The winners of the inaugural South East Asia Property Awards (Malaysia) 2014 have been announced on 26 August 2014 at a glittering ceremony held in Westin Kuala Lumpur.
A total of 19 awards were given out at the exclusive gala dinner, which was attended by more than 300 industry-leading figures, to celebrate the best developers, developments and designs in Malaysia’s booming real estate sector.
Among the biggest winners were Sunway Berhad, which claimed three awards, including the evening’s top honour for Best Developer; Tropicana Corporation Berhad, which won two design awards in the design category; and Sime Darby Property, whose chief operating officer was also named Real Estate Personality of the Year.
“Sunway Berhad fought off stiff competition to secure this coveted title,” said David Aboud, director of Investments and Asset Management at Asian Real Estate Asian Real Estate Guidance Investments and head of the judging panel. “Sunway has consistently delivered high quality real estate developments and they can stand proud, not just in Malaysia but regionally as a quality real estate player.”
Sunway Berhad’s subsidiaries Sunway Bintang and Sunway Melawati picked up two coveted awards for Best Housing Developments in North Malaysia and Central Malaysia, respectively, for their Sunway Wellesley (Phase II) and Sunway Montana projects.
”I’m delighted that the first year of the South East Asia Property Awards (Malaysia) has been such a resounding success, with every major developer in the country participating,” said Terry Blackburn, CEO of Ensign Media, organisers of the Awards. “A start as impressive as this really paves the way for future success here in one of Southeast Asia’s leading real estate markets.”
Also a triple winner, Tropicana Corporation Berhad was named Best CSR Developer for its corporate social responsibility initiatives. The company also collected the Best Commercial Architectural Design award for the Tropicana Avenue project, which is developed by its Tropicana Golf and Country Resort subsidiary, and Best Housing Landscape Architectural Design award for its Tropicana Kajang Sdn Bhd unit’s Tropicana Heights project.
Meanwhile, Sime Darby Property received two citations for The Véo, Kuala Lumpur project, taking the prize for Best Mid-Range Condo Development (Central Malaysia), as well as the award for Best Residential Interior Design.
Front Concept Sdn Bhd also took home two trophies for its Senibong Cove project, winning Best Housing Development (South Malaysia) and Best Mid-Range Condo Development (South Malaysia).
The Best Green Development award was given to The Haven Lakeside Residences, developed by The Haven Sdn Bhd, whilst the Best Luxury Condo Development wins went to Setia Sky Residences by SP Setia (for Central Malaysia), and TriTower Residence @ Johor Bahru Sentral by MB Group’s MB Builders Sdn Bhd (for South Malaysia).
As one of the evening’s highlights, Malaysian property mogul Dato’ Seri Abd Wahab Maskan of the Sime Darby Property was presented with the Real Estate Personality of the Year award by the editors of the region’s leading luxury real estate publication Property Report Magazine, which is published by Ensign Media, in recognition of his solid track record in property development.
“To be recognised this way makes me feel honoured and humbled. I accept this award on behalf of friends and colleagues who have been supportive of my ideas and initiatives delivered all these years, especially the Sime Darby Property team,” Wahab told Property Report.
Supported by industry leaders Kvik and Nippon Paint, the first-ever South East Asia Property Awards (Malaysia)’s highly respected panel of judges comprised David Aboud, director, Investments and Asset Management, Asian Real Estate, Guidance Investments; Foo Gee Jen, managing director, C H Williams Talhar & Wong (WTW); Khalil Adis, founder, Khalil Adis Consultancy Pte Ltd; Karen Tan, founder and managing director, Pocket Projects; YBhg Dato’ George Stewart LaBrooy, chief executive officer and executive director, Axis REIT Managers Bhd; Previndran Singhe, chief executive officer, Zerin Properties; Pete Wong, founder and owner of Awarna Media; Dato’ Ken Yeang, principal, T. R. Hamzah & Yeang Sdn Bhd (Malaysia).
“As a personal experience I can remember visiting Malaysia when there was a horse racing track where the KLCC development stands today. It has been remarkable to see the development in Malaysia over those ensuing years and these awards stand as testament to the quality of the industry,” said Aboud. “Across the range of entrant categories it was clear that many of Malaysia’s developers are very proud of their work, and are keen to seek judgment from their peers in the industry.”
