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The 12th Year in Recognising the Best Real Estate Practitioners in Malaysia & Sabah Winners

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The National Real Estate Awards (NREA), presented by the Malaysian Institute of Estate Agents (MIEA) returns this year to honour and celebrate the achievements of real estate practitioners in Malaysia. Running in its 12th year since 2009, this award is now the most recognised in the real estate industry, created by real estate practitioners to recognise real estate practitioners in Malaysia.


The Most Important Year Yet for NREA


Evon Heng, organising chairperson of NREA 2020 said that, as the world faces the global pandemic COVID-19, it makes this year’s NREA much more meaningful in recognising the hard work of fellow real estate practitioners who have thrived in 2019. Another first for the NREA was the pivot to a live online format with the respective award winners and the public being invited to experience the event.



“Despite the pandemic, we have received an overwhelming response from our fellow real estate practitioners this year with a total of 62 submissions for 23 categories, making this the highest number of submissions received throughout NREA’s history”, Heng added.



To strengthen this year’s award evaluation process, all submissions were audited by a local accounting firm, Syarikat Ong to ensure the winners were selected fairly based on a transparent scoring distribution and strict judging criteria.



President of MIEA, Lim Boon Ping said that, “It has been a challenging year for the real estate industry, but many real estate practitioners have reinvented and adapted to technology to handle their property transactions. Besides celebrating the commitment and achievements of real estate practitioners in 2019, this year’s award serves as a reminder to all Registered Estate Agents (REA), Probationary Estate Agents (PEA) and Real Estate Negotiators (REN) to uphold professionalism and integrity at all times.”





Virtual NREA group photo of organising team and award recipients from their homes and offices.



New NREA Categories


Two new categories were introduced in this year’s NREA, the first award category being the ASEAN Real Estate Firm of the Year. The Philippines category was awarded to Green Circle Realty, Inc whilst the Malaysia category was awarded to Hartamas Real Estate (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd.



Another new category was the State Residential Firm of the Year which was awarded to Cornerstone Xstate Sdn Bhd for the Federal Territory; DeOne Properties Sdn Bhd for the state of Perak, InteRealtor Sdn Bhd for the state of Penang, Kozin Real Estate Sdn Bhd for the state of Sarawak and Property Hub (Sabah) Sdn Bhd for the state of Sabah.



Malaysia's Most Notable Real Estate Awards


One the highly anticipated and notable awards, the MIEA Lifetime Achievement Award 2020, was awarded to Khatijah binti Abdullah from City Harta 1, who was also the past president of MIEA for the term between 1991-1995 and 2003-2007.



Sr A’zmi Bin Abdul Latif, president of the Board of Valuers, Appraisers, Estate Agents and Property Managers (BOVAEP) commended “MIEA for being able to have truly created a brand for real estate practitioners to showcase their achievement and be recognized as the best in the country through the National Real Estate Awards.”



MIEA's Public Awareness Campaign #MYREALAGENTS


He also added that, for the betterment of the nation’s real estate profession, BOVAEP have been making changes including making public all registrants who are prosecuted and applauded MIEA for taking the initiative to carry out a public awareness campaign this year to remind the public to engage with Registered Estate Agents and Negotiators.



The public awareness campaign #MYREALAGENTS was launched by MIEA this year to raise awareness amongst the public especially first-time property buyers and renters on the need to engage with Registered Estate Agents and Negotiators, and how they could protect themselves. This campaign was launched due to the increasing cases of property frauds by illegal property brokers. The public can visit www.myrealagents.com or follow their page on Facebook and Instagram to find out more.



The preferred automotive partner for the 12th National Real Estate Awards is Sime Darby Auto Bavaria Sdn Bhd (BMW) with Property Guru International (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd and Triterra Metropolis Sdn Bhd as award sponsors. Preferred mortgage partner as CIMB Banks, official award auditor as Syarikat Ong, Kopiandproperty.com as blog partner and Nextdor Property Communications as public relations partner.



Congratulations to all the Sabah Real Estate Winners


SABAH REAL ESTATE FIRM OF THE YEAR 2020
PROPERTY HUB (SABAH) SDN BHD



SABAH REN OF THE YEAR 2020
VINCENT CHONG ZIAN HOW
PROPERTY HUB (SABAH) SDN BHD



SABAH RESIDENTIAL REN OF THE YEAR 2020
VINCENT CHONG ZIAN HOW
PROPERTY HUB (SABAH) SDN BHD



SABAH COMMERCIAL REN OF THE YEAR 2020
JULIANA CHAI PUI KIUN
PROPERTY HUB (SABAH) SDN BHD



SABAH INDUSTRIAL REN OF THE YEAR 2020
STEPHANIE SIEW FUNG TING
PROPERTY HUB (SABAH) SDN BHD









"Winning Sabah State REN Award 2 years consecutively is an honor for me, as it is a recognition of my work and contribution to the real estate fraternity. Thank you Malaysian Institute Estate Agents (MIEA) for creating this platform. And also thank you to my family, agency, clients and associates for their support. To my wife and mentors (Enoch Khoo, Reeve Thang and Soon Hin Neoh), I hope I have made you all proud!"


 










 


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