The KPMG Irish Independent Property Industry Excellence Awards is the beacon for excellence in the Irish property sector. Award winners set the benchmark for professionalism and showcase the best that industry stakeholders have to offer.
The Irish property industry is going from strength to strength, and if you believe your work is setting the standard, make sure to enter. Reflecting the diversity of contribution to the property arena, there are 11 awards in total. This year sees the introduction of a Facilities Management Project category which awards an individual or team whose facilities management project demonstrates substantial innovation and positive effect on an organisation. Judging is conducted by fifteen leading experts from industry, government & professional bodies. Adjudication parameters seek projects that: go above and beyond the normal, demonstrate measurable improvement, reflect innovation through approach or technology, appreciate needs and satisfaction of clients, contribute to local community and demonstrate excellence in strategic coordination.
All professional institutes, representative bodies and government agencies endorse the KPMG Irish Independent Property Industry Excellence Awards.
At the launch of the 2018 Awards, Jim Clery, Tax Partner and Head of Real Estate at KPMG said: “KPMG is delighted to continue to support these awards and with the continuing involvement of all of our key stakeholders including the various judging bodies, PINERGY, EFC and DIT. Real estate remains a vital part of Ireland’s business infrastructure and recognising excellence plays a key role in promoting the value of the sector to our economy. We are moving to a new environment where, while the commercial sector looks to be in equilibrium, skills shortages and housing shortages are to the fore. We will be particularly interested to look at initiatives in these areas as we showcase the best examples of Irish success in the various awards categories.”
Now, in its fourth year, The KPMG Irish Independent Property Excellence Awards highlight, reward and celebrate excellence in the Irish Property Industry. Core to this success is the integrity of the judging process and its commercial structure, which has ensured that the awards receive both the support and endorsement of the entire Irish property sector. No award recipient is permitted to sponsor any of the awards categories. The industry as a whole has embraced the proposition that any profit raised by the awards programme be reinvested into the property industry through the establishment of the first ever Doctorate in Property Research.
The awards ceremony which, attracts over 800 industry stakeholders annually, took place on November 8th 2018 at The National Convention Centre, Dublin.
Overall Award for Outstanding Performance:
SISK - for developing their own people to the highest standards, striving for excellence with their suppliers, and to abiding to their core values with their clients of 'Care, Integrity and Excellence'.
Community Benefit Award:
Regional Excellence Award:
Design Project of The Year
Architects Henry J Lyons - for the design of the Royal College of Surgeons building at 26 York Street
Commercial Agency Award
JLL - as the leading Irish commercial estate agents
Property Investment Fund Manager Award
Hibernia REIT - for its investment returns
Residential Agency Award
Savills - for leadership and innovation in the residential sector
Excellence in Planning Award
Monaghan Co Council - for the redevelopment of Monaghan Town centre
Emerging Talent Award
Mark, Andrew and Kelly Cosgrave of the Dublin Loft Company - for developing apartments on long-ignored sites and plans for their new Hendrick Hotels brand.
Energy Efficiency Award
Kore Insulation - for its Cavan Better Energy Communities Scheme
Facilities Management Project Award
Bam Facilities Management - for innovative use of robotics in the management of school facilities