The 13th PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards graced Bangkok on 9 November 2018 at the prestigious Athénée Hotel, a Luxury Collection Hotel, in Thailand’s capital. Industry experts from across the region joined the event in Bangkok which was sponsored by Kohler. This year saw strong contenders from developers who sought to achieve sustainability with their properties, those who developed green buildings and those firms who fulfilled their corporate social responsibility.
A theme that was recognised by Terry Blackburn, founder and managing director of the PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards, who opened the event by stating, “Unlike 13 years ago, when we started this programme, there is now no doubt that the future belongs to Asia, which has the fastest growing economies today and is home to some of the most exciting real estate markets in the world. Hopefully the years the Asia Property Awards have spent promoting sustainable development, green buildings and corporate social responsibility, have in some small way, contributed to the conversation on what the best Asia should look like in the future.”
The PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards have evolved considerably over the years. This year an impressive 56 country and regional awards were up for grabs. Encompassing a total of 15 property markets within the Asia Pacific region, but also stretched further afield since new countries participating included developers from both Australia and Japan demonstrating the reach that these well-established awards have gained.
Many developers were praised for their input in shaping the skylines across the Asia Pacific. The Best Developer (Asia) was secured by New World Development Company Limited based in Hong Kong. The judges noted how they have successfully produced a diverse selection of buildings in a competitive market, all to the highest of standards. Paving the way for all other developers, New World Development Company Limited’s developments also won awards such as Mount Pavilia, Skypark and the Forest.
This year also saw a new award, the PropertyGuru Icon Award, which was presented to Megaworld mogul Dr. Andrew L. Tan.
Hari V. Krishnan, CEO of PropertyGuru Group, said, “Congratulations to all the winners of the 2018 PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards. We are honoured to align with the region’s best and most innovative developers. They have made their teams and countries proud by producing iconic developments and improving the experiences of consumers.”