Welcome to the IAS Awards Website

The Industrial Agents Society Awards celebrate the success and achievements of the industrial property sector. Now in their 31st year, the IAS Awards remain widely recognised as the industry’s premier networking event, attended by leading owners, occupiers, developers and funders of industrial & logistics real estate, as well as their agents. The judges have arrived at their shortlist for the various Award categories below and these can be seen by clicking on the category. The event has seen an unprecedented level of interest and is already sold out.

The Categories

Click on a Category for further information.

Deal of the Year -
Under 75,000 sq ft

Sponsored by

Deal of the Year -
75,000 to 250,000 sq ft

Sponsored by

Deal of the Year -
Over 250,000 sq ft

Sponsored by

Best Asset Management Initiative

Sponsored by

Best Overall Scheme -
Multi-let Industrial Estate

Sponsored by

Best Overall Scheme -
Logistics Park

Sponsored by

Best Investment Transaction

Sponsored by

Developer of the Year

Sponsored by

Fund / Property Company
of the Year

Sponsored by

Outstanding Contribution to the Industry - nominated by IAS members

Sponsored by

Rising Star - nominated by IAS members, developers & funders

Sponsored by

The Judges

Phil Sutton

Senior Development Director
Kier Property

Phil is the Senior Development Director at Kier Property, managing the property team, sourcing opportunities and delivering projects. He is a chartered surveyor with over twenty years of development experience.

Prior to Kier, Phil has had experience in industrial agency working at Fuller Peiser, investment acquisition at IO Group, development management at Countryside Properties and private equity investment at Obsidian.

Phil has led developments across all major property sectors but has a strong background in the industrial and logistics market. He has developed small industrial and trade units under the “Trade City” brand and developed the “Logistics City” brand and led Kier into the mid box industrial market. Using his extensive contact base he has sourced opportunities and led developments from inception through to completion, investment sale and profit realisation.

Major Projects include:
Logistics City developments in Thurrock, Andover, Bicester, Enfield, Warth Park. Trade City developments in Weybridge, Romford, Bracknell, Chingford, Hayes, Chelmsford

Ekaterina Avdonina

Managing Director
Delin Capital Asset Management

Ekaterina is Managing Director of the DCAM team. She was instrumental in establishing the business back in 2012 and growing us into one of Europe’s leading logistics real estate businesses.

Previously, Ekaterina was a Relationship Manager at ING Real Estate Finance in the Netherlands. Prior to ING, Ekaterina was with GVA Sawyer in Moscow focused on the execution of development projects.

Ekaterina graduated with a MSc. in Real Estate from Cass Business School and received a degree in Corporate Finance and Accounting from the Finance Academy under the Russian Government.

Maurice Dalton

Head of Project Management
Prologis UK

Maurice Dalton is Head of Project Management at Prologis UK and leads the Project Management Team, with overall responsibility for all aspects of project assembly, procurement and delivery of buildings and infrastructure.

Maurice has worked in the industrial property sector in the UK since the late 1980's and has over 35 years’ experience in project managing commercial developments with a focus on industrial parks and buildings. Maurice previously worked at CIN LaSalle, ASDA, and Gazeley Properties.

Maurice has a BSc in Building Surveying from the College of Estate Management at Leicester Polytechnic and is a member of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors.

Responsibilities at Prologis:

  • Lead for 8 strong project management team
  • Procurement Policy and Procedures
  • Managing Prologis supply chain strategy and customer delivery
  • Product Development and Innovation
  • UK Executive Team

Prologis projects where Maurice has been responsible for leading procurement and delivery include - ‘The Bridge’ Dartford, Kent (2000 to current day), DIRFT II & III Daventry, Northampton (2005 to current day), Prologis Park Hayes and West London (2000 to current day), Prologis Park Ryton (2007 to current day.

Colin Beasley

Director & Owner
Graftongate

Colin is a Director and owner of Graftongate. He has been a Chartered Surveyor for over 35 years and he has over 25 years of development experience in the industrial and distribution sector.

In 2001,he formed Graftongate. Previously he had been a Director of industrial development specialists, Kingspark and Prologis.

Since 2004 when he teamed up with Phil Silk and the late Henry Angell James, Graftongate have developed over 7 million square feet of new space.

Graftongate have completed over 2 million sq.ft of pre-let and speculative units in 2017/18. The current development programme extends to over 360 acres with 1 million sq.ft of Mid Box units consented and under construction.

Tim Crighton

Group Property Manager
Kingfisher Plc

Tim is the Group Property Manager for home improvement retailer, Kingfisher Plc. Kingfisher retails across 9 markets through its brands B&Q, Castorama, Screwfix, Brico Depot and Koctas, and it has property in more than 14 countries. Tim is responsible for the Groups owned trading estate and non-retail assets, covering retail, office and logistics and supply chain. Since joining Kingfisher in 2016 Tim has delivered over 2,000,000 sq ft of Build to Suit logistics development, including 562,000 sqft for Screwfix at Lichfield and 375,000 sq ft for B&Q at Swindon in the UK.

