Categories & criteria

The period under review runs from January 2021 to December 2021

All entries must include an elevator pitch to the judges (a short marketing pitch), along with your entry submission in no more than 300 words.

You can also upload a maximum of two pages of support material. This is not mandatory and should only be used to enhance your submission. Support material includes, but is not limited to, videos, images, press cuttings and testimonials.

Closed for entries

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ESG Award

In partnership with Peloton Commercial

This award recognises the best use of tech to improve the sustainability of a building, scheme, city and beyond. It will also celebrate the best wellbeing innovations in property. We want to know how the technology is implemented, how it works and how the impact is measured.

Placemaking Award

This award will celebrate a technology or solution that elevates wider building portfolios and larger schemes to new heights by focusing on place and space making. Open to global companies and projects judges will be looking for an example of an innovation that looks beyond an individual building and focuses on making the most of the bigger picture – the space in and around a larger area or scheme.

Innovation Award (product)

This award is open to any fresh product developed by a business or individual which can be proven to be truly innovative. Either a new product or a product addition, upgrade or update within the period under review the product must be past initial concept stage and should demonstrate measurable success. The product can apply to any area of tech and/or real estate.

Innovation Award (building)

In partnership with HqO

An award open to any building around the world that can demonstrate measurable innovative qualities and/or returns. While we are looking for evidence of an innovative building in its entirety rather than a focus on a specific element or product, we are interested in a brief description of the drivers promoting that overall innovation including, but not limited to, internal systems, construction techniques and tech-enabled design.

Innovation Award (business)

Has your company or team demonstrated a particularly innovative approach to business over the past year? If so, then this could be the award for you. We are looking for a team or company that has worked together to deliver innovative solutions whether that is as part of their own company structure or for another tech or real estate company. As there is a separate innovation award for product, the winner of this category will have to go beyond showing evidence of innovative output in isolation and will need to demonstrate how they worked together using innovative thought-processes and strategies within the business. This award is for a company which has delivered a truly innovative different business model and/or way of thinking.

Construction and Infrastructure Award

The winner of this award will have demonstrated that they have made the best use of technology to facilitate, create or improve a construction and infrastructure project or process. Open to companies and projects, the winner of this award must demonstrate how using technology and/or data has delivered tangible benefits to construction projects from supply chain management right through to delivery.

Investment Award

This award recognises the best use of technology to support property investment, either to raise funds, reduce risk, identify an opportunity or speed up transactions. Open to global entrants, judges will want to see evidence of new technology – or new ways of using existing technology – being skilfully employed to improve the investment process. Entries must include demonstrable, tangible benefits and/or examples of measurable success.

Productivity Award

An award for the best use of technology to improve productivity in buildings or cities. Judges will be looking for evidence of how technology has been used to increase productivity of ether the physical asset/city or the people within it. Or indeed both. Entries must include demonstrable, tangible benefits of improved productivity. As an example, if the entry in question relates to an office then fewer sick days, increased use of space/reduction of person/sq ft) or increased productivity of a building through use of robots would all be strong measures of success. These criteria and examples will obviously differ depending on the focus of each individual entry.

Bridging the Gap Award

In partnership with HB Reavis

One of our most popular awards, the winner in this category will be an individual who can demonstrate true leadership in the sector and plays a major role in bringing the worlds of technology and real estate closer together. Judges will be looking for someone in the sector who is widely recognised as expanding the awareness and adoption of technology. This individual should also have a proven track record of understanding and appreciating the relationship between tech and real estate.

Real Estate Digital Outstanding Achievement Award

In partnership with Twinview

Another new award in 2020 and now in its second year, the winner will represent a property company, organisation, team or individual that has demonstrated truly outstanding commitment to technology within the sector. Whether it’s a programme, a deal, an example of digital transformation or a bold move, change or hire – we want to find the people and companies making a real, committed and prolonged difference.

Real Estate Digital Rising Star Award

In partnership with Retransform

Fresh out of university? Just started out in real estate? Or perhaps you are a property professional or veteran who has pivoted/changed direction or innovated either within a larger organisation or by braving the start-up world? Whatever stage you are in your career, if you have embarked on or started something fresh, we want to hear from you. Open to anyone who can demonstrate Rising Star status from January 2021 – February 2021, anything goes as long as it proves innovation and success.

Tech Investment Award

In partnership with Essensys

An award to celebrate the people putting their money where their mouths are. From real estate companies to VCs and institutional investors, this award is open to anyone who made a significant investment (either in terms of capital or impact) in the tech space between January 2021 and December 2021.