BPF Tomorrow’s Leaders revealed

Tomorrow's Leaders Awards 2017

24 May 2017

Policy area: BPF, Diversity and Inclusivity

The British Property Federation (BPF) has revealed today the winners of the Tomorrow’s Leaders Awards 2017, and launched its diversity and inclusion statement of principles, at the annual BPF President’s Lunch.

The awards celebrate the real estate industry’s exceptional young professionals.

The winners are:

BPF Community Engagement Award

  • Winner: Kym Shaen Carter, Development Manager, igloo Regeneration

BPF Inclusivity Award

  • Winner: Dave Carlos, Senior Sustainability Communications Consultant and Co-Chair of JLL’s LGBT Network - Building Pride, JLL UK

BPF Innovation Award

  • Winner: Emily Berwyn, Director, Meanwhile Space CIC

BPF Collaboration Award

  • Winner: Angela Harrowing, Deputy Director, Asset Efficiency and One Public Estate, Government Property Unit

BPF Rising Star Award

  • Winner: Kemi Oguntoye, Property Consultant, SAY Property Consulting
  • Highly commended: Katie Kershaw, Director, Node

All the award’s nominees have been working in real estate for less than 10 years. This year’s judging panel comprised Charlie Vaughan Lee, CEO, Student Cribs; Louisa Clarence-Smith, Reporter, EG; Alison Nimmo, Chief Executive, The Crown Estate; and Ian Marcus, Senior Advisor, Eastdil Secured and BPF Honorary Life Member.  

At the ceremony, the BPF also launched its statement of principles on diversity and inclusion, which commits the BPF to using its unique position and influence to help create a more diverse and inclusive real estate industry.

BPF statement of principles for a diverse and inclusive real estate industry:

  • The BPF believes that as the voice of the real estate industry, we have a role to play in fostering an environment that promotes a culture of equality and inclusion and which attracts the broadest range of talent from all parts of society.
  • We will use our voice to influence change, and to support our members in sharing best practice across our sector.
  • We will lend our voice to those currently under-represented to achieve greater diversity and inclusion within the industry.

Melanie Leech, Chief Executive, British Property Federation comments:

“Congratulations to the winners of the BPF’s Tomorrow’s Leaders Awards, and thank you to all of our nominees, partners, members and non-members that came together to celebrate the values we aspire to – innovation, inclusivity, collaboration and engagement. Our winners’ success is evidence of how young professionals in our industry are making an outstanding contribution to people’s everyday lives across the UK, and we hope the awards serve to inspire others to reach their full potential.

“It is fitting that the BPF is also today launching its statement of principles on diversity and inclusion.  To thrive as an industry we need to attract and retain the broadest range of talent – celebrating the achievements of young people in the industry, from all walks of life and backgrounds, is an important part of ensuring that we are forward-thinking and inclusive.  As the voice of the real estate industry, the BPF is committed to playing its part in this critical issue for our industry.”