MEET OUR SPONSORS
AFFORDABLE HOUSING PROVIDER OF THE YEAR
Penningtons Manches Cooper LLP
Penningtons Manches Cooper is a leading UK and international law firm and is recognised as a top-class provider of legal advice to the social housing sector.
We establish dedicated, long-term relationships with clients which result in an innovative and commercially aware service. Our award-winning team is valued for its commitment to high standards of customer care. We recognise that our clients’ market is constantly shifting and faces regular overhauls as the Government tries to deliver much needed new housing. We are used to advising our clients on emerging polices; changes in the planning laws; the launch of new funding initiatives and the reversal of priorities in tenure from home ownership to affordable rent and back again.
Find out how we can support you at www.penningtonslaw.com
PRIVATE DEVELOPER OF THE YEAR
Sponsored by Vesta
INVESTA provides design-led interior solutions to the property industry; servicing developers, housing associations, local authorities, registered providers and agents with unrivalled service and meticulous attention to detail.
Our team is a collaboration of creative minds and property experts. We have over 40 years of knowledge within the property rental and development markets, which makes us the perfect partner to enhance your investment.
Working on the most prestigious developments across London and further afield, we pride ourselves on offering a market-leading service at affordable prices. We are the experts if you want to rent, sell or dress your property.
Every property. Every room. Every detail. Without compromise. INVESTA is a sister company to Vesta Interior Design.
BEST LARGE DEVELOPMENT
Sponsored by LSL Land & New Homes
LSL Land & New Homes is one of the UK’s leading new homes experts, whose service covers all stages of the development process from site acquisition, feasibility through to the disposal of land. In addition we provide tailor-made sales and marketing solutions on behalf of our growing portfolio of clients. We also specialise in, volume, Shared Ownership and Part Exchange, via our dedicated ‘Hubs’ and are able to offer new homes mortgage solutions via RSC and Mortgages First.
We work closely with local authorities, housing associations and developers, across the UK, to help them deliver their strategic objectives for 2022 & beyond. Let us help you.
BEST MEDIUM DEVELOPMENT
Sponsored by Shared Direction Conveyancing
BEST SMALL DEVELOPMENT
Sponsored by Tidy Works Studio
At Tidywork Studio, we use innovative technology to assist house builders, housing associations and agencies in selling properties off-plan and faster than ever before. When looking for a solution that provides a whole host of marketing collateral, our interactive touchscreen applications are where clients find the most value. We produce CGI images/virtual tours, 3D floorplans, showhome photography, lifestyle area films and much more – all of which can be consolidated into one of our TidySpace or TidySpace Lite apps.
TidySpace is our bespoke-built flagship app, which is essentially a digital site-plan, packed full of features to make the customer experience engaging and exciting. It is feature-rich, intuitive, and user-friendly, allowing potential buyers the opportunity to explore the plots they are interested in at the touch of a button. With
TidySpace, you can take any development and showcase it in an interactive digital space.
TidySpace Lite is the slimmer version of our main app, utilising 360° panoramic CGIs for an engaging street view experience, from their own device. At the core of the portal, a 2D site plan or a series of external CGIs will be interactive and allow users to view availability/spec details for every plot. Users can access TidySpace Lite on any device, anywhere and at any time. This makes for the perfect marketing companion, promoting your development to potential buyers both far and wide.
BEST FIRST TIME BUYER APARTMENT
Sponsored by Sharratts
We offer advice in relation to development site acquisitions (including joint ventures), plot sales of all tenures (together with shared ownership resales and staircasing) and have a specialist asset management team which can offer advice on all other types of property transaction.
BEST FIRST TIME BUYER FAMILY HOME
Sponsored by Spicerhaart Land and New Homes
We are the largest independent, principal owned estate agency group in the UK. Our size means we are large but perfectly formed and can market properties locally and further afield, without jeopardizing the local service we provide. We provide Land and New Homes expertise for a number of brands from strategically situated regional offices. Offering dedicated advice, industry market intelligence and guidance to developers, house builders, Housing Associations, RSLs, receivers and banks. We also have our own dedicated legal and financial services departments specializing in Shared Ownership. Spicerhaart Land & New Homes’ multi-award winning team has the marketing back up of over 180 estate agency offices and some 2,000 staff situated in prominent, often high street, locations throughout England and Wales.
BEST NEW DEVELOPMENT IN THE SOUTH
Sponsored by SiteSales
SiteSales was formed by founder Murray Smith and began by offering assistance in selling land and providing sales and marketing services in London and the South East. As an ambitious, forward-thinking company, they first worked with the likes of Persimmon and Laing, before embarking on their first landmark scheme, Stratford Eye for L&Q.
35 years on and SiteSales are now a multi-disciplined property agent, specialising in market research, consultancy, sales, marketing and aftercare. With the workforce now over 60 and the company’s head office situated in London’s Liverpool Street the efficient and well managed operation aims to sell between 750 and 1000 units a year. Throughout the last 15 years SiteSales have worked on some of the capital’s most high-profile projects, most notably The Athletes Village in Stratford. The business was instructed to sell the 704 affordable units for the consortium Triathlon Homes and were able to do so in just under 18 months. SiteSales also sold the new homes in one of the biggest regeneration projects in south London, the Stockwell Park Estate for Network Homes.
