Since 1992 the annual PROPS Awards have funded the purchase of over 2,000 custom-built wheelchairs for disabled and disadvantaged children across the UK.

At the event, the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award was awarded to Ray Palmer, Chairman of Fiera Real Estate. Ray was awarded in recognition of his significant impact on the British property industry – over the past five decades!

Ray Palmer, Lifetime Achievement Award Winner

I am honoured to be recognised with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2022 PROPS awards. I am humbled to receive this honour and to be in the company of such an illustrious group of British property icons!

Ray Palmer, Chairman of Fiera Real Estate

Ray joins a renowned list of previous PROPS Lifetime Award recipients including Sir Stuart Lipton, Michael Slade, Nick Leslau, Tony Pidgley CBE, Irvine Sellar, David Lockhart, Sol Kirsner, David Pearl, Paul White and Chris Lazari.

Other winners at the awards included Regal London, who picked up the Residential Developer of the Year and JLL, who scooped Residential Agent of the Year. Development of the Year was won by Canary Wharf Group for their One Park Drive project.

Making a guest appearance at the awards and lunch was Dante Marvin, Variety Young Ambassador who is currently playing a starring role on ITV’s Britain’s Got Talent.

Host Martin Bayfield with special guest Dante Marvin

I want to say a huge thank you to all who attended this year’s PROPS awards and to our sponsors and donors. You are so generous. Many congratulations to the winners and those shortlisted too. The funds raised allow Variety to help disabled and disadvantaged children across the UK – support that in tough times is needed more than ever.

Neil Sinclair, The PROPS Chair and Chief Executive of Palace Capital plc
Neil Sinclair, who founded The Props Awards in 1992, takes to the podium

To have raised £350,000 is a terrific achievement. Thank you on behalf of all the children and young people who will receive life transforming wheelchairs. Please remember that your support is making a real difference to children and families today.

Conrad Hollingsworth, Chief Executive of Variety, the Children’s Charity

Award winners

The winners of the 30th PROPS Awards are as follows:

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD 2022: Ray Palmer

Ray Palmer, Chairman of Fiera Real Estate and Lifetime Achievement Award winner

MOST PROMISING NEWCOMER AWARD 2022: Gerald Kaye

Most promising newcomer – Gerald Kaye

ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR AWARD 2022: Gary Sacks

Entrepreneur of the Year – Gary Sacks

DEVELOPMENT OF THE YEAR AWARD 2022: One Park Drive, Canary Wharf Group

Development of Year – One Park Drive Canary Wharf

PROPERTY FUND OF THE YEAR AWARD 2022: Legal & General

Property fund of the Year – Legal & General

PROPERTY LENDER OF THE YEAR AWARD 2022 (UNDER £20M): United Trust Bank

Property lender of the Year under £20m – United Trust Bank

PROPERTY LENDER OF THE YEAR AWARD 2022 (OVER £20M): Cain International

Property lender of the Year over £20m – Cain International

DEAL OF THE YEAR AWARD 2022: M7 Real Estate

Deal of the Year – M7 Real Estate

RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPER OF THE YEAR AWARD 2022: Regal London

Residential developer of the Year – Regal London

COMMERCIAL DEVELOPER OF THE YEAR AWARD 2022: Fabrix London

Commercial developer of the Year – Fabrix London

COMMERCIAL AGENT OF THE YEAR AWARD 2022: Michael Elliott

Commercial agent of the Year – Michael Elliott

RESIDENTIAL AGENT OF THE YEAR AWARD 2022: JLL

Residential agent of the Year – JLL

PROPERTY ADVISOR OF THE YEAR AWARD 2022: Avison Young

Property advisor of the Year – Avison Young

LAWYER OF THE YEAR AWARD 2022: Howard Kennedy

Lawyer of the Year – Howard Kennedy

PROPTECH & INNOVATION OF THE YEAR AWARD 2022: LendInvest

YOUNG PROPERTY PERSON OF THE YEAR AWARD 2022: Guy Harrington

The Award ceremony, attended by almost 800 people, was held at the Hilton on Park Lane, London