The Yorkshire Property Awards will return on
Wednesday 8th September 2021 at
Rudding Park Hotel, Harrogate

Timings: 15:00 – 20:00

Variety, the Children’s Charity is recognised for hosting a number of high profile events across the region, including the Yorkshire Business Awards. The Yorkshire Property Awards is the definitive property awards in the region and celebrates the many achievements and undisputed excellence of businesses in the Yorkshire commercial property sector.

Please be assured that the event will be run with your safety being the priority. To ensure the event is Covid-19 safe, there will be an ‘alfresco’ feel and Variety will continue to review and plan in-line with Government guidelines.

Call for Entries Now Open!

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THE DEADLINE FOR ENTRIES HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO:

Wednesday 31st March 2021

Variety have now contacted all companies who had pre-payed for 2021. If you are yet to secure tickets or would like to enquire about available sponsorship opportunities, please contact: annabel.robinson@variety.org.uk

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Office Deal of the Year

Entries for this award will come from property teams that have completed a notable office property deal during the period March 2020 – March 2021. This could relate to a sale, letting, acquisition or lease re-gear.

Judges will be looking to award an office deal which has made a significant impact on the Yorkshire property landscape. This could be related to expertise / tangential thinking in securing the deal, innovation in the structure of the transaction or the economic / perceptual impact in years to come.

The Judges will use their personal knowledge of the property industry to assess the performance of entrants but is looking to reward the wider team involved in the transaction. Please ensure that all participant efforts are included.

Industrial Deal of the Year

Entries for this award will come from property teams that have completed a notable industrial property deal during the period March 2020 – March 2021. This could relate to a sale, letting, acquisition or lease re-gear.

Judges will be looking to award an industrial deal which has made a significant impact on the Yorkshire property landscape. This could be related to expertise / tangential thinking in securing the deal, innovation in the structure of the transaction or the economic / perceptual impact in years to come.

The Judges will use their personal knowledge of the property industry to assess the performance of entrants but is looking to reward the wider team involved in the transaction. Please ensure that all participant efforts are included.

Investment Deal of the Year

Entries for this award will come from property teams that have completed a notable property investment transaction during the period March 2020 – March 2021.

Judges will be looking to award an investment deal which has hit the headlines with criteria that has had a major impact on the Yorkshire property landscape.

The judges will use their personal knowledge of the property industry to assess the performance of entrants but is looking to reward the wider team involved in the transaction. Please ensure that all participant efforts are included.

The ESG Award

This category is open to any business working in the commercial property sector across Yorkshire. They must be able to demonstrate a project or initiative that has raised the bar in terms of its sustainability or environmental impact during the period March 2020 – March 2021. In particular, the judges will be interested to see projects which show an innovative approach to any/all areas of ESG and that have also been shaped around Covid-19 related issues.

The Constructing Excellence Award

This category invites any company involved in the delivery of construction projects, from design through to physical build, who can demonstrate innovation in design, procurement or delivery of a building or project. Alternatively, a company which operates in this sector who thinks outside the box in their management of projects or their operating procedures which has a positive impact on the working environment.

The Game Changer Awards

Introduced in 2017 to highlight the crème de la crème of property achievements in Yorkshire, the popular Game Changer Awards will look at projects or deals which have had a material effect on the surrounding environment or on the market, which are widely recognised (in the property sector) as worthy of praise and which show excellence in conception, design and execution.

The Rising Star Award

This category seeks to reward the industry’s most promising star, working within commercial property in Yorkshire. Entrants can be traditionally trained or come from a non-property background, as long as they are making an impact on the industry right now.

Open to applicants under the age of 35 or those who are new to the industry (within the past 10 years), setting out in forging a new career for themselves.

Submissions should explain how the nominee has demonstrated practice above and beyond expectations, highlight key achievements that make them stand out from the rest and demonstrate the individuals’ potential to contribute to the industry in the future. The entry can be made by the individual or nominated by someone else.

Property Personality of the Year

This long standing, prestigious award is nominated by a closed panel.

