I was honoured to be invited to this prestigious event by the current president of FIABCI-Malaysia, Sr. Michael Geh. It was a grand occasion and someone told me that there were 1,300 people in the hall. I think property awards are an important benchmark for the industry. Let’s look at all the property award winners in the Malaysia Property Award 2019 below.
Press Release – MALAYSIA PROPERTY AWARDTM 2019
AT THE MALAYSIA PROPERTY AWARDTM 2019 AWARDS PRESENTATION CEREMONY CUM GALA DINNER
2 NOVEMBER 2019 at ONE WORLD HOTEL KUALA LUMPUR
Oscars for 2 developers and 11 property projects at gala nite
KUALA LUMPUR: Two industry captains and eleven property developments won the country’s most coveted Oscars of the real estate industry at the 27th FIABCI Malaysia Property AwardTM 2019 award presentation ceremony cum gala dinner at the One World Hotel tonight.
Dato’ Teo Chiang Quan, Chairman and Executive Director of Paramount Corporation Berhad, was named the Property Man while Datuk Hashim bin Wahir, the KLCC Property Holdings Berhad’s Chief Executive Officer, the Property CEO.
The eleven other property award winners were Pangsapuri Kasturi (MyHome) by Johor Land Berhad for the Affordable Housing Category, The 12 Waves, One Auto Hub by PKT Logistics (M) Sdn Bhd for Industrial Category, Bandar Dato’ Onn by Johor Land Berhad (Master Plan Category), Plaza Arkadia by Perdana ParkCity Sdn Bhd (Mixed-Use Development), and KL Eco City by S P Setia Berhad (Office Category).
Others were Penang Sentral Terminal Hub by MRCB Land Sdn Bhd and Sunway Medical Centre 3 by Sunway Medical Centre Sdn Bhd (both for the Purpose-Built category), Kanvas SOHO by Suntrack Raven Sdn Bhd (Residential High Rise), Mangala Resort & Spa by Franky Land Sdn Bhd (Resort), Melawati Mall by Sime Darby Capitaland (Melawati Mall) Sdn Bhd (Retail) and Menara Ken TTDI by Ken TTDI Sdn Bhd (Sustainable Development).
The awards presentation ceremony was graced by Yang Maha Mulia Che Puan Besar Kedah Hajah Haminah Binti Haji Hamidun of Kedah. Also present were FIABCI World president Mr. Walid Moussa.
FIABCI Malaysia President Sr. Michael Geh, in his opening remarks at the ceremony, congratulated the winners for their achievements and said the Award is the perfect platform to showcase the industry’s creative and innovative projects.
“The Malaysia Property AwardTM is a benchmark and driving force for the developers to continue to develop more creative and innovative projects that benefit the entire industry.”
He said all the projects submitted in the competition this year were outstanding and of high standard that are on par with overseas projects.
“To keep with the changing time, the Award organising committee has always been refining the assessment criteria and award categories. This year, we have added a new category, the Mixed-use Development Category, which catered for property developments that comprise three or more components of properties where these components are physically and functionally integrated with covered pedestrian connections to participate in the Award. For example, a development that blends residential, commercial, office, and retail use.”
He added that the number of overseas judges had been increased to four from the previous three to ensure the evaluation process is up to bar with international standard.
Geh said FIABCI Malaysia has embraced digital platform in its effort to reach out to members and non-members via social media to encourage more interaction between the organisation and its stakeholders.
He said smaller-sized developers should not be deterred from taking part in the competition thinking that their property developments may not stand a good chance because of their size.
“As far as the Malaysia Property AwardTM is concerned, size does not matter. What matters is the overall quality of the projects. This also applies to their company profile, it is not how strong or robust the company profile is, all you need is a good project that you think can qualify to win the Award,” he said.
Geh said the competition’s high score requirement is a benchmark to promote excellence and it should not deter and instead encourage developers to do better with their future projects.
Issued by FIABCI Malaysian Chapter
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