2022 CATEGORIES

View our award categories for 2022 and start planning your nominations today. We are pleased to continue with our new awards launched in 2021 that reflect the current times: for Climate Crisis Initiative - Residential, Health and Wellbeing Initiative – Residential, and Social Impact Initiative - Residential

To be eligible, all entries must relate to the past year: 01 January 2021 – 31 December 2021 


Entries close 2 February 2022

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Asset Manager

This award is for the organisation that has best managed the residential assets of its clients. Has your business done something particularly innovative to increase returns in the past year? Have you gone above and beyond to ensure the residential portfolios you look after don’t depreciate in value and any risks are mitigated? Have you spotted a major industry trend that has enabled you to maximise the value of a residential property or portfolio for investment purposes? Have you risen to the challenges posed by Covid in a particularly inventive way? Have you put ESG at the heart of your asset management strategy? Then we want to hear from you.

To be eligible, entries must relate to the past year: 01 January 2021 – 31 December 2021 To enter, please submit a 750-word summary on why you feel you should win this award.

When reviewing your submission, the judges will be looking for evidence of the following:
• Outstanding achievement/success – perhaps against the odds
• Entrepreneurialism and calculated risk taking
• Impact of Covid and how you tackled/overcame challenges posed by the pandemic
• A particularly innovative approach to asset management
• Bold investments or well-timed sales • Portfolio returns are maximised
• Cashflow from portfolio brilliantly managed
• Strong focus on market research and data analysis
• Effective revenue forecasting • Best property managers selected
• Strong client and investor focus – via testimonials preferably
• Commitment to diversity and inclusion
• Commitment to the ESG agenda

When submitting your entry you will be asked to submit the following information: (*Asterisk marks entry questions that are mandatory.)
Executive Summary*
Please provide a 750 word online submission focusing on the criteria provided on the website.
Testimonials
Please provide testimonial evidence from clients, partners, and industry figures, rather than employees of your organisation. Company logo*
The entrant's company logo should be supplied in colour as a vector eps file. We recommend a dpi of at least 300. If successful, this will be used alongside your entry on the evening and in the magazine.
Promotional Summary*
Please provide a short summary, in no more than 50 words, of your entry. This may appear in the printed event guide and in any relevant marketing communications about the awards should you make the shortlist. Please note that we reserve the right to edit for consistency and publishing reasons.
Supporting Image*
Please provide a JPEG or PNG image that best supports your entry (eg project, building or team image). If successful, this will be used alongside your entry on the evening and in the magazine.
Supporting Materials
Please provide support material where you feel it will enhance your entry, such as case studies or video links. Please upload one zip file containing no more than 3 documents. Judges are not required to score supporting material but can use supporting material as evidence to support a claim. For this reason please ensure all important statements are included in the main body of your awards submission - do not rely on the supporting materials section alone to evidence your entry.

Climate Crisis Initiative - Residential

Over the past few years, climate change has rocketed to the top of the agenda, fuelled by the UK government’s target to reduce carbon emissions to net zero by 2050 – one of the most ambitious carbon targets in the world. We want to celebrate the ground-breaking work the residential property sector is doing to tackle the climate crisis and improve the sector’s environmental credentials.

This award is aimed at organisations and individuals working in the residential property sector that have implemented, completed or committed to a transformative ESG or climate-focused scheme, strategy or initiative in the past year. This category is open to organisations and individuals primarily operating in the residential property sector.

If you are primarily in the commercial real estate or student accommodation sectors, please enter the equivalent category in the Property Awards or Student Accommodation Awards.

To be eligible, entries must relate to the past year: 01 January 2021 – 31 December 2021 To enter, please submit a 750-word summary on why you feel you should win this award.

When reviewing your submission, the judges will be looking for evidence of the following:

• The scheme, initiative or strategy is ESG or climate focused
• Why it is transformative/innovative/disruptive
• Scale and ambition
• Commitment to net zero carbon
• Top ratings in known accreditation schemes such as BREEAM or the WELL Building Standard
• How you overcame the challenges posed by Covid
• Tangible and meaningful action
• Demonstrable and measurable impact
• Commitment to diversity and inclusion


When submitting your entry you will be asked to submit the following information: (*Asterisk marks entry questions that are mandatory.)

Executive Summary*
Please provide a 750 word online submission focusing on the criteria provided on the website.
Testimonials
 Please provide testimonial evidence from clients, partners, and industry figures, rather than employees of your organisation. Company logo*
The entrant's company logo should be supplied in colour as a vector eps file. We recommend a dpi of at least 300. If successful, this will be used alongside your entry on the evening and in the magazine.
Promotional Summary* Please provide a short summary, in no more than 50 words, of your entry. This may appear in the printed event guide and in any relevant marketing communications about the awards should you make the shortlist. Please note that we reserve the right to edit for consistency and publishing reasons.
 Supporting Image* Please provide a JPEG or PNG image that best supports your entry (eg project, building or team image). If successful, this will be used alongside your entry on the evening and in the magazine.
 Supporting Materials
Please provide support material where you feel it will enhance your entry, such as case studies or video links. Please upload one zip file containing no more than 3 documents. Judges are not required to score supporting material but can use supporting material as evidence to support a claim. For this reason please ensure all important statements are included in the main body of your awards submission - do not rely on the supporting materials section alone to evidence your entry.

Consultancy Practice

This category is about the quality of the consultancy advice practices offer clients. Whether you’re a one-man band or a large group, shortlisted candidates need to display unparalleled market knowledge and a strong track record of delivering first rate consultancy services in sales, lettings and/or development land. Is your organisation the cream of the crop when it comes to offering advice on affordable housing projects and section 106 agreements? Are you instrumental in making projects happen? Do you have a first-rate research department? Did you do something innovative or game-changing to rise to the challenges posed by Covid?

