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The Watercolours, Grand Cayman

Announcing The Americas’ Best Property Professionals… This year’s competition is really heating up as we reveal the winners from our second region of the world. During the next few weeks our extensive panel of judges chaired by three active members of the UK’s House of Lords: Lord Caithness, Lord Best and Lord Courtown, will complete their annual quest to find companies showing exemplary levels of innovation, flair and eco-awareness across the remaining regions. Fulfilling all these factors perfectly, Best Single Unit Property was won by ‘Idyll Moments’ at Royal Westmoreland in Barbados, which also took the crown of Best Golf Development. This aptly named villa features a superb layout, high quality finishes and every modern amenity within a stunning gated, golfing estate. The Watercolours in Grand Cayman was also successful in being awarded both Best Residential Development and Best Apartment. ‘Grand Residence’ is a palatial sevenbedroom apartment with panoramic views while the development itself is built to the highest specification and offers residents bespoke services. Best Apartment Interior Design went to ‘Espace St-Dominique’ in Montreal, Canada by Anne Sophie Goneau Design. This condominium within a 1920’s industrial building has been transformed into a monochromatic masterpiece. Many congratulations to these companies and all award winners listed within this publication. May I also remind entrants that they are invited to participate in our forthcoming Property Summits in Dubai and London. Companies in related businesses as well as members of the public are also welcome to attend. Please visit our website www.propertyawards.net for dates, locations and how to register.

Helen Shield Editor-in-Chief, International Property & Travel Magazine Americas Property Awards 3

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Sponsors Judges Hammond Residential Real Estate Servicios Pangea / Supratera SA DE CV Cynthia Pimentel Duarte Arquitetura & Design Great Gulf / Tuscany Ridge Developments Inc Studio Otto Felix Simone Mantovani Arquitetura D’Alessio Inspired Architectural Designs Carranza y Ruiz Arquitectos Arup Datta Architect Ltd Gantous Arquitectos ActDesign Inc Aplenosol João Armentano Arquitetura Ltda Anne Hepfer Designs, Inc. Design Cayman Architects Carlos Rossi Arquitetura The WaterColours Promociones Industriales De Queretaro SA CV Desarrollos Residenciales Turisticos S.A de C.V. Di Vece Arquitectos Montserrat Development Corporation Rio Exclusive 2014 Americas Property Award Winners

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2014-2015 International Property Awards Judges Chairmen Lord Best

The Earl of Caithness

The Earl of Courtown

Sir David Michells

Ian Aitch Architecture Journalist

David Graham Grahams Hi-Fi

Duncan Macarthur Hotel Solutions Partnership

Paul Scrivener MCM Architecture

Peter Anscombe Hotel Finance

Ian Graham Hotel Consultant

Steve Macfarlane Stonegres

Judith Baker Travel Writer & Editor

Susan Grossman Journalist

Felix Mara Editor of Architects Journal

Helen Shield Editor-in-Chief, International Property & Travel magazine

Xuelin Bates Chinese Property Consultant

Simon Hamilton Managing Director, Simon Hamilton & Associates Ltd

Julia Marozzi Bentley Motors

Judging Panel

Peter Bolton-King Group Director, RICS Doreen Boulding Founder, DMB Consultants Russell Bragg Bragg & Co Stephen Brownless Gaggenau Peter Bush CEO, New Swansea Bay Xavier Calloc’h Director, Yacht Investor John Cetra Architect, CetraRuddy Architecture Ian Chalk ORMS Architecture Matthew Clare Building Consultant Sean Cochrane Cochrane Design Andrew Cockburn Design Director, International Property Media Katrina Craig Hotel Development Consultant David Dalby Former CEO, RICS Johnny Dunford Global Commercial Director, RICS James Dunford-Wood Hotel Consultant Imtiaz Farookhi Former CEO, NHBC Fred Finn Guinness World Record holder for most travelled person Will Gibbs MD, KLC School of Design

Julia Hands Hotelier Michael Harris Editor, Golf Monthly Richard Hartshorn NHBC Sean Hatcher MCM Architecture Amanda Hills Hills Balfour PR Daniel Hopwood Architect John Hunter Tenhurst Ian Jenkins Director of Research, University of Applied Sciences, Switzerland Rebecca Johnson Consultant, Bloomberg Television Tom Jones Architect, Populous Mike Jordan Cornish Stairways International Jill Keene Editor, International Property & Travel magazine Dawn Kitchener Interior Designer Brian Lawrence Director, Brian Lawrence Ltd James Lawton Colefax & Fowler Paul Lewis Architect, Altham Lewis Architects Andrew Link Chief Operating Officer, Construction Industry Council

James Mattin Managing Partner, Bond Wolfe Dr William Maxwell Institute of Travel Tony Mcguirk Architect Guy Medd Chosen Group Luis Montfort Porcelanosa Christian Morris Consultant, Aukett Fitzroy Robinson Laura Nixey Aston Martin PR Simon Numphud AA Hotel Services

Janine Stone Interior Designer Patrick Story Design Director, Casa Forma Gary Strong RICS Technical Standards Mark Taylor Interior Designer Paul Taylor Residential Faculty, RICS Sue Timney President, BIDA Tricia Topping Director, Carlyle Consultants Steve Turek Assistant Commissioner, London Fire Brigade Jo Vickers JV Public Relations

Helen Oldfield Founder, Affinity PR

Anthony Walker Deputy Director, Property Team, Education Funding Agency

Andrew Panting Director of Operations, British Property Federation

Nick Watson Daily Telegraph

Edward Park Park Designed Penny Patterson Interior Designer Stephen Rees Coutts Banking Real Estate Renuka Reins Fueng Shui expert David Reynolds Project Management & Quantity Surveyor, and Board Member, RICS Philippe Rossiter Former CEO, Institute of Hospitality

Eleanor Weaver Cochrane Design Gillian Wheatcroft PR Marketing Belen White Cochrane Design Stuart Wilsdon Wilsdon Design Associates Gail Wright Commercial Manager, Miele Benedict Zucchi Architect, BDP

Nancy Ruddy Architect, CetraRuddy Architecture Patrick Sanigar Architect, Space Shuffle

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BEST OFFICE ARCHITECTURE USA Eaton Center by Pickard Chilton

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BEST INTERIOR DESIGN PRIVATE RESIDENCE CANADA Aldo House by Prototype Design Lab

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BEST HOTEL INTERIOR USA Loews Regency Hotel by Rottet Studio

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BEST INTERIOR DESIGN APARTMENT CANADA Espace St-Dominique by Anne Sophie Goneau Design

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BEST INTERIOR DESIGN APARTMENT CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA YOO Panama by YOO

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BEST OFFICE ARCHITECTURE CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA Corujas by FGMF Arquitetos

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BEST OFFICE INTERIOR USA DonorsChoose.org by Eight Inc.

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BEST GOLF DEVELOPMENT USA BEST LEISURE DEVELOPMENT USA Huntsman Springs by Huntsman Springs Inc.

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United States of America R E A L E S TAT E

 BEST REAL ESTATE AGENCY MASSACHUSETTS, USA Hammond Residential Real Estate

 BEST REAL ESTATE AGENCY MARKETING MASSACHUSETTS, USA Hammond Residential Real Estate

HIGHLY COMMENDED BEST REAL ESTATE AGENCY WEBSITE MASSACHUSETTS, USA www.HammondRE.com by Hammond Residential Real Estate

Hammond Residential Real Estate

Hammond is recognized as an

was founded in 1991 by Saul Cohen

industry leader for its innovative and

and Joseph Hare. The company was

multi-dimensional marketing platform.

established with the vision to attract the

The company is well-known for its

region’s top agents and provide them

dominant direct mail program, as well

with world-class marketing and support

as for its robust online, interactive

services. Starting with just one office

presence. With a focus on maximizing

and three agents, Hammond has grown

listing exposure and brand recognition,

to service over 96 communities out of

Hammond consistently markets to

16 offices, and boasts a roster of over

a well-targeted audience while

400 agents and staff.

creating a strong brand impression.

