PROPERTYGURU.COM.MY AND iPROPERTY.COM.MY JOIN FORCES TO RECOGNISE AND HONOUR THE COUNTRY’S BEST DEVELOPMENTS, DESIGNS AND DEVELOPERS
KUALA LUMPUR — 3 June 2022
Malaysia’s top two leading property portals have launched the 9th PropertyGuru Asia Awards Malaysia in partnership with iProperty.com.my, bringing together the nation’s most respected awards programmes to set a new single benchmark for excellence in Malaysian real estate.
The good news comes as PropertyGuru Group (NYSE: PGRU), Southeast Asia’s leading proptech company, integrates and combines forces with premier property portal iProperty.com.my, capturing 90 percent of the property market and connecting developers and agents with the largest base of high-intent property seekers.
The 9th PropertyGuru Asia Awards Malaysia in partnership with iProperty.com.my will be judged by an 18-strong panel of top property industry experts with categories covering residential, commercial and industrial properties, as well as architecture and design awards. The prestigious accolades will also include the coveted People’s Choice Awards, as voted by Malaysian property buyers, plus special recognitions and titles.
“We are proud and excited to launch this new combined awards programme in Malaysia to set a credible Gold Standard in real estate development and design, endorsed by the country’s most trusted property advisors,” said Jules Kay, general manager of PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards and Events.
“The PropertyGuru Asia Awards Malaysia in partnership with iProperty.com.my are also an important part of the well-established PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards series, which covers 12 countries and provides a platform for developers to stand shoulder-to-shoulder with their international peers to be crowned the Best of the Best in Asia,” Kay added.
The revamped awards programme will honour the Winners at the exclusive gala dinner and ceremony on Friday, 18 November 2022, at the historic Majestic Hotel Kuala Lumpur, the official venue of the Awards. The highly anticipated ceremony will be staged according to updated health and hygiene protocols in the Malaysian city.
Key dates for the 2022 edition:
30 June 2022 – Entries Close
1 July 2022 – Long list announcement
11-24 July 2022 – People’s Choice Awards voting period (independently verified by PwC Malaysia)
26-28 July 2022 – Live Judging Days
18 November 2022 – Gala Dinner and Awards Ceremony in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
9 December 2022 – Regional Grand Final Gala Event in Bangkok, Thailand
Nominations from the public and official entries from eligible companies are currently being accepted here: AsiaPropertyAwards.com.
One-hundred categories are open in 2022 where one winner per category will be selected from the long list. Eligible companies and projects from all regions in Malaysia may vie for 76 categories, including Developer, Development, Design and Special Awards. Up to 24 award categories honouring regional achievements in Central, Southern and Northern Malaysia are also at stake.
The following categories are now open to eligible nominees and entrants:
Best Developer (Central Malaysia)
Best Developer (Southern Malaysia)
Best Developer (Northern Malaysia)
Best Developer (East Malaysia)
Best Boutique Developer
Best Affordable Homes Developer
Best Lifestyle Developer
Best Commercial Developer
Best Township Developer
Best Industrial/Logistics Developer
Best Breakthrough Developer
Best Mixed-Use Developer
Best Hospitality Developer
Best Luxury Developer
People’s Choice Award – Top 10 Developers
Best Mega Township Development (over 500 acres)
Best Mid-Sized Township Development (up to 500 acres)
Best Waterfront High-Rise Development
Best Waterfront Landed Development
Best Smart Home High-Rise Development
Best Smart Home Landed Development
Best Integrated WFH Development
Best Investment High-Rise Development
Best Investment Landed Development
Best Health and Wellness Development
Best Lifestyle High-Rise Development
Best Lifestyle Landed Development
Best Connectivity High-Rise Development
Best Connectivity Landed Development
Best Secure Landed Development
Best Secure High-Rise Development
Best Value High-Rise Development
Best Value Landed Development
Best Eco-Friendly High-Rise Development
Best Eco-Friendly Landed Development
Best Completed High-Rise Development
Best Completed Landed Development
Best High-Rise Development by Overseas Developer
Best Landed Development by Overseas Developer
Best Branded Residential Development
Best Reconstruction Project Development
Best Retail Development
Best Hotel Development
Best Mixed-Use Development
Best Office Development
Best Industrial Development
Best Smart Building Development
Best Commercial Green Development
Best Eco-Friendly Commercial Development
Best High-Rise Architectural Design
Best High-Rise Interior Design
Best Landed Architectural Design
Best Landed Interior Design
Best High-Rise Landscape Architectural Design
Best Landed Landscape Architectural Design
Best Commercial Landscape Architectural Design
Best Co-Working Space
Best Clubhouse Design
Best Hotel Interior Design
Best Hotel Architectural Design
Best Office Interior Design
Best Retail Architectural Design
