PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards (Malaysia) 2017 Recognise the country’s outstanding developers

August 18, 2017

From Kuala Lumpur to Iskandar, the leading lights in Malaysian real estate achievers were celebrated at the industry’s premier gala event

• Tropicana Corporation Berhad swept the evening with a total of eight awards, including Best Developer (Malaysia)

• Pacific Star Development CEO Glen Chan honoured as Real Estate Personality of the Year

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia – 17 August 2017

The leading lights in Malaysian real estate were recognised Thursday night (17 August) at the PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards (Malaysia) 2017, presented by Kohler, where its fourth annual gala ceremony was held at the InterContinental Kuala Lumpur.

Leading nominee Tropicana Corporation Berhad dominated the evening, winning a total of eight golden trophies, including the year’s biggest award for Best Developer (Malaysia). It also won the ‘Best of Malaysia’ award for Best Condo Development (Malaysia) for its Tropicana Residences project, a new luxury condo that will rise in the capital.

Selangor-based Tropicana Corporation also took home the gong for outstanding green development for its themed urban garden, aptly named Tropicana Gardens, while the integrated community project Tropicana Metropark won Best Mixed Use Development for elevating the standard of living for its residents and visitors.

In Iskandar Malaysia, UMLand Seri Austin collected two awards for Aster 2 – Double Storey Semi-Detached House, including the coveted Best Housing Development (Malaysia) title.

Meanwhile, UMLand took the stage thrice for winning the Best Condo Development (Iskandar), and special awards in Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Sustainable Development. It shared the latter two with last year’s Best Developer winner Sime Darby and this year’s champion Tropicana Corporation. Ideal Property Group rounded out the CSR winners.

A total of 21 awards and special recognitions were presented to 17 shortlisted developers during the well-attended gala ceremony that welcomed nearly 300 guests, including Guest of Honour, Yang Amat Mulia Tunku Besar Seri Menanti, Tunku Ali Redhauddin ibni Tuanku Muhriz, chairman of PropertyGuru Malaysia. Steve Melhuish, co-founder and vice-chairman of PropertyGuru Group, gave the opening remarks.

The black-tie event, which was preceded by a two-hour networking cocktail reception, gathered the country’s best developers and recognised the year’s most outstanding development in the residential, commercial and design sectors in Kuala Lumpur, Iskandar and Penang.

An independent panel of experts deliberated on the eligible nominees over the last six months. The panel was once again headed by incumbent chairman Prem Kumar, executive director of Jones Lang Wootton, who praised the resilience of the domestic property market as it continues to undergo a period of consolidation.

Kumar said: “We wanted to make an impact to the industry and that’s why the panel of judges decided to expand this year’s awards categories to recognise other important segments such as affordable housing. We want to encourage developers to cater to different types of Malaysian consumers.”

This year, two separate awards were presented for Best Mass Market Developments – condo and landed – which both went to LBS Bina Group Berhad. Another new category for Best Universal Design Development – in recognition for quality projects that cater to many kinds of people regardless of age, size and abilities, was presented to Southkey Mosaic by Southkey City Sdn Bhd.

Main domestic winners in Malaysia will now 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.’

Sheldon Fernandez, country manager of PropertyGuru Malaysia, said: “Congratulations to all the Winners and Highly Commended awardees. Domestic winners from Malaysia historically have been well-received at the PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards and there is no doubt that they would reap more recognition at our Grand Final in November. We are honoured that we are able to recognise the Malaysian property sector’s finest on both local and regional levels and simultaneously help in raising industry standards for the benefit of our consumers.”

Aside from the completion categories, Glen Chan, CEO and managing director of Pacific Star Development Ltd, was honoured in a special segment as the 2017 Malaysia Real Estate Personality of the Year. He 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 and Quayside project, which earned several awards in last year’s event.

The fourth annual PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards (Malaysia) was supported by title sponsor Kohler; co-sponsor Regus; official portal partner PropertyGuru.com.my; official newspaper Malay Mail; official supplier Corner Stone; media partners PropertyGuru Property Report, Oxford Business Group, and Top 10 of Malaysia; and official supervisor BDO Malaysia.

