Judges revealed for the Build to Rent Awards 2023

  • 23rd Apr 23
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The Love to Rent team are delighted to announce the panel of experienced judges for the first Build to Rent Awards, to be held on November 3rd at The Londoner, the world’s first super boutique hotel.  

The six judges have the expertise, experience, and knowledge to ensure consistency and continuity in the judging process. From a wide range of backgrounds, the judges hold senior positions and are internationally respected and recognised for their work.

“We are privileged to welcome such an esteemed panel of judges for the first Build to Rent Awards and look forward to hearing their insights during the second stage of the judging when we will bring them together for a full day to discuss in further detail each individual entry,” says Love to Rent Founder Anne-Marie Brown. “Our panel of experienced judges will enhance the credibility and reputation of the Build to Rent Awards and ensure that the most deserving entries are rewarded and recognised”

There are eleven categories available to enter with the full criteria information and guidelines listed on the website. The first stage of the process will allow each judge to independently cross check each entry against the criteria and provide an overall score and comment, before all coming together for a full day to discuss their scoring and to make the final decisions. The entry deadline is June 30.

Meet the judges

Claire Flowers

Assistant Director Housing Development at Birmingham City Council

Claire’s role at Birmingham City Council is focussed on driving the pace and scale of growth across Birmingham by accelerating the provision of new housing. Birmingham City Council is the largest local authority in Europe and is dedicated on the regeneration and infrastructure of the city to build a good life for all residents.

Claire was the Head of Housing Development at Cambridge City Council where she led the Council’s ambitious house building programme and managed the Joint Venture Investment Partnership with the Hill Group – Cambridge Investment Partnership. Claire has worked in the sector for more than 20 years and led on several large scale mixed used housing developments.


David Jennings

Chairman, Movers & Shakers Property Networking Forum

David started his career in construction and property and held senior marketing roles and directorships in several major UK companies. In 1990 David co-founded and was Joint Managing Director of the Salisbury Consulting Group, a marketing, communications, and recruitment business; he sold his interest in 1995. He went on to launch Business Vantage, a business and research consultancy specialising in property and construction and undertook advisory roles in major UK real estate plc’s. He also founded Movers & Shakers, one of the UK’s most successful and popular property networking forums. In 1999 he co-founded Stonemartin, a serviced office business, which was floated on the AIM in 2001. During a long and successful career, David has held key advisory and non-exec roles in several built environment related businesses.


Alexandra Notay

Placemaking and Investment Director at pfp Capital

Alexandra is an internationally recognised expert on Build to Rent, placemaking and sustainable urban development. She has 17 years’ strategic real estate experience to public and private sector clients in the UK, US, Europe, and Australia. Alex is chair of the BPF working group on residential ESG, former vice-chair of the ULI UK Residential Council, serves on BPF’s Build to Rent Committee, AREF’s ESG / Impact Investing committee and is a Member of CREFC Europe.


Olaide Oboh

Director at Socius

Olaide is a skilled strategic thinker and problem-solver with a 15-year record of successful delivery in public and private sector organisations. As Director, she is focused on establishing and nurturing relationships with partners and growing the company’s pipeline in new and existing locations across the country. A qualified project manager, Olaide’s experience is varied ranging from managing communications at Marks & Spencer to working on large scale regeneration in Hackney and leading the external relations for East Village, the new neighbourhood on the Olympic Park. Currently, Olaide is delivering an arts and culture hub in Bristol to grow and support the local economy and enabling a tech-led offer at the heart of the Ox-Cam Arc in Milton Keynes. 


Theo Plowman

Assistant Director of Policy (Real Estate) British Property Federation 

Theo is Assistant Director of Residential Property at the British Property Federation, a membership organisation that is the voice of the property sector in the UK. Theo’s work focuses on Build to Rent, Residential Management, Residential ESG policy areas, as well as on Student Accommodation and Healthcare policy. He has previous experience in built environment policy from roles at the NFU and the Landscape Institute, as well as politics, having spent time working in the USA and the Texas legislature.


Stephanie Smith

Living Sector Operations and Asset Management Specialist

Stephanie started her property career in the late 1990s in the US multifamily market, working on behalf of high-profile institutional clients. Her career began in Denver, Colorado, before moving to the UK as the Build to Rent market was taking off ten years ago, providing consultancy in the sales and marketing team for prop-tech supplier Yardi. Stephanie made the move back into her long-time passion of living sector operations and asset management, launching the European Atlas Residential portfolio before joining Invesco Real Estate in 2019, where her pan-European role as Director of Residential Operations spanned the UK and Europe with over 30 assets across seven countries. Stephanie is currently engaged in specialist advisory for key clients within the Build to Rent market. She is also a member of the Research and Policy Committee in the UKAA, where she advocates for EDI, education and mentoring in the industry, and is part of the joint TPI/UKAA Education Working Group.


Full details including the criteria and guidance for the Build to Rent Awards can be found on www.lovetorentawards.co.uk. The categories available to enter are:

  • BTR Sustainability Award
  • Social Value Impact in BTR Award
  • BTR Partnership Award
  • Best Build to Rent Developer
  • Best Build to Rent Development (North/London/South)
  • Best BTR Single Family Housing Development
  • Best BTR Building Management (In-house/external)
  • Best Use of Technology in BTR
  • Best BTR Marketing Campaign
  • Best BTR Interior Design
  • Best Supplier to the Build to Rent Industry

Entries are now open with the deadline date of 30th June to submit entries.


About Love to Rent

Love to Rent is the first and leading digital marketing platform and lettings service exclusively for Build to Rent.  Our offering ranges from finding the perfect customer to full management, providing a quality service focused on customer experience.

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