Celebrating the best in Property Journalism

Property Press Awards 2021 Categories

The Property Press Awards celebrate the sector’s finest journalistic achievements, recognising outstanding talent across the media spectrum. The 18 categories cover residential and commercial property, overseas property, mortgages, interiors, sustainability and more. This year includes a Special Achievement Award for outstanding writing on the property sector and the pandemic. The evening is capped with the announcement of the Property Journalist of the Year 2021.

Award categories


Sponsored by Knight Frank

Knight Frank LLP

Knight Frank LLP is the leading independent global property consultancy, serving as our clients’ partners in property for 125 years. Headquartered in London, Knight Frank has more than 20,000 people operating from 488 offices across 57 territories. The Group advises clients ranging from individual owners and buyers to major developers, investors and corporate tenants.

SPECIAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARD – Property Writing During the Pandemic

Sponsored by Walter Cooper & Co

Walter Cooper & Co

As the new independent land agency on the block, Walter Cooper & Co promise to provide a truly independent professional service designed to optimise and maximise the value of the client's land. Honesty, integrity and passion sit at the heart of what they do. Based in the South East of England, but with expertise across the whole of the UK, the senior leadership team have between them over 40 years’ experience in the industry, having transacted in excess of 25,000 plots with a combined GDV of over £1billion. And they’ve only just started.

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Sponsored by Ballymore


Ballymore is a family-run property developer with a multi award-winning portfolio of some of Europe’s largest and most transformative urban development projects. A privately-owned company, Ballymore was established by Chairman and Group Chief Executive Sean Mulryan and his wife Bernardine in Ballymore Eustace in 1982. Ballymore’s projects are defined by their originality and a commitment to quality. The company oversees every element of design, construction, and facilities management, constantly aiming to challenge industry norms. Live projects including Embassy Gardens, with the world’s first sky pool, Goodluck Hope, and London City Island.

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Sponsored by FTI Consulting

FTI Consulting

FTI Consulting are communications professionals. They are property communications experts. They are a specialist team within a global consulting firm. That means you get the knowledge, insight and intelligence of the UK’s leading property communicators, combined with the complementary expertise and resources of an international agency. They are fixers and problem solvers. They are influencers and brokers. They offer expertise across the communications spectrum, from traditional print and broadcast media to digital and social platforms. They work with property companies, fund managers, private equity investors, developers, agents, planners and consultants. If you’re a business involved in the built environment, they devise and deliver communications that help you engage with your audiences, raise awareness of your brand and generate interest and excitement about your work. They shine a light on your achievements, and showcase your capabilities to the wider world. They deliver communications that have impact – helping you to engage with your audiences, facilitate key deals, stimulate growth and hit your targets.

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Sponsored by Lucas Fox

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Lucas Fox

Lucas Fox is a full-service real estate agency offering high quality residential homes and a comprehensive range of property services to national and international clients. They comprise a multilingual team with a fresh, innovative approach to the real estate industry, offering unrivalled knowledge of the Spanish property sector, locations and lifestyle. The company's 180+ directors and multilingual employees bring a dynamic and diverse range of experience and expertise to the business, chosen for their professionalism, integrity and in-depth knowledge of the market. Lucas Fox currently represents many of the sellers of Spain's most exclusive homes in some of its most desirable regions and cities.

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Sponsored by Skipton Building Society

Skipton Building Society

Our judges are seeking the outstanding staff or freelance consumer journalist who engages and informs their readership about the complex issues surrounding mortgages. You have no truck with jargon, possess an encyclopaedic knowledge of the myriad mortgages available and are a consumer champion at all times! On top of this you always deliver with flair and originality!

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Sponsored by Barratt Developments

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Barratt Developments

Barratt Developments is the country’s largest and best known housebuilder. The company is a member of the FTSE100 with over 6,500 employees. They build more homes and win more awards and keep more of their customers happy than any other major national housebuilder! With 27 divisions spread around the country, Barratt Developments has a network of seven PR agencies promoting the business to national, regional and local media. They put great store in securing positive regional media coverage, recognising how important regional property writers and journalism are. Last year they supported 45,000 jobs, contributed £3bn to the UK’s economic output, provided over 2,000 school places and built 20 new sports and community facilities.

