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Judging of The Negotiator Awards

The Negotiator Awards is the most respected and prestigious property awards for good reason. The Awards are judged by leaders and experts in the residential property industry, selected for their reputation and knowledge.

Our judging process is the most robust, open and transparent process of any property awards. The judges are given the entries in advance of the final judging day, to read, analyse, make enquiries and test the entries.

On the final judging day in early September, all the judges gathered at the Royal Automobile Club in Pall Mall, London to review the entries, compare notes, debate and decide the finalists and winners.

Following the judging process, the Shortlist were notified by email and published on this site at 2pm on 10th September 2019.

The finalists and winners were announced at a gala dinner at Grosvenor House, Park Lane, London on the evening of 29th November 2019.


The 2019 judging panel


Sheila Manchester imageSheila Manchester
Joint Managing Director,
Propertydrum Ltd (publisher of The Negotiator)

Grant Leonard imageGrant Leonard
Joint Managing Director,
Propertydrum Ltd

“NigelNigel Lewis
Head of Content, The Negotiator

Melanie Bien The Negotiator Awards Judge Estate Agent Awards imageMelanie Bien
Director, Bien Media

Peter Bolton King imagePeter Bolton King
FRICS, Global Standards Director, RICS

Frances Burkinshaw imageFrances Burkinshaw 
Freelance Trainer

Julian O'Dell Managing Director TM Training and Development Judge The Negotiator Awards 2019 imageJulian O’Dell
Managing Director, TM Training & Development

Phil Keddie ARLA The Negotiator Awards Judge Estate Agent Awards imagePhil Keddie
President, ARLA

Simon King imageSimon King

Group Operations Director, Rayner Group

John Hards imageJohn Hards
John Hards, FRICS, FARLA, Lettings Director, Countrywide

Jeremy Leaf Director Jeremy Leaf and Co Judge The Negotiator Awards 2019 imageJeremy Leaf
Director, Jeremy Leaf & Co.

Nick Leeming imageNick Leeming
Chairman, Jackson-Stops

David Sandeman Managing Director Essential Information Group Judge The Negotiator Awards 2019 imageDavid Sandeman 
Managing Director, Essential Information Group

Michael Stoop imageMichael Stoop
Michael Stoop, Chairman, Belvoir Group plc

Lauren Scott President Elect NAEA imageLauren Scott
President NAEA

Adam J Walker Adam J Walker and Associates Judge The Negotiator Awards 2019 imageAdam J Walker
Adam J Walker & Associates

Frank Webster Property Consultant Judge The Negotiator Awards 2019 imageFrank Webster
Property Consultant

“RichardRichard Rawlings
Estate Agency Consultant

Managing Director, Integra Property Services