After a record breaking number of nominations and an tough judging process, according to the organizers of the event at propertyfinder, the winners of the 3nd Annual Real Estate Brokerage Awards have been announced in various competitive categories, including Best Brokerage and Best Agent.
2016 was an exciting year for Real Estate, particularly when measured against the challenges of 2015. Given the diverse nature of the market, the Real Estate Brokerage Awards not only pay tribute to the companies who understand the value of consistent performance, but inspire others to strive for excellence.
The Victorious Few
This year’s awards contained six categories, with some old favourites and some new, such as the Outstanding Real Estate Achievement Award which was awarded posthumously to Mahendran Yadav for his compassion, his foresight and his honesty. Over 900 submissions from more than 200 real estate companies were received by the judging panel which included BECO Capital CEO Dany Farha and Mohamed Al Sayyah, the Founder of Al Sayyah & Sons Investments. The panel spent many hours reviewing the outstanding caliber of nominees and, in the case of the Best Agent, Best Brokerage Service, and Best Newcomer Brokerage Service, conducting one-on-one interviews to discover who really stood out.
“This was one of the strongest years we have seen and all of the winners and the runners up should be extremely proud of their achievement. We look forward to seeing what they will do with 2017 and who among them will return to defend their titles.”, said Michael Lahyani, Founder and CEO of propertyfinder Group. It wasn’t specified if the submissions were paid or depending on other application or sponsorship fees.
The full list of winners and runners up are:
Best Marketing Campaign
1. Gulf Sotheby’s International Realty – Dubai
2. Hamptons International
3. MPM Properties Dubai
Consumer Choice Award
1. ALLSOPP & ALLSOPP REAL ESTATE BROKER
2. BETTER HOMES L.L.C
3. ENGEL & VÖLKERS Dubai
Outstanding Real Estate Achievement Award
Best Brokerage Service
1. Edwards and Towers
2. Allsopp and Allsopp
3. Driven Properties
Best Newcomer Brokerage Service
1. Premier Estates
2. Gold Mark Real Estate
3. AURUM Real Estate
1. Darren Murphy, Allsopp and Allsopp
2. Chris Valentine, Saxon and Stone
3. Alison Farley, House Hunters