2019 PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards (Australia) spotlights homes with cross-border appeal


  • UEM Sunrise bags multiple awards in development and design categories
  • Top awardees include Aurora Melbourne Central, one of Australia’s tallest buildings
  • Conservatory wins regional gong for Australia at 14th PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards Grand Final 

BANGKOK — 22 November 2019

Projects with cross-border appeal to Asia-Pacific investors excelled at the second edition of the PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards (Australia) on Friday, 22 November, at The Athenee Hotel, A Luxury Collection Hotel, Bangkok in Thailand.

Top prizes at the black-tie gala dinner were presented to UEM Sunrise for its distinctive residential projects in Victoria. The leading Malaysian developer won Best Apartment Development (Victoria) for Aurora Melbourne Central, one of the tallest skyscrapers in Australia, and Best Apartment Architectural Design for Conservatory, a freehold apartment project near Melbourne’s historic Carlton Gardens.

Conservatory would go on to beat 10 properties across the region in the highly competitive Best High Rise Condo Architectural Design (Asia) category of the 14th PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards Grand Final, held later that evening.

The central panel of judges said: “Conservatory by UEM Sunrise started out with a vision to create garden living in the sky, in the middle of the hustle and bustle of the city. The exclusive residential tower realised its design concept in the artistry of the Victorian times where glasshouse buildings nurtured exotic plants, and was set as a place to entertain, adapting into ornate, practical, and social spaces.”

Fife Capital Group Pty Limited was honoured in the Best Mixed Use Development category for York & George, a slender tower built on a historic site in the Sydney CBD. Weston Property Developments Pty Ltd claimed Best Villa Development (Western Australia) for Merrifield Villas.

The sophomore year of the PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards (Australia) marks another step forward in the evolution of the region’s long-running and most respected real estate honours.

Hari V. Krishnan, CEO of PropertyGuru Group, said: “The PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards welcomed Australia last year to introduce its most deserving developers to discerning property seekers in the greater Asia-Pacific region. We hope these winning properties inspire Australia’s finest developers to challenge themselves to new high benchmarks.”

The central panel of judges consist of Lui Violanti, Regional Manager for Western Australia at Inhabit Group; Mia Bannister, National Business Development Manager, WG Group; Nick Smith, Development Manager, Lendlease; and Nikolas Killis, Business Development, Property Digital Advisory Leader for Australasia at Arup.

BDO, one of the world’s leading accountancy and advisory organisations, upheld the fairness, transparency and credibility of the PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards (Australia). This was made possible under the supervision of the BDO Australia team, led by Sebastian Stevens, Partner in Charge, Advisory and Corporate Finance; Andres Reith; and Helen Mach.

The 2019 PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards Grand Final was supported by platinum sponsor Kohler; official airline partner Thai Airways; gold sponsor Treacle; official courier Ezy Express; official supplier GFour Wines & Spirits; official portal partner PropertyGuru; official magazine PropertyGuru Property Report; official supervisor BDO; and media partners APAC Real Estate, Archibazaar, Balik Bayan Magazine, Business Today, Deluxe Magazine, Hoppler.com.ph, LP Magazine, Luxury Society Asia, Robb Report Thailand, Southeast Asia Globe, The Bangkok Insight, Top 10 Malaysia, and Vietnam Heritage. 


PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards (Australia) 2019



Best Mixed Use Development    

  • WINNER: York & George by Fife Capital Group Pty Limited 

Best Apartment Development (Victoria)     

  • WINNER: Aurora Melbourne Central by UEM Sunrise

Best Villa Development (Western Australia)      

  • WINNER: Merrifield Villas by Weston Property Developments Pty Ltd



Best Apartment Architectural Design 

  • WINNER: Conservatory by UEM Sunrise


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