“The African Property Investment Awards (API Awards), the continent’s premier real estate competition, is set to recognise innovation and outstanding achievement across the entire property industry. It will also provide distinguished developers, suppliers and owners working in Sub-Saharan Africa (excluding South Africa) with a platform to showcase their best projects and services.”- The Nation
The award is scheduled to hold at the Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa, on August 24, 2017.API Events have proven their commitment to the African property industry, hosting successful and insightful summits for the last eight years. As an independent organisation offering broad coverage of the African real estate sector, API Events have a reputation for fostering education, discussion and knowledge sharing throughout the industry, making them the ideal hosts for these prestigious awards.
API Events Managing Director Mr. Kfir Rusin said that looking back on the last decade, there have been notable achievements in the development of real estate on the continent.According to him, growth in the sector has highlighted the important role both local and regional investors and developers play in the industry.
“With this in mind, API Events has moved to introduce an awards platform that is both reputable and widely respected in order to recognize these achievements, as well as the distinction and quality of these contributions,” Rusin explained.He said that with these awards, API Events hopes to not only encourage industry players to continue to achieve these same levels in regard to both industry standards and expectations, but also to raise the development standards across the industry in future.
“As the market evolves we want to ensure that all stakeholders strive to achieve excellence, and at the same time recognise those who are delivering on pioneering developments in Africa’s often tough development environments,” Rusin added.He stated that as the continent’s pre-eminent property investment summit, it was fitting that API Summit & Expo should recognise excellence by giving awards to the best of the best.
According to the jury panellist and owner of W Hospitality Group, Trevor Ward, “The prestige of an API Award will undoubtedly bring an increase in quality in all fields in the property industry in Africa.”He said the panel of judges will bring together a number of distinguished industry leaders from across the continent, each member boasting a variety of expertise and experience.
The judging panel will critically assess all entries in categories including Best Retail Development, Best Mixed-Use Development, Best Commercial High-rise Development, and Best Architectural Design.
Source: The Nation