Now in its third year, the Africa Property Investment (API) Awards recognises innovation and outstanding achievement in the property industry across 13 categories. Categeries included Retail, Office, Mixed Use, Green Building, Hotel, Alternative Asset, Architectural Design, Banking, High-end residential, Logistics, and Best Women in Property.
This year's winning developments, project teams and professionals came from Ghana, Kenya, Zambia, Nigeria, Mozambique, Namibia, Mauritius and Rwanda, and critically provided a moment of peer recognition for completed projects, said MD of API Events Kfir Rusin.
The projects were judged on a wide range of criteria including location, infrastructure and transport access, integration into the environment, originality of the concept, technical and architectural quality, services offered, sensitivity to the local community, innovation, sustainability, corporate staff involvement, response to market demands, financial performance, occupancy, and the impact of the project on economic convergence.
“We congratulate all the winners and finalists as well as their respective project teams. They have set an exceptionally high standard for real estate developments across sub-Saharan Africa and continue to shape the African built environment landscape. API Events is proud to be associated with these companies and wishes to aid in further pushing the boundaries of excellence for African property development,” said Rusin.
2019 API Awards winners
Best Affordable Housing
Karibu Homes | Nairobi, Kenya
Best Architectural Design
Tatu City Education Village (Crawford International School) | Nairobi, KenyaProject Team Award Winner:
Best Commercial Office Development
Su Tower | Accra, GhanaProject Team Awarded Winner:
Best Green Building
Mon Tresor Business Gateway - Office Park | Plaine Magnien, MauritiusProject Team Award Winner:
Best High-End Residential Development
Purple Haze | Nairobi, KenyaProject Team Award Winner:
Best Hotel Development
Hilton Garden Inn Mbabane| Mbabane, EswatiniProject Team Award Winner:
Top African Real Estate Bank Of The Year
Best Retail Development
East Park Mall | Lusaka, ZambiaProject Team Award Winner:
Graduare Property Development Limited
Best Mixed-Use Development
Appolonia City| Accra, GhanaProject Team Award Winner:
Best Industrial & Logistics Development
Agility Logistics Parks| Maputo, MozambiqueProject Team Award Winner:
Young Property Person of the Year
Neltah Mosimanegape | Tempest Gold, Botswana
Women In African Real Estate
Oluwatosin Ajose | Deal HQ Partners, Nigeria
Best Property Technology Award
Land Layby, Nigeria