2012 Accolades for Optima at the Americas' Finest Properties
International Property Award Winners
May 30, 2012
International Property Awards
David Hovey, SR. FAIA, president of Optima, Inc. and widely acclaimed winner of many prestigious awards, has just added international recognition to its accolades. Optima, Inc. has been honoured with awards for Optima Camelview Village (AZ) and Optima Old Orchard Woods (IL). These properties were awarded Five Stars, the highest accolade for a property in the Americas 2012 competition.
In addition, Optima DCHGlobal, Inc. Relic Rock also received a Five Star award, and also won the prestigious title for the World's Best Property – Single Unit. Mr. David Hovey, Jr., AIA, founder and president of Optima DCHGlobal, Inc., designed Relic Rock, which represented the USA in the International Final competing with five other projects from around the world.
The International Property Awards 2012, in association with the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and Yamaha, is the largest and most ultra-luxury property competition across the globe with over 2,000 companies from 88 countries participating this year. The financial value of the projects totals $160 billion U.S. dollars. The projects competed on visual attraction, energy efficiency and interior design. Judging employs a meticulous process involving a panel of over 80 experts covering every aspect of the property business. The judges look not only for the most impressive and innovative projects, but they also examine the sustainability and eco-friendliness of every property and development that comes under their scrutiny.
Having already competed at country-level throughout the regional stages of the International Property Awards, top scoring developers, architects, estate agents and interior designers from across the globe gathered recently in London for the announcement of the ultimate World's Best Winners.
President of the International Property Awards, Stuart Shield, says, "The International Award Winners deserve great praise for their achievements. They have competed against each other and outshone all the other nominees. The skills that they have demonstrated demands attention on a world stage. It was a privilege to meet so many of the Americas' most talented property professionals. Attention to the finest detail, first rate green credentials and a willingness to succeed against a hugely competitive field resulted in the very best property companies being rewarded with the recognition they deserve. I wish them every success in the future."