To be eligible, entries must relate to the past year: 01 January 2021 – 31 December 2021 To enter, please submit a 750-word summary on why you feel you should win this award.

When reviewing your submission, the judges will be looking for evidence of the following:
• New ideas or innovations introduced over the last year
• First-class research
• Strong client focus
• Challenges faced and overcome
• Landmark deals or consultancy commissions secured
• Unrivalled market knowledge
• Strong financial performance
• Commitment to diversity and inclusion
• Commitment to the ESG agenda


When submitting your entry you will be asked to submit the following information: (*Asterisk marks entry questions that are mandatory.)
Executive Summary*

Please provide a 750 word online submission focusing on the criteria provided on the website.

Testimonials

Please provide testimonial evidence from clients, partners, and industry figures, rather than employees of your organisation.

Company logo*

The entrant's company logo should be supplied in colour as a vector eps file. We recommend a dpi of at least 300. If successful, this will be used alongside your entry on the evening and in the magazine.

Promotional Summary*

Please provide a short summary, in no more than 50 words, of your entry. This may appear in the printed event guide and in any relevant marketing communications about the awards should you make the shortlist. Please note that we reserve the right to edit for consistency and publishing reasons.

Supporting Image*

Please provide a JPEG or PNG image that best supports your entry (eg project, building or team image). If successful, this will be used alongside your entry on the evening and in the magazine.

Supporting Materials

Please provide support material where you feel it will enhance your entry, such as case studies or video links. Please upload one zip file containing no more than 3 documents. Judges are not required to score supporting material but can use supporting material as evidence to support a claim. For this reason please ensure all important statements are included in the main body of your awards submission - do not rely on the supporting materials section alone to evidence your entry.

Financials

In the below section, please provide as much financial information as possible, but for any questions that are not applicable to your business, please mark as N/A. Please state whether the financials are confidential. You are welcome to include any additional financials you think support your submission.

Are the financials confidential?*

Yes/ No

Area of space transacted 2021 and % increase/decrease compared with 2020*

Calculate these figures based on the total area or the total transactions solely handled by the firm, half these figures for any joint handling.

Number of transactions 2021 and % increase/decrease compared with 2020*

Calculate these figures based on the total area or number of transactions solely handled by the firm, half these figures when you have jointly instructed.

Transactional fee income 2021 and % increase/decrease compared with 2020*

Include here income from all deals. Do not include rent review, valuation work or investment income

Total fee income 2021 and % increase/decrease compared with 2020*

Do not include non-fee earners such as secretaries etc.

Number of fee earners 2021 and % increase/decrease compared with 2020*

Do not include non-fee earners such as secretaries etc.

Number of new instructions 2021 and % increase/decrease compared with 2020*

Calculate these figures based on the total area or number of transactions solely handled by the firm, half these figures when you have jointly instructed.

Profitability % 2021 and % increase/decrease compared with 2020*

Growth in revenue year on year 2021 and % increase/decrease compared with 2020*

    Deal of the Year - Residential

    Have you pulled off a ground-breaking residential property deal against the odds? Has your business struck a property or corporate deal or entered into an important joint venture that moved the dial? Have you done a deal that shouldn’t have been possible in a pandemic? Then we want to hear from you. To qualify, the deal must have completed within the past year. It does not have to be the biggest transaction, but it does have to be the best – whether it is a merger or acquisition of another organisation, an acquisition or sale of property or an innovative joint venture.

    This category is open to organisations and individuals primarily operating in the residential property sector. If you are primarily in the commercial real estate or student accommodation sectors, please enter the equivalent category in the Property Awards or Student Accommodation Awards.

    To be eligible, entries must relate to the past year: 01 January 2021 – 31 December 2021


    To enter, please submit a 750-word summary on why you feel you should win this award. When reviewing your submission, the judges will be looking for evidence of the following:
    • Why the deal was so ground-breaking, bold or innovative
    • Impact of Covid and how you overcame challenges posed by the pandemic
    • Scale and ambition
    • Complexity
    • Robust financial returns/rewards
    • Impact on the market
    • Commitment to diversity and inclusion
    • Commitment to the ESG agenda


    When submitting your entry you will be asked to submit the following information: (*Asterisk marks entry questions that are mandatory.)
    Name of Deal*
    If your entry is successful, this title will be used to promote your entry, so please ensure you enter the name of the deal as you would like it referred to.
    Executive Summary*
    Please provide a 750 word online submission focusing on the criteria provided on the website.
    Testimonials
     Please provide testimonial evidence from clients, partners, and industry figures, rather than employees of your organisation. Company logo*
    The entrant's company logo should be supplied in colour as a vector eps file. We recommend a dpi of at least 300. If successful, this will be used alongside your entry on the evening and in the magazine.
    Promotional Summary* Please provide a short summary, in no more than 50 words, of your entry. This may appear in the printed event guide and in any relevant marketing communications about the awards should you make the shortlist. Please note that we reserve the right to edit for consistency and publishing reasons.
     Supporting Image* Please provide a JPEG or PNG image that best supports your entry (eg project, building or team image). If successful, this will be used alongside your entry on the evening and in the magazine.
     Supporting Materials Please provide support material where you feel it will enhance your entry, such as case studies or video links. Please upload one zip file containing no more than 3 documents. Judges are not required to score supporting material but can use supporting material as evidence to support a claim. For this reason please ensure all important statements are included in the main body of your awards submission - do not rely on the supporting materials section alone to evidence your entry.

