The Props announce shortlist

May 14, 2010

The shortlist for the Variety Club’s Property Awards, “the PROPS” which will be presented at its annual lunch at the London Hilton on Tuesday 18th May, includes the usual array of property stars and a sporting bias with nominations for two Premier League football club owners and the new roof at Wimbledon.

The PROPS recognises individuals and companies that have excelled in the property industry; nine awards will be presented. Founded in 1992 by Neil Sinclair and Ronnie Nathan, the PROPS has raised more than £6m for the Variety Club’s Easy Rider Wheelchair Programme; the recent provision of sports wheelchairs is helping the UK effort to hopefully excel in the Paralympics 2012.

The 2010 Awards will be hosted by comedian and Hollywood actor Omid Djalili, with special guests Miss World, Kaiane Aldorino and the new PROPS ambassador and recent law graduate Matthew King LLB, who was unfortunately paralysed in his first professional rugby match.

The full shortlist for the 2010 awards is:

Lifetime Achievement Award
To be announced on the day

Most Promising Newcomer
Alison Carnworth, Land Securities
Peter Freeman, Argent
Chris Lazari, Lazari Investments

Deal of the Year
Conygar plc
Deloitte Drivers Jonas

Banker of the Year
Gareth Jones, Deutsch Poste Bank
Simon Marshall, Nationwide
Dennis Watson, Barclays Bank plc

Entrepreneur of the Year
Steve Morgan Redrow plc
David Sullivan West Ham United
Stephen Vernon, Green Properties Ltd

The International Award
The Blackstone Group
Meydan Racecourse, DubaiRREEF Spain / AREA Property Partners / Europa Capital

Most Significant Contribution to London
The Supreme Court, Middlesex Guildhall
The Wimbledon Roof, All England Club
Oxford Circus Pedestrian Crossing

Young Property Person of the Year Award
Adam Buchler, BBS Capital
Peter Mather, AEW Europe
Mathew Finn, Finn & Co

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