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BUILD Real Estate & Property Awards 2022 2 ABOUT THE REAL ESTATE & PROPERTY AWARDS 2022 The Real Estate & Property Awards is open to everybody within the industry from buyers to finance, maintenance to management and more! Whether you are a newbie in the industry or are thoroughly experienced and have been operating for years, everyone housed within this fluid and dynamic sector will have the opportunity to receive recognition for their accomplishments. As population numbers soar and demand for properties around the world increases exponentially, it is becoming ever easier for businesses to slip between the cracks and not receive the acclaim they truly deserve. At BUILD, we make it our mission to ensure that those businesses that are truly award-worthy get the opportunity to share the story of their successes! Sif Brookes, Senior Editor Website: AI Global Media, Ltd. (AI) takes reasonable measures to ensure the quality of the information on this web site. However, AI will not assume any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, correctness or completeness of any information that is available through this web site. If errors are brought to our attention, we will try to correct them. The information available through the website and our partner publications is for your general information and use and is not intended to address any particular finance or investment requirements. In particular, the information does not constitute any form of advice or recommendation by us or any of our partner publications and is not intended to be relied upon by users in making or refraining from making any investment or financial decisions. Appropriate independent advice should be obtained before making any such decision. Any arrangement made between you and any third party named in the site is at your sole risk and responsibility.

Real Estate & Property Awards 2022 BUILD 3 Contents 4. Baraud Development Ltd: Best Luxury Residential Property Developer - Cayman Islands 6. Casa Nova Properties SL: Best Full-Service Property Agents – Mallorca 8. Premier Living: Best Luxury Real Estate & Development Company – Portugal & Client Services Excellence Award 2022 10. Lukmore Urban Developments Ltd and Lukmore Monogram Ltd: Best Premium Residential Development Firm - South East England 12. Big Skies Estates: Best Holiday Property Sales Agency - East Anglia 13. Nurtur Student Living: Most Outstanding Small PBSA Operator - North of England 14. The PMs Of the City & The PMs of the City Realty: Best FullService Property Management Firm 2022 - D.C. Metro Area 15. Block Management 24: Family Property Business of the Year 2022 - South of England 16. WorkAway Offices: Most Innovative Coworking Space - Ottawa 17. House Group Developments: Best Residential Conversion Development Firm – East Anglia 18. Bentley Group: Best Property Development & Co-Working Design Company – Gibraltar 19. Rosel Sherwood: Best Property Development Consultancy – QLD 20. Aitchison Developments: Best Commercial Property Development & Management Firm - West London 21. High Ridge Realty: Most Engaging Real Estate Services Provider – Colorado 22. Mennica Towers GGH MT Sp. z o.o. S.K.A: Best Large-Scale Real Estate Development 2022 (Europe): Mennica Legacy Tower 23. Lara Moro Property: Best Specialist Apartment Project Marketing Consultant – Melbourne 24. Noble Design and Build: Best High Quality Accommodation Developers - UK 25. Landgoed Groot Bijstervelt: Best Independent Living Community - Southern Netherlands

BUILD Real Estate & Property Awards 2022 4 Sep22250 ormer professional cyclist and Olympic athlete, Stefan Baraud is a born and raised Caymanian, whose roots lie deep in his community. His property development career has spanned almost two decades, which has enabled him to position Baraud Development as one of Cayman’s largest, most recognised names in luxury real estate development. It was when he was young man that his passion for business sparked his entrepreneurial spirit, leading him to operate several local businesses throughout the years, in addition to being appointed as past chairman of the Cayman Islands Port Authority. Stefan and his team’s passion for their community has fuelled the growth and success of Baraud Development over the almost two decades it has been in operation. The company boasts well over 500,000sqft in completed projects, including Prospect Legacy, Prospect Haven, Sunrise Phase 1, Barcam Esso, Town and Country, Turnberry Villas Phases 1, 2 & 3, Harbour Point, Shore Club, Twenty40 and Eleven Parc. Indeed, it has a rather extensive and impressive project portfolio, and it’s showing no signs of slowing down. Baraud Development thrives on offering a bespoke service in the building of high-end residential properties for families, which are extremely well built at a higher level of specification and a higher standard of finish than those offered by competitors. These properties are situated in sought-after residential areas: on waterfronts, canal fronts, ocean fronts, and in gated neighbourhoods. The team don’t use a ‘cookie cutter’ approach, but rather put a strong focus on the personalisation of each project. Throughout each stage of a new development process, from strategy to planning, to site analysis and building design, to Stefan Baraud founded his luxury resident development company, Baraud Development, 17 years ago. Today it is a leading bespoke, familyrun business that puts people first. It is a company that continues to flourish; with its passion for quality, function, and ROIs, it’s easy to see why its clients keep coming back to invest. Indeed, the Baraud Development team treats each build as if it were a building of their own families, working with the client on a one-to-one basis throughout the process to build their new luxury home in Grand Cayman, just the way they envision it. F marketing and construction, the Baraud Development team is very knowledgeable in every aspect of property development in the Cayman Islands. They combine unique marketplace trends and valuable construction and onsite expertise in addition to maintaining their commitment to creating luxury real estate. Not only this, but Baraud Development’s luxury products come with record ROIs by keeping pre-construction pricing below completion market value – This is a huge feat, and it goes beyond industry standard, making the company truly unparalleled among its potential peers. This is something that the team is very proud of, and they absolutely love building for the people of Cayman. The demand is growing for housing, too, with people flocking to the gorgeous Cayman Islands. Cayman is well-positioned with regard to the housing market due to it being an island that is insulated from a lot of the political and economic issues that are taking place around the world. As a result, Baraud Development is able to take a more relaxed approach to doing business, with Stefan telling us, “We take cues from where we live, on an island, so we are a little more laidback. Our internal culture is one where there is a lot of latitude.” Most recent of Baraud Development’s projects is Privé, an ultraexclusive development launched six months ago, it is also the company’s largest project to date, consisting of 36 town homes and 16 villas. These stunningly modern properties situated on Best Luxury Residential Property Developer - Cayman Islands