Since its founding, Hammond

Consumers identify Hammond with the

has assembled one of the top key

best the market has to offer: superior

management teams in the United

service, dedicated professionals, and

States with a combined 181 years of

successful results.

experience. Saul Cohen, president and

Hammond’s state-of-the-art website

co-founder, is a life-long resident of

www.hammondre.com takes exceptional

Newton and began his real estate career

local and regional exposure to national

in 1973. Since moving into management

and international levels. It provides a

in 1982, he has been a leader in the

comprehensive resource for consumers

industry, setting high standards of

to gather real-time information

performance and developing the creative

concerning all Hammond listings as well

marketing which has built a national

as information pertaining to the Greater

reputation for Hammond and placed the

Boston market and beyond. It receives

company among the top 100 real estate

nearly 900,000 consumer views each

firms in the United States.

year and offers direct, easy to navigate

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 BEST REAL ESTATE AGENCY MASSACHUSETTS, USA Hammond Residential Real Estate

 BEST REAL ESTATE AGENCY MARKETING MASSACHUSETTS, USA Hammond Residential Real Estate

access to the finest properties and real

addition to being known as the premier

estate professionals in Greater Boston.

sales firm in and around greater Boston,

Hammond is known as the premier

since its inception Hammond has had

residential real estate company in and

a separate group of residential leasing

around Greater Boston. Ranked by

specialists established to service the real

Real Trends magazine as one of the

estate needs of landlords and tenants.

most productive per agent firms in the

This division, known as The Hammond

country, the company is recognized for

Rental Group, is well-versed in all aspects

its commitment to providing superior

of the business of residential rentals.

service, in addition to its strong marketing

closely with its sales associates to provide

the top producers in Greater Boston

a seamless transition from the leasing

and the company’s network and unique

to the sales or buying experience.

resources provide its clients with

Additionally, Hammond’s Relocation

unrivalled advantages, Hammonds wide

Department represents sellers who

array of services includes residential

benefit from the company’s long-standing

sales, rentals, global relocation services

referral affiliations, targeted mailings

and referrals.

and corporate contacts with hospitals,

Hammond agents market a diverse

BEST REAL ESTATE AGENCY WEBSITE MASSACHUSETTS, USA www.HammondRE.com by Hammond Residential Real Estate

Hammond’s rental specialists work

platform. Hammond agents are among

array of properties at all price points. In

HIGHLY COMMENDED

universities, regional companies and recruiting firms.

Hammond Residential Real Estate 826 Boylston Street, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467, USA t: +1 617 731 4644 f: +1 617 566 8379 e: Hammond@hammondre.com w: www.HammondRE.com Americas Property Awards 21

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Mexico A RC H I T E C T U R E

BEST GOLF COURSE CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA Golf Zibata by Pangea Desarrolladora Inmobiliaria S.A.P.I. de C.V.

 BEST GOLF COURSE MEXICO Golf Zibata by Pangea Desarrolladora Inmobiliaria S.A.P.I. de C.V.

Zibata Golf is the first of its kind

concept is a radial change to the

in Mexico. It is part of Zibata, a

current golfing environment but one

development project consisting of

which is considered both necessary and

more than 1,000 hectares of mixed-

worthwhile. It is hoped that Zibata Golf

use land. Zibata is another successful

will become a model for future investors

project by Supraterra, one of the most

and help extend the scope of golf to

important developers in the centre of

middle class families in Mexico.

Mexico with many years of experience.

Golf is one of the most popular

Designed with the concept of a ‘planned

sports in the world and its courses

community’, Zibata is one of the most

offer superb landscaped surroundings

ambitious residential and commercial

which are often used for the

projects in the city.

development of hotels, sports clubs and

The most outstanding feature of

residential projects. In this case, Zibata

Zibata Golf is its concept, which is to

Golf provides the most spectacular

create a first class golf course open to

views for the Zibata development. It is

the general public with accessible green

located in Queretaro which is the best

fees – making it unique in Mexico. Players

located city in Mexico due to the main

don’t have to be residents of Zibata or

commercial, industrial and tourist routes

buy a membership – they don’t even

passing through it. The city has also been

have to buy their own equipment as golf

named as a UNESCO World Heritage

clubs and buggies can be hired for a very

Site since 1996.

reasonable price. Golf is a minority and elitist

The golf course was designed by Carter Morrish and Rafael Alarcon

sport which has developed through

who are known throughout the

predominantly private courses. This

world for their expertise. Through a

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BEST GOLF COURSE CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA Golf Zibata by Pangea Desarrolladora Inmobiliaria S.A.P.I. de C.V.

 BEST GOLF COURSE MEXICO Golf Zibata by Pangea Desarrolladora Inmobiliaria S.A.P.I. de C.V.

sustainable design, respecting the original

completed. This includes nine holes,

topography and taking special care not

three lakes, a pitch and putt, driving

to harm the native plant species, Zibata

range, academy, pro-shop, club house,

Golf endeavours to maintain in balance

parking lot and cart storage. The

with the natural habitat. It also meets

construction of the remaining nine holes

broader environmental standards by

is projected to start at the end of 2014

using treated water and preserving the

with completion of the entire project by

area’s biodiversity by controlling the use

late 2015.

of agrochemicals. The Zibata Golf course was

The finished course will have 18-holes par 72, distributed across

opened to the general public on

80 hectares and championship tees

September 19th 2013, getting an

measuring 7,455 yards. Its three lakes

extraordinary acceptance by the general

extend to more than three hectares and

public and players and is now considered

the practice range of 330 yards long by

by many to be the best course in the

110 yards wide, has a capacity for up to

area. Currently, almost 70 per cent of

60 people simultaneously and will be

the Zibata Golf project has been

floodlit in the near future.

Servicios Pangea / Supratera SA DE CV Circuito Universidades s/n El Marques, Queretaro, Mexico t: +52 442 294 2282 e: informes@zibatagolf.com w: www.zibatagolf.com Americas Property Awards 23

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Brazil INTERIOR DESIGN

 BEST INTERIOR DESIGN APARTMENT BRAZIL VILA NOVA CONCEICAO RESIDENCE by Cynthia Pimentel Duarte Arquitetura & Design

Cynthia Pimentel Duarte Arquitetura &

Travertino Navona marble floors

Design was commissioned to create the

were chosen for ease of maintenance

interior design for an apartment in Vila

and casual elegance while a palette of

Nova Conceicao, Sao Paulo, Brazil. The

light colours was used for the walls,

main challenge for the 250m² apartment

contemporary furniture, furnishings

was to meet the many expectations of

and rugs. Two antique chairs contrast

the client, a successful businesswoman

beautifully with the modern elements

with two daughters. Appreciating fine

such as the pair of white Loom chairs

art and quality furniture, she wanted

in laser cut leather, mirror centre tables

to entertain friends elegantly within a

and black Murano table lamp. A reef

comfortable and functional family home.

suspension hanging chandelier in stainless

The solution devised by the

steel and ceramic foam gives a further

accomplished interior design company

eccentric and contemporary touch to

was to create one shared ambient

the dining room. All these elements,

to encompass the living, dining, home

combined with works of art by well

theatre and veranda areas. These spaces

respected artists and a lighting design

were all connected for the free flow of

using directional lamps to enhance the

São Paulo, Brazil

guests yet provided maximum room

paintings, helped to create the desired

t: +55 11 30780177

while preserving the identity of each one.

artistic and elegant ambience.

Cynthia Pimentel Duarte Arquitetura & Design Rua Tabapuã, 114 cj 42

t: +55 11 98593 9332 Rua Pintor Oswaldo Teixeira, 150 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil t: +55 21 99591 7011 e: cynthia@cynthiapimentelduarte.com.br w: www.cynthiapimentelduarte.com.br Americas Property Awards 25

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Canada DE VELOPMENT

BEST RESIDENTIAL HIGH-RISE DEVELOPMENT CANADA One Bloor by Great Gulf

 BEST RESIDENTIAL HIGH-RISE DEVELOPMENT CANADA One Bloor by Great Gulf

One Bloor Toronto is an impressive

tower with sculpted, undulating balconies.

high-rise residential project by the

These frit glass balconies pinwheel around

developer Great Gulf. Strategically

the building, increasing in size for the

placed at the south-east corner of Yonge

preferential corner units, while capitalizing

Street and Bloor Street, its prestigious

on view and light.

location has two converging subway

Luxurious interiors are the vision

lines below and marks the threshold of

of Ceconni Simone and feature

Canada’s premier shopping district.

seamless dine-cook-live spaces and

Balancing the high density of the

designer bathrooms. Spa-like amenities

area, One Bloor complements this

occupy two levels and an expansive

iconic corner with a stylish and modern

amenity deck consisting of two pools

streetscape and dramatic tower. Set

surrounded by densely planted trees and

back from the podium, the tower allows

outdoor cabanas create a recreational

for a sense of drama and grandeur and

oasis for residents.

offers residents of practically every suite incomparable views of the city beyond. Featuring architecture by David

Without doubt, One Bloor is poised to become a true global address. It has already proved an award-winning success

Great Gulf / Tuscany Ridge Developments Inc

Pontarini of award-winning Hariri Pontarini

with 75% of units selling within just nine

Architects, the building comprises a multi-

months of opening and, as of mid-2014,

3751 Victoria Park Avenue,

level podium and 75-storey residential

the project was over 95% sold.

