Semi-final results are now in for the upcoming EuropaProperty NEE Real Estate Awards representing the most outstanding and accomplished projects, companies, retailers and individuals throughout the NEE region in 2014. The prestigious awards celebration, which will be attended by some of the region’s leading firms and individuals, will take place on March 27th 2015, at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Minsk, Belarus.
Craig Smith, publisher and founder of EuropaProperty, the leading commercial real estate media firm, commented: “The commercial real estate sector in NEE is expanding with many new international retailers, office occupiers and industrial end-users entering Belarus and the region. Local and international developers and investors have been delivering projects, and creating an extensive pipeline, especially in Belarus, which now has many opportunities. Companies from Western and Central Europe as well as from Russia, China and the GCC are keen to learn more about these interesting and exciting markets.”
Eighteen projects from across the NEE region have made the short-list and will compete for “Project of the Year” awards. Projects are rated according to quality of design, building efficiency, quality of location, environmental concerns and commercial success.
“Company of the Year” awards will be presented to the leading developer, investor, professional service provider and law firm in Northern and Eastern Europe for activities and accomplishments during 2014. Companies are judged on their overall market contribution, quality of customer services, market innovation, commercial success, leadership and market penetration.
“Retailer of the Year” awards will be given to retailers active throughout the region based on their market innovation, expansion, contribution to the market, market share, concept and design, and commercial success.
Awards will also be given for “Overall Project of the Year”, “Overall Company of the Year” and “Overall Retailer of the Year” in addition to “Overall Professional of the Year.”
The semi-final results have been narrowed down, by an independent jury of judges, from a field of over 300 nominated companies and projects to determine the following semi-finalists:
Hypermarket/Big Box Chain of the Year
Specialty Retailer of the Year
Prime Hall Discotheque
Fashion Retailer of the Year under 400 sqm
Calvin Klein Jeans
Modny Mall “Модный Молл”
Fashion Retailer of the Year over 400 sqm
Newcomer of the Year
Professional Service Provider of the Year
Seven Real Estate Advisers
Law Firm of the Year
bnt legal & tax
VMP Vlasova Mikhel & Partners
Investor of the Year
Developer of the Year
Industrial Park Development Company
Joint Stock Company “Beltyagmash”
Concept & Design Project of the Year
Clever Park – Svitland Development – Belarus
Dana Mall – Dana Holdings – Belarus
Galleria Minsk – Renaissance Construction – Belarus
Gazprom Group Multifunctional complex – Gazprom Transgaz Belarus – Belarus
Great Stone Industrial Park – Industrial Park Development Company – Belarus
Green Center – Raba Group – Belarus
Nordika – Nantucket Holdings – Lithuania
Palazzo Mall – RRY Capital – Belarus
Retail Development of the Year
Domino Shopping – Baltic Red – Latvia
Korona Shopping Center Grodno – Tabak-Invest – Belarus
Robinson Club – Tabak-Invest – Belarus
Stroomi Shopping Centre – Nordecon AS – Estonia
Ulemiste Centre – Linstow – Estonia
Zamok Shopping Center – Tabak-Invest – Belarus
Office Development of the Year
Business Center Omega Tower – Beltyagmash – Belarus
Clever Park – Svitland Development – Belarus
MEGA Offices – Baltic Red – Lithuania
The award recipients will be chosen the evening before the awards gala by a group of active commercial real estate professionals with vast market experience, who have come together to form an academy of jurors (http://www.neeawards.com/jury).
Furthermore, to complement the inaugural NEE Real Estate Awards Gala, EuropaProperty is organizing a series of discussion panels which will provide current analysis on the rapidly developing markets in the NEE region from the perspective of developers, investors and retailers looking to enter and expand in Northern and Eastern Europe.
In addition to offering the opportunity to meet and network with leading market players, the panel discussions will examine, in detail, the real estate and investment markets of Belarus, Kaliningrad and the Baltic’s. The schedule includes morning and afternoon networking coffee breaks and lunch.
As with all EuropaProperty events the 1st Annual NEE Real Estate Awards and Investment & Development Forum will pride itself on an unrivalled format that brings together top professionals in an environment conducive to offering the opportunity to meet and network with leading market players.