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Two Awards Become the Number One in Malaysia to Celebrate the Hallmark of Real Estate Excellence


Press Release: Two Awards Become the Number One in Malaysia to Celebrate the Hallmark of Real Estate Excellence


  • The 9th PropertyGuru Asia Awards Malaysia in partnership with are now open for eligible entries and nominations
  • 100 categories are open to be judged by the most respected panel of real estate experts in the country
  • People’s Choice Awards will be presented to top-voted developers
  • Highly anticipated in-person gala dinner is set to take place at the historic Majestic Hotel Kuala Lumpur on 18 November 2022

KUALA LUMPUR — 10 June 2022

Malaysia’s top two leading property portals have launched the 9th PropertyGuru Asia Awards Malaysia in partnership with, bringing together the nation’s most respected awards programmes to set a new single benchmark for excellence in Malaysian real estate.

The good news comes as PropertyGuru Group (NYSE: PGRU), Southeast Asia’s leading proptech company, integrates and combines forces with premier property portal, capturing 90 percent of the property market and connecting developers and agents with the largest base of high-intent property seekers.

The 9th PropertyGuru Asia Awards Malaysia in partnership with will be judged by an 18-strong panel of top property industry experts with categories covering residential, commercial and industrial properties, as well as architecture and design awards. The prestigious accolades will also include the coveted People’s Choice Awards, as voted by Malaysian property buyers, plus special recognitions and titles.

“We are proud and excited to launch this new combined awards programme in Malaysia to set a credible Gold Standard in real estate development and design, endorsed by the country’s most trusted property advisors,” said Jules Kay, general manager of PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards and Events.

“The PropertyGuru Asia Awards Malaysia in partnership with are also an important part of the well-established PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards series, which covers 12 countries and provides a platform for developers to stand shoulder-to-shoulder with their international peers to be crowned the Best of the Best in Asia,” Kay added.

The revamped awards programme will honour the Winners at the exclusive gala dinner and ceremony on Friday, 18 November 2022, at the historic Majestic Hotel Kuala Lumpur, the official venue of the Awards. The highly anticipated ceremony will be staged according to updated health and hygiene protocols in the Malaysian city.

Key dates for the 2022 edition: 

30 June 2022 – Entries Close

1 July 2022 – Long list announcement

11-24 July 2022 – People’s Choice Awards voting period (independently verified by PwC Malaysia)

26-28 July 2022 – Live Judging Days[MP1] 

18 November 2022 – Gala Dinner and Awards Ceremony in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

9 December 2022 – Regional Grand Final Gala Event in Bangkok, Thailand

Nominations from the public and official entries from eligible companies are currently being accepted here:

One-hundred categories are open in 2022 where one winner per category will be selected from the long list. Eligible companies and projects from all regions in Malaysia may vie for 76 categories, including Developer, Development, Design and Special Awards. Up to 24 award categories honouring regional achievements in Central, Southern and Northern Malaysia are also at stake.

The following categories are now open to eligible nominees and entrants:


Best Developer   

Best Developer (Central Malaysia)

Best Developer (Southern Malaysia)

Best Developer (Northern Malaysia)

Best Developer (East Malaysia)

Best Boutique Developer 

Best Affordable Homes Developer

Best Lifestyle Developer

Best Commercial Developer

Best Township Developer

Best Industrial/Logistics Developer

Best Breakthrough Developer

Best Mixed-Use Developer

Best Hospitality Developer

Best Luxury Developer

People’s Choice Award – Top 10 Developers


Best Mega Township Development (over 500 acres)                  

Best Mid-Sized Township Development (up to 500 acres)