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Brazil INTERIOR DESIGN

HIGHLY COMMENDED INTERIOR DESIGN PRIVATE RESIDENCE BRAZIL FL House by Studio Otto Felix

Studio Otto Felix regards architecture

Studio Otto Felix’s solution was

as a form of art and takes pride in

to mix Brazilian contemporary design,

offering sophistication and innovation

which already has a warmer feel than

integrated with its designs. The

many other styles, with more traditional

company was commissioned to

elements and an elegant colour

transform the interiors of FL House,

scheme. The dining room features

a Palladian property in Sao Paulo, Brazil,

a buffet by Studio Bola and Aristeu

into a contemporary, yet ultimately

Pires chairs to provide the required

cosy, home.

contemporary touches while the living

The clients’ daughters had moved abroad with their children and so, finding themselves alone, the couple decided to

room has modern grey armchairs by Jader Almeida. As the porch is part of the façade,

change the classic style of their home’s

traditional options were selected, yet

social areas. The main challenge for Studio

the wooden table in Provencal style,

Otto Felix was to create a style that

breaks this style in a subtle manner. The

was modern without appearing overly

bedroom was subject to a more drastic

minimalistic; it had to retain a warm,

change and was given a grey, rather

family friendly atmosphere for when the

masculine design along with some gentler

grandchildren visited.

forms to give harmony to the space.

Studio Otto Felix Rua Doutor Heitor Penteado, 1029, Joaquim Egídio – Campinas/SP, 13.108.002 - Brazil t: +55 19 3298 6678 e: otto@ottofelix.com.br w: www.ottofelix.com.br Americas Property Awards 27

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Brazil A RC H I T E C T U R E

BEST ARCHITECTURE SINGLE RESIDENCE CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA Baroneza Residence by Simone Mantovani

 BEST ARCHITECTURE SINGLE RESIDENCE BRAZIL Baroneza Residence by Simone Mantovani

Simone Mantovani Arquitetura follows

The physical integration of the

the philosophy that style represents the

spaces, featuring few walls, straight lines,

consequence of a thought developed

open spans and transparency, were

into a project. With Baroneza Residence,

the design’s conceptual and aesthetic

the client’s request was for the company

guidelines. The structure was based on

to design a weekend home where he

distinct functional blocks: main access-

could enjoy the exuberant nature of

garage-domestic-staff quarters, main

the gated community, as well as get-

living area, services area, family

togethers with family and friends in a

bedrooms and guestrooms. These

modern, integrated space.

elements were overlaid in different

Located between the towns of Itatiba and Braganca Paulista in Brazil,

levels and intercommunicated through flat stairways.

the property’s total area amounts to

Family bedrooms have a private

3,150m². Approximately 900m² of this

garden and face the morning sun, while

has been allocated for construction

guest rooms are located on a higher

including the swimming pool area.

floor for more privacy. A family room

The architectural design process was

complete with dressing room has also

developed based on bold design, which

been integrated into the main living space

Simone Mantovani Arquitetura

strongly emphasizes spatial integration,

and the entire services area connects

external and internal integration, natural

with the main living space in a discreet

Avenida 9 de Julho 5017 cj 41,

illumination and open spaces.

and functional manner.

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United States of America A RC H I T E C T U R E

HIGHLY COMMENDED ARCHITECTURE SINGLE RESIDENCE PENNSYLVANIA, USA Cote d’Azur by D’Alessio Inspired Architectural Designs

HIGHLY COMMENDED

D’Alessio Inspired Architectural Designs

provide a light and airy ambience to

is an international legacy builder/

the living areas. A sweeping staircase

developer, renowned for award-winning,

leads to en suite bedrooms while a Juliet

exquisite haute couture, bespoke

balcony ‘hovers’ over the grandeur of this

architectural interior millwork and

spectacular room.

exterior masonry details that create

D’Alessio’s award-winning landscape

one-of-a-kind luxury mansion estates

design involves the seamless extension

and châteaux.

of indoor living spaces integrating them

This property with stunning views

RESIDENTIAL LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE PENNSYLVANIA, USA 5-Star Backyard Landscape Oasis by D’Alessio Inspired Architectural Designs

into an outdoor, relaxing, five-star resort

of the Delaware River and Canal

styled backyard oasis. Designed for a

forms a perfect example. The client

three-generational family to have fun

has three young children and wanted a

and entertain, the project makes use of

European styled, comfortable yet elegant,

a 10,000 square feet, unusable wooded

sophisticated home for modern living.

area. A pool/spa was designed as the

Therefore, the French inspired, intimate

focal point and is surrounded by elegant

family residence features an open plan

terraces and patios. The impressive

first floor with a great room as the

landscape design creates new access

central focus. French doors open on to

points from indoor rooms as well as a

D’Alessio Inspired Architectural Designs

a terrace with river views and two and

garden ‘moon gate’ entrance from the

217 Thompson Street,

a half story, floor to ceiling windows

motor court.

Suite 414, New York, NY 10012, USA t: +1 646 937 4391 f: +1 212 673 5160 e: Info@BuiltByDAlessio.com w: www.BuiltByDalessio.com Americas Property Awards 29

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Mexico A RC H I T E C T U R E

HIGHLY COMMENDED ARCHITECTURE SINGLE RESIDENCE MEXICO Rancho Albero by Carranza y Ruiz Arquitectos

Rancho Albero

HIGHLY COMMENDED OFFICE ARCHITECTURE MEXICO Jones Day Mexico City Office by Carranza y Ruiz Arquitectos

Jones Day

Founded in Mexico City in 1982,

Jones Day

With Jones Day’s new office in

Carranza y Ruiz Arquitectos’ mission

Mexico City, Carranza y Ruiz capitalised

is to create the best contemporary

on its unbeatable location adjacent to

Mexican architecture with each

the Angel of Independence monument

project being unique and with its

on Paseo de la Reforma. Situated

own character.

amid some of Mexico’s most important

Rancho Albero in Tepeji del Rio,

buildings, including the Mexican Stock

Mexico is one such project based on

Exchange and Senate of the Republic,

the requirement for a family’s country

the Reforma 342 tower is ideal for

house (or ranch) to accommodate up to

a reputable law firm with 39 established

20 people. The clients wanted to spend

offices across five continents.

weekends and holidays there and enjoy

Key areas include the reception

the benefits of its natural landscape and

directly after the elevators where clients

contemporary design. Carranza y Ruiz’s

can feel the warmth of the Mexican

concept for the property mainly centres

colour palette and appreciate the

Carranza y Ruiz Arquitectos

on the separation of areas. This enables

spectacular views of the city. Elegant and

Av. de la Palma #8 int 502,

it to function well when there are few

efficient, the new offices offer excellent

Interlomas,

people in residence but also separates

communication between all the various

San Fernando La Herradura,

the different environments successfully

interdisciplinary teams with a systematic

Estado de México,

when there are many people staying.

design to improve work processes.

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Canada A RC H I T E C T U R E

BEST RETAIL ARCHITECTURE CANADA South Pointe Lexus by ARUP DATTA ARCHITECT LTD.

South Pointe Lexus



South Pointe Lexus

Callaghan Ravines

Arup Datta Architect specializes in

Blackmud Creek ravine, the surrounding

high quality architectural design and

landscape has been brought into the

prime consulting services for master

site and complemented by high quality,

planning, mixed use, commercial, and

aesthetically pleasing architecture.

residential projects. The first of the company’s two latest

Lexus South Pointe is a unique, one of a kind car dealership in Edmonton,

award-winning projects is Callaghan

Alberta. While all Lexus showrooms have

Ravines, Edmonton a heritage resort-

the sharp feature canopy as a trademark

style, signature multi-family project with

design element, Arup Datta wrapped this

a total of 353 units. Sensitive to the

around the full perimeter of the building

requirements of local planning guidelines,

beautifully.

the development takes full advantage

BEST RETAIL ARCHITECTURE CANADA South Pointe Lexus by ARUP DATTA ARCHITECT LTD.

