Estates Gazette Awards 2016: the shortlist party

Somewhere in this article are the winners of this year’s EG Awards. We know who they are, but you’ll have to wait until the big day on 20 September… 

Post-Brexit and post-exit from Euro 2016, Estates Gazette took it upon itself to lighten the mood with a little celebration of all that is good in property: the EG Awards.

With longlists whittled down to shortlists and the winners largely decided, it was time to pop the champagne and invite sponsors and awards contenders to City bar The Fable, EC1, for an exclusive shortlist party.

Partygoers included Aviva Investors Real Estate Finance, shortlisted for Lender of the Year, British Land, contender for Retail & Leisure Company, CBRE, in contention for Global Real Estate Adviser, and Derwent London, vying for Office Company of the Year. A caricaturist was in residence to capture the sense of fun (and some jaunty angles) on guests’ faces. To find out who will go home with one of this year’s coveted EG gongs, secure your place at the awards on 20 September at the Grosvenor House hotel, W1.

Click here to book a table at this year’s EG Awards on 20 September

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Collaborators Award

What is the difference between a true collaboration and just getting the job done? That was the question our four judges asked themselves as they pored over the entries for this new EG Award.

What they were unanimous on was that the popularity of this category is a great thing.

Here were 44 examples of how people, companies, industry bodies and government units are making working together a priority. After tough deliberations at U+I’s new offices in Victoria, SW1, a decision was made.

Susan Freeman, partner at Mishcon de Reya, Nick McKeogh, chief executive of New London Architecture, Simon Hodson, head of residential land at JLL, and Laurence Martin, director at U+I, selected a shortlist of six.


  • Cross River Partnership
  • New West End Company
  • Canary Wharf Group
  • City of London Corporation
  • Lendlease
  • Government Property Unit


The task for the EG editorial team was this: find the industry’s most promising, exciting young star. Someone aged under 35, traditionally trained or otherwise, who is making an impact on the industry right now and, crucially,
is largely unsung. Each entry was a testament to the extraordinary talents harboured by our industry, whether they be digital disruptors, outstanding deal makers, exceptional entrepreneurs or the next big thing in the agency world. With about 40 submissions to separate,  the process was both difficult and rewarding.
But we got there. The final 15 have qualified as EG’s Rising Stars of 2016 – and one will go on to win the EG Award. Keep an eye out in EG over the coming months for our Rising Stars photoshoot, where we will be profiling the shortlist.


  • Simon Burnett, Deloitte Real Estate
  • Chlump Chatkupt and Nikhil Vadgama, PlaceMake
  • Savannah de Savary, IndustryHub
  • Laurence Kemball-Cook, Pavegen
  • Jacob Loftus, Resolution Property
  • Andy Miles, Realla
  • Josh Myerson, Montagu Evans
  • Luke Appleby and James Townsend, Kontor
  • William Newton and Tom Redmayne, WiredScore
  • Khush Rajgor, Grainger
  • Olga Turner, CBRE
  • Charlie Vaughan Lee, Student Cribs

Click here to see the full EG Awards 2016 shortlist and to meet the judges

Caught on caricature… are you in the line-up?

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