Saturday 18 November 2017

Property awards shortlist announced

The Central Bank’s new headquarters at North Wall Quay is shortlisted for several awards
The Central Bank’s new headquarters at North Wall Quay is shortlisted for several awards
Ken MacDonald will be among those vying for the award for outstanding contribution to the Irish property sector

Ronald Quinlan Commercial Property Editor

The shortlist of nominees for the KPMG Irish Independent Property Excellence Awards 2017 has been announced.

This year's awards attracted 120 entries across 10 categories, and following the first stage of the online judging process, a 17-strong panel of judges has selected an impressive list of nominees for further consideration.

While the winners will be announced at a gala awards dinner at the Convention Centre Dublin on November 23, the shortlist is a testament to the achievements of the industry.

Recognition is given across a range of categories to a number of Dublin city's most prominent commercial buildings, including Oracle's Block B, LinkedIn's EMEA headquarters and the Central Bank's new headquarters at North Wall Quay in the IFSC. Elsewhere, the award for outstanding contribution to the Irish property sector is set to be hotly contested by a shortlist of nominees.

The shortlist includes four of the country's most-accomplished veterans - estate agent Ken MacDonald of Hooke & MacDonald, former Savills chairman Aidan O'Hogan, Green Property chairman Stephen Vernon, and former managing director at Sisk and the one-time chairman of Treasury Holdings, Kevin J Kelly. All four will be vying with each other and with developers the Cosgrave Group and IPUT for the award.

"The professionalism exhibited in all entries was significant. From long established players through to some very exciting emerging new professional talent, the 2017 shortlisted award nominees are setting a high standard of which we can all be proud," said Jim Clery of KPMG.

Irish Independent

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