AFI Europe, Forte Partners, One United Properties and Alesonor all took home big prizes on the night, collecting multiple awards across all the main investment, development and project categories. 

EuropaProperty has completed its 17th annual SEE Real Estate Awards at the Radisson BLU Hotel in Bucharest. The only commercial real estate awards gala never to miss a year since its conception was heralded as a great success and was well-received by all the winners and their guests; affirming the event’s status as a true landmark for the region’s real estate sectors.

AFI Europe was deemed the best overall developer and investor by the jury largely on the back of its successful transactions and diversified investment and development strategy. AFI won four awards on the night including Investor, Best Asset Management Firm, Retail Developer and Investment Deal in the PRS sector.

Forte Partners was awarded Office Developer on the back of its successful development projects delivered in 2021. The developer also acquired two top awards for its recently completed class A office assets in Bucharest with U•Center (Phase 1) winning Best Asset Management Project and Millo voted Office Project of the Year. The recently developed offices were deemed by the jurors to be the best examples of leading Class A office developments as well as accentuating the strength of the developer’s advanced technological innovations and modern sustainable development solutions.

One United Properties, a leading real estate development company focusing on the development of city-forming projects, took the Residential Developer of the Year award. The developer also won Mixed-use Development for their successfully received One Tower project in Bucharest.

A popular winner on the night was local agency Griffes, which was recognised by the jury for its successful agency and advisory operations on the market. The real estate services firm collected two awards including Agency and Professional Woman of the Year for the company’s co-Managing Partner Andreea Paun.

High recognition also went to the developer Alesonor, which also collected two awards. One for the company’s Amber Forest residential development in the Future Project category and another for their Managing Partner Alex Skouras, who was voted Professional of the Year.

Recent events have seen the region’s residential market grow in importance. In this way, this year’s awards ceremony celebrated residential development and investment throughout the region. The Residential Project award went to Arcadia Apartments Domenii (phases 1 and 2) by DVD Residential Imobiliare. Bulgaria also came out a strong favourite with the developer BLD receiving an award for its Slow Life District project.

The Radisson BLU hotel (Phase 1) by Revetas Capital won the Refurbished Hotel Project award and Dacia One by Atenor Group won the Refurbishment Office Project award. Other developments recognised on the night included Fashion House’s Pallady Outlet in Bucharest, winning Retail Project of the Year. This retail development was deemed by the jurors as the best example of modern retail development for today’s omnichannel retail environment.

Popular associated-industry winners included Stratulat Albulescu winning Law Firm, Bog’Art as Construction Firm, and Chapman Taylor as Architectural Firm of the Year. Erste Group Bank was voted Bank of the Year. The specialist bank was recognised for its core business of lending and the important role it plays in supplying credit to the real estate industry.

Other company awards were given to Build Green Consultancy which won Professional Service Provider and Optim Project Management walked away with the Project Management Firm award. Accentuating the strength and interest in the region’s retail sector Starbucks won Retailer of the Year.

On the back of another very successful year in the industrial and logistics industry CTP won Warehouse Developer of the Year and also collected the Warehouse Development award for CTPark Bucharest West. CBRE was awarded Property Management Firm.

On behalf of our sponsors, judges and attendees, we offer our congratulations to all the winners. Foundations are already in place for next year’s event, which promises to be even better.

The 18th annual SEE Real Estate Awards will be held on April 6th, 2023.