KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia – 27 July 2017 The fourth annual PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards (Malaysia), presented by Kohler, have revealed the official shortlist of nominees who are competing for honours in the country’s most prestigious real estate awards ceremony. 
 
A total of 18 deserving developers made the cut with projects ranging from residential, commercial, mixed-use and green developments across the country, from Kuala Lumpur to Penang and Iskandar. 
 
Leading this year’s race for the gold is Tropicana Corporation Berhad, a company known for its mixed retail, commercial and leisure developments. The Selangor-based firm collected a total of seven nominations, more than double the nods received by second placers UMLand and Bon Estates Sdn Bhd, which earned three spots in the shortlist each. 
 
Among the nominated projects under leading nominee Tropicana’s umbrella include the master planned communities of Tropicana Aman and Tropicana Heights, both competing in the Best Housing Development (Kuala Lumpur) category, the integrated community Tropicana Metropark, and the themed urban garden, aptly named Tropicana Gardens. 
 
Meanwhile, two of UMLand’s nominations are for special awards in Sustainable Development and Corporate Social Responsibility. The company is in a three-way tie in the same categories with Tropicana Corporation and the 2016 Best Developer winner Sime Darby Property. 
 
Other companies that received double nominations in 2017 include Southkey City Sdn Bhd, LBS Bina Group Berhad, UDA Holdings Berhad, Mayland, and Ideal Property Group. 
 
The final shortlist was determined, under the strict supervision of BDO Malaysia, from 40 eligible entries received by the independent judging panel, which is headed by incumbent chairman Prem Kumar, executive director of Jones Lang Wootton. 
 
“The PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards (Malaysia) showcase a wonderful evolution of the industry from where we were 20 or 30 years ago, bringing recognition to the developers for a job well done,” said Kumar.  
 
“The growth in the industry is extremely important and during a period such as now, when the property market may not be performing at its best, a lot rests on the shoulders of the developers, and of course, various other stakeholders to steer us and our country through the rough seas.” 
 
All shortlisted finalists in Malaysia will be recognised either as Winner or Highly Commended during the gala dinner that will host around 300 key senior figures from real estate and related industries. This year’s event will once again be graced by Guest of Honour Yang Amat Mulia Tunku Seri Menanti Tunku Ali Redhauddin ibni Tuanku Muhriz, chairman of PropertyGuru Malaysia. 
 
"It is our pleasure to announce the full shortlist of deserving nominees. Together these companies represent the best of the industry as selected by its leaders,” said PropertyGuru Malaysia country manager Sheldon Fernandez. 
 
“In today's challenging market conditions, Malaysian consumers can certainly rely on a trusted source of recommendations for outstanding real estate developments such as the PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards (Malaysia) to aid them in making confident property decisions.” 
 
Aside from the completion categories, there will be a special presentation during the ceremony for the 2017 Malaysia Real Estate Personality of the Year winner Glen Chan, CEO and managing director of Pacific Star Development Ltd, who was chosen by the editors of PropertyGuru Property Report magazine for elevating the standards of mixed-use and leisure developments in the country. Chan spearheaded the award-winning Puteri Cove Residences project, which is set to be completed by year-end. 
 
The highly anticipated black-tie awards gala evening takes places on Thursday, 17 August 2017, at the InterContinental Kuala Lumpur. It begins with an hour of cocktail reception, followed by the opening remarks, a four-course dinner, and the awards ceremony proper. More than 20 categories will be handed out during the three-hour long presentation. 
 
The full shortlist of the PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards (Malaysia) 2017 is below: 
 
DEVELOPER CATEGORY 
 
Best Developer 
WINNER will be revealed on 17 August 2017 during the gala dinner 
Best Boutique Developer 
Bon Estates Sdn Bhd 

DEVELOPMENT CATEGORIES 
 
Best Luxury Condo Development (Kuala Lumpur) 
Dorsett Residences Bukit Bintang by Mayland 
Tropicana Residences by Tropicana Corporation Berhad 

Best High End Condo Development (Kuala Lumpur) 
Anggun Residence by UDA Holdings Berhad 
The Estate by Bon Estates Sdn Bhd 
The Luxe by Infinitum by Macly 

Best Housing Development (Kuala Lumpur) 
Sierra 6 at 16 Sierra, Puchong South by IOI Properties 
Tropicana Aman by Tropicana Corporation Berhad 
Tropicana Heights by Tropicana Corporation Berhad 

Best Condo Development (Penang) 
City Residence by Ivory Properties Group Berhad 
Queens Residences Q1 by Ideal Property Group 

