The first-ever choice awards, exclusively designed for the real estate industry of Saudi Arabia, was a prestigious event that celebrated excellence, innovation, and outstanding achievements within the real estate industry. RICA is an honest attempt at celebrating the success of the industry’s leading companies and organizations, so who better to judge, than the industry itself.
Distinguished guests, industry leaders, developers, architects, investors, and stakeholders gathered in anticipation of a night that encapsulated the pinnacle of real estate achievements. The venue, adorned with opulent décor and a sophisticated stage, sets the tone for an evening of celebration.
The ceremony served as a platform to recognize and honor the visionaries, trailblazers, and projects that have redefined standards and made significant contributions to the real estate landscape.
The heart of the ceremony saw recognition of excellence across various categories:
Celebrated Designer of the Year – Residential
LWK + Partners
Presented by Laura Wojciechowski, Saudi Projects, to Kerem Cengiz
Celebrated Designer of the Year – Mixed Use
Presented by Federico Minucci, FEBC Group, to Ben Perman and Aidah Dheban AlJabri
Celebrated Designer of the Year – Hospitality
Kristina Zanic Consultants
Presented by Alberto Bounous, KAFD, to Nuno Cardoso Dias
Celebrated Architect of the Year – Residential
Dewan Architects + Engineers
Presented by Spencer Wylie, Compass, to Joe Saghbini
Celebrated Architect of the Year – Mixed-Use
Foster + Partners
Presented by Turab Saleem, Knight Frank, to Tomasz Wozy
Celebrated Architect of the Year – Hospitality
Foster + Partners
Presented by Mohammad Al-Motawakil, Dar Al Arka, to Tomasz Wozy
Celebrated Developer of the Year – Mixed Use
Ajdan Real Estate Development
Presented by Riadh Bouaziz, RKF Luxury Linen to Abdulaziz Al Damigh
Celebrated Developer of the Year – Hospitality
Red Sea Global
Presented by Ravi Kumar Nakkash, GBB Venture, to Nicholas King
Celebrated Developer of the Year – Residential
Presented by Ravi Kumar Nakkash, GBB Venture, to Zaki Nakkash
Celebrated Contractor of the Year
Construction & Planning Co. Ltd.
Presented by Ravi Kumar Nakkash and Ninglum Hoomi, GBB Venture, to Samer Najjar
Celebrated Developer of the Year – Mega Project
Red Sea Global
Presented by Ravi Kumar Nakkash, GBB Venture to Nicholas King from RSG
Beyond the glitz and glamour, the awards ceremony fostered an environment conducive to networking and collaboration. Industry professionals converged, exchanged insights, forged partnerships, and explored potential collaborations. The event provided a unique opportunity for professionals to connect, share experiences, and lay the groundwork for future collaborations that could shape the industry’s trajectory.
RICA was more than just an event; it was a celebration of the collective dedication, creativity, and perseverance that elevates the real estate sector. It honored those who have made significant contributions, inspired future endeavors, and served as a reminder of the industry’s potential to shape the world we live in.
Honoring Mastery in Realty
REDS provided a platform for thought-provoking discussions, insightful presentations, and invaluable networking opportunities. As the industry continues to evolve, embracing innovation, sustainability, and collaboration will be pivotal in shaping a future where real estate serves as a catalyst for positive societal change and economic growth.
The 16th Edition of the Real Estate Development Summit will return in November 2024, once again in Riyadh.