Strong contenders named for fourth annual PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards (Malaysia) 2017
Eighteen companies from Kuala Lumpur to Iskandar are vying for top honours at Malaysia’s most prestigious industry awards for real estate excellence
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia – 27 July 2017
The fourth annual PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards (Malaysia), presented by Kohler, have revealed the official shortlist of nominees who are competing for honours in the country’s most prestigious real estate awards ceremony.
A total of 18 deserving developers made the cut with projects ranging from residential, commercial, mixed-use and green developments across the country, from Kuala Lumpur to Penang and Iskandar.
Leading this year’s race for the gold is Tropicana Corporation Berhad, a company known for its mixed retail, commercial and leisure developments. The Selangor-based firm collected a total of seven nominations, more than double the nods received by second placers UMLand and Bon Estates Sdn Bhd, which earned three spots in the shortlist each.
Among the nominated projects under leading nominee Tropicana’s umbrella include the master planned communities of Tropicana Aman and Tropicana Heights, both competing in the Best Housing Development (Kuala Lumpur) category, the integrated community Tropicana Metropark, and the themed urban garden, aptly named Tropicana Gardens.
Meanwhile, two of UMLand’s nominations are for special awards in Sustainable Development and Corporate Social Responsibility. The company is in a three-way tie in the same categories with Tropicana Corporation and the 2016 Best Developer winner Sime Darby Property.
Other companies that received double nominations in 2017 include Southkey City Sdn Bhd, LBS Bina Group Berhad, UDA Holdings Berhad, Mayland, and Ideal Property Group.
The final shortlist was determined, under the strict supervision of BDO Malaysia, from 40 eligible entries received by the independent judging panel, which is headed by incumbent chairman Prem Kumar, executive director of Jones Lang Wootton.
“The PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards (Malaysia) showcase a wonderful evolution of the industry from where we were 20 or 30 years ago, bringing recognition to the developers for a job well done,” said Kumar.
“The growth in the industry is extremely important and during a period such as now, when the property market may not be performing at its best, a lot rests on the shoulders of the developers, and of course, various other stakeholders to steer us and our country through the rough seas.”
All shortlisted finalists in Malaysia will be recognised either as Winner or Highly Commended during the gala dinner that will host around 300 key senior figures from real estate and related industries. This year’s event will once again be graced by Guest of Honour Yang Amat Mulia Tunku Seri Menanti Tunku Ali Redhauddin ibni Tuanku Muhriz, chairman of PropertyGuru Malaysia.
“It is our pleasure to announce the full shortlist of deserving nominees. Together these companies represent the best of the industry as selected by its leaders,” said PropertyGuru Malaysia country manager Sheldon Fernandez.
“In today’s challenging market conditions, Malaysian consumers can certainly rely on a trusted source of recommendations for outstanding real estate developments such as the PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards (Malaysia) to aid them in making confident property decisions.”
Aside from the completion categories, there will be a special presentation during the ceremony for the 2017 Malaysia Real Estate Personality of the Year winner Glen Chan, CEO and managing director of Pacific Star Development Ltd, who was chosen by the editors of PropertyGuru Property Report magazine for elevating the standards of mixed-use and leisure developments in the country. Chan spearheaded the award-winning Puteri Cove Residences project, which is set to be completed by year-end.
The highly anticipated black-tie awards gala evening takes places on Thursday, 17 August 2017, at the InterContinental Kuala Lumpur. It begins with an hour of cocktail reception, followed by the opening remarks, a four-course dinner, and the awards ceremony proper. More than 20 categories will be handed out during the three-hour long presentation.
The full shortlist of the PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards (Malaysia) 2017 is below:
Best Boutique Developer
Best Luxury Condo Development (Kuala Lumpur)
Best High End Condo Development (Kuala Lumpur)
Best Housing Development (Kuala Lumpur)
Best Condo Development (Penang)
Best Condo Development (Iskandar)
Best Housing Development (Iskandar)
Best Mass Market Development (Landed)
Best Mass Market Development (Condo)
Best Mixed Use Development
Best Condo Architectural Design
Best Retail Architectural Design
Best Landscape Architectural Design
BEST OF THE BEST CATEGORIES
Best Condo Development (Malaysia)
Best Housing Development (Malaysia)
SPECIAL AWARDS CATEGORIES
Special Recognition in CSR
Special Recognition in Sustainable Development
Best Universal Design Development
Best Green Development
Real Estate Personality of the Year
The fourth annual PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards (Malaysia) is supported by title sponsor Kohler; co-sponsor Regus; official portal partner PropertyGuru.com.my; official newspaper Malay Mail; official supplier Corner Stone; media partners PropertyGuru Property Report, Oxford Business Group, and Top 10 of Malaysia; and official supervisor BDO Malaysia.
A precursor to the awards night in Kuala Lumpur, the PropertyGuru Malaysia Real Estate Summit on 16 August at the InterContinental will gather more than 100 senior industry executives and decision makes, including more than 20 expert speakers, to talk about ‘shaping the future of Malaysian real estate’ at PropertyGuru’s C-level conference.
As always, main domestic winners in Malaysia will advance to the PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards Grand Final in Singapore this November to compete with peers from 16 other markets in regional categories to be named the ‘Best in Asia.’