After months of headlines announcing doom and gloom in the property market, here's a long awaited positive story to restore our hopes, not just for now, but also the future.
It's vital that, to succeed in such a highly competitive industry, estate agents, developers and others involved in the property business are naturally competitive. This desire to be the best has been channelled by a large number of professionals entering the African Property Awards in association with CNBC.
As with all competitions there are only a few winners and these were revealed at a gala presentation dinner at The Park Lane Hotel in London on Saturday, 27 September. The turn out was tremendous with 300 guests and seven different countries represented across the continent.
LKC Investment Holdings (Pty) Ltd, in association with Invest Afrique (Pty) Ltd received the Best Apartment award for the Rialto Bay apartments in Strand, Western Cape. Developer of the Rialto Bay project, Mr. F.P. Dos Santos, CEO of LKC Investment Holdings (Pty) Ltd. in association with Invest Afrique (Pty) Ltd, said of the award, We are thrilled with this award, it is the first international competition we have entered and we couldn't be happier with the result. Our aim has always been to create opportunities and generate values for our customers and investor clients. We are committed to being the first choice for high quality property solutions, which is reflected in our Rialto Bay development, and confirmed by this award. It couldn't have been done without the hard work of our marketing director, Chyemenn Dos Santos, and her team.
The African Property Awards are part of the globally respected International Property Awards which have been running for 14 years. Due to their continual growth in size and standing, a series of other schemes for specific countries have also been launched. The Daily Mail UK Awards were introduced four years ago and these were joined more recently by individual programmes for the Arabian, Asia Pacific, European, African and Americas Property Awards.
There are 21 different categories in total and four and five-star awards are given to the best entries. Every five-star entry is then re-examined to decide who is to go forwards for the ultimate World's Best Award. World's Best winners, including those from the African Property Awards, will be announced at a grand presentation dinner in America this November.
Supported by a host of well-respected professional bodies such as FIABCI, NAEA and NHBC to name but a few, the awards are judged by an independent team of experts in the property, design and construction fields, together with property writers and sponsors.