Real Estate & Property Awards 2022 BUILD 5 a beautiful six-acre site in the most prestigious area of South Sound include two- and three-bedroom town homes and four-bedroom luxury villas which are larger than anything else currently on the market. This gated community also features tree-lined streets and walkways, private yards for each unit, a children’s waterpark, and pet-friendly grounds. Before that came the Lotus project, a zen-inspired, intimate gated community of only 20 luxury town homes. Each of these exquisite homes is approximately 2,000sqft with three bedrooms, 2.5 baths, and a private garage and yard. Also, on the site and accessible to the community living there is a zeroentry pool surrounded by beautiful rock gardens, and bamboolined walkways. Ultimately, Baraud Development prides itself on its longevity and reputation within its community. It has this year spectacularly reached approximately $46m in sales, and it continues to set building trends on the island, with its properties offering unique views, locations, and amenities. Baraud Development intends to carry on in this way, with Stefan saying the feather in the hat would be to start looking at possible Seven Mile Beach redevelopment opportunities in the form of mid-rise buildings. Watch this space! Company: Baraud Development Ltd. Contact: Christyna Bouliane Email: [email protected] Website:

BUILD Real Estate & Property Awards 2022 6 Sep22282 ith a wide selection of lavish properties throughout Mallorca, Casa Nova Properties SL (Casa Nova) has something for the ultra-luxurious parts of us. Its comprehensive list of real estate bursts with life and indulgence as we admire it from afar. But what if we were to step a little closer? With over 20 years of experience in the field, Casa Nova has our best interests at heart – and a keen eye for magnificence. With its versatile directory of exclusive properties, Casa Nova offers us a time and a place to feel thrilled. Its catalogue spans from grandiose old builds to fresh and sensational new builds each offering something different. As we all know, beauty is in the eye of the beholder. But, with Casa Nova, beauty radiates from all angles and we are encased with dazzling delights as we cast our gaze over its collection of prestigious properties. Casa Nova understands that one property may not resonate with an individual as much as the next however, it knows that it has something for each and every buyer looking to drench themselves in pure extravagance. With Casa Nova’s goal to introduce dreamlike properties to people looking to buy in Mallorca. Casa Nova has carved out an intricate path within the industry as it deals with every aspect of service. Its team not only pulls together, but thrives by helping one another – and, inevitably, each client wishing to find somewhere they would like to spend their time. If you’re looking for somewhere that captures your heart, Casa Nova fervently holds the key to Mediterranean charm. With an enchanting atmosphere, show-stopping ambience, and plenty of heavenly views, Casa Nova not only presents us with luxury, but it also offers us a step out of the mundane into a world of exhilaration. Imagine waking up every morning to the beaming sun, sweet bird song, and a stunning villa enveloping you. You step outside into the heat and find yourself greeted by luscious flora, delicately designed patios and furniture, a few perfect clouds rolling throughout the bright blue sky, and a refreshing pool to soak in. With Casa Nova’s collection of villas and apartments, you will find something that creates a personal space for the cultivation of your happiness. With Casa Nova you will locate much more than a dwelling or a place to be, you will find yourself surrounded by beauty. Rich in cultural history and sophistication, Mallorca is also a host to many looking for spectacular views and extraordinary visits. However, it doesn’t have to be a visit, you can make a magnificent Mallorca villa or apartment your own – all with the keen help of Casa Nova. With Casa Nova, it is also possible to buy your own plots in Mallorca – meaning you can design and build your own forever home in the sun. Owning your own plot of land is an exciting journey and gives you so much freedom of expression. Casa Nova transforms dreams into a reality and, with those dreams, you can discover more about your own joy and contentment – finding out what makes you feel good. Casa Nova has received a lot of testimonials that echo its brilliance. Christin says, “We wanted to thank you again for your time and the two visits on Friday. However, we would like to take this opportunity once again to praise you personally! We have really seen numerous houses and got to know many brokers – but rarely have we felt so well advised and cared for as at our appointment with you! “Super sympathetic, great thinking with the immediate possibility of viewing the second property, very attentive when my circulation said goodbye briefly, super informed, friendly and yet never intrusive. An all-round great appointment.” Harald and Sylvia both say, “We bought a very nice duplex penthouse from you almost a year ago, and are still extremely happy and satisfied in our new home. We have been in contact with various competitors in our selection, but the professional support and processing on their part can hardly be surpassed. Special praise is due to Sarah, her secretary, who even after the completed sale, personally assisted us personally during visits to the authorities, expertly and selflessly several times. “We can only sincerely recommend you to anyone looking for a property, and remain warm with the best wishes for you and the team.” W When we are looking to buy properties we are usually looking for something that feeds and ignites our souls. We search for what sparks interest, excitement, and passion in our hearts and we can find something show-stopping and entirely opulent with Casa Nova Properties SL. Here we take a closer look as it wins this enviable accolade in the Real Estate and Property Awards 2022. Best Full-Service Property Agents – Mallorca