      Development of the Year

      This award is for residential schemes or developments that have been completed or substantially developed in the last year. Do you know of a scheme with innovative features that give it the edge over competitors? Can you show how this has translated into exceptional financial performance? If so, then let us know. Perhaps your scheme shows your commitment to a top-quality design or innovative approaches to marketing. Or maybe it shows your commitment to green energy and regeneration.

      To be eligible, entries must relate to the past year: 01 January 2021 – 31 December 2021 To enter, please submit a 750-word summary on why you feel you should win this award.

      When reviewing your submission, the judges will be looking for evidence of the following:
      • Innovation, vision, and boldness
      • Outstanding design features and a high-quality finish
      • A strong financial performance
      • Exceptional sales
      • Challenges faced and overcome
      • Commitment to sustainability, placemaking and regeneration
      • Client focus and strong understanding of tenant requirements
      • Flagship scheme that significantly contributes to the wider area
      • Commitment to diversity and inclusion
      • Commitment to the ESG agenda

      When submitting your entry you will be asked to submit the following information: (*Asterisk marks entry questions that are mandatory.)

      Executive Summary*
      Please provide a 750 word online submission focusing on the criteria provided on the website.
      Testimonials
      Please provide testimonial evidence from clients, partners, and industry figures, rather than employees of your organisation. Company logo* The entrant's company logo should be supplied in colour as a vector eps file. We recommend a dpi of at least 300. If successful, this will be used alongside your entry on the evening and in the magazine.
       Promotional Summary*
      Please provide a short summary, in no more than 50 words, of your entry. This may appear in the printed event guide and in any relevant marketing communications about the awards should you make the shortlist. Please note that we reserve the right to edit for consistency and publishing reasons.
       Supporting Image*
      Please provide a JPEG or PNG image that best supports your entry (eg project, building or team image). If successful, this will be used alongside your entry on the evening and in the magazine.
       Supporting Materials
       Please provide support material where you feel it will enhance your entry, such as case studies or video links. Please upload one zip file containing no more than 3 documents. Judges are not required to score supporting material but can use supporting material as evidence to support a claim. For this reason please ensure all important statements are included in the main body of your awards submission - do not rely on the supporting materials section alone to evidence your entry.

      Financier of the Year - Residential

      This category aims to celebrate an organisation or individual that has moved the dial in the way they have provided debt or equity financing to the residential property market in the past year. Has your firm been particularly innovative in its approach to development finance or forward funding packages, for example? Has it targeted new areas of growth? Has it done something that makes it stand out from the crowd? Has it done something innovative to address the challenges posed by the Covid pandemic? Then we want to hear from you.

      This category is open to organisations and individuals primarily operating in the residential property sector. If you are primarily in the commercial real estate or student accommodation sectors, please enter the equivalent category in the Property Awards or Student Accommodation Awards. To be eligible, entries must relate to the past year: 01 January 2021 – 31 December 2021 To enter, please submit a 750-word summary on why you feel you should win this award.


      When reviewing your submission, the judges will be looking for evidence of the following:
      • A bold and innovative approach to property financing
      • Impact of Covid and how you overcame challenges posed by the pandemic
      • Specific achievements/landmark deals
      • A robust financial performance and return on investment for clients – perhaps against the odds
      • A strong client focus – via testimonials preferably
      • Commitment to diversity and inclusion
      • Commitment to the ESG agenda
      • New strategies or innovations


      When submitting your entry you will be asked to submit the following information: (*Asterisk marks entry questions that are mandatory.)

      Executive Summary*
      Please provide a 750 word online submission focusing on the criteria provided on the website.
      Testimonials
       Please provide testimonial evidence from clients, partners, and industry figures, rather than employees of your organisation. Company logo*
      The entrant's company logo should be supplied in colour as a vector eps file. We recommend a dpi of at least 300. If successful, this will be used alongside your entry on the evening and in the magazine.
       Promotional Summary*
      Please provide a short summary, in no more than 50 words, of your entry. This may appear in the printed event guide and in any relevant marketing communications about the awards should you make the shortlist. Please note that we reserve the right to edit for consistency and publishing reasons.
       Supporting Image*
      Please provide a JPEG or PNG image that best supports your entry (eg project, building or team image). If successful, this will be used alongside your entry on the evening and in the magazine.
       Supporting Materials
       Please provide support material where you feel it will enhance your entry, such as case studies or video links. Please upload one zip file containing no more than 3 documents. Judges are not required to score supporting material but can use supporting material as evidence to support a claim. For this reason please ensure all important statements are included in the main body of your awards submission - do not rely on the supporting materials section alone to evidence your entry.

      Health and Wellbeing Initiative - Residential

      Covid has shone the spotlight on mental health and health and wellbeing. The health and wellbeing award aims to celebrate the organisation or individual that has done the most in the past year to support the health and wellbeing of staff, occupiers, or the local community. We are looking for an exemplary initiative, scheme or project that has raised the bar in terms of health and wellbeing.

      Has your building achieved a WELL certification and/or best-in-class environmental accreditation standard rating (e.g. BREEAM, LEED, SKA)? Have you done something ground-breaking to support the health and wellbeing of your staff or occupiers? Perhaps you have prioritised health and wellbeing features in a new scheme. Have you worked collaboratively on a community-focused project aimed at enhancing community health and wellbeing?

