Last day to en­ter this year’s KPMG ‘Ir­ish In­de­pen­dent’ prop­erty awards

Irish Independent - Business Week - - APPOINTMENTS - Ron­ald Quin­lan

To­mor­row marks the fi­nal dead­line for the 2018 KPMG Ir­ish In­de­pen­dent Prop­erty In­dus­try Ex­cel­lence Awards.

This year’s com­pe­ti­tion is be­ing con­tested across 11 cat­e­gories, with the in­tro­duc­tion of a fa­cil­i­ties man­age­ment project award to recog­nise an in­di­vid­ual or team whose project demon­strates sub­stan­tial in­no­va­tion and pos­i­tive ef­fect.

The other awards are for com­mu­nity ben­e­fit, re­gional ex­cel­lence, de­sign project, ex­cel­lence in plan­ning and en­ergy ef­fi­ciency. The re­main­ing cat­e­gories will ac­knowl­edge the year’s best com­mer­cial agency, res­i­den­tial agency, prop­erty in­vest­ment fund man­ager, con­trac­tor and emerg­ing tal­ent.

The awards are en­dorsed by all rel­e­vant pro­fes­sional in­sti­tutes, rep­re­sen­ta­tive bod­ies and State agen­cies, namely Engi­neers Ire­land, the Ir­ish Plan­ning In­sti­tute, RIAI, So­ci­ety of Char­tered Sur­vey­ors Ire­land (SCSI), CIF, IPAV, IDA Ire­land, DIT, OPW, En­ter­prise Ire­land, and the IDA.

The judg­ing panel com­prises 15 lead­ing ex­perts drawn from across the prop­erty in­dus­try, State agen­cies and pro­fes­sional bod­ies.

Key to the suc­cess of the awards is the in­tegrity of both its judg­ing process and its com­mer­cial struc­ture. No award re­cip­i­ent is per­mit­ted to spon­sor any of the cat­e­gories, while any profit raised by the awards pro­gramme is rein­vested into the in­dus­try through the first ever Doc­tor­ate in Prop­erty Re­search, which was es­tab­lished in con­junc­tion with the DIT.

The cer­e­mony and din­ner, which at­tracts over 800 in­dus­try stake­hold­ers an­nu­ally, takes place on Novem­ber 8 at the Con­ven­tion Cen­tre Dublin in the Dock­lands.

The awards re­main open for en­tries to­day at prop­er­tyex­cel­

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