For more than 20 years, the 50-year-old executive has demonstrated commitment to Indonesia’s real estate industry, leading the company’s PT Ciputra Property Tbk as president director, and PT Ciputra Residence and PT Ciputra Surya as director since the early 1990s, among other subsidiaries.
Continuing on his father Ir Ciputra’s vision of creating a modern district for finance, shopping and art in Jakarta, Mr. Candra is looking forward to complete the multi-phase development of Ciputra World Jakarta, which comprises an array of grade-A offices, five-star hotels, high-end residential, shopping centre and art spaces. Upon completion, the complex will include an estimated 15 skyscrapers.
“I would like to thank you for this acknowledgement; I am really humbled by this award. My father started the company and later passed it on to me. To be recognised as Real Estate Personality of the Year is a reminder of the hard work that my father had started and which I have to continue,” said Mr. Candra.
He added: “This also means that people see Ciputra Group as one of the leading companies – as well as the pioneer – of the real estate industry in Indonesia. This award also means that we need to keep our standards up in order to meet our customers’ expectations.”
Mr. Candra’s engagement in Indonesian real estate is building long-lasting communities via townships and mixed-use developments where people can reside and also interact with others.
“We believe that this is the future of Indonesia real estate: building communities, building lives instead of just building houses or apartments,” he commented. “When Ciputra World Jakarta complex finishes, we believe that we will help in reshaping the face of Jakarta and take it another notch, on the same level of any other modern big cities in the world, just like Ginza in Japan, Champs-Élysées in Paris or Orchard Road in Singapore.“
The prestigious award for Indonesia’s first-ever Real Estate Personality of the Year will be presented to Mr. Candra on Thursday, 3 September at the black-tie gala dinner and awards presentation ceremony to be held at the InterContinental Midplaza Jakarta, where some 300 of the archipelago’s top industry leaders and professionals will be in attendance.
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