      This category is open to organisations and individuals primarily operating in the residential property sector. If you are primarily in the commercial real estate or student accommodation sectors, please enter the equivalent category in the Property Awards or Student Accommodation Awards. To be eligible, entries must relate to the past year: 01 January 2021 – 31 December 2021

      To enter, please submit a 750-word summary on why you feel you should win this award. When reviewing your submission, the judges will be looking for evidence of the following:
      • Details of the building, project or initiative and how health and wellbeing was considered throughout its development lifecycle
      • How you responded to Covid
      • Why you think your achievement is so ground-breaking or innovative
      • Collaboration
      • Effective communication to and education of staff/occupiers/community A
      • A demonstrable and measurable positive impact A
      • Long-term vision A
      • Commitment to diversity and inclusion A
      • Commitment to the ESG agenda

      When submitting your entry you will be asked to submit the following information: (*Asterisk marks entry questions that are mandatory.)
      Executive Summary*
      Please provide a 750 word online submission focusing on the criteria provided on the website.
      Testimonials
      Please provide testimonial evidence from clients, partners, and industry figures, rather than employees of your organisation. Company logo* The entrant's company logo should be supplied in colour as a vector eps file. We recommend a dpi of at least 300. If successful, this will be used alongside your entry on the evening and in the magazine.
       Promotional Summary*
      Please provide a short summary, in no more than 50 words, of your entry. This may appear in the printed event guide and in any relevant marketing communications about the awards should you make the shortlist. Please note that we reserve the right to edit for consistency and publishing reasons.
       Supporting Image*
      Please provide a JPEG or PNG image that best supports your entry (eg project, building or team image). If successful, this will be used alongside your entry on the evening and in the magazine.
       Supporting Materials
      Please provide support material where you feel it will enhance your entry, such as case studies or video links.  Please upload one zip file containing no more than 3 documents. Judges are not required to score supporting material but can use supporting material as evidence to support a claim. For this reason please ensure all important statements are included in the main body of your awards submission - do not rely on the supporting materials section alone to evidence your entry.

      Landlord (Private and Social)

      This award is open to all landlords with registered social-owned property, providing housing across the spectrum from social, affordable and private rent, shares ownership and private sale to homes for students, older and vulnerable residents and housing associations. We want to know any deals or flagship developments in the past year that set you apart from the rest of the market. Can you demonstrate that kind of exceptional performance? If you have excelled, then we want to hear from you.


      To stand out you will need to demonstrate how your approach to property management has driven impressive tenant retention rates and strong financial performance. Can you point to a flagship development, a stunning deal or significant growth? Let us know.

      To be eligible, entries must relate to the past year: 01 January 2021 – 31 December 2021 To enter, please submit a 750-word summary on why you feel you should win this award.

      When reviewing your submission, the judges will be looking for evidence of the following:
      • Innovation, vision and boldness.
      • Information about your portfolio in London or UK wide
      • Details of your strategy during the year, including any joint ventures
      • High-profile deals and developments
      • A strong financial performance
      • Challenges faced and overcome
      • Ideas and innovations that set you apart from the crowd
      • Significant development, property management and investment activity
      • Involvement in any special schemes with tenants or housing associations
      • Commitment to diversity and inclusion
      • Commitment to the ESG agenda

      Testimonials
       Please provide testimonial evidence from clients, partners, and industry figures, rather than employees of your organisation.
      Company logo* The entrant's company logo should be supplied in colour as a vector eps file. We recommend a dpi of at least 300. If successful, this will be used alongside your entry on the evening and in the magazine.
       Promotional Summary*
      Please provide a short summary, in no more than 50 words, of your entry. This may appear in the printed event guide and in any relevant marketing communications about the awards should you make the shortlist. Please note that we reserve the right to edit for consistency and publishing reasons.
       Supporting Image*
      Please provide a JPEG or PNG image that best supports your entry (eg project, building or team image). If successful, this will be used alongside your entry on the evening and in the magazine.
       Supporting Materials
       Please provide support material where you feel it will enhance your entry, such as case studies or video links. Please upload one zip file containing no more than 3 documents. Judges are not required to score supporting material but can use supporting material as evidence to support a claim. For this reason please ensure all important statements are included in the main body of your awards submission - do not rely on the supporting materials section alone to evidence your entry.

      Later Living Operator

      This category acknowledges the achievements of organisations in the burgeoning later living sector. Modern day later living operators are creating schemes that are of such a high spec that they rival the finish offered by some boutique hotel group operators. As well as creating schemes that are aesthetically pleasing, they are also implementing intelligent design principles to make accommodation that’s more adaptable and flexible to meet the growing needs of people as they age. Do you operate such a scheme or portfolio of schemes? Have you raised the bar in the later living space in the past year? Then we want to hear from you.

      To be eligible, entries must relate to the past year: 01 January 2021 – 31 December 2021 To enter, please submit a 750-word summary on why you feel you should win this award. When reviewing your submission, the judges will be looking for evidence of the following:
      • Innovation, vision and boldness
      • Why you stand out in a crowded sector
      • Strong understanding of client requirements
      • Challenges faced and overcome
      • Intelligent design to meet the needs of the nation’s aging population
      • Strong financial performance
      • Commitment to diversity and inclusion
      • Commitment to the ESG agenda


      When submitting your entry you will be asked to submit the following information: (*Asterisk marks entry questions that are mandatory.)
      Executive Summary*
      Please provide a 750 word online submission focusing on the criteria provided on the website.
      Testimonials
      Please provide testimonial evidence from clients, partners, and industry figures, rather than employees of your organisation. Company logo*
      The entrant's company logo should be supplied in colour as a vector eps file. We recommend a dpi of at least 300. If successful, this will be used alongside your entry on the evening and in the magazine.
      Promotional Summary*
      Please provide a short summary, in no more than 50 words, of your entry. This may appear in the printed event guide and in any relevant marketing communications about the awards should you make the shortlist. Please note that we reserve the right to edit for consistency and publishing reasons.
      Supporting Image* Please provide a JPEG or PNG image that best supports your entry (eg project, building or team image). If successful, this will be used alongside your entry on the evening and in the magazine.
      Supporting Materials Please provide support material where you feel it will enhance your entry, such as case studies or video links. Please upload one zip file containing no more than 3 documents. Judges are not required to score supporting material but can use supporting material as evidence to support a claim. For this reason please ensure all important statements are included in the main body of your awards submission - do not rely on the supporting materials section alone to evidence your entry.

