2021 PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards (India) programme builds confidence in post-pandemic South Asian market

New categories in contention at the local edition of the region’s most prestigious real estate awards programme

  • Call for official entries and public nominations runs until 24 September 2021
  • Ongoing expansion of the PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards into South Asia includes recognition for outstanding portfolio assets
  • Virtual media roundtable on 10 August offers expert discussions and presentations on recovery and stability of the Indian real estate sector amid the health crisis
  • Highly anticipated gala event and awards ceremony to be broadcast 9 December on multiple online platforms, with highlights to air on the History Channel

DELHI, India — 10 August 2021

The PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards (India) programme has officially returned for its second edition, bolstering the confidence of Asia Pacific’s most prestigious real estate awards programme in the vast and vibrant South Asian market.

The second edition will stage its highly anticipated virtual gala event and awards ceremony on various platforms in December. The global event was preluded by a virtual media roundtable on Tuesday, 10 August, in which thought leaders and market commentators navigated the opportunities and positive trends triggered by the pandemic within the Indian property sector.

Development companies, design practices, and projects throughout India may vie for new categories at the 2021 edition of the PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards. These include the title of Best Second Home Development, as well as awards for the Best Hospitality Portfolio, Best Office Portfolio, Best Retail Portfolio, and Best Mixed Use Portfolio. Coveted honours remain at stake for outstanding developers and residential projects in the major markets of Delhi NCR and Mumbai.

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Official entries may be submitted at AsiaPropertyAwards.com/nominations until 24 September. Nominations from the public are highly encouraged.

Winners and other awardees will be revealed in a safely conducted, virtual gala and ceremony set to premiere 9 December via AsiaPropertyAwards.com/tv-podcast and the official channels on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and YouTube. The programme will be aired and filmed according to prevailing Covid-19 restrictions, in compliance with local health protocols.

Key dates for the 2021 edition are: 

  • 1 January 2021 – Entries Open
  • 24 September 2021 – Entries Close
  • 27 September-8 October – Site inspections
  • 11 October 2021 – Final Judging
  • 9 December 2021– Virtual Gala Dinner and Awards Ceremony (India edition)
  • 9 December 2021 – Regional Grand Final Gala Event

Gold Standard

For over 16 years, the PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards series has been hailed as the Gold Standard for excellence in the Asia-Pacific real estate industry, according to roundtable presenter Jules Kay, managing director of PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards and Events. The latest edition of the PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards (India) deepens the programme’s expansion into the multifaceted markets of South Asia – an effort that took off with the inclusion of Sri Lanka in the series in 2017. Developers and projects across India will reap benefits from the regional platform and exposure represented by the Awards.

Amit Khanna, managing director of Phoenix Advisers, joined the virtual roundtable as chairperson of the judging panel of the 2021 PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards (India). He underlined the significance of forging ahead with the second edition of the Awards in India despite pandemic-induced headwinds to the global economy.

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To uphold the credibility, transparency, fairness and objectivity of the judging process, HLB International has been appointed as Official Supervisor of the 2021 PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards (India). The roundtable invited Paul Ashburn, ASPAC Leader for HLB Real Estate Group, to speak about the important role of the global advisory firm and accounting network in preserving the integrity of the Awards.

Stable market

Other roundtable speakers prognosticated the future of the Indian market in the face of the global health crisis. Another member of the judging panel, Madhav Raman, co-founder of Anagram Architects, talked about the pandemic’s palpable influence on commercial and public facility design, in addition to post-Covid-19 standards in the retrofitting of buildings.

Fellow judge Ajai A. Kapoor, CEO of 360 Degrees – Real Estate Service, presented his analyses on online or digital technologies as drivers of property transactions during the pandemic. He also tackled the locations and asset segments primed for post-pandemic success in India, plus growth trends around the nation.

“India is still seen as a very stable market, broadly speaking from a real estate perspective,” Kapoor told PropertyGuru Property Report, the Official Magazine of PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards.

Triumphant awardees

Developers and projects that triumph in top categories of the India event will gain an opportunity to compete for the “Best in Asia” titles at the 16th PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards Grand Final, also set for 9 December. Eligible country awardees in India will be competing with their peers across Asia Pacific, representing top winners in the 2021 PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards series. Both the India event and Grand Final, along with the 2021 edition of the PropertyGuru Asia Real Estate Summit, will be part of this year’s PropertyGuru Week.

Highlights of the PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards (India) will be aired for the first time on the History Channel, the Official Cable TV Partner of the Awards, offering regionwide exposure to award recipients.

The PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards series began in 2005 and has grown over the years since in terms of coverage and technology. In 2020, the PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards virtual gala series, which included the first edition of the PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards (India), was viewed more than 516,000 times and reached viewers and property investors in more than 75 countries worldwide.

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Brookfield Properties dominated the 2020 PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards (India) with three wins that included the trophy of Best Breakthrough Developer.

Organised by Southeast Asia’s leading property technology company, PropertyGuru Group, the 2nd PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards (India) programme is supported by the industry’s leading brands, including official cable TV partner History Channel; official magazine PropertyGuru Property Report; official PR partner FleishmanHillard India; official charity partner Right To Play; official ESG partner Baan Dek Foundation; and official supervisor HLB International.

For more information, email [email protected] or visit the official website: AsiaPropertyAwards.com.