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.
Tayo Odunsi is a Chartered Surveyor with over 10 years of professional real estate experience. He holds an undergraduate degree in Estate management from the University of Lagos, a MSc. Real estate finance and investment degree from the Henley Business School, University of Reading, UK as well as a MBA from the Imperial College London. Some of his previous roles were at FBN Capital, GTHomes and ARM Investment Managers. He is a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), a member of the Project Management Institute (PMI), the Nigeria Economic Summit Group (NESG) and the African Real Estate Society. He also serves as a Director at Ventures Park, the leading co-working space in the heart of Abuja. He’s an ardent art lover, valuer and curator. Tayo enjoys soft rock, gardening and mentoring young people.
Mrs. Inutu Zaloumis-Kalumba joined Centum in January 2018 as the MD of Two Rivers. Inutu responsible for the successful delivery of Two Rivers Development as a mixed- use development complimenting the city of Nairobi. Under her mandate, she oversees Two Rivers Lifestyle Centre (Two Rivers Mall and Office Towers), Two Rivers Utility companies as well as the engagement with Joint Venture partners, third party developers to ensure a successful delivery of the vision of the Two Rivers City. Prior to joining Centum, Madam Inutu was the Co- founder and Managing Director in Pam Golding Properties Zambia, a franchise of Pam Golding Properties Group. She has held this position since the establishment of Pam Golding Properties Zambia in 2008. Under her leadership Pam Golding Properties has grown to become the leading real estate services company in Zambia. She has 17 years’ experience in the property market ranging from commercial, residential, retail property as well as consulting for and on behalf of property development companies. Inutu has a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Copperbelt University and is currently pursuing a Master’s in Business Administration at the African Leadership University. She is a member of the Zambia Institute of Estate Agents, a founder member of the Zambia Green Building Council, a member of the Archdiocese of Lusaka, Finance Advisory Committee, part of the management Team of Leonard Cheshire Homes Society, a Mara mentor an initiative under the Atlas Mara Mentorship Programme, she is also a member and Working Group Member of The Africa List (the top 100 influential leaders in Africa), an initiative by the Commonwealth Development Programme.
Malcolm Horne is CEO of Broll Property Group, a leading commercial property services provider operating across Sub Saharan Africa. He joined Broll in 2003 and was promoted from MD of Property Management to Group CEO in 2010. Malcolm is a director of Broll’s subsidiary companies throughout Africa and is also a director of the South African Council of Shopping Centres and an immediate past director of SAPOA. With his legal background and under Malcolm’s leadership, Broll has built up a great team and has relentlessly followed a strategy to establish a presence across sub-Saharan Africa.
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.
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.
Ilaria Benucci joined the CDC Group in 2013 as Investment Director: Industrial Businesses. She has also led CDC Investments in two East-African commercial banks. Ilaria joined CDC from AIG Private Equity where she was responsible for investments in emerging Europe and Turkey. Her background is in private equity and financial institutions investing across Europe and the CIS countries. Before AIG, she spent over 10 years at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development where she worked on banks’ privatisations and equity investments as well as
project finance and real estate.
Tim is a founder and CEO of PROFICA, a group of professional development, project and construction management services companies in the retail, commercial, industrial & processing, residential, hotels and leisure sectors. Tim received his qualification in Civil Engineering, gained professional project management expertise in the UK, is a fully accredited professional member of the Association for Project Management (APM) in the UK, a registered Professional Construction Project Manager with the South African Council for Project and Construction Management Professions (SACPCMP) and is the current President of the Association of Construction Project Managers (ACPM).
Nick is a Chartered General Practise Surveyor with 25 years’ experience of real estate development in the emerging markets of Eastern Europe, Asia and Africa, managing the early stage delivery of several major projects. At Rendeavour, Nick is responsible for the delivery of Tatu City. Prior to this, Nick lived in Ghana, where he was responsible for Rendeavour’s satellite city development, Appolonia City. Prior to joining Rendeavour, Nick was responsible for the leasing of Avia Park, Europe’s largest shopping and entertainment centre. In Vietnam, he delivered the masterplan of Green Tech City, Hanoi. Nick’s development experience covers the whole range of property sectors, with the main focus on residential, commercial, retail and hotels.
Madhur (Muddy) Ramrakha is a globally respected financial expert with more than 19 years of experience, ranging from Audits and investment banking with big four firms and JP Morgan. In 1996, he earned a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) designation through the California Board of Accountancy in San Diego. He is currently the Board Treasurer at the Kenya Green Building Society, spearheading the green finance advocacy within the green building movement. He has received recognition for his astounding work in the Green Movement by earning a Greenstar SA accredited Professional – New building 2016 in the property sector. Muddy has conducted green building and green finance training for several banks in Kenya.
Julien Garcier is Founder and MD of Sagaci Research, the leading independent market research/intelligence firm dedicated to African markets. Prior to launching, Julien was a Principal at The Boston Consulting Group (BCG) where he was involved in growing the firm activity across the African continent, advising governments and multinational companies in their development efforts. Between 2000 – 2005, Julien was a consultant at A.T. Kearney, France. Julien graduated from EM Lyon (France) with an M.Sc. in Management and has an undergraduate diploma in Economics from the University of Lyon (France). He is a French national and lives in Nairobi, Kenya.
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
Sandy Kelly began his career in the construction, property development and property finance industry in South Africa. He moved to Botswana in 1988 to “open the doors” for Time Projects
Botswana. He was instrumental in developing PrimeTime’s initial portfolio and its successful listing on the BSE in 2007. Since then, as managing director of Time Projects and PrimeTime he has led the team that has built the company’s investment properties from an initial 13 to 26 today including the drive into Zambia.
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30 SEPTEMBER – 01 OCTOBER 2020