The PROPS Awards 2021 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 Wednesday 13th 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 "Matt King Lifetime Achievement Award", and this year the honour will go to Nick Leslau, Chairman and Chief Executive of Prestbury Group of companies. This year's Lifetime Achievement Award is dedicated to Matt King OBE, Variety’s remarkable and heroic Wheelchair Ambassador, who died very prematurely at the age of 33 earlier this year.

Neil Sinclair, the PROPS Chairman and Chief Executive of Palace Capital plc commented: “Nick is an incredibly talented person and truly one of the great entrepreneurs of our time. It is a real pleasure to honour him at this year's PROPS Awards with "The Matt King Lifetime Achievement Award". With his remarkable career spanning over 40 years, Nick is one of the most successful property professionals in the UK and I am excited to welcome him to The PROPS and to recognise his huge success over the years.”

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.


MOST PROMISING NEWCOMER AWARD – Sponsored by Primary Health Properties plc

  • Anthony Lorenz, The Lorenz Consultancy
  • Gary Murphy, Allsop
  • Robert Noel, Hammerson
  • Robert Orr, Paragon Bank
  • Frank Pennal, Close Brothers Property Finance

RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPER AWARD – Sponsored by Howard Kennedy

  • Countryside Properties
  • Grainger
  • Greystar Real Estate Partners
  • Redrow
  • Sterling Rose Homes
  • Native Land
  • Galliard Homes


  • Derwent London
  • Frogmore Real Estate Partners
  • Great Portland Estates
  • Prologis
  • Segro
  • Helical

BEST DEAL AWARD – 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 11 of the M42
  • Marathon Asset Management for £450m hotel portfolio sale to DTGO
  • Unite Group for the acquisition of Liberty Living
  • Oxford Properties acquisition of M7 Real Estate
  • Goldman Sachs and Wellcome sale of iQ Student Accommodation to Blackstone
  • EQT for the acquisition of Exeter Property Group


  • Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices
  • CBRE Group
  • Colliers International
  • JLL
  • Knight Frank
  • Beauchamp Estates
  • Savills


  • Carrick Real Estate
  • DTRE
  • Estate Office
  • Gerald Eve
  • Savills plc
  • Michael Elliot
  • Lewis & Partners


  • Brockton Capital
  • CBRE Global Investors
  • M7 Real Estate
  • M&G Investments
  • Patron Capital
  • Legal & General
  • Tristan Capital Partners


  • Avamore Capital
  • Beaufort Capital
  • Close Brothers Property Finance  
  • Coutts & Co
  • Octane Capital
  • Hilltop Credit Partners
  • United Trust Bank

PROPERTY LENDER (OVER £20 MILLION) AWARD – Sponsored by Trimont Real Estate Advisors

  • Cheyne Capital
  • DRC Capital
  • Starz Real Estate
  • Maslow Capital
  • Bank Leumi
  • Octopus Real Estate
  • Paragon Bank
  • HSBC
  • Fortwell Capital

BEST DEVELOPMENT AWARD – Sponsored by Emmaus Consulting

  • Brunel Building Paddington – Derwent London
  • The Bright Building, Manchester Science Park - Bruntwood
  • The Television Centre, White City - Stanhope
  • Hudson Quarter, York - Palace Capital plc
  • Angel Gardens Manchester - Moda Living & Caddick Developments
  • Embassy Gardens, Nine Elms - Ballymore

ENTREPRENEUR AWARD – Sponsored by Secure Income REIT

  • Johnny Caddick, Caddick Developments
  • Deirdre Foley, D2 Private
  • Miheer Mehta, Sterling Rose Homes
  • Mark Quinn, Quinn Estates
  • Gary Sacks, City & Docklands
  • Ric Lewis, Tristan Capital Partners
  • Emily Bohill, Bohill Partners
  • Richard Croft, M7 Real Estate
  • Harry Hyman, Primary Health Properties


  • Joseph Dunner, Ben Ditkovsky, BYM Residential
  • Jacob Loftus, General Projects  
  • Guy Horne and David Searle, HSPG
  • Will Newton, Wirescore
  • Jordan McBriar, Adapt Finance


  • BBS Capital
  • DP9
  • DWF  
  • Howard Kennedy
  • Teacher Stern
  • Fieldfisher
  • Hollis


  • BidX1
  • HubbleHQ
  • LiveInMyWorld
  • MRI Software
  • VTS
  • Spec
  • Hollis


  • Nick Leslau


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