Africa Property Investment Awards
Africa’s premier real estate competition, the African Property Investment Awards (API Awards) will be launched at this year’s API Summit & Expo 2017 (www.APIsummit.co.za), taking place on the 24th August 2017 in Johannesburg.
The awards will recognise innovation and outstanding achievement across the entire property industry whilst providing developers, suppliers and owners working in Sub-Saharan Africa (Excluding South Africa) with a platform to showcase their best projects and services.
Looking back on the last decade, there have been notable achievements in the development of real estate on the continent. Growth in the sector has highlighted the important role both local and regional investors and developers play in the industry. With this in mind, API Events has moved to introduce an awards platform that is both reputable and widely respected to recognise these achievements, as well as the distinction and quality of these contributions.
Kfir Rusin, API Events MD said: “As the continent’s pre-eminent property investment summit, it is fitting that API Summit & Expo should recognise excellence by giving awards to the best of the best.”
The panel of judges will bring together a number of distinguished industry leaders from across the continent, each member boasting a variety of expertise and experience.
The judging panel will critically assess all entries in these categories:
Best Retail Development
Best Mixed-Use Development
Best Commercial High-rise Development
Best Architectural Design
Best Green Building in Sub Saharan Africa
Best Hotel Development
Best Housing Development
Within these categories, jury members will base their final decision on a wide range of criteria with specific focus on project location; infrastructure and transport access; integration into the environment; originality of the concept; technical and architectural quality; services offered; sensitivity to the local community; innovation; sustainability; corporate staff involvement; response to market demands; financial performance; occupancy; and the impact of the project on economic convergence.
Entries for the API Awards opened on the 30th May 2017 and will close on 15th July 2017.
More information on the competition and how to enter at www.APIsummit.co.za/api-awards.