HIGHLY COMMENDED ARCHITECTURE MULTIPLE RESIDENCE CANADA Callaghan Ravines by ARUP DATTA ARCHITECT LTD.

The sides of the building are finished

of its stunning views of Blackmud Creek

in high quality materials and glazing

ravine and the surrounding south vistas.

while a feature corner is anchored by

The project has been designed

an illuminated car display tower which

to transition the masses and vary the

stands out as an architectural statement

building heights and orientations so as

day and night. Attracting attention to the

ARUP DATTA ARCHITECT LTD

to have minimal impact on the adjacent

fine cars on sale, the spectacular building

1909 – 10th Avenue SW,

low-density residential neighbourhoods.

acts as a strongly positive marketing tool

Calgary,

By using the natural contours of

for the brand.

Alberta, T3C 0K3, Canada t: +1 403 244 8818 f: +1 403 244 8982 e: adal@telus.net w: www.adal.ca Americas Property Awards 31

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Mexico A RC H I T E C T U R E

BEST RESIDENTIAL HIGH-RISE ARCHITECTURE CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA Torres Panorama by Gantous Arquitectos

Torres Panorama

 BEST RESIDENTIAL HIGH-RISE ARCHITECTURE MEXICO Torres Panorama by Gantous Arquitectos

 BEST ARCHITECTURE SINGLE RESIDENCE MEXICO Casa ML by Gantous Arquitectos

HIGHLY COMMENDED ARCHITECTURE SINGLE RESIDENCE MEXICO Casa SJ by Gantous Arquitectos

Casa ML

Casa SJ

Since 1992, Gantous Arquitectos (GA)

luxurious. It has three levels to afford city

has positioned itself as a leader in

views, yet spaces flow openly between

contemporary architecture and interior

a formal living room, inviting family area

design as these three award-winning

and glamorous central staircase. Walls

projects demonstrate.

assert imposing structural volume in steel,

Panorama Towers is a hilltop

glass, stone and concrete but also create

residential complex consisting of four

a delicacy that veils the structure’s multi-

towers within the new suburb of

level volume.

Altozano, overlooking the beautiful city of

SJ Residence, in a prestigious area of

Morelia. Rising 13 storeys high, GA gave

Guadalajara, Mexico, represents one of

each tower a ‘butterfly’ shaped footprint

GA’s most successful fusions of interior

to overcome northern exposures and

and exterior space. Its T-shaped structure

maximize light, warmth and city skyline

is solid at level two yet almost transparent

vistas for every unit. Superior amenities

on level one. This serves as a gate leading

include a large gym, multi-purpose room,

to spectacular, terraced rear gardens and

gardens and play areas.

a sunken travertine pool. The living/dining

ML Residence’s narrow plot called

area opens completely to the outdoors

Gantous Arquitectos

for design solutions to suit the owners’

via glass pocket doors while a cosy

Calle Dos 2,

casual lifestyle while being dramatic and

outdoor lounge ‘floats’ above the pool.

Reforma Social, Mexico City 11650, Mexico t: +52 55 5202 8852 f: +52 55 5202 0438 e: info@gantousarquitectos.com w: www.gantousarquitectos.com 32 Americas Property Awards

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Canada INTERIOR DESIGN

HIGHLY COMMENDED INTERIOR DESIGN APARTMENT CANADA Loft Old Montreal by ActDesign

Loft Old Montreal

HIGHLY COMMENDED

St-Sauveur

Loft Old Montreal

ActDesign was founded by Alain

finish glass serve as décor while walnut

Thibodeau in 1994 and has since

flooring and furnishings balance the

created numerous residential and

colder materials.

commercial projects, all bearing his distinctive signature.

High on a mountain in Quebec, St-Sauveur is a residence dating from

The Loft Old Montreal is in a

the 1980s. ActDesign was commissioned

century-old, former cold store on the

to update both the interior and exterior

edge of Montreal’s old port. Offering

of the building with modernity, refined

the ideal setting for a 21st century

materials and comfort being the

loft, ActDesign first updated the

project’s watchwords.

loft’s structure and installations then

A main priority was to maximize

completely remodeled the kitchen,

the stunning view and create a strong

bathrooms, bedrooms, office and

link to the outside. This was achieved by

walk-in closet.

reversing the levels and enlarging the

A modern art enthusiast, the client

INTERIOR DESIGN PRIVATE RESIDENCE CANADA Home St-Sauveur by ActDesign

existing windows to extend from floor to

gave ActDesign carte blanche for the

ceiling. All the second-storey living areas

interior design. Based on a horseshoe

including the kitchen, dining room, living

layout, it makes the most of the windows

room, custom wine cellar and tasting area

and minimizes the flow of traffic through

were gathered into one spectacular area

the loft. Marble, porcelain and crystal

surrounded by windows.

ActDesign Inc 34-2065 rue Parthenais, Montreal, Quebec, H2K 3TI, Canada t: +1 514 523 0625 e: info@actdesign.ca w: www.actdesign.ca Americas Property Awards 33

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Mexico A RC H I T E C T U R E

HIGHLY COMMENDED RESIDENTIAL LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE MEXICO Garden in Tepoztlan by Aplenosol

Aplenosol is a leading landscape

Aplenosol’s main challenge, as well

design company in Mexico founded

as its greatest opportunity, has been to

by Kathrin Grimm, Pia Rosado and

understand that this site is a constant

Lorena Iturralde. The company was

work of transformation. There is no

commissioned to become involved with

beginning and no end and commissions

the ongoing planning of a garden in

flow seamlessly. As the family, site and

Tepoztlán, Mexico – a project which has

buildings have evolved, so the garden has

been in progress for 20 years.

expanded around all these aspects.

Set in a dry region with only four

Although there has never been a

months of rain, the garden is irrigated

formal design brief, Aplenosol has realized

exclusively with harvested rainwater

the importance of linking the site to

thanks to the client’s aim of achieving

the surrounding imposing mountains.

an independent and self-sufficient water

All planting has been carefully selected

supply. The property is built on top of a

for colour and texture so that it suits

large lava bed and so volcanic rock dug

the surroundings and can withstand dry

out for the installation of water storage

conditions. Some species have been

cisterns has been used to build attractive

chosen for their sculptural attributes which

walls and paths.

add to the rugged beauty of the garden.

Aplenosol Agua 440, Jardines del Pedregal, Del. Avaro Obregón, 01900 Mexico City t: +52 55 24 57 94 46 e: contacto@aplenosol.mx w: www.aplenosol.mx 34 Americas Property Awards

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Brazil INTERIOR DESIGN

BEST INTERIOR DESIGN PRIVATE RESIDENCE CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA Casa Terra / Ground Home by João Armentano Arquitetura Ltda

 BEST INTERIOR DESIGN PRIVATE RESIDENCE BRAZIL Casa Terra / Ground Home by João Armentano Arquitetura Ltda João Armentano is a Brazilian architect

The residence is on a 3,634m²

who has been operating in both national

plot with a construction area of

and international markets for over 30

1,245m². It features a large central

years. He specializes in architectural

living room integrated with dining and

and interior design projects covering

outdoor areas (complete with balcony,

the residential, commercial, corporate

gourmet kitchen and swimming pool).

and hospitality segments. By choosing

On the left there are bedrooms and

materials and furnishings that offer

private areas with a large circulation

comfort, elegance and beauty, he meets

around a stunning water mirror lit by

and exceeds the expectations of clients

a skylight glass. A spectacular master

in each new project.

bedroom features its own spa and

The award-winning Casa Terra is in

private winter garden. All the kitchen,

the city of Barueri in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

services and staff areas are placed on

It is owned by a successful businessman

the opposite side.

who is married with three children. His

Highlights of the project include

client brief to Joao Armentano was to

the careful selection of materials, use of

create an extensive, modern home with

natural elements, connection between

spacious living and leisure areas and a

the interiors and garden, abundant

distinct connection between interiors

natural lighting, cross ventilation and

and the garden.

generous openings.

João Armentano Arquitetura Ltda Rua Fidencio Ramos, 101-14 Andar, Sao Paulo 04551-010, Brazil t: +55 11 3048 1299 f: +55 11 3048 1362 e: arquitetura@joaoarmentano.com w: www.joaoarmentano.com Americas Property Awards 35

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United States of America INTERIOR DESIGN

 BEST INTERIOR DESIGN PRIVATE RESIDENCE CALIFORNIA, USA Telegraph Hill, San Francisco by Anne Hepfer Designs, Inc.

