Welcome to the 2019 IAS Awards Website

The Industrial Agents Society Awards celebrate the success and achievements of the industrial property sector. Now in their 32nd 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 IAS Awards gala luncheon will take place on Thursday 26th September 2019 and will again return to the London Marriott Hotel Grosvenor Square, London W1K 6JP.

The judges have arrived at the shortlist for the awards and full details can be seen by clicking on each of the category boxes below. It is also time for IAS Members to vote for Developer of the Year and Fund / Property Company of the Year, which can be done via the voting section below. Tickets are in limited supply but please apply and we will do our best.

Voting closes on Friday 6 September 2019 at 5pm.

The Categories

Please click on the category box to see who has been shortlisted for an award.

Deal of the Year -
Under 75,000 sq ft

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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 - voted for by IAS agent members

Sponsored by

Fund / Property Company
of the Year - voted for by IAS agent members

Sponsored by

Outstanding Contribution to the Industry - nominated by IAS members

Sponsored by

Rising Star - nominated by IAS members, developers & funders

Sponsored by

Voting

Voting is now open. Agency members only can vote on Developer of the Year and Fund / Property Company of the Year. Voting closes on Friday 6 September 2019 at 5pm.

Please click here to place your votes - it is one vote per person in each of the categories listed above. Multiple votes will be discounted.

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The Judges

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.

Danielle Sheppard

Investment Director
Barwood Capital

Danielle is an Investment Director at Barwood Capital and is responsible for both the sourcing and active asset management of property investments and developments for the Barwood Regional Property Funds. A chartered surveyor with over 20 years’ experience Danielle previously worked at Lambert Smith Hampton where she was a divisional director working in the Midlands managing a team of professionals.

Since her time at Barwood Capital Danielle has been involved and led on a diverse range of property investments and developments including the acquisition of a 60,000 sq ft office on which she secured planning permission for 400 student or key worker accommodation units. She has particularly enjoyed working with various development managers including Goya and Panattoni delivering various regional logistic developments.

Most recently, she has managed the multi let industrial strategy at Barwood Capital investing in over £25m worth of property in a 6-month period with Caisson acting as asset managers. Her focus over the next 12 months will be to assist in the raise and execution of an income fund to invest in urban logistics and multi let industrial across the UK with a target fund raise of £100m.

Fergie Taylor

Head of Development Delivery - Panattoni

Fergie Taylor is responsible for the co-ordination and delivery of the Panattoni development platform. Over the last 25 years, he has gained an enviable reputation in the market, with an unparalleled track record for the delivery of large-scale industrial buildings and infrastructure. Fergie has procured an extensive range of new-build logistics space for a variety of blue-chip customers.

Formerly Head of Construction and Project Management for ProLogis UK, Fergie was co-founder of First Industrial in 2009 which subsequently merged with Panattoni in 2017. He has been instrumental in establishing the Panattoni supply chain and project management team. Fergie is now recognised as one of the leading delivery directors in the market, with a keen interest in low carbon design.

Major Projects include:

  • Banbury Cross
  • Sainsbury’s, Basingstoke
  • M&S EMDC
  • Herman Miller, Melksham
  • Stanley Black & Decker, Northampton
  • Burts Wharf Belvedere
  • Crewe Commercial Park
  • Derby Commercial Park
  • Wolverhampton 450
  • Panattoni Park, Nottingham

Jeff Penman

Managing Director
Tungsten Properties

Jeff is MD of Tungsten Properties (Carbide Properties Ltd), and is responsible for driving the company’s property development pipeline forward, managing the development team, and sourcing funding.

Prior to Tungsten, Jeff started his career at CB Hiller Parker in 1998, leaving the Business Space Agency & Development Team in 2001 to join his father’s development company at Grove Park - Leicester, thereafter founding Tungsten in 2005. Since incorporation, Tungsten has grown from a developer of small industrial units in the East Midlands, to a national developer with an industrial development pipeline of over 1m sq ft, spanning from West Yorkshire to Mid Sussex. The company has successfully completed schemes from 5,000 sq ft Screwfix pre-lets, to 260,000 sq ft distribution centres, although is now focussing on the mid-box sector.

In 2017 Tungsten won the IAS Award for the Best Multi-Let Industrial Estate for their trade park development at Brackmills, Northampton. Forward funded by M&G Real Estate, the 65,000 sq ft scheme included pre-lettings to Screwfix, Topps Tiles, Howdens, Costa Coffee, Greggs, and Subway.

