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The 2022 RICS Awards - Hong Kong

The 2022 RICS Awards – Hong Kong

The RICS Awards showcase the most inspirational initiatives and developments in land, real estate, construction and infrastructure. They recognise outstanding achievement, teamwork and companies.

The 2022 RICS Awards Hong Kong bestow both local and global recognition. They recognise industry leading achievements and demonstrate the upholding of the highest standards of professionalism and ethics by individuals and teams across the built and natural environments.

We invite individuals, teams and organisations to nominate their achievements, professionalism and ethics to the world stage and showcase the best of the built environment from Hong Kong.

All shortlisted nominations will be promoted across the APAC region and winners will be showcased as the top performers in Hong Kong. Be sure to submit your nominations in 2022 to share your story and achievements with the industry.

Nominations are now open. The deadline for submissions is COB Friday 24 June 2022.

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“We are honoured to have supported the RICS Awards for more than 8 years in a row now. The Awards showcase outstanding achievements of industry professionals in building a resilient, successful communities, which aligns with our purpose to inspire, support, and empower today’s communities, so that together we can aspire to a better tomorrow. We look forward to seeing all our peers’ inspiring and impactful ideas.”

Hongkong Land

Hongkong Land is a major listed property investment, management and development group.  Founded in 1889, Hongkong Land’s business is built on excellence, integrity and partnership.

The Group owns and manages more than 850,000 sq. m. of prime office and luxury retail property in key Asian cities, principally Hong Kong, Singapore, Beijing and Jakarta.  Its properties attract the world’s foremost companies and luxury brands. 

The Group’s Central Hong Kong portfolio represents some 450,000 sq. m. of prime property.  It has a further 165,000 sq. m. of prestigious office space in Singapore mainly held through joint ventures, four retail centres on the Chinese mainland, including a luxury retail centre at Wangfujing in Beijing, and a 50% interest in a leading office complex in Central Jakarta.  The Group also has a number of high quality residential, commercial and mixed-use projects under development in cities across China and Southeast Asia, including a 43% interest in a 1.1 million sq. m. mixed-use project in West Bund, Shanghai.  In Singapore, its subsidiary, MCL Land, is a well-established residential developer.

Hongkong Land Holdings Limited is incorporated in Bermuda and has a primary listing on the London Stock Exchange, with secondary listings in Bermuda and Singapore.  The Group’s assets and investments are managed from Hong Kong by Hongkong Land Limited.  Hongkong Land is a member of the Jardine Matheson Group.

Meet the Judges

  • President, RICS

    Clement Lau became President-Elect of RICS in November 2020. This recognises his active promotion of professionalism across the built environment throughout his career, most recently in his current role as Director and Head of Development and Valuations for Commercial Property at Hongkong Land Ltd. Clement has also served as Chair of both the RICS Hong Kong Board and the RICS Asia Regional Board. In addition, he sits on the Hong Kong Foundation Board of The University of New South Wales, Australia. He is determined to extend the reach and influence of RICS’ thought-leadership and to drive the organisation’s digital capability during his Presidency, which commences in November 2021.

  • Executive Director & Chief Executive Officer, The Link Holdings Limited

    Mr George Hongchoy has served as Chief Executive Officer of Link Asset Management Limited since May 2010. He is also the chairman of the Supervisory Committee of The Tracker Fund of Hong Kong, a trustee of the University of Pennsylvania, an adjunct professor of the Department of Real Estate and Construction of The University of Hong Kong and an advisor of Our Hong Kong Foundation Limited. Mr Hongchoy has over 30 years’ experience in financial consulting, investment banking and real estate investment, and was named one of Harvard Business Review’s 100 Best-Performing CEOs in the World 2019. He has been a professional member of RICS since 2013 and later qualified as Fellow Member.