Interior design entrepreneur Anne

California living and comfort were of

Hepfer is known for her keen artistry

utmost importance to the overall look

and tireless devotion to clients. Born in

and feel of the project. Sophisticated, yet

New York City, she draws inspiration

fun, the clients craved colour and a mix

from her cosmopolitan experiences,

of styles, eras, patterns and textures to

fusing elements from a range of periods

juxtapose against a clean backdrop for

and cultures while maintaining a

their beautifully curated art collection.

distinctive and timeless style. This private residence in Telegraph

A main goal was to replace the small bay side windows with large

Hill, San Francisco, was built in 1960 with

expansive doors and windows to

sweeping 180 degree bay views from the

welcome the outdoors inside. The

Bay Bridge to Alcatraz. This four-storey

ceilings were also opened up to integrate

10,000 square foot original landmark

natural light throughout via skylights.

building required a complete overhaul.

A series of smaller rooms and two

Anne Hepfer Designs spent two and a

apartments were consolidated into one

half years working on it from conception

single family home, while three additional

to final installation in collaboration with

apartments were renovated for use as

the clients and a renowned architect.

guest quarters.

Anne Hepfer Designs, Inc. 1004 Eglinton Avenue West, Toronto, Ontario, M6C 2C5 Canada t: +1 416 800 2485 e: info@annehepfer.com w: www.annehepfer.com 36 Americas Property Awards

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Cayman Islands A RC H I T E C T U R E

BEST ARCHITECTURE SINGLE RESIDENCE CARIBBEAN O’Hara Residence by Design Cayman Limited

 BEST ARCHITECTURE SINGLE RESIDENCE CAYMAN ISLANDS O’Hara Residence by Design Cayman Limited

Design Cayman Architects has over

Design Cayman to create an elevated,

20 years of Caribbean experience and

hurricane resistant Jamaican Great House

is led by qualified British architects.

with a viewing tower and an area to

With the motto that ‘Good design

cultivate orchids. Although the choice

elevates the human spirit,’ this full service

of architectural styles in the area is

architectural studio is able to provide

quite diverse, this project is the first to

a hands-on, collaborative approach to

introduce the traditional Great House

creative and tailored architectural design

approach with a significant touch of

solutions, including a complimentary 45

contemporary design.

minute diagnostic consultation.

The two-storey, five-bedroom family

Professional services include

home has three key design elements,

architecture, interior design, project

a double height courtyard garden with

management, development and

shaded louvered bridges connecting the

master planning, PAD applications,

main house to the guest suite and media

conceptual strategies, feasibility studies,

suite; a three-storey circulation tower

construction management and a strong

with observation deck; and the large,

focus on sustainability.

open concept lounge/dining ‘great room’,

The award-winning O’Hara

from which all interior spaces stem.

Residence is located on Patricks Island,

Linked by 18 foot wide sliding doors

an established residential area with

which stack into a wall pocket, the client’s

gated access in Grand Cayman, BWI.

desire for a true indoor/outdoor living

The client’s main requirements were for

experience is realised.

Design Cayman Architects Brian Macdonald ARB, RIBA, ARIAS Chartered Architect 125 Owen Roberts Drive, Breezy Castle U-16, PO Box 10315, Ky1 - 1003, Grand Cayman t: +1 (345) 949 2800 e: brian@design-cayman.ky w: www.design-cayman.ky Americas Property Awards 37

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Brazil INTERIOR DESIGN

BEST INTERIOR DESIGN SHOW HOME CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA Riserva Due by Carlos Rossi Arquitetura



Casa Office 2012

BEST INTERIOR DESIGN SHOW HOME BRAZIL Riserva Due by Carlos Rossi Arquitetura

 BEST OFFICE INTERIOR BRAZIL Habib’s Headquarters by Carlos Rossi Arquitetura

HIGHLY COMMENDED OFFICE INTERIOR BRAZIL Casa Office 2012 by Carlos Rossi Arquitetura

Habib’s Headquarters

Riserva Due

Established for over 20 years, Carlos

solution for their headquarters based

Rossi Arquitetura specializes in

in Sao Paulo. The winning solution

innovative and contemporary

was customized spaces with spatial

design solutions worldwide.

functionality bringing the brand’s

Rjz Cyrela, a development company

identity to the spaces. Natural elements

in Rio de Janeiro, invited Carlos Rossi to

and materials brought the outside

design a model home within a high-end

in throughout the office and a large,

residential complex overlooking a golf

centralized meeting point was created for

course. As the gated community is in

informal meetings and research.

an exclusive beach neighbourhood, the

Casa Office is an upscale commercial

project was aimed at a highly luxurious

building in Sao Paulo and features

market. Carlos Rossi Arquitetura’s

different design solutions from selected

concept created a stunning home that

professionals for each corporate

integrated the outside environment,

segment. Carlos Rossi Arquitetura was

bringing the feeling of being close to

responsible for a 363m² area of the

nature inside the spaces.

building. The intimate space shows an

Habib’s is a Brazilian fast food

innovative and sustainable concept, with

Carlos Rossi Arquitetura

company specializing in Middle Eastern

specially selected finishes and furnishings

Rua Funchal 513,

cuisine with more than 475 outlets across

to create a setting emphasizing the

Cj 111,

the country. Carlos Rossi Arquitetura

interrelationships between employees,

Vila Olimpia,

was asked to present the best possible

visitors and collaborators.

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Cayman Islands DE VELOPMENT

BEST APARTMENT CARIBBEAN The Watercolours by The Watercolours Limited BEST RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT CARIBBEAN The Watercolours by The Watercolours Limited

 The WaterColours is Grand Cayman’s

suites, private boardroom facilities, state-

most exclusive luxury residence. This

of-the-art oceanfront fitness studio, private

innovative condominium community

massage room, 24-hour security and valet

from the celebrated Caribbean

parking to name a few. The sea-facing,

developer Fraser Wellon is on the

continuous infinity edge pool will offer

world famous Seven Mile Beach. With

more than 200 feet of vanishing edge and

its brilliant design, this distinguished

will complement the transitional design of

new development is constructed to the

the building’s interior and exterior.

highest specifications. Featuring 60 elegant and stylish

BEST APARTMENT CAYMAN ISLANDS The Watercolours by The Watercolours Limited

 BEST RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT CAYMAN ISLANDS The Watercolours by The Watercolours Limited

Customers can choose from three, four, six or seven-bedroom floor plans,

private residences, The WaterColours

ranging from 3,600 to 7,300 square feet.

represents far more than just luxury

All residences are ocean facing with

living; it’s a complete lifestyle of relaxation,

expansive glass balconies maximizing

convenience, quality and service. Residents

unobstructed views of the Caribbean

receive a personalized bespoke level

Sea. The WaterColours’ award-winning

of service catered to their own set of

apartment is known as its ‘Grand

PO Box 31315,

preferences. They will have access to

Residence’. This spectacular seven-

Grand Cayman,

20,000 square feet of common area

bedroom, seven bath and two half-bath

KY1-1206,

amenities within the building’s main

suite totals 7,200 square feet and boasts

Cayman Islands

levels. These include concierge services,

the ultimate in design with panoramic

professionally designed owners’ guest

island views.

The WaterColours

Exclusive listing agent: Kim Lund, RE/MAX Cayman Islands t: +1-345-916-5555 t: +1-345-949-9742 e: info@thewatercolourscayman.com w: www.thewatercolourscayman.com Americas Property Awards 39

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Mexico DE VELOPMENT

BEST INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA Parque Industrial Queretaro by Promociones Industriales de Queretaro S.A de C.V.

 BEST INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT MEXICO Parque Industrial Queretaro by Promociones Industriales de Queretaro S.A de C.V.

Parque Industrial Queretaro (PIQ)

Kirksey Architecture of Houston, Texas,

in Mexico is Latin America’s leading

all aspects of PIQ have been designed

industrial park. Construction began in

to care for its social and ecological

1997 with an investment of $140 million

surroundings through conservative and

to acquire the land, infrastructure

sustainable use of natural resources.

and basic equipment. That same year,

An effective combination of first-class

the new North American Free Trade

infrastructure and services has provided

Agreement was signed between Canada,

industry spaces that optimize growth and

the USA and Mexico.

business opportunities. Wide roads, green

In 1998, major companies such as Valeo Silvanya, Plexco, Plenco and Beach

been specifically designed to satisfy the

Mold started to invest in PIQ, making

needs of modern industry.

it one of the most important industrial

PIQ also offers a safe, sustainable

parks, not only in Mexico but also Latin

and healthy working environment for

America. Now companies from more than

employees, thus improving their quality

11 industrial sectors and over 16 countries

of life as well as productivity. The park

have set up manufacturing plants within it.

is constantly improving to develop and

Developed by Dasarrollos

Promociones Industriales De Queretaro SA CV

areas and specialist industrial plots have

empower new technologies to ensure

Residenciales Turisticos (DRT), a leading

companies enjoy better industrial growth

company in Mexico and designed by

and a more effective investment.

