Real estate exemplars succeed at the 18th PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards Grand Final

By : M. Amru | Tuesday, December 12 2023 - 20:52 IWST

Real estate exemplars succeed at the 18th PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards Grand Final
Real estate exemplars succeed at the 18th PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards Grand Final

INDUSTRY.co.id - Bangkok, PropertyGuru Group (NYSE: PGRU) today announced the winners of the 18th Annual PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards Grand Final, presented by Kohler and supported by Dongpeng Ceramic and Subzero Wolf, at The Athenee Hotel, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Bangkok.

Winners from 13 vibrant property markets across Asia competed for the highest marks of excellence in real estate development, construction, architecture, and design at the finale of the 2023 PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards series. More than 50 golden statuettes, accolading the finest developers and projects in the region, were presented at the black-tie gala dinner and presentation ceremony.

GuocoLand won the biggest award of the year, Best Developer (Asia), for the third time in the history of the Awards. It marks one of five regional wins for developers from Singapore, with Frasers Property Singapore winning the Best Mixed Use Developer (Asia) award and UOL Group Limited and Pan Pacific Hotels Group winning the Best Hospitality Developer (Asia) award. UOL Group Limited also won the Best Sustainable Developer (Asia) award while EL Development Pte Ltd won the Best Hospitality Interior Design (Asia) award.

Developers from Indonesia gained eight regional wins, the most of any country. PT Sinar Mitbana Mas garnered the Best Breakthrough Developer (Asia) title, with parent company Sinar Mas Land and subsidiary PT. BSD Diamond Development also receiving regional wins. Various projects by Agung Sedayu Group & Salim Group; Summarecon Agung; and Summarecon Serpong collected regional wins.

The Philippines was represented with seven regional wins, with Aboitiz InfraCapital Economic Estates winning both the Best Industrial Developer (Asia) and Best Industrial Development (Asia) awards. RLC Residences; Robinsons Hotels and Resorts; North Bonifacio Landmark Realty and Development Inc.; Shang Robinsons Properties, Inc.; and Sunshine Fort North Bonifacio Realty Development Corporation received golden statuettes for a wide range of projects.

Developers from Vietnam received six regional wins, led by SonKim Land Corporation, which won both the Best Luxury Developer (Asia) and Best Boutique Mixed Use Development (Asia) awards. Regional winners include ParkCity Group, which won the Best Completed Condo Development (Asia) award.

Andaman Asset Solution won the Best Boutique Developer (Asia) award in one of six regional wins for developers from Thailand. KingBridge Tower by KingBridge Tower Company Limited (Saha Pathana Inter-Holding Public Company Limited) alone earned three regional wins for the kingdom while Rawayana by Phuket9 scored two regional wins.

Salvo was named Best Lifestyle Developer (Asia), one of five regional wins for developers from Australia. Regional winners from the country include projects by Capital Luxury Residences; Monaco Property Group; R.Corporation; and Third.i Group.

Malaysia and Cambodia each gained four regional wins. Perbadanan Kemajuan Negeri Selangor (PKNS) was hailed Best Affordable Homes Developer (Asia), with projects by Eastern & Oriental Berhad; Eupe Corporation Berhad; and Sime Darby Property also representing Malaysia with regional titles. Projects by OCIC Group and RM Commercial Co., Ltd. each clinched a regional win for Cambodia as Sir Stamford Raffles (Cambodia) Co., Ltd. gained two regional wins for the project Marum Estate.

Hanacreek by Apex Property and Aki Niseko by Takuetsu Co., Ltd. represented Greater Niseko as regional winners from the renowned Japanese skiing destination.

The Fullerton Ocean Park Hotel Hong Kong by Sino Land Company Limited and M8 by China Construction Engineering (Macau) Company Limited garnered two regional wins for Hong Kong and Macau. New Bund 31 by Shun Tak Qiantan (Shanghai) Cultural and Real Estate Company Limited was named Best Mixed Use Development (Asia), a regional win for Mainland China.

The Grand Final drew one of the most iconic personalities in the Hong Kong real estate industry. Dr. Allan Zeman, founder and chairman of Lan Kwai Fong Group, came to accept the Icon Award from the editorial team of Property Report by PropertyGuru, the official magazine.

Dr. Zeman, who won the Real Estate Personality of the Year title in 2015, said: "It is an honour to be awarded the 2023 Icon Award. Lan Kwai Fong has become a great brand in HK and throughout the world. This is very important to us and to our partner."

Hari V. Krishnan, CEO and managing director of PropertyGuru Group, said: "The culmination of this year's PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards series is a fitting celebration of the changemakers who are contributing to shaping tomorrow's cities. From lively capitals to sprawling metropolises and well-planned townships, the future of cities in Asia is in the capable hands of these fine developers, lighting the way for a more sustainable, equitable, and innovative industry in their respective countries. To all the winners - we celebrate your success and look forward to what you create next."

Jules Kay, GM of PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards and Events, said: "Recognising and awarding excellence in 2023 led us on an insightful journey through the diverse property markets of Asia. Celebrating real estate from the cities of tomorrow, we rediscovered a shared aspiration for quality among developers, buyers, and builders, and a growing commitment to sustainability among residential, commercial, and industrial developers. The finest places to live and work in Asia have become shining examples of quality, clearly showing that this region remains focused on raising development standards, redefining design, and revitalising economies. Congratulations to all the Best in Asia winners as you continue to drive positive change and innovation."

The regional winners were chosen by an independent jury, composed of the head judges of participating markets in the Awards: Thien Duong, chairperson of the Grand Final and general director, Group GSA (Vietnam); Ajai A Kapoor, CEO, 360 degrees - Real Estate Services (India); Cyndy Tan Jarabata, president of TAJARA Leisure & Hospitality Group Inc. (Philippines); Eddie Guillemette, CEO, Midori no Ki (Greater Niseko); Datuk Ar. Ezumi Harzani Ismail, president, Malaysian Institute of Architects: 2020-2022 (Malaysia); Ken Ip, assistant general manager and group head of marketing, B.S.C. Group (Mainland China); Kristin Thorsteins, head of partnership growth for APAC at IWG PLC (Singapore); Lui Violanti, regional manager for Western Australia, Inhabit Group (Australia); Paul Tse, president, board of directors, Macao Association of Building Contractors and Developers (Hong Kong and Macau); Sorn Seap, executive vice president, Cambodian Valuers and Estate Agents Association (Cambodia); Suphin Mechuchep, CEO, Sen X Group PCL (Thailand); and Vivin Harsanto, senior director and head of advisory, JLL Indonesia (Indonesia).

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