Real Estate & Property Awards 2022 BUILD 7 These are just two of the many testimonials which Casa Nova has gained. They tell us that Casa Nova truly makes its mark on the individuals and families that it looks after. Providing a goldstandard service, Casa Nova pulls out all of the stops to ensure that only the best properties are contained within its catalogue. Awarded with the title of Best Full-Service Property Agents – Mallorca, Casa Nova has become a force to be reckoned with. It offers an unparalleled service for its clients that flock to it from around the world. We are proud to showcase its work and we know its efforts will only continue to push from strength to strength, time and time again. Contact: Reinulf Aniol Company: Casa Nova Properties SL Web Address:

BUILD Real Estate & Property Awards 2022 8 Sep22337 he real estate market in Portugal is bursting with opportunity, with destinations such as Lisbon, Porto, and the Algarve drawing in impressive numbers year upon year. As such, the nation has garnered the attention of international investors, which has had positive ripple effects for the country, including a healthy boost for the job market. Henceforth, there are plenty of career options available for someone looking to move to the country. If that wasn’t attractive enough, Portugal is also home to a wide variety of delicious delicacies and wines, warm weather, and impressive architecture. In essence, it’s easy to fall in love with Portugal. Moving overseas, however, can be stressful and complicated, and therefore it’s vital to have a strong support network behind you. Premier Living is ready and willing to be that support network. Indeed, backed by over two decades of investment know-how, Premier Living is devoted to helping its clients in both purchasing and selling properties across Portugal. Its exclusive portfolio offers a range of luxurious properties, meaning that it always has something available for its clients’ unique needs. Moreover, Premier Living endeavours to forge strong relationships with its clients; the company wants to understand the intricacies of its clients’ needs and requests. Alex Silva, the company’s Owner and Director, comments, ‘22 years of experience in the south of Portugal has always been a driving force for me, as this area offers a perfect lifestyle balance of extreme luxury properties, fine dining, security, health and medical assistance. This whole area is almost perfect for anyone that would like to focus on one’s family.’ What’s more, Premier Living primarily focuses on the luxury market as it doesn’t only sell the asset – it sells a whole package. From legal, fiscal, real estate, and even relocation, Premier Living strives to provide quality, constantly taking into consideration what’s best for the customer. Further, it makes every single client part of its growing family, introducing them to exceptional customer service, continued support, and a wealth of facilities across Portugal. Premier Living’s services are accessible, with solutions provided in several languages, including English, Portuguese, Spanish, Russian, Afrikaans, French, and German – meaning that no one is left out! Alex notes, ‘Due to client discretion, we are not able to discuss any of our past transactions. What I can say is that my last big client was so happy with the service that we had provided from start to finish, that he has introduced us to two of his closest friends that are looking at relocating to Portugal as well. What I was really proud of is that after listening to my client properly, I was able to filter exactly what his requirements were and met all his expectations. We only viewed one Villa.’ With Premier Living, it is simply that easy. The professionalism and experience that the company possesses means that clients are often immediately paired with something that they’ll love – no matter whether the client is an individual, a family, young, or older. The Premier Living team is comprised of dynamic and hard-working individuals who are prepared to go the extra mile for their clients, constantly achieving exceptional results. It is with this in mind that Premier Living emphasises transparency, promoting legal compliance and clear communication. When asked about Premier Living’s approach, Alex explains, ‘we don’t have to market ourselves. Clients that work with us will always introduce new clients to me, and I like to focus more on quality service to our investors rather than quantity of clients that we would deal with. We are just very honest with our clients, and I would rather not transact with a client than to do anything that is not legally or morally correct.’ This approach, which is centred around quality, has catapulted Premier Living to success, leaving clients across Portugal with positive memories of the company. Over the years, the company has had the chance to work with a range of clients, and each one has received the same level of care, respect, and attention, resulting in the company gaining a reputation for excellence. Thereby, it is with great pride and pleasure that BUILD awards Premier Living with Best Luxury Real Estate & Development Company – Portugal & Client Services Excellence Award 2022. Contact: Alex Silva Company: Premier Living Web Address: T Looking to relocate to Portugal? Then be sure to enquire in Premier Living’s services. The leading company boasts an impressive portfolio of opulent properties situated from Lisbon to the Algarve and there is sure to be something that will pique your interest. Simply, for a real estate transaction that is quick, easy, and suited to your needs, Premier Living is the premier option. Best Luxury Real Estate & Development Company – Portugal & Client Services Excellence Award 2022 Premier Living

