API AWARDS

*PLEASE NOTE: ENTRIES FOR 2019 OPENING SOON*

SELECTED FINALISTS ARE REQUIRED TO CONFIRM THEIR ATTENDANCE AT THE API SUMMIT ON THE 20TH OF SEPTEMBER TO BE ELIGIBLE TO WIN.

AFRICA PROPERTY INVESTMENT AWARDS

Established to recognise and promote excellence in Africa’s rising real estate sector, the API Awards, have become a critical benchmark for measuring success for the industry. Awarded at a gala dinner during Africa’s premier real estate gathering, the API Summit & Expo in Johannesburg, on the 20th of September. The awards provide peer recognition for the pioneering world class work and services being undertaken by the trailblazing real estate industry.

As the market and industry continues to grow in line with predicted GDP trajectories, the API Awards will assist in ensuring that the entire industry continues to champion the improvement of development standards and meets global best practices.

WHO THE AWARDS ARE FOR

The awards are open to developers, professional teams, consultants, suppliers and property owners involved in the African real estate industry. To ensure impartiality and objectivity, the awards are judged by a panel of industry experts and thought leaders.

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

Growing in scope, this year’s API awards has been expanded to cover 12 categories from seven in 2017.

The categories are open to completed projects between 2016 – August 14, 2018.

BEST AFFORDABLE HOUSING DEVELOPMENT SPONSORED BY AUHF

BEST ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN

BEST COMMERCIAL OFFICE DEVELOPMENT

BEST GREEN BUILDING

BEST HIGH-END RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT

BEST HOTEL DEVELOPMENT

ALTERNATIVE ASSET CLASS

BEST RETAIL DEVELOPMENT

TOP DEAL AWARD

BEST INDUSTRIAL & LOGISTICS DEVELOPMENT

BEST MIXED-USE DEVELOPMENT

WOMEN IN REAL ESTATE

2018 WINNERS

BEST RETAIL DEVELOPMENT

BAIA MALL – MAPUTO, MOZAMBIQUE

best retail
BEST OFFICE DEVELOPMENT

ECOBANK GHANA, ACCRA, GHANA

best office
BEST MIXED-USE DEVELOPMENT

TWO RIVERS MALL, NAIROBI, KENYA

best mixed
BEST GREEN-BUILDING DEVELOPMENT

STARTHMORE LAW SCHOOL, NAIROBI, KENYA

best-green-2018
BEST HOTEL DEVELOPMENT

RADISSON BLU HOTEL & CONVENTION CENTRE, KIGALI, RWANDA

best hotel
BEST ALTERNATIVE ASSET – REFURBISHED BUILDINGS

KBC, KIGALI, RWANDA

best alt
BEST ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN

RADISSON BLU HOTEL & CONVENTION CENTRE, KIGALI, RWANDA

best archi
BEST HIGH-END RESIDENTIAL

PRIMEVILLAS, LUSAKA, ZAMBIA

best high end
BEST LOGISTICS/INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT

ALP NORTH DISTRIBUTION CENTRE, NAIROBI, KENYA

best logistics
BEST WOMAN IN REAL ESTATE

BRONWYN CORBETT, CEO, GRIT REAL ESTATE INCOME GROUP

best woman
BEST HOUSING DEVELOPMENT

VICTORIA CREST HOMES, LAGOS, NIGERIA

best housing

WHY TAKE PART IN THE COMPETITION?

 Winning an API award provides a unique opportunity to showcase your project to the most influential players involved in Africa’s Real Estate market.

HOW TO APPLY

Step 1: Select your category

You can enter as many projects as you wish in the 12  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.

 

Step2: Pre-Entry form

 Pick your category and fill out the pre-entry form. It’s free of charge and takes a one minute to complete.

You will receive an email confirming the eligibility of your entry.

Pre-entry deadline: June 30, 2018

 

 Step 3: Pre-selection & Additional Materials

If your project is pre-selected, you will be asked to submit the required materials (photos, maps, video.)

Your project has to fit in one of the 12 competition categories.

All projects have to be submitted by the 16th of August 2018 at the latest.

Email your entry to [email protected].com

ABOUT BEING AN API AWARDS WINNER

As an API awards winner, you will receive the praise of your industry peers, which will translate into new business opportunities.

You will gain a competitive edge provides by API Events’ publications, press releases, and critically, during the awards ceremony held on the 20th of September 2018.

PROMOTING YOUR AWARD

Award winners also have the opportunity to be highlighted as an award-winning project on API Events’ various websites, events and platforms, which include press releases distributed by API Events, prime placement of the API Summit and Group websites and social media channels, editorial coverage in African Property Skyline which is electronically distributed to 25,000 property stakeholders, and through targeted email marketing campaigns to API Events database.

All winners receive a framed certificate, trophy,  email signature, web banner and a window vinyl, and any additional customised and branded marketing collateral on request.

Finalists are mentioned in the Awards presentation

 Due to the high level of competition and interest in the API Awards, being recognised as a finalist in this African property defining awards provides significant exposure for brands and their teams.

JURY

Malcolm Horne
Malcolm Horne
CEO - Broll Property Group
Selwyn Blieden
Selwyn Blieden
Head: Africa Coverage, Commercial Property Finance - Barclay's Africa Group (CIB), South Africa
Trevor Ward
Trevor Ward
PRINCIPAL - W HOSPITALITY GROUP, NIGERIA
Kecia Rust
Kecia Rust
Executive Director - Centre for Affordable Housing Finance in Africa (CAHF)
Wafula Nabutola
Wafula Nabutola
REGIONAL DIRECTOR - RICS, EAST AFRICA
Godfrey Tapela
Godfrey Tapela
SENIOR INVESTMENT OFFICER - FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS GROUP (IFC), KENYA
Elizabeth Chege
Elizabeth Chege
CHAIRPERSON - KENYA GREEN BUILDING COUNCIL, KENYA
Joao Terlica
Joao Terlica
MANAGING DIRECTOR - SAGACI RESEARCH, NIGERIA

RESEARCH PROVIDER