4th Asia Property Awards

Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka’s finest developers will be honoured, together with the best in Asia, at the exclusive gala dinner of the PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards Grand Final in Bangkok, Thailand to celebrate the best of the best in the Asian real estate sector in the past year. Presented by global brand Kohler, the 2020 PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards are the most respected and most sought-after real estate industry honours. The culminating event is part of the regional PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards programme established in 2005. With a professionally run judging system supervised by BDO, one of the world’s largest auditing and accountancy firms, the Asia Property Awards is the gold standard in real estate.

NOMINATIONS & ENTRIES OPEN

21

Jan 2020

NOMINATIONS CLOSE 

1

May 2020

ENTRY FORM DEADLINE

8

May 2020

SITE INSPECTIONS

8-19

Jun 2020

FINAL JUDGING

30

Jun 2020

GALA DINNER

17

Jul 2020

Developer Awards

Best Developer

Must have completed at least 3 developments in Sri Lanka since January 2015 till present.

Best Boutique Developer

Must have completed at least 1 development in Sri Lanka since January 2015 till present.

Best Sustainable Developer

Open to Sustainable developers consistently apply environmentally sensitive design features, use low impact materials and energy, waste efficient systems.

Best Breakthrough Developer

Open to developers with more than one new project in the pipeline and with first project launched during or after 2019.

Best Lifestyle Developer

Open to Lifestyle developers offer additional facilities for residents to enhance their living experience such as health & fitness areas, social spaces, convenience stores.

Best Commercial Developer

Open to Commercial developer include office and/or retail sector.

Best Hospitality Developer

Open to Hospitality developers include hotel and/or resort sector.

Best Industrial Developer

Open to Industrial developers include manufacturing and/or logistics sector.

Best Mixed Use Developer

Open to Mixed-Use developers should include at least two interconnected components in their projects: residential, retail, office, hospitality, entertainment etc

Special Recognition Awards

Special Recognition for Public Facility

Open to healthcare, education, public service, transportation, public assembly and religious facilities that are owned, leased or operated by a governmental or public entity. No direct entry. The winner(s) will be selected by the panel of judges.

Special Recognition in ESG

All shortlisted developers will be invited to submit details of their ESG activities. There is no direct entry for this category.  The criteria used to judge developers’ eligibility for this award includes: 
-Environmental features, systems and technology 
-Social responsibility and diversity approaches 
-Corporate governance and employee benefits 

Special Recognition for CSR

All shortlisted developers will be invited to submit details of their CSR activities. There is no direct entry for this category. The criteria used to judge developers’ eligibility for this award includes: 
-Charitable donations and activities 
-Positive social impact 
-Company funded advocacy 

Special Recognition for Building Communities

All shortlisted developers will be invited to submit details of their Building Communities activities. There is no direct entry for this category. The criteria used to judge developers’ eligibility for this award includes: 
-Projects’ internal and external infrastructure 
-Connectivity of projects with local communities 
-Benefits provided to the areas surrounding projects 

Special Recognition in Sustainable Design

All shortlisted developers will be invited to submit details of their Sustainable Design activities. There is no direct entry for this category.  The criteria used to judge developers’ eligibility for this award includes: 
-Environmentally friendly design features 
-Low impact materials selection 
-Design durability and lifecycle assessment 

Special Recognition in Sustainable Construction 

All shortlisted developers will be invited to submit details of their Sustainable Construction activities. There is no direct entry for this category.  The criteria used to judge developers’ eligibility for this award includes: 
-Energy efficient construction practices 
-Use of waste prevention systems 
-Use of renewable resources 

Best Luxury Condo Development (Colombo)

Open to condominiums with an average unit price of more than 40,000 LKR per sq. ft. The development must be completed in the period between January 2019 and before December 2024. Must have a show unit.

Best Mid End Condo Development (Colombo)

Open to condominiums with an average unit price of 25,000 to 40,000 LKR per sq. ft. The development must be completed in the period between January 2019 and before December 2024. Must have a show unit.

Best Affordable Condo Development (Colombo) 

Open to condominiums with an average unit price of less than 25,000 LKR per sq. ft. The development must be completed in the period between January 2020 and before December 2024. Percentage of Completed construction must be more than 20%. Must have a show unit.

Best Housing Development (Colombo) 

Open to developments with more than 4 units of houses and/or villas. The development must be completed in the period between January 2019 and before December 2024. Must have a show unit.