The winners in the developer, development and design categories will go on to compete at the prestigious South East Asia Property Awards 2014 – now in its fourth year – which will be held at The Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore on 16 October.
For more information on the South East Asia Property Awards (Malaysia), visit the website at www.asiapropertyawards.com
Full list of Winners at the 2014 South East Asia Property Awards (Malaysia):
Best CSR Developer
Tropicana Corporation Berhad
Best Luxury Condo Development (North Malaysia)
Ferringhi Residence by Mah Sing Group Berhad
Best Mid-Range Condo Development (North Malaysia)
Fiera Vista by Ideal Property Development Sdn Bhd
Best Housing Development (North Malaysia)
Sunway Wellesley, Phase II by Sunway Bintang Sdn Bhd
Best Luxury Condo Development (Central Malaysia)
Setia Sky Residences by SP Setia Bhd Group
Best Mid-Range Condo Development (Central Malaysia)
The Véo, Kuala Lumpur by Sime Darby Property Berhad
Best Housing Development (Central Malaysia)
Sunway Montana by Sunway Melawati Sdn Bhd
Best Luxury Condo Development (South Malaysia)
TriTower Residence @ Johor Bahru Sentral by MB Builders Sdn Bhd (Member of MB Group)
Best Mid-Range Condo Development (South Malaysia)
Senibong Cove by Front Concept Sdn Bhd
Best Housing Development (South Malaysia)
Senibong Cove by Front Concept Sdn Bhd
Best Residential Development (East Malaysia)
The Republic by Elica Sdn Bhd
Best Commercial Development
IOI City Mall by IOI Properties Group Berhad
Best Green Development
The Haven Lakeside Residences by The Haven Sdn Bhd
Best Residential Architectural Design
Imperio Residence @ Hatten City by Hatten Group Sdn Bhd
Best Residential Interior Design
The Véo, Kuala Lumpur by Sime Darby Property Berhad
Best Commercial Architectural Design
Tropicana Avenue by Tropicana Golf and Country Resort Berhad
Best Housing Landscape Architectural Design
Tropicana Heights by Tropicana Kajang Sdn Bhd
Best Condo Landscape Architectural Design
Mirage by The Lake by OSK Property Holdings Berhad
Real Estate Personality of the Year
Dato’ Seri Abd Wahab Maskan, Sime Darby Property
About South East Asia Property Awards (Malaysia):
The South East Asia Property Awards (Malaysia) is set to be the country’s biggest real estate event of
the year. It will bring together top professionals from various sectors of the real estate industry, including developers, architects, interior designers and construction experts. The developments shortlisted for the awards represent the best properties Malaysia’s dynamic real estate market has to offer investors this year.
About Asia Property Awards:
The Asia Property Awards offer an unrivalled showcase of the region’s real estate industry, boosting
awareness and highlighting top quality developers, projects and services.
The Awards shine a spotlight on the high calibre work within the Asian real estate industry, encompassing construction, architecture and interior design. With a professionally run and fully audited judging system, they also bring Asia’s real estate industry to the world stage.
Started in Thailand in 2005, the Asia Property Awards have since expanded to reward developments, consultants, architects and designers in China, Singapore, Malaysia and the Philippines, whilst plans for further expansion are in the works.
About Ensign Media:
Ensign Media is the publisher of Asia’s leading monthly luxury real estate magazine, Property Report, and quarterly supplement, Helm Superyacht Lifestyle Magazine. The company also organises the region’s foremost real estate events – the Asia Property Awards, which plays host to annual gala dinners for up to 600 CEOs, senior managers and leading industry figures in Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur, Manila, Jakarta and Singapore.
Established in Thailand in 2003, the company has its headquarters in Bangkok and offices in Phuket and
Singapore, which give Ensign a unique and direct reach into the most affluent markets in Southeast
With more than a decade of experience producing high quality media and events in the world’s most vibrant economic region and a distribution network encompassing Southeast Asia, Hong Kong and Macau, Ensign Media offers complete publishing solutions for the property, yachting and luxury industries.
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