The annual PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards (Malaysia), presented by Kohler, has 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 honours was LBS Bina Group Berhad, which earned its first Best Developer title at the country's premier real estate awards programme, 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 programmes 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 honours for its latest projects to improve public facilities and infrastructure in the city centre.
In his keynote speech, PropertyGuru Group CEO Hari V. Krishnan, CEO congratulated this year's winners 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 to elevate the Malaysian real estate sector through vision, innovation and hard work.
"With masterfully-designed projects such as the award-winning AlmÃ¡s @ 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.
COMPLETE WINNERS & HIGHLY COMMENDED LIST 5th PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards (Malaysia) 2018
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
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: AlmÃ¡s @ Puteri Harbour by UEM Sunrise Berhad HIGHLY COMMENDED: Sutera Avenue by Mah Sing Group Berhad
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
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: AlmÃ¡s @ 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
Malaysia Real Estate Personality of the Year WINNER: Anwar Syahrin Abdul Ajib, CEO & Managing Director, UEM Sunrise Berhad
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.
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