7th PropertyGuru Indonesia Property Awards launches call for entries amid positive consumer sentiment trends, behaviour

Respected industry figures participated in a virtual CEO roundtable to discuss the real estate sector’s road to recovery

  • C-suite level executives and experts gathered online for an engaging discussion on prospects of the property market and key learnings during the Covid-19 era
  • Four in 5 property seekers in Indonesia still intend to buy a property in the future, according to the latest Consumer Sentiment Survey and Property Sentiment Index by Rumah.com, Indonesia’s no. 1 property marketplace
  • Property seekers expected to make informed choices in quality real estate from the shortlist of nominees at the annual PropertyGuru Indonesia Property Awards on 14 October, which will stream globally on partner channels
  • HLB Indonesia and History Channel support the latest edition of Indonesia’s most prestigious real estate awards programme

JAKARTA, Indonesia — 6 May 2021

Indonesia’s esteemed senior real estate industry figures joined property market experts today for a roundtable discussion that also launches the seventh annual edition of the PropertyGuru Indonesia Property Awards.

Presented by platinum sponsor Kohler, the 7th PropertyGuru Indonesia Property Awards programme is currently accepting eligible entries as well as nominations from the public until August. Winners and Highly Commended will be announced at a virtual gala and awards ceremony in October.

Ahead of the online gala event, the organisers held a virtual CEO roundtable as an opportunity for C-suite level executives and thought leaders to come together and tackle subjects of high topical interest during the Covid-19 era, including prospects of the Indonesian property market and important lessons from markets that are on the road to recovery.

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The roundtable shared useful takeaways for peers in the real estate industry. Panel speakers included Budiarsa Sastrawinata, managing director of award-winning Ciptura Group and head of the Permanent Committee for Investment Development & Foreign Relations at KADIN; Amran Nukman, SekJen DPP at Real Estate Indonesia (REI); Alexander H. Kusuma, CEO at Agung Sedayu Group, a former Best Developer (Indonesia) winner; and Micheal Kang, CEO at SwanCity, multiple design winner at last year’s PropertyGuru Indonesia Property Awards. The discussion was moderated by Marine Novita, country manager of Rumah.com, the official property portal of the Awards, and anchored by Doddy A. Tjahjadi, managing director at PTI Architects, and chairperson of PropertyGuru Indonesia Property Awards.

The panel was joined by Winston Lee, director of special projects at PropertyGuru Group, and Adam Quek, general manager of Kitchen & Bath Group, Kohler Indonesia. Quek joined on behalf of the global brand to speak on current kitchen and bathroom design trends in Indonesia, as well as its continued partnership with the PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards series.

Positive trends

Speakers expressed confidence in the recovery of the Indonesian property sector, underpinned by positive consumer sentiment and behaviour trends analysed by Rumah.com.

More than 4 in 5 property seekers in Indonesia still intend to buy a property in the future, according to Rumah.com’s Consumer Sentiment Survey and Property Sentiment Index H1 2021. Of these, more than half intend to purchase within the next two years.

More consumers are going online to research property purchases in Indonesia, the study further found. The search for properties during the pandemic has benefited from a preponderance of good information sources, dominated by social media and property portals, led by Rumah.com.

Jakarta, Tangerang and Bogor, in that order, ranked as the top areas for prospective home buyers, with landed property remaining the top option. Property seekers also looked to purchase new properties more than resale and sub-sale properties.

Informed property search

For its first six years, the PropertyGuru Indonesia Property Awards programme has helped inform the search for quality Indonesian real estate based on a well-curated shortlist of nominees as determined by an independent panel of experts. Setting the “Gold Standard” in real estate development and design excellence, the PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards have helped determine the most high-calibre properties across various pricing segments and niche categories in various locations throughout the islands.

The 7th PropertyGuru Indonesia Property Awards programme will stream as a virtual gala event and presentation ceremony on Thursday, 14 October 2021 on AsiaPropertyAwards.com/tv-podcast and the official channels on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and YouTube. History Channel, the official cable TV partner of the PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards, will broadcast the highlights of the highly awaited event to an international audience.

The 7th PropertyGuru Indonesia Property Awards programme is now accepting entries as well as nominations from the public until August, ahead of its second ever virtual gala and awards ceremony in October. Submissions are currently being accepted here: AsiaPropertyAwards.com/nominations

Key dates for the 2021 edition: 

  • 1 January 2021 – Entries Open
  • 6 August 2021 – Entries Close
  • 16 August-3 September 2021 – Site Inspections
  • 7 September 2021 – Final Judging
  • 14 October 2021 – Virtual Gala Dinner and Awards Ceremony (Indonesia Edition)
  • 9 December 2021 – Regional Grand Final Gala Event in Bangkok, Thailand

Nominees and entrants will undergo a transparent and independent judging process. This year, HLB Hadori Sugiarto Adi & Rekan – HLB Indonesia has joined the PropertyGuru Indonesia Property Awards as the Official Supervisor. HLB will extend the reputation of the prestigious programme’s judging process as being fair, transparent, and credible.

Country winners in top categories will have a chance to claim the “Best in Asia” honours at the 16th PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards Grand Final, which will be hosted in Bangkok on 9 December. The hybrid physical and virtual edition of the PropertyGuru Asia Real Estate Summit, the tech and thought leadership platform of PropertyGuru Group, will precede this year’s Grand Final in the celebratory, days-long event known as “PropertyGuru Week.”

The year 2020 marked the introduction of the PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards online gala series, which included the first virtual gala edition of the PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards Grand Final. The online gala series was viewed more than 516,000 times and reached viewers and property investors in more than 75 countries worldwide.

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Indonesia swept eight regional titles at the 15th PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards Grand Final, led by PT Jababeka Tbk, awarded Best Industrial Developer (Asia), and PT Urban Jakarta Propertindo, Tbk, awarded Best Breakthrough Developer (Asia). Other regional awardees from Indonesia include Agung Sedayu Group, Salim Group, Invest Islands, PT Indonesian Paradise Property Tbk, SwanCity, Mitsubishi Estate Residence, and Ariobimo Laguna Perkasa.

Organised by Southeast Asia’s leading property technology company, PropertyGuru Group, the 7th Annual PropertyGuru Indonesia Property Awards programme is supported by platinum sponsor Kohler; official portal partner Rumah.com; official cable TV partner History Channel; official magazine PropertyGuru Property Report; official PR partner Dreamhub Consultancy; official charity partner Right To Play; official ESG partner Baan Dek Foundation; and official supervisor HLB Hadori Sugiarto Adi & Rekan – HLB Indonesia.

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

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