This week sees the launch of the KPMG Irish Independent Property Excellence Awards Programme 2016. Unlike previous awards programmes within the sector, the integrity and independence of the judging process has certainly captured the attention and interest from all sections of the Irish property industry.
While only in their second year, the awards have firmly established themselves within the sector with over 170 entries received last year across ten different categories. In the end, 47 entries were shortlisted with the winner announced at the wards dinner in the Convention Centre attended by well over 750 guests.
Jim Clery, Tax Partner and Head of Real Estate at KPMG, who are the lead sponsors of the awards programme said:
"Our team at KPMG were delighted with the strength of the responses to last year's awards. The entry of a number of top quality projects and performances demonstrated the fantastic skills and experience present in the Irish real estate sector. The judging sessions featured extensive debate on many of these outstanding submissions and, in some cases very fine calls. In all of the shortlisted cases we saw pride in showcasing excellence and innovation and we hope to see these attributes shine through again in 2016 as our sector moves forward with renewed confidence."
Enda Gunnell, CEO of Pinergy and awards sponsor, commented:
"Pinergy is delighted to be associated with the Irish Independent Property Excellence Awards again this year. It was great to see the whole of the industry coming together in a positive and constructive manner, to ensure the ongoing evolution of excellence in property development from finance to planning, to building, to living the positive lives in the built environment itself. We are proud to be part of a team that will ensure Ireland's property sector moves forward, redefining excellence and leading innovation."
Entries are now open until September 9 at www.propertyexcellenceawards.com with the awards taking place on November 10 in the Convention Centre with over 1,100 industry professionals expected to attend.
This article appeared in the Sunday Independent on 12 June 2016 and is reproduced here with their kind permission.