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BUILD Real Estate & Property Awards 2022 10 Sep22277 ased in Reading, Berkshire, Lukmore Urban Developments specialises in the design and creation of luxury residential homes, urban renewal, and countryside executive houses through Lukmore Monogram. Both branches are known for being devoted to quality, with residences being completed to the highest of standards, no matter whether it’s a one-bedroom apartment or a plush, river-side home. Indeed, Lukmore Urban Developments Ltd and Lukmore Monogram boast impressive portfolios, complete with homes that invoke a sense of awe and envy. Lee Barnes, the Managing Director, explains, ‘Lukmore evolved from completing the first office to residential conversion in Reading Town Centre. A lot was learnt from this, and we went on to develop many other conversions, including listed buildings and new build, mainly within Reading and the surrounding towns and villages.’ The genesis of Lukmore Monogram came to be as the company saw an opportunity in the marketplace to specialise in luxury executive homes within both rural and semi-rural locations. However, the company truly came to life thanks to a chance to re-develop a site in Goring-on-Thames, an old house previously owned by the parents of Lee’s partner, Helen Prater. Goring-on-Thames is a quaint village surrounded by a magnificent natural environment, including the Berkshire Downs, Chiltern Hills, and the River Thames, and it is conveniently home to a railway station with connections to London, Reading, and Didcot. In essence, it is a popular location for high earners and professionals looking to escape city life. When asked about a recent project, Lee tells us,‘our latest project is the development of two unique five-bedroom detached houses located within the hamlet of Greys Green near Henley-on-Thames. They are being built in a disused paddock Picture your dream home: what does it look like? How many bedrooms does it have? Is it in the countryside or tucked away in a city? Lukmore Urban Developments and Lukmore Monogram specialise in all of these areas, developing luxury homes for professionals, families, and the upper echelons of society. So, whether you’re looking for a country retreat or a modern home, be sure to check out Lukmore Urban Developments and Lukmore Monogram. B Best Premium Residential Development Firm - South East England which was surplus to requirements by the previous owner. The challenges there were firstly getting the services to the site over National Trust Land.’ In essence, the company strives to produce quality, and it is willing to go above and beyond to develop homes that fit perfectly within their environment. The company works in tandem with leading architects, influencing all aspects of the design of each development from conception, with a particular focus on the finer details and finishes. Moreover, each development is fitted with internal finishes that are tailored to each development style – forming a cohesive design inside and out – and are detailed and functional. ‘We will only build in the best locations and with the best materials. We spend many hours sourcing the right products and of the best quality. Anyone who purchases a Lukmore property, can be confident it will not be replicated,’ adds Lee. For example, the Windover Mews, Basingstoke development offers a converted collection of two-bedroom houses and one and two-bedroom apartments wrapped up in an exclusive gated development. Calm, opulent, and cosy, the residences provide the perfect setting for a peaceful life. The homes mirror the historical influence seen throughout the town; however, internally, they are completed with contemporary furnishings and décor. Lukmore Urban Developments and Lukmore Monogram has, quite simply, managed to strike the balance between two different eras. The small, family-run companies offers a personal touch to each development, and it’s clear to see that this is why

Real Estate & Property Awards 2022 BUILD 11 Lukmore Urban Developments and Lukmore Monogram have become so successful. In order to capitalise further on this success, there are plans in place to build more Lukmore Monogram developments, introducing the company to new locations across the UK. Yet there is one caveat to this plan – the company will only build in locations that it feels are right for the product and the business. There are an abundance of reasons why Lukmore Urban Developments and Lukmore Monogram has been awarded Best Premium Residential Development Firm - South East England. It is client-oriented, with quality being its fundamental priority, and each build is suited to its landscape. The company is entirely unique in its approach to business, as it understands the importance of environment and aesthetic, whilst also understanding that homes need to be functional, family-friendly, and suitable for people from all walks of life. In conclusion, there is nothing else quite like Lukmore Urban Developments and Lukmore Monogram in the property development industry. Contact: Lee Barnes Company: Lukmore Urban Developments Ltd and Lukmore Monogram Ltd Web Address:

