Monday 24 September 2018

Property Awards open for entries

Grafton Architects secured two awards in 2017. Pictured are the firm’s founders, Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara, with Jim Clery, partner and head of real estate, KPMG Ireland
Grafton Architects secured two awards in 2017. Pictured are the firm’s founders, Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara, with Jim Clery, partner and head of real estate, KPMG Ireland

Donal Buckley

THE 2018 KPMG Irish Independent Property Industry Excellence Awards is now open for entries at propertyexcellenceawards.com. This year, the competition is being contested across 11 categories, following the introduction of a Facilities Management Project award, which recognises an individual or team whose project demonstrates substantial innovation and positive effect on an organisation.

Other awards will look to recognise those who have excelled in the five areas of Community Benefit, Regional Excellence, Design Project, Excellence in Planning, and Energy Efficiency. The remaining categories will acknowledge the year's best Commercial Agency, Residential Agency, Property Investment Fund Manager, Contractor and Emerging Talent respectively.

The awards are endorsed by all relevant professional institutes, representative bodies and State agencies, namely Engineers Ireland, the Irish Planning Institute, RIAI, Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland (SCSI), CIF, IPAV, IDA Ireland, DIT, OPW and Enterprise Ireland. No award recipient can sponsor any of the categories. Any profit raised by the awards programme is reinvested into the industry through the first ever Doctorate in Property Research, established with the DIT.

The ceremony, which attracts over 800 industry stakeholders, takes place on November 8 at the Convention Centre Dublin.

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