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API AWARDS

AFRICA PROPERTY INVESTMENT AWARDS

Set to become Africa’s premier real estate competition, the API Awards will be launched at this year’s API Summit. The conference is Africa’s leading real estate gathering and will take place on August 24th and 25th at the Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa. These prestigious awards provide a platform for distinguished developers, suppliers and owners in the African real estate industry [Excl South Africa] to showcase their best projects and services, giving special recognition to the best that Africa has to offer. The Awards are organized by API Events, Africa’s leading real estate conferencing company. Website: www.apievents.com

Looking back on the last decade, there have been notable achievements in the development of real estate on the continent, and growth in the sector has highlighted the important role both local and regional investors play in the industry. With this in mind, there is a distinct need to introduce an awards platform that is both reputable and widely respected, to recognize these achievements, as well as the distinction and quality of these contributions. With these awards, API Events hopes to not only encourage industry players to continue to achieve these same levels in regard to both industry standards and expectations, but also to raise the development standards across the industry in future.

API AWARDS OBJECTIVES

RECOGNISE

To recognize and reward excellence in the real estate and associated sectors.

ENCOURAGE

To encourage innovative real estate solutions within the industry.

ENHANCE

To enhance quality standards.

PROMOTE

To promote confidence in the real estate and property industry.

SAFEGUARD

To safeguard and strengthen interest of stakeholders in the industry.

PROVIDE

To provide a strategic and reputable platform of interaction for the different stakeholders in the industry.

CATEGORIES

RETAIL

Best development

MIXED USE

Best development

COMMERCIAL HIGH-RISE

Best development

ARCHITECTURAL

Best development

GREEN BUILDING

Best development

HOTEL

Best development

WHY ENTER

WHY TAKE PART?

Get the opportunity to highlight your project and gain huge exposure among the most influential real estate players in Africa; gain recognition for your project showcasing your company's achievements and value the work of your team.

HOW TO APPLY?

Your project has to fit in one of the 6 competition categories. All projects have to be submitted by latest 15 July 2017. Send your project to: elizabeth@apisummit.co.za

BEING AN API AWARD WINNER

As an API awards winner, you will win new business and raise your profile. You will gain a competitive edge and gain exposure through API publications, press releases and during the awards ceremony held on Wednesday 24 August, 2017.

PROMOTING YOUR AWARD

All winners receive a high-quality framed certificate which displays the company name, project name and the award received. All winners are provided with the official award winners’ logo for use on their websites and print material. The logos display your company name, project name and the award you received. Also available to all award winners is the opportunity to be highlighted as an award winning project on API Events’ various websites, events and platforms.

HOW TO ENTER

SELECT YOUR CATEGORY

You can enter as many projects as you wish in the 6 categories, and one entry can be in more than one category as long as it meets all the eligibility requirements and separate entries are sent. These awards are for projects which are completed from January 2015 to April 2017.

PRE-ENTRY FORM

Companies wishing to enter the competition must complete and submit one online pre-entry form as well as send in photos in high resolution as well as other necessary materials i.e. maps, videos etc. per project so that API Events team can verify each project’s eligibility. Everything must be included in a file attached to an email or alternatively sent through a dropbox , google drive or WeTransfer link. `{`Only developments completed between 2015 and April 2017 and based in Sub-Saharan Africa (Excl RSA) will be accepted`}` Pre-entry deadline: July 15th, 2017

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ADDITIONAL MATERIALS

Pre-selected projects may be required to send in additional information as well as any other necessary materials at the request of the API Events team.

JURY MEETING

All completed applications received by July 15th 2017, will be submitted to the API Awards Jury, an independent body of real estate professionals selected by API Events. The jury will then individually review all the entries and submit their results by July 31st. The jury's mission is to select four finalists in their order of preference in each of the 6 categories mentioned in item 1. The project with the most number one votes will then be chosen as the final winner for that particular category.

AWARDS CEREMONY

The 6 category winners will be revealed at the API Awards ceremony to be held during the API Summit & Expo on Thursday 24 August, 2017.

JURY

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David Kinyua
Director - Esham Park Group
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Jenny Luesby
Managing Director - African Laughter
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Joao Terlica
MANAGING DIRECTOR - SAGACI RESEARCH, NIGERIA
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Gerhard Zeelie
HEAD OF REAL ESTATE FINANCE: REST OF AFRICA - STANDARD BANK (CIB), SOUTH AFRICA
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Kaisi Kalambo
President - Architects Association of Tanzania
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Wafula Nabutola
Regional Director - RICS, East Africa
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Godfrey Tapela
Senior Investment Officer - IFC, Nairobi, Kenya
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Trevor Ward
Owner - W Hospitality Group
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Malcolm Horne
CEO - The Broll Property Group, South Africa
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Elizabeth Chege
Chairperson - Kenya Green Building Council