BUILD Real Estate & Property Awards 2022 12 Jun22558 etti Simpson, Director of Big Skies Estates previously founded and managed award-winning local holiday letting agency, Norfolk Hideaways, which she sold in 2016 with a portfolio of 300 cottages. A qualified estate agent, she launched Big Skies Estates into the world in 2019, a property sales agency that has gone from strength to strength. The overall mission for Big Skies Estates is to offer an end-toend service to holiday cottage owners. From the initial choice of cottage to purchase through to the sale journey, onwards through marketing and management of holiday guests, and finally when it is time to move on, to sell the property for them. In general, Big Skies’ whole approach is different to most of its competitors. As a small independent, is not so driven and measured by sales performance; it can focus on delivering a professional service to both its sellers and buyers, which it is extremely proud of. It is an incredibly competitive industry and as a young agency, Big Skies has found it very challenging to carve out a niche within the market. It has an excellent reputation in the local market and the focus is building on this to increase its overall market share. Hetti’s experience and expertise in the holiday lettings sector is a big benefit to Big Skies because it is able to offer genuine and sound advice to buyers who are interested in buying a home in Norfolk for them to use as a family but also to earn income from holiday letting to supplement its costs. North Norfolk is a very popular holiday destination, and in some of the coastal villages, as many as 70% of the cottages are second homes/ holiday lets. However, there is a bit of a backlash currently against second homeowners, which has been brewing for some time, but certainly the lockdowns crystalised the issues. The councils are considering doubling council tax for second homeowners who don’t holiday let and this might lead to more properties coming to market or switching to holiday letting. As a result of the high prices for property in the coastal villages, there is an issue with affordable housing for the local communities. New affordable housing projects are being built, but in general there is a feeling that the locals can’t afford to live in the area. This isn’t strictly true, of course, there are much more affordable towns and villages slightly more inland, with Hetti feeling that some consideration should also be giving to the fact that without the tourism industry there would be limited jobs in this area, outside of traditional industries, like farming. The agency recently launched Big Skies Holiday Cottages, as a sister to Estates, to offer the end-to-end service that so many have been seeking. This means that clients can buy their cottage with Big Skies, as well as rent through them, and when the time is right, have the resale of it managed by them, too. Managing a busy sales office whilst setting up a whole new business in the background has been the agency’s biggest challenge to date. Creating the infrastructure to launch Big Skies Holiday Cottages was a huge amount of work and the danger had been that focus was lost from the core business, that of selling houses. Hetti comments, “Thankfully, I have a small but super dedicated team who have stepped up and put in extra hours and extra days where necessary to ensure that our customer service standards have not slipped.” Indeed, the team has taken it all in their stride. They are tight-knit and focus very much on working together in order to create a healthy working environment and provide the best level of service possible to clients. The company does not have individual commission structures, for example, if the business does well, everyone is rewarded equally, which creates great staff morale. Ultimately, it’s easy to see how Big Skies has come to achieve such success within the Real Estate and Property Awards 2022, between its incredible ambition and dedication to consistently high-quality customer service. There couldn’t be a better agency to deal with if you are seeking to buy, sell, or rent out a property in Norfolk. Company: Big Skies Estates Contact: Hetti Simpson Email: [email protected] Website: H Best Holiday Property Sales Agency - East Anglia Big Skies Estates (Big Skies) is a unique estate agency based on the stunning North Norfolk coast which specialises in the sale of second homes and holiday lets. It is the only agency in Norfolk, potentially in the UK, that offers specific advice to buyers seeking a second home, especially one that can generate a second income as a holiday let when they are not using it.

Real Estate & Property Awards 2022 BUILD 13 Sep22343 Most Outstanding Small PBSA Operator - North of England Nurtur Student Living (NSL) is a bespoke management company raising the bar in student management across the UK. It is providing residents with a new level of living that has been designed from the ground up to focus on wellbeing. This is more than student living; it’s a regular friendly face to chat to, it’s a home away from home, and it’s ideal for every type of student to belong to, learn, and thrive within. urtur Student Living is an experienced student industry specialist focused on providing the highest level of attention, customer service, and support for students, their families, and investors. It’s student services and management reimagined, to nurture students into the next generation of young professionals. After opening its flagship property in Sheffield in the midst of the pandemic, NSL took over management of an existing property in Preston that had previously received negative online feedback from its residents. After spending over £60,000 on renovating social spaces, NSL has managed to get Canterbury Hall to number two on Student Crowd listings – an online league table that only verified student accounts can contribute to. Furthermore, the rebooking rate saw over a third of existing students satisfied enough to rebook with NSL and live in the building for a second consecutive year. Indeed, the priority for NSL is student health and wellbeing, from the way its buildings are designed with private studios alongside ample social spaces to combat loneliness, to the focus and budget given to a busy events calendar that aims to stimulate students, develop skills, and help to build friendships. Students enjoy visits from therapy dogs, baking challenges, smoothie bikes (to encourage students to cycle for a free smoothie), as well as a free nutritional breakfast every Friday morning. With Nurtur House having opened during the pandemic, it meant NSL had to navigate many issues beyond its control, thus its team worked harder to prioritise student wellbeing using effective communication to alleviate any further stress they were going through. N Students who were unable to arrive in September 2020 due to COVID-19 were offered free cancellations and/ or tenancy delays. This meant that any student who could not commence their tenancy due to COVID-19 were released from their contract or offered a delay to their arrival date without financial penalty. This resulted in a total of 2,245 weeks offered in delayed contracts, with a direct cost to the company of £379,750 in rent loss during its first week in operation. To protect the safety of residents, anti-bacterial paint was applied to the walls throughout Nurtur House, offering a twoyear protection against bacteria growth. Communal seating was treated with Biomaster antimicrobial technology, offering protection against odour and illness-causing bacteria. A sterilestudio-cleaning service was offered to students, providing peace of mind for those who needed it, as well as anti-bacterial hand gel stations and PPE equipment available throughout the building. Students who alerted staff to suffering with COVID symptoms were also offered a test free of charge, before lateral flow testing was made freely available by the government. Ultimately, NSL sees a high level of customer satisfaction from the students living in its accommodation, which has been voiced to it via various platforms, including Google and Student Crowd. This includes a significant improvement from students who lived in its Preston site before NSL began managing it. Now, NSL’s aim is to have five properties under management by 2025! Company: Nurtur Student Living Email: [email protected] Website:

