The Green Man wins another Award


Matthias “The Green Man” Gelber

Matthias “The Green Man” Gelber, winner of “Greenest Man on the Planet 2008″ is off to Hong Kong today to receive yet another Award for services to sustainable industry – this time as RFP Magazines ” Industry Champion of the Year “.

He is one of the winners of the Asia region’s most coveted awards for individuals in industries making up our built environment, the RFP Outstanding Individuals in Industry.

Amidst stiff competition from Australia to India and North Asia the awards will now be extended to also offer regional awards in country specific categories including India, Greater China and South East Asia with regional exemplars receiving their awards and commendations at a series of ceremonies organized to coincide with the Asia Office Space Congress series of conferences as they are held from city to city.

Claire Saeki, co-publisher and editor of RFP Magazine said “The new crops of winners as usual exemplify professionals at the top of their game. However we are receiving increasingly strong nominations from round the region this year, so instead of cutting out worthy nominations and creating a shortlist we will be contacting these parties to compete in their regional environments and celebrating their achievements as we travel the region as part of the Asia Office Space Congress Series of conferences”.

Ben Butt, Director and co-founder of the Asia Office Space Congress said “Over the years the RFP Awards have played an important role in developing not just individual careers but in encouraging excellence region wide. We want to expand in the celebration of achievement from these individuals and the companies that support them.”

The Awards ceremony will be held in Hong Kong, 13th October 2011.

Other Outstanding Individual Winners:
Transactions – Eric Shek, Local Director, Jone Lang LaSalle China
Architecture – Yu Jordy Fu, Creative Director, dwp
Business Development – David Brown, Head of Lease Administration, Asia Pacific, Jones Lang LaSalle
Corporate Facility Leader – Tushar Prabhu, Account Director, Jones Lang LaSalle
Environmental Performance – Irving Steel, International Sales Manager, Etrilum (Currently)
Excellence in FM – Henry Han, Project Manager, CB Richard Ellis
Project Manager of the Year – Anthony Leigh, Senior Project Manager, EC Harris
RE Investment – Raymond Lee, CEO, Greater China, Savills
RE Strategy – Rajesh Gandhi, Group Executive Vice President- Country Head, INM (Corporate Real Estate), YES Bank