Top African property industry professionals proved themselves to be the very best in their field as they collected their 2018- 19 African Property Awards on October 11.
The glittering awards presentation was held at the Waldorf Astoria Palm Jumeirah in Dubai where the accolades were presented by Sultan Butti, Bin Majren, director general of the Dubai Land Department, Stuart Shield, president of the International Property Awards and Giovanni Marzo, area manager of Africa, Gulf and South East Asia, Salice, the 2018 awards’ official sponsor.
The African Property Awards are part of the International Property Awards, which are in their 25th year and are open to residential and commercial professionals from around the globe.
Covering 48 categories, regional heats are staged for Asia Pacific, Africa, Europe, Arabia, Canada, Central and South America, the Caribbean, US and UK.
Over 200 entries were scrutinised by the judging committee, chaired by the Earl of Caithness, Lord Best, the Earl of Liverpool and more than 80 industry professionals
Forty-eight African companies received awards for categories, ranging from property development to real estate, interior design and architecture.
Two African companies which won awards were:
Pam Golding Properties, based in South Africa, won three five-star awards:
- Real estate agency over 20 offices
- Real estate agency marketing
- Real estate agency website
Devtraco Plus Limited, based in Ghana, won a five-star award:
Mixed-use architecture – nova project Twenty-four of the African winners at country level will compete against companies in Dubai, Africa and Arabia to be named Best in Dubai, Africa and Arabia – and, perhaps ultimately, Best in the World.
Results at these levels will be announced at the International Property Awards ceremony on December 3 at the Savoy Hotel in London, UK.
The 2018-19 Dubai, Africa & Arabia Property Awards winners can be viewed at International Property Awards.
“I would like to offer my congratulations to all the African Property Awards winners,” said Shield. “Once again the African property industry has a delivered a very high calibre of entries and we are delighted to see an increase in entries for this region.
“The award winner logo is an instantly recognised symbol of excellence throughout the global property industry. Attaining an award proves that the company has the necessary qualities and professionalism to excel over other companies within the highly competitive African region.”