  • Executive Director and CEO, Chinachem Group

    Donald Choi is an architect and currently Chief Executive Officer of Chinachem Group. He has over 30 years’ experience of striving to improve the built environment and has worked as a professional architect globally. Previously MD of the Nan Fung Group and a Director of Foster & Partners, Donald has provided professional services for the HKGovernment, Airport Authority, MTR Corporation, Urban Renewal Authority, Public Works Canada and British Columbia Buildings Corporation. Alongside his professional career, he has held multiple leadership roles in NGOs and professional bodies that focus on design, innovation and the community. He is currently an Adjunct Professor at HKU, Trustee of Rhode Island School of Design, Advisory Committee Member of the HKTDC Infrastructure Development, Advisory Committee Member of PolyU Jockey Club Design Institute for Social Innovation, Member of HKU Campus Development and Planning Committee, President of the Hong Kong Institute of Architects, President of the Hong Kong Institute of Urban Design, and Honorary Advisor of Hong Kong Workers’ Health Centre. Donald is the Chairperson of the Construction Innovation and Technology Application Centre and also serves on the board of Habitat of Humanity Hong Kong, Hong Kong Green Building Council, Business Environment Council, Hong Kong Design Centre and the Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation.

  • Director of Property, The Hong Kong Jockey Club

    Philip Chen is Director of Property of the Hong Kong Jockey Club, responsible for a property portfolio totaling over 260 hectares of land and 8 million square feet of built assets in Hong Kong and Mainland China; comprising racecourses, stabling facilities, public riding schools and other sports facilities, clubhouses, off-course betting branches, office and residential buildings and heritage facilities.

    Dr Chen graduated from the University of London King’s College with BSc and PhD degrees in Civil Engineering. He has worked in engineering consultancy in the UK and Hong Kong, in the Civil Engineering Department of the HK Government and in civil engineering contracting before joining the Hong Kong Jockey Club in 2001.

    Since joining the Hong Kong Jockey Club, Dr Chen has been responsible for the planning, design and project management of a range of property development programs and facilities management initiatives. He currently leads a team of over 500 property professionals, responsible for the asset management, development management, project management and facilities management of the Club’s property portfolio.

  • Tony Tse
    Tony Tse

    The Hong Kong SAR, Legislative Council 

    Mr. Tony Tse Wai Chuen, BBS, JP, is a professional Surveyor, currently a member of the Legislative Council for the Architectural, Surveying, Planning and Landscape functional constituency, chairperson of the Property Management Services Authority, URA non-official Non-Executive Director, member of the Harbourfront Commission, the Standing Committee on Disciplined Services Salaries and Conditions of Service, the Council of the Hong Kong Repertory Theatre and Convenor of the thinktank “Hong Kong Seek Road”. He is also a member of the National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference and a member of the 9th committee of China Association for Science and Technology.

    After graduating from the Hong Kong Polytechnic (now known as the Hong Kong Polytechnic University) in 1976, Tony Tse joined the Civil Service and had served at the former Crown Lands and Survey Office (now the Lands Department) for 12 years. His last position held was a Senior Estate Surveyor. Thereafter, he has held important positions in many local companies, and is now the Director of Brand Star Ltd.

    Tony Tse has been engaged in the surveying and property development field for more than 40 years. He was the President of the Hong Kong Institute of Surveyors. He participates enthusiastically in public affairs and has been appointed to various public services, including: members of the Town Planning Board and the Land and Development Advisory Committee. He was awarded the Bronze Bauhinia Star in 2014 and was appointed as Justice of the Peace in 2020. He was awarded the “Lifetime Achiever Award” by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors in 2017 and received Outstanding PolyU Alumni Award in 2021.

  • Michele Lui
    Michele Lui

    Young Achiever of the Year 2021, RICS

    "Michele joined Hip Hing Construction Co. Ltd. as management trainee since 2012, and participated in several significant projects, including high voltage electrical power substations, Xiqu Centre at West Kowloon Cultural District, grade A office tower and luxurious residential projects.

