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).