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8th PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards (Malaysia) laurel developers, projects with wide appeal

A celebration of resilient developers as well as developments that respond to the needs of the Malaysian market

  • Tropicana Corporation Berhad garners eight awards, including Best Developer and Best Developer (Central Malaysia)
  • OCR Group Berhad, Ideal Property Group, and Matrix Concepts Holdings Berhad win Best Lifestyle Developer, Best Affordable Homes Developer, and Best Township Developer, respectively
  • Ho Kong Soon, Group Managing Director of Matrix Concepts Holdings Berhad, accepts the 2021 Malaysia Real Estate Personality of the Year award

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — 25 November 2021

Recipients of the 8th PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards (Malaysia), presented by Kohler, were announced today in an innovative virtual gala presentation broadcast on AsiaPropertyAwards.com and multiple digital platforms, with highlights to air on the History Channel.

The programme celebrated the achievements of the real estate sector from north to south Malaysia in 25 categories, including special honours and new titles.

For the second year in a row, the coveted Best Developer award was presented to Tropicana Corporation Berhad. The company accumulated a total of six gold statuettes and two Highly Commended citations, including the never-before-presented title of Best Developer (Central Malaysia) as well as the Best High End Landed Development award for Tropicana Aman – Freesia Residences.

Matrix Concepts Holdings Berhad was crowned Best Township Developer and received three special honours. Ho Kong Soon, the Group Managing Director of Matrix Concepts Holdings Berhad, accepted the 2021 Malaysia Real Estate Personality of the Year title, an award decided by editors of PropertyGuru Property Report Magazine. The title secures the Matrix Concepts Holdings Berhad leader’s legacy in the conceptualisation, development and stewardship of well-thought-out townships and communities across Malaysia.

Ho Kong Soon said: “I would like to dedicate the award this year to all my stakeholders as well as the Matrix team because of their dedication and their commitment to make all this possible.”

Other winners in the Developer categories were OCR Group Berhad and Ideal Property Group, hailed Best Lifestyle Developer and Best Affordable Homes Developer, respectively.         

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The 2021 edition of the awards included honours for developments with mass appeal. Ideal Property Group won Best Mass Market Condo/Apartment Development (Northern) for Havana Beach Residences while Mah Sing Group Berhad won Best Mass Market Condo/Apartment Development (Central) for M Luna.

Projects by companies under Sime Darby Property dominated the Best of Malaysia categories. Senada Residences by Sime Darby Brunsfield Resort Sdn Bhd. won the highly competitive Best Condo/Apartment Development (Malaysia) award, in addition to the Best High End Condo/Apartment Development (Central) title. Elmina Green 4 by Sime Darby Property (City of Elmina) Sdn. Bhd. won the equally coveted Best Housing/Landed Development (Malaysia) award, in addition to the Best Landed Development (Central) title.

Meanwhile, Cantara Residences by Sime Darby Property (Ara Damansara) Sdn Bhd won Best Mid End Condo/Apartment Development (Central) while The Detached Factories by Sime Darby Property (Bukit Raja) Sdn. Bhd. won Best Industrial Development.

Other winning projects were Agile Mont Kiara by Agile Real Estate Development Sdn Bhd; AraTre’ Residences @ Ara Damansara by Puncakdana Sdn Bhd; Aurora Resort Villas by Country View Berhad; Ion Forte Green City by NCT Group of Companies; KCC City Business Park, Muar by KCC Realty; Mutiara Rini Skudai by Boustead Properties Berhad; and Terra by Putrajaya Holdings Sdn Bhd.

The 2021 edition of the PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards (Malaysia) marks the programme’s second annual virtual gala celebration, following a successful inaugural virtual gala event that engaged consumers, agents and investors across Asia Pacific in 2020.

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Hari V. Krishnan, Chief Executive Officer of PropertyGuru Group, said: “Our awards programme in Malaysia is an extension of our strong market position and business performance. The eighth edition of our awards in Malaysia recognises built spaces with various degrees of opulence and affordability, giving property access to a wide array of income groups across the country. Showcasing a wealth of choices in quality real estate, the awards elevate the achievements of innovative developers across Malaysia.”

