The second annual KPMG Irish Independent Property Industry Excellence Awards was recently held at the Convention Centre in Dublin, showcasing the amazing architectural wonders that design excellence can accomplish.
The illustrious gathering, which was sponsored by Pinergy and Eugene F. Collins, solicitors, was dedicated to excellence in several areas of architecture, from planning to construction and selling. There were 150 entries scattered across 11 categories, with Northern Ireland putting in a good showing. The winners were chosen after the judging panel carried out a blind vote.
Many of the entries submitted last year won international awards in other competitions, which is a testament to the quality of the designs and the integrity of the selection process. The DIT Doctorate in Property Research, which was sponsored by INM and is now up and running, was awarded to Lorna Colley last year.
Among the more famous property developers in attendance were the three Cosgrave brothers while Michael O’Flynn was seen chatting with fellow attendees.
Prof Dr Gunther Gruhn provided a source of entertainment when he let everyone know his thoughts on the Trump election while simultaneously taking a swipe at Irish developers.
Sean Gallagher, former Irish Presidential candidate, refused to discuss his current legal situation with RTE, but did discuss what he thought would be needed to get the country building.