By Paul Norman
The winners of this year’s prestigious Office Agents Society (OAS) Development Awards have been announced this afternoon at packed event at The Pavilion at the Tower of London with well known UK office developer Mark Glatman of Abstract picking up this year’s Outstanding Individual Achievement award.
CoStar News Editor Paul Norman joined well-known political broadcaster and journalist Steve Richards at an event attended by more than 300 people today to hand out the awards.
The OAS Development Awards recognises excellence in office development and transactions across the wider UK and City of London & West End markets and focuses on major schemes or deals completed between January 2015 and December 2015.
The categories were: Deal of the Year, Development of the Year, Fund/Developer of the Year, Outstanding Individual Contribution of the Year.
The event raised money for disabled children’s charity KIDS.
The winners were as follows:
Best Development Outside London, sponsored by Cushman & Wakefield: No 1 Forbury Place in Reading, M&G Real Estate and Bell Hammer (pictured above); leasing agent CBRE and Campbell Gordon.
Best deal outside London, sponsored by U&I: 2 Arena Central, Birmingham – letting to HSBC by Arena Central Developments and Pro Vinci. Disposing agent was CBRE and acquiring agent was Bilfinger GVA.
West End Development of the Year, sponsored by the West End Office Agents Society – Blackstone, Adelpi
West End Deal of the Year, sponsored by LAH Property Marketing - One Strand – EQT and 1 Strand (pictured), agents were Savills, Colliers, JLL and Bluebook
City Development of the Year, sponsored by City Agents Club – Resolution, Alphabeta
City Deal of the Year, sponsored by CoStar - Brookfield – 100 Bishopsgate letting to Royal Bank of Canada. Agents were Knight Frank, GM Real Estate and JLL
Fund/ Developer of the Year, sponsored by the Office Agents Society – Landid/Brockton Capital
The Outstanding Individual Achievement – Mark Glatman, chief executive officer, Abstract Securities.