Real estate investor-developer Hagag Development Europe achieves the highest level of recognition across the international real estate industry and receives the prestigious “Best International Award” for the Renovation/Redevelopment of H Victoriei 139, during the International Property Awards 2022-2023 Gala in London, on February 2nd.
Hagag thus becomes the first investor-developer in Romania to hold the “Best International Residential Renovation/Redevelopment” title – a distinction recognized worldwide – as well as the first company to have promoted, on a global scale, a residential project so significant for the niche segment of urban renewal through the renovation of old buildings with historical and patrimonial value in downtown Bucharest.
After receiving the 5-star distinction “Best Residential Renovation/Redevelopment in Romania”, in October 2022 and acquiring the ultimate regional award “Best Residential Renovation/Redevelopment in Europe”, in December 2022, H Victoriei 139 was re-evaluated following a third judging session that saw to appraise and award the best projects worldwide (for the specific category). Throughout the third judging phase, Hagag Development Europe has successfully competed with worldwide top developers – regional winners from Arabia, Africa, Canada, Central & South America, the Caribbean, USA, UK and Asia Pacific, proudly representing Europe. As a result, H Victoriei 139 was recognized as the Best International Residential Renovation/Redevelopment of the edition.
“What a fantastic way to start the year! After receiving two 5-star awards for H Victoriei 139 and H Tudor Arghezi 21, as Best Residential Renovation/Redevelopment in Romania, respectively Best Commercial Renovation/Redevelopment in Romania, followed by two regional nominations, it feels delightful to complete our International Property Awards journey by taking home not only a regional award, but the international title. We see this award as both a confirmation of our vision and an accolade of our efforts to preserve and revive some of Bucharest’s architectural jewels.”, said Yitzhak Hagag, Co-founder & shareholder of Hagag Development Europe.
As global winner, the company managed to draw the attention of multiple international investors towards the potential of the local real estate market by bringing to Romania, for the second time in the over 30-year history of the prestigious International Property Awards competition, the “Best International” title.
Build in 1940 following the plans of notorious architect of the time Arghir Culina, H Victoriei 139 is an exclusive residential building with prime location and Art Deco influences, recently refurbished and upgraded, encompassing 33 premium residential units and over 300 sq. m. of prime retail space.
The International Property Awards are dedicated to professionals in the field of residential and commercial projects around the world, from design to architecture and real estate developers. The awards are divided into regions covering Africa, Asia Pacific, Arabia, Canada, the Caribbean, Central and South America, Europe, the UK, and the USA, and the jury is made of top specialists covering all areas of the award categories. Judging focuses on design, quality, service, innovation, originality, and commitment to sustainability.
Held at the Savoy in London, on February 2nd 2023, The International Property Awards were judged by an independent panel of over 80 industry experts, chaired by Lord Caithness, Lord Best, and Lord Waverley, members of the House of Lords in the UK Parliament.