Noble Excellence Awards is one of the few Malaysian awards to honour the achievements of outstanding completed property developments that have made a difference in the lives of the communities they touched…
Judging Session 1 – (L-R): Sr. Khaidzir Abdul Rasip, Senior Vice-President of Urban Observatory, Iskandar Regional Development Authority (IRDA); Mr. Erick YT Kho, President of Malaysia Institute of Estate Agents (MIEA); Y.Bhg Datin Winnie Loo, Honourary President & Co-founder, Asian Hairdesigners Association (AHA), President of Malaysian Hair Dressing Association (MHA) and Deputy President of Branding Association of Malaysia (BAM); Mr. Eddie Tan – Organising Chairman, Managing Director of TTien Media Group and Past Vice-President of World FIABCI Young Members’ Committee; Mr. Stephen Tew, Founder of Axis Reits Managers Berhad, Past President and Lifetime Honorary Member of Malaysia Institute of Estate Agents (MIEA); Dr. Gerard Kho, Chief Marketing Officer of Medini Iskandar Malaysia Sdn Bhd; YM Tunku Dato’ Adj. Prof. Sr. Dr. Fauzi bin Tunku Dato’ Abdul Malek Al-Haj, Past Vice-President of Royal Institution of Surveyors Malaysia (RISM); Y.Bhg Dato’ Azmall Jamaluddin, Managing Director of 3D REID International, National Committee of International Real Estate Federation (FIABCI) Malaysia Chapter; Ar. Mohd Zulhemlee, President of Pertubuhan Akitek Malaysia (PAM)
October 20, 2016 Kuala Lumpur – Noble Excellence Awards is the one of the few Malaysian awards to honour the achievements of exceptional completed property developments that made a difference in the lives of the communities they touched. Proudly organised by TTien Media Group, the inaugural Noble Excellence Awards serves to highlight outstanding projects, as well as identify and honour conscientious developers who seek to make a real impact in the community residing within and around these projects. It is Malaysia’s first ever award to brand the property development profession as noble. As the Award’s finalists, they are recognised as being a part of these great living testimonies of excellence in ‘Liveability, Environment and Community’. The organizing chairman of NEA 16, Mr. Eddie Tan, who said he feels the need to continuously recognise and reward the good work that has been done in developing better living through modern housing and affordable homes, and building smarter and greener communities.
In the course of the Award, the property projects were assessed by a group of judges in two judging sessions – conducted on 22 September and 20 October, respectively. The best among them will be awarded with the Platinum, Gold or Silver Noble Excellence Award (based on the scores from the judges and public voting) under 14 categories:-
Central Best Development of the Year – Residential High-Rise : OCR Land Holdings – Boulevard Residence
Central Best Development of the Year – Residential Landed : OCR Land Holdings – Canary Residence / Mah Sing Group – M Residence
Northern Best Development of the Year – Residential Landed : Asia Green Group – Hilltop Villa
Southern Best Development of the Year – Residential Landed : United Malayan Land – Aster Luxury Cluster
Northern Best Development of the Year – Residential High-Rise : Ideal Property – Tree Sparina
National Best Township Development of the Year : MCHB – Bandar Sri Sendayan
National Best Integrated Development of the Year Sime Darby Brunsfield Damansara Sdn Bhd – Oasis Square @ Oasis Damansara
National Best Affordable Development of the Year – Residential Landed : Sime Darby USJ Development Sdn Bhd – Bandar Bukit Raja – Saron
National Best Development of the Year – Residential High-Rise
National Best Development of the Year – Residential Landed
Best Public Delivery Award
Emerging Developer Award
Leadership Excellence Award
Home Buyers Champion Award
The finalists include some of the highly esteemed property developers in the industry such as Asia Green Group, Ideal Property, Mah Sing Group, Matrix Concepts Holdings, OCR Land Holdings, Sime Darby Brunsfield Damansara, Sime Darby Property and United Malayan Land. The Noble Excellence Awards judges comprise of individuals who have distinguished themselves in their respective fields, who demonstrate exceptional leadership ability and vision.