BUILD Real Estate & Property Awards 2022 14 This mission was impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic, which brought forward a myriad of unprecedented issues. Residents were not paying rent, and as a result, The PMs of the City were unable to do normal practices involving court filings for two years, which then hurt the company’s clients. Challenges prevailed until the company was able to apply for multiple grants on its clients’ and their tenants’ behalf, enabling everyone to get back to business and some semblance of normality. Over the next few years, the company will be focusing on growing its platform, dipping into new markets. Its facilities can be found in three states, and the next on the company’s list is Georgia. In addition to its planned physical expansion, The PMs Of The City and The PMs of the City Realty is looking forward to developing its services, with plans including the introduction of new training courses for owners, and the addition of new managers and agents. It will also be focusing on its partnership with Empowerment Essence for mental health initiatives relating to suicide prevention – to find out more, visit Empowerment Essence’s website here: Contact: Dr. Shenetta Malkia Sapp h.c. Company: The PMs Of the City & The PMs of the City Realty Web Address: agic: this is what The PMs of the City cultivates. Indeed, the full-service property management firm works seamlessly and with such ease that it must be magic – or perhaps, it is simply the expertise and ingenuity of its founder, Dr. Shenetta Malkia h.c.. With offices in Maryland and the Washington D.C. area, The PMs of the City Realty parent company to The PMs Of The City provides accessible services to first time buyers or renters, landlords, and sellers, including consultations, rehabs, leasing, rent collection, and much more. Known to many as The PM or Broker of the City, Dr. Malika h.c. has over 20 years of experience in property management, asset management, and project management for rehabs and construction, with this journey beginning with a certification in affordable housing. Two decades later and Dr. Malika h.c. holds a Broker’s License in Maryland, The District of Columbia, and for the latter, she also holds her license in Property Management. In addition to her property management career, Dr. Malika h.c. is the Founding President and Executive Director of Empowerment Essence, a 501c3 organisation that strives to eradicate suicide and bullying.. Thanks to Dr. Malika’s work, The PMs of the City and The PMs Of The City Realty is home to numerous success stories. For example, the company recently helped a client reposition their property after a draining experience with self-management, and due to this, the company faced several immediate challenges that needed to be quickly resolved. Such issues included delinquency, litigation, rehabilitation for two units and common areas, and educating the owner on how to better manage their property. Through an abundance of work and dedication, The PMs of the City Realty has developed the property to a point where it is now ready for leasing. Quite simply, this is a perfect example of The PMs of the City Realty’s mission – ‘to change the face of real estate and property management by repositioning properties while keeping housing affordable.’ The company believes that the only way to truly achieve this goal is by keeping the majority of work in house and by partnering with others to generate better pricing for clients, especially when it comes to repairs, which owners spend approximately 30% of their profits on every year. The PMs Of The City is a company fighting for the betterment of property management – it believes in a future where properties are affordable, landlords are educated on how to handle sensitive issues, and people can make a fair profit on their spaces. M Sep22243 Best Full-Service Property Management Firm 2022 - D.C. Metro Area

Real Estate & Property Awards 2022 BUILD 15 inhouse, and having a schedule and recorded log of the works being completed and when. By offering hands-on management and maintenance services, it is able to give dates and times of when projects can be done. The team will go out and price jobs and at times be able to provide proactive same-day repairs, as opposed to going out to find a contractor to attend. Regularly, the company takes over sites that have been neglected in terms of the property manager not making the effort to keep the residents in the loop or follow up on projects they wish to go ahead with, despite the money being there and available. Additionally, it has in the last year worked on reducing costs on insurance and utilities, developing relationships with contractors and brokers allowing it to shop around between suppliers to be able to find the best price for clients. On some blocks, the company has saved over £1,000 per site. Alongside this, Block Management 24 has adapted with regard to the pandemic, doubling in size by opening up its maintenance services to include additional cleans and contracts in the form of taking on new office blocks and providing cleaning services to ensure staff can return to work. Moving forwards, it has gained a new sector of property and facilities management which it now has on regular contracts. Indeed, times are busy and exciting for Block Management 24, and it has a number of agreed new contracts coming on board. Its ongoing future plans include continuing to double year on year, with plans to widen its range of services and hold inhouse contractors for emergency callout services for both current and ad hoc clients. Ultimately, it is clear to see how Block Management 24 has come to achieve such success in the space of five years. It truly has a bright future ahead of it and we at BUILD have no doubt it will go far. Company: Block Management 24 Contact: Sam Whitaker Email: [email protected] Website: ard work pays off. As proven by brothers, Martin and Sam Whitaker, who built Block Management 24 from the ground up as a side project while still working their full-time jobs. Working two jobs and doing so for ‘free’ has truly shown Martin and Sam’s dedication, and they got the business to a point where they could provide jobs and recruit a team. The duo are proud that the company has developed so much especially within the last two years, doubling in size annually, and taking on newer and bigger clients. So, why did they choose the field of real estate? It all began with a bad experience as a customer, living in a flat and being charged monthly for management and maintenance, but no issues being dealt with. Therefore, Block Management 24 was created with the aim of being committed to providing maintenance services that keep tenants safe, comfortable, and happy, including communal cleaning, gardening, window cleaning, gutter clearance, pressure washing, general repairs, alarm/emergency light testing, and much more. The Block Management 24 team serves freeholders, leaseholders, RTMS, and business owners, focusing on being open, honest, and transparent in order to deliver a reliable and professional service. Its mission is to provide all the services from management and maintenance, keeping the work Family Property Business of the Year 2022 - South of England Block Management 24 is a family-run business established in 2017, which specialises in managing flats, commercial properties, and estates. Its services include financial, communication, insurance, health and safety, company secretarial, maintenance, and major works. Over the last five years, the company’s portfolio has expanded across Essex, Hertfordshire, London, Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Cambridgeshire, and Suffolk, with its success largely achieved through recommendations from existing clients. H Sep22231