      Large Developer (More than 1000 units)

      Are you the standout large-scale residential developer or housebuilder of the past year? Have you developed landmark schemes, pulled off ground-breaking deals, embarked on innovative joint ventures or pioneered new ideas that have changed the face of property development in the UK? Have you moved the dial in terms of the ESG or social impact agendas? Have you raised the bar architecturally or developed a scheme that has helped regenerate an area? Then we want to hear from you.

      Please note to be eligible for large developer of the year you must have created more than 1000 units in the past year: 01 January 2021 – 31 December 2021.
       To enter, please submit a 750-word summary on why you feel you should win this award. When reviewing your submission, the judges will be looking for evidence of the following:
      • Best-in-class achievements or initiatives
      • Impact of Covid and how you overcame challenges posed by the pandemic
      • Strong strategic vision
      • Solid financial performance – perhaps against the odds
      • Development activity – perhaps against the odds
      • Innovation
      • Tangible and measurable results
      • New strategies, business development or staff/training initiatives
      • Commitment to diversity and inclusion
      • Commitment to the ESG agenda


      When submitting your entry you will be asked to submit the following information: (*Asterisk demarks entry questions that are mandatory.)
      Number of units created during 2021*
      Executive Summary*
      Please provide a 750 word online submission focusing on the criteria provided on the website.
      Testimonials
       Please provide testimonial evidence from clients, partners, and industry figures, rather than employees of your organisation. Company logo*
      The entrant's company logo should be supplied in colour as a vector eps file. We recommend a dpi of at least 300. If successful, this will be used alongside your entry on the evening and in the magazine.
       Promotional Summary* Please provide a short summary, in no more than 50 words, of your entry. This may appear in the printed event guide and in any relevant marketing communications about the awards should you make the shortlist. Please note that we reserve the right to edit for consistency and publishing reasons.
      Supporting Image* Please provide a JPEG or PNG image that best supports your entry (eg project, building or team image). If successful, this will be used alongside your entry on the evening and in the magazine.
       Supporting Materials Please provide support material where you feel it will enhance your entry, such as case studies or video links. Please upload one zip file containing no more than 3 documents. Judges are not required to score supporting material but can use supporting material as evidence to support a claim. For this reason please ensure all important statements are included in the main body of your awards submission - do not rely on the supporting materials section alone to evidence your entry.



      Legal/Professional Team of the Year- Residential

      This category is aimed at law firms and specialist property consultants (or departments of larger agency firms) that provide one or more of the following: legal advice, valuation, rating, rent review and property/land and estate management. It is also open to building surveyors, firms that provide planning/development or environmental advice and practices that are strong in arbitration, claims, expert witness or legal services. It is not open to facilities management organisations or other property advisers. Have you moved the dial in the past year in the legal/professional space? Have you risen to the Covid challenge in a game-changing way? Then we want to hear from you.

      This category is open to organisations and individuals primarily operating in residential property sector. If you are primarily in the commercial real estate sector, please enter the equivalent category in the Property Awards. To be eligible, entries must relate to the past year: 01 January 2021 – 31 December 2021

      To enter, please submit a 750-word summary on why you feel you should win this award. When reviewing your submission, the judges will be looking for evidence of the following:
      • Why 2021 was a strong year for the team – perhaps against the odds
      • The impact of Covid and how you overcame the challenges posed by the pandemic
      • The range of legal or professional work you do and how this has changed
      • Details of key instructions/commissions you have won
      • Business development or staff/training initiatives
      • Robust financial performance – perhaps against the odds
      • Strong client focus and positive client feedback – for instance via testimonials
      • Commitment to diversity and inclusion
      • Commitment to the ESG agenda

      When submitting your entry you will be asked to submit the following information: (*Asterisk marks entry questions that are mandatory.)

      Name of the team you are entering*
      If your entry is successful, this title will be used to promote your entry, so please enter this as you would like it shown.
      Executive Summary*
      Please provide a 750 word online submission focusing on the criteria provided on the website. Testimonials Please provide testimonial evidence from clients, partners, and industry figures, rather than employees of your organisation.

      Company logo*
      The entrant's company logo should be supplied in colour as a vector eps file. We recommend a dpi of at least 300. If successful, this will be used alongside your entry on the evening and in the magazine.
       Promotional Summary*
      Please provide a short summary, in no more than 50 words, of your entry. This may appear in the printed event guide and in any relevant marketing communications about the awards should you make the shortlist. Please note that we reserve the right to edit for consistency and publishing reasons.
       Supporting Image*
      Please provide a JPEG or PNG image that best supports your entry (eg project, building or team image). If successful, this will be used alongside your entry on the evening and in the magazine.
       Supporting Materials
      Please provide support material where you feel it will enhance your entry, such as case studies or video links. Please upload one zip file containing no more than 3 documents. Judges are not required to score supporting material but can use supporting material as evidence to support a claim. For this reason please ensure all important statements are included in the main body of your awards submission - do not rely on the supporting materials section alone to evidence your entry.

      Newcomer Award - Residential

      This category is open to organisations and individuals that have launched within the last three years or moved into a new sector in the last three years. We are looking for the rising stars of the residential property industry, whether you are in development, investment, agency, proptech or fund management.

      This category is open to organisations and individuals primarily operating in the residential property sector. If you are primarily in the commercial real estate or student accommodation sectors, please enter the equivalent category in the Property Awards or Student Accommodation Awards.