Best Condo Development (Iskandar) 
Suasana Iskandar Malaysia by UMLand 
Best Housing Development (Iskandar) 
Aster 2 – Double Storey Semi-Detached House by UMLand Seri Austin 

Best Mass Market Development (Landed) 
Desiran Bayu by LBS Bina Group Berhad 

Best Mass Market Development (Condo) 
BSP21 by LBS Bina Group Berhad 

Best Mixed Use Development 
Legasi Kampong Bahru by UDA Holdings Berhad 
Southkey Mosaic by Southkey City Sdn Bhd  
Tropicana Metropark by Tropicana Corporation Berhad 

 
DESIGN CATEGORIES 
 
Best Condo Architectural Design 
Isola@KLCC by O&C Resources Berhad 
TTDI Segaris by Naza TTDI Sdn. Bhd. 

Best Retail Architectural Design 
Aman Central by Great Realty Sdn Bhd 
S Cube Mall by Brunsfield Bhd (ERM Project Management Sdn Bhd) 

Best Landscape Architectural Design 
Hampton Damansara by Mayland 
The Estate by Bon Estates Sdn Bhd 

 
BEST OF THE BEST CATEGORIES 
 
Best Condo Development (Malaysia) 
WINNER will be revealed on 17 August 2017 during the gala dinner 

Best Housing Development (Malaysia) 
WINNER will be revealed on 17 August 2017 during the gala dinner 

 
SPECIAL AWARDS CATEGORIES 
 
Special Recognition in CSR 
Ideal Property Group 
Sime Darby Property Berhad 
Tropicana Corporation Berhad 
UMLand 

Special Recognition in Sustainable Development 
Sime Darby Property Berhad 
Tropicana Corporation Berhad 
UMLand 
Best Universal Design Development 
Gravit8 by Mitraland Group 
Southkey Mosaic by Southkey City Sdn Bhd 

Best Green Development 
Tropicana Gardens by Tropicana Corporation Berhad 

PUBLISHER’S CHOICE 
 
Real Estate Personality of the Year 
Glen Chan, CEO and Managing Director, Pacific Star Development Ltd 
 
The fourth annual PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards (Malaysia) is supported by title sponsor Kohler; co-sponsor Regus; official portal partner PropertyGuru.com.my; official newspaper Malay Mail; official supplier Corner Stone; media partners PropertyGuru Property Report, Oxford Business Group, and Top 10 of Malaysia; and official supervisor BDO Malaysia. 
 
A precursor to the awards night in Kuala Lumpur, the PropertyGuru Malaysia Real Estate Summit on 16 August at the InterContinental will gather more than 100 senior industry executives and decision makes, including more than 20 expert speakers, to talk about ‘shaping the future of Malaysian real estate’ at PropertyGuru’s C-level conference. 
 
As always, main domestic winners in Malaysia will advance to the PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards Grand Final in Singapore this November to compete with peers from 16 other markets in regional categories to be named the ‘Best in Asia.’ 
 
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About PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards (Malaysia): 
Back for a fourth successful edition on 17 August 2017 at the InterContinental Kuala Lumpur, the PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards (Malaysia) 2017 is part of the regional PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards programme established in 2005. With a professionally run awards system supervised by BDO, the world’s fifth largest auditing and accountancy firm, the PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards (Malaysia) is the biggest and most credible industry awards in the country, with the top and emerging names in real estate celebrating the best developers, projects and designs in the country. 
 
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The PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards, the region’s biggest and most prestigious real estate awards series, is recognised as the ultimate hallmark of industry excellence in the Asian property sector. Boasting an independent panel of industry experts and trusted supervisors, the Awards has an unparalleled reputation for being credible, fair and transparent. 
 
Established in Thailand in 2005 to ‘recognise the region’s finest in real estate’, the Awards acknowledge, reward and celebrate the extraordinary achievements of developers and developments at a domestic and regional level. The Awards is a milestone event in the real estate industry calendar and is attended by key decision makers as well as esteemed trade and consumer media. Annually, the Awards covers 17 key markets in the Asian continent via a series of domestic gala ceremonies, hosting up to 600 senior industry figures, to recognise excellence within each Asian market, culminating in a Grand Final at the end of the year. 
 
In 2017, the PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards celebrates its 12th anniversary, and features nine domestic gala ceremonies in eight countries: Cambodia, the Philippines, Vietnam, Myanmar, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia and Singapore. The Awards series has also been expanded this year to include categories for Mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau, Mongolia, Laos, India, Sri Lanka, the Maldives and South Korea.          
 
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