8th PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards (Malaysia) - Hopefuls Advance To 2021 Virtual Gala Celebration

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A YEAR IN REAL ESTATE ACHIEVEMENTS TO BE CELEBRATED AT
SECOND VIRTUAL GALA EVENT OF PRESTIGIOUS AWARDS PROGRAMME

  • Winners and Highly Commended awardees to be unveiled in 25 categories that recognise the achievements of the property sector from north to central Malaysia

  • Competitive awards, special recognitions, and never-before-presented titles to be showcased during multi-platform virtual gala premiere in November 2021, with highlights to air on the History Channel

  • Ho Kong Soon, group managing director of Matrix Concepts Holdings Berhad, to be presented the 2021 Malaysia Real Estate Personality of the Year title

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — 12 October 2021

PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards (Malaysia), the country’s leading real estate awards programme, today announced the shortlisted development companies and projects that would be advancing to its 2021 series finale.

Around 20 companies, including development luminaries like Binastra Land Sdn Bhd, Ideal Property Group, Matrix Concepts Holdings Berhad, OCR Group Berhad, Putrajaya Holdings Sdn Bhd, and Tropicana Corporation Berhad, have been shortlisted as nominees for the 8th Annual PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards (Malaysia), presented by Kohler.

The programme will be celebrating the achievements of the real estate sector from north to central Malaysia in 25 categories, including competitive awards, special recognitions, and never-before-presented titles such as Best Club House Design.

Ho Kong Soon, group managing director of Matrix Concepts Holdings Berhad, will be receiving the 2021 Malaysia Real Estate Personality of the Year award. Decided by the editors of PropertyGuru Property Report, the official magazine of the awards, this prestigious title honours the long-time Matrix Concepts Holdings Berhad leader for his admirable stewardship of the company, especially in the planning, development and management of its many township projects and communities.

This year, the PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards (Malaysia) programme will mark its second annual virtual gala broadcast presentation, following a successful inaugural virtual gala event that engaged consumers, agents and investors across Asia Pacific in 2020. The virtual gala celebration of the 8th PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards (Malaysia) will be simulcast Thursday, 25 November 2021 on AsiaPropertyAwards.com/tv-podcast and the official livestreaming platforms on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and YouTube. Highlights of the show will be broadcast on the History Channel, the official cable TV partner of the awards.

The independent panel of judges that determined this year’s shortlist of nominees consist of Prem Kumar, Awards Chairperson and Deputy Managing Director, Jones Lang Wootton; Blaine Robert, CEO and Creative Director, Blaine Robert Design; Chris Tia, Principal and Managing Partner, Tia & Noordin; Dr. Daniele Gambero, CEO and Propenomist, REI Group of Companies; Sr. Engad Ravana, Principal, ER Consult; Sr LOW Han Hoe, Senior Manager, Investment & Agency, Nawawi Tie Leung Real Estate Consultants Sdn Bhd; Ar. Mustapha Kamal Zulkarnain, Founder and Principal, Arkitek Mustapha Kamal; Datuk Ar Hj Saiful Anuar Abdul Aziz, Principal, Anuar Aziz Architect, a member of Arte Axis Design Group; Tan Hui Yin, Partner, Tan Chap & Associates; and Ir. Dr. Zulhkiple A Bakar, Managing Director, Perunding ZAB Sdn Bhd.

The site inspection judges consist of Charles Tan Chia Lih, Owner, KopiandProperty.com blog; Ir. Dr. Justin Lai, Managing Director, IPM Group; Law Lee Kiau, President, Johor Interior Designer Association; Miichael Yeoh, CEO & Founder, GM Training Academy PLT; Ng Wee Kwong, Property Invester; and Richard Oon Hock Chye, Executive Director, ShineWing TY TEOH Consulnet Tax Sdn. Bhd.

The supervision of the team at HLB Ler Lum Chew – HLB Malaysia, led by John Ler, international contact partner, and Kelvin Chew, managing partner, maintained the fairness, transparency, integrity and credibility of the awards programme throughout the judging process.

The 8th PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards (Malaysia) programme comes ahead of the highly anticipated events known as ‘PropertyGuru Week’ in December. These include the 16th PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards Grand Final, where top winners from Malaysia will compete with country winners around Asia Pacific for various regional ‘Best in Asia’ titles. The 2021 edition of the awards programme for Australia, China (Mainland, Hong Kong, and Macau), Greater Niseko (Japan), India, and Sri Lanka will take place in the run-up to the Grand Final.

The Grand Final will also be preceded by the opening of the 2021 PropertyGuru Asia Real Estate Summit’s virtual world. Also known as the tech and thought leadership platform of the awards, the summit is due to showcase keynote presentations and discussions by high-level speakers, covering such subject matters as the data landscape, accessible data, sustainable development, and data innovation.

