PROPCAFE News : PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards Malaysia 2017

PROPCAFE News Asia Property Award Malaysia 2017

A yearly affair but this year contenders and nominees are more interesting compared to last year. There are few projects were reviewed by PROPCAFE among the nominees for this year.

The fourth annual PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards Malaysia 2017 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.

Tropicana Gardens Kora Damansara
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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 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.

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“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. More than 20 categories will be handed out during the three-hour long presentation.

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The full shortlist of the PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards (Malaysia) 2017 is below:

DEVELOPER CATEGORY

Best Developer

  • WINNER will be revealed on 17 August 2017 during the gala dinner

Best Boutique Developer

  • Bon Estates Sdn Bhd
The Estate At South Bangsar by Bon Estates
The Estate At South Bangsar by Bon Estates

DEVELOPMENT CATEGORIES

Best Luxury Condo Development (Kuala Lumpur)

  • Dorsett Residences Bukit Bintang by Mayland
  • Tropicana Residences by Tropicana Corporation Berhad
Tropicana The Residences KLCC

Best High End Condo Development (Kuala Lumpur)

  • Anggun Residence by UDA Holdings Berhad
  • The Estate by Bon Estates Sdn Bhd
  • The Luxe by Infinitum by Macly
PROPCAFE Review : Anggun Residences @ KL City Centre by UDA Holdings
PROPCAFE Review : Anggun Residences @ KL City Centre by UDA Holdings

 

Best Housing Development (Kuala Lumpur)

  • Sierra 6 at 16 Sierra, Puchong South by IOI Properties
  • Tropicana Aman by Tropicana Corporation Berhad
  • Tropicana Heights by Tropicana Corporation Berhad

Best Condo Development (Penang)

  • City Residence by Ivory Properties Group Berhad
  • Queens Residences Q1 by Ideal Property Group

Best Condo Development (Iskandar)

  • Suasana Iskandar Malaysia by UMLand

Best Housing Development (Iskandar)

  • Aster 2 – Double Storey Semi-Detached House by UMLand Seri Austin

Best Mass Market Development (Landed)

  • Desiran Bayu by LBS Bina Group Berhad

Best Mass Market Development (Condo)

  • BSP21 by LBS Bina Group Berhad

Best Mixed Use Development

  • Legasi Kampong Bahru by UDA Holdings Berhad
  • Southkey Mosaic by Southkey City Sdn Bhd
  • Tropicana Metropark by Tropicana Corporation Berhad
PROPCAFE Review : 16 Sierra @ Puchong South By IOI Properties
PROPCAFE Review : 16 Sierra @ Puchong South By IOI Properties

 

DESIGN CATEGORIES

Best Condo Architectural Design

  • Isola@KLCC by O&C Resources Berhad
  • TTDI Segaris by Naza TTDI Sdn. Bhd.
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PROPCAFE Review: Isola @ KLCC by OCR

Best Retail Architectural Design

  • Aman Central by Great Realty Sdn Bhd
  • S Cube Mall by Brunsfield Bhd (ERM Project Management Sdn Bhd)

Best Landscape Architectural Design

  • Hampton Damansara by Mayland
  • The Estate by Bon Estates Sdn Bhd
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BEST OF THE BEST CATEGORIES

 Best Condo Development (Malaysia)

  • WINNER will be revealed on 17 August 2017 during the gala dinner

Best Housing Development (Malaysia)

  • WINNER will be revealed on 17 August 2017 during the gala dinner

 

SPECIAL AWARDS CATEGORIES

 Special Recognition in CSR

  • Ideal Property Group
  • Sime Darby Property Berhad
  • Tropicana Corporation Berhad
  • UMLand

Special Recognition in Sustainable Development

  • Sime Darby Property Berhad
  • Tropicana Corporation Berhad
  • UMLand

Best Universal Design Development

  • Gravit8 by Mitraland Group
  • Southkey Mosaic by Southkey City Sdn Bhd

Best Green Development

  • Tropicana Gardens by Tropicana Corporation Berhad
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PUBLISHER’S CHOICE

Real Estate Personality of the Year

  • Glen Chan, CEO and Managing Director, Pacific Star Development Ltd

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.’ Good luck Malaysia.

For more information about the PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards (Malaysia), email info@asiapropertyawards.com or visit the official website: AsiaPropertyAwards.com/malaysia/

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