Welcome

The Industrial Agents Society Awards celebrate the success and achievements of the industrial property sector. Now in their 30th year, the IAS Awards remain widely recognised as the industry’s premier networking event, attended by the leading owners, occupiers, developers and funders of industrial & logistics real estate, as well as their agents.

The IAS Awards gala luncheon will take place on Thursday 28th September 2017 and will again return to the London Marriott Hotel Grosvenor Square, London W1K 6JP. Tickets will go on sale on 21st July 2017. However to register your interest please email Chris Jee at chris@yelljee.com

This year’s event will again feature 10 Award categories.
Further detail on all the categories can be seen here

The closing date for all entries has now been reached, no further entries can be made. The shortlists will be published on the 21st July 2017, please revisit this dedicated awards website after that date.

The Categories

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Deal Of The Year -
Under 75,000 sq ft
Sponsored ByDoherty Baines
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Deal Of The Year -
75,000 to 250,000 sq ft
Sponsored ByLogicor
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Deal Of The Year -
Over 250,000 sq ft
Sponsored ByLegal & General
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Best Asset Management
Initiative
Sponsored BySegro
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Best Overall Scheme -
Multi-let Industrial Estate
Sponsored ByMontagu Evans
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Best Overall Scheme -
Logistics Park
Sponsored ByCBRE
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Best Investment
Transaction
Sponsored ByLambert Smith Hampton
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Developer Of
The Year
Sponsored ByBurbage Realty
Voted By IAS Members
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Fund / Property
Company Of The Year
Sponsored ByJLL
Voted By IAS Members
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Outstanding Contribution
To The Industry
Sponsored ByInfrared
Nominated By IAS Members
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Deal Of The Year
Under 75,000 sq ft

This category is for an occupational transaction (excluding investments) on an industrial property no greater than 75,000 sq ft. The judges will be looking for a transaction that was either challenging or particularly rewarding for the occupier, fund, or developer. There are no restrictions in terms of the age of the property.

Deal Of The Year
75,000 to 250,000 sq ft

This category is for an occupational transaction (excluding investments) on an industrial property, of no less than 75,000 sq ft and no greater than 250,000 sq ft. The judges will be looking for a transaction that was either challenging or particularly rewarding for the occupier, fund, or developer. There are no restrictions in terms of the age of the property.

Deal Of The Year
Over 250,000 sq ft

This category is for an occupational transaction (excluding investments) on an industrial property greater than 250,000 sq ft. The judges will be looking for a transaction that was either challenging or particularly rewarding for the occupier, fund, or developer. There are no restrictions in terms of the age of the property.

Best Asset Management Initiative

This category is for single or multi-unit schemes across all industrial sub-sectors, where the property has been enhanced through active asset management.

The Judges will be looking for initiatives that stand out from the competition. Factors that will be considered include, improvement in rental levels, value, lease terms, occupancy, design, etc.

There are no restrictions in terms of the age or size of the building or scheme

Best Overall Scheme - Multi-let Industrial Estate

This category is for multi-unit schemes of two or more units across all industrial sub-sectors, with an average individual unit size of below 100,000 sq ft.

The Judges will be looking for schemes which have been particularly successful over the last 12 months and clearly stand out from the competition. Factors that will be considered include income and rental levels, lease terms, occupancy, design, etc.

There are no restrictions in terms of the age or size of the scheme, only the scale of the individual buildings.

Best Overall Scheme - Logistics Park

This category is for multi-unit schemes of two or more units, primarily servicing the logistics sector with an average individual unit size in excess of 100,000 sq ft.

The Judges will be looking for schemes which have been particularly successful over the last 12 months and clearly stand out from the competition. Factors that will be considered include income and rental levels, lease terms, occupancy, design, etc.

There are no restrictions in terms of the age or size of the scheme, only the scale of the individual buildings.

Best Investment Transaction

This award will go to the party that has undertaken a transaction of a standing investment or forward funding of an industrial property or properties. The purchaser or vendor will be able to demonstrate that the investment deal is of particular merit. The transaction must have completed between July 2016 and June 2017.

Developer Of The Year

Entries for this category must be made directly by the developer themselves, via the online form. Developers should provide a summary of their activity over the last 12 months, supporting their entry for Developer of the Year, comprising no more than 300 words. Supporting documentation may be provided for the judges’ consideration, but only the summary will be provided to the IAS Membership when voting on the shortlist.

Entries will be shortlisted by the IAS Awards 2017 Judging Panel, before the shortlist is put to a poll of the IAS Membership.

The judges and ultimately the IAS Membership will be looking for those developers who have shown an in-depth understanding of the industrial and logistics market, working alongside funds, agents and occupiers in an innovative manner whilst delivering maximum value for all parties.

Fund / Property Company Of The Year

Entries for this category must be made directly by the fund or property company themselves, via the online form. Funds and property companies should provide a summary of their activity over the last 12 months, supporting their entry for Fund / Property Company of the Year, comprising no more than 300 words. Supporting documentation may be provided for the judges’ consideration, but only the summary will be provided to the IAS Membership when voting on the shortlist.

