The awards ceremony took place in the banquet hall and was arranged, according to the hosts, “in the Oscar style. After a percussive drum beat, accompanied by splashes of a fountain erected in front of the stage, the presenter invited the main organizer of the award, the CEO of Impress Media, Annette Wassenaar, to the stage. She said that: "building Moscow brick by brick, developers have turned it into a world-class city, on a par with New York, Tokyo or London." This fresh thought turned out to be the leitmotif of most subsequent speeches.
Note that this year the jury went for an obvious innovation, deciding to consider the winner not only the investor of the project, but also the architect and designer. Whose diplomas were displayed during the ceremony on the "Board of Honor". One way or another, this tendency cannot but be considered positive.
The main prize "Golden Brick" was first awarded in the category "Hotel Real Estate" by Qualified Capital Partners for the newly completed Carlton Ritz Hotel on Tverskaya. The best architects, respectively, were Mosproekt-2, workshop 22 A.D. Meerson, the best engineering - Okutan Engineering and MIRAN-1.
Before the announcement of the Small Trade Center nomination, the presenter reminded that Moscow was originally considered a merchant city and this nomination not only creates new traditions, but also continues old ones. "The best merchant" was recognized by "SVA Trade Center" for the "Ocean" shopping center, the best engineering was "Adept-Stroy". Its elder brother - the best "Large Shopping Center" - was named "Ramstore Capitol", and its architects and engineers - the company Enka and its architectural bureau.
As the presenter said - what can better say about a person who spends most of his life at work than his office? The Hermitage Plaza office complex (developer Forum properties, engineering Forum Development), designed by the architectural company Sergey Kiselev and Partners, was announced with the words “best of the best” in the category “Class A Business Center”. The developer, receiving his "Golden Brick", thanked the architect Sergei Kiselev, for the fact that thanks to him the project was nominated for the architectural prize "Golden Section".
The best "class B office center" was the business center "Lefort", the customer of which thanked the architects of the project - "ABV Group" and its engineering - RBTT Consultant Limited.
A relatively new type of real estate for Russia - multifunctional complexes, separated into a special category. According to the jury, everyone who is building an IFC now is a pioneer. The best discoverer in this genre was named the Sistema-Hals company for the Pokrovskie Vorota office and hotel complex, as well as the architect and engineering in one person - Kursor Holding.
Between the announcements of the nominees, the organizers introduced a special Children's Hearts Foundation, which helps treat children with congenital heart defects. The invited 12-year-old Anya Sokolova said that thanks to the fund, after the operation she had performed, she is professionally engaged in rhythmic gymnastics and has already won a bronze medal at the Moscow Championship. After the presentation, leaflets were laid out on the tables, where everyone could write down the amount they want to invest in the Fund.
The Moscow State University library (developer SU-155), 60 thousand sq. M., Was nominated for the Best Socially Significant Object, specially established by the Moscow Government. m for three thousand reading spaces, equipped with the latest technical systems.
The Moscow company Forum properties became the winner in the long-awaited "Developer of the Year" nomination.As the director of the company said, in June 1992, he and a partner opened their own business, they had one table and two chairs in their office, they were full of enthusiasm and naivety. Almost fifteen years later, they now employ more than two hundred people, most of whom are older, more experienced, and "even more talented than them."
Erkan Erkek from Capital Partners, who had worked for Enka for several years before, became the “Person of the Year” that could be chosen by all visitors to the Real Estate Awards website. Jones Lang LaSalle became the best market expert, who is modestly called a "consultant". The Deal of the Year was recognized as the fact that Sistema-Hals was the first among Russian development companies to place its shares on the main floor of the London Stock Exchange.
At the end of the ceremony, the President of the Children's Hearts Foundation, David Ohara, announced the amount donated by the development companies for the treatment of children - $ 31,150 and signed a huge check that was brought up on the stage. This amount, the organizers said, will help save four more children.