    She was the project in charge of few recent notable MiC (Modular Integrated Construction) projects, including InnoCell at the Hong Kong Science & Technology Parks, Temporary Quarantine Facilities at both Yuen Long and Penny’s Bay Phase 3A for the HKSAR Government.

    She was awarded the Outstanding Construction Manager at CIC Sustainable Construction Award 2020, she was also the winner of The Chartered Institute of Building (Hong Kong) Construction Manager of the Year Award 2020, as well as Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (Hong Kong) Young Achiever of the Year 2021. "

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    President, HKIS

    K. K. Chiu is Chief Executive of Greater China at Cushman & Wakefield with over 30 years’ experience in the real estate industry. He is currently the President of The Hong Kong Institute of Surveyors, the Hong Kong representative at the International Valuation Standards Council, a General Council Member of the China Institute of Real Estate Appraisers, and the non-executive member of the Asia Pacific World Regional Board in RICS. Appointed by the Government of Hong Kong SAR, K. K. is a member of the Land and Development Advisory Committee under the Development Bureau, and Panel Member of the Private Columbaria Appeal Board under the Private Columbaria Ordinance. In addition, K. K. is an External Examiner of MSc in Real Estate of The University of Hong Kong, and member of the Advisory Committee on Building and Real Estate of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University.

  • CEO and Executive Director, Fortune REIT

    Justina Chiu has been the CEO of Fortune REIT since 2015 and an Executive Director since 2010.  She is responsible for the overall performance and direction of Fortune REIT (778.HK).

    Ms. Chiu holds a Master of Science degree in Real Estate Economics and Finance, a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting and Finance, a Postgraduate Certificate in Laws and a Postgraduate Diploma in Law. She is also a solicitor of the High Court of the HKSAR, a CFA Charterholder, a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and a fellow member of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors. Ms. Chiu was a two-times winner of Best CEO in 2015 and 2016 by Finance Asia.

  • Hong Kong Board Chair, RICS

    Dave is an Executive Director and Head of Design & Engineering for Arcadis Hong Kong, overseeing the development of Design Consultancy & Engineering solutions for clients throughout the lifecycle of their natural and built assets. He has over 20 years’ experience as a Chartered Surveyor and over that time has led the set up and delivery of major programmes of work worldwide. Notable organisations Dave has worked with include the HKSAR Government, consulting on their works programmes and operational strategy, as well as various Retail, Commercial Developer and Corporate Real Estate Clients. Dave currently chairs the RICS Hong Kong Advisory Board.

  • Director of Buildings, Building Department

    Ms YU has been working in the government for over 20 years, mainly in the administration of the Buildings Ordinance on the control of new private building developments and existing private buildings. Prior to joining the government in 1996, Ms YU has worked in the private sector as an architect.

  • CEO, Greater China & President, CBRE Asia Pacific

    Ben Duncan is the President of North Asia and CEO of Greater China, Advisory Services, CBRE. He oversees 27 offices in mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan, Japan and South Korea, working with their leaders to enhance client offerings and formulate business strategy for the local market. He has 26 years’ experience in real estate, starting his career in London then, after two years, moving to Asia Pacific to advise clients on projects across 14 countries. His advisory skills now span project leasing, strategic dispositions, asset management for owners, portfolio management, tenant representation and strategic occupancy planning for tenants.

  • Director School of Architecture, Chinese University of Hong Kong

    Hendrik TIEBEN is an urban designer, researcher and educator devoted to the creation of healthy and inclusive cities. He is a Professor and Director of the School of Architecture at the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK). Over the last years, he developed a series of public space and placemaking projects to empower local communities. The projects have been featured in international publications and biennale exhibitions. In his recent Worldwide Universities Network project Hendrik Tieben focused on the relationships between urban form, health, and wellbeing. In this context, he co-initiated with the Journal of Public Space, the project “2020: A Year without Public Space under the COVID19 Pandemic”.

  • Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer, NWS Holdings Limited

    Mr Ma has been the CEO of NWS Holdings Limited since January 2019.  He was the Acting CEO of Hong Kong-Shenzhen Innovation and Technology Park Limited and Principal Consultant of the Hong Kong Science & Technology Parks Corporation.  Mr Ma joined the Government of the HKSAR in January 2014 as the Under Secretary for Development and was subsequently appointed as the Secretary for Development in February 2017. Before that, he was the Executive Vice-President for Civil and Infrastructure Business (Asia Pacific) of AECOM Asia Company Limited.

    Mr Ma is a Member of General Committee and Chairman of Real Estate & Infrastructure Committee, both of the Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce; a Co-opted Member of Development Committee, the West Kowloon Cultural District Authority; and Vice President of the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers.

  • Important Dates
  • Award Categories
  • Judging Criteria
  • Entry Rules

Important Dates

Nominations close COB Friday 24 June 2022. Nominations should be submitted via the Awardsforce platform  and must be received by RICS by the deadline.

Shortlisted candidates will be announced in August 2022.

The winners will be announced in October 2022.

We are hopeful that we will be able to conclude the 2022 program with an in-person dinner in Hong Kong, but will be monitoring the local restrictions closely and releasing details closer to the time.

 

Award Categories

Team Awards

Category 

Description

Criteria 

Agency Team of the Year 

This award acknowledges companies, teams and/or consortia demonstrating excellence in providing agency services related to the acquisition, sale, or leasing of properties in the office, retail, industrial or residential sectors.

  • Professionalism – 30% 
  • Outcome and achievement – 25% 
  • Teamwork – 25% 
  • Innovation – 10% 
  • Sustainability – 10% 

 

Best Deal of the Year

Nominated transaction must BE from a project which satisfies the date requirement in the “Entry rules and procedures”.

Nominated transaction can be related to leasing, buying or selling.

  • Professionalism – 30%
  • Outcome and achievement – 25%
  • Teamwork – 25%
  • Innovation – 10%
  • Sustainability – 10%

 

Additional criteria

Outcome and achievement

  • Challenges to be measured according to time, price, complexity, market reputation, pioneering methods and innovation. The measurements shall not be limited to sales volume.

 

Construction Project Management Team of the Year

Nominated team may be an inhouse team or the service provider or contractors of a construction project

  • Nomination must cover a construction project that satisfies the date requirement in the “Award Entry Rules”.
  • Major functions of the nominated team should be in quality control, time management and budget control, etc.
  • Professionalism – 30%
  • Outcome and achievement – 25%
  • Teamwork – 25%
  • Innovation – 10%
  • Sustainability – 10%

 

Additional criteria

Teamwork

  • Demonstration of collaboration with various stakeholders in the construction project to avoid and resolve disputes and ensure delivery of project outputs against timelines.

 

Innovation & technology

  • Demonstration of development and use of innovative materials.
  • Use of construction technology to increase productivity, promote innovation, safety and raise output quality.
  • Use of smart information technology for project management and contract administration.

 

Outcome & achievement

  • Demonstration of client satisfaction as to quality, time and cost.
  • Demonstration of fairness and sensibility in the administration of contracts as between various stakeholders.
  • Demonstration of implementation and achievement of site safety and environmental management plan.

 

Corporate Social Responsibility Project of the Year

Nominated project and major/key team member must operate or be located in Hong Kong.

  • Nominated project must show a well-rounded application of corporate social responsibility values and ideas.
  • Professionalism – 30%
  • Outcome and achievement – 25%
  • Teamwork – 25%
  • Innovation – 10%
  • Sustainability – 10%

 

Additional criteria

Professionalism

  • The use of professional expertise relevant to the discipline to ensure meeting a global standard in corporate social responsibility.
  • Adoption of sustainable development principles.

 

Outcome and achievement

  • Project shows best practices in planning and construction.
  • Creates better places and spaces for community, environment and future generations.

 

Teamwork

  • Effective coordination of skillsets among members of the team, and with cooperating parties.

