Judging Process

Judging Process
The judges marks will count for 100% of the final results. The judges will select a shortlist which will be announced online. There is NO public vote. Each finalist will receive a mention at the Awards. There will be one winner for each award category announced at the awards ceremony.

The Judging panel for the 2018 Awards is:
Mike Basquill
Mike Basquill has recently joined RICS as Associate Director, RICS Residential Professional Group, having served as a volunteer member on RICS’ Housing Supply Working Group since 2010. Mike spent 11 years in local authorities, first as a planner, before becoming a Chartered Surveyor. He has spent the last 23 years working in a variety of senior in roles in housing associations developing sale and rent newbuild, refurbishment and regeneration projects, as well as leading on product development. He was latterly Strategic Project Director with responsibility for delivering the affordable housing at East Village, Stratford (formerly Athletes’ Village). Mike is also a non-executive director of a Housing Trust providing care and accommodation for elderly people.
James-DriscollProfessor James Driscoll
James Driscoll has spoken and written widely about Commonhold and is a passionate advocate of it. He was a member of the Lord Chancellor’s working group on Commonhold. For 11 years, James sat as a Judge in the First-tier Tribunal (Property Chamber). He has spoken on Commonhold to the All Party Parliamentary Committee on Leasehold and Commonhold.
BObsmythermanBob Smytherman
Bob Smytherman is the Chairman of The Federation of Private Residents Associations, The organisation has just celebrated 45 years providing independent , impartial advice and support to over 500 Residents Associations, RMC, and RTMCo’s. Bob is a passionate campaigner and advocate for leasehold rights, and since 1992 has been a director of his own residents association as well as taking on the role of Company Secretary.
Stephanie PollittStephanie Pollitt
Stephanie Pollitt is Assistant Director (Real Estate) at the British Property Federation, the trade association for the property investment sector and is responsible for a range of issues covering planning and commercial property.  Stephanie has worked on a number of key campaigns which have all helped highlight the importance of the sector to Government and other stakeholders.

Sponsorship Opportunities
Nik Trevillion
T: 0203 538 8875
@: nikt@newsontheblock.com

Nominations & Entries
Charlotte Benton-Hughes

T: 0203 538 8875
@: charlottebh@newsontheblock.com

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