2019 PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards (Malaysia) recognises the country’s finest developers at glittering gala celebration

Landmark event attended by 500 senior industry figures

  • MRCB Land and boutique developer JKG Land Berhad collect top honours
  • Special accolades for Industrial/Logistics Development and Public Facility
  • Nearly 30 awards presented at the historic Majestic Hotel Kuala Lumpur

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia ­­–– 12 April 2019

Malaysia’s finest developers of the year were celebrated at the sixth annual edition of the PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards (Malaysia), presented by global brand Kohler, in a landmark ceremony held on Friday evening (12 April 2019) at the historic Majestic Hotel in Kuala Lumpur.

MRCB Land earned its first-ever Best Developer win, besting some of the country’s biggest real estate companies. “A pioneer in transit-oriented development, MRCB Land has time and time again incorporated the best amenities for its projects to drive continuous and sustainable growth. In the last five decades, MRCB Land has also dedicated its resources for various philanthropic, charitable and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiatives to give back to local communities,” said the independent panel of judges.

Aside from receiving the year’s highest award, MRCB Land also earned the gongs for Best Mixed Use Development and Best High End Condo/Apartment Development (Klang Valley) for its 9 Seputeh properties, plus the Special Recognition for Building Communities and in CSR.

JKG Land Berhad was named Best Boutique Developer, earning the accolade mainly for its work on the urban green project The ERA @ Duta North, which won the Best Mid End Condo/Apartment Development (Klang Valley) award.

Among the big winners at the exclusive gala event were township developer Matrix Concepts Group, which collected the Special Recognition for Industrial/Logistic Development; Venus Assets Sdn Bhd, the team behind the mixed-use Four Seasons Place, Kuala Lumpur; and ‘Best of Malaysia’ winners Astaka Padu Sdn Bhd and Gamuda Land. Two former Best Developer titleholders, LBS Bina Group Bhd (2018) and Tropicana Corporation Berhad (2017) also returned to the competition as Development winners.

The black-tie affair presented 28 award categories to honour the Malaysian real estate sector’s most active and fast-growing niche segments, including Industrial/Logistic development. Around 500 senior industry figures and members of the press attended the gala ceremony, which was the biggest yet hosted in Kuala Lumpur by PropertyGuru. Tuan Hizwan, the Political Secretary to the Malaysian Minister of Housing and Local Government, H.E. Zuraida Kamaruddin, attended the gala dinner to support the shortlisted developers.

Hari V. Krishnan, Chief Executive Officer of PropertyGuru Group, said, “Congratulations to the Winners and Highly Commended companies at our biggest and most successful gala event to date in Malaysia. It is our privilege to align with pioneers and industry leaders who are dedicated to building communities and contributing to a more sustainable future for Malaysian real estate consumers.”

Jules Kay, the new business director of PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards, said, “The property market in Malaysia has become increasingly diverse and dynamic. Developers are quick to adapt to domestic demand – and Malaysia also maintains a welcoming approach to international buyers and investors. Smart investment, intelligent designs and varied multi-sector projects ensure that Malaysia continues to benefit from its stable economy and strategic location in what has become the world’s most prosperous region.”

The country’s most respected real estate honours, the PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards (Malaysia) programme is highly regarded for its fair, transparent and credible judging system, which is supervised by the award-winning team of BDO, one of the world’s largest networks of accounting and auditing firms.

An independent judging panel deliberated on eligible nominees and conducted site inspections, chaired by returning head judge Prem Kumar, Executive Director of Jones Lang Wootton. Yang Amat Mulia Tunku Besar Seri Menanti, Tunku Ali Redhauddin ibni Tuanku Muhriz was the Honourary President of the panel.