Best Waterfront High-Rise Development                                     

Best Waterfront Landed Development

Best Smart Home High-Rise Development

Best Smart Home Landed Development

Best Integrated WFH Development

Best Investment High-Rise Development

Best Investment Landed Development

Best Wellness Lifestyle Development

Best Health and Wellness Development

Best Lifestyle High-Rise Development

Best Lifestyle Landed Development

Best Connectivity High-Rise Development

Best Connectivity Landed Development

Best Secure Landed Development

Best Secure High-Rise Development

Best Value High-Rise Development

Best Value Landed Development

Best Eco-Friendly High-Rise Development

Best Eco-Friendly Landed Development

Best Completed High-Rise Development

Best Completed Landed Development

Best High-Rise Development by Overseas Developer

Best Landed Development by Overseas Developer

Best Branded Residential Development

Best Reconstruction Project Development 


Best Retail Development    

Best Hotel Development     

Best Mixed-Use Development    

Best Office Development     

Best Industrial Development    

Best Smart Building Development 

Best Commercial Green Development

Best Eco-Friendly Commercial Development


Best High-Rise Architectural Design

Best High-Rise Interior Design

Best Landed Architectural Design

Best Landed Interior Design

Best High-Rise Landscape Architectural Design

Best Landed Landscape Architectural Design

Best Commercial Landscape Architectural Design

Best Co-Working Space

Best Clubhouse Design

Best Hotel Interior Design

Best Hotel Architectural Design

Best Office Interior Design

Best Retail Architectural Design

Best Township Masterplan Design

Best Mixed-Use Architectural Design

Best Co-Living Development


Best of Malaysia: High-Rise Development

Best of Malaysia: Landed Development

Best of Malaysia: Township Development

Special Recognition in ESG 

Special Recognition in Sustainable Design & Construction

Special Recognition for CSR

Real Estate Personality of the Year     

Rising Star Award of the Year    

Visionary Developer of the Year

Consumer Game Changer of the Year



Best Luxury Landed Development (Central)

Best High End Landed Development (Central)

Best Mass Market Landed Development (Central)

Best Luxury High-Rise Development (Central)

Best High-End High-Rise Development (Central)

Best Mid-End High-Rise Development (Central)

Best Mass Market High-Rise Development (Central)

Best Township Development (Central)


Best Luxury Landed Development (Southern)

Best High-End Landed Development (Southern)

Best Mass Market Landed Development (Southern)

Best Luxury High-Rise Development (Southern)

Best High-End High-Rise Development (Southern)

Best Mid-End High-Rise Development (Southern)

Best Mass Market High-Rise Development (Southern)

Best Township Development (Southern)


Best Luxury Landed Development (Northern)

Best High-End Landed Development (Northern)

Best Mass Market Landed Development (Northern)

Best Luxury High-Rise Development (Northern)

Best High-End High-Rise Development (Northern)

Best Mid-End High-Rise Development (Northern)

Best Mass Market High-Rise Development (Northern)

Best Township Development (Northern)

Nominees and entrants will undergo a fair, transparent, ethical judging process, under the helm of HLB as the official supervisor of Awards. The independent panel of judges comprises highly respected, renowned industry leaders in real estate, consultancy, architecture & design, finance, legal, and related fields. They include Dato’ Sr Lau Wai Seang, president of the Royal Institution of Surveyors Malaysia (RISM): 2017-2018 and chairperson of the judging panel, and Chris Tia, principal and managing partner of Tia & Noordin and vice-chairperson of the judging panel. The esteemed panel of judges will provide their unbiased insights during the Live Judging Days set in late July 2022.

John Ler and Kelvin Chew, international contact partner and managing partner of HLB Ler Lum Chew – HLB Malaysia, respectively, lead the third-party team of supervisors, ensuring credibility, fairness and transparency of the entire awards process.

In addition to the independent panel of judges, consumers will have the opportunity to vote for their preferred companies through the People’s Choice Awards, honouring the 10 most popular development companies in the country. Results of the People’s Choice Awards are independently verified by PwC Malaysia.

Reaching a wider audience including consumers, investors and real estate agents throughout Malaysia and across Asia Pacific, the exclusive gala dinner and presentation of the PropertyGuru Asia Awards Malaysia in partnership with in November will be streamed live on and the official channels on Facebook, LinkedIn, and YouTube, as well as on’s Facebook page. Highlights of the event will air on the History Channel, the official cable TV partner of the Awards.

Country winners from Malaysia have a chance to claim the “Best in Asia” honours as they advance to the 17th PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards Grand Final, which will be hosted in Bangkok on 9 December 2022. The hybrid physical and virtual edition of the PropertyGuru Asia Real Estate Summit, the tech and thought leadership platform of PropertyGuru Group, will take place in the same week.

The 9th PropertyGuru Asia Awards Malaysia in partnership with is supported by gold sponsor Kohler; official portal partners and; official venue The Majestic Hotel Kuala Lumpur; official cable TV partner History Channel; official magazine PropertyGuru Property Report; media partner; official ESG partner Baan Dek Foundation;[PR2]  People’s Choice Awards official voting partner PwC Malaysia; and official supervisor HLB.

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Charles is Founder of He writes from his investment experience for the the past 20 years in investments including property, stock, unit trust and more as well as readings and conversations with many property gurus in the industry. is an independent property blog which is not affiliated to any media company, property developer or even real estate agencies.

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