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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 SUMMIT 2024 – HAS MOVED AND IS TAKING PLACE IN CAPE TOWN IN 2024 AT THE WESTIN
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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.

AWARD CATEGORIES

DEVELOPEMENT

South Africa and Southern Africa, Indian Ocean, East Africa, West Africa and North Africa. (Between 2021 – 2024)

• Best Retail Development Award (Large Mall – >15,000sqm)

• Best Retail Development Award (Convenience Malls <15,000sqm)

• Best Mixed-use Development Award

• Best Commercial Office Development Award

• Best Hotel Development Award

• Best High-End Residential
Development Award

• Best Affordable Housing
Development Award

• Industrial, Logistics and
Alternative Assets Award
(Data Centers, Healthcare &
Education)

• Best Retail Experience (including Food & Beverage), Store and or activation space

• Best Interiors Award (hotel & workplace)

• Best Refurbishment Award 

PERSONNEL



• Woman in Real Estate Award

• Young Property Person of
the Year Award

• Top Africa Real Estate CEO
of the Year Award

• Dealmaker(s) (Sales Team) of the year

SERVICE, TECHNOLOGY & INNOVATION

• Best African Real Estate Bank of the Year Award

• Best Transaction of the Year
Award

• Best Property Service Group of the Year Award

• Most Innovative Real Estate
Company Award

• Co-working Operator Award

• Best Occupier Deal of the Year
Award

• Short term residential award operator (more than 5 units)

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT


• Lifetime Achievement Award

API AWARD 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

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, social media channels, newsletters, 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.

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About

In 2024, API Events Has Simplified The Process To Enter Africa's Most Coveted Awards Programme

Following nomination and entry, API Events will contact qualified entrants, i.e. finalists) to submit more detailed entries based on the following criteria on each award. Due to growth and interest in the Development Awards, we have expanded the categories for the awards.   In 2024, we will nominate finalists & winners on a regional and Pan Africa level, if they are eligible. These regions are as follows: South Africa, Southern & Indian Oceans, Africa, East Africa, West Africa and North Africa.

Our 2023 jury

Tim Harlech-Jones

Managing Director - Bentel Associates International

Malcolm Horne

Group CEO, Broll Property Group

Elizabeth Natukunda Mwebesa

Director at Turner & Townsend - Uganda

Wayne Troughton

CEO, HTI Consulting – SA

Paul Onwuanibe

CEO, Landmark Group - Nigeria

Nicolas Sheard

CEO, RLB Africa – SA

Vere Shaba

CEO, RLB Founder & Director: ESG, Climate Change & Sustainability, Green Design Africa – SA

John K. Kabuye

Founder, CEO & Principal Consultant-BESIC Group - Kenya

Dennis Quansah

Kenya, Ghana & Nigeria Lead - EDGE Green Building Market Transformation Program - IFC

Mmatšatši Ramawela

Director, African Tourism Showcase

David Luwigi,

CEO & Head, Batian Property Fund – Kenya

Ivan Cornet

managing Partner - Latitude Five, UK

PREVIOUS WINNERS

2023 API AWARDS WINNERS​

Join us at The Westin, Cape Town
19 & 20 SEPTEMBER 2024

Mmatšatši Ramawela

Mmatšatši is a passionate and inspiring advocate of the tourism and hospitality sector. She has worked for nearly 30 years for both public and private sector organisations. Highlights of her career include been the CEO of the Tourism Business Council of South Africa; organising/hosting the Hospitality Investment Conference Africa for 10 years and the South African Travel and Tourism Summit, which brought together stakeholders in the travel and tourism sectors. She is a director of several organisations including her consultancy company, Gecko Afrika Holdings and the African Tourism Showcase, which is registered in the UK and South Africa; and serves as the President of the International institute for Peace through Tourism Southern Africa chapter. She is a University of Johannesburg Master’s graduate in Leadership in Emerging Economies and is currently completing a PHD in Business Management at the University of Pretoria.