The awards, hosted by former England Rugby Captain Kyran Bracken MBE , recognises the leaders making a difference in the world of Midlands real estate. Midlands PROPS, sponsored by Bond Wolfe, raises funds for Variety, the Children’s Charity. The awards ceremony takes place on Thursday, 27 April 2023 at Birmingham’s Grand Hotel.

The awards encompass a wide range of categories, including Industrial Deal of the Year, Residential Project of the Year and Rising Star Award.

James Mattin Managing Director of headline sponsor Bond Wolfe said: “It was fantastic to receive so many submissions of such a high quality, showing the strength we have in the property sector across the Midlands”.

“After such a fabulous inaugural event last year, we look forward to celebrating all the nominees and announcing the winners at the awards on 27th April.”

The awards are sponsored by Bond Wolfe, Emmaus Consulting, Prosperity Developments, Rainier Developments, Bromwich Hardy, Hollis Global and

Midlands Props Awards 2023 Shortlist:

Development Funding Award

  • Frontier Development Capital for an arranged £6.95m loan from the West Midlands Combined Authority, Residential Investment Fund, to Rainier Developments to fund the construction of 37 apartments and the construction of a new unit to facilitate the relocation of Charles Green & Son jeweller.
  • Blackbrook Capital for forward funding a 447k sqft logistics development across 2 individual units in the West Midlands.
  • Stoford Developments Ltd for the tender for the West Midlands Ambulance Service in Shidas Lane, Oldbury.

Industrial Deal of the Year

  • Avison Young for the development by Baytree which delivers a campus for Rhenus
  • Barberry for 3.5-acre brownfield site from ASSA ABBLOY at Well Lane Wolverhampton
  • Trebor for a 5.4 acre Site in Telford for DHL

Investment Deal of the Year

  • Court Collaboration for One Eastside, build-to-rent project in Birmingham with 667 units across two towers.
  • Bromwich Hardy for Exhall Three site in School Lane, Coventry sold for £7million.
  • CBRE for the £80m acquisition of 125 Colmore Row

Office Deal of the Year

  • Paradise Birmingham for Goldman Sachs long-term lease agreement for a 110,000 sq ft permanent office space at One Centenary Way
  • Stoford Developments Ltd for an office building of 18,015 sq ft for Swedish engineering company, Sandvik Coromant in Manor Way, Halesowen
  • Stoford Developments Ltd for 19,849 sq ft office building for ZwickRoell at Worcester Six Business Park

Regeneration Project of the Year

  • Cordia Blackswan for The Gothic in Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter
  • Trebor Developments for the site formerly operated by Tata Steel
  • WoodBourne Group for the net Zero carbon ready Development at Curzon Wharf

Residential Developer of the Year

  • Cordia Blackswan for the Great Hampton Street plan
  • Court Collaboration for bringing one of the world’s largest global real estate funds, PGIM Real Estate into Birmingham
  • Prosperity Wealth for the ‘Urban Living’ pipeline including over 1,200 apartments.

The ESG Award

  • St Modwen Logistics for the development of the Swan Standard development guidelines, exemplified by Unit 5 at the Cofton Centre in Longbridge
  • Hollis global for managing the sustainable refurbishment of a 5110m₂ unit in Lichfield on behalf of Legal & General
  • Woodbourne Group for the net Zero carbon ready Development at Curzon Wharf

The Rising Star Award

  • Sam Pearson from Gerald Eve
  • Lewis Young from NEC Group Ltd
  • Elisabeth (Beth) Pywell from CBRE