      To be eligible, entries must relate to the past three years: 01 January 2019 – 31 December 2021 To enter, please submit a 750-word summary on why you feel you should win this award.

      When reviewing your submission, the judges will be looking for evidence of the following:
      • Outstanding achievements/success – perhaps against the odds
      • Innovation/disruption • Bold strategic vision
      • Positive market impact
      • Robust financial performance
      • Strong client focus – via testimonials preferably
      • Commitment to diversity and inclusion
      • Commitment to the ESG agenda

      When submitting your entry you will be asked to submit the following information: (*Asterisk demarks entry questions that are mandatory.)

      Executive Summary*
      Please provide a 750 word online submission focusing on the criteria provided on the website.
      Testimonials
       Please provide testimonial evidence from clients, partners, and industry figures, rather than employees of your organisation. Company logo*
      The entrant's company logo should be supplied in colour as a vector eps file. We recommend a dpi of at least 300. If successful, this will be used alongside your entry on the evening and in the magazine.
       Promotional Summary*
      Please provide a short summary, in no more than 50 words, of your entry. This may appear in the printed event guide and in any relevant marketing communications about the awards should you make the shortlist. Please note that we reserve the right to edit for consistency and publishing reasons. ~
      Supporting Image*
      Please provide a JPEG or PNG image that best supports your entry (eg project, building or team image). If successful, this will be used alongside your entry on the evening and in the magazine.
      Supporting Materials
       Please provide support material where you feel it will enhance your entry, such as case studies or video links. Please upload one zip file containing no more than 3 documents. Judges are not required to score supporting material but can use supporting material as evidence to support a claim. For this reason please ensure all important statements are included in the main body of your awards submission - do not rely on the supporting materials section alone to evidence your entry.


      Property Manager of the Year

      This award is for the organisation deemed to be the best residential property manager of the past year. Are you the go-to property management organisation for asset managers? Have you raised the bar when it comes to the day-to-day running of a property or portfolio with regards repairs, maintenance, security and upkeep? Do you take a hands-on approach to customer and tenant relations? Have you responded to the challenges posed by Covid in a particularly inventive way?

      To be eligible, entries must relate to the past year: 01 January 2021 – 31 December 2021 To enter, please submit a 750-word summary on why you feel you should win this award.

      When reviewing your submission, the judges will be looking for evidence of the following:
      • Innovation, vision and boldness in response to the challenges of Covid
      • Strong focus on health and safety
      • Challenges faced and overcome
      • New instructions
      • Innovative approach to lease renewals/rent collection
      • Strong maintenance and repair record
      • Strong client focus and tenant relations – via testimonials if possible
      • Active physical management through refurbishment or redevelopment, for instance


      When submitting your entry you will be asked to submit the following information: (*Asterisk demarks entry questions that are mandatory.)
      Executive Summary*
      Please provide a 750 word online submission focusing on the criteria provided on the website.
      Testimonials
       Please provide testimonial evidence from clients, partners, and industry figures, rather than employees of your organisation. Company logo*
      The entrant's company logo should be supplied in colour as a vector eps file. We recommend a dpi of at least 300. If successful, this will be used alongside your entry on the evening and in the magazine.
       Promotional Summary*
      Please provide a short summary, in no more than 50 words, of your entry. This may appear in the printed event guide and in any relevant marketing communications about the awards should you make the shortlist. Please note that we reserve the right to edit for consistency and publishing reasons.
       Supporting Image*
      Please provide a JPEG or PNG image that best supports your entry (eg project, building or team image). If successful, this will be used alongside your entry on the evening and in the magazine.
       Supporting Materials
       Please provide support material where you feel it will enhance your entry, such as case studies or video links. Please upload one zip file containing no more than 3 documents. Judges are not required to score supporting material but can use supporting material as evidence to support a claim. For this reason please ensure all important statements are included in the main body of your awards submission - do not rely on the supporting materials section alone to evidence your entry.

      Residential Personality of the Year

      Judges choice: The winner will be nominated by the judges and chosen by an anonymous ballot.

      No entries will be taken for this category.

      This category is now closed

      PRS Deal of the Year

      Who pulled off the best deal in the PRS sector in the UK in 2021? Have you done a deal that shouldn’t have been possible in a pandemic? Then we want to hear from you. It does not have to be the biggest transaction, but it does have to be the best – whether it is a merger or acquisition of another organisation, an acquisition or sale of property or an innovative joint venture.

      This category is open to organisations and individuals primarily operating in the residential property sector. If you are primarily in the commercial real estate or student accommodation sectors, please enter the equivalent category in the Property Awards or Student Accommodation Awards.

      To be eligible, the deal must have been made in the past year: 01 January 2021 – 31 December 2021 To enter, please submit a 750-word summary on why you feel you should win this award.

      When reviewing your submission, the judges will be looking for evidence of the following:
      • Why the deal was so ground-breaking, bold or innovative
      • Impact of Covid and how you overcame challenges posed by the pandemic
      • Scale and ambition
      • Complexity
      • Robust financial returns/rewards
      • Impact on the market
      • Commitment to diversity and inclusion
      • Commitment to the ESG agenda


      When submitting your entry you will be asked to submit the following information: (*Asterisk demarks entry questions that are mandatory.)
      Name of the Deal*
      If your entry is successful, this title will be used to promote your entry, so please ensure you enter the name of the deal as you would like it referred to.
      Executive Summary*
      Please provide a 750 word online submission focusing on the criteria provided on the website.
      Testimonials
      Please provide testimonial evidence from clients, partners, and industry figures, rather than employees of your organisation.
      Company logo*
      The entrant's company logo should be supplied in colour as a vector eps file. We recommend a dpi of at least 300. If successful, this will be used alongside your entry on the evening and in the magazine.
       Promotional Summary*
      Please provide a short summary, in no more than 50 words, of your entry. This may appear in the printed event guide and in any relevant marketing communications about the awards should you make the shortlist. Please note that we reserve the right to edit for consistency and publishing reasons.
       Supporting Image* Please provide a JPEG or PNG image that best supports your entry (eg project, building or team image). If successful, this will be used alongside your entry on the evening and in the magazine.
       Supporting Materials Please provide support material where you feel it will enhance your entry, such as case studies or video links. Please upload one zip file containing no more than 3 documents. Judges are not required to score supporting material but can use supporting material as evidence to support a claim. For this reason please ensure all important statements are included in the main body of your awards submission - do not rely on the supporting materials section alone to evidence your entry.