Entries will be shortlisted by the IAS Awards 2017 Judging Panel, before the shortlist is put to a poll of the IAS Membership.

The judges and ultimately the IAS Membership will be looking for those funds who have shown an in-depth understanding of the industrial and logistics market, working alongside developers, agents and occupiers in an innovative manner whilst delivering maximum value for all parties.

Outstanding Contribution To The Industry

Entries for this category are to be nominated by IAS members for an individual who in their opinion justifies recognition as having made an exceptional and outstanding contribution to the industrial property sector. There are no restrictions as to whether the nominated person holds a junior or senior position in the industry, or the circumstances surrounding their nomination. The winner will be selected by the IAS Awards 2017 Judging Panel and the IAS Organising Committee.

The Judges

Kevin Ashfield

Kevin
Ashfield

UK Development DirectorIM Properties

Kevin has worked at IM Properties since 2000. In 2009 he was appointed to lead the Development Department. Recent projects include the successful 780,000 sq ft pre-let to Euro Car Parts, and speculative construction of over 1,000,000 sq ft at Birch Coppice. He has also overseen the successful promotion of 3 million sq ft of potential development land through the planning process.

Established in 1987, IM Properties is one of the UK’s largest privately owned property companies, with £900 million of property owned and under management within the UK, Europe and the USA, and a land bank in excess of 1500 acres.

Having already delivered over 6 million sq ft of distribution and industrial space, IM Properties has established a strong reputation for consistent deliverability and quality developments, all of which are financed from a strong balance sheet. IM Properties are currently on site delivering 666,000 sq ft of industrial space.

Mike Green

Mike
Green

Head of UK Industrial & Logistics - Aviva Investors

Mike joined Aviva Investors in 2003 and is responsible for managing the Industrial and Distribution asset management team, sourcing investment opportunities, and providing strategic advice to clients on the sector.

Mike has a wealth of experience in the Industrial and Distribution real estate markets, having specialised in the sector since joining Aviva Investors in 2003. He is highly experienced in occupier, development and capital transactions. He has fund managed the Ashtenne Industrial Fund as well as a Central European Logistics development fund.

Mike has a degree in surveying, is a member of the RICS, holds the IMC and is an FCA approved person. He is also a regular contributor to Property Week, Co Star and IAS events.

Ian Henderson

Ian
Henderson

Group Property DirectorWincanton

As Group Property Director for Wincanton, Ian is responsible for managing the property portfolio across the UK and Ireland, comprising approximately 6,000,000 sq ft across 200+ sites in the UK and Ireland.

Ian and his team consistently review the portfolio ensuring that it is utilised effectively and that Wincanton are in the best position to secure new business. This includes not only strategic disposal and acquisition but also the restructuring of leases, and other asset management mechanisms to enhance value.

Ian is a Chartered Surveyor with over 20 years of experience including BAA, B&Q and J Sainsbury.

Phil Sutton

Phil
Sutton

Senior Development DirectorKier Property

Phil is the Senior Development Director at Kier Property, managing the property team, sourcing opportunities and delivering projects. He is a chartered surveyor with over twenty years of development experience.

Prior to Kier, Phil has had experience in industrial agency working at Fuller Peiser, investment acquisition at IO Group, development management at Countryside Properties and private equity investment at Obsidian.

Phil has led developments across all major property sectors but has a strong background in the industrial and logistics market. He has developed small industrial and trade units under the “Trade City” brand and developed the “Logistics City” brand and led Kier into the mid box industrial market. Using his extensive contact base he has sourced opportunities and led developments from inception through to completion, investment sale and profit realisation.

Major Projects include:
Logistics City developments in Thurrock, Andover, Bicester, Enfield, Warth Park. Trade City developments in Weybridge, Romford, Bracknell, Chingford, Hayes

How To Enter

The closing date for all entries has been now reached, no further entries can be made.

The shortlists will be published on the 21st July 2017, please revisit this dedicated awards website after that date.

  • Companies / individuals may enter more than one scheme into a category and can enter as many categories as they like, provided that each submission is individually submitted via the online form.
  • Entries will be judged solely on the information provided. Please be as thorough as possible in your entry.
  • Additional supporting material is restricted to the single PDF document of 4 pages, any additional material supplied will not be considered.
  • Nominations must relate to activities between July 2016 and June 2017.
  • The Judges’ decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
  • Entries must relate to schemes within the industrial property sector and be located within the United Kingdom.
  • Winners may state in advertising, promotional materials and on stationery that they have won an award, but they must make it clear in which year the award was won and to which category it relates. An IAS Awards 2017 winners’ logo will be made available after the event.
  • Any entry relating to a transaction, must have completed by the 23rd June 2017. In the case of pre-let transactions, the requirement is an unconditional exchange of contracts with detailed planning permission having been secured before 23rd June 2017.

Winners 2016

The IAS Awards 2016 luncheon was held at the London Marriott Hotel, Grosvenor Square, W1K 6JP, on Thursday 29th September.