“We hold our judges to the highest standards of fairness, accuracy and integrity and the team is helmed by the highly esteemed Y.Bhg Datuk Ng Seing Liong PJN, J.P, who is Past President and Patron of Real Estate Housing Developers’ Association Malaysia (REHDA),” Eddie explained.
The other judges are composed of members of Pertubuhan Akitek Malaysia (PAM), Malaysia Institute of Estate Agents (MIEA), Iskandar Regional Development Authority (IRDA), Medini Iskandar Malaysia (MIM), International Real Estate Federation (FIABCI) Malaysia Chapter, Royal Institution of Surveyors Malaysia (RISM), Construction Project Managers Malaysia (ACPM), ASEAN Retail-Chains Franchise Federation (ARFF), and Branding Association of Malaysia (BAM).
Judging Session in Progress
Participating NEA Finalists
The Award distinguishes itself from others by only being open for completed projects. Eddie shared, “It is about transforming and changing the way we live for the better. The developer themselves have to present their projects to the judges in order to win the respective titles. The award is only for completed projects, as we believe recognition or celebration should be given after an excellent work has been completed. We have received multiple invitations from various industry leaders who shared the same vision. As a result, this has led us to forge stronger partnerships to benefit all stakeholders for the future.”
The judging sessions comprise the presentation by the property developers followed by a question and answer session with the judges. In both judging sessions, the judges were impressed by the bravery of the property developers who were willing to answer the questions that come from all angles. “The judges wanted to know if property developers were deserving of the awards, hence the questions. It is rare to see developers who are willing to submit themselves to such scrutiny and the participants have proven their willingness to be transparent, which is a testament to their integrity,” Eddie commented.
Also unique to the Award is the public voting feature where members of the public can vote for their preferred development through the website and social media upon the conclusion of the judging sessions in late October 2016. The public voting will contribute 30% while the judges will be responsible for 70% of the winning outcome. This ensures that the house buyers will have a say in the winners’ line up. Successful entrants will be invited to attend the Awards Ceremony at KLPAC on Monday, 16 January 2017 where the official announcements will be made. An audience of 450 to 500 people is expected.
Datuk Ng Seing Liong, the Awards Chief Judge commented, “Noble Excellence Awards will bring the real estate market to the next level as the public will be part of the judging process. As such, my message to property developers is that first, you must protect the interest of all your property buyers as they are the customers and the one paying you. Secondly, you must deliver quality products and last but not the least, you must deliver on time.”
The Noble Excellence Awards 2016 was designed for the industry to benefit home buyers, and to create a healthy and sustainable ecosystem between buyers and sellers. It is a very fair and conclusive award which its prize winners can be proud of. We are pleased at the warm and positive reception from leading market players who highly appreciate the Award concept and the way it is conducted as proposed by us. For additional info, go to: http://www.nobleexcellenceawards.com
About Noble Excellence Awards
The sole objective of this prestige award is to create awareness and buzz within the real estate industry, with respect to building brand recognition as well as celebrating property developers and consumers alike. In addition, we also feel the need to continuously recognize and reward the good work that has been done in developing better living through modern housing and affordable homes, as well as building smarter and greener communities for all Malaysians. Winning this award is also a great testament towards attaining excellence in ‘Livability, Environment and Community’. The active proliferation of malls, hotels, office spaces and residences will undoubtedly benefit consumers at large, and society as a whole, for future generations to come. We aim to distinguish ourselves in the real estate market with our inclusive and holistic approach towards selecting the eventual winners. We strive to fulfill and accommodate the greatest expectations of society which we have come to embrace, believe and trust. Noble Excellence Awards 2016 ~ “Passion Driven, Excellence Inspired!” – HFM
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