News: First Virtual PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards (Malaysia) Shortlist Draws Boldfaced Names, Unveils Final Nominees

Jul 31, 2020

PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards, the region’s most prestigious real estate awards programme, revealed today the shortlisted finalists for its Malaysian edition, which will mark its seventh year and first virtual gala event next month.

The most exemplary developers and projects in Malaysia have been selected for the 7th Annual PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards (Malaysia), set to be simulcast live worldwide via asiapropertyawards.com/newsroom and partner channels on Friday, 28 August 2020 at 1730-1900 hrs (Kuala Lumpur), including the virtual red carpet and virtual gala presentation.

Around 25 major names in property development have made the shortlist for the 2020 PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards (Malaysia). Ideal Property Group, Fieldman Construction Sdn Bhd, KLK Land, Matrix Concepts Group, Tanah Sutera Development Sdn Bhd, Tropicana Corporation Berhad, and UMLand, among other developers of repute around the peninsula and beyond, have been shortlisted for the newly expanded Developer categories and Special Recognition Awards.

Exemplary projects such as Tropicana Grandhill by Tropicana Corporation Berhad and Sierra Heights by Kemajuan Tong Tor Sdn Bhd, as well as companies like WCT Land Sdn Bhd, meanwhile garnered multiple nominations for this year’s awards.

This year, the Awards will recognise the nation’s Best Mega Township Developer, Best Lifestyle Developer, Best Industrial Developer, and Best Affordable Homes Developer as well as the most deserving recipients of special recognitions for ESG, Sustainable Construction, Sustainable Design, and Building Communities. 

The 2020 PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards (Malaysia) also marks a milestone in the programme’s 15-year history as Sarena Cheah, managing director of Sunway Berhad’s property division, is named recipient of the Malaysia Real Estate Personality of the Year title. This will make her the first woman to ever receive the honour in Malaysia.

An independent panel of expert judges arrived at the shortlist after a rigorous, ethical, fair, transparent judging process supervised by BDO Malaysia, led by Lu Yan Fen, Director, Audit and Pang Zhi Hao, Partner.

The judging panel comprises Awards chairperson Prem Kumar, Deputy Managing Director, Jones Lang Wootton; Blaine Robert, Creative Director/CEO, Blaine Robert Design Sdn. Bhd. and Blaine Robert Lifestyle Sdn. Bhd.; Boon Che Wee, Director, GRA Architects; Chris Tia, Principal, Tia & Noordin; Dr. Daniele Gambero, CEO, REI Group of Companies; Datuk Ar Hj Saiful Anuar Abdul Aziz, Principal, Arte Axis Design Group; Sr Low Han Hoe, Senior Manager, Investment, Nawawi Tie Leung Real Estate Consultants Sdn Bhd; Architect Mustapha Kamal Zulkarnain, Founder and Principal, Arkitek Mustapha Kamal; Sr. Engad Ravana, Principal of ER Consult; and Tan Hui Yin, Partner, Tan Chap & Associates; and Ir. Dr. Zulhkiple A. Bakar, Managing Director, Perunding ZNA.

Site inspections in North Malaysia were conducted under a team of judges that included Miichael Yeoh, CEO & Founder, GM Training Academy PLT; Ng Wee Kwong, Property Investor; Richard Oon Hock Chye, Executive Director, ShineWing TY TEOH Consulnet Tax Sdn. Bhd; and Charles Tan Chia Lih, Owner of kopiandproperty blog. Meanwhile, site inspections in South Malaysia were conducted by Lim Qun Kai, Designer, Founder, The Blue Creative; Ir. Dr. Justin Lai, Managing Director of IPM Group; and Law Lee Kiau, President, Johor Interior Designer Association.

The 7th PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards (Malaysia) 2020 is supported by platinum sponsor Kohler; official portal partner PropertyGuru.com.my; official magazine PropertyGuru Property Report; media partners Business Today, Kopi and Property, Malaysian Business, The Grid, and Top 10 of Malaysia; official PR partner Klareco Communications; official charity partner Right To Play; and official supervisor BDO.

 

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

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