 

Innovation and technology

  • Were there any new and innovative technological approaches adopted to achieve CSR goals

 

Facilities Management Team of the Year

Awarded to a company, team or consortia responsible for the delivery of outstanding facilities management services. These services might ensure functionality, comfort, safety and/or efficiency of the built environment by integrating people, place, process and/or technology. The award is open to facilities management service providers or teams within property owner organisations who are delivering services in-house.

 

  • Professionalism – 30%
  • Outcome and achievement – 25%
  • Teamwork – 25%
  • Innovation – 10%
  • Sustainability – 10%

 

Property Management Team of the Year

Awarded to a company, team or consortia responsible for outstanding tenant relationship management, financial management and asset management.

Nominated team may be a service provider or the inhouse team of a property owner.

  • Professionalism – 30%
  • Outcome and achievement – 25%
  • Teamwork – 25%
  • Innovation – 10%
  • Sustainability – 10%

Quantity Surveying Team of the Year

Celebrating the success of quantity surveyors, this award recognises teams engaged in outstanding quantity surveying projects including but not limited to cost planning, tax depreciation, and contract management.

  • Professionalism – 30%
  • Outcome and achievement – 25%
  • Teamwork – 25%
  • Innovation – 10%
  • Sustainability – 10%

 

Refurbishment/Revitalisation Team of the Year

Nominated team may be an inhouse team of a property owner or a service provider.

  • Nomination must cover one project or initiative which demonstrates the refurbishment or revitalisation of an existing building asset.
  • Nomination should highlight professionalism, value and improvement, such as any major breakthrough in respective field.
  • Professionalism – 30%
  • Outcome and achievement – 25%
  • Teamwork – 25%
  • Innovation – 10%
  • Sustainability – 10%

 

Additional criteria

Professionalism

  • Demonstration of using professional expertise relevant to enhance the property into better standards/design/ facilities.

 

Outcome and achievement

  • Additions and alterations of the building to provide better appearance, circulation, space planning and attraction of users.
  • Revitalisation of the building with new usage to meet the market demand and, as a result, lead to an increase in property/rental value.
  • Demonstration of how to deliver a cost-effective option for the alterations by using life cycle costing.
  • Consideration of design for safety and ease of maintenance.
  • Demonstration of creating better places and spaces for future generations.

 

Research Team of the Year

Nominated team must focus on technology research or application of technology which can benefit the building/surveying industry as a whole.

 

•       Nominated team must operate or station in Hong Kong.

 

Nomination must cover a research project that satisfies the completion/launch date requirement in the “Award Entry Rules”.

  • Professionalism – 30%
  • Outcome and achievement – 25%
  • Teamwork – 25%
  • Innovation – 10%
  • Sustainability – 10%

 

Additional criteria

Professionalism

  • Analytical nature and methodology: quantity and quality of data, analytical methods and objectivity of methods.
  • Presentation of expertise content: insight of research findings, format of the report.

 

Outcome & achievement

  • Demonstration of delivering trusted data and insights to create transparency and confidence for the built and natural environments.
  • Demonstrate relevance of research insight to technology and built environment.

 

Valuation Team of the Year

This award recognises teams involved in valuation services which uphold international standards and give confidence to end-users for their objectivity, independence and reliability on both commercial and/or residential projects.

  • Professionalism – 30%
  • Outcome and achievement – 25%
  • Teamwork – 25%
  • Innovation – 10%
  • Sustainability – 10%

 

                       

Special Category Team Awards

Sustainability Award

This award demonstrates how innovation, design or construction techniques have been utilised by a team or client to address environmental challenges and improve the sustainability of the project outcome.

  • Sustainability – 40%
  • Outcome and achievement – 20%
  • Professionalism – 20%
  • Teamwork – 10%
  • Innovation – 10%

 

Individual Awards

Young Achiever of the Year

 

 

The future of our profession rests on the shoulders of emerging professionals. The Young Achiever of the Year Award acknowledges one outstanding individual who has achieved excellence in their field. The individual selected will embody the highest standards of professionalism, be a role-model for their peers and be capable of making an outstanding contribution to the profession in the course of their future career.

