Welcome to the 2021 IAS Awards Website

The Industrial Agents Society Awards celebrate the success and achievements of the industrial property sector. Now in their 34th year, the IAS Awards remain widely recognised as the industry’s premier networking event, attended by leading agents, occupiers, developers and funders of industrial & logistics real estate.

This year the awards format is the same as 2020 with 12 awards up for grabs. Please ensure you read the criteria for each award carefully.

The website is now live and waiting to receive your entries for this year’s Awards. The closing date is 5pm on Friday 11th June. Please visit the HOW TO ENTER page to submit your entries.

With the continued vaccine rollout and large-scale events being allowed from the 21st June, we are confident that the gala luncheon can take place in its normal format. However we will continue to monitor Government advice and keep you informed if the situation changes.

The awards will be on Thursday 23rd September 2021 in the Westminster Suite at the London Marriott Hotel Grosvenor Square. Tickets will not go on sale until July. Further detail on all the categories can be seen here.

The Categories

Deal of the Year -
Under 50,000 sq ft

Sponsored by

Deal of the Year -
50,000 to 100,000 sq ft

Sponsored by

Deal of the Year -
100,000 to 250,000 sq ft

Sponsored by

Deal of the Year -
Over 250,000 sq ft

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

Best Agency Initiative - nominated by IAS members, developers & funders

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

Philip O’Callaghan

Managing Director
Mountpark

Philip is Managing Director for the UK and Ireland of Mountparks Pan European Business’ was a founding director of Mountpark and is a Chartered Surveyor with over 25 years experience.

Philip has been at the helm of the Mountpark team which has established itself as a market leading developer in the Industrial and Logistics Market in only 6 years.Prior to Mountpark,Philips background was in Retail,Mixed Use and Leisure so its fair to say he made the move into the Industrial market and just the right time.

Notable projects include Mountparks’ Bardon 1&2,Southampton,Airport City Manchester ,Dublin and Warrington.

Jeff Wilson

Director
Wrenbridge Land Limited

Jeff is a Director of Wrenbridge Land. Jeff's focus at Wrenbridge is finding and managing development opportunities with a particular focus on London and the South East. Recent projects include Quadron, Dartford a 41,500 sq ft Grade A warehouse development pre-let to Network Rail and sold to Aberdeen Standard; and Boxset, Basildon a 230,00 sq ft Grade A warehouse scheme of three detached units.

Prior to joining Wrenbridge in 2007, Jeff started out at Jones Lang LaSalle as a Chartered Surveyor in the London Retail team advising funds and developers on retail and mixed-use schemes and major retailers including Starbucks, Nike and Clinton Cards. Jeff then moved to Drivers Jonas as an Associate Partner in the London Development Team. There he predominately advised public sector clients on their disposal programmes and partnership with the private sector. Major clients included London Fire and Emergency Planning Authority and Defense Estates.

Last year Jeff's project Quadron, Dartford won Wrenbridge and Buccleuch Deal of the Year Under 75,000 sq ft at the IAS Awards. The development was built to the highest quality specification and was pre-let to Network Rail prior to being sold to Aberdeen Standard. The scheme sits at the heart of the Bridge, a mixed-use regeneration project that has delivered 1.8m sq ft of commercial accommodation for occupiers such as Mercedes, Nissan, Skoda and Sainsbury's as well as residential, educational and local retail facilities.

Jason Japser

Director
IM Properties

Jason Jasper is a Director for one of the most successful privately-owned Property Investment and Development companies in the UK, IM Properties.

With overall responsibility for Project Delivery and Procurement, Jason is currently overseeing various projects with a construction value of circa £1 billion. Having joined IM Properties in 2010 Jason has been involved in numerous developments with a focus on the logistics sector.

Jason has managed the delivery of over 7m sq ft of industrial development in the last 10 years including buildings for Euro Car Parts, BMW, Bunzl and John Lewis.

Jason has overseen the design, planning and implementation of infrastructure and site servicing to over 1000+ acres of IM Properties' sites.

James Taylor

Head of Property UK & Ireland
XPOLogistics

James is Head of Property for XPO Logistics in the UK and Ireland where he has worked for the last 7 years, initially joining the company when it was Norbert Dentressangle. He has 17 years experience within the industrial market having started in private practice with GVA Grimley and BNP Paribas Real Estate. Prior to joining XPO James spent 5 years with The BSS Group and Travis Perkins within their occupier estate management teams.

At XPO Logistics he is responsible for the portfolio of 90 distribution, transport and temperature controlled properties totalling 12m sq ft. The UK department manages the full range of estate management disciplines including acquisition and disposals, business rates, landlord and tenant, exits and dilapidations. Also working closely with the wider European property team to share best practice and implement international customer requirements.

The company has been through a sustained period of growth, doubling in turnover in that time, which has necessitated 4.5m sq ft of acquisitions along with the disposal and exit of 3.2m sq ft of surplus properties. As supply chain projects have evolved to become more specialist this has led to bespoke development projects becoming more frequent and finance becoming more critical.

Nneka Ejindu

Asset Manager
LaSalle Investment Management, Asset Management – UK

Nneka Ejindu is Asset Manager within LaSalle Investment Management’s Asset Management team based in London, primarily focusing on the offices and industrial sectors in the London & South East market. Her key responsibilities include the creation, implementation and coordination of value enhancement strategies across her assets as well as the provision of support to fund managers in the acquisition and disposal of assets, which involves working closely with various external consultants including agency (occupational & investment), development, planning, legal etc.. Nneka is also involved in a number of companywide and external projects including the global AUM database, LaSalle Diversity Working Group, LaSalle liaison for the JLL Race for Change network, and IAS Women in Industrial Property Committee.

