News: Elite Shortlist of Nominees for 2018 PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards (Malaysia) Unveiled

Apr 10, 2018

 
The finalists for the 2018 PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards (Malaysia), presented by Kohler, have been announced by the independent panel of judges ahead of the presentation ceremony later this month.

Last year’s double winner LBS Bina Group Berhad collects six nominations this year – the most for any shortlisted developer. The group that specialises in mass market projects and townships earned their spots in the said categories for LBS SkyLake Residence and D’ Island Residence, respectively.

LBS is also up for two special awards: CSR (corporate social responsibility), together with Lion Group Property and Mah Sing Group; and Sustainable Development, alongside three-time nominee OCR Group of Companies.

Tied with triple nominations each are Eastern & Oriental Berhad, Johor Land Berhad, and Sime Darby Property Berhad, the last already a titleholder for the coveted Best Developer title back in 2016 from the local competition in Kuala Lumpur, and the regional Grand Final after competing with Southeast Asia’s best developers.

Deserving companies with at least two nominations this year include UMLand, UEM Sunrise Berhad, Country View Berhad, Malaysia Land Properties Sdn. Bhd., and Wangsa Tegap Sdn Bhd.

More than 20 developers and construction companies with current projects in Kuala Lumpur, Klang Valley, Penang, and Iskandar Malaysia are competing for the industry’s highest honours and special awards, including a new category for outstanding public facility and township development.

The presentation for Winners and Highly Commended recipients will take place during an exclusive, black-tie ceremony on Thursday, 26 April, at the InterContinental Kuala Lumpur ballroom. Nearly 300 guests and VIPs are expected to join the gala dinner, which will begin with a cocktail reception.

Terry Blackburn, founder and managing director of the PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards, said: “This year’s crop of shortlisted nominees in Malaysia prove that despite market challenges and temporary downturns, developers who are truly invested in the success of the property sector deserved being celebrated. They have vital role in this industry and we are confident that they will continue to produce the best properties for consumers.”

Fair, transparent and ethical judging

The judging system for the fifth edition of the awards, which is known for its fairness, transparency and credibility, was supervised by BDO, the world’s fifth largest auditing and accountancy firm.

Prem Kumar, executive director of Jones Lang Wootton, is the incumbent chairman of the judges, while Yang Amat Mulia Tunku Besar Seri Menanti, Tunku Ali Redhauddin ibni Tuanku Muhriz, serves as the honourary president of the panel.

Sharing his outlook on the market, the panel’s chair said: “The consensus today is that the Malaysian property market – specifically the residential and commercial sectors – is undergoing a period of consolidation. The stakeholders are all striving towards a quick recovery of the market. The panel commends the developers that work hard to maintain the highest quality and standards, as well as incorporating aspects such as sustainability, lifestyle elements, and others, which have become extremely important and crucial. This is the way forward.”

Kumar’s colleagues on the judging panel include highly respected experts from the real estate, design, consultancy and related sectors, namely: Sr Low Han Hoe (Senior Manager, Investment & Agency, Nawawi Tie Leung Real Estate Consultants Sdn Bhd); Blaine Robert (Creative Director, Blaine Robert Design); Dr. Daniele Gambero (CEO, REI Group of Companies); Boon Che Wee (Board of Architects and Board of Town Planners Malaysia); Datuk Ar Hj Saiful Anuar Abdul Aziz (Principal, Arte Axis Design Group); Ar. Mustapha Kamal Zulkarnain (Founder and Principal, Arkitek Mustapha Kamal); Tan Hui Yin (Senior Associate, Tan Chap & Associates); and Ir. Dr. Zulhkiple A Bakar (Managing Director, Perunding ZNA).

The 2018 PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards (Malaysia) is supported by platinum sponsor Kohler; official portal partner PropertyGuru.com.my, Malaysia’s leading property site; media partners Prestige Malaysia, Top10 Malaysia, and PropertyGuru Property Report; supporting association RICS (Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors); and the official supervisor BDO Malaysia by audit partner Rejeesh Balasubramaniam, senior audit manager H’ng Hock Seng, and audit director Lu Yan Fen.