Major projects include:

  • Super-G, Wakefield
  • Access 20, Lutterworth
  • Brackmills Trade Park, Northampton
  • Tungsten Park, Hinckley

Chris Davies

EU Senior Real Estate Manager - Amazon

Chris is the EU Senior Real Estate Manager at Amazon, managing the EU property team for Amazon Logistics. He is a chartered surveyor with over 15 years of logistics experience.

Prior to Amazon, Chris worked at Segro and was involved in multi let and big box Real Estate markets. He also has had industrial agency experience working at King Sturge.

Chris has led developments in all the major cities across the EU specifically on “Last Mile” urban logistics including London, Paris, Madrid, Barcelona, Rome, Milan, Munich Berlin and Hamburg.

Winners 2018

The IAS Awards 2018 luncheon was held at the London Marriott Hotel, Grosvenor Square, W1K 6JP, on Thursday 27th September

Deal of the Year Under 75,000 sq ft

Sponsored by:

Doherty Baines

Presented by:

David O'Donovan

Winner:

Chancerygate,
C75 Coventry

Developer:

Chancerygate

Occupiers:

Amtico

Disposing agents:

Bromwich Hardy

Acquiring agent:

SBM Corporate Real Estate

The Award was presented to Anthony Hynes from Chancerygate

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

Sponsored by:

Logicor

Presented by:

Charlie Howard

Winner:

Prologis DC1 & DC2,
Prologis Park, West London

Developer:

Prologis

Occupiers:

Virtus Data Centres

Disposing agents:

Savills, DTRE, JLL

The Award was presented to Paul Weston from Prologis

Deal of the Year Over 250,000 sq ft

Sponsored by:

Legal & General

Presented by:

Jonathan Holland

Winner:

Mulberry Developments and Frogmore
Midlands Logistics Park, Corby

Developer:

Mulberry Developments

Occupiers:

Eddie Stobart Logistics

Disposing agents:

M1 Agency, CBRE

The Award was presented to Mark Day of Mulberry Developments and Tim Allibone of Frogmore

Best Asset Management Initiative

Sponsored by:

SEGRO

Presented by:

Andrew Pilsworth

Winner:

BlackRock Investment Management / Stoford Developments
Carbon, Coventry

Asset Management:

BlackRock UK Property Fund

Occupiers:

Unipart Logistics, A World of Buzz, Zooplus AG

Disposing agents:

CBRE, Moriarty & Company

The Award was presented Dan Gallagher of Stoford and Matthew Wheeldon of BlackRock

Best Overall Scheme - Multi-let Industrial Estate

Sponsored by:

Montagu Evans

Presented by:

Gerry Young

Winner:

IM Properties
Connexion, Solihull

Developer:

IM Properties

Disposing agents:

CBRE, Savills

The Award was presented to Rachael Clarke of IM Properties

Best Overall Scheme - Logistics Park

Sponsored by:

CBRE

Presented by:

Sam Smith

Winner:

SEGRO
East Midlands Gateway

Developer:

SEGRO

Disposing agents:

CBRE, Savills, Burbage Realty

The Award was presented to Andrew Pilsworth of SEGRO

Best Investment Transaction

Sponsored by:

DP World

Presented by:

Jeremy Cracknell

Winner:

Canmoor
Willstead Industrial Park

Purchaser:

Canmoor on behalf of the Welland Partnership

Vendor:

Private

Acquiring agent:

MacLaren & Partners

The Award was presented to Tom White of Canmoor

Developer of the Year Award

Sponsored by:

Burbage Realty

Presented by:

John Burbage

The winner was the result of a blind vote by the IAS judging panel

Winner:

Mountpark

The Award was presented to Phil O’Callaghan of Mountpark

Fund / Property Company of the Year

Sponsored by:

JLL

Presented by:

Andy Harding

The winner was the result of a blind vote by the IAS judging panel

Winner:

SEGRO

The Award was presented to Alan Holland of SEGRO

Outstanding Contribution to the Industry Award

Sponsored by:

Verdion

Presented by:

John Clement

Winner:

Paul Graham

Paul has had over 30 years international experience in the real estate logistics sector. After roles with the NFC Property Group, the LRC Executive for the redevelopment of Kings Cross and Exel, which was eventually acquired by DPDHL, he was appointed as Senior Vice President, Corporate Real Estate for all DPDHL divisions across Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

Rising Star

Sponsored by:

Canmoor

Award presented by:

Jules Benkert

IAS members were asked to put forward nominees. The winner received the most nominations

Winner:

Gerry Connolly