REC Awards 2018: Don’t forget to have your say

Our awards voting is off to a flying start, but there is still time to make your opinion count.

Voting is under way in the Real Estate Capital annual awards, so don’t forget to have your say before it is too late.

The polls close at midnight on Friday 11 January, but why not set aside five minutes and register your vote now? The results will be revealed in March 2019.

To vote, click here.

Since the awards were launched last week, one of our key categories – Bank Lender of the Year – is looking like a tight two-way battle between Morgan Stanley and Deutsche Bank. However, there is still plenty to play for and it would not take many votes to put either Bank of America Merrill Lynch or Goldman Sachs into contention.

At this early stage, Aareal’s pan-European logistics financing for Apollo and Bank of America Merrill Lynch’s financing of Blackstone’s railway arches deal are neck-and-neck for the accolade of Financing Deal of the Year – Investment. But voting is ongoing – a lot can change by early January.

It is almost impossible to predict who will emerge as the most crucial lender offering sustainable finance across Europe – the first year this award has featured. Berlin Hyp, Crédit Agricole, ING Real Estate Finance and Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking are all jostling for the top position.

The shortlists were compiled by our editorial team after working through our archives, canvassing the opinions of colleagues and industry contacts and engaging in rigorous debate about which firms and deals ought to make the cut.

A quick reminder of the rules: votes will be accepted from your company email address only; you may not vote for yourself or your own firm; you may vote only once; and we encourage you to make selections in as many categories as possible, although you do not have to vote in all of them.