South Coast: Gala ceremony recognises top real estate professionals 

The first South Coast Property Awards was celebrated last night when more than 360 black-tie diners gathered at Hilton at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton to honour outstanding talent in the region’s property sector.

Welcoming the guests was David Murray, publisher of The Business Magazine, who said: “We are here to celebrate property on the South Coast – both commercial and residential – and to recognise the achievers – firms and individuals – who have stood out in the past year.

The Business Magazine is delighted to be running these awards and to bring you all together – developers, agents, planners, builders, consultants, property lawyers, dealmakers – for this special night that is in itself a testament to the vibrancy of the South Coast property market.

“One has only got to look at the development plans for cities such as Southampton, Portsmouth and Bournemouth – to look at all the exciting projects underway – to know that there are some very positive things happening in property within this region.

“We all know that there are uncertainties ahead. The Brexit vote has led to the freezing of three UK property funds, and there’s a nervousness about the commercial property sector – particularly with investors. However, tonight is all about success – and it’s going to be great to put all this instability out of our minds and focus on the positives in both the commercial and residential markets.”

Murray acknowledged that these Awards would not have got past the planning stage without the support of its sponsors: Barton Willmore, Blake Morgan, Coffin Mew, CoStar, Dutton Gregory, JLL, Lester Aldridge, McCarthy & Stone, NatWest, Smith & Williamson, and Vail Williams.

“I would also like to especially thank the Southampton, Bournemouth and Portsmouth Property Associations for embracing these awards and ensuring their members have participated,” he added.

There was also a special mention to commercial property data provider CoStar for assisting the judging process by canvassing agents and promoting the event.

Guest presenter was mysteriously introduced as a local man with strong links to the area, a Southampton FC fan born in Havant, and something of a racing certainty as a former F1 and Le Mans driver. Now a motoring journalist, and television presenter, he came to the stage as Tiff Needell.

A generous £3607.60 was raised for the event’s chosen charity, The Rainbow Centre, which helps children and adults with cerebral palsy, MS, Parkinsons, stroke and head injury to lead more active independent and full lives.

 

The winners were:

 

Business Park of the Year – sponsored by The Business Magazine

Winner: University of Southampton Science Park

Other finalist: Lakeside North Harbour, Portsmouth

 

Workplace Environment of the Year – sponsored by JLL

Winner: The White Building, Southampton

Other finalists: University of Southampton Science Park;

Lakeside North Harbour, Portsmouth

 

Industrial & Logistics Property Consultant of the Year – sponsored by CoStar Group UK

Winner: Lambert Smith Hampton (LSH)

Other finalists: JLL; Myddelton & Major; Vail Williams

 

Commercial Property Consultancy of the Year – sponsored by CoStar Group UK

Winner: Hughes Ellard

Other finalists: CBRE; Goadsby; LSH

 

Town/City of the Year – sponsored by Barton Willmore

Winner: Southampton

Other finalists: Bournemouth; Portsmouth

 

Housebuilder of the Year – sponsored by NatWest

Winner: Inland Homes

Other finalists: Bargate Homes; McCarthy & Stone; Pennyfarthing Homes

 

Corporate Real Estate Executive or Team of the Year – sponsored by The Business Magazine

Winner: Lance Anelay of Santander Bank

 

Development of the Year – sponsored by Lester Aldridge

Winner: The White Building, Southampton

Other finalists: Kites Croft, Segensworth; Meridian Waterside, Southampton

 

Commercial Property Consultancy: Client Service – sponsored by South Coast Property Spotlight

Winner: LSH

Other finalists: Paul Basham Associates; Vail Williams

 

Property Deal of the Year – sponsored by Coffin Mew

Winner: Marchwood Industrial Estate, Southampton

Other finalists: Dunsbury Way, Havant; Royal London Park, Hedge End

 

Fast-Rising Property Business of the Year – sponsored by Smith & Williamson

Winner: MC Plan & Site Services

Other finalists: Mildren Homes; The Mortgage Hut

 

Property Law Firm of the Year – sponsored by Vail Williams

Winner: Blake Morgan

Other finalists: Coffin Mew; Lester Aldridge; Moore Blatch; Shoosmiths

 

Regeneration Project of the Year – sponsored by Blake Morgan

Winner: Carters Quay, Poole

Other finalists: Cromwell Road, Bournemouth; The Dormy, Ferndown

 

Outstanding Contribution of the Year – sponsored by McCarthy & Stone

Winner: Graham Holland, head of office, LSH

Other finalists:  Michael Green, Lead Director, JLL;

Nigel Walters, managing director, Troika Developments

 

South Coast: Gala ceremony recognises top real estate professionals 
The winners on stage

 

South Coast: Gala ceremony recognises top real estate professionals 
Tiff Needell