Winners of the PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards (Malaysia) 2017 that was held Thursday (17 August) at the InterContinental Kuala Lumpur.
Selangor-based Tropicana Corporation dominated at the PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards (Malaysia) 2017, which was presented by Kohler and held last Thursday (17 August) at the InterContinental Kuala Lumpur.
Clinching a total of eight golden trophies, Tropicana Corporation won the year’s highest honour for Best Condo Developer (Malaysia). Its Tropicana Residences project also clinched the ‘Best of Malaysia’ award for Best Condo Development (Malaysia), while its integrated community project Tropicana Metropark bagged the Best Mixed Use Development award.
In Iskandar Malaysia, UMLand Seri Austin won two awards for its Aster 2 – Double Storey Semi-Detached House, which includes the Best Housing Development (Malaysia) title.
A total of 21 awards were presented at the black-tie event that welcomed almost 300 guests.
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Prem Kumar, chairman of the independent panel of experts and executive director of Jones Lang Wootton, praised the resilience of the domestic property market as it continues to undergo a period of consolidation.
“We wanted to make an impact to the industry and that’s why the panel of judges decided to expand this year’s awards categories to recognise other important segments such as affordable housing. We want to encourage developers to cater to different types of Malaysian consumers,” he said.
For this year, two separate awards were handed out for Best Mass Market Developments – landed and condo – which was both won by LBS Bina Group Berhad. To recognise quality projects that cater to various kinds of people regardless of size, abilities and age, another new category for Best Universal Design Development was given to Southkey Mosaic by Southkey City Sdn Bhd.
Meanwhile, Pacific Star Development Ltd CEO and managing director Glen Chan was presented the 2017 Malaysia Real Estate Personality of the Year by the editors of PropertyGuru Property Report magazine for elevating the standards of mixed-use and leisure developments in Malaysia.
The main domestic winners will advance to the PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards Grand Final in Singapore this November.
This article was edited by Denise Djong.