Nneka holds a BSc (Hons) in Land Management from the University of Reading and is a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.

She started her career at Chesterton, before joining AtisReal (BNPPRE) as a senior team member of the Property Asset Management department working mainly for institutional funds. She then relocated to Pinder Fry & Benjamin to undertake the asset management of commercial property investments within in-house speculative UK-wide office funds. .

She then joined LaSalle Investment Management in 2009.

How to Enter

There is no charge for entering any of the categories. All entries are to be made through the online form available here Entries submitted by any other method will not be considered.

In addition to the detail provided on the form, entrants have the option to upload one single supporting document in PDF format of no more than 4 pages. This document is to include all photographs, site plans and any other images to be considered by the judges.

The supporting documentation is to be no larger than 5MB. If any PDF is more than 4 pages long, only the first 4 pages will be considered by the judges.

If your entry is shortlisted, you will be contacted by one of the committee to arrange a high-resolution photo to be provided

The final date for submissions is 17:00 on Friday 11th June 2021.

Conditions of Entry

  • 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.
  • 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 2020 and June 2021.
  • Nominations must relate to activities between July 2020 and June 2021.
  • Entries will be judged solely on the information provided. Please be as thorough as possible in your entry.
  • 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 2021 winners’ logo will be made available after the event.
  • Any entry relating to a transaction must have completed by 11th June 2021. In the case of pre-let transactions, the requirement is an unconditional exchange of contracts with detailed planning permission having been secured before 11th June 2021.
  • The Judges’ decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
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Winners 2020

The IAS Awards 2020 was held virtually due to the cancellation of the lunch

Deal of the Year - Under 50,000 sq ft

Sponsored by:

Prologis

Award presented by:

Paul Weston

Winner:

Clipstone,
49 Oakcroft, Chessington

Developer:

Clipstone

Occupier:

Master Removers Group Limited

Disposing Agents:

Cogent Real Estate

The Award was presented to Andrew Windle of Clipstone

Deal of the Year - 50,000 to 100,000 sq ft

Sponsored by:

Savills

Award presented by:

Richard Sullivan

Winner:

Stoford
Plot 1, Exeter Logistics Park

Developer:

Stoford

Occupier:

Amazon

Disposing agent:

JLL

Acquiring agent:

CBRE

The Award was presented to Daniel Gallagher of Stoford

Deal of the Year - 100,000 to 250,000 sq ft

Sponsored by:

Logicor

Award presented by:

Charlie Howard

Winner:

PLP
Bessemer Park, Sheffield

Developer:

PLP

Occupier:

ITM Power PLC

Disposing agents:

Knight Frank, CBRE, Moriarty & CO

Acquiring agent:

CBRE

The Award was presented to Neil Dickinson of PLP

Deal of the Year - Over 250,000 sq ft

Sponsored by:

Legal & General Industrial Investment Property Fund

Award presented by:

Jonathan Holland

Winner:

IM Properties
Mercia Park, Appleby Magna

Developer:

IM Properties

Occupier:

Jaguar Land Rover

Disposing Agents:

Avison Young, Wells McFarlane

Acquiring Agent:

Colliers

The Award was presented to Kevin Ashfield of IM Properties

Best Overall Scheme - Multi Let Industrial Estate

Sponsored by:

Montagu Evans

Award presented by:

Jody Smith

Winner:

Mountpark
Mountpark, Southampton

Developer:

Mountpark

Disposing Agents:

DTRE, CBRE

The Award was presented to Philip O’Callaghan of Mountpark

Best Overall Scheme - Logistics Park

Sponsored by:

CBRE

Award presented by:

Paul Farrow

Winner:

GLP
G-Park, Biggle

Developer:

GLP

Disposing Agents:

CBRE, BNP Paribas Real Estate, Adroit Real Estate Advisors

The Award was presented to James Atkinson of GLP

Best Investment Transaction

Sponsored by:

IAS

Award presented by:

Gordon Reynolds

Winner:

Barwood Capital
Super G

Purchaser:

Equities Property Fund

Vendor:

Barwood Property 2017 LP

Disposing Agent:

Frank-Steier Price

Acquiring Agent:

ACRE Capital Real Estate

The Award was presented to Andrew Barlow of Barwood Capital

Developer of the Year

Sponsored by:

Burbage Realty

Award presented by:

Mark Thomas

The winner was the result of a vote by IAS agency members

Winner:

IM Properties

The Award was presented to Kevin Ashfield of IM Properties

Fund / Property Company of the Year

Sponsored by:

JLL

Award presented by:

Andy Harding

The winner was the result of a vote by IAS agency members

Winner:

Logicor

The Award was presented to Charlie Howard of Logicor

Best Agency Initiative

Sponsored by:

Graftongate

Award presented by:

Colin Beasley

Winner:

MK2
Hastingwood Industrial Park

The Award was presented to Mark Johnson of MK2

Rising Star

Sponsored by:

Canmoor

Award presented by:

Alex Burdge

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

Winner:

Olivia Hinds
GLP

Outstanding Contribution to the Industry

Sponsored by:

Verdion

Award presented by:

Alex Burdge

Winner:

Nick Collins
Nick has had 40 years experience in the UK Industrial market over which time the sector has gone from being the “poor relation“ to a “must have“ within any fund managers portfolio.