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API Awards 2020

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 in Johannesburg, 30 September 2020 – 01 October 2020. 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.

SELECTED FINALISTS ARE REQUIRED TO CONFIRM THEIR ATTENDANCE AT THE
2020 API SUMMIT  TO BE ELIGIBLE TO WIN.

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.

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.

Growing in scope, this year’s API awards has been expanded to cover 16 categories over 3 sections.

BEST RETAIL DEVELOPMENT

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BEST MIXED-USE DEVELOPMENT

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BEST COMMERCIAL OFFICE DEVELOPMENT

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BEST ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN

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BEST GREEN BUILDING

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BEST HOTEL DEVELOPMENT

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BEST HIGH-END RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT

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BEST AFFORDABLE HOUSING DEVELOPMENT

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BEST INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT

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WOMAN IN AFRICAN REAL ESTATE

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YOUNG PROPERTY PERSON OF THE YEAR

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TOP AFRICA CEO OF THE YEAR

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LIFETIME AWARD

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BEST PROPERTY TECHNOLOGY AWARD

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TOP AFRICAN REAL ESTATE BANK OF THE YEAR

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TOP PROPERTY SERVICES GROUP OF THE YEAR

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30 SEPTEMBER – 01 OCTOBER 2020,
SANDTON CONVENTION CENTRE, JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA

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

Step 1: Select your category

You can submit as many entries as you wish in the 16 categories, and one entry can be in more than one category as long as it meets all the eligibility requirements.

 

Step2: Pre-Entry Form

Pick your category and fill out the pre-entry form. The 16 categories are split into 3 sections (Development Categories, Personnel Categories and Services & Innovation Categories), if a section does not apply to your entry you can select ‘Next’ and find the relevant section.

It’s free of charge and takes a one minute to complete.

 

Step 3: Criteria Submission

You must email a criteria submission document alongside your Pre-Entry Form. This document must stipulate all the details requested under the criteria for each category. The criteria for each category are available here

 

Step 4: Additional Materials

Ensure that you submit the required materials (photos, maps, video, career profile, company profile. etc) in order to be legible.

All entriesmust be submitted by the 1stof July 2020 at the latest. You will be then notified if you are a finalist.

 

Email your entry to [email protected]

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 30 September 2020.

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.

2020 API Awards Jury Coming Soon

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Dr Marco Macagnano
Smart Real Estate Leader - Deloitte Consulting, South Africa
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Kelly Kalumba
CEO - Green Code Architects, Zambia
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Nicolas Sheard
CEO, - RLB Pentad Quantity Surveyors
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V Gikonyo Gitonga
Managing Director - Axis Real Estate Limited
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Kevin Teeroovengadum
Real Estate Advisor - Mauritius
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Sethebe Manake
Director - Vantage Properties, Botswana
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Trevor Ward
Principal - W Hospitality Group, Nigeria
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Godfrey Tapela
Senior Investment Officer - International Finance Corporation (IFC) Kenya
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Joao Terlica
Managing Director - SAGACI Research, Nigeria
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DEVELOPMENTS

Open to completed projects between January 2019 – October 2020 and the project must be over 50% let to qualify.

All categories under this section will be judged on the following, please submit a brief document that stipulates all the below points:

 

  • Description: location, infrastructure and transport access, sensitivity to the local community and integration into the environment
  • Aesthetics/Architectural: Technical and architectural quality
  • Development Operations: occupancy, financial performance, response to market demands and corporate staff involvement
  • Environmental Impact: Sustainability
  • Originality of the concept & Innovation

 

TOP AFRICAN REAL ESTATE BANK OF THE YEAR

This category will be judged on the following, please provide a brief document that stipulates all the below points:

 

  • Size of deals/number of transactions completed during the last 12 months
  • Quality and quantity of the deals concluded during the last 12 months
  • Innovation in deal structuring or lending practices for new or refinanced deals in the last 12 months
  • Indicate the diversification of deals and services either across real estate sectors or the African continent
  • Indicate how the institution stands out from its competitors
  • Describe the impact the institution had on the Pan-African real estate footprint over the last 12 months

 

YOUNG AFRICAN PROPERTY PERSON OF THE YEAR

Legible candidate must be under 35 years

This category will be judged on the following, please provide a brief document that stipulates all the below points:

 

  • Outline your career profile to date
  • Your achievements in the last 12 months
  • Impact the you have had on the industry or organization in the last 12 months
  • Indicate how you are a thought leader in the industry
  • Indicate how you have shown great potential to lead

 

WOMAN IN AFRICAN REAL ESTATE AWARD

This category will be judged on the following, please provide a brief document that stipulates all the below points:

 

  • Outline your career profile to date
  • Your achievements in the last 12 months
  • Impact the you have had on the industry or organization in the last 12 months
  • Indicate how you are a thought leader in the industry
  • Indicate how you have shown great potential to lead
  • Describe how you have progressed the woman’s movement in the African real estate sector

 

BEST PROPERTY TECHNOLOGY AWARD

This category will be judged on the following, please provide a brief document that stipulates all the below points:

 

  • What is the product and what problem is the product solving?
  • How is the product serving the demand?
  • What impact has the product had on the real estate sector?
  • How much business has the product generated over the 12 months?
  • How innovative the product is?
  • How user friendly is the product?

 

TOP PROPERTY SERVICES GROUP OF THE YEAR

This category will be judged on the following, please provide a brief document that stipulates all the below points:

 

  • Size of deals/number of transactions completed during the last 12 months
  • Quality and quantity of the services provided during the last 12 months
  • Innovation in solutions provided in the last 12 months
  • Indicate the diversification of services provided either across real estate sectors or the African continent
  • Indicate how the business stands out from its competitors
  • Describe the impact the business had on the Pan-African real estate footprint over the last 12 months

 

TOP AFRICA CEO OF THE YEAR

This category will be judged on the following, please provide a brief document that stipulates all the below points:

 

  • Describe what you have done in the last 12 months that has positively impacted the business/organization
  • Indicate the impact you have had on the industry or organization in the last 12 months
  • Indicate how you are a thought leader in the industry
  • Indicate how you have shown great potential to lead
  • Describe how the business has performed under your leadership in the last 12 months


Please provide a brief document that stipulates all the above points.

 

LIFETIME AWARD

The Lifetime Award is only entered by nomination. Finalists will be hand-picked by stakeholders.

 

  • Describe how you/your nominee has been consistent and resilient in the African real estate sector
  • Indicate how you/your nominee is a thought leader in the industry
  • Provide any quantifiable achievements in the last 20 years
  • Describe how businesses/organizations have performed or transformed under you/your nominee’s leadership
  • Indicate how you/your nominee have had a Pan-African presence in real estate through your/your nominee’s work and that of the organizations you/your nominee has led
  • Indicate how you/your nominee stands out from the rest in the African real estate industry.

30 SEPTEMBER – 01 OCTOBER 2020, SANDTON CONVENTION CENTRE, JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA

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