FULL SHORTLIST OF NOMINEES
5th PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards (Malaysia) 2018

DEVELOPER AWARDS

Best Developer
Winner to be revealed at the gala dinner on 26 April 2018

Best Boutique Developer
• OCR Land Holdings Sdn Bhd

Special Recognition in CSR
• LBS Bina Group Berhad
• Lion Group Property
• Mah Sing Group

Special Recognition in Sustainable Development
• LBS Bina Group Berhad
• OCR Group of Companies

DEVELOPMENT AWARDS

Best Luxury Condo Development
• One Stonor by Malaysia Land Properties Sdn. Bhd.
• The Mews KLCC by Eastern & Oriental Berhad
• The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Kuala Lumpur, Jalan Sultan Ismail by Wangsa Tegap Sdn Bhd (Co. No: 185589-W) – a wholly-owned subsidiary of Berjaya Corporation Berhad

Best Condo Development (Klang Valley)
• MET 1 Residences by TTDI KL Metropolis Sdn Bhd.
• The Fennel at Sentul East by YTL Land & Development Berhad
• The Pano by OCR Group of Companies

Best Landed Development (Klang Valley)
• Albury 2 by UMLand
• Crescent Park at Bandar Bukit Mahkota by Lion Group Property
• Irama Perdana @ LBS Alam Perdana by LBS Bina Group Berhad

Best Condo Development (Iskandar)
• Paradiso Nuova by Zhuoyuan Iskandar Sdn Bhd

Best Landed Development (Iskandar)
• Autumn Breeze 3 Storey Superlink XL House, Nusa Sentral by Country View Berhad
• AVIRA Medini by Eastern & Oriental Berhad
• D’Art 18 Collection 2 @ Taman Tropika by PH World
• Spring Meadow 3 Storey Cluster House, Nusa Sentral by Country View Berhad

Best Condo Development (Penang)
• The Marin at Ferringhi by Plenitude Berhad
• The Tamarind, Seri Tanjung Pinang by Eastern & Oriental Berhad

Best Mass Market Development (Condo)
• Austin Regency by Scudai Development Sdn. Bhd.
• LBS SkyLake Residence by LBS Bina Group Berhad
• Putra 1 at Bandar Seri Putra by UMLand
• Sky Condominium by IOI Properties Group Berhad

Best Township Development
• Bandar Dato’ Onn by Johor Land Berhad
• Bandar Saujana Putra by LBS Bina Group Berhad
• City of Elmina by Sime Darby Property Berhad
• D’ Island Residence by LBS Bina Group Berhad
• Taman Seri Austin by UMLand Seri Austin

Best Office Development (Iskandar)
• Menara JLand by Johor Land Berhad

Best Mixed Use Development
• Almás @ Puteri Harbour by UEM Sunrise Berhad
• Sutera Avenue by Mah Sing Group

DESIGN AWARDS

Best Condo Architectural Design
• One Stonor by Malaysia Land Properties Sdn. Bhd.

Best Landscape Architectural Design
• Central Park at City of Elmina by Sime Darby Property Berhad

SPECIAL AWARDS

Best Universal Design Development
• City of Elmina by Sime Darby Property Berhad

Best Green Development
• Almás @ Puteri Harbour by UEM Sunrise Berhad
• Menara JLand by Johor Land Berhad
• The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Kuala Lumpur, Jalan Sultan Ismail by Wangsa Tegap Sdn Bhd (Co. No: 185589-W) – a wholly-owned subsidiary of Berjaya Corporation Berhad

Special Recognition for Public Facility
• Duke 1 and Duke 2 Highway by Ekovest Berhad

BEST OF MALAYSIA AWARDS

Best Condo Development (Malaysia)
Winner to be revealed at the gala dinner on 26 April 2018

Best Landed Development (Malaysia)
Winner to be revealed at the gala dinner on 26 April 2018

 

For more information email awards@propertyguru.com or visit AsiaPropertyAwards.com/malaysia-property-awards/

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