Jules Kay, Managing Director of PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards and Events, said: “The choices on offer in terms of quality real estate in Malaysia have increased significantly, making it one of the region’s most compelling real estate investment destinations. We are delighted to recognise the resilience of developers in these challenging times. The entries feature a variety of condo and housing projects that cater to the different needs and budgets of property buyers.”

The independent panel of judges that determined this year’s awardees were Prem Kumar, Awards Chairperson and Deputy Managing Director, Jones Lang Wootton; Blaine Robert, CEO and Creative Director, Blaine Robert Design; Chris Tia, Principal and Managing Partner, Tia & Noordin; Dr. Daniele Gambero, CEO and Propenomist, REI Group of Companies; Sr. Engad Ravana, Principal, ER Consult; Sr Low Han Hoe, Senior Manager, Investment & Agency, Nawawi Tie Leung Real Estate Consultants Sdn Bhd; Ar. Mustapha Kamal Zulkarnain, Founder and Principal, Arkitek Mustapha Kamal; Datuk Ar Hj Saiful Anuar Abdul Aziz, Principal, Anuar Aziz Architect, a member of Arte Axis Design Group; Tan Hui Yin, Partner, Tan Chap & Associates; and Ir. Dr. Zulhkiple A Bakar, Managing Director, Perunding ZAB Sdn Bhd.

The site inspection judges consist of Charles Tan Chia Lih, Owner, KopiandProperty.com blog; Ir. Dr. Justin Lai, Managing Director, IPM Group; Law Lee Kiau, President, Johor Interior Designer Association; Miichael Yeoh, CEO & Founder, GM Training Academy PLT; Ng Wee Kwong, Property Invester; and Richard Oon Hock Chye, Executive Director, ShineWing TY TEOH Consulnet Tax Sdn. Bhd.

The team of HLB Ler Lum Chew – HLB Malaysia, led by John Ler, International Contact Partner, and Kelvin Chew, Managing Partner, maintained the fairness, transparency, integrity and credibility of the awards programme throughout the judging process.

The 8th PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards (Malaysia) come ahead of the highly anticipated event series known as PropertyGuru Week in December. These include the 16th PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards Grand Final, where main winners from Malaysia will compete with country winners around Asia Pacific for various Best in Asia titles. The 2021 editions of the awards programme for Australia, China (Mainland, Hong Kong, and Macau), Greater Niseko (Japan), India, and Sri Lanka will take place in the run-up to the Grand Final.

The Grand Final will be preceded by the opening of the 2021 PropertyGuru Asia Real Estate Summit’s virtual world, covering topics like the data landscape, accessible data, sustainable development, and data innovation.

Organised by Southeast Asia’s leading property technology company, PropertyGuru Group, the 8th PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards (Malaysia) programme is supported by platinum sponsor Kohler; official portal partner PropertyGuru.com.my; official cable TV partner History Channel; official magazine PropertyGuru Property Report; official PR partner Klareco Communications; media partners KopiandProperty.com, Malaysian Business, Penang Property Talk, and The Grid Asia; official charity partner Right To Play; official ESG partner Baan Dek Foundation; supporting association Asia MarTech Society; and official supervisor HLB.

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

 

LIST OF WINNERS AND HIGHLY COMMENDED AWARDEES

8th PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards (Malaysia)

 

DEVELOPER AWARDS

Best Developer                         

  • WINNER: Tropicana Corporation Berhad

Best Developer (Central Malaysia)                    

  • WINNER: Tropicana Corporation Berhad
  • HIGHLY COMMENDED: Putrajaya Holdings Sdn Bhd

Best Township Developer                     

  • WINNER: Matrix Concepts Holdings Berhad 

Best Lifestyle Developer                        

  • WINNER: OCR Group Berhad
  • HIGHLY COMMENDED: Binastra Land Sdn Bhd

Best Affordable Homes Developer                    

  • WINNER: Ideal Property Group

 

DEVELOPMENT AWARDS

Best High End Condo/Apartment Development (Central)                   

