The 2017 MIPIM exhibition ran from 13 to 16 March in Cannes, with over 24,000 real estate firms and local administrators from over 100 countries, and over 5,000 investors and financial institutions - a real sign of the growing upswing in the international property market. Italy was one of the countries present, with 280 projects of varying sizes and types headed by 70 public administrations and corporations. This list included projects to regenerate areas, logistics, hotel, residential and infrastructure developments, offices, industrial plants, retail centers, research laboratory hubs, student housing, hospitals and other public services. Once again, this was evidence that the Italian real estate market is on the move again, driven by direct foreign investment. The event once again saw a combination of meetings, conferences and seminars leading up to the MIPIM Awards, which provided a wonderful view onto the global architecture and real estate worlds. The 11-person jury, chaired by John Forrester, EMEA Chief Executive of Cushman & Wakefield, gave the Special Jury Award to a project by Tabanlioglu Architects for the Beyazit State Library in Istanbul. A further 11 awards were made in the 11 categories the award is divided into: healthcare development, hotel and tourism resort, industrial and logistics development, innovative green building, office and business development, refurbished building, residential development, shopping center, urban regeneration project, futura project, and futura mega project.
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