Best Residential Development (Southern)

Open to condominiums, houses and villas. The development must be completed in the period between January 2019 and before December 2024. Must have a show unit. Must be in Galle, Matara, and Hambantota

Best Residential Development (Central)

Open to condominiums, houses and villas in the Central part of Sri Lanka. The development must be completed in the period between January 2019 and before December 2024. Must have a show unit. Must be in Kandy, Nuwara Eliya and Matale.

Best Residential Development (North East)

Open to condominiums, houses and villas. The development must be completed in the period between January 2019 and before December 2024. Must have a show unit. Must be in Jaffna, Kilinochchi, Mannar, Mullaitivu, Vavuniya .

Best Residential Development (Maldives)

Open to condominiums, houses and villas. The development must be completed in the period between January 2019 and before December 2024. Must have a show unit.

Best Residential Development (Malé)

Open to condominiums, houses and villas. The development must be completed in the period between January 2019 and before December 2024. Must have a show unit.

Best Residential Waterfront Development

Open to condominiums, houses and villas. The development must be completed in the period between January 2019 and before December 2024. Must have a show unit. Minimum of 30% of the development should have a waterfront view. The view should be from at least (minimum) 2nd floor onwards .

Best Office Development 

The development must be completed in the period between January 2018 and before December 2024.

Best Retail Development 

The development must be completed in the period between January 2018 and before December 2024.

Best Hotel Development 

The development must be completed in the period between January 2018 and before December 2024.

Best Boutique Hotel Development

Open to hotels with maximum two (2) story’s, less than twenty (20) rooms and no banquet facilities provided. The development must be completed in the period between January 2018 and before December 2024.

Best Mixed Use Development  

The development must be completed in the period between January 2018 and before December 2024. The development must have two or more of office, retail, hotel or residential components.

Best Mixed Use Development (Maldives)

The development must be completed in the period between January 2018 and before December 2024. The development must have two or more of office, retail, hotel or residential components.

Best Industrial Development  

The development must be completed in the period between January 2018 and before December 2024.

Best Green Development  

Open for Residential and Commercial Project. The development must be completed in the period between January 2018 and before December 2023. Open to developments with internationally recognized green certification (granted). Development must include relevant documents, images and certifications to support each entry as evidence of: -Energy saving systems -Water management systems -Waste management systems -Health related features.

Design Awards

Best Condo Architectural Design

The development must be completed in the period between January 2019 and before December 2024.

Best Housing Architectural Design

The development must be completed in the period between January 2019 and before December 2024.

Best Residential Interior Design  

The development must be completed in the period between January 2019 and before December 2024.

Best Retail Architectural Design  

The development must be completed in the period between January 2018 and before December 2024.

Best Office Architectural Design  

The development must be completed in the period between January 2018 and before December 2024.

Best Hotel Architectural Design

The development must be completed in the period between January 2018 and before December 2024.

Best Hotel Interior Design 

The development must be completed in the period between January 2018 and before December 2024.

Best Landscape Architectural Design 

The development must be completed in the period between January 2018 and before December 2024.

Special Awards

Real Estate Personality of the Year

Chosen by Editorial team of PropertyGuru Property Report Magazine. No direct entry. 

Judge Panel

Dr. Nirmal De Silva

Chairperson (Sri Lanka)

Director/CEO, Paramount Realty

Stephanie Balendra

Director, Homes N Spaces Lanka Properties (pvt) Ltd.

Emeritus Prof. Chitra Weddikkara

Managing Director, QServe Pte Ltd.

Roshan Madawela

Founding Director / CEO, RIU Real-Estate Intelligence Unit

Natalie Pendigrast

Founder/Director ,Pendi PVT Ltd

Nilesh De Silva

Chartered Architect | Director, Kahawita De Silva & Associates Pvt Ltd (Kds)

William Vincent Asoka Tilakawardane

Fellow of the Institute of Project Managers (Sri Lanka)

Nandike D. Samaranayake

Chartered Architect  , AIA (SL)

The 4th PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards (Sri Lanka) gala dinner and awards presentation ceremony will be held at the Shangri-La Hotel, Colombo on Friday, 17 Jul 2020.

More than 200 guests and VIPs attend the gala event, which is exclusive for shortlisted developers, sponsors and partners, comprising C-level and senior industry figures in real estate development, property consultancy, construction, marketing, property technology, legal, finance, and architecture and design. Select members of the media cover the event.

* Dress Code: Black Tie

6:00 pm

Registration and Cocktail Reception

7:00 pm

Opening Ceremony

7:45 pm

Dinner

8:30 pm

Awards Presentation

10:30 pm

Closing and Post-Award Cocktails