Property Professionals Donate £170,000 to Norwood

28 February 2017

The brightest young minds from the UK property industry gathered at the Lancaster London Hotel on Thursday 23 February, for the annual YN Property Awards Dinner, raising vital funds for Norwood – the UK’s largest Jewish children’s, family and learning disability charity.

The event raised over £170,000 with more than 500 guests in attendance.

The awards celebrate the achievements of the rising stars of the property industry – with categories judged by a panel of industry experts, which, this year, included; David Pearl, of Pearl & Coutts; David Silverman, of Derwent London; Liz Hamson, of Property Week; Matthew Weiner, of U + I; and David Marks, of Brockton Capital.

The evening was sponsored by Derwent London, with Seddons sponsoring the event brochure and guest list, Patron Capital Partners sponsoring the bar, and Property Week as Norwood’s media partner.

On the night, the award for YN Deal of the Year – sponsored by Resolution Property – went to Battersea Power Station Development Company, for becoming the new London campus of Apple; YN Company of the Year – sponsored by Dwyer Property – went to The Office Group; YN Commercial Agent of the Year – sponsored by Peldon Rose – went to Rasheed Hassan, of Savills.

YN Developer of the Year – sponsored by Savills – was awarded to Gary Linton, of the Linton Group; YN One to Watch – sponsored by Epsilon – went to Charles Tutt, of Brockton Capital; and YN Residential Agent of the Year – sponsored by The Harouni Group – went to Adam Phillips and Simon Harrod, of Phillips Harrod.

The event was hosted by comedian Ian Royce, with David Marks, of Brockton Capital, and Ian Marcus, senior adviser to Eastdil Secured, as guest speakers.

Speaking of what it takes to achieve success in the property sector, David said; "It’s still about the fundamentals: it’s still about the buildings and about investing at the right time".

There was also a heartfelt appeal from Rebecca Lane – supported by Norwood – who told guests: "Norwood was able to be there for me my whole life. During my difficult childhood, they helped me feel like a normal child, and then helped me to achieve my dream of going to University. They never gave up on me."

Speaking at the event, Ian Marcus said; "The property industry is full of some very successful personalities, industry groups, and companies, and I think many of them recognise it's important to 'give back’.
We have a responsibility – as the senior members of the real estate community, and the Jewish community – to make sure that we give back to the wider community".

For more photos from the evening, click here