Following the 9th PropertyGuru Asia Awards Malaysia gala that was held in November, the Group went on to announce the regional winners representing the Best in Asia at the 17th Annual PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards Grand Final. Also known as the finale of the 2022 PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards series, the Grand Final was presented in 48 categories at The Athenee Hotel, a Luxury Collection Hotel, in Bangkok, Thailand. The awards gala was presented by Kohler and further supported by Leading Real Estate Companies of the World®.
The latest edition of the Grand Final officially marked the full return of the black-tie gala dinner and awards presentation following a successful virtual gala edition in 2021. The 2022 Grand Final was streamed live on AsiaPropertyAwards.com, as well as the programme’s official Facebook and YouTube channels.
Since its establishment in Thailand in 2005, the PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards programme has expanded over the years to 18 property markets. Through its series of in-person and virtual gala celebrations, the PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards programme has provided an international platform for outstanding real estate developers, architects, and interior designers across Asia Pacific to be recognized for their endeavours in the industry. The programme also serves to connect awardees to a wide pool of investors, consumers, and agents, as well as the diaspora throughout the region and beyond.
“The Awards remain among our widest-reaching enterprise solutions, having expanded over the years to represent some of the world’s most dynamic property markets from Southeast Asia to Australia. With these award-winning developers and designers as benchmarks, we hope to guide property seekers towards finding, financing and owning the right properties.” commented Hari V Krishnan, CEO and Managing Director of PropertyGuru Group.
“In this, the 17th edition of the PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards Grand Final, we elevate not only the region’s dream homes but also its finest, most sustainable live-work-play developments, workspaces, retail hubs, hotels, resorts, and industrial parks, among others, to an international platform. Whether you’re seeking, selling or building property, we will see you home.”
The regional winners at the Grand Final were selected from the elite pool of country winners from PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards’ series of celebrations this year in Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, the Philippines, Mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau, Greater Niseko (Japan), India, and Australia.
This year, the accolade for Best Developer in Asia was awarded to New World Development Company Limited, representing China (including Hong Kong & Macau). Along with the design practice Lead8, the company also received the Best Mega Mixed Use Development (Asia) award for 11 SKIES. Representing Mainland China also, Lead8 additionally won the Best Retail Architectural Design (Asia) award for Shougang Park Urban Weaving District, while Benoy Limited won Best Mixed Use Architectural Design (Asia) for CRL MixC Qianhai in another regional win for the Chinese nation.
The Philippines garnered seven regional wins, led by the Best Industrial Developer (Asia) title for Aboitiz InfraCaptial Economic Estates and Best Lifestyle Developer (Asia) title for Global-Estate Resorts, Inc. (GERI). The same developers also won the honours of Best Industrial Development (Asia) and Best Green Development (Asia) for LIMA Estate. AppleOne Mactan, Inc. also won Best Branded Residential Development (Asia) for The Residences at Sheraton Cebu Mactan Resort while Cebu Landmasters, Inc. won Best Hospitality Architectural Design (Asia) for Sofitel Cebu City. Arquitectonica was honoured with the Best Office Architectural Design (Asia) award for Mega Tower.
Thailand also gained seven regional wins, including the Best Landmark Mixed Use Development (Asia) award for One Bangkok by Frasers Property Holdings (Thailand) Co Ltd (FPHT). Magnolia Quality Development Corporation Limited won both the Best Condo Development (Asia) and Best Health and Wellness Development (Asia) awards for The Aspen Tree at The Forestias. PMT Property Co Ltd earned the titles of Best Condo Interior Design (Asia) and Best Condo Landscape Architectural Design (Asia) for 125 Sathorn. Lake Legend Bangna-Suvarnabhumi by Hongkong Land and Property Perfect PCL was named Best Waterfront Housing/Landed Development (Asia) while Jaytiya 2 Private Pool Villas Residence by Jaytiya Property Co Ltd won Best Housing/Landed Landscape Architectural Design (Asia).
Singapore scored six regional wins at the Grand Final as well. GuocoLand was named Best Luxury Developer (Asia) and Best Sustainable Developer (Asia) while UOL Group Limited was named Best Hospitality Developer (Asia). The Group also won Best Hotel Development (Asia) for Pan Pacific Orchard. At the same time, Park Nova by Shun Tak Holdings won the Best Condo Architectural Design (Asia), while Artyzen Singapore by Artyzen Hospitality Group won Best Hospitality Interior Design (Asia).
Indonesia was also presented with six regional wins that include the Best Township Development (Asia) award for Kota Baru Parahyangan by PT. Belaputera Intiland and Best Township Masterplan Design (Asia) award for PIK2 Sedayu Indo City by Agung Sedayu Group & Salim Group. Autograph Tower at Thamrin Nine Complex by PT Putragaya Wahana, a member of Galeon Group, won Best Office Development (Asia) while LRT City Jatibening by KSO PT Adhi Commuter Properti Tbk. & PT Urban Jakarta Propertindo Tbk. won Best Connectivity Condo Development (Asia). Metland Cibitung by PT Fajarputera Dinasti, a subsidiary of PT Metropolitan Land Tbk., won Best Connectivity Housing/Landed Development (Asia) while LOGOS Cikarang Logistics Park by LOGOS Indonesia was named Best Green Industrial Development (Asia).
