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- Singapore’s GuocoLand named the Best Developer (Asia) for being an exemplary leader in urbanization
- Malaysia’s Bon Estates takes home second biggest regional award, Best Boutique Developer (Asia)
- Singapore’s former master architect-planner Dr Liu Thai Ker delivered the keynote address
A Night to Remember: Angeline Liau, Marketing Director for Bon Estates Malaysia receives the Best Boutique Developer (Asia) award from Paul Ashburn, Co-managing Partner, BDO at the seventh installment of the Grand Finals for the PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards
SINGAPORE – 8 November 2017
The PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards 2017, presented by Kohler, has finally reached its grand finale as the best in Asian real estate from Sri Lanka to Macau were honoured at the biggest and most respected industry awards gala presentation held on Wednesday evening (8 November 2017) at the Sands Expo and Convention Centre at Marina Bay Sands in Singapore. It was a glittering culmination of the year-long competition that started in Cambodia, journeying across Asia over the past year, and with Singapore’s domestic winners announced the previous evening. The event recognised real estate industry excellence across Asia, based on the careful assessment of an independent grand final jury comprising the 11 chairmen and woman of the Asia Property Awards. Freshly-crowned Singaporean champion GuocoLand, developer of the award-winning integrated development Tanjong Pagar Centre, was hailed the Best Developer in Asia for being a leader in urbanisation, mixed-use public spaces and sustainable development.
“One of the Singapore’s leading developers, GuocoLand believes that every project should possess ‘poetic ambience’ and offer a lifestyle that’s comfortable and usable. GuocoLand achieves its goal by incorporating well-designed public spaces, sustainable and green amenities, and choosing the most premium locations for the benefit of consumers,” the grand final jury said. Bon Estates Sdn Bhd, who won their local award in August in Kuala Lumpur, collected the second biggest regional award for Best Boutique Developer (Asia). Bon Estates is also the lone regional winner from Malaysia at the grand final ceremony. Singapore’s former master architect-planner Dr Liu Thai Ker, who gave the opening remarks to the two-day PropertyGuru Asia Real Estate Summit that preceded the grand finals, delivered the keynote address to inspire developers from around the region, which boasts some of the world’s most dynamic property markets with fast-growing urban population and migration.
“As an architect-planner, it is my belief that just as no man is an island, and no property project is an island. Projects function and look better if they are well integrated with the urban fabric,” he said, encouraging developers and governments to promote quality housing, reliable infrastructure and integrated communities that can support growth. Now in its seventh year, the 2017 grand final event also served as an introduction for the next stage of the PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards, which will be joined by developers from Japan and South Korea. Sri Lanka’s inaugural domestic gala dinner in Colombo has already been set in July 2018. The entire judging process was strictly supervised by BDO, the world’s fifth largest network of accounting and auditing firm, including actual site inspections and intensive deliberations by the independent panel.
Opening of the 2018 Asia Property Award Nominations (Malaysia)
Nominations for the fifth instalment of the Malaysia leg of the 2018 PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards programme which is set to take place on 26 April 2018, are now open. There are categories for outstanding developers, residential and commercial properties, and architectural and interior design across various segments. Special awards also await developers that, in the past year, have shown exemplary initiatives in sustainable development, green building, universal design, and corporate social responsibility. For more info on PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards, email or visit: AsiaPropertyAwards.com For further enquiries or media interviews, please contact the following persons:
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The PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards, the region’s biggest and most prestigious real estate awards series, is recognised as the ultimate hallmark of industry excellence in the Asian property sector. Boasting an independent panel of industry experts and trusted supervisors, the Awards has an unparalleled reputation for being credible, fair and transparent. Established in Thailand in 2005 to ‘recognise the region’s finest in real estate’, the Awards acknowledge, reward and celebrate the extraordinary achievements of developers and developments at a domestic and regional level. The Awards is a milestone event in the real estate industry calendar and is attended by key decision makers as well as esteemed trade and consumer media. Annually, the Awards covers 17 key markets in the Asian continent via a series of domestic gala ceremonies, hosting up to 600 senior industry figures, to recognise excellence within each Asian market, culminating in a Grand Final at the end of the year. In 2017, the PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards celebrates its 12th anniversary, and features nine domestic gala ceremonies in eight countries: Cambodia, the Philippines, Vietnam, Myanmar, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia and Singapore. The Awards series has also been expanded this year to include categories for Mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau, Mongolia, Laos, India, Sri Lanka, the Maldives and South Korea. Domestic winners from these 17 markets will then advance to the final round and compete for regional awards. The regional winners will be announced on the night of the PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards Grand Final to be held in Singapore on 8 November 2017. For more information, please visit: AsiaPropertyAwards.com
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