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GHANA PROPERTY AWARDS 20178 CATEGORIES DEFINITIONS

 

Please be informed that the 2018 Ghana Property Awards Team will update this section by March 2018. Meanwhile, below are the 2017 categories which serves as a guide.


SECTION A – RESIDENTIAL


Best Residential Developer 2017 –Lower Income


This category refers to Properties priced below $75,000. The Development must be well planned, beautifully constructed with solid materials and come with all the accessories required for a comfortable living – good road network, good drainage systems, etc. The developer must have of necessity created well-demarcated commercial, educational, social and religious hubs as they may apply within the Development.

Best Residential Developer 2017 –Middle Income


This category refers to Properties priced between $75,000 and $150,000. The Development must have a strong aesthetic appeal, must be well planned and constructed with solid materials, and come with all the conditions and accessories necessary to create a pleasurable living environment – space, good road network, good drainage systems, etc. The developer must have of necessity created well-demarcated commercial, educational, social and religious hubs as they may apply within the Development.

Best Residential Developer 2017 Upper Income


This category refers to Properties priced above $150,000. The amazing architecture and high quality fittings, fixtures, as well as finishing of this Development intended to create the best of living spaces must be its selling points. The Development must also of necessity offer varied recreational facilities and well-maintained, scenic greenery.

Best Residential Developer 2017 – Apartments


This category refers to apartments with at least 2 stories (2 floors and above). The Development must be an impressive architectural edifice beautifully constructed with solid materials and must have all the facilities required for a comfortable living – adequate parking, recreational facilities, laundry facilities, onsite electricity and water support/back up, etc.

Best Design Project 2017 – Residential


This category refers to an innovative product designed to solve problems in the residential sector. There are myriad of problems besetting the Residential real estate sector; from land acquisition, land search, land registration, building permit acquisition, verification of land ownership; to property listing, property searching, classification of properties, absence of credible date base of building professionals, etc.
The product must necessarily serve as a useful tool for as many stakeholders in the residential housing market as possible - brokers, buyers, renters, sellers, home owners, etc. Submissions/entries must include presentation / demonstration of the functionality and benefits of the product, and how they are enhancing transactions in the sector.  

Best Architect 2017 – Residential


This category refers to the architectural firm / architect who designed the most outstanding residential project for 2016/2017. The project must break the mold for residential projects, be breath-taking or ambitious in scope, of high innovative element and must solve an existing spatial, financial, or structural problem by its design.

Best Insurance Company 2017 – Residential


This category refers to the insurance firm which in 2016/2017 made the greatest contribution to the Residential Property Market in terms of (new) products. The firm must have through its network/ aggressive marketing/ popular products been selected as the insurer of choice for a number of residential developments for 2016/2017. A reputation for prompt payment of housing related claims will be a plus.


SECTION B – COMMERCIAL



Best Property Management Company of the year 2017


This category refers to firms managing non-retail properties on behalf of the owners. The winning firm must have some of the country’s biggest residential and office/business units in its portfolio, and more crucially, must have through its operational excellence and professionalism increased its portfolio in the year under review. The firm must show evidence of its expertise and proficiency in terms of adding or creating value for the clients.



 

Best Retail Management Company of the Year 2017


This category refers to firms that are into the day to day Management of Retail Establishments on behalf of the owners. The successful firm must have through its operational expertise and unmatched professionalism added value for its clientele and increased its portfolio in 2016/2017.  The firm must be managing some of the country’s biggest retail establishments including at least one new ‘big’ client for 2016/2017.



 

Best Property Consultancy Firm 2017


This category refers to the firm using its expertise and advanced knowledge of the workings and issues of the property industry to help their clients make informed choices and solve their property-related challenges be it valuation, investment advice, value maximisation, choice of commercial rental space, etc. The Firm must have consulted on some of the biggest real estate transactions and projects for 2016/2017, and also for some of the biggest real estate investors within the period. Accessibility and reputation for excellent customer service will be a plus.



Best Mixed-Used Development 2017


This category refers to multi-purpose residential developments also serving one or more of the following purposes: commercial, retail, recreational, industrial, etc. The development must have been well-designed to seamlessly integrate the residential usage and the other intended purpose(s), and demonstrate the convenience and benefits of this integration. Innovation and architectural excellence must be strong features in the presentation.



 

Best Architect 2017 – Commercial Projects


This category refers to the Architectural Firm / Architect responsible for the most ambitious, innovative and outstanding commercial project for 2016/2017. The project must have created a buzz in the industry, solved spatial as well as other challenges, and enhanced work flow/output among users by its innovative design.
  


 

Best Insurance Deal 2017 - Commercial   


This category refers to the largest commercial insurance deal for 2016/2017. The successful deal, covering a large establishment, must be comprehensive in scope – fire, theft, natural disasters, etc. – at a competitive price.

 


 

SECTION C – SERVICE PROVIDERS & SUPPLIERS

 



Best Bathroom and Sanitary ware provider  - 2017


This category refers to the leading supplier of Bathroom & Sanitary Ware. The Firm must have dominated the Sector in 2016/2017 by supplying quality, durable, designer/exclusive Bathroom & Sanitary Ware and is well known for its flexible payment packages, consistency and reliability. The firm must be the preferred Bathroom & Sanitary Ware supplier for a number of Estate Developers.