Australia scored five regional wins, including the Best Boutique Developer (Asia) title for Spacious Group. SPG Land won both the Best Smart Building Development (Asia) and Best Integrated Work From Home Development (Asia) titles for Paradiso Place. Dare Property Group won Best Eco Friendly Commercial Development (Asia) for Zero Gipps and Mayrin Group won Best Housing/Landed Architectural Design (Asia) for The Archwood Residences.
Vietnam scored four regional wins, including the Best Mixed Use Developer (Asia) title for Keppel Land. Sycamore by CapitaLand Development (Vietnam) won the Best Housing/Landed Development (Asia) and Best Eco Friendly Housing/Landed Development (Asia) awards. Artisan Park by Gamuda Land was named Best Retail Development (Asia). From Greater Niseko, Andaru Collection Niseko by Blue Waves Group clinched both Best Completed Housing/Landed Development (Asia) and Best Housing/Landed Interior Design (Asia) awards. HakuVillas by H2 Group won the Best Completed Condo Development (Asia) award.
Cambodia and Malaysia each earned two regional wins. The Best Breakthrough Developer (Asia) award went to Kambujaya Development Co., Ltd, with the Best Waterfront Condo Development (Asia) title going to Vue Aston by The Peninsula Capital Co., Ltd. KL Wellness City by KL Wellness City Sdn Bhd was named Best Mixed Use Development (Asia), with Infinity8 Reserve JBCC by Infinity Group winning Best Co-Working Space (Asia).
The PropertyGuru Icon Award was accorded to Candra Ciputra, CEO of Ciputra Group and President Director of PT Ciputra Development Tbk. Ciputra was previously named the Indonesia Real Estate Personality of the Year in 2015 in recognition of a lifetime of real estate achievements covering developments in more than 40 cities across the archipelago.
The list of winners at the Grand Final was selected by an independent jury consisting of head judges of participating markets in the Awards:
- Thien Duong, chairperson of the Grand Final and general director, Group GSA (Vietnam);
- Amit Khanna, managing director, Phoenix Advisers (India);
- Bill Barnett, founder and managing director, C9 Hotelworks (Greater Niseko);
- Cyndy Tan Jarabata, president of TAJARA Leisure & Hospitality Group Inc. (Philippines);
- Dato’ Sr. Lau Wai Seang, president, Royal Institution of Surveyors Malaysia (RISM): 2017-2018 (Malaysia);
- Kristin Thorsteins, head of partnership growth for APAC at IWG PLC (Singapore);
- Lui Violanti, regional manager for Western Australia, Inhabit Group (Australia);
- Paul Tse, president, board of directors, Macao Association of Building Contractors and Developers (Mainland China, Hong Kong and Macau);
- Sorn Seap, executive vice president, Cambodian Valuers and Estate Agents Association (Cambodia);
- Suphin Mechuchep, chairperson, JLL Thailand (Thailand); and
- Vivin Harsanto, senior director and head of advisory, JLL Indonesia (Indonesia).
HLB, the leading international accounting and advisory ﬁrm, upheld fairness, transparency and credibility throughout all points of the selection process, under the leadership of Paul Ashburn, HLB International Real Estate Group.
The 17th PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards Grand Final is supported by platinum sponsor Kohler; gold sponsor Leading Real Estate Companies of the World®; official portal partner PropertyGuru; official channel partner History; official magazine Property Report by PropertyGuru; official PR partner Artemis Associates; media partners BusinessWorld, Construction & Property, d+a Magazine, Daily FT, Deluxe Magazine, Discover Pattaya, Esquire PH, Hot Magazine, Housing.com, Kompas, Kopiandpropetry.com, Luxuo, Manila Bulletin, Mingtiandi, Palace, Pattaya Trader, Penang Property Talk, People Asia Magazine, PhilStar PropertyReport PH, Powderlife, Real Estate News PH, Real Living, Rem, Robb Report, Southeast Asia Globe, Suara Indonesia, The Grid, The Hindu, The Manila Times, Think of Living, Top 10 of Malaysia, Vietnam Heritage, WhenInManila.com, Yacht Style, and Your Investment Property; official ESG partner Baan Dek Foundation; official charity partner Liter of Light; supporting partners IFC – Building Resilience Index, IFC – Excellence in Design for Greater Efficiencies, and REHDA Institute; supporting associations EuroCham Cambodia, Global Design Awards Lab, Green Building Consulting & Engineering, Niseko Tourism, Singapore Estate Agents Association, and Singapore Green Building Council; and official supervisor HLB.
To learn more about the PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards Grand Final, you can visit their official website here.