Award-winning companies vie for regional acclaim at 16th PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards Grand Final

Outstanding developers, developments and designs compete for coveted accolades and ‘Best of Asia’ titles

  • Around 135 companies in Asia Pacific shortlisted as nominees to culminating event of the PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards series for 2021
  • Innovative virtual gala celebration of the Grand Final to premiere over various digital platforms as part of PropertyGuru Week in December, with highlights to air on the History Channel
  • Liam Wee Sin, Group Chief Executive of UOL Group Limited, to be honoured with PropertyGuru Icon Award

BANGKOK, Thailand — 15 November 2021

PropertyGuru Group, Southeast Asia’s leading property technology company, announced today the highly coveted marks of excellence to be bestowed at the 16th Annual PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards Grand Final, presented by Kohler and supported by Leading Real Estate Companies of the World®.

Around 135 companies will vie for regional accolades at the 2021 virtual gala celebration of the PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards Grand Final, set for Thursday, 9 December.

Thirty-one awards, including competitive Best of Asia titles and special honours, will be presented at the 16th PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards Grand Final, the region’s largest platform for achievement in real estate.

The shortlist of nominees to the Grand Final represents an elite pool of award-winning companies and projects, selected from all the markets in the PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards’ series of hybrid and virtual gala celebrations in 2021.

Shortlisted companies at the Grand Final will compete for nine Developer awards, including the never-before-presented title of Best Hospitality Developer (Asia). Developments will also contend for nine categories across a wide range of property types, in addition to the all-new Special Recognition for Contribution to the Built Environment. The finest achievements in masterplan design, architectural design, interior design, and landscape architectural design will also be recognised in 11 Design categories.

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The 2021 PropertyGuru Icon Award will be presented to Liam Wee Sin, the Group Chief Executive of UOL Group Limited. The award honours the industry leader for the growth and leadership he has exhibited since receiving the Singapore Real Estate Personality of the Year award in 2015.

Wee Sin said: “This award is a testimony to the hard work and resilience of my people at UOL Group Limited and Pan Pacific Hotels Group amidst a challenging business environment.”

The PropertyGuru Icon Award is given to a previous recipient of the Real Estate Personality of the Year title, an award decided by editors of PropertyGuru Property Report Magazine.

The PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards Grand Final will be celebrated this year as a virtual gala event and awards presentation, filmed in accordance with prevailing health and safety protocols. The innovative, interactive celebration will premiere 9 December over various digital platforms, including the official website, as well as the official live channels on YouTube, Facebook, and LinkedIn. Highlights of the programme will be broadcast on the History Channel, the official cable TV partner of the Awards.

The 16th PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards Grand Final, the culmination of the most prestigious real estate awards series in the region, is one of many highly anticipated events during PropertyGuru Week in December. These include the 2021 edition of the PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards (Mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau) on 7 December, and the latest editions of the awards programmes for Australia, Greater Niseko (Japan), India, and Sri Lanka, which will be broadcast on 9 December immediately before the Grand Final.

The 2021 PropertyGuru Asia Real Estate Summit will open its virtual world on 8 December. A high-calibre roster of speakers will participate in the Summit’s line-up of informative, engaging keynote presentations and discussions on topics such as the data landscape, accessible data, sustainable development, and data innovation.

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The Country Winners shortlisted as nominees to the Grand Final were selected by an independent jury comprising head judges of participating markets in the Awards: Amit Khanna, Managing Director, Phoenix Advisers (India); Bill Barnett, Founder and Managing Director, C9 Hotelworks (Greater Niseko); Christophe Vicic, Country Head, Jones Lang LaSalle Philippines, Inc. (Philippines); Doddy A. Tjahjadi, Managing Director, PTI Architects (Indonesia); Ken Ip, Assistant General Manager and Group Head of Marketing at B.S.C. Group (Mainland China); Kristin Thorsteins, Head of Partnerships – SEA, IWG PLC (Singapore); Lui Violanti, Regional Manager for Western Australia, Inhabit Group (Australia); Dr. Nirmal De Silva, Director and CEO, Paramount Realty (Sri Lanka); Paul Tse, President, Board of Directors, Macao Association of Building Contractors and Developers (Hong Kong and Macau); Prem Kumar, Deputy Managing Director, Jones Lang Wootton (Malaysia); Sorn Seap, Executive Vice President, Cambodian Valuers and Estate Agents Association (Cambodia); Suphin Mechuchep, Chairperson, JLL Thailand (Thailand); and Thien Duong, Managing Director, Transform Architecture (Vietnam).

HLB, the leading international accounting and advisory firm, maintained the fairness, transparency and credibility of the judging process, under the leadership of Paul Ashburn, Co-Managing Partner of HLB Thailand and ASPAC Leader at HLB Real Estate Group.

Since it was established in Thailand in 2005, the PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards programme has expanded to become the Gold Standard of real estate in 16 property markets, including Australia, Greater Niseko (Japan), India, Mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau, and Sri Lanka.

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,,,, and; 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.

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The Winners in these award categories will be presented at the virtual gala on 9 December 2021:



  • Best Developer(Asia) 
  • Best Lifestyle Developer (Asia) 
  • Best Mixed Use Developer (Asia) 
  • Best Hospitality Developer (Asia) 
  • Best Commercial Developer (Asia) 
  • Best Industrial Developer (Asia) 
  • Best Sustainable Developer (Asia) 
  • Best Boutique Developer(Asia)
  • Best Breakthrough Developer (Asia)



  • Best Township Development (Asia) 
  • Best Industrial Development (Asia) 
  • Best Mixed Use Development (Asia) 
  • Best Hotel Development (Asia) 
  • Best Office Development (Asia) 
  • Best Retail Development (Asia) 
  • Best Condo Development (Asia)
  • Best Housing/Landed Development (Asia)  
  • Best Green Development (Asia) 



  • Best Township Masterplan Design (Asia) 
  • Best Mixed Use Architectural Design (Asia)
  • Best Hotel Architectural Design(Asia) 
  • Best Office Architectural Design(Asia) 
  • Best Retail Architectural Design(Asia) 
  • Best Condo Architectural Design (Asia)
  • Best Housing Architectural Design(Asia) 
  • Best Hotel Interior Design(Asia) 
  • Best Condo Interior Design (Asia)    
  • Best Housing Interior Design(Asia) 
  • Best Landscape Architectural Design(Asia) 



  • Special Recognition for Contribution to the Built Environment



  • PropertyGuru Icon Award