ASIA PROPERTY AWARD 2018 (MALAYSIA)

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - 26 April 2018

The annual PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards (Malaysia), presented by Kohler, officially announced the Winners and Highly Commended companies at the 2018 gala dinner and ceremony on Thursday (26 April 2018) evening at Kuala Lumpur's InterContinental Hotel, attended by 350 guests.

Bagging the year's top honors was LBS Bina Group Berhad, which earned its first Best Developer title at the country's premier real estate awards program, after winning two gongs last year.

"Following a highly successful year that marked its highest sales achievement on record despite very challenging market conditions, LBS Bina Group Berhad deservedly warrants recognition and praise from the industry, as well as from consumers who enjoy their quality townships and mass market developments. LBS Bina Group Berhad's mission of transforming communities through sustainable living and real estate is something that should be celebrated," said the independent judging panel.

In addition to the title, LBS Bina Group also collected trophies for its efforts in sustainable development and CSR (corporate social responsibility) initiatives that include supporting local educational outreach programs and sponsoring the Kiwanis Down Syndrome Foundation for the last 10 years.

Other big winners of the night include OCR Group of Companies, whose unit OCR Land Holdings Sdn Bhd was named Best Boutique Developer, and the Kuala Lumpur City Hall, which earned two Special Recognition for Public Facility honors for its latest projects to improve public facilities and infrastructure in the city center.

In his keynote speech, PropertyGuru Group CEO Hari V. Krishnan, CEO congratulated this year's winning and highly commended companies for their perseverance and innovations to produce quality projects despite the market's ups and downs.

"All the shortlisted Malaysian developers have demonstrated ambition, quality talent, and passion. Through a rigorous, supervised judging process that sets the PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards (Malaysia) apart, we are proud to award these outstanding teams as they pursue greatness and elevate industry standards ultimately for the benefit of consumers. They are a true example of excellence in any industry, and we're proud to stand by them," he said.

More than 20 golden trophies were given to developers and builders in Kuala Lumpur, Klang Valley, Penang, and Iskandar Malaysia. All awardees, except one, were chosen by the independent judging panel led by Prem Kumar, executive director of Jones Lang Wootton.

The sole award that was not selected by the panel was the one presented to the managing director and CEO of UEM Sunrise Berhad. Anwar Syahrin Abdul Ajib, who was named the 2018 Malaysia Real Estate Personality of the Year by PropertyGuru Property Report editors for helping elevate the Malaysian real estate sector through vision, innovation and hard work.

"With masterfully-designed projects such as the award-winning Almás @ Puteri Harbour mixed-use development in Johor, Anwar's team remains committed to the development of Malaysia's southern region with their range of affordable and high-end properties," said the editors of their selection.

Terry Blackburn, founder and managing director of the PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards, said: "Congratulations to all the Malaysian developers that were recognized this year. You have demonstrated that listening to consumers and giving back to local communities are tantamount to producing quality real estate that can be enjoyed by generations. We hope that these developers continue with their outstanding efforts to raise the standards of Malaysian real estate."

Kumar's colleagues on the judging panel include highly respected experts from the real estate, design, consultancy and related sectors, namely: Sr Low Han Hoe (Senior Manager, Investment & Agency, Nawawi Tie Leung Real Estate Consultants Sdn Bhd); Blaine Robert (Creative Director, Blaine Robert Design); Dr. Daniele Gambero (CEO, REI Group of Companies); Boon Che Wee (Board of Architects and Board of Town Planners Malaysia); Datuk Ar Hj Saiful Anuar Abdul Aziz (Principal, Arte Axis Design Group); Ar. Mustapha Kamal Zulkarnain (Founder and Principal, Arkitek Mustapha Kamal); Tan Hui Yin (Senior Associate, Tan Chap & Associates); and Ir. Dr. Zulhkiple A Bakar (Managing Director, Perunding ZNA).

The 2018 PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards (Malaysia) was supported by platinum sponsor Kohler; official portal partner PropertyGuru.com.my, Malaysia's leading property site; media partners Prestige Malaysia, Top10 Malaysia, and PropertyGuru Property Report; supporting association RICS (Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors); official supplier CornerStone, and the official supervisor BDO Malaysia led by audit partner Rejeesh Balasubramaniam, audit director H'ng Hock Seng, and audit director Lu Yan Fen.

 

COMPLETE WINNERS & HIGHLY COMMENDED LIST

5th PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards (Malaysia) 2018

DEVELOPER AWARDS

Best Developer

WINNER: LBS Bina Group Berhad

Best Boutique Developer

WINNER: OCR Land Holdings Sdn Bhd 

Special Recognition in CSR

WINNER: LBS Bina Group Berhad

WINNER: Lion Group Property

WINNER: Mah Sing Group Berhad

Special Recognition in Sustainable Development

WINNER: LBS Bina Group Berhad

WINNER: OCR Group Berhad

 

DEVELOPMENT AWARDS

Best Luxury Condo Development (Klang Valley)

WINNER: The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Kuala Lumpur, Jalan Sultan Ismail by Berjaya Corporation Berhad

HIGHLY COMMENDED: One Stonor by Malaysia Land Properties Sdn. Bhd.