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Mexico DE VELOPMENT

BEST RESIDENTIAL HIGH-RISE DEVELOPMENT CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA Juriquilla Towers by Desarrollos Residenciales Turisticos S.A de C.V.

 BEST RESIDENTIAL HIGH-RISE DEVELOPMENT MEXICO Juriquilla Towers by Desarrollos Residenciales Turisticos S.A de C.V. Established in Mexico in 1993,

including a gym, semi Olympic pool,

Desarrollos Residenciales Turisticos

outdoor pool, spa bath, steam rooms,

(DRT) is considered one of the

saunas and snack bar. Both towers

country’s leading developers

share a green area of over 11,000m², an

with successful projects covering

artificial lake of 1,800m² that acts as a

residential, hotel, warehouse, mall

central attraction, a kids’ club, four paddle

and industrial park projects. Juriquilla

tennis courts and a jogging circuit.

Towers, an award-winning high-rise

Setting the benchmark for

residential project by DRT, is located

vertical buildings in the city with its

in the exclusive development area of

contemporary architectural style,

Queretaro city.

Juriquilla Towers provides both heritage

Residents in Juriquilla Towers live

and investment for families and

in the city’s highest and most exclusive

investors. As well as being a luxury

buildings amid a host of luxurious

apartment building, it is also a complete

amenities. The project comprises two

condominium development due to its

towers of 30 floors each with a double

extensive amenities, location and quality

height lobby, 25 floors of standard

of life it offers. In addition, its competitive

apartments and three penthouses, one

pricing range signifies one of the best

with a stunning roof garden. A third

short-term investment options in

building is for sport and aquatic amenities

Queretaro city.

Desarrollos Residenciales Turisticos S.A de C.V. Paseo Jurica No 105, Int 49 Col Jurica CP 76100 Mexico t: +52 44 222 94850 e: jserrano@drt.com.mx w: www.juriquillatowers.com Americas Property Awards 41

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Mexico A RC H I T E C T U R E

HIGHLY COMMENDED PUBLIC SERVICE ARCHITECTURE MEXICO Capilla del Lago by Di Vece Arquitectos

Capilla del Lago

HIGHLY COMMENDED ARCHITECTURE SINGLE RESIDENCE MEXICO Casa LH by Di Vece Arquitectos Casa LH

Casa LH

Proving the scope of its architectural

expression of timeless beauty. Its contrast

expertise, Di Vece Arquitectos has

of mass and void relates directly to the

presented two extremely different

sense of protection and serenity that the

award-winning projects.

building provides to its users.

Capilla del Lago in Michoacan,

Casa LH in Jalisco, Mexico is a

Mexico is an ecumenical chapel with

residential project inspired by promoting

a unique architectural concept. This

the supreme well being of its owners

architectural icon features countless

and their three children. Its architectural

disorderly columns supporting the roof

concept revolves around ‘contrasts in

of the chapel. These structures resemble

balance’, responding to both the shape

a group of filaments that, when lit with

and size of the site as well as the family’s

the proper energy, can illuminate earthly

lifestyle needs. The house revolves

lives with a glimpse of heavenly light.

around a central courtyard from which

The chapel seats 250 people and

all the circulation originates. It also

is situated on the shore of a central,

contains water features, plants and

picturesque lake within Lago del Bosque,

trees that connect the interior with

a luxurious residential development also

the exterior. This provides the perfect,

Di Vece Arquitectos

designed by Di Vece. Capilla del Lago’s

tranquil, urban retreat for the family, their

Justo Sierra 2326-2A,

bold simplicity is a humble and pure

friends and relatives.

Ladrón de Guevara cp: 44600, Guadaljajara, Jalisco, Mexico t: +52 (33) 36 151 581 e: taller@divece.mx w: www.divece.mx 42 Americas Property Awards

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Montserrat DE VELOPMENT

HIGHLY COMMENDED LEISURE DEVELOPMENT MONTSERRAT Marine Village by Montserrat Development Corporation

Following a series of natural disasters

the only large-scale developable site.

including a hurricane and several

Covering approximately 198 acres, it

volcanic eruptions, Montserrat

has been designated as the location

Development Corporation’s (MDC’s)

for Montserrat’s new capital town, an

mission is to help the island by attracting

integrated development of civic, leisure

new international and local investment,

and visitor facilities, a new port and marina.

developing sites and properties and supporting local enterprises. Marine Village in Little Bay is a

MDC has been given responsibility for the implementation of the entire Little Bay development master plan and

commercial development of four

Marine Village has a unique role within

beachfront, leisure facilities covering

it. Covering 1.25 acres, Marine Village

6,423m² – a dive centre, restaurant and

has a classic Caribbean beach location

bandstand, coffee shop and wine bar

with sand, palm trees, sunsets and a lush,

and sports bar. The site has long been

mountainous backdrop. The underlying

established as a traditional ‘liming’ location

theme of its architectural style reflects

for locals and improved facilities will

local history, culture, architectural heritage

ensure continuity of its social use.

and construction techniques. Natural

In the northern third of the island

materials have been used wherever

where the population and economy are

practicable and all four buildings have

now concentrated, Little Bay represents

outdoor space overlooking the beach.

Montserrat Development Corporation E. Karney Osborne Building, Little Bay, Montserrat t: +1 664 491 4702 e: ibrowne@mdc.ms w: www.investmontserrat.com Americas Property Awards 43

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Brazil R E A L E S TAT E

BEST LETTINGS AGENCY CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA

 BEST LETTINGS AGENCY BRAZIL BEST REAL ESTATE AGENCY MARKETING CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA

 BEST REAL ESTATE AGENCY MARKETING BRAZIL

 BEST PROPERTY CONSULTANCY BRAZIL

HIGHLY COMMENDED REAL ESTATE AGENCY BRAZIL Rio Exclusive

Located in Rio de Janeiro, Rio Exclusive

marvelous properties and expert local

is an elite agency founded in 2007,

knowledge, are able to offer clients

which combines personalized real

something exceptional in the Rio de

estate services, luxury vacation rentals

Janeiro real estate and vacation

and bespoke concierge support to

property rental market – exclusive

meet and exceed the demands of its

experiences, unique opportunities and

discerning clientele. Whether you are

unforgettable memories.

searching for a beachfront penthouse

Rio Exclusive focuses its energy on

in Copacabana, or a chic apartment in

a curated property collection, making

BEST REAL ESTATE AGENT CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA

Ipanema or Leblon, Rio Exclusive has a

sure only the best and most desirable

luxury portfolio to satisfy every need.

properties fill their portfolio. All of



Their team is made up of multi-

BEST REAL ESTATE AGENT BRAZIL Juliana Guzman for Rio Exclusive

their properties are comprehensively

lingual, international staff from

reviewed, visited by its professional

around the world, who, with their

team and handpicked to ensure the best

hands-on approach, access to

quality for their clients.

Rio Exclusive Rua Gomes Carneiro 112, sala 302, Ipanema, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil t: +55 21 99450 0234 e: properties@rioexclusive.com w: www.rioexclusive.com 44 Americas Property Awards

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Americas Property Award Winners 2014-2015 Canada

Barbados (cont.)

Architecture Multiple Residence

Residential Development

Highly Commended

Callaghan Ravines by ARUP DATTA ARCHITECT LTD.

 Royal Apartments

Development Marketing

by Royal Westmoreland - Barbados

 Forest Lakes Country Club by Graham Associates (Global Marketing Solutions)

Cayman Islands

Interior Design Apartment

Apartment

 Espace St-Dominique by Anne Sophie Goneau Design

 The Watercolours by The Watercolours Limited

Highly Commended

Loft Old Montreal by ActDesign

Architecture Single Residence

Highly Commended

Espace St-Denis by Anne Sophie Goneau Design

 O’Hara Residence by Design Cayman Limited

Interior Design Private Residence

Residential Development

 Aldo House by Prototype Design Lab

 The Watercolours by The Watercolours Limited

Highly Commended

Home St-Sauveur by ActDesign

Office Interior Highly Commended

Newalta Corporation by Walker Lawson Interior Design Inc.