  • WINNER: Senada Residences by Sime Darby Brunsfield Resort Sdn Bhd
  • HIGHLY COMMENDED: Grand Ion Majestic by NCT Alliance Berhad

Best Mid End Condo/Apartment Development (Central)                    

  • WINNER: Cantara Residences by Sime Darby Property (Ara Damansara) Sdn Bhd
  • HIGHLY COMMENDED: AraTre’ Residences @ Ara Damansara by Puncakdana Sdn Bhd
  • HIGHLY COMMENDED: Aura Residence by Putrajaya Holdings Sdn Bhd
  • HIGHLY COMMENDED: One Cochrane Residences by Boustead Properties Berhad
  • HIGHLY COMMENDED: Tropicana Metropark – SouthPlace Residences by Tropicana Corporation Berhad

Best Mass Market Condo/Apartment Development (Central)                        

  • WINNER: M Luna by Mah Sing Group Berhad

Best Mass Market Condo/Apartment Development (Northern)                      

  • WINNER: Havana Beach Residences by Ideal Property Group

Best Leisure Condo/Apartment Development                        

  • WINNER: Ion Forte Green City by NCT Group of Companies

Best High End Landed Development                          

  • WINNER: Tropicana Aman – Freesia Residences by Tropicana Corporation Berhad

Best Landed Development (Central)                  

  • WINNER: Elmina Green 4 by Sime Darby Property (City of Elmina) Sdn. Bhd.
  • HIGHLY COMMENDED: 118 Residence @ Kinrara by Mahajaya Berhad
  • HIGHLY COMMENDED: Mutiara Hills by Boustead Properties Berhad

Best Mega Township Development

  • WINNER: Mutiara Rini Skudai by Boustead Properties Berhad
  • HIGHLY COMMENDED: Bandar Sri Sendayan by Matrix Concepts Holdings Berhad
  • HIGHLY COMMENDED: Taman Impian Emas, Johor Bahru by Gunung Impian Development Sdn Bhd

Best Mixed Use Development

  • WINNER: Terra by Putrajaya Holdings Sdn Bhd

Best Industrial Development                  

  • WINNER: The Detached Factories by Sime Darby Property (Bukit Raja) Sdn. Bhd.

Best Retail Development                      

  • WINNER: KCC City Business Park, Muar by KCC Realty
  • HIGHLY COMMENDED: Tropicana Metropark – SouthPlace Shoppes by Tropicana Corporation Berhad

 

DESIGN AWARDS

Best Condo/Apartment Architectural Design                         

  • WINNER: AraTre’ Residences @ Ara Damansara by Puncakdana Sdn Bhd
  • HIGHLY COMMENDED: Trion 2 @ KL by Binastra

Best Club House Design                       

  • WINNER: Aurora Resort Villas by Country View Berhad

Best Landscape Architectural Design

  • WINNER: Agile Mont Kiara by Agile Real Estate Development Sdn Bhd

 

BEST OF MALAYSIA AWARDS

Best Condo/Apartment Development (Malaysia)                    

  • WINNER: Senada Residences by Sime Darby Brunsfield Resort Sdn Bhd

Best Housing/Landed Development (Malaysia)                       

  • WINNER: Elmina Green 4 by Sime Darby Property (City of Elmina) Sdn. Bhd.

 

SPECIAL AWARDS

Special Recognition in ESG                    

  • WINNER: Matrix Concepts Holdings Berhad
  • WINNER: Tropicana Corporation Berhad

Special Recognition for CSR                              

  • WINNER: Matrix Concepts Holdings Berhad
  • WINNER: OCR Group Berhad
  • WINNER: Tropicana Corporation Berhad

Special Recognition in Sustainable Design and Construction

  • WINNER: Binastra Land Sdn Bhd
  • WINNER: Ideal Property Group
  • WINNER: Matrix Concepts Holdings Berhad
  • WINNER: Putrajaya Holdings Sdn Bhd
  • WINNER: Tropicana Corporation Berhad

 

PUBLISHER’S CHOICE

Malaysia Real Estate Personality of the Year

  • WINNER: Ho Kong Soon, Group Managing Director, Matrix Concepts Holdings Berhad

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