With less than a week to go until voting in the 2022 PERE Global Awards wraps, many key categories could be decided by a final flurry at the ballots.
Reflecting on a dramatic year for the private real estate industry, pundits from all over the globe have been keen to celebrate the achievements of their peers and to give credit where it is due. Just shy of 11,000 votes have already been cast.
While the current front-runners for Global Firm, Capital Raise and Deal of the Year look set for a win, only approximately 100 votes currently separate the top two contenders for Global Institutional Investor of the Year and Global Indirect Firm of the Year. In five of the other global awards, fewer than 60 votes split the finalists in first and second positions.
With just days until the curtain falls on PERE’s 17th Annual Awards, your votes can still make a difference – especially in these tightest of races:
Global Office Investor of the Year: With a slim lead, can Canadian investor Oxford Properties keep New York-headquartered KKR at bay until the vote closes? As the time of writing, this category represents the closest contest of all 16 global award categories. Oxford has its nose out in front, but this race is far from over.
Global ESG Firm of the Year: Oxford could also be set to take home this coveted global title. That said, watch out for Singapore-based manager GLP, which is currently snapping at its heels.
Global Debt Firm of the Year: Among the firms vying for this global debt accolade, Charleston-based residential-focused manager Greystar is currently edging ahead of New York-based mega-manager Blackstone, but by a very slim margin. This category is shaping up for a photo finish.
Global Logistics Investor of the Year: We are watching a three-horse race for the global logistics crown, with only a handful of votes separating first and third place as they stand. Last year’s victor GLP holds the largest percent of the vote share. But San Francisco-based REIT Prologis and giant Blackstone are on its tail.
Global Retail Investor of the Year: Our defending champion in the global retail category, Blackstone has so far accrued most of the total votes. Sitting just behind, can Los Angeles-based Ares Management pip the heavyweight to the post before the ballots close?
If these snapshots tell us anything, it is that the results are far from decided with less than a week to go. This is also true of many of our regional awards. In North America, a tiny number of votes separates the leaders for both Deal of the Year and Office Investor of the Year, while there is a small margin between the current leader and the trailing finalist reaching for Industry Figure of the Year. Similarly, in the Europe categories, watch out for tense battles for Industry Figure of the Year, ESG Firm of the Year and Debt Firm of the Year. In Asia-Pacific, few votes stand between first- and second-place contenders for Firm of the Year, and the top two for ESG Firm of the Year.
With everything still to play for, cast your vote now if you have yet to do so. Please remember you may only vote once per category, you may not vote for yourself or your own firm, and personal non-work email addresses will not be counted. You are not required to vote in every category, and all votes are confidential.
The polls will close at midnight PST on Monday, January 9.
PERE is grateful to everyone across the industry who has already voted, and we look forward to announcing the winners in March.