The annual Africa Property Investment (API) Awards were celebrated by property developers, suppliers and owners from all over sub-Saharan Africa at the Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg on 20 September 2018.
Best Woman in Real Estate winner, Grit Real Estate Income Group CEO, Bronwyn Corbett
Held at the 9th API Summit and Expo, one of Africa’s largest investment and development conferences, the awards recognised innovation and outstanding achievement across the entire property industry in 11 categories. The categories covered projects and the leaders shaping the future of Africa’s real estate sector.
The projects were judged on a wide range of criteria including 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.
Representative for Actis Africa LLP, collecting the award for Best Retail Development for Baia Mall, Maputo, Mozambique.
The calibre of entries was world class and the panel of judges had a challenging time selecting the winners, nevertheless they managed to hone in on the worthy projects.
Winners of the 2018 Africa Property Investment Awards
|Category||Development||Award winner/ winning team|
|Best Retail Development||Baia Mall, Maputo, Mozambique||Actis Africa LLP|
|Best Office Development||Ecobank Ghana, Accra||Arc Architects|
|Best Mixed-use Development||Two Rivers Mall, Nairobi, Kenya||Centum Real Estate|
|Best Green-building Development||Strathmore University, Kenya||Questworks|
|Best Hotel Development||Radisson Blu Hotel & Convention Centre, Kigali, Rwanda||Radisson Hotel Group|
|Best Alternative Asset (Refurbished Asset)||KBC, Kigali, Rwanda||Century Rwanda|
|Best Architectural Design||Radisson Blu Hotel & Convention Centre, Kigali, Rwanda||Radisson Hotel Group|
|High-End Residential||Primevillas, Lusaka, Zambia||Umran Construction Limited|
|Best Logistics/Industrial Development||ALP North Distribution Centre, Nairobi, Kenya||African Logistics Properties (ALP)|
|Best Woman in Real Estate||Bronwyn Corbett, CEO, Grit Real Estate Income Group|
|Best Housing Development||Victoria Crest Homes, Lagos, Nigeria||Nedcom Oaks Ltd|