August 31, 2014
If you ask me what are the top three criteria I would consider before I buy a property, none of it would by the awards that the property developer has won. Seriously, I have not heard of many friends who buy a project because the developer has won lots of awards. If this is the case, then I think only the projects from the award winning developers would sell. Most of the time, smaller developers would find it tougher to even qualify and compete against bigger ones. If however you ask me, if both projects are similar, then how would I choose, I would tell you that I would choose the one with awards. Especially the international ones. I have not bought any properties by Sunway Berhad yet but congratulations to them for winning this and representing Malaysia.
The more recent one was South East Asia Property Awards. (SEAPA). The developer awards are judged based on a total of five criterias, which includes reputation image and CSR, quality of projects, track record, innovation and major achievements. The development awards on the other hand are judged based on seven criteria including design and amenities, location, value for money, use of space, construction and materials, unique selling points, state of completion and sales success. The Award recognizes the high calibre work within the Asian real estate industry, encompassing construction, architecture and interior design. Started in Thailand in 2005, the Asia Property Awards have since expanded to reward developments, consultants, architects and designers in China, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, the Philippines and Vietnam.
One developer stood out as the winner of the “Best Developer’ at SEAPA Malaysia 2014. Sunway Berhad bagged a total of four awards at the Southeast Asia Property Awards Malaysia 2014 at its Gala Dinner held at Westin Kuala Lumpur recently. Sunway Berhad came out on top for the Best Developer category, Sunway Wellesley Penang received Best Housing Development (North Malaysia) category. Sunway Montana received Best Housing Development (Central Malaysia) category while Sunway Lenang Heights Southern Region received the Highly Commended under the Best Housing Development (South Malaysia) category.
Sunway Wellesley is Sunway Property’s first residential development in mainland Penang. The 82 acre development with stunning contemporary homes adorned with lush feature-rich landscape is located in Bukit Mertajam with a total gross development value of RM 800 million.
Sunway Montana is a freehold green development in the pristine Desa Melawati with a 14 acre park inclusive of a skywalk and a RM 10 million clubhouse. Merely 13km away from KLCC, each abode is designed with the latest sustainable innovation.
Sunway Lenang Heights is an exclusive gated freehold 88 acre residential development situated at Taman Molek, Johor Bahru. With 60% green, the development features lush landscaping with extensive parks and an ultramodern clubhouse.
Sunway Berhad will join the winners from Indonesia, Singapore, and Vietnam to compete at the grand finale South East Asia Property Awards on October 16 in Singapore.
written on 31 Aug 2014
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