As the first quarter of 2023 is coming to a close, SiteSales continues to grow organically through recommendation and in addition to the London stronghold we also undertake projects in the home counties.
BEST NEW DEVELOPMENT IN THE NORTH
Sponsored by Metro Finance
Metro Finance – we just love shared ownership! Every month around 2,500 potential buyers contact us, and our goal is to help – help establish what’s affordable for the buyer, then help them achieve the right mortgage; at the same time as helping to ensure regulatory requirements are met for our partner housing associations, nearly 100 from across the UK.
In support of the sector, we developed shared ownership affordability chatbots, staircasing chatbots and a series of portals for buyers and HAs, all aimed at tracking and streamlining the shared ownership journey. Not content with current speeds, we introduced facial recognition ID checks and Open Banking software to our portals, focused on making it easier for buyers and HAs. Can we do more? Always… working with lenders, regulators and stakeholders to give shared ownership the positioning it deserves
Sponsored by JLL
With 150 years of experience in the property industry, JLL brings unparalleled knowledge and expertise to help you achieve your property goals. At JLL we offer a comprehensive property service including buying, renting, selling, letting, investment, and property management. We work with our clients at every stage of the property lifecycle, from land purchase to access to capital, planning, development advisory, leasing, building management, and sales.
We understand that the property market can be complex and fast-paced, which is why our team of experts is committed to providing exceptional service and expert guidance every step of the way. At JLL, we combine local teams and specialist market insight with global reach and knowledge to provide the best service. With 26 offices across major cities in the UK, and with 14 of those offices based in London, we are perfectly positioned to cover every part of the market.
BEST LAW FIRM FOR CONVEYANCING
Sponsored by Buchanan Dean Design
BEST USE OF ONLINE TOOLS
Sponsored by Censeo Financial
Censeo Financial are an award-winning mortgage broker specialising in shared ownership and affordable home ownership.
Established for over 16years, we work with Housing Associations, Councils and Developers, helping thousands of first-time buyers get onto the property ladder.
We don’t just do mortgages we help people own a home.
Our client service is supported by training, though leadership and technology to make life easier. The perfect partner to support your business.
BEST OFF-PLAN DEVELOPMENT
Sponsored by Red Loft
Red Loft is a bespoke housing consultancy, specialising in development and regeneration services for Registered Providers (RPs), ALMOs, housing charities, local authorities and private developers.
Established in 2002, the highly experienced 50-strong team delivers a uniquely wide variety of services to an impressive list of clients – including L&Q, Peabody, Optivo and numerous local authorities and London boroughs, as well as smaller RPs and bespoke housing and charitable organisations.
With the capacity to take on a remarkable range of projects; from site finding to development programming, financial viability assessments, right through to project management, sales, lettings, marketing and interim staffing, the agency offers a one-stop service for housing associations, local authorities and developers. Where required, long and short-term interim placements within RPs are offered at all levels, with placements tailored to suit the needs and budget of the client, as well as consultancy and agency services.
BEST PROVIDER TO THE FTB MARKET
Sponsored by Core Media
We are a family run business, trading since 2003 from our Essex base. We have gained a reputation for providing a reliable and responsive quality service to our growing portfolio of housing providers.
Our teams operate across the UK, providing a range of services including repairs and maintenance, cleaning, landscaping, furniture moving, signage installation, void inspections, and inventory reports. Our responsive services support your sales and marketing teams with repairs and maintenance to sales suites and show homes. For residential homes, pre and post occupation repairs, sparkle cleans and move–in buddying service.
We make sure you and your customer are at the heart of all we do, providing a professional and transparent service, that delights the customer. We work hard to go the extra mile to be a supplier you can trust.
Core also provide creative design, small and large-scale print, as well as exhibition stand design and builds.
BEST SHOW HOME
Sponsored by Faust PR
Faust PR are an award-winning boutique PR agency – a dynamic, young, creative team who know the property industry inside out. We deliver events, PR stunts, influencer partnerships, community engagement and crisis management, alongside daily press office functions such as press relations, copywriting, social media strategy, and writing winning award entries (with a 90% shortlisting rate).
Our clients range from top end developers and masterplanners to volume house builders, housing associations and estate agents. Past projects include bringing a world famous interactive public artwork to the banks of the River Thames, and hosting a bespoke seven-course supper club for national press and influencers.
Like what you see? Find out more about us: faustpr.co.uk
Sponsored by The Media People
The Media People is a people-orientated hybrid media agency that puts audiences first. We work across all media channels to create decisive campaigns based on a strong understanding of our clients’ brand and customers. We believe in Creativity and Story-telling based on Data and Insight. We have developed propriety research to help support our clients in understanding customer trends and develop dynamic media campaigns online and offline. Through regular “thought leadership” events, we have secured market leader status within the sector.