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Belfast Telegraph property of year gongs to be revealed at gala event

By Stephanie Bell

The entries have flooded in and the judges have finished their deliberations, so the finalists in the Belfast Telegraph Property of the Year Awards in association with can now be revealed.

The impressive talent of the professionals within the industry presented our distinguished panel of judges with quite a challenge in creating a shortlist for our gala event next week.

But after considered debate, the team chaired by Professor Alastair Adair PVC (Development) & Provost Ulster University have made their decisions.

This year we have a new spread of categories, toasting every aspect of the property sector.

As well as Prof Adair, the unenviable task of judging also fell to Arlene Elliott, president of the NI Law Society, John Armstrong, CEO of the Construction Employers Federation, Nicola McCrudden of the Chartered Institute of Housing, Derek Wilson, chair of Council of Mortgage Lenders (Ulster Bank), Dr Jenny Muir, School of Planning, Architecture and Civil Engineering at QUB, David Little, National House Building Council and Daryl McIntosh, National Association of Estate Agents.

Hosted by Wendy Austin, the 2015 Belfast Telegraph Property Awards gala lunch will be staged next Friday, November 20, in the Culloden Hotel.

Among those who will be recognised for their excellence in each of our 10 categories are as follows.

Finalists for the title of Commercial Estate Agency of the Year sponsored by A&L Goodbody are: CBRE, Lambert Smith Hampton, McKibbin Commercial, Murphy Chartered Surveyors and Osborne King.

The finalists for the Property Deal of the Year sponsored by Wilson Nesbitt Solicitors are CBRE and Lambert Smith Hampton. Those vying for the title of Commercial Fit-Out of of the Year include CBRE, Interiors and Floor Design, Martin & Hamilton Limited and Todd Architects Limited.

The finalists in the Commercial Architectural Practice of the Year category, sponsored by Mac-Interiors are Todd Architects Limited and White Ink Architects Limited.

In Residential Estate Agency of the Year, sponsored by Progressive Building Society, we have five local companies shortlisted - Fetherston Clements, Michael Chandler Estate Agents, Rodgers & Browne, Simon Brien Residential LLP and Ulster Property Sales.

There are four companies shortlisted for the title of Residential Lettings Agency of the Year, sponsored by Autoline Insurance. These include CPS Estate Agents, John Minnis, R Stanley Laird and Rea Estates.

The hotly-contested Residential Development of the Year will see the award go to JFM Construction Limited, Lotus Homes UK Limited or Porter & Co.

The finalist in the Residential Architectural Practice of the Year is Des Ewing Residential Architects.

The gong for Best Interior Design of the Year will be awarded to one of four local companies - Designer Kitchen by Morgan, Kris Turnbull, Maven or Wrights Design House.

Finally, competing for the title of Young Agent (under 30) of the Year are Kirsty Finney of Michael Chandler Estate Agents, Ryan Molloy of CPS Estate Agents, Seamus McFlynn of Property One, Shane Maguire of Simon Brien Residential LLP and Stephanie Patterson of Rea Estates.

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