Prior to joining Kingfisher Tim managed the UK, Ireland and Africa portfolio for BOC Gases and GIST, the logistics subsidiary of the Linde Group. Having started in Commercial Agency, Tim was Head of EMEA Industrial and Logistics at Colliers until 2015 and was responsible for the management of the global accounts for occupiers including Rentokil Initial and Maersk.

How to Enter

The closing date for all entries has now been reached, no further entries can be made.

The shortlists will be published on 16th July 2018, please revisit this site after that date.

  • Organisations / individuals may enter more than one scheme into a category and can enter as many categories as they like, provided that each submission is individually submitted via the online form.
  • Entries will be judged solely on the information provided. Please be as thorough as possible in your entry.
  • Additional supporting material is restricted to the single PDF document of 4 pages. Any additional material supplied will not be considered.
  • Nominations must relate to activities between July 2017 and June 2018.
  • The Judges’ decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
  • Entries must relate to schemes within the industrial property sector and be located within the United Kingdom.
  • Winners may state in advertising, promotional materials and on stationery that they have won an award, but they must make it clear in which year the award was won and to which category it relates. An IAS Awards 2018 winners’ logo will be made available after the event.
  • Any entry relating to a transaction must have completed by 22nd June 2018. In the case of pre-let transactions, the requirement is an unconditional exchange of contracts with detailed planning permission having been secured before 22nd June 2018.

Winners 2017

The IAS Awards 2017 luncheon was held at the London Marriott Hotel, Grosvenor Square, W1K 6JP, on Thursday 28th September

Deal of the Year Under 75,000 sq ft

Sponsored by:

Dohertybaines

Presented by:

David O'Donovan

Winner:

Unit A, Logistics City, Thurrock

Developer:

Kier Property Developments

Occupiers:

Selco

Disposing agents:

Glenny, DTRE

Acquiring agent:

Colliers

The Award was presented to Pip Prongue of Kier Property Developments

Deal of the Year 75,000 to 250,000 sq ft

Sponsored by:

Logicor

Presented by:

Charlie Howard

Winner:

Zenith, Popes Lane, Oldbury

Developer:

Trebor Developments

Occupiers:

Steel & Alloy Processing

Disposing agents:

Knight Frank, Bulleys

The Award was presented to Bob Tattrie of Trebor Developments

Deal of the Year Over 250,000 sq ft

Sponsored by:

Legal & General

Presented by:

Tim Packer

Winner:

London Distribution Park, Tilbury

Developer:

Roxhill Developments

Occupiers:

Amazon

Disposing agents:

LSH, Knight Frank

The Award was presented to Charles Blake of Roxhill Developments

Best Asset Management Initiative

Sponsored by:

SEGRO

Presented by:

Alan Holland

Winner:

Bonehill Road, Tamworth

Asset Management:

Logicor

Occupiers:

XPO Supply Chain

Disposing agents:

CBRE

The Award was Presented to Ant Mccluskie of Logicor

Best Overall Scheme - Multi-let Industrial Estate

Sponsored by:

Montagu Evans

Presented by:

Jody Smith

Winner:

Brackmills Trade Park, Northampton

Developer:

Tungsten Properties / M&G Real Estate

Disposing agents:

Prop-Search, Avison Young

The Award was presented to Jeff Penman of Tungsten Properties & James Hillary of M&G Real Estates

Best Overall Scheme - Logistics Park

Sponsored by:

CBRE

Presented by:

Paul Farrow

Winner:

iPort, Doncaster

Developer:

Verdion

Disposing agents:

Colliers, Gent Visick, CBRE

The Award was presented to John Clement of Verdion

Best Investment Transaction

Sponsored by:

DP World

Presented by:

Jeremy Cracknell

Winner:

282k & 63k At Birch Coppice

Developer:

IM Properties

Fund:

Aberdeen Asset Management

Acquiring agent:

CBRE

The Award was presented to Oli Lord of Aberdeen Asset Management

Developer of the Year Award

Sponsored by:

Burbage Realty

Presented by:

John Burbage

Winner:

Chancerygate

The Winner was the result of an online vote by IAS Members

The Award was presented to Eddie Cook of Chancerygate

Fund / Property Company of the Year

Sponsored by:

JLL

Presented by:

Andy Harding

Winner:

Logicor

The Winner was the result of an online vote by IAS Members

The Award was presented to Charlie Howard of Logicor

Outstanding Contribution to the Industry Award

Sponsored by:

Verdion

Presented by:

Michael Hughes

Winner:

Chip Mitton

33 years in the shed market is no mean achievement. Chip has been a well-respected agent in the world of sheds ever positive & always smiling.

The IAS would like to thank him for being such a huge part of our industry and wish him the very best of wishes in his retirement.

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