BUILD Real Estate & Property Awards 2022 16 minutes, rather than days or weeks. The company covers all of the maintenance and management required in running an office space – this means that its clients can focus on what they do best. According to WorkAway Offices, this model has been especially beneficial in the face of the increase in hybrid working caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. Of course, these elements define the company as being wholly unique: WorkAway Offices is a family-run business that offers flexible terms, a positive and cheerful environment, a range of services, a friendly community, and much more. The office’s design, which was created by Parallel45, truly shines through as it showcases a large space and several state-ofthe-art offices. In addition to this, by owning its own building, WorkAway Offices is able to offer competitive pricing as well as the ability to modify the space to best reach the demand of its members. Most recently, the company added 11,000 square feet of office space. Implemented to keep up with the growing demand for office space, WorkAway Offices believes that it is this that further makes it stand out in the market. However, this expansion was not without its challenges – this manifested most clearly in shortages of contractors and materials. On top of this, WorkAway Offices had to find ways to accommodate prospective members whilst its space was nearing capacity and its new additions were being completed. Yet despite these hurdles, the expansion was a great success, and WorkAway Offices is now home to an abundance of room and unique facilities. Expansion is something that WorkAway Offices is also focusing on in the long-term. With hybrid working becoming the norm in working culture, it is confident that it will be able to leverage this trend to expand to other locations. WorkAway Offices will also continue to benefit from its exceptional reputation, which has already propelled the company towards great success, earning it Most Innovative Coworking Space – Ottawa. Contact: Stephanie Valenti Company: WorkAway Offices Email: [email protected] Telephone: 613-319-3575 Web Address: positive and vibrant working environment can make an enormous impact on an employee’s productivity and the quality of their work. WorkAway Offices in Ottawa, Canada, provides a space that reflects this concept, creating multiple workspaces that echo different working styles and working requirements. The company caters to small, medium, and large-sized businesses, entrepreneurs, and remote workers, providing them with a flexible, on-demand office space complete with a full set of amenities. Moreover, it also offers turn-key solutions that include meeting rooms, private offices, printing, mail handling, reception, office cleaning, and free parking. WorkAway Offices caters to both profit and not-for-profit businesses that want a full-service office solution without the complexity of a long-term lease. As a result, businesses that work at WorkAway Offices are able to be set up in a matter of As the world recovers from the Covid-19 pandemic, it’s time to think about how you utilise your office space. WorkAway Offices is home to a unique set up, allowing entrepreneurs, businesses, and remote workers to make a home in its luxurious offices without the complications of a long-term lease. Join us as we learn more about this innovative business… A Sep22380 Most Innovative Coworking Space - Ottawa