Property Consultancy

Cuba Hotel Interior  Hotel Saratoga by Arquitectura de Interiores

 Colliers International Property Consultancy Marketing

Montserrat

 989 West Broadway by Colliers International

Leisure Development

Property Consultancy Website

Highly Commended

 www.collierscanada.com by Colliers International

Marine Village by Montserrat Development Corporation

Property Single Unit  Serenity by G. D. Nielsen Developments Ltd.

St Kitts & Nevis

Public Service Architecture

Architecture Multiple Residence

Highly Commended

Beaulieu Elementary School by Charest Parenteau & Associés inc.

 The Nevis Hill Club by ECI Wealth Limited

Real Estate Agency

Condominium

 Faith Wilson Group

 The Nevis Hill Club by ECI Wealth Limited

Real Estate Agency Website

New Hotel Construction & Design

 www.faithwilsongroup.com by Faith Wilson Group

 Park Hyatt St. Kitts by Range Developments

Residential High-rise Architecture

Residential Development

Highly Commended

Six50 King West by CORE Architects Inc.

 The Nevis Hill Club by ECI Wealth Limited

Residential High-rise Development  One Bloor by Great Gulf

Turks & Caicos

Retail Architecture

New Small Hotel Construction & Design

 South Pointe Lexus by ARUP DATTA ARCHITECT LTD.

Highly Commended The

Shore Club by The Hartling Group

Retail Interior  Mark Lash Flagship by Burdifilek

Caribbean

Central & South America Argentina Interior Design Apartment

Barbados

 CH Apartment by Adriana Randazzo

Developer Website

Mixed-use Development

 www.royalwestmoreland.com

 Crowne Plaza - Greenville Polo & Resort by Pereiraola S.A.

by Royal Westmoreland - Barbados Golf Development

New Hotel Construction & Design

 Royal Westmoreland by Royal Westmoreland - Barbados

 Crowne Plaza - Greenville Polo & Resort

Interior Design Private Residence  ‘Umoya’ (Place of Wind), Apes Hill Club by Stephanie Barnes Interior Design Studio Inc.

by Pereiraola S.A. Office Interior  MH Office by Adriana Randazzo

Property Single Unit

Property Consultancy

 Idyll Moments by Royal Westmoreland - Barbados

Highly Commended

JLL - Jones Lang LaSalle

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Belize

Brazil (cont.)

Developer Website

Office Architecture

 www.sanctuarybelize.com by Sanctuary Belize

 Corujas by FGMF Arquitetos

Mixed-use Development

Highly Commended The

 Sanctuary Belize by Eco-Futures Belize

Office Interior

Belize (cont.)

 Habib’s Headquarters by Carlos Rossi Arquitetura

Real Estate Agency Website Highly Commended

Property Consultancy

by Coldwell Banker Southern Belize Realty

 Rio Exclusive

Coldwell Banker Belize

Residential Development Highly Commended

Casa Office 2012 by Carlos Rossi Arquitetura

www.coldwellbankerbelize.com

Real Estate Agency Highly Commended

Highly Commended

One Building by FarKasVolGyi Arquitetura

Sanctuary Belize by Eco-Futures Belize

Property Single Unit Highly Commended The

Coral by BRIC Group

Real Estate Agency  Town Property Highly Commended

Rio Exclusive

Brazil

Real Estate Agency Marketing

Architecture Single Residence

 Rio Exclusive

 Baroneza Residence by Simone Mantovani

Real Estate Agency Website

Highly Commended The Highly Commended

Coral by BRIC Group

Project 336 by Crisa Santos Arquitetos

Commercial High-rise Architecture Highly Commended

www.saopauloflat.com by Sao Paulo Flat

 Juliana Guzman for Rio Exclusive

Edificio Patio Victor Malzoni

Residential Development

by Botti Rubin Arquitetos Associados

 The Coral by BRIC Group

Commercial Landscape Architecture Highly Commended

Highly Commended

Real Estate Agent

Plaza of Olive Trees by Daniel Nunes Paisagismo

Residential High-rise Architecture Highly Commended Tutto

Residenziale by Torres & Bello Arquitetos + Monte Bello

Hotel Interior

Residential Landscape Architecture

 Brisas do Lago by Odebrecht Realizacoes Imobiliarias

 Haras Patente by Marcelo Novaes Paisagismo

Highly Commended

Beach Front Harbor by Juliana Pippi Arquitetura e Design

Highly Commended

Interior Design Apartment  VILA NOVA CONCEICAO RESIDENCE by Cynthia Pimentel Duarte Arquitetura & Design Highly Commended Adolfo Highly Commended

by Alexandre Furcolin Paisagismo Retail Interior  Mistral Wine Store by Studio Arthur Casas

Lutz Residential by Bitty Talbot + Cecilia Teixeira

Project 125 by Crisa Santos Arquitetos

Highly Commended Vila

Fazenda São Pedro do Brumado

Nova Apartment by Paula Magnani Arquitetura

Chile Architecture Single Residence

Interior Design Private Residence

Highly Commended

 Casa Terra / Ground Home by Joao Armentano Arquitetura Ltda

Hotel Architecture

House For Marcelo Rios by Gonzalo Mardones

Highly Commended

Brazilian Riviera by Mayra Lopes Arquitetura e Interiores

 Hotel Hornitos by Gonzalo Mardones

Highly Commended

FL House by Studio Otto Felix

Hotel Interior

Interior Design Show Home

 Hotel de la Isla by Larrain Asociados y Cia. Ltda

 Riserva Due by Carlos Rossi Arquitetura

Property Consultancy

Highly Commended

Nova Bossa by Juliana Pippi Arquitetura e Design

Highly Commended

Sala do Marido Gourmet by Juliana Pippi Arquitetura e Design

Highly Commended

Inmobiliaria Jones Lang LaSalle Limitada

Colombia

Leisure Architecture

Office Architecture

 Villagio São José by Torres & Bello Arquitetos

Highly Commended

+ Construesse Incorporadora

Edificio Naos - NQS 101 by Constructora Las Galias / Arquitectura en Estudio

Lettings Agency

Property Consultancy

 Rio Exclusive

 JLL - Jones Lang LaSalle Limitada

Mixed-use Architecture Highly Commended

Highly Commended

Brascan Century Plaza Green Valley Commercial and Residential

Costa Rica

by Jose Lucena Arquitetura

Leisure Development

Praca Sao Paulo by Odebrecht Realizacoes Imobiliarias

Highly Commended Villa

Punto de Vista

Mixed-use Development  Praca Sao Paulo by Odebrecht Realizacoes Imobiliarias

Mexico

Highly Commended The

Architecture Multiple Residence

Coral by BRIC Group

New Hotel Construction & Design

 Reforma 2394 by Desarrolladora Del Parque + Aflo Arquitectos

 Brisas do Lago by Odebrecht Realizacoes Imobiliarias

Highly Commended TREVOX

223 by CRAFT Arquitectos

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Mexico (cont.)

Uruguay (cont.)

Architecture Single Residence

Office Architecture

 Casa ML by Gantous Arquitectos

 Abitab Corporate Building by CARLOS OTT, Architects

Highly Commended

Casa LH by Di Vece Arquitectos

Highly Commended

Rancho Albero by Carranza y Ruiz Arquitectos

Highly Commended

Casa SJ by Gantous Arquitectos

Golf Course

in Association with CARLOS PONCE de LEON, Architects

United States of America

 Golf Zibata by Pangea Desarrolladora Highly Commended

Inmobiliaria S.A.P.I. de C.V.

California

Paraiso Country Club by Guereca Golf Design

Architecture Single Residence

Golf Development

 The Hall Residence by Burgeoning Architects

 Yucatan Country Club by Yucatan Country Club

Golf Development

Industrial Development

 The Residence Club at PGA WEST

 Parque Industrial Queretaro

Interior Design Private Residence

by Promociones Industriales de Queretaro S.A de C.V.

 Telegraph Hill, San Francisco

Mixed-use Architecture

by Anne Hepfer Designs, Inc.