Best Kitchen Design 2017   


This award refers to the kitchen which is the perfect blend of lighting, colours, fixtures and their positioning, and decorative elements to create a spectacular, elegant, inviting, and artistic cooking space.  The design must optimise movement and cooking space to offer the ideal cooking experience/environment. The Award is applicable to interior designers, architects, furniture companies, owners of private homes (self-designed kitchens) and real estate companies.




Best Office Furniture Supplier 2017


This category refers to the Manufacturers or Suppliers of office furniture. The successful firm must be known for the quality, durability and fine finishing of its Office Furniture such as chairs, desks, work stations, drawers, cabins, etc. The Firm must have a reputation for reliability and make a convincing case for this Award with its clientele list for 2016/2017. 



 

Best Cement Manufacturer 2017


This category refers to the Cement manufacturing company that has made the biggest contribution to the Real Estate industry in 2016/2017. The successful company must have achieved separation from its competitors through the quality of its product, innovative pricing and marketing, as well as unmatched distribution network. 



 

Best Home  Electronics Supplier 2017


This category refers to distributors of quality property-related home entertainment and electronic products such as television sets, home theatre systems, air conditioning sets, refrigerators, washing machines, etc. The successful firm must have achieved a fine balance between the unquestionable quality of its products and attractive pricing to become the market leader. The firm must also be known for its reliable distribution system, have an excellent marketing/advertising strategy and crucially offer after-sales support. A partnership with a real estate company for 2016/2017 will be a plus.



 

Best Home Information Technology Provider 2017


This category refers to the most accessible, user friendly and patronised internet service provider for residences for 2016/2017. The firm must have become the leader in the residential market through innovative marketing, outstanding product performance or service, excellent customer service and attractive pricing. The successful firm must show proof of its growth, reach and performance on the residential market for 2016/2017

 

Best Security & Security Gadget Provider –  2017


This category refers to the best commercial and residential property security firm for 2016/2017. The firm must have through its security systems, gadgets, well-trained personnel and high expertise gained an excellent reputation in the Sector, and must have its services/gadgets engaged by more than one estate developer for 2016/2017 be it residential or otherwise. Testimonials of the capabilities of the firm’s security systems, gadgets and expertise to thwart, forestall, uncover, and arrest acts of crime as the case may apply, will be a plus.




 

SECTION C  - SOCIAL PROJECTS 



 

Best Social Intervention Project – 2017


This category refers to the most socially-conscious / socially-oriented development for 2016/2017. The project must be rural or community based, doing the greatest good to the largest number of people at minimal or no cost. The case for this Award must be made with documentary proof of the ‘before’ picture – the challenge the people in the community were going through – as well as the ‘after’ picture – the transformation that has come about as a result of the project and how it has improved the lives of the inhabitants of the community.



 

Best Community Watchdog Association 2017


This category refers to community-based groups formed to help provide security and protection within the community. The successful Watchdog Group must have a well-structured method of operations and must have through its vigilance, diligence, intelligence-gathering, overt and covert presence, etc., prevented, forestalled and halted criminal activities in its community. The Group must also have a documented record / commendation letter from the Police attesting how it has been assisting the Institution concerning the above and other areas including arrests.

EXCLUSIVE AWARDS


Hall of Fame  2017


This category refers to a multiple Ghana Property Awards winner (must have won at least 3 Awards) who is still relevant and pushing the envelope of excellence in Estate Development in 2016/2017 with avant-garde developments.


Property Personality of the Year  2017


This category refers to the pre-eminent personality in the property industry for 2016/2017. The personality must have been at the forefront of innovation in the Property Industry and led initiatives, either privately or as part of a group, to tackle issues and challenges in the Industry; leading to the growth of the Sector.

Property New Comer of the Year  2017


This category refers to a Developer who must have entered the Real Estate market after December 2013 but made a big impression in the market with a well-publicised/marketed ambitious and innovative project. The successful developer, in addition, must be forward thinking or progressive; and must have embarked on new projects or the very least, show advanced plans of upcoming projects.



 

GHANA PROPERTY AWARDS 2017
CATEGORIES


SECTION A – RESIDENTIAL
 

Best Residential Developers 217 –Lower Income


Residential Developer 2017 –Middle Income (3)

Best Residential Developer 2017 Upper Income(3)

Best Residential Developer 2017 - Apartments  (3)

Best Design Project 2017 – Residential

Best Architect 2017

Best Luxury Residential Apartment 2017
 
SECTION B – COMMERCIAL

Best Commercial High - Rise Developers 2017

Best Property Management Company of the year  2017

Best Retail Management Company of the year  2017 

Best Property Consultancy Firm 2017

Best Mixed-Used Development 2017

 

SECTION C - FINANCE

Mortgage Company of the year 2017

Best Insurance Deal 2017Commercial   

 
SECTION D– SERVICE PROVIDERS & SUPPLIERS

Best Bathroom and Sanitary ware Provider  2017

Best Kitchen Design 2017   

Best Office Furniture Supplier 2017

Best Company 2017 - Engineering & Elivators

Best Home  Electronics Supplier 2017

Best Home Information  Technology Provider 2017

Best Security & Security Gadget Provider 2017


SECTION E  - SOCIAL PROJECTS

Best Social intervention Project 2017

Best Community Watchdog Association 2017

 

EXCLUSIVE AWARDS

Hall of Fame 2017

Property Personality of the year 2017

Property New Comer of the year 2017

Up & Coming Mortgage Bank of the year 2017


For companies, individuals and organisations that are cut to compete in any of the categories can click here to register.

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