Yesterday afternoon, SIMA 2012 in Madrid, one of the most important property exhibitions in Spain, also played host to the 9th Edition of the International Real Estate Awards ASPRIMA which this year honoured TM Real Estate Group President José Luis Serna Almodóvar with a special award. Sadly, Mr. Serna passed away in January at the age of 78.
Held annually, these awards are aimed at giving public recognition to achievements within the Spanish real estate industry, split into 7 categories and 2 special awards: the ASPRIMA Foundation Special Award which is a design competition for new architects and architecture students and the Special Award for “Best Career Achievements”, to distinguish individuals or companies for their career, achievements and contributions to the housing industry in Spain. Such awards are considered amongst the most important that can be bestowed to anyone within the Spanish real estate sector.
The awards are organised by Planner Reed, the brainchild behind SIMA and also market leader in the organisation and promotion of trade exhibitions in Spain, and also ASPRIMA (the Association of Real Estate Promotors in Madrid), widely regarded as the most representative voice for the real estate sector in Madrid and one of the most important real estate associations in Spain.
This year’s awards were attended by the Spanish Housing Minister, Madrid City Council Town Planner and the Vice President of Uruguay, who was at SIMA as a representative of the “Country of Honour” and to promote tourism in Uruguay. The ASPRIMA-SIMA Awards Ceremony 2012 was held at the Madrid Medical College at 8pm.
José Luis Serna Almodóvar, founder and president of TM Real Estate Group, was honoured with one of the most prestigious awards of the night, the Special Award for “Best Career Achievements”. An award which recognises his outstanding work and leadership of a company which has converted itself into a benchmark for the rest of the sector due to its solvency and financial strength which, during these difficult times of economic turmoil, has allowed the company to maintain active thanks to the experience, professionalism and entrepreneurial spirit of its founder.
His daughter and Commercial Director for the company, Ángeles Serna, collected the award and highlighted the values of austerity, honesty and sound business sense which her father expressed over more than 43 years of active commitment to the Spanish real estate sector. Ángeles was accompanied by her brothers and fellow company directors Jesús (International Sales Manager), Pablo (General Director) and Joaquín (International Projects Director).
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