Shortlist

With more than 200 entries and submissions from around the globe, the 2021 EG Tech Awards was always going to be a tough one to judge. But with more than 30 expert judges from across the worlds of real estate and tech, days of submission studying and around 12 hours in virtual judging rooms debating, deliberating and often challenging, we have settled on this year’s potential winners of a coveted EG Tech Award. 

Innovation Award (product)

This was by far our most popular category. Of the 60 entries, only those who could prove they produce truly innovative products have made the cut. Congratulations to the shortlist.

  • Converge
  • Desana
  • Hollis
  • Incube Space
  • Obligo
  • OpenSpace
  • RenKap


Innovation Award (building)

From construction to internal systems, these buildings are some of the most innovative in the world! Congratulations to the finalists.

  • AshbyCapital and U+I, The Future Works
  • AXA IM Alts, 22 Bishopsgate
  • British Land, 100 Liverpool Street
  • Great Portland Estates, The Hickman


Innovation Award (business)

We were looking for a team which 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. And these certainly achieved that. Congratulations to the finalists.

  • Great Portland Estates
  • Plentific
  • Smart Spaces
  • Student Cribs
  • VTS
  • VU.CITY


Rapid Response Award


2020 was a tough year, there’s no doubt about it. But it also inspired innovation and creative problem-solving like never before. Just check out these businesses if you don’t believe us! Congratulations to the shortlist.

  • Arthur
  • innDex
  • Student Cribs
  • UnderTheDoormat
  • VTS


Construction Award, partnered by Great Portland Estates


From supply chain management to delivery, these finalists are doing a cracking job of using tech to improve construction processes. Congratulations to the shortlist.

  • innDex
  • Modulous Ltd
  • OpenSpace


Infrastructure Award


Infrastructure is a wide-reaching business. These amazing finalists are using tech to create solutions and tools that improve projects around the world. Congratulations to them all.

  • AirWorks
  • Buro Happold’s SmartViz, developed in partnership with Microsoft
  • Node
  • Qlue Smart City


Investment Award

We need technology to support property investment. It helps to raise funds, reduce risk and speed up transactions. Congratulations to the finalists.

  • Coyote Software
  • LDSyoursite.com
  • Native Finance
  • OakNorth


Placemaking Award


Placemaking is all about the bigger picture. These companies look beyond an individual building and elevate the entire portfolio. Congratulations to the shortlist.

  • Built-ID
  • DevComms Ltd
  • HqO


Productivity Award

Productivity is key in real estate, whether it be in buildings or cities. We were looking for businesses that are creating efficiency and improving the overall user experience. Congratulations to the shortlist.

  • Beringar
  • Desana
  • Equiem
  • Plentific
  • VU.CITY


Sustainability Award, headline partner DAC Beachcroft

New and existing buildings must find ways to navigate the increasing demand for proof of sustainability. The following businesses are dedicated to delivering on sustainable solutions for real estate worldwide. Congratulations to them.

  • AET Flexible Space
  • BrainBox AI
  • CIM
  • Converge
  • ECOncrete
  • Incube Space


The Big Picture Award


As tech in real estate becomes ever more crucial, the involvement and support of major players is paramount. Congratulations to these businesses that are supporting tech on a grand scale.

  • Geovation, Ordnance Survey
  • Greater London Authority
  • Institute of Residential Property Management
  • PropTech for Good
  • UK PropTech Association
  • VU.CITY


Bridging the Gap Award, partnered by HB Reavis


Bridging the Gap demonstrates true leadership and plays a major role in bringing the worlds of tech and real estate closer together. These worthy finalists are doing just that.

  • Lee Butz, chief executive & founder, District Technologies
  • Angelica Krystle Donati, chief executive, Donati Immobiliare Group
  • Matt Partridge, founder & chief executive, Infabode and chairman, UK PropTech Association
  • James Pellatt, director of workplace & innovation, Great Portland Estates plc
  • Russ Shaw CBE, founder, Tech London Advocates & Global Tech Advocates
  • Natasha Terinova, program director, REACH UK – Second Century Ventures


Real Estate Digital Legal Adviser Award


There’s no doubt that innovation does not come without regulation. These amazing finalists are leaders in helping CRE businesses navigate the world of digital transformation. Congratulations to them

  • Addleshaw Goddard
  • CMS
  • Simmons & Simmons


Real Estate Digital Outstanding Achievement Award, partnered by Twinview


This award is for 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.
There is no shortlist for this award. The winner will be announced at our virtual awards ceremony on Tuesday, 14 September


Real Estate Digital Rising Star Award, partnered by Retransform


To continue to innovate, we need to have new ideas. We need a fresh pair of eyes constantly searching for ways to stand out in tech. Simply put, we need rising stars. This list of people are the ones to watch! Congratulations to them all.

  • Nick Christoforou MRICS, founder & director, The ZEUS App
  • Sharon Jenkins, senior innovation manager, CMS
  • Charlotte Laing, head of marketing, Metrikus, AirRated and Aerum
  • Gonzalo Marquesini FRICS, founder, RenKap
  • Aimee Rootes, COO, Cureoscity
  • Andy Saull, head of research and strategy, Pi Labs
  • Valentina Shegoyan, managing partner, REACH UK – Second Century Ventures


Wellbeing Technology Award


Sometimes the best way to do good is to feel good. Or at least help others feel good. As health and wellbeing becomes even more important, these finalists are doing their bit to support people through tech. Congratulations to them.

  • AirRated
  • Angel Guard
  • HomeLINK
  • SmartONE Solutions Inc


Tech Investment Award


Shout out to people putting their money where their mouths are! These finalists are vital in supporting the future of tech in real estate. Congratulations to them all.

  • A/O PropTech
  • Blend Network
  • CEMEX Ventures