Real Estate & Property Awards 2022 BUILD 17 Best Residential Conversion Development Firm – East Anglia Developments owner and managing director Joe Fogel came into possession of the historic property. Work began by restoring the exterior, cleaning and tidying up the exterior brickwork, restoring the roof and installing doubleglazed windows. This culminated in a clean, brand-new look for the property and the addition of many new amenities, such as a rooftop terrace that many of the new apartments had access to. Renamed Charlotte House, 18 spacious, upper-class apartments now occupy the three-storey property, the majority of which are two-bedroom affairs with a few studio apartments across the first, second, and third floors. With options for en- suite flats and three, large commercial units on the ground floor, it was quite the undertaking that led to an equally impressive result. From the outside, despite the clean and tidy exterior and the new plaque, it is difficult to see that any change has been performed, and that is the beauty of a conversion performed by House Group Developments. There was, and remains, a keen view of keeping as much of the original intact when working on a project, causing as minimal of a disturbance as possible whilst providing the much-needed modern touches. There is still more than enough Victorian style remaining within Charlotte’s House’s modern, state-of-the-art apartments. Still, they remain firmly in the modern era as a blend of stylish and contemporary living that coexists with the three retail and commercial units added to the ground floor that start-ups and businesses have moved into. House Group Developments strikes a balance between restoration and conversion in every project. Changing just enough to be distinct and modern but not losing the contemporary look the property had before. It is a delicate procedure, and the business’s continued success is what gives House Group Developments the unique, differentiating factor that propelled it to becoming the Best Residential Conversion Development Firm in East Anglia. Its work breathes new life into pre-existing properties and provides new homes a fresh perspective. This will continue long into the future. Contact: Joe Fogel Company: House Group Developments Web Address: ouse Group Developments was founded in 2014 to invest in and develop both commercial and residential properties. With a £13m+ portfolio of over 100 properties, it designs, builds, sells, and rents properties across the South-East of England. As a result of its exceptional quality builds with innovative design, and great work ethic, it ensures its clients receive a fantastic experience. Over the years, it has established a healthy, increasingly expanding portfolio comprising of a wide range of commercial and residential properties and mixed-use, commercial-toresidential conversion developments. The House Group team has worked extensively with established and respected planners and designers. As such, it has gained invaluable experience developing high-quality homes and its portfolio includes state-of-the-art apartments and penthouses. A substantial portion of its work pertains to property conversions, turning houses into gorgeous – and often fully furnished – spaces to live in. For example, the three residential apartments recently converted within the heart of Saffron Walden’s town centre was a huge success. However, its most high-profile project and the best example of its processes and methodology is House Group’s renovation and converting a popular Ipswich nightspot into top-quality town centre housing. Opened in the 1960s under the name First Floor Club – and, at one time, the only late-night spot in the area – the trade of ownership over the decades ended as House Group With demand for housing always on the rise, developments and plots are cropping up across the UK at an ever-growing pace. But a viable method, worth even further exploration, is the conversion of properties that have already been built. Well ahead of this trend is House Group Developments, an organisation that strikes the perfect balance of restoration and conversion. Leaving a modern and contemporary feel to its finished projects and working on properties of varying sizes, its work is striking and effective. H Sep22274

BUILD Real Estate & Property Awards 2022 18 the European Property Awards in 6 different categories – provides a significant and unique upgrade to Gibraltar’s central business district. EuroCity has been defined, refined, and planned with sustainability at the forefront of its thinking, with a carefully considered mix of lightfilled apartments and state of the art office and retail spaces. As always, the project is underpinned by an uncompromising dedication to design quality, offering the perfect blend of city and resort living within a mild Mediterranean climate. Collaboration with talented partners, who share its values, is another essential factor to its success. Its extended team includes award-winning architects Manser, EuroCity’s development and masterplan designers, global blue-chips Sacyr SA & Grupo Casais for a commitment to quality and reliability in construction and the renowned AKS engineering consultancy for integrity and structural certainty. Overall, at the core of everything Bentley Investments seeks to accomplish is a passion for property, and the desire to benefit those living in their development. Crafting sustainable, diverse, and immaculate spaces where people can live, work, and thrive is both a goal and an achievement of the group. Its designs and implementations up to this point are precisely why Bentley Investments has won the title of Gibraltar’s Best Property Development & Co-Working Design Company – and why its partners, investors and stakeholders all share the confidence that its future projects will be as brilliant as Bentley promises they will be. Contact: Anna Cherepakhova Company: Bentley Group Web Address: entley Investments has been an established part of the Gibraltar community for the last two decades and is committed to playing a significant role in its future for the next 20 years and beyond. Founded in 2000, Bentley Investments has become one of Gibraltar’s major real estate players, working with internationally renowned partners to bring world-class design and service levels to the residential, commercial, and office spaces it develops, builds, and manages. Investing in residential and commercial real estate plus supporting services, Bentley carefully considers its investment criteria based on the economic growth potential and current market requirements, prioritising the quality of the asset with a world-class management approach. As a family business, Bentley puts long-term growth and solutions at the centre of everything it does. This is reflected in its careful attention to planning, finishing and detail, as well as its strategic stewardship of buildings and the public realm. Each development Bentley build improves on the last and takes it closer to its vision of building environments and communities with quality of life at its heart. Founder Evgeny Cherepakhov explains this perspective, “I want to create residential and commercial properties that will bring international standards of service and quality of design and construction to Gibraltar. There is enormous potential here and I feel a profound obligation to create a lasting legacy for Gibraltar, for my own family and others.” The key to the success of this mission has been the focus on the changing expectations of residents and businesses. Bentley meets them through exemplary commercial and office spaces and distinctive homes offering outstanding design, exceptional interiors, and integrated communities. For example, EuroCity – Bentley’s most recent development winner of Gibraltar is a recognised financial centre with a discerning international population. Drawing in people from all over the world with every passing year, infrastructure and property are constantly expected to adapt and evolve to meet the needs of both new and current residents. Understanding this issue on multiple levels, and dedicated to crafting a sustainable future for Gibraltar, Bentley Investment Group knows how to navigate these waters. B Oct22261 Best Property Development & Co-Working Design Company – Gibraltar