler – Barclays Glasgow Campus
partnered by East On Commercial Interiors

Judges said: “The way Gensler has thought about the full human experience is impressive. The winner offers its workers variety and choice in how they work and this project goes a long way to informing the industry on the future of workspaces.”

Other finalists

  • Derwent – Soho Place
  • Milton Park – Bee House
  • Native Land – Arbor, Bankside Yards
  • Related Argent – 4 Stable Street, King’s Cross

Public/Private Partnership Award winner: Marketing Derby, Derby City Council, Clowes Developments, University of Derby and Lathams Architects
partnered by EG

Judges said: “Derby City Lab has fought hard – and successfully – to bring businesses and residents together to regenerate the city.”

Other finalists

  • Bruntwood SciTech, Liverpool City Council, Liverpool John Moores University, University of Liverpool for Sciontec
  • 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 winner: Tanja Yerolemou-Ennsgraber, Cain International
partnered by Regeneration Brainery

Judges said: “The future of the real estate sector is clearly safe with such a huge volume of talented young people leading the way. We were spoilt for choice with the talent on offer, but one really stood for delivering such an incredible amount of success at such a young age.”

Other finalists:

  • Joshua Bond
  • Sinéad Clarkson
  • Laura Hancox
  • Divya Hariramani Herrero
  • Rosie Hill
  • Dan O’Gorman
  • Sunny-Thomas Obasuyi
  • Lily Wydra

Sustainability Award winner: Lamington Group
partnered by Better Buildings Partnership

Judges said: “The innovative nature of this winner, its depth of understanding and ability to deliver sustainability on all levels was truly impressive.”

Other finalists

  • Amro Partners
  • CUBE competition
  • MAPP
  • Orchard Street Investment Management
  • Oxford Properties
  • Tritax Group

Social Impact Award winner: Patron Capital
partnered by Hollis

Judges said: “Patron really stood out because it is able to show that it is possible to drive commercial return on social investment. And it is that which will ultimately inspire the industry to do more.”

Other finalists

  • Berkeley Group
  • British Land
  • LandAid Tech Network
  • Places for People
  • Quinn Estates
  • Regal London
  • The Land Collective CIC

Employer Award winner: Derwent London
partnered by Gapsquare

Judges said: “Derwent not only has excellent staff retention and employee satisfaction rates, but has a strong focus on the wellbeing of its staff, investing in coaching for its employees, all the while encouraging an inclusive culture of helping local communities.”

Other finalists

  • Gerald Eve
  • Hollis
  • MAPP
  • Mount Anvil
  • Trident Building Consultancy

Future of Real Estate Award winner: General Projects
partnered by Aldermore

Judges said: “The winner of this award has pioneered the use of CLT in construction and was chosen by judges as being ahead of the game in tackling embodied carbon, and showing the industry what needs to be done.”

Other finalists

  • Ecolibrium
  • Grosvenor
  • Spike Global
  • University Quarter (The Green Room Project)
  • Vertical Meadow

City of the Year Award winner: Cardiff
partnered by NLA

Judges said: “Cardiff has gone the extra mile in embracing its greener vision by supplying more affordable and sustainable housing for its citizens.”

Other finalists

  • Birmingham
  • Derby

Outstanding Individual Award: Sue Brown
partnered by EG

Judges said: “This person is the definition of outstanding. They have been a part of this industry for decades – for some of it, behind the scenes. This is a person who is so passionate about the property industry, that even in the face of illness – quite serious illness – refused to down tools. They had a mission. A mission they are steadfastly committed to and nothing was going to get in their way. And for those of you who have been asked to lean in, sign up or hand over some money by this person, you’ll know there is absolutely no chance you’ll be able to say no. She is, without a doubt, a legendary and vital part of our industry.”

Inclusive Design Award winner: Proudlock Associates – Nourish Hub
partnered by LandAid

Judges said: “This worthy winner created an innovative way to bring its community together to learn essential skills for life and reduce landfill waste.”

Other finalists

  • Regal London – Grace House

Deals categories

London Deal Award winner: Audley Property & CO—RE, for Blackstone’s European headquarters at Lansdowne House, W1 
partnered by Regal London

Judges said: “In what has been a difficult year, this was one of 2022’s largest commercial deals, and really showcases that London remains an attractive destination for the world’s biggest businesses.”

  • ADIA, 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
  • 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 winner: Urbo (West Bar) securing £150m investment funding from Legal & General for the first phase of West Bar, Sheffield
partnered by Black Women in Real Estate

Judges said: “Urbo impressed not only for the scale of investment it was able to secure for its city, but also as a catalyst for huge redevelopment and changing of place.”

Other finalists:

  • 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

EG Tech Award winner: Utopi
partnered by EG

Judges said: “With ESG the lens through which all real estate decisions are now firmly taken, this platform resonated strongly, showcasing how proper use of data can benefit both the planet and the bottom line.”

Other finalists:

  • Cureoscity
  • IMMO
  • LendInvest
  • Smart Spaces
  • The Future Fox
  • NCG

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