GVA won Professional Agency Team of the Year at the annual Property Week Awards at the Grosvenor House Hotel on Thursday.
The company was shortlisted alongside competitors Savills, JLL, DTZ, Colliers International and Aitchison Raffety.
Of the seventeen categories rewarded for outstanding performance in the UK property market by individuals and companies during the past 12 months, the Professional Agency of the Year award was the first to be announced.
Guest speaker and TV host Jonathan Ross presented the year's most comprehensive award to Tim Crossley-Smith, Senior Director and GVA's National Head of Valuation Services.
Tim Crossley-Smith comments: "This is a fantastic result for our company and real recognition of the outstanding commitment all our teams continue to make to the success of our business."
Special reference was given to GVA's appointment to provide valuation advice on the £450m Gemini CMBS portfolio and by Max Property to manage St Katharine's Dock, which involves pre-acquisition due diligence, estate management, facilities management and destination marketing services. GVA's acquisitions of Humberts Leisure and facilities management and project management specialist Acuity were also highlighted.
GVA's winning submission focussed on the strength of its consultancy business - the Property Management and Valuation teams, along with our Business Rates, Building Surveying, Project Management and Lease Consultancy services.
The company's growing range of specialist teams were also highlighted including Environmental Services, Rights of Light and Corporate Recovery. These teams delivered a growth in income of more than 5% last year against a backdrop of challenging trading conditions.
The submission also highlighted the company's notable successes in 2011 in winning new work, including MoJ, LBG and Friend Life appointments, its commitment to supporting investment in the UK's regions and its strong leadership on key issues affecting the property industry through our through leadership reports and seminars.