HMO Property Investor of the Year 2019

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The Property Investors Awards has announced the HMO winners for 2019. The ceremony was taking place at the Royal National Hotel in Russell Square on Saturday 30 November.

This year there were included four new categories: ‘Property Crowdfunding Platform of the Year, ‘Build-to-Rent Development of the Year’ ‘HMO Property Investor of the Year’ and ‘Property VR Provider of the Year’.

Twelve winners were announced across a line of different categories, representing all levels of the property investment world from first-time property developers to multi-million-pound firms.

The winners are as follows:

  • Build-to-Rent Development of the Year: Stephen Mckechnie – Kelvin Properties
  • Finance Broker of the Year: David Tonks – Advocate Finance
  • HMO Property Deal of the Year: Ruth Hobbs – Urban Sister
  • HMO Property Investor of the Year: Luke Spikes – Higgihaus LTD
  • New Property Investor of the Year: Oliver Stock – Property Developing Limited
  • Property Crowdfunding Platform of the Year: Tal Orly – Cogress
  • Property Deal of the Year: AJ Shome & Kevin Edge – Founthill Land, Planning & Development
  • Property Development of the Year: AJ Shome & Kevin Edge – Founthill Land, Planning & Development
  • Property Investor of the Year: Paul Nicholson – Luxor Group
  • Property Trader of the Year: Jamie Pickerill – Land Options Limited
  • Property VR Provider of the year: Ben Collins – WalkTrue
  • Property Investors Facebook Group of the Year: UK Property Trader
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Ruth Hobbs said: “Urban Sisters are honored to have won the coveted HMO Property Deal of the Year award. It was the combination of hard work and determination of our brilliant team and our vision that has delivered something that is on brand, on target and on budget for this empty office building. We strongly believe that more females should be entering these awards to gain recognition for the developments they deserve. We urge you to join us in our campaign to inspire more women to enter.”

The winner of HMO Property Investor of the Year, Luke Spikes, commented: “Winning this award fresh on the heels of being crowned ‘New Property Investor of the Year’ in 2018 is a real testament to the effort expended by the entire team. At higgihaus, we’ve been hard at work throughout 2019 on our mission to deliver extraordinary ‘places to stay’. I am delighted to report that our higgihousmates and guests tell us that is exactly what we have achieved. To have our higgihaus co-living products recognised with such a prestigious national award truly is the ‘icing-on-the-cake’. Once again, I am hugely grateful to those who nominated me and to #teamhiggi for carrying me there.”

Founder of the Awards, Cyril Thomas said this year had seen a rise in the number of award applications received.

“We continue to be impressed by the quality and innovation that we are seeing, especially in what has been an uncertain climate. I’d like to thank all of our partners, judges, and sponsors for helping to make this year’s awards such a success.”


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