They were joined on the esteemed panel by respected industry experts: Ar. Mustapha Kamal Zulkarnain, Founder and Principal, Arkitek Mustapha Kamal; Blaine Robert, Creative Director/CEO, Blaine Robert Design Sdn. Bhd. and Blaine Robert Lifesyle Sdn. Bhd; Boon Che Wee, Director, GRA Architects; Chris Tia, Principal, Tia & Noordin; Datuk Ar Hj Saiful Anuar Abdul Aziz, Principal, Arte Axis Design Group; Dr. Daniele Gambero, CEO, REI Group of Companies; Ir. Dr. Zulhkiple A Bakar, Managing Director, Perunding ZNA; Sr Low Han Hoe, Senior Manager, Investment, Nawawi Tie Leung Real Estate Consultants Sdn Bhd; and Tan Hui Yin, Partner of Tan Chap & Associates.

Site inspection judging teams were led in North Malaysia by Miichael Yeoh, CEO & Founder, GM Training Academy PLT; and South Malaysia by Dr. Edward Subramanian A/L Gopalan, Principal, City Appraisal Consultant. The supervising team is led by Rejeesh Balasubramaniam, Partner, Audit, BDO PLT; H’ng Hock Seng, Principal, Audit, BDO PLT; and Lu Yan Fen, Director, Audit, BDO PLT.

The 2019 PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards (Malaysia) was supported by platinum sponsor Kohler; gold sponsor Hitachi Elevators & Escalators; silver sponsor Regus Malaysia; official portal partner PropertyGuru.com.my, Malaysia’s leading property site; official magazine PropertyGuru Property Report; official supplier CornerStone; media partners binaTECH and Top 10 of Malaysia; official supervisor BDO; and associate partner REHDA Institute.

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

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THE WINNERS LIST

6th PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards (Malaysia) 2019

 

DEVELOPER AWARDS

Best Developer

  • WINNER: MRCB Land

Best Boutique Developer

  • WINNER: JKG Land Berhad
  • HIGHLY COMMENDED: Masteron Sdn Bhd

Special Recognition in CSR

  • WINNER: Mah Sing Group Berhad
  • WINNER: Matrix Concepts Group
  • WINNER: MRCB Land

Special Recognition in Sustainable Development

  • WINNER: Matrix Concepts Group

Special Recognition for Building Communities

  • WINNER: Matrix Concepts Group
  • WINNER: MRCB Land
  • WINNER: UEM Sunrise Berhad

DEVELOPMENT AWARDS

Best Ultra Luxury Condo/Apartment Development

  • WINNER: Four Seasons Place Kuala Lumpur by Venus Assets Sdn. Bhd.

Best Luxury Condo/Apartment Development

  • WINNER: The Astaka @ One Bukit Senyum by Astaka Padu Sdn Bhd

Best High End Condo/Apartment Development (Klang Valley)

  • WINNER: TRIA Seputeh in 9 Seputeh, Kuala Lumpur by MRCB Land
  • HIGHLY COMMENDED: Residensi Solaris Parq by UEM Sunrise Berhad
  • HIGHLY COMMENDED: Sentral Suites, KL Sentral by MRCB Land

Best Mid End Condo/Apartment Development (Klang Valley)

  • WINNER: The ERA @ Duta North by JKG Land Berhad
  • HIGHLY COMMENDED: Greenfield Residence @ Bandar Sunway by CICET Asia Development Sdn Bhd
  • HIGHLY COMMENDED: M Vertica by Mah Sing Group Berhad
  • HIGHLY COMMENDED: Residensi Bintang Bukit Jalil by LBS Bina Group Bhd
  • HIGHLY COMMENDED: Trion @ KL by Binastra

Best Mass Market Condo/Apartment Development (Klang Valley)

  • WINNER: Pavilion Service Apartment by IOI Properties Group Berhad
  • HIGHLY COMMENDED: Platinum Splendor Residensi Semarak by Platinum Victory
  • HIGHLY COMMENDED: Residensi Platinum Teratai by Platinum Victory
  • HIGHLY COMMENDED: Verando Residence by Masteron Sdn Bhd

Best Landed Development (Klang Valley)

