Search Begins for the Best Commercial Property in Scotland

The 6th annual Scottish Property Awards, which celebrates excellence in commercial and public property, has launched its 2019 programme with a refreshed list of categories and four new judges.

The awards dinner which regularly attracts around 750 guests will bring together the breadth of the industry including developers, funders, architects, councils, agents, professional advisers and contractors.

New categories include Health Care Development of the Year, Independent Agency of the Year, Property Legal Team of the Year and a new Property Technology Award, all designed to celebrate ongoing advancement and growth across the real estate sector.

Entries are now being invited in advance of the judging day which will be chaired for the fourth year by Fiona Morton, the former managing partner and chairman of Ryden. She welcomes four new experts to the panel. Marie Macklin CBE, founder and director of the HALO Urban Regeneration Company, Virginia Beckett, CEO of Regent Capital plc, Johane Murray, Head of Real Estate at Brodies LLP and Hugh Rutherford, Partner at Montagu Evans LLP.

Fiona Morton commented;

“The Scottish Property Awards are integral in promoting Scotland as a centre of excellence in new property development. It’s a great honour to play a role in the meticulous judging process of such a highly regarded programme and we look forward to receiving and reviewing another impressive bank of entries.”

For the first time in the history of the awards, the Scottish Property Awards will host a Winners Dinner to take place in the weeks following the event. The private dinner will be staged with the support of sponsors, Weightmans.

Cassandra Auld, Partner (Built Environment), Weightmans, commented;

“Weightmans is pleased to be sponsoring the Winners Dinner for this year’s Scottish Property Awards. We are delighted to be involved in such a prestigious event for the property industry in Scotland and excited to see who the winners will be. We wish all of the entrants in this year’s competition the best of luck.”

The awards are also supported by media partner, Scottish Business Insider. Ken Symon, editor of Scottish Business Insider and, commented;

“Following the success of last year's Scottish Property Awards, Scottish Business Insider are delighted to be involved again in 2019. We have worked closely with the property sector over many years and look forward to seeing this year's property success stories.”

The awards are free to enter, and entrants have until Thursday 25 October 2018 to submit their work.