Organised by Southeast Asia’s leading property technology company, PropertyGuru Group, the 8th PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards (Malaysia) programme is supported by platinum sponsor Kohler; official portal partner PropertyGuru.com.my; official cable TV partner History Channel; official magazine PropertyGuru Property Report; official PR partner Klareco Communications; media partners KopiandProperty.com, Malaysian Business, Penang Property Talk, and The Grid Asia; official charity partner Right To Play; official ESG partner Baan Dek Foundation; supporting association Asia MarTech Society; and official supervisor HLB.

For more information, email awards@propertyguru.com or visit the official website: AsiaPropertyAwards.com.

SHORTLIST OF NOMINEES

8th PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards (Malaysia)

DEVELOPER AWARDS

Best Developer

  • Winner to be announced in gala event

Best Developer (Central Malaysia)

  • Putrajaya Holdings Sdn Bhd

  • Tropicana Corporation Berhad

Best Township Developer

  • Winner to be announced in gala event

Best Lifestyle Developer

  • Binastra Land Sdn Bhd

  • OCR Group Berhad

Best Affordable Homes Developer

  • Winner to be announced in gala event

DEVELOPMENT AWARDS

Best High End Condo/Apartment Development (Central)

  • Senada Residences by Sime Darby Brunsfield Resort Sdn Bhd

  • Grand Ion Majestic by NCT Alliance Berhad

Best Mid End Condo / Apartment Development (Central)

  • AraTre' @ Ara Damansara by Puncakdana Sdn. Bhd.

  • Aura Residence by Putrajaya Holdings Sdn Bhd

  • Cantara Residences by Sime Darby Property (Ara Damansara) Sdn Bhd

  • One Cochrane Residences by Boustead Properties Berhad

  • Tropicana Metropark - SouthPlace Residences by Tropicana Corporation Berhad

Best Mass Market Condo/Apartment Development (Central)

  • Winner to be announced in gala event

Best Mass Market Condo/Apartment Development (Northern)

  • Winner to be announced in gala event

Best Leisure Condo/Apartment Development

  • Winner to be announced in gala event

Best High End Landed Development

  • Winner to be announced in gala event

Best Landed Development (Central)

  • 118 Residence @ Kinrara by Mahajaya Berhad

  • Elmina Green 4 by Sime Darby Property (City of Elmina) Sdn. Bhd

  • Mutiara Hills by Boustead Properties Berhad

Best Mega Township Development

  • Bandar Sri Sendayan by Matrix Concepts Holdings Berhad

  • Mutiara Rini Skudai by Boustead Properties Berhad

  • Taman Impian Emas, Johor Bahru by Gunung Impian Development Sdn Bhd

Best Retail Development

  • KCC City Business Park, Muar by KCC REALTY

  • Tropicana Metropark - SouthPlace Shoppes by Tropicana Corporation Berhad

Best Mixed Use Development

  • Winner to be announced in gala event

Best Industrial Development

  • Winner to be announced in gala event

DESIGN AWARDS

Best Condo/Apartment Architectural Design

  • AraTre' @ Ara Damansara by Puncakdana Sdn. Bhd.

  • Trion 2 @ KL by Binastra

Best Landscape Architectural Design

  • Winner to be announced in gala event

Best Club House Design

  • Winner to be announced in gala event

BEST OF MALAYSIA AWARDS

Best Condo/Apartment Development (Malaysia)

  • Winner to be announced in gala event

Best Housing/Landed Development (Malaysia)

  • Winner to be announced in gala event

SPECIAL AWARDS

Special Recognition in ESG

  • Matrix Concepts Holdings Berhad

  • Tropicana Corporation Berhad

Special Recognition in Sustainable Design and Construction

  • Binastra Land Sdn Bhd

  • Ideal Property Group

  • Matrix Concepts Holdings Berhad

  • Putrajaya Holdings Sdn Bhd

  • Tropicana Corporation Berhad

Special Recognition for CSR

  • Matrix Concepts Holdings Berhad

  • OCR Group Berhad

  • Tropicana Corporation Berhad

PUBLISHER’S CHOICE

Malaysia Real Estate Personality of the Year

  • Ho Kong Soon, Group Managing Director, Matrix Concepts Holdings Berhad

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NOTE: Use of the PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards (Malaysia) logo is limited to the publication of this article only.

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In 2021, the Awards series is open to 16 key property markets around the region. The exciting gala events are presented in a mix of virtual and physical formats, reaching senior industry leaders, agents, consumers and top media. 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 2021.

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