The chairman of Northern Ireland’s most prestigious homebuilder, along with Electric Ireland, was named Property Person of the Year at the Belfast Telegraph Property Awards.
T.This award, which determines the winners in 19 categories, will be held for the first time since 2019. Electric Ireland, his third largest electricity supplier in Northern Ireland, is back as his sponsor of the prestigious event title.
About 600 real estate agents, lawyers, architects and other professionals attended a dinner hosted by comedian Tim McGarry at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Belfast.
Claire McAllister, Head of Commercial Sales and Services for Electric Ireland, said the award recognizes outstanding talent and expertise in the industry.
“This year’s event was especially special as it returned after a three-year hiatus due to Covid, allowing the industry to come together to build more relationships and celebrate successes,” he said. I was.
“Congratulations to today’s winners and congratulations to everyone in the industry who has made a tremendous contribution to the Northern Ireland economy.
“Looking into 2023, the industry will face a more challenging economic environment. We are confident we can help.” We will “overcome the challenges” to advance a more prosperous and sustainable economy.
Braidwater Group Founder and CEO Patrick McGinnis was named Real Estate Professional of the Year by a jury for his contributions to building homes in Northern Ireland. He built his first home in Londonderry, County Goatgalle in 1973.
Since then, the company has grown into a leading construction company with award winning private and public housing projects in Northern Ireland.
Guest host Eoin Brannigan, Editor-in-Chief of The Belfast Telegraph and Sunday Life said: In 2014 he had 250 guests in the room, today he has over 600 and even then there was a waiting list.
Chaired by Dr Sharon McClements, President of the Royal Institute of Surveyors (RICS) in Northern Ireland, the panel consisted of nine of the top real estate industry professionals.
Branigan thanked them for their efforts, adding: Reading, sifting, sorting and debating is part of the jury’s job, thanks to a panel chaired by Dr. McClements. “
“These awards would not have been possible without the support of our sponsors, which is why we are delighted to accept Electric Ireland as our overall title sponsor.
“I would also like to mention our other category of sponsors, Mills Selig: About Us Company Name: WH Stevens; TLT; A&L Goodbody; Carson McDowell; Close: Real Estate News; Barrett Group; Shoe Store; Open Access; RTU;
CPS Properties was named the multi-branch residential real estate agent of the year, but Macmillan-McClure Real Estate Agencies was the only branch to win Home Agency of the Year that year.
Auckland Holdings was awarded Real Estate Transaction of the Year for its diligence and preparatory work in securing the sale of its £87m speculative office development in Merchants Square in Belfast city centre.
The project was given entirely to the business consulting firm PwC, which was then sold to an investor in the Middle East.
According to the judges, Auckland Holdings’ efforts “convinced customers that Belfast’s Merchant Square is a profitable proposition worthy of a long-term investment”.
An addendum celebrating the Real Estate Awards will be published via Belfast Telegraph on November 29th.
Winners and Sponsors
Title Sponsor – Electric Ireland
1. Best real estate marketing of the year
Sponsor: Bullet Group
Winner: Hagan Homes Ltd.
2. Commercial Qualification Year
Sponsor: WH Stevens
Winner: Gilbert Ashe
3rd year house construction
Hosted by: Close Brother
Winner: Urban Property Solutions Ltd – The Merchant House Donaghadee
4. Best interior design of the year
Hosted by Real Estate News
5. Annual business development
Sponsor: Carson McDowell
Winner: MRP Investments & Developments Limited – The Ewart
6. Innovative use of smart home technology
Winner: Slemish Design Studio LLP
7. Best Property Management Company of the Year
Sponsor: The McKillan Companies
8. Real Estate Deal of the Year
Sponsor: Wilson Nesbitt
Winner: Auckland Holdings Limited
9. Rental Agency of the Year
Co-winners: Templeton Robinson and McMillan McClure Real Estate Agents
10. Climate Company of the Year
Sponsor: Miller McCall Wiley
Winner: Fraser Miller
11. Architectural Practice of the Year (Commercial)
Sponsor: Mills Selig
Winner: Like Architects
12. Architectural Practice of the Year (Housing)
Sponsor: Mills Selig
Winner: Like Architects
13. Young Architect of the Year
Winner: Fergal Rainey – McGurk Architects
14th Annual Commercial Real Estate Agency of the Year
Sponsor: A&L Goodbody
Winner: Osborne King
15th Young National Team of the Year
Winner: Tom Donnan vs Lambert Smith Hampton
16. Best Real Estate Law Team
Winner: Wilson Nesbitt
17. Residential Real Estate Agent of the Year (Single Branch)
Winner: McMillan McClure Real Estate Agents
18th Annual Residential Real Estate Agency Awards (Multi Branch)
Winner: CPS Real Estate
19. Property Person of the Year
Sponsor: Electric Ireland
Winner: Patrick McGinnis – Bladewater
Source: Belfast Telegraph