  • WINNER: Ridgefield Residences, Tropicana Heights by Tropicana Sdn Bhd
  • HIGHLY COMMENDED: Kalista Park Homes by MRCB Land
  • HIGHLY COMMENDED: The Mulia Residences by Emkay Group

Best Condo/Apartment Development (Penang)

  • WINNER: Vertu Resort by Aspen Group

Best Mass Market Condo/Apartment Development (Penang)

  • WINNER: I-Santorini by Ideal Property Group
  • HIGHLY COMMENDED: TRI Pinnacle by Aspen Group

Best Landed Development (Iskandar)

  • WINNER: Horizon Hills (The Cove Bungalow Homes) by Gamuda Land
  • HIGHLY COMMENDED: Ayera Residences, Tropicana Danga Cove by Tropicana Corporation Berhad

Best Mass Market Landed Development

  • WINNER: Rentak Perdana @ LBS Alam Perdana by LBS Bina Group Berhad
  • HIGHLY COMMENDED: Bukit Pelali @Pengerang by Bukit Pelali Properties Sdn Bhd

Best Retail Development

  • WINNER: R&F Mall Johor Bahru by R&F Development Sdn. Bhd.

Best Hotel Development

  • WINNER: Four Seasons Place Kuala Lumpur by Venus Assets Sdn. Bhd.
  • HIGHLY COMMENDED: W Kuala Lumpur by Tropicana Corporation Berhad

Best Township Development (Klang Valley)

  • WINNER: Bandar Sri Sendayan by Matrix Concepts Group
  • HIGHLY COMMENDED: LBS Alam Perdana by LBS Bina Group Berhad
  • HIGHLY COMMENDED: Southville City by Mah Sing Group Berhad

Best Township Development (Iskandar)

  • WINNER: Horizon Hills by Gamuda Land
  • HIGHLY COMMENDED: Gerbang Nusajaya by UEM Sunrise Berhad

Best Mixed Use Development

  • WINNER: 9 Seputeh, Kuala Lumpur by MRCB Land
  • HIGHLY COMMENDED: Four Seasons Place Kuala Lumpur by Venus Assets Sdn. Bhd.

Best Universal Design Development

  • WINNER: The Astaka @ One Bukit Senyum by Astaka Padu Sdn Bhd
  • HIGHLY COMMENDED: Horizon Hills by Gamuda Land
  • HIGHLY COMMENDED: The ERA @ Duta North by JKG Land Berhad
  • HIGHLY COMMENDED: Pavilion Service Apartment by IOI Properties Group Berhad

 

DESIGN AWARDS

Best Condo/Apartment Architectural Design

  • WINNER: Novum by Eupe Bangsar South

Best Housing Architectural Design

  • WINNER: The Mulia Residences by Emkay Group

Best Landscape Architectural Design

  • WINNER: The ERA @ Duta North by JKG Land Berhad
  • HIGHLY COMMENDED: Parc 3 by Eupe Corporation Berhad
  • HIGHLY COMMENDED: TRIA Seputeh in 9 Seputeh, Kuala Lumpur by MRCB Land

 

SPECIAL AWARDS

Special Recognition for Public Facility

  • WINNER: Chowrasta Market by City Council of Penang Island
  • WINNER: CIQ Walkway by R&F Group
  • WINNER: Penang Coastal Cycling Route by City Council of Penang Island
  • WINNER: Penang Hill Funicular Service by Penang Hill Corporation
  • WINNER: SUKE by PROLINTAS Group of Companies

Special Recognition for Industrial/Logistic Development

  • WINNER: Area Logistics Hub @ Ampang, KL by AREA Management Sdn Bhd
  • WINNER: i-Park@Indahpura by AME Development Sdn Bhd
  • WINNER: Sendayan TechValley by Matrix Concepts Group

 

BEST OF MALAYSIA AWARDS

Best Condo Development (Malaysia)

  • WINNER: The Astaka @ One Bukit Senyum by Astaka Padu Sdn Bhd

Best Landed Development (Malaysia)

  • WINNER: Horizon Hills (The Cove Bungalow Homes) by Gamuda Land

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