Property awards open for entries
THE 2018 KPMG Irish Independent Property Industry Excellence Awards is now open for entries at 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.
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, Enterprise Ireland, and the IDA.
The judging panel comprises 15 leading experts drawn from across the property industry, State agencies and professional bodies. Key to the success of the awards is the integrity of both its judging process and its commercial structure.
No award recipient is permitted to sponsor any of the categories, while any profit raised by the awards programme is reinvested into the industry through the first ever Doctorate in Property Research, which was established in conjunction with the DIT.
The ceremony attracts more than 800 industry stakeholders annually.