The International Property Awards celebrate the highest levels of achievement by companies operating in all sectors of the property & real estate industry and are open to residential and commercial property professionals from around the globe. An International Property Award is a world-renowned mark of excellence.
The awards are split into regions covering Africa, Asia Pacific, Arabia, Canada, Caribbean, Central & South America, Europe, UK and USA. Participants enter at their relevant national level and are judged by a highly experienced team of professionals who cover the whole range of property disciplines.
HISTORY OF THE AWARDS
THE EARLY YEARS
The inaugural International Property Awards were presented in 1993 and covered 10 different residential categories. Award winners gave favourable reports and feedback, noting a number of benefits ranging from increased profile and positive customer response to increased coverage from local and national press and improved staff morale.
The first gala event was held at the Park Lane Hotel in London, with most of the winners attending to collect their awards. The pre-dinner reception provided winners with a chance to network with other companies and many worthwhile business relationships stemmed from that first gathering.
In 1998 the gala event was held at the House of Commons – a very popular choice of venue amongst winners. As the reputation of the awards grew, attracting more publicity and entrants from a wider range of countries, so did the demands on space.
By this time the International Property Awards were established as the premier programme recognising and rewarding excellence in their field and the gala dinners had become essential dates on the property industry calendar.
In 2005 the Daily Mail UK Property Awards were launched, which quickly gained status as the most prestigious honour available to UK property companies.
In 2006 the Arabia Arabian Property Awards were created with a glittering gala event held at the Royal Mirage Palace Ballroom in Dubai. In 2007 the International Property Awards gala event was held at the internationally renowned Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas, with competing companies selected from the highest-scoring winners in each of the categories from every world region. Winners here were also showcased at the world’s largest event for real estate professionals organised by two of the event’s sponsors – NAR and SIMA. 30,000 property professionals attended this expo in November 2007.
In 2008 the Asia Pacific, American and the European Awards were established with gala dinners in Singapore, Florida and London respectively. The International Property Awards were presented at the Ritz Carlton Hotel in Orlando, November 2008.
The awards have a panel of more than 50 well-respected experts from a range of complementary backgrounds, who volunteer their time to assist in the selection and judging process. Many represent well-established professional bodies from different countries.
Over the years leading branded companies have sponsored the awards as a means of raising their profiles and making new business contacts amongst winners and their clients. Jaguar, Mercedes Benz, and Bentley Motors have been prominent headline sponsors.
Aston Martin supported the Arabian Property Awards in 2006 and Jack Barclay, the world’s largest Bentley dealership, sponsored the UK Property Awards in 2007. HSBC Arabia sponsored the Arabian awards in 2008.
TWA ANDORRA, AN AWARD WINNER
The White Angel Andorra has been an award winner at the European Property Awards, under the Residential Development of 20+ units category.
This award and well-deserved recognition of our pioneering project in Andorra is undoubtedly the result of great teamwork and a joint vision towards a new residential concept.
The architects Pere Espugue and Victor Rahola envisioned an exclusive, modern yet warm residential project that seamlessly merges with its natural surroundings while staying relevant at the heart of Andorra la Vella, Andorra’s capital.
The highly qualified team of professionals that make up The White Angel have been the key to its success: OD Group’s founder and CEO Marc Rahola, as well as the management and technical teams – Jorge Juan Nieto, Pep Navarro Mateus, Marta Frutos, Andrea Verges, Pilar Rubio, Christian Lujano, Pablo Gallardo…- A formidable team for a formidable project.
We are proud to see The White Angel’s first international project receive such recognition and praise, and we look forward to beginning the construction of Phase 2, which will take place early next year.