The Selected Top Developers of 2017

Diane Foo Eu Lynn29 Aug 2017


A developer’s reputation is crucial in getting a property buyer’s trust. On 17th August 2017, PropertyGuru Malaysia recognised and awarded some of the most deserving developers in Malaysia. Hosted at the prestigious Intercontinental Hotel of Kuala Lumpur, the fourth annual gala ceremony was presented by Kohler.

Serenaded by an orchestra, the black-tie event was preceded by an elegant 2-hour networking cocktail reception attended by the country’s leading developers. The event was attended by nearly 300 guests, with the Guest of Honour being Yang Amat Mulia Tunku Besar Seri Menanti, Tunku Ali Redhauddin ibni Tuanku Muhriz.


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Beginning 8pm, the guests were guided into the ballroom to partake in the sumptuous fine dining, and await the highly anticipated big reveal of the award winners. The winners of the awards were debated and selected over a period of 6 months, by a panel headed by chairman Prem Kumar – executive director of Jones Lang Wootton. There were a total of 21 awards and special recognitions to be presented to 17 shortlisted developers.


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At 9pm, the highly anticipated announcement of the winners began.

Winning by a landslide and recognised as the Best Developer over the rest was Tropicana Corporation, who besides getting the most coveted award was also presented with another seven golden trophies:


  • ‘Best of Malaysia’ award for Best Condo Development (Malaysia)
  • Best Green Development
  • Best Mixed Use Development
  • Special Recognition in CSR
  • Special Recognition in Sustainable Development
  • Best Green Development
  • Best Luxury Condo Development (Kuala Lumpur)
  • Best Housing Development (Kuala Lumpur)


Following thereafter was UMLand which took home awards for:


  • Best Housing Development (Malaysia)
  • Best Housing Development (Iskandar)
  • Best Condo Development (Iskandar)
  • Special Recognition in CSR
  • Special Recognition in Sustainable Development


Worthy of special mention is Pacific Star Development CEO Glen Chan, who was honoured as Real Estate Personality of the Year. Chosen by the editors of PropertyGuru Property Report magazine, Glen Chan was selected for his success in elevating the standards of mixed-use and leisure developments in the country.

According to Kumar, executive director of Jones Lang Wootton, the categories in 2017 were expanded to include segments more relevant to the public, such as affordable housing. This initiative is to encourage developers to cater to different types of Malaysian consumers.

The 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.’


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For a full list of the winners and the categories won, visit PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards (Malaysia) 2017 Recognise the country’s outstanding developers.


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