MIPIM, the world’s largest international real estate event, announced the finalists of the MIPIM Awards, a globally-renowned real estate competition for completed or yet-to-be-built projects around the world.
A jury chaired by François Trausch, Global CEO & CIO of Allianz Real Estate, has been joined by high-level experts, including:
- Véronique Bédague, CEO of Nexity, France
- Stéphanie Bensimon, Head of Real Estate, Ardian France, France
- Kai-Uwe Bergmann, Partner, Bjarke Ingels Group, Denmark
- Aaron Block, Co-founder & Managing Partner, Metaprop, US
- Mikkel Bulow Lehnsby, Chairman & Founder, NREP & 2150, Denmark
- Akim Daouda, CEO, GIS, Gabon
- Hala El Akl, Senior Director of ESG & Operations, Oxford Properties, UK
- Guy Grainger, Global Head of Sustainability Services & ESG, JLL, UK
- Ann Gray, President, RICS, UK
- Karim Habra, Head of Europe & Asia-Pacific, Ivanhoe Cambridge, France
- Regine Leibinger, Partner, Barkow Leibinger, Germany
- Katarzyna Zawodna-Bijoch, President & CEO, CEE Region, Skanska Commercial Development Europe, Poland
The winners will be selected by both the jury’s and MIPIM registered delegates’ votes, cast online and on-site. In addition, the jury will award one additional prize – the ‘Special Jury Award’, which goes to their favourite project among all. The winners will be announced at the MIPIM Awards ceremony on the 16th of March at the Palais des Festivals in Cannes.
In addition to the usual criteria, this year, the jury focused on how projects seek to enhance the built environment’s prospects in line with ESG goals. The six key criteria are sustainability, integration of the project in its environment and community, quality of the user experience, economic contribution, originality of the concept, and architectural qualities.
The categories include “Best new development” with a total surface area of less than 150,000 sqm, “Best new mega-development” of more than 150,000 sqm, “Best cultural, sports and education project”, “Best hospitality, tourism and leisure project”, “Best refurbished building”, and others.
The finalists are coming from 22 countries with France having the most shortlisted projects with six. China and Germany are next with four apiece, followed by Belgium, Spain, the United Kingdom, and the United States with three each.
MIPIM Awards Jury Chairman, François Trausch, said: “We reviewed 180 projects and we saw some really promising progress in terms of sustainability on the majority of the projects. In particular, there were interesting trends amongst the development projects to focus on community-building as part of the development.”
Earlier this year, MIPIM announced the first of its major speakers including Professor Jeremy Rifkin, an American economic and social theorist and author of 20 bestselling books, who will open MIPIM with a keynote speech.
MIPIM 2023 will feature six new stages, including a dedicated Road to Zero area launched to accelerate the transformation of the built environment towards a more sustainable model. The Leaders’ Perspective Stage is focused on keynote speeches from those making waves in the industry, while The Asset Class Stage looks into individual sectors to see in which direction the market is heading. The Infrastructure Stage looks at the impact of water, energy, data centres, transport and more on property development. The Geo Focus Stage examines specific local markets. The Make It Happen Stage will feature conversations about use cases and collaboration.
At MIPIM 2023, a new international Summit will be launched in response to the growth in alternative ways of living within the residential asset class. The MIPIM Co-Liv Summit, taking place on Monday 13th March, will be a yearly event to bring together the sector’s leading players.
MIPIM takes place on 14-17 March in Cannes, France. The 2023 edition expects to attract 23,000 delegates from over 90 countries, which is 15 percent more compared to last year.