|The calibre of entries was world class and the judges had a challenging time selecting the winners|
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, August 30, 2017/ — Property developers, suppliers and owners recently got the opportunity to showcase their best projects and services from across sub-Saharan Africa at the Africa Property Investment (API) Awards held on 24 August this year.
The awards, which were held at the API Summit and Expo 2017 (www.APIsummit.co.za), recognised innovation and outstanding achievement across the entire property industry in seven categories. The categories include Best Retail Development, Best Mixed-Use Development, Best Commercial High-rise Development, Best Architectural Design, Best Green Building in Sub Saharan Africa, Best Hotel Development and Best Housing Development. The winning developments came from Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, Mozambique, Namibia and Rwanda.
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.
The calibre of entries was world class and the judges had a challenging time selecting the winners, nevertheless they managed to hone in on the best projects. Here are the winners for each category from the 2017 Africa Property Investment Awards.
Kfir Rusin, Managing Director of API Events (APIevents.com): “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.”
Best Retail Development – Winner: Kumasi City Mall, Ghana – Atterbury (Developer) and Boogertman & Partners (Architects)
Best Commercial High-rise Development – Winner: Accra Financial Centre, Ghana – RMB Westport (Developer)
Best Mixed-Use Development – Winner: Kigali Heights, Rwanda – Kigali Heights Development Company (Developer), Fusion Capital (Financier-Kigali Heights), Century Real Estate (Property Managers – Kigali Heights)
Best Green Building in Sub Saharan Africa – Winner: Garden City, Kenya – Actis (Developer)
Best Hotel Development – Winner: Strand Hotel, Namibia – DHK Architects (Architects)
Best Housing Development – Winner: Karibu Homes, Kenya – Karibu Homes (Developer)
Best Architectural Design – Winner: Torres Rani Towers, Mozambique – DSA Architects (Architects)
API Events’ conferences provide an essential networking venue for the African real estate investment and development industry and have achieved a reputation for attracting large property investors, major developers, leading financiers, and C-level real estate focused executives. We offer engaging content and outstanding speakers, the API Events portfolio also includes real estate financial modeling training programmes, reputable African Property Investment awards as well editorial content in the form of our Africa Property Skyline Magazine allowing for an invaluable opportunity to interact with and learn from the best real estate minds in the business across multiple platforms. The API Events team comprises of passionate property professionals with on the-ground African real estate expertise. Our singular mission is to provide a platform that drives growth in African real estate investment whilst assisting the continent in realizing its full potential.