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.



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.

Anna Bailey
Anna is Founder and Director of ALEP (the Association of Leasehold Enfranchisement Practitioners). A Chartered Marketer by profession, Anna is co-owner of marketing agency DRIVE Marketing, as well as Leasehold Solutions, Leasehold Valuers and Leasehold Law. In 2007 she founded ALEP  with her brother, Alex Greenslade, and has overseen the growth of the Association to 230 member organisations.



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Charlotte Benton-Hughes

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