The individual must be 35 years old or younger during the 2021 calendar year (i.e. he/she must be born on or after 1 January 1986).

  • Outcome and achievement – 40%
  • Professionalism – 30%
  • Innovation – 20%
  • Sustainability – 10%

 

Woman of the Built Environment Award

The woman of the built environment award recognises the outstanding contributions and achievements of senior women to our industry. The award celebrates inspirational role models to inspire the next generation of diverse professionals. Women from all disciplines of the industry are encouraged to enter.

 

  • Outcome and achievement – 40%
  • Professionalism – 30%
  • Innovation – 20%
  • Sustainability – 10%

 

Additional criteria:

  • Recognised outstanding performance and achievement in the workplace.
  • Recognised contribution to the profession and the wider community.

 

Lifetime Achiever

Recognising commitment to RICS and the wider profession, the Lifetime Achievement Award is the most prestigious award for built environment professionals.

The presentation of this award is subject to the determination of a panel that the recipient is worthy of this significant honour.

 

Judging Criteria

The judging panel will consider nominations against the following criteria, weighted based on the category of the award.

All nominations should demonstrate a commitment to professional ethics and a commitment to the highest ideals of professionalism. Further details about RICS’ commitment to ethics can be found at rics.org/ethics

Team awards

Nominations in the team awards category are assessed with a weighting against five categories:

  • Professionalism – 30%
  • Outcome and achievement – 25%
  • Teamwork – 25%
  • Innovation – 10%
  • Sustainability – 10%

Special Category Team Awards

Innovation Award:

Nominations for the Innovation Award category are assessed with a weighting against five categories:

  • Innovation – 40%
  • Outcome and achievement – 20%
  • Professionalism – 20%
  • Teamwork – 10%
  • Sustainability – 10%

Sustainability Award

Nominations for the Innovation Award category are assessed with a weighting against five categories:

  • Sustainability – 40%
  • Outcome and achievement – 20%
  • Professionalism – 20%
  • Teamwork – 10%
  • Innovation – 10%

Individual awards

Nominations in the individual awards category are assessed alongside two overarching criteria:

  • Recognised outstanding performance and achievement in the workplace; and
  • Recognised contribution to the profession and the wider community with a weighting against four categories, which are:
  • Outcome and achievement – 40%
  • Professionalism – 30%
  • Innovation – 20%
  • Sustainability – 10%

Professionalism

  • Use of surveying knowledge and/or professional expertise in areas such as technical, financial, legal, environmental, building regulation, sustainability and restoration where applicable, to achieve outcomes.
  • Demonstrated adherence to RICS ethics.
  • Demonstration of using the most appropriate procurement method for engaging contractors and suppliers (if applicable).
  • Demonstration of the ability to resolve disputes.
  • Demonstration of how international standards have been adopted will be an advantage.

Outcome and achievement

  • Measurable success of nominated initiative(s)/project(s)/team(s) against a predefined target.
  • Challenges overcome in the process relative to complexity. What were the or unique challenges? How were these challenges overcome?
  • Cost effectiveness. How was cost managed effectively against a target?
  • Client satisfaction and positive social impact.
  • Timely completion. Demonstration of how the project is managed effectively with respect to time?
  • How to minimise disruption to the ‘neighbours’?
  • Submission of letter of commendation will have bonus marks.

Teamwork

  • Effective coordination of skillsets among team members and with stakeholders.
  • Demonstration of how to minimise abortive works.
  • Resources optimisation. How were resources effectively pulled and utilised to overcome the identified challenges and difficulties against a predefined target.

Innovation

  • Was an innovative approach used to deliver the outcome?
  • Was any innovative outcome generated?
  • How was technology applied to deliver the outcome?
  • Any innovative technology applied to enhance site safety (if applicable)?
  • Any smart information technology applied for document control and communication to enhance productivity?