HIGHLY COMMENDED: The Mews KLCC by Eastern & Oriental Berhad and Mitsui Fudosan Group

Best Condo Development (Klang Valley)

WINNER: The Fennel at Sentul East by YTL Land & Development Berhad

HIGHLY COMMENDED: MET 1 Residences by TTDI KL Metropolis Sdn Bhd.

HIGHLY COMMENDED: The Pano by OCR Group of Companies

Best Landed Development (Klang Valley)

WINNER: Crescent Park at Bandar Bukit Mahkota by Lion Group Property

HIGHLY COMMENDED: Albury 2 by UMLand

HIGHLY COMMENDED: Irama Perdana @ LBS Alam Perdana by LBS Bina Group Berhad

Best Condo Development (Iskandar)

WINNER: Paradiso Nuova by Zhuoyuan Iskandar Sdn Bhd

Best Landed Development (Iskandar)

WINNER: Spring Meadow 3 Storey Cluster House, Nusa Sentral by Country View Berhad

HIGHLY COMMENDED: Autumn Breeze 3 Storey Superlink XL House, Nusa Sentral by Country View Berhad

HIGHLY COMMENDED: AVIRA Medini by Eastern & Oriental Berhad

HIGHLY COMMENDED: D'Art 18 Collection 2 @ Taman Tropika by PH World

Best Condo Development (Penang)

WINNER: The Tamarind, Seri Tanjung Pinang by Eastern & Oriental Berhad

HIGHLY COMMENDED: The Marin at Ferringhi by Plenitude Berhad

Best Mass Market Development (Condo)

WINNER: Sky Condominium by IOI Properties Group Berhad

HIGHLY COMMENDED: Austin Regency by Scudai Development Sdn. Bhd.

HIGHLY COMMENDED: LBS SkyLake Residence by LBS Bina Group Berhad

HIGHLY COMMENDED: Putra 1 by Bangi Heights Development Sdn Bhd

Best Township Development

WINNER: Taman Seri Austin by UMLand

HIGHLY COMMENDED: Bandar Dato' Onn by Johor Land Berhad

HIGHLY COMMENDED: BSP by LBS Bina Group Berhad

HIGHLY COMMENDED: City of Elmina by Sime Darby Property Berhad

HIGHLY COMMENDED: D' Island Residence by LBS Bina Group Berhad

Best Office Development (Iskandar)

WINNER: Menara JLand by Johor Land Berhad

Best Mixed Use Development

WINNER: Almás @ Puteri Harbour by UEM Sunrise Berhad

HIGHLY COMMENDED: Sutera Avenue by Mah Sing Group Berhad

 

DESIGN AWARDS

Best Condo Architectural Design

WINNER: One Stonor by Malaysia Land Properties Sdn. Bhd.

Best Landscape Architectural Design

WINNER: Central Park at City of Elmina by Sime Darby Property Berhad

 

SPECIAL AWARDS

Best Universal Design Development

WINNER: City of Elmina by Sime Darby Property Berhad

Best Green Development

WINNER: The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Kuala Lumpur, Jalan Sultan Ismail by Berjaya Corporation Berhad

HIGHLY COMMENDED: Almás @ Puteri Harbour by UEM Sunrise Berhad

HIGHLY COMMENDED: Menara JLand by Johor Land Berhad

Special Recognition for Public Facility

WINNER: Duke 1 and Duke 2 Highway by Ekovest Berhad

WINNER: MRT Line 1 (Underground Station) by MMC-Gamuda KVMRT (PDP) Sdn Bhd - MRT Project Office

WINNER: Kuala Lumpur Tourism Bureau by Kuala Lumpur City Hall

WINNER: KLCC - Bukit Bintang Elevated Walkway by Kuala Lumpur City Hall

 

BEST OF MALAYSIA AWARDS

Best Condo Development (Malaysia)

WINNER: The Fennel at Sentul East by YTL Land & Development Berhad

Best Landed Development (Malaysia)

WINNER: Crescent Park at Bandar Bukit Mahkota by Lion Group Property

 

PUBLISHER'S CHOICE

Malaysia Real Estate Personality of the Year

WINNER: Anwar Syahrin Abdul Ajib, CEO & Managing Director, UEM Sunrise Berhad

For more information email awards@propertyguru.com or visit AsiaPropertyAwards.com/malaysia-property-awards/

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