Best Township Masterplan Design
Best Mixed-Use Architectural Design
Best Co-Living Development
Best of Malaysia: High-Rise Development
Best of Malaysia: Landed Development
Best of Malaysia: Township Development
Special Recognition in ESG
Special Recognition in Sustainable Design & Construction
Special Recognition for CSR
Real Estate Personality of the Year
Rising Star Award of the Year
Visionary Developer of the Year
Consumer Game Changer of the Year
AWARD CATEGORIES – REGIONAL
CENTRAL (KL, SELANGOR, PAHANG)
Best Luxury Landed Development (Central)
Best High End Landed Development (Central)
Best Mass Market Landed Development (Central)
Best Luxury High-Rise Development (Central)
Best High-End High-Rise Development (Central)
Best Mid-End High-Rise Development (Central)
Best Mass Market High-Rise Development (Central)
Best Township Development (Central)
SOUTHERN (JOHOR, MELAKA, NEGERI SEMBILAN)
Best Luxury Landed Development (Southern)
Best High-End Landed Development (Southern)
Best Mass Market Landed Development (Southern)
Best Luxury High-Rise Development (Southern)
Best High-End High-Rise Development (Southern)
Best Mid-End High-Rise Development (Southern)
Best Mass Market High-Rise Development (Southern)
Best Township Development (Southern)
NORTHERN (PENANG, PERAK, PERLIS, KEDAH, KELANTAN, TERENGGANU)
Best Luxury Landed Development (Northern)
Best High-End Landed Development (Northern)
Best Mass Market Landed Development (Northern)
Best Luxury High-Rise Development (Northern)
Best High-End High-Rise Development (Northern)
Best Mid-End High-Rise Development (Northern)
Best Mass Market High-Rise Development (Northern)
Best Township Development (Northern)
Nominees and entrants will undergo a fair, transparent, ethical judging process, under the helm of HLB as the official supervisor of Awards. The independent panel of judges comprises highly respected, renowned industry leaders in real estate, consultancy, architecture & design, finance, legal, and related fields. The esteemed panel of judges will provide their unbiased insights during the Live Judging Days set in late July 2022.
John Ler and Kelvin Chew, international contact partner and managing partner of HLB Ler Lum Chew – HLB Malaysia, respectively, lead the third-party team of supervisors, ensuring credibility, fairness and transparency of the entire awards process.
In addition to the independent panel of judges, consumers will have the opportunity to vote for their preferred companies through the People’s Choice Awards, honouring the 10 most popular development companies in the country. Results of the People’s Choice Awards are independently verified by PwC Malaysia.
Reaching a wider audience including consumers, investors and real estate agents throughout Malaysia and across Asia Pacific, the exclusive gala dinner and presentation of the PropertyGuru Asia Awards Malaysia in partnership with iProperty.com.my in November will be streamed live on AsiaPropertyAwards.com/tv-podcast and the official channels on Facebook, LinkedIn, and YouTube, as well as on iProperty.com.my’s Facebook page. Highlights of the event will air on the History Channel, the official cable TV partner of the Awards.
Country winners from Malaysia have a chance to claim the “Best in Asia” honours as they advance to the 17th PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards Grand Final, which will be hosted in Bangkok on 9 December 2022. The hybrid physical and virtual edition of the PropertyGuru Asia Real Estate Summit, the tech and thought leadership platform of PropertyGuru Group, will take place in the same week.
The 9th PropertyGuru Asia Awards Malaysia in partnership with iProperty.com.my is supported by gold sponsor Kohler; official portal partners PropertyGuru.com.my and iProperty.com.my; official venue The Majestic Hotel Kuala Lumpur; official cable TV partner History Channel; official magazine PropertyGuru Property Report; official ESG partner Baan Dek Foundation; People’s Choice Awards official voting partner PwC Malaysia; and official supervisor HLB.
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ABOUT PROPERTYGURU ASIA PROPERTY AWARDS:
PropertyGuru’s Asia Property Awards, established in 2005, are the region’s most exclusive and prestigious real estate awards programme. The Asia Property Awards are recognised as the ultimate hallmark of excellence in the Asian property sector. Boasting an independent panel of industry experts and trusted supervisors, the Awards have an unparalleled reputation for being credible, ethical, fair and transparent.
In 2022, the Awards series is open to more than a dozen key property markets around the region. The exciting gala events welcome senior industry leaders and top media, as well as reach property agents and consumers via live streaming. Recognising excellence within each Asian market with a variety of categories, including green and sustainable development, each local awards programme will culminate in the PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards Grand Final, which takes place after the PropertyGuru Asia Real Estate Summit during ‘PropertyGuru Week’ in December 2022.
For more information, please visit AsiaPropertyAwards.com
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