As a precursor to the awards night in Kuala Lumpur, the PropertyGuru Malaysia Real Estate Summit was held on 16 August at the InterContinental, where more than 100 senior industry executives, decision-makers and media, including more than 20 expert speakers, discussed Malaysian real estate issues, trends and outlook.

The full list of Winners and Highly Commended at the PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards (Malaysia) 2017:

DEVELOPER AWARDS

Best Developer
WINNER: Tropicana Corporation Berhad

Best Boutique Developer
WINNER: Bon Estates Sdn Bhd

BEST OF MALAYSIA AWARDS

Best Condo Development (Malaysia)
WINNER: Tropicana Residences by Tropicana Corporation Berhad

Best Housing Development (Malaysia)
WINNER: Aster 2 – Double Storey Semi-Detached House by UMLand Seri Austin

SPECIAL AWARDS

Special Recognition in CSR
WINNER: Ideal Property Group
WINNER: Sime Darby Property Berhad
WINNER: Tropicana Corporation Berhad
WINNER: UMLand

Special Recognition in Sustainable Development
WINNER: Sime Darby Property Berhad
WINNER: Tropicana Corporation Berhad
WINNER: UMLand

Best Universal Design Development
WINNER: Southkey Mosaic by Southkey City Sdn Bhd
HIGHLY COMMENDED: Gravit8 by Mitraland Group

Best Green Development
WINNER: Tropicana Gardens by Tropicana Corporation Berhad

DEVELOPMENT AWARDS

Best Luxury Condo Development (Kuala Lumpur)
WINNER: Tropicana Residences by Tropicana Corporation Berhad
HIGHLY COMMENDED: Dorsett Residences Bukit Bintang by Malaysia Land Properties Sdn. Bhd.

Best High End Condo Development (Kuala Lumpur)
WINNER: The Estate by Bon Estates Sdn Bhd
HIGHLY COMMENDED: Anggun Residences by One JSI Development Sdn Bhd
HIGHLY COMMENDED: THE LUXE BY INFINITUM by Macly Equity Sdn Bhd

Best Housing Development (Kuala Lumpur)
WINNER: Tropicana Aman by Tropicana Corporation Berhad
HIGHLY COMMENDED: Sierra 6 at 16 Sierra, Puchong South by IOI Properties Berhad

Best Condo Development (Penang)
WINNER: Queens Residences Q1 by Ideal Property Group
HIGHLY COMMENDED: City Residence by Ivory Properties Group Berhad

Best Condo Development (Iskandar)
WINNER: Suasana Iskandar Malaysia by UMLand

Best Housing Development (Iskandar)
WINNER: Aster 2 – Double Storey Semi-Detached House by UMLand Seri Austin

Best Mass Market Development (Landed)
WINNER: Desiran Bayu by LBS Bina Group Berhad

Best Mass Market Development (Condo)
WINNER: BSP21 by LBS Bina Group Berhad

Best Mixed Use Development
WINNER: Tropicana Metropark by Tropicana Corporation Berhad
HIGHLY COMMENDED: Legasi Kampong Bharu by UDA Legasi Sdn Bhd
HIGHLY COMMENDED: Southkey Mosaic by Southkey City Sdn Bhd

DESIGN CATEGORIES

Best Condo Architectural Design
WINNER: Isola@KLCC by O&C Resources Berhad
HIGHLY COMMENDED: TTDI Segaris by Naza TTDI Sdn. Bhd.

Best Retail Architectural Design
WINNER: Aman Central by Belleview Group

Best Landscape Architectural Design
WINNER: The Estate by Bon Estates Sdn Bhd
HIGHLY COMMENDED: Hampton Damansara by Malaysia Land Properties Sdn. Bhd.

PUBLISHER’S CHOICE

Real Estate Personality of the Year
WINNER: Glen Chan, CEO and Managing Director, Pacific Star Development Ltd

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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