The best in the overseas property industry have been honoured at the 2013 OPP Awards for Excellence at a glittering ceremony at London’s Natural History Museum

The winners of the 20213 OPP Awards for Excellence have received their awards at a glittering ceremony at London’s Natural History Museum.

Gold, Silver and Bronze OPP Awards were presented in 34 categories honouring the best developers, agents and overseas property professionals in the world in what is viewed as one of the sector’s best and most enjoyable networking event of the year. There was also a coveted Global Winners section.

Among the highlights was Zandspruit Estates (Pty) Ltd, which won a Gold OPP Awards for Best African Developer and Best Affordable Developer, and Bronze OPP Awards for Best Luxury Developer and Best Global Developer.

Another multiple winner was leading agency Property Frontiers International, which won a hat-trick of a Gold OPP Awards for Best Agency Europe, Best Property Investment Advisers and Best Global Agency.

Around 450 of the leading lights in international property, from more than 20 different countries, enjoyed a gourmet dinner and the awards presentation itself

OPP Group CEO Xavier Wiggins says, “Tonight was a great night! Tonight was the OPP Gala Dinner and the presentation of the OPP Awards for Excellence 2013. The dinner, a formal and lavish affair at London’s famous Natural History Museum, was a huge success and celebrated not only the achievements of the best in our industry but also the surge of confidence in our future.”

The OPP Awards for Excellence are judged by a panel of highly experienced judges. The awards for estate agents and developers are presented by region, with the winners of each regional award being entered, automatically, for the ‘best global’ award. The other awards are all global.

A fundraising auction was held in aid of Frontiers Foundation charity raised thousands of pounds in support the Mondo Challenge Foundation and its work with poor schoolchildren in Napal.

The OPP Awards for Excellence are organised by the OPPGroup and are held at the same time at OPPLive, the leading overseas property trade show, in Westminster, which ends today (Thursday 29 November).

The full list of the winners of the OPP Awards for Excellence 2013 is:

Best Developer – Europe

  • Silver  – TM Real Estate Group
  • Bronze – The Santon Group


Best Developer – North America

  • Gold – North Dakota Developments
  • Silver – Empire Communities
  • Bronze – Park Square Homes


Best Developer Central America

  • Gold – Freedom Bay, Saint Lucia


Best Developer Middle East

  • Gold – DAMAC Properties
  • Silver – Al Barari Firm Management LLC


Best Developer Africa

  • Gold – Zandspruit Estates (Pty) Ltd.


Best Developer Australasia

  • Gold – BPM


Best Developer Asia

  • Gold – Matrix M. Company Limited
  • Silver – OSK Property Holdings Berhad
  • Bronze – Hatten Group Sdn Bhd


Best Luxury Developer 

  • Gold – The Santon Group
  • Silver – Al Barari Firm Management LLC
  • Bronze – Zandspruit Estates (Pty) Ltd.


Best Eco Development

  • Gold – OSK Property Holdings Berhad
  • Silver – AlmaVerde Village and Spa


Best Affordable Developer

  • Gold – Zandspruit Estates (Pty) Ltd.
  • Silver – OSK Property Holdings Berhad
  • Bronze – Mah Sing Group Berhad


Best Small Agency

  • Gold – Ultissimo Ltd
  • Silver – IQ Property Investments
  • Bronze – Luxury Locations Real Estate Antigua


Best Large Agency



Best New Agency

  • Gold – InTown Property
  • Silver – Home in Tunisia


Best Agency Europe

  • Gold – Property Frontiers Ltd
  • Silver – Home Hunts
  • Bronze – Leggett Immobilier


Best Agency North America

  • Gold – Torcana Ltd


Best Agency Central America

  • Gold – Luxury Locations Real Estate Antigua


Best Agency South America

  • Gold – uv10


Best Agency Middle East

  • Gold – Orient Desert Real Estate Brokers


Best Agency Africa

  • Gold – Pam Golding Properties (Pty) Ltd
  • Silver – Home in Tunisia


Best Agency Australasia

  • Gold – Australian Property Solutions
  • Silver – BPM


Best Agency Asia

  • Gold – ECG Property Pte Ltd
  • Bronze – Midland Realty (Global) Limited


Best Property Investment Advisers

  • Gold – Property Frontiers
  • Gold – Property Buyer
  • Silver – Platinum Portfolio Builders


Best Online Service

  • Gold – PropertyGuru Pte. Ltd
  • Silver – Pam Golding Properties (Pty) Ltd
  • Bronze – TM Real Estate Group


Best Marketing Campaign

  • Gold – Empire Communities
  • Silver -Torcana Ltd
  • Bronze – OSK Property Holdings Berhad


Best Media

  • Gold – Overseas Guides Company (OGC)
  • Silver – BuyAssociation
  • Bronze – PropertyGuru Pte. Ltd


Best Fractional Scheme

  • Gold – Freedom Bay, Saint Lucia
  • Silver – The Hideaways Club
  • Bronze – Absolute World Group


Best Supporting Service

  • Gold – Halo Financial Ltd
  • Silver – The Registry Collection
  • Bronze – propertybuyer


Best Innovation

  • Gold – Inition
  • Silver – BuyAssociation
  • Bronze – Pam Golding Properties (Pty) Ltd


Best Alternative Project

  • Bronze – IPIN Global
  • Bronze – Plantation Asset Management Ltd.


Best Alternative Broker

  • Bronze – Avantis Wealth


Best Student Housing Project

  • Gold – iQ Student Accommodation
  • Silver – Pinnacle MC Global Network Ltd


Best Student Housing Broker

  • Silver – One Touch Property Investment


The Global Winners are:

Best Global Developer

  • Gold – Freedom Bay
  • Silver –  Matrix
  • Bronze- Zandspruit


Best Global Agency

  • Gold – Property Frontiers
  • Silver –  uv10
  • Silver – Pam Golding Properties
  • Silver – Australian Property Solutions
  • Bronze – ECG