International award for local property firm

Centurion based CHOPROP received an African Property Award for Lettings agency, highly commended for South Africa from the International Property Awards sponsored by EY and Virgin Atlantic. Choprop S.A competed against a number of real estate professionals in South Africa to receive this recognition. Africa’s finest estate agents and property consultants gathered at the glamorous One & Only Royal Mirage Hotel in Dubai on Thursday, October 24th to attend a glittering gala and to hear the long-anticipated results of the International Property Awards regional competition.

Choprop S.A.“We are extremely honoured with the award and believe this will add significant credibility to our already Well-known brand within the National & International Property Arena”says Mr Yusuf Essa(CEO)

Awards were given out for the region’s best real estate agencies, property consultancies and lettings agencies. Each winning company was announced as either a ‘Highly Commended’ or ‘5-Star’ winner and presented with special plaques during the awards ceremony.

The 5-Star winners were placed under further examination and just one from each category was named a regional African winner at the close of the awards gala. The regional winners, also known as ‘International Nominees,’ will go on to compete in the International Property Awards final competition, which will be hosted in London at the Grosvenor House Hotel on December 6th. They will compete against other regional winners from Asia, the Middle East, the UK, Europe and the Americas to find the ultimate World’s Best in each category.

Stuart Shield, president of the International Property Awards, said, “It was a pleasure to meet the leading estate agents and property consultants of the African continent. These professionals are enhancing the quality of life in each of their countries by aiding African residents in successfully purchasing homes and climbing the property ladder.”

The African Property Awards are part of the long established International Property Awards, the world’s richest competition when measured by the value of the projects entered. The award winners’ logo is recognised as a symbol of excellence throughout the global industry. The awards rank amongst the most prestigious commendations in the residential and commercial property industries. A high-calibre jury of international experts identifies the most significant building projects as well as the highest quality real estate agencies.

The judging panel consists of approximately 70 professionals including Andrew Panting, Director of Operations for the British Property Federation, Peter Bolton King, Global Residential Director of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS); and Christian Morris, Director / Owner of architectural firm Yotomo Ltd.


BEE Realtors scoop International Property Award for South Africa. Picture: Yusuf Essa (CEO) & Shazia Essa (Principal). Photo by: The International Property Awards UK

BEE Realtors scoop International Property Award for South Africa. Picture: Yusuf Essa (CEO) & Shazia Essa (Principal). Photo by: The International Property Awards UK

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