The high profile event, which will be held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel from March 29-30, 2012, is designed to recognize and celebrate industry players who have put in significant efforts to boost the real estate and housing finance sector in Africa.
The awards, which are co-sponsored by Shelter Afrique, Standard Group, Pison Housing among other firms, are an initiative of AREHF Academy – a leading resource centre for realty development in Africa.
During the event’s media launch held at the Standard Group offices last week, real estate players in Africa were called upon to apply or nominated for the awards.
There are twelve (12) categories in all covering major achievements both the private and commercial sector, including:
1.) Best Architectural Design in Africa
2.) Best Construction Company for Real Estate in Africa
3.) Best Development Finance Institution for Real Estate in Africa
4.) Best Foreign Enterprise in Real Estate in Africa
5.) Best Green Building Development in Africa
6.) Best Low Income Residential Developer in Africa
7.) Best Real Estate Development Advisor in Africa
8.) Best Real Estate Lending Institution in Africa
9.) Best Real Estate Mortgage Provider in Africa
10.) Best Real Estate Private Equity Firm in Africa
11.) Best Real Estate Public Private Partnership in Africa
12.) Largest Real Estate Developer in Africa
Nominations are ongoing online until February 29 for achievements made between January 1, 2008 and December 30, 2011.
A special Awards Advisory Board has been appointed to sift through the entries and prepare a list of nominees who will be presented to the industry for voting.
The board will be looking for execution of exceptional transactions and projects that have made huge impact to the social, economic and developmental well-being of the people and countries in the region.
Voting will be done from March 12 – 23, 2012 and the results will be collated by March 26 – 28, 2012 ahead of the event. Visit www.arehfacademy.org to send in your nominations.