The PROPS Awards 2020 Shortlist Announced

Variety has revealed the shortlist of nominees for the 29th PROPS Awards, the UK's longest-standing property awards, which will take place on Thursday 22nd October at the London Hilton on Park Lane.  

As one of the real estate industry’s key fundraising events, it is designed to raise funds to purchase wheelchairs for disabled and disadvantaged children and young people throughout the UK. Since its inception in 1992, The PROPS, dedicated to the UK’s property industry, has raised over £10.5 million enabling Variety to provide 2,100 custom-built wheelchairs and other essential items to children and young people all around the UK.  

The most coveted of all the awards is the Lifetime Achievement Award, and this year the honour will go to Ray Palmer, Chairman of Fiera Real Estate. Ray joins a renowned list of previous PROPS Lifetime Award recipients including David Pearl, Paul White, Irvine Sellar, David Lockhart, Sir Stuart Lipton, Michael Slade, Tony Pidgley CBE, Gerald Ronson, Sol Kerzner, and Chris Lazari.  

Ray Palmer commented “I am honoured to be recognised with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2020 PROPS Awards and I am looking forward to celebrating this moment on 22 October at the award ceremony. I am humbled to receive this honour and to be in the company of such an illustrious group of British property icons.”  

The Awards cover a variety of categories including Deal of the Year, Property Lender of the Year, Development of the Year, Entrepreneur of the Year and The Most Promising Newcomer of the Year. 

PROPS Awards 2020 nominees 

2020 Shortlist 

1. MOST PROMISING NEWCOMER OF THE YEAR - SPONSORED BY PRIMARY HEALTH PROPERTIES PLC 

Anthony Lorenz, The Lorenz Consultancy 

Gary Murphy, Allsop  

Robert Noel, Land Securities Group plc 

Robert Orr, Paragon Bank 

Frank Pennal, Close Brothers Group  

 

2. RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPER OF THE YEAR - SPONSORED BY HOWARD KENNEDY 

Countryside Properties plc 

Grainger plc 

Greystar 

Joseph Homes 

Redrow Homes plc 

 

3. COMMERCIAL DEVELOPER OF THE YEAR 

Derwent London plc 

Frogmore 

Great Portland Estates plc 

Prologis Logistics Property 

Segro plc 

 

4. DEAL OF THE YEAR - SPONSORED BY PALACE CAPITAL PLC 

Brockton Capital and Oxford Properties for London’s Post Building £600m sale  

Highbridge Properties and Moorfield Group for letting of 203,000 sq ft to Sage at Cobalt Business Park, Newcastle-upon-Tyne  

IM Properties for Pre-letting of 2.94m sq ft to Jaguar Land Rover at Junction 42 

Marathon Asset Management for  £450m hotel portfolio sale to DTGO 

Unite Group for the acquisition of Liberty Living

 

5. RESIDENTIAL AGENT OF THE YEAR  

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Kay & Co 

CBRE Group 

Colliers International 

JLL 

Knight Frank 

 

6. COMMERCIAL AGENT OF THE YEAR  

Carrick Real Estate 

DTRE 

Estate Office 

Gerald Eve LLP 

Savills plc 

 

7. PROPERTY FUND OF THE YEAR 

Brockton Capital 

CBRE Global Investors 

M7 Real Estate Ltd 

M&G Investments 

Toorak Capital Partners  

 

8. PROPERTY LENDER OF THE YEAR (UP TO £20 MILLION) 

Avamore Capital 

Beaufort Capital 

Close Brothers Group plc 

Coutts & Co 

Octane Capital 

 

9. PROPERTY LENDER OF THE YEAR (OVER £20 MILLION)– SPONSORED BY TRIMONT REA 

Barclays 

Cheyne Capital 

DRC Capital 

Starz Real Estate 

Maslow Capital 

 

10. DEVELOPMENT OF THE YEAR  - SPONSORED BY EMMAUS CONSULTING 

Brunel Building Paddington – Derwent London 

The Bright Building, Manchester Science Park - Bruntwood 

The Television Centre, White City - Stanhope 

Tottenham Hotspur Stadium – Tottenham Hotspur 

 

11. ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR 

Johnny Caddick, Caddick Developments 

Deirdre Foley, D2 Private 

Miheer Mehta, Sterling Rose Homes 

Mark Quinn, Quinn Estates 

Gary Sacks, City & Docklands 

 

12. YOUNG PROPERTY PERSON OF THE YEAR  

Matan Amitai, Joseph Dunner, Ben Ditkovsky, BYM Residential 

Rohin Dhand, Mayfair Group Investment 

Jacob Loftus, General Projects  

Zuhair Mirza, Avamore Capital 

Jourdan Rajwan, Schroders Real Estate 

 

13. PROPERTY ADVISOR OF THE YEAR  

BBS Capital 

DP9 

DWF  

Howard Kennedy 

Teacher Stern 

 

14. PROPTECH COMPANY OF THE YEAR 

BidX1 

HubbleHQ 

LiveInMyWorld 

MRI Software 

VTS 

 

15. LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD – SPONSORED BY THE SANTON GROUP 

Ray Palmer, Chairman of Fiera Real Estate