The judges marks will count for 100% of the final results. Each finalist will receive a mention at the Awards. There will be one winner for each award category announced at the awards ceremony.
News on the Block contact companies and ask them which companies or individuals they would expect to see (or not see!) shortlisted in the various categories for this year’s awards. The companies contacted participate on the basis of confidentiality, and come from a variety of disciplines: barristers, solicitors, valuers, freeholders, leaseholders etc. This exercise helps inform the independent judging panel and protect the integrity of the awards.
The judges also have the discretion to make a “Highly Commended” Award in deserving cases.
|Mike Basquill, MRICS MRTPI UK Residential Associate Director, RICS
Mike Basquill has recently joined RICS as Associate Director for RICS Residential Professional Group, having served as a volunteer member on RICS’ Housing Supply Working Group since 2010. Mike spent 11 years in local authorities, first as a planner, before becoming a Chartered Surveyor. He has spent the last 23 years working in a variety of senior in roles in housing associations developing sale and rent, new build, refurbishment and regeneration projects, as well as leading on product development. He was latterly Strategic Project Director with responsibility for delivering the affordable housing at East Village, Stratford (formerly Athletes’ Village). Mike is also a non-executive director of a Housing Trust providing care and accommodation for elderly people.
|Richard Berridge, Director, MLH Investments
Richard has worked for over 35 years’ in property with particular specialisms in Residential development, investment and PRS. He is an experienced property consultant in the large scale residential investment, Build to Rent and development sector, with strong technical and analytical skills combining verifiable hard data, both historical and current, and financial and demographic projections to give clear concise direction and advice. He has an ability to assimilate information quickly and the experience to determine its place and value. A skilful strategist and planner with an aptitude for identifying opportunities.
|Andrew Bulmer, CEO, Institute of Residential Property Management
A Fellow of the Institute of Residential Property Management and the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, Andrew started his own residential lettings and block management practice in 1995, selling a majority in 2011. Andrew chaired the RICS UK Residential Professional Group Board before becoming UK Residential Director at RICS in 2013. In October 2016, Andrew took the CEO role at the Institute of Residential Property Management. Andrew’s passion is raising standards in the residential property management sector and encouraging property professionals to be a progressive and ethical force for good.
|Ruth Campbell, The Ruth Campbell Partnership
Ruth Campbell, has held key roles with major London property and development companies for more than 30 years. With extensive experience in complex mixed-use developments and multi-tenure regeneration schemes. The Ruth Campbell Partnership offers independent strategic advice on all aspects of leasehold property management consultancy to both new homes developers, commercial landlords, housing associations, registered providers and managing agents. Focusing on the legal construct to landlord’s exit of the project; Ruth delivers advice to maximise the asset, minimise the costs and deliver a professional approach to long term stewardship and management of mixed-use schemes.
|Ian Fletcher, Director of Policy (Real Estate), British Property Federation
Ian Fletcher is Director of Policy (Real Estate) at the British Property Federation, the trade association for the property investment sector. His team covers a wide range of housing, commercial property, planning and development issues. He was a member of the Government’s Montague Review Group, which examined how to encourage greater institutional investment in rented housing. He is currently sitting on the Government’s Review looking at Client Money Protection. Ian has also worked in banking and teaching, holds professional qualifications in finance and market research, and is an Honorary Fellow of the Institute of Residential Property Management.
|Noella Lee FIRPM, AssocRICS, COO, ARMA
As Chief Operating Officer, Noella is responsible for the day-to-day management of ARMA (The Association of Residential Managing Agents), the overall performance of the organisation and delivery of services to members. Noella has over 20 years’ experience in the industry and is a Fellow of the IRPM. Prior to her appointment as COO in 2015, Noella was Chair of the Technical Committee of ARMA and also a member of Council.
|Bob Smytherman, Chairman, FPRA (Federation of Private Residents’ Associations)
Bob Smytherman is the Chairman of The Federation of Private Residents Associations, The organisation has just celebrated 45 years providing independent, impartial advice and support to over 500 Residents Associations, RMC, and RTMCo’s. Bob is a passionate campaigner and advocate for leasehold rights, and since 1992 has been a director of his own residents association as well as taking on the role of Company Secretary.
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