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.
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.
To recognize and reward excellence in the real estate and associated sectors.
To encourage innovative real estate solutions within the industry.
To enhance quality standards.
To promote confidence in the real estate and property industry.
To safeguard and strengthen interest of stakeholders in the industry.
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 13 categories
The categories are open to completed projects between January 2019 – October 2020.
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
TOP AFRICAN REAL ESTATE BANK OF THE YEAR
BEST RETAIL DEVELOPMENT
BEST MIXED-USE DEVELOPMENT
Winning an API award provides a unique opportunity to showcase your project to the most influential players involved in Africa’s Real Estate market.
Entries for the 2020 API Awards will open soon.
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.
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.
Dr Marco Macagnano Smart Real Estate Leader for Deloitte Consulting in South Africa and Africa, which caters to the design and delivery of connected buildings and cities, IoT integration, digital transformation and strategy, and intelligent asset management.
Marco is a professional architect with 14 years of experience in professional practice, a Director of the Green Building Council of South Africa, and a Smart Buildings and Cities specialist.
In 2018 he was named a winner in Building Design and Construction’s global 40 Under 40 for 2018, and has completed his PhD in Architecture with a focus on Smart and Sustainable built environments in the Information Age.
Kelly Kalumba has over twenty years’ notable experience working with Louis Karol Architects in South Africa, where he is Senior Partner working and managing a large number of projects across most African and European countries. Currently, he is also the president of the Zambia Institute of Architects and Founder/CEO of Green Code Architects in Lusaka. He has degrees in architecture from Wits University as well as the Copperbelt University. His personal achievements include the South African Professional Services Awards top 3 finalists and the High Commissioners Award for recognition of outstanding performance and worldwide contribution to the architectural industry.
Nicolas Sheard is a founding member and the Group CEO of RLB in Africa, a Quantity Surveying and Project Management firm based in South Africa with a growing African footprint. With 30 years’ experience in the industry, Nicolas has vast knowledge of managing flagship projects across all construction sectors.
Through implementing strategic direction, he has been an integral part of the successful growth and sustainable development of the business in sub-Saharan Africa and continues to seek new opportunities for further expansion.
As an expert and mentor in the industry, Nicolas served on the discussion panel at previous events of the African Property Investment Summit.
A highly experienced and qualified Real Estate Professional Services expert. A holder of a MSc (Econs) in Urban Development Planning from the University of London and BA (Land Economics) from the University of Nairobi. A full member of The Institution of Surveyors of Kenya (Valuation & Estate Agents Chapter). Registered Estate Agent.
A professional with significant experience in the Kenyan real estate market who has been involved in the formulation of profitable real estate strategies for medium to large corporate clients with a wealth of experience gained over the last 25 years. A well known Estate Agent and Property Negotiator who is well versed in various aspects of Commercial Property Leasing, Transaction Management, Tenant Representation and conducting Property Due Diligence and Audits. Also an experienced property manager of Commercial office properties. His expertise now extends to greater knowledge of the growing retail property market. Specialties: Commercial Property Lease and Sale Negotiations, Real Estate Market Research and Consultancy, Property and Facilities Management, Valuation of Property for accounting, insurance and mortgage purposes.
Kevin Teeroovengadum has an MBA and M.Sc. in Finance. He worked for KPMG, Deloitte, Ernst & Young in corporate finance and business consultancy before moving to Loita Capital Partners Group. Kevin joined Actis as a Director as part of their Africa real estate team. At Actis, he led the origination of a number of new developments and assisted in fund raising for Actis’ 2 nd real estate fund. He also led the sale of 2 major assets i.e. Accra Mall in Ghana and Capital Properties in Tanzania to offshore buyers and setting the pricing benchmark for investment grade properties in Africa.
Sethebe Manake is a business owner, standing at the helm of Botswana’s first Property Research and Consulting Firm. She has extensive experience in the real estate industry particularly with pension fund portfolios, listed property portfolios, consortiums, joint ventures and privately owned portfolios. Her last corporate role was Chief Executive Officer of listed property company Letlole La Rona, before being offered a regional Asset Management position at Stanlib South Africa. Sethebe holds a Bachelor of Science in Property Studies from the University of Cape Town and a Master of Science in Strategic Management from the University of Derby and Botswana Accountancy College.
Trevor Ward is a specialist consultant in the hospitality, leisure and real estate industries. He is the Principal of the W Hospitality Group, and Chairman of Hotel Partners Africa, with offices in the UK, Ethiopia, Nigeria and South Africa.
He started his consultancy career in 1983, having previously completed a university degree in hotel management at the University of Surrey, and worked in hotel management positions in the UK. From the late 1980s he has specialised in the provision of advisory services to clients in developing countries, and since 2003 has been based in Nigeria, advising clients there and throughout Africa.
His international experience includes advising clients on hotel and tourism development in more than 90 countries in Europe, North and South America, the Caribbean, Africa and Asia. With a special focus on sub-Saharan Africa, he is working with many of the international hotel groups who are seeking a presence there, from the oil-rich countries of the west to the tourism hotspots of the south and east. He is regarded as one of the foremost experts on the hotel industry in sub-Saharan Africa, and is engaged primarily in development consultancy ranging from investment appraisals to operator selection, owner’s representation and asset management, valuations, financing, development management, procurement and agency.
In addition to his advisory work, Trevor is an active member of the Institute of Hospitality, for which he is their Ambassador for Africa, and of the International Society of Hospitality Consultants.
Trevor is a regular speaker at industry conferences, and writes in various professional and Africa-focused journals, including Africa Investor and BT Africa
Godfrey Tapela is a Senior Investment Officer at IFC based in Nairobi, Kenya. He is responsible for investments in the commercial property including affordable housing, retail and tourism sectors in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Godfrey joined IFC in 2001 and previously worked for ABSA Bank, Eskom as a Projects Engineer and for DLV Consulting Engineers and Stewart Scott Consulting Engineers as a Consulting Engineer. He holds a Master in Business Leadership from UNISA, a BSc Electrical Engineering(Hons) from the University of Zimbabwe, a Graduate Diploma in Marketing from the Institute of Marketing Management and is a registered Professional Engineer with the Engineering Council of South Africa.
Joao Terlica is the co-founder of Sagaci Research.
Sagaci Research is the leading African provider of data and market research. With 13 offices across the African continent, the company serves most multinational clients operating in Africa.
Prior launching Sagaci Research Joao was an advisor with the Office of Tony Blair and started his career with the Boston Consulting Group and as a consultant with Arthur D. Little.
During his consulting career he had a focus on emerging markets, including Africa, with most of the assignments related to corporate strategy and turnarounds. Industry expertise in Financial Services, Transportation and Retail Joao is an Industrial Engineer from IST (Lisbon) 1999, MBA from IESE (Barcelona) and Columbia University (New York) 2005.
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30 SEPTEMBER – 01 OCTOBER 2020