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Sponsored by Strawberry Star

Strawberry Star

Established in 2007, Strawberry Star Group (SSG) is an international property company specialising in capital, acquisitions, development, new homes, sales, lettings & management and asset management of London property. With £1.4 billion worth of assets under management, the business has grown exponentially under founder and chairman Santhosh Gowda, an entrepreneur with over 28 years' experience in leading international markets. With presence in both London and Asia, as well as an office in Singapore, SSG maintains quality relationships with investors and consultants across the globe. As part of its Volume Housing Vision, SSG aims to deliver 2,000 Build-to-Sell and Build-to-Rent units, and manage 2 million of sq ft commercial space by 2025. SSG delivers high-quality residential homes set in thriving communities in and around London and popular commuter-belt towns, targeting a range of first-time buyers, commuting professionals and buy-to-let landlords.

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Sponsored by Strutt & Parker

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Strutt & Parker

Strutt & Parker is one of the largest and most successful property consultancies in the UK. Their network of over 50 offices in the UK is home to some of the industry’s most dedicated property advisers. Established in 1885, the business provides professional support on all matters relating to residential and rural land and property including investment, development and planning, estate agency and professional consultancy. With a dedicated, forward-thinking team offering expert knowledge and sound, professional advice, Strutt & Parker ensures that businesses, farmers, landowners, house-buyers, and international investors can make their assets perform to their best ability.

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Sponsored by Elevate PR

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Elevate PR

Founded by Chanel Bailey, Elevate PR Ltd is a boutique agency based in Surrey, specialising in Public Relations and Social Media management. It sets itself apart by creating bespoke PR and Social Media campaigns tailored to its clients’ requirements, resulting in exceptional coverage. The seven-strong team with a passion for property utilise the news agenda to produce newsworthy stories based around topical issues. This, combined with a dynamic, proactive, and personal approach, has helped Elevate PR to gain an exciting roster of clients and a wide array of influential media contacts.

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Sponsored by Fine & Country

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Fine & Country

Fine & Country is a global network of estate agents specialising in the marketing and sale of prime residential properties. With offices in over 300 locations worldwide, the brand combines the widespread exposure of an international marketplace with the local expertise and knowledge of carefully selected independent property professionals. Fine & Country differentiates itself by delivering a successful marketing strategy built on the lifestyle the property has to offer through high quality, intelligent and creative concepts combined with the latest technology and marketing techniques. Agents within the network also work hard to help combat homelessness thorough the Fine & Country Foundation, which hosts fundraising events around the globe..

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Sponsored by Zoopla

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Zoopla is the UK’s most comprehensive property destination, attracting over 70 million visits per month. Much more than just a listings portal, Zoopla provides homehunters with a range of useful tools such as the recently launched My Home which enables consumers to discover their home’s worth and track it over time, all underpinned by industry-leading insight. With over 750 employees supporting 19,000 agent and new homes customers, Zoopla is on a mission to re-imagine the property industry as it brings to life its vision of providing an ecosystem of complementary products for agents, housebuilders and consumers.

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Sponsored by SEC Newgate

SEC Newgate

SEC Newgate builds and protects brands, reputations and businesses using strategic communications, advocacy and research. Our difference is that we achieve positive change for our clients and pride ourselves on global excellence and local expertise using agile teams from across the communications spectrum. SEC Newgate was recently ranked in the UK’s top 30 PR consultancies for 2020 by PR Week. It is part of SEC Newgate S.p.A., the world’s fastest growing communications agency in the Top 250 Global Agency Rankings 2020 (PRovoke). Our real estate offer provides specialist communications advice to clients across the property spectrum. From REITs, public affairs and placemaking to commercial, developer and prime residential, our experience spans international and regional markets creating hard-hitting campaigns through global channels. Insight informs everything we do with stakeholder and audience behaviour at the heart of our approach, committing to drive commercial difference.

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Sustainability Journalist of the Year

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Property Influencer of the Year

Sponsored by Nest Seekers

Nest Seekers

Nest Seekers is an independently owned, full-service global real estate brokerage and marketing firm. Headquartered in New York & London, Nest Seekers operates via an agile network of over 1000 professionals with access to cutting-edge marketing software and unprecedented social media and big media coverage in the real estate sector. Our brokers have featured on well-known real estate TV shows such as Million Dollar Listing; New York, Selling Sunset and recently the highly successful Netflix production, Million Dollar Beach House. This results in Nest Seekers giving its broker network unparalleled brand awareness. In 2021 Nest Seekers successfully expanded into Portugal and will be opening in new territories across Europe.