MIPIM today announces the 40 finalists for the 2015 MIPIM Awards, selected by a jury of international real estate professionals.
Confirming its international reach, the 2015 Awards finalists represent a record 22 countries. Of those, Canada, Australia, Saudi Arabia, Argentina, Indonesia and Senegal are all potential medal winners for the first time.
France and the United Kingdom both have four projects competing, while Asia (China, Japan, Indonesia and Hong Kong) has eight projects and the Nordic countries (Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden) have seven.
This year's MIPIM Awards include a new category, “Best Futura Mega Project” which rewards upcoming real estate projects over 100,000 m². In addition, the jury selected five projects for the "Special Jury Award” and will announce its favourite project during the Awards ceremony, along with the winners of the other categories.
MIPIM Awards winners will be chosen in Cannes by a combination of the MIPIM delegates and the international jury, each group representing 50% of the final vote.
For the 4th year in a row, the “People’s Choice Award” will be given to the development that wins the most votes online before MIPIM opens. The public will be able to vote for this category very shortly on the MIPIM site and on the official event Facebook page.
Barbara Knoflach, Chief Executive Officer, SEB Asset Management AG and President of the Jury, speaks about her impressions of this year’s MIPIM Awards watch the video.