      Sales and Letting Agency

      Have you had a standout year in residential sales and/or lettings? Has your team completely sold out a development or become the ‘go to’ agency for new instructions? Perhaps you achieved record sales or lettings volumes despite the Covid pandemic. Did you rise to the Covid challenge in a particularly innovative or ingenious way?

      What made your organisation stand out from the crowd in the past year? We want hard data on transaction volumes, but our judges also want to see evidence.

      To be eligible, entries must relate to the past year: 01 January 2021 – 31 December 2021 To enter, please submit a 750-word summary on why you feel you should win this award.

      When reviewing your submission, the judges will be looking for evidence of the following:
      • Innovation, vision and boldness
      • Strong sales and/or lettings performance
      • Number of new instructions
      • How you rose to the challenges posed by Covid
      • Strong client focus and understanding of tenant requirements (via testimonials for example)
      • Landmark deals, developments and commissions
      • New marketing ideas
      • Commitment to diversity and inclusion
      • Commitment to the ESG agenda


      When submitting your entry you will be asked to submit the following information: (*Asterisk demarks entry questions that are mandatory.)

      Executive Summary*

      Please provide a 750 word online submission focusing on the criteria provided on the website.

      Testimonials

      Please provide testimonial evidence from clients, partners, and industry figures, rather than employees of your organisation.

      Company logo*

      The entrant's company logo should be supplied in colour as a vector eps file. We recommend a dpi of at least 300. If successful, this will be used alongside your entry on the evening and in the magazine.

      Promotional Summary*

      Please provide a short summary, in no more than 50 words, of your entry. This may appear in the printed event guide and in any relevant marketing communications about the awards should you make the shortlist. Please note that we reserve the right to edit for consistency and publishing reasons.

      Supporting Image*

      Please provide a JPEG or PNG image that best supports your entry (eg project, building or team image). If successful, this will be used alongside your entry on the evening and in the magazine.

      Supporting Materials

      Please provide support material where you feel it will enhance your entry, such as case studies or video links. Please upload one zip file containing no more than 3 documents. Judges are not required to score supporting material but can use supporting material as evidence to support a claim. For this reason please ensure all important statements are included in the main body of your awards submission - do not rely on the supporting materials section alone to evidence your entry.

      Financials

      In the below section, please provide as much financial information as possible, but for any questions that are not applicable to your business, please mark as N/A. Please state whether the financials are confidential. You are welcome to include any additional financials you think support your submission.

      Are the financials confidential?*

      Yes/ No

      Area of space transacted 2021 and % increase/decrease compared with 2020*

      Calculate these figures based on the total area or the total transactions solely handled by the firm, half these figures for any joint handling.

      Number of transactions 2021 and % increase/decrease compared with 2020*

      Calculate these figures based on the total area or number of transactions solely handled by the firm, half these figures when you have jointly instructed.

      Transactional fee income 2021 and % increase/decrease compared with 2020*

      Include here income from all deals. Do not include rent review, valuation work or investment income

      Total fee income 2021 and % increase/decrease compared with 2020*

      Do not include non-fee earners such as secretaries etc.

      Number of fee earners 2021 and % increase/decrease compared with 2020*

      Do not include non-fee earners such as secretaries etc.

      Number of new instructions 2021 and % increase/decrease compared with 2020*

      Calculate these figures based on the total area or number of transactions solely handled by the firm, half these figures when you have jointly instructed.

      Profitability % 2021 and % increase/decrease compared with 2020*

      Growth in revenue year on year 2021 and % increase/decrease compared with 2020*

      Small Developer (Fewer than 1000 units)

      Size isn’t everything, and we’re looking for a developer who proved this over the last year. We want to hear from you if you know a niche or up-and-coming developer that has punched above its weight with a flagship scheme; can show significant growth in its pipeline; or has pioneered systems and approaches that bigger rivals cannot match. Have you moved the dial in terms of the ESG agendas? Have you raised the bar architecturally or developed a scheme that has helped regenerate an area? Then we want to hear from you.

      Please note to be eligible for small developer you must have created fewer than 1000 units in the past year: 01 January 2021 – 31 December 2021.

      To enter, please submit a 750-word summary on why you feel you should win this award.