Sustainability

  • Quantitative analysis on sustainability considerations and achievements.
  • Demonstration of creating better places and spaces for future generations.
  • Demonstrated adoption of sustainable development principles.
  • Social Impact. How did the nominated team promote and educate stakeholders about sustainability in the community and improve the community more broadly?

Entry Rules

Team and company awards

  1. Nominated project(s) and major/key team member(s) must be located or operated in the Awards region being submitted for.
  2. Nominations can be made by the nominee (team, company or consortia) or a third party.
  3. The project(s) which is the subject of the nomination must have been worked on within the 2021 calendar year, though not necessarily completed.
  4. Nominations must be based on at least one but no more than three projects within the calendar year (nominating party to select).
  5. A company may submit a joint nomination however, where a joint nomination is submitted a subsequent, stand-alone application from the same company, on the same project(s) and in the same category is not allowed.
  6. Nominations must be submitted via the online submission platform. Where multiple nominations are being submitted by the one organisation, a separate online submission will need to be completed for each nomination.
  7. Nomination must be accompanied by a 100-word summary in word file for marketing purposes.
  8. Other relevant supporting materials/documents are optional but welcomed. These should be limited to a maximum of three additional pieces of supporting material/documents and three testimonials, all in PDF format.
  9. A logo must be provided as well as a photo of the team or individual nominated. This will be used during award presentation.
  10. Information provided within the submission may be used by RICS for the purpose of the judging or promotion of the Awards. Any confidential information must be clearly stated within the submission.
  11. The jury panel’s decision on eligibility of the nominations shall be final and is non appealable.
  12. Any category which receives less than 2 nominations will not be able to award a winner.

Individual awards

  1. Nominated individual must be currently located/operating/have worked in the Awards region being submitted for.
  2. The project which is the main subject of the nomination must have been worked on within the 2021 calendar year, though not necessarily completed. However, submissions for the Woman of the Built Environment Award and Lifetime Achiever Award can reference achievements throughout the nominee’s career.
  3. Nominations must be based on at least one but no more than three project(s) (nominating party to select).
  4. Nominations must be submitted via the online submission form. Where multiple nominations are being submitted by the one organisation, a separate online submission form will need to be completed for each nomination.
  5. Nomination must be accompanied by a 100-word summary in word file for marketing purposes.
  6. Other relevant supporting materials/documents are optional but welcomed, should be limited to a maximum of three additional pieces of supporting material/documents and three testimonials, all in PDF format.
  7. A logo must be provided as well as a photo of the team or individual nominated. This will be used during award presentation.
  8. Information provided within the submission may be used by RICS for the purpose of the judging or promotion of the Awards. Any confidential information must be clearly stated within the submission.
  9. The jury panel’s decision on eligibility of the nominations shall be final and is non appealable.
  10. Any category which receives less than 2 nominations will not be able to award a winner.

Young Achiever of the Year Award

  1. In addition to the individual award criteria, the Young Achiever of the Year must have been born on or after 1 January 1986 (i.e. be aged 35 or under during the 2021 calendar year) to be eligible.

Nomination check list

  • An online submission is completed for each nomination.
  • For team awards, at least one but no more than three projects have been included in the nomination.
  • Supporting material may include testimonials, photographs, technical documentation, media clippings, floor plans, etc. to support the adjudication process.
  • Supporting material is limited to three individual materials and no more than three testimonials.
  • In addition to the nomination and supporting materials, the nomination is accompanied by photographs of the team/individuals nominated, the project(s) nominated and includes a copy of the nominee’s company logo (as appropriate).
  • Confidential information is clearly labelled ‘RICS Awards in Confidence’.

To assist you with submitting your nomination, watch our online Awards Briefing Session with Head Judge Clement Lau FRICS, RICS President and Liz Gemmell, Digital Event Manager, RICS. Alternatively, download the session slides.