Cassandra, founder of boutique law firm Property Management Legal Services, won the prestigious Honorary Industry Award from the Association of Residential Managing Agents’ (ARMA) ACE awards ceremony.

This plaudit recognises people who have made a ‘significant contribution’ or devoted their lives to the improvement of the leasehold property management industry.

It is the latest award handed to Cassandra, who is a leader in the sector, particularly around tribunal matters and building safety.

She is also dedicated to sharing knowledge and education across the industry.

Cassandra, CEO and founder of PMLS, said: “It was a huge surprise to win this award – but an absolutely incredible one!

“The Honorary Industry award is for people who have produced innovative ideas to improve the sector, which is one of the elements of my work I am most proud of.

“I promise to keep pushing to develop leasehold property management in the future as the industry continues to develop.”

The glittering ARMA ACE awards ceremony took place at Old Billingsgate, London, to recognise the shining lights in the industry nationwide. More than 570 property professionals attended.

Organisers said that with the cost-of-living crisis and new building safety regulations, there is more demand than ever on sector professionals working to improve the lives of millions of leaseholders.

The awards are organised by The Property Institute, which merged together the Association of Residential Managing Agents and The Institute of Residential Property Management in 2021.

Andrew Bulmer, CEO of The Property Institute, said: “With record-breaking numbers of entries and attendees in 2023, it’s clear how much the ACE Awards mean to this sector.

“The new categories for this year helped us celebrate the broad talent of those working within residential property management, and the awards will continue to evolve.

“My hats off to the judging panel who once again picked out some excellent winners.”

The awards also raised £6,516 for FareShare, the UK’s national network of charitable food redistributors.