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Cityscape to present realty awards

Cityscape Abu Dhabi will present the Cityscape Middle East Real Estate Awards 2008 to recognise and promote industry excellence.

The prize-giving ceremony will be held on Tuesday in Abu Dhabi.

A panel of internationally acclaimed industry professionals has been assembled to judge the entries which have been divided into eleven categories.

Overall the entries will be judged on their contribution to world architecture culture, invention and imagination, respect for people and environmental awareness in the emerging and recently developed countries throughout the Middle East and North Africa. In some categories entries have been separated into those already built and future projects that are incomplete or still on the drawing board. The judges panel includes Dr Mohammed Dulaimi, Construction Management, MCIOB, the British University in Dubai; Dr Sadek Owaitani, chairman of the council, Emirates Green Building Council; Khaleel Al Hosani, vice-chairman, Society of Engineers; Abdulmajid Abdulrazzaq Al Khaja, CEO Rail Agency, Roads and Transport Authority; Sophie Llewellyn, board member, Royal Institute of Surveyors; Bryan Schaffer, founder and chairman, IRETO; Rohan Marwaha, managing director, Cityscape; Rushdi Siddiqui, global director for the Dow Jones Islamic Market Indexes; John Sandwick, Encore Management SA and Dr Abdullah Ghareeb Al Bloshi, executive director – property management, Department of Municipal Affairs, Abu Dhabi.

Mark Goodchild, project manager, Cityscape Abu Dhabi, said: "The Cityscape Middle East Real Estate Awards 2008, have been keenly contested.

"The rivalry, although professional, will be intense on the night and an astonishing array of talent will be evident. However, the real aim of the awards is to celebrate excellence by rewarding truly exceptional achievements and thereby raising the bar for the industry as a whole."