135 companies vie for regional titles at the 16th PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards Grand Final

The virtual finale of the 2021 awards series reveals the best of Asia  

After revealing all the real estate winners of each country, the long-awaited PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards Grand Final finally transpired to announce the best of Asia. On December 9th, the virtual finale of the 2021 PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards series marked its 16th year of celebrating Asia Pacific’s most exemplary developers, developments, and designs in 31 categories. 

Presented by Kohler and supported by Leading Real Estate Companies of the World, the celebration made its global premiere on multiple digital platforms, which includes the awards programme’s official website AsiaPropertyAwards.com, as well as YouTube, Facebook, and LinkedIn. Highlights of the show can be viewed on the History Channel, the awards’ official cable TV partner.  

Taking home the coveted accolade of Best Developer (Asia) was Sinar Mas Land, the first Indonesian developer to win this title in the history of the programme, and one of the seven regional wins for Indonesia. Regional accolades were collected by Vietnam (six wins), Mainland China (five), Hong Kong (two), Singapore (four), The Philippines (two), Thailand (two), and one each for Cambodia and Greater Niseko.  

Decided by the editors of PropertyGuru Property Report Magazine, the 2021 PropertyGuru Icon Awards was granted to Liam Wee Sin, the group chief executive of UOL Group Limited. Liam Wee Sin was chosen for the growth and leadership he has showcased since he was presented with the Singapore Real Estate Personality of the Year awards back in 2015.   

Liam Wee Sin said: “It is with great honour and humility that I accept this PropertyGuru Icon Award. This award is a testimony for the hard work and resilience of my people at UOL Group Limited and Pan Pacific Hotels Group amidst a very challenging business environment.

I like to dedicate this to my team who have journeyed with me and I hope we’ll emerge more humble and resilient, and at the same time, keep our excitement and enthusiasm to see the light at the end of the tunnel and be poised for the industry recovery.”

The chief regional officer of Asia Pacific & head of global business channels at HLB International, Coco Ke Liu, was also present to share how they were able to uphold the values of PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards throughout their supervisory of the judging process, as well as to congratulate this year’s winners.

To complete the night and ensure the virtual celebration ran smoothly were the two dazzling hosts, Bee Supapij Xoomsai Na Ayudhya and Jack Prinya Ruenprapan.  

Organised by PropertyGuru Group, the 16th Annual PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards Grand Final is supported by platinum sponsor Kohler; gold sponsor Leading Real Estate Companies of the World®; official portal partners Batdongsan.com.vn, DDProperty.com, PropertyGuru.com.my, PropertyGuru.com.sg, and Rumah.com; official cable TV partner History Channel; official magazine PropertyGuru Property Report; official PR partners Dreamhub Consultancy, FleishmanHillard, Infinity Communications, Klareco Communications, MMG Group, PR Wire Consultancy, T&H Communications, and Two Way PR; official charity partner Right To Play; official ESG partner Baan Dek Foundation; supporting associations Asia MarTech Society, British Chamber of Commerce Thailand, Ceylon Institute of Builders, Design Epoch, Global Design Awards Lab, Green Building Consulting & Engineering, and Singapore Estate Agents Association; and official supervisor HLB. 

Watch PropertyGuru Icon Awardee Liam Wee Sin’s full acceptance speech here: