JPG shortlisted for this years’ YPA’s

JPG Group has been shortlisted at the 2015 YPA’s for the consultancy firm of the year.

This year’ judging panel consists of Gerald Jennings, president of the Leeds Chamber of Commerce and former portfolio director for North and Scotland at Land Securities; Martin McKervey, partner at Nabarro, Sheffield; Angela Barnicle, director in real estate advisory at Deloitte, Leeds; Guy Gilfillan, development director at Regus; Grant Edmondson, property director at Wykeland; and Trevor Mitchell, planning and conservation director at Historic England.

Gilfillan said: “The quality of this year’s entries reflects the significantly improved conditions seen across all property markets in the Yorkshire region. This is evidenced by the large number of cranes now appearing on the skylines of our towns and cities, stimulating economic activity and creating good quality employment.

“These awards recognise the extraordinary hard work and sheer determination of the developers and property professionals involved in making these schemes happen, particularly when many of the projects were conceived prior to or during the recession.”

And Grant Edmondson added: “The number and general calibre of entries to this year’s property awards are both significantly up on last year which underlines how the health of the Yorkshire property market continues to improve.

“Whilst overall conditions remain competitive, a back-drop of increased occupier demand, investor appetite and availability of finance has seen the region’s property professionals deliver some fantastic designs, developments and deals. The winners and those short-listed should all be rightly proud of their achievements.”

The winners will be revealed at the awards dinner on 24th September at New Dock Hall, Royal Armouries, Leeds, which JPG will be attending.

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