Previous Winners

Deal of the Year Under 75,000 sq ft

Sponsored by:DohertybainesPresented by:David O\'DonovanWINNER:Victory, WembleyDeveloper:CanmoorFund:Aviva investorsOccupiers:SelcoDisposing Agents:JLL & Montagu EvansAcquiring Agent:Colliers International
The Award was presented to Stephen Parry-Jones from Aviva investors and Tom Hughes of Canmoor

DEAL OF THE YEAR - 75,000 TO 250,000 SQ FT

Sponsored by:Logicorpresented by:Charlie HowardWINNER:The Hub, BirminghamDeveloper:IM PropertiesPurchaser:Birmingham Wholesale MarketDisposing Agents:IM PropertiesAcquiring Agent:LSH
The Award was presented to Richard Lawrence of
IM Properties

Deal of the Year over 250,000 sq ft

Sponsored by:Legal & GeneralPresented by:Jonathan HollandWINNER:Islip, NorthamptonshireDeveloper:London MetricOccupier:Primark
The Award was presented to Mark Stirling of London Metric

Best Asset Management Initiative

Sponsored by:SEGROpresented by:Gareth OsbornWINNER:Unit D, Woolborough Lane, CrawleyAsset Management:CBRE Global InvestorsOccupiers:Cecil McDonaldDisposing Agent:JLLAcquiring Agent:Michael Rogers
The Award was presented to Natalie Doyle of CBRE Global Investors

Best Overall Scheme - Multi-Let Industrial Estate

Sponsored by:Montagu Evanspresented by:Gerry YoungWINNER:The Quad, Tudor Estate, Park RoyalDeveloper:SEGRODisposing Agents:Aspect, Montagu Evans and Colliers International
The Award was presented to Mark Snow of SEGRO

Best Overall Scheme - Logistics Park

Sponsored by:CBREpresented by:Paul FarrowWINNER:Rugby GatewayDeveloper:Roxhill and SEGRODisposing Agents:CBRE, Gerald Eve and Cushman & Wakefield
The Award was presented to Simon Williams of Roxhill and Gareth Osborn of SEGRO

Best Investment Transaction

Sponsored by:DP Worldpresented by:Jeremy CracknellWINNER:Project PhoenixVendor:IM PropertiesDisposing Agent:CBRE
The Award was presented to John Hammond of IM Properties

Developer of the Year Award

Sponsored by:Burbage Realtypresented by:John BurbageWINNER:Stoford
The winner was the result of an online vote by IAS Members
The Award was presented to Dan Gallagher

Fund / Property Company of the Year

Sponsored by:JLLpresented by:Andy HardingWINNER:Logicor
The winner was the result of an online vote by IAS Members
The Award was presented to Charlie Howard of Logicor

Outstanding Contribution to the Industry Award

Sponsored by:InfraRed Capital Partnerspresented by:James CooperWINNER:Roy Sunderland
Roy was the first Chairman of the IAS. He started the Industrial Agents Club with a group of fellow agents and took up the role as the society’s first chairman in 1976. The IAS would like to thank him for being brave enough to be it’s first chairman and also for paving the way for the great society it is today.

Charity

IAS Charitable Cause 2017

The IAS has chosen - Georgia's Fund

Richard Morris of R. Morris Associates is an Industrial Property Consultant and a member of the Industrial Agents Society. Richard and his family set up a fund following the very sad death of their beautiful, bright and lovely daughter Georgia on October 11th 2016 aged 12 after an incredibly long and brave struggle to overcome cancer.

The IAS has decided to support this fund, Richard and his family during 2017. It is called Georgia's Fund and is raising money to help research into Neuroblastoma, which is the particularly aggressive form of childhood cancer that cost Georgia her life.

Georgia's parents were not able to fundraise whilst she was alive as there was no treatment available anywhere in the world that would have helped her, above that which she received. So, they are determined to do all they can for the Georgia’s of the future so they might have more and better treatment options. Georgia sadly died of Neuroblastoma and they want to help advance research into ways of treating this disease. Many of you reading this will have children and may want to help beat the particular cruelty that is childhood cancer.

To this end they have set up "Georgia's Fund" in her memory. The vast majority of the proceeds will go to Children with Cancer UK and Neuroblastoma UK. The leading international expert in Neuroblastoma at Great Ormond Street, who oversaw Georgia’s care, has advised them in this respect. A small percentage of the funds will be allocated to an animal conservation charity, almost certainly wolf-related, which was Georgia's greatest passion during her life.

Georgia’s cheerfulness, courage and stoicism in the face of all the treatments, scans, tests and illness was truly extraordinary, and will inspire her family for the rest of their lives, as they miss her terribly.

Although her life was tragically short, Georgia touched a great many people through her incredible spirit and love of life, and her parents and brother will do everything they can to keep that alive in her memory by helping others like her.

Contact

For general queries regarding the IAS Awards, please contact:

Gordon Reynolds
020 7152 5023
Daniel Harness
07887 058676

For tickets & enquiries, please contact:

Chris Jee
07710 649 949