 Mall of Guadalajara by Design International

Highly Commended

Mixed-use Development

Office Interior

 Avanta Gardens by Insar

Highly Commended ADL

Office Architecture Highly Commended

Highly Commended

Office & Studio

by Artistic Designs for Living (ADL)

Office Under The Shade Of An Almond Tree

Real Estate Agency

by Arturo Campos Arquitectos

 Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage

Jones Day Mexico City Office

Highly Commended The Agency

by Carranza y Ruiz Arquitectos

Real Estate Agency Marketing

Public Service Architecture

 Coldwell Banker International by Coldwell Banker

 Terrazas Belvedere Interlomas by Micheas Arquitectos Highly Commended

Lily’s Pad by Artistic Designs for Living (ADL)

Capilla del Lago by Di Vece Arquitectos

Residential Brokerage Real Estate Agent Highly Commended

Linda May for Coldwell Banker Previews

Residential Development

Retail Architecture

 Yucatan Country Club

 Santa Monica Place by The Jerde Partnership Inc.

Residential High-rise Architecture  Torres Panorama by Gantous Arquitectos Highly Commended

Magma Towers by Gilberto L. Rodriguez

for owner, Macerich Retail Development  Santa Monica Place by The Jerde Partnership, Inc.

Residential High-rise Development  Juriquilla Towers by Desarrollos Residenciales Turisticos S.A de C.V. Residential Landscape Architecture Highly Commended

Garden in Tepoztlan by Aplenosol

Connecticut Real Estate Agency  Klemm Real Estate Highly Commended William

Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty

Retail Architecture

Real Estate Agency Marketing

 Mall of Guadalajara by Design International

 William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty

Retail Interior Highly Commended

SG Image Studio by Micheas Arquitectos

Florida Architecture Single Residence

Panama

 Casey Key Residence

Interior Design Apartment

by Sweet Sparkman Architects

 YOO Panama by YOO

Public Service Architecture

Retail Interior

Highly Commended

 D’Mario - Panama by Sara Battelli & Partners

Sarasota County Beach Pavilions by Sweet Sparkman Architects

Residential High-rise Development Peru

 Regalia by Regalia Beach Developers

Residential High-rise Development  Malecon by YOO by YOO

Idaho Golf Development

Uruguay

 Huntsman Springs by Huntsman Springs Inc.

Architecture Single Residence Highly Commended

La Dorita Residence by Jose Luis Andre Architects

Leisure Development  Huntsman Springs by Huntsman Springs Inc.

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Illinois Real Estate Agency  Blue Fence Real Estate Massachusetts Real Estate Agency  Hammond Residential Real Estate Real Estate Agency Marketing  Hammond Residential Real Estate Real Estate Agency Website Highly Commended

www.HammondRE.com by Hammond Residential Real Estate

Nevada Interior Design Private Residence  Vegas Views by Creative Building Corporation Residential Renovation/Redevelopment Highly Commended Vegas Views

by Creative Building Corporation

New York Architecture Single Residence Highly Commended

Daniels Lane by Blaze Makoid Architecture

Hotel Interior  Loews Regency Hotel by Rottet Studio Interior Design Apartment  The New York Apartment by Shalini Misra Limited Office Interior  DonorsChoose.org by Eight Inc. Real Estate Agency Website  www.manhattanmiami.com by Manhattan Miami Real Estate Real Estate Agent Highly Commended Timothy

 Eaton Center by Pickard Chilton Pennsylvania Architecture Single Residence Cote d’Azur by D’Alessio Inspired Architectural Designs Residential Landscape Architecture 5-Star Backyard Landscape Oasis by D’Alessio Inspired Architectural Designs South Carolina Real Estate Agency Website Highly Commended

Best Development Marketing Forest Lakes Country Club by Graham Associates (Global Marketing Solutions) Best Interior Design Apartment Espace St-Dominique by Anne Sophie Goneau Design Best Interior Design Private Residence Aldo House by Prototype Design Lab Best Property Consultancy Colliers International Best Property Consultancy Marketing 989 West Broadway by Colliers International Best Property Consultancy Website www.collierscanada.com by Colliers International Best Property Single Unit Serenity by G. D. Nielsen Developments Ltd. Best Real Estate Agency Faith Wilson Group Best Real Estate Agency Website www.faithwilsongroup.com by Faith Wilson Group Best Residential High-rise Development One Bloor by Great Gulf Best Retail Architecture South Pointe Lexus by ARUP DATTA ARCHITECT LTD. Best Retail Interior Mark Lash Flagship by Burdifilek

Caribbean

Office Architecture

Highly Commended

Canada

G. Davis for Corcoran

Ohio

Highly Commended

Overall Americas Property Award Winners

www.danielravenelsir.com by Daniel Ravenel Sotheby’s International Realty

Washington Property Consultancy Website  www.colliers.com by Colliers International

Best Apartment The Watercolours by The Watercolours Limited Best Architecture Multiple Residence The Nevis Hill Club by ECI Wealth Limited Best Architecture Single Residence O’Hara Residence by Design Cayman Limited Best Developer Website www.royalwestmoreland.com by Royal Westmoreland - Barbados Best Golf Development Royal Westmoreland by Royal Westmoreland - Barbados Best Interior Design Private Residence ‘Umoya’ (Place of Wind), Apes Hill Club by Stephanie Barnes Interior Design Studio Inc Best New Hotel Construction & Design Park Hyatt St. Kitts by Range Developments Best Property Single Unit Idyll Moments by Royal Westmoreland - Barbados Best Residential Development The Watercolours by The Watercolours Limited

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These companies represent the top winners across the Americas. Each of these will go on to compete in the overall International Property Awards to determine the World’s Best in each category. Central & South America Best Architecture Multiple Residence Reforma 2394 by Desarrolladora Del Parque + Aflo Arquitectos Best Architecture Single Residence Baroneza Residence by Simone Mantovani Best Developer Website www.sanctuarybelize.com by Sanctuary Belize Best Golf Course Golf Zibata by Pangea Desarrolladora Inmobiliaria S.A.P.I. de C.V. Best Golf Development Yucatan Country Club by Yucatan Country Club Best Hotel Interior Brisas do Lago by Odebrecht Realizacoes Imobiliarias Best Industrial Development Parque Industrial Queretaro by Promociones Industriales de Queretaro S.A de C.V. Best Interior Design Apartment YOO Panama by YOO Best Interior Design Private Residence Casa Terra / Ground Home by Joao Armentano Arquitetura Ltda Best Interior Design Show Home Riserva Due by Carlos Rossi Arquitetura Best Leisure Architecture Villagio São José by Torres & Bello Arquitetos + Construesse Incorporadora Best Lettings Agency Rio Exclusive Best Mixed-use Architecture Mall of Guadalajara by Design International Best Mixed-use Development Avanta Gardens by Insar Best New Hotel Construction & Design Brisas do Lago by Odebrecht Realizacoes Imobiliarias Best Office Architecture Corujas by FGMF Arquitetos Best Office Interior MH Office by Adriana Randazzo Best Property Consultancy JLL - Jones Lang LaSalle Limitada Best Public Service Architecture Terrazas Belvedere Interlomas by Micheas Arquitectos Best Real Estate Agency Town Property Best Real Estate Agency Marketing Rio Exclusive Best Real Estate Agent Juliana Guzman for Rio Exclusive

Best Residential Development The Coral by BRIC Group Best Residential High-rise Architecture Torres Panorama by Gantous Arquitectos Best Residential High-rise Development Juriquilla Towers by Desarrollos Residenciales Turisticos S.A de C.V. Best Residential Landscape Architecture Haras Patente by Marcelo Novaes Paisagismo Best Retail Architecture Mall of Guadalajara by Design International Best Retail Interior D’Mario - Panama by Sara Battelli & Partners

United States of America Best Architecture Single Residence The Hall Residence by Burgeoning Architects Best Golf Development Huntsman Springs by Huntsman Springs Inc. Best Hotel Interior Loews Regency Hotel by Rottet Studio Best Interior Design Apartment The New York Apartment by Shalini Misra Limited Best Leisure Development Huntsman Springs by Huntsman Springs Inc. Best Office Architecture Eaton Center by Pickard Chilton Best Office Interior DonorsChoose.org by Eight Inc. Best Property Consultancy Website www.colliers.com by Colliers International Best Real Estate Agency Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Best Real Estate Agency Marketing Coldwell Banker International by Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Best Real Estate Agency Website www.manhattanmiami.com by Manhattan Miami Real Estate Best Residential High-rise Development Regalia by Regalia Beach Developers Best Retail Architecture Santa Monica Place by The Jerde Partnership Inc. for owner, Macerich Best Retail Development Santa Monica Place by The Jerde Partnership, Inc.

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