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Congratulations to all of the winners at the Property Week RESI Awards

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As headline sponsors of the RESI Awards 2013, Residential Land would like to say a very well done to all of this year’s winners!

The second annual Property Week RESI Awards was another huge success and saw over 900 property professionals fill the Park Lane Hilton.

Attended by over 900 property professionals

RESI Awards 2013 – Attended by over 900 property professionals

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RESI’s Next Big Thing 2012

RESI 2012 - A new era of opportunity

Do you have an idea that could revolutionise residential property?

Do you have an investment proposition? Do you have the latest industry invention or a plan to further the green agenda?

As part of this year’s Property Week RESI conference, we are looking for inventive residential investment ideas to be pitched to a panel of judges live on the RESI stage.

The judging panel will be chaired by Residential Land CEO and founder Bruce Ritchie, alongside fellow industry heavyweights Nick Candy, Harry Handelsman and John Hitchcox.

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Residential Land nominated for 3 RESI Awards

Property Week has announced the finalists for the RESI Awards which are being held at the InterContinental London on Tuesday 15 May 2012. From the 14 categories, Residential Land are thrilled to have been shortlisted for 2 of the awards – Deal of the Year and Landlord of the Year.

Our nomination for Deal of the year recognises our recent joint venture partnership with Apollo Global Real Estate Management and Ivanhoe Cambridge.

We are also delighted to be nominated for Landlord of the Year. Residential Land takes our responsibilities to our tenants very seriously, so we are proud to be recognised in the same category alongside other landlords such as Wellcome Trust and Williams Pears Group.

Residential Land CEO Bruce Ritchie has also been shortlisted for Personality of the Year against other industry leaders such as Tony Pidgley and Nick Candy.

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RESI 2011 Dragons Den

RESI 2011 was the best RESI yet. More than 1,000 people attended this year’s residential property event at the Celtic Manor in Wales. The highlight of this year’s conference was the RESI Dragons’ Den, a take on the popular TV show where residential property business ideas were pitched to a panel of influential experts.

Bruce Ritchie, CEO of Residential Land, was the panel chair and judge – bringing with him fellow residential property experts Tony Pidgley, Nick Candy and ex-Dragon himself, James Caan.

Entrants to the competition were required to submit a 500 word proposal about their business idea. The judges were looking for innovative, serious and determined proposals. A short list was drawn up and 4 finalists were chosen to present their pitches to the panel and audience at the RESI conference in the Canaerfon Suite. Property Week filmed each of the pitches:

Lucky Wu: A Chinese property portal setup by Sherry Madera to showcase overseas property to Asian investors

Click-to-Purchase: A website created by Neil Singer that provides real-time property auctions

My Space Pod: Affordable custom built accommodation made from recycled shipping containers, presented by Sam Minionis

CheckYourLet: A ‘TripAdvisor style’ review website for private rental properties pitched by Howard Morgan

Each of the confident pitches had business merit in their own right, but it was Howard Morgan, Managing Director of consultancy firm RealService whose idea for a private-rented sector review site won the support of the four RESI dragons’.

The audience too seemed to be behind the idea as Morgan confidently pointed out that such site already existed in the US and said “Something like this would come to the industry anyway and therefore it’s much better to be organised professionally, co-ordinated and supported by the people in the industry.” After Morgan successfully swayed the judges and walked away with a prize trip to Austria, he was quickly cleaned out of business cards by potential backers in the audience.