2020

Office Deal of the Year – The Letting of 3150 Thorpe Park to SharkNinja

Industrial Deal of the Year – The Letting of Logic Leeds to a High Profile Global Retailer

Investment Deal of the Year – The sale of No.7 & 8 Wellington Place to Legal & General Pensions Limited

Best Innovation Project – York Biotech Campus

The Constructing Excellence Award – Emerald Headingley Stadium

The Game Changer Awards – Channel 4 HQ, Quarry Hill Campus & Hull Fruit Market

Rising Star – Tom Hodgson, Pudney Shuttleworth

2019

Industrial Deal of the Year – The letting to Clipper Logistics Plc of Sheffield 615

Investment Deal of the Year – The sale of Pinnacle to Brockton Capital LLP

Office Deal of the Year – The letting to Walker Morris LLP of No.33 Wellington Street

Yorkshire Pride – S Harrison Developments Ltd 

Best Innovation Project – Forging Futures Campus, Commercial Estates Group

Game Changers – The Glass Works, Barnsley/South Bank, Leeds/Thorpe Park, Leeds

Rising Star – Scott Clark, ISG Plc

Personality of the Year – John Sutcliffe

2017

Best Architect of the Year – Fuse Studios Limited

Best Small Agency Practice – Fox Lloyd Jones Ltd

Best Large Agency Practice – Knight Frank

Property Deal of the Year – Kirkstall Forge, CEG

Best Innovation Project – Interserve

Game Changer – The Merrion Centre Regeneration

Game Changer – iPort

Game Changer – Hull City of Culture

Property Personality – Paul Caddick

2016

Best Small Agency Practice – Gent Visick

Best Large Agency Practice – Lambert Smith Hampton

Best Architect – DLA Design

Property Deal of the Year – Thorpe Park Leeds

Game Changer – Victoria Gate

Game Changer – Kirkstall Forge

Game Changer – The Chocolate Works

Property Personality – Richard Lewis

2014

CSR – Land Securities Properties Ltd

Best Contractor – GMI Construction Group Plc

Best Small Agency Practice – Gent Visick

Best Commercial Development – Muse Developments

Best Office Agency – Knight Frank

Best Retail Agency – Central Retail

Best Investment Agency – DTZ

Best Industrial Agency – Jones Laing LaSalle Limited

Lifetime Achievement Award – Martin Farrington

2018

Rising Star – Lucy McDowell

Property Personality – Bob Taylor

Yorkshire Export – Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre – Henry Boot Developments

Industrial Deal of the Year – Gateway 36, Barnsley

Best Innovation Project – Climate Innovation District – Citu Developments

Investment Deal of the Year – Network North Portfolio

Office Deal of the Year – Burberry, 6 Queen Street

Game Changers – Advanced Manufacturing Park / Goole 36 / Platform

2015

Best Contractor – GMI Construction Group Plc

Best Small Agency Practice – Carter Towler

Best Large Agency Practice – Knight Frank

Best Commercial Development – No.1 Sovereign Square, Leeds

Best Architect – The Harris Partnership Ltd

Property Deal of the Year – Central Square, Leeds

Judges Special Award – MEPC for Wellington Place, Leeds

Lifetime Achievement Award – John Bywater

2013

CSR Award – GMI Energy

Best Contractor – Laing O’Rourke

Best Property Consultant – Rex Proctor & Partners

Best Small Agency Practice – Barker Proudlove

Best Large Agency – Knight Frank

Best Commercial Development – Trinity, Leeds

Lifetime Achievement Award – Gerald Jennings, Land Securities

To launch the 2021 awards, Variety, the Children’s Charity are now seeking entries from across the Yorkshire property sector.

The Awards
Office Deal of the Year
Industrial Deal of the Year
Investment Deal of the Year
The ESG Award
The Constructing Excellence Award
The Game Changers
The Rising Star Award
Property Personality of the Year – closed category

To view award criteria, please click on the ‘2021 Categories’ tab above.

To enter, complete and submit the online submission form.

Deadline for entries:

Friday 19th March 2021

OFFICE DEAL OF THE YEAR

The Letting of 3150 Thorpe Park to SharkNinja – WINNER

The Letting of No.4 Wellington Place to Stars Group Inc.

The Letting of Central Square to Link Asset Services

INDUSTRIAL DEAL OF THE YEAR

The Letting of Premier Way North to The Range

The Letting of Towngate Link

The Letting of Logic Leeds to a High Profile Global Retailer – WINNER

INVESTMENT DEAL OF THE YEAR

The Sale of No.7 & 8 Wellington Place to Legal & General Pensions Limited – WINNER

The Acquisition of Quarry House for Legal & General Investment Management

The Sale of a 250,000 sq ft investment let to Esterform

BEST INNOVATION PROJECT

The Aura Innovation Centre

NEXUS

York Biotech Campus – WINNER

CONSTRUCTING EXCELLENCE AWARD

The East Coast Hub

Quarry Hill Campus

Emerald Headingley Stadium – WINNER

THE GAME CHANGER AND RISING STAR AWARDS

There isn’t a shortlist for these awards – see Award Archive for winners

 

2021 Sponsors

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