      When reviewing your submission, the judges will be looking for evidence of the following:
      • Best-in-class achievements or initiatives
      • Impact of Covid and how you overcame challenges posed by the pandemic
      • Strong strategic vision
      • Solid financial performance – perhaps against the odds
      • Development activity – perhaps against the odds
      • Innovation
      • Tangible and measurable results
      • New strategies, business development or staff/training initiatives
      • Commitment to diversity and inclusion
      • Commitment to the ESG agenda


      When submitting your entry you will be asked to submit the following information: (*Asterisk demarks entry questions that are mandatory.)
      Number of units created during 2021
      Executive Summary*

      Please provide a 750 word online submission focusing on the criteria provided on the website.
      Testimonials
       Please provide testimonial evidence from clients, partners, and industry figures, rather than employees of your organisation. Company logo*
      The entrant's company logo should be supplied in colour as a vector eps file. We recommend a dpi of at least 300. If successful, this will be used alongside your entry on the evening and in the magazine.
      Promotional Summary*
      Please provide a short summary, in no more than 50 words, of your entry. This may appear in the printed event guide and in any relevant marketing communications about the awards should you make the shortlist. Please note that we reserve the right to edit for consistency and publishing reasons.
       Supporting Image*
      Please provide a JPEG or PNG image that best supports your entry (eg project, building or team image). If successful, this will be used alongside your entry on the evening and in the magazine.
       Supporting Materials
       Please provide support material where you feel it will enhance your entry, such as case studies or video links. Please upload one zip file containing no more than 3 documents. Judges are not required to score supporting material but can use supporting material as evidence to support a claim. For this reason please ensure all important statements are included in the main body of your awards submission - do not rely on the supporting materials section alone to evidence your entry.

        Social Impact Initiative - Residential

        Social impact has been one of the breakthrough issues of the past few years and has come to the fore in the Covid-19 pandemic. We want to celebrate the best social impact projects and initiatives of the past year. We are looking for an organisation or individual that has implemented, completed or committed to a ground-breaking social impact scheme, project or initiative that has had a real and measurable positive social impact on the community.


        This category is open to organisations and individuals primarily operating in the residential property sector. If you are primarily in the commercial real estate or student accommodation sectors, please enter the equivalent category in the Property Awards or Student Accommodation Awards.

        To be eligible, entries must relate to the past year: 01 January 2021 – 31 December 2021 To enter, please submit a 750-word summary on why you feel you should win this award.

        When reviewing your submission, the judges will be looking for evidence of the following:
        • Social impact is the primary rationale
        • The scheme/project/initiative is truly community focused
        • How it is innovative/ground-breaking
        • Scale and ambition • Long-term vision
        • Demonstrable and measurable impact on the community
        • Capped or zero commercial returns, or implemented at a loss
        • True community engagement • Commitment to diversity and inclusion
        • Positive environmental impact

        When submitting your entry you will be asked to submit the following information: (*Asterisk marks entry questions that are mandatory.)


        Executive Summary*
        Please provide a 750 word online submission focusing on the criteria provided on the website.
        Testimonials
        Please provide testimonial evidence from clients, partners, and industry figures, rather than employees of your organisation. Company logo*
        The entrant's company logo should be supplied in colour as a vector eps file. We recommend a dpi of at least 300. If successful, this will be used alongside your entry on the evening and in the magazine.
         Promotional Summary*
        Please provide a short summary, in no more than 50 words, of your entry. This may appear in the printed event guide and in any relevant marketing communications about the awards should you make the shortlist. Please note that we reserve the right to edit for consistency and publishing reasons.
        Supporting Image*
        Please provide a JPEG or PNG image that best supports your entry (eg project, building or team image). If successful, this will be used alongside your entry on the evening and in the magazine.
         Supporting Materials
        Please provide support material where you feel it will enhance your entry, such as case studies or video links. Please upload one zip file containing no more than 3 documents. Judges are not required to score supporting material but can use supporting material as evidence to support a claim. For this reason please ensure all important statements are included in the main body of your awards submission - do not rely on the supporting materials section alone to evidence your entry.

        Student Accommodation Operator

        Do you stand out in the UK’s crowded student accommodation sector in this most challenging of years? We are looking for an operator that against the odds really moved the dial in the past year. How did you rise to the myriad challenges posed by Covid? What did you do to support students, perhaps in terms of their health and wellbeing? How did you deal with the lockdowns and the student rents? Did you continue to invest in the sector despite the challenging climate? Maybe you introduced technological innovations? What did you do that went above and beyond what others were doing?

        To be eligible, entries must relate to the past year: 01 January 2021 – 31 December 2021 To enter, please submit a 750-word summary on why you feel you should win this award.

        When reviewing your submission, the judges will be looking for evidence of the following:
        • A strong and innovative response to the Covid crisis
        • Understanding of student welfare and mental health issues
        • Support for students through the crisis
        • Specific challenges faced and overcome
        • Long-term commitment to the sector
        • Financial sacrifice – for instance writing off rents
        • Development, property management and investment activity
        • Strong understanding of tenant/client requirements, including testimonials if possible
        • Accreditation by ANUK
        • Commitment to diversity and inclusion
        • Commitment to the ESG agenda


        When submitting your entry you will be asked to submit the following information: (*Asterisk demarks entry questions that are mandatory.)
        Executive Summary*
        Please provide a 750 word online submission focusing on the criteria provided on the website.
        Testimonials
         Please provide testimonial evidence from clients, partners, and industry figures, rather than employees of your organisation. Company logo*
        The entrant's company logo should be supplied in colour as a vector eps file. We recommend a dpi of at least 300. If successful, this will be used alongside your entry on the evening and in the magazine.
         Promotional Summary*
        Please provide a short summary, in no more than 50 words, of your entry. This may appear in the printed event guide and in any relevant marketing communications about the awards should you make the shortlist. Please note that we reserve the right to edit for consistency and publishing reasons.
         Supporting Image* Please provide a JPEG or PNG image that best supports your entry (eg project, building or team image). If successful, this will be used alongside your entry on the evening and in the magazine.
         Supporting Materials
         Please provide support material where you feel it will enhance your entry, such as case studies or video links. Please upload one zip file containing no more than 3 documents. Judges are not required to score supporting material but can use supporting material as evidence to support a claim. For this reason please ensure all important statements are included in the main body of your awards submission - do not rely on the supporting materials section alone to evidence your entry.