The 5th Annual PropertyGuru Indonesia Property Awards –– the archipelago’s largest and most respected real estate honours –– are officially open for nominations as this year’s esteemed panel judges of independent experts to select the finalists for the prestigious industry competition has been announced to the media today in Jakarta.
Presented by global brand Kohler, the professionally-run Awards programme recognises the year’s most outstanding developers, projects and design in Jakarta, Bali, Lombok, and Greater Indonesia. Niche segments are also well-represented, including honours for Best Township Development, Best Industrial Development, and Best Lifestyle Centre Development.
Online nominations can be submitted at www.AsiaPropertyAwards.com. Nominations are open to the industry and the public, with the official list of nominees revealed at the end of August ahead of the awards ceremony on Friday, 19 September 2019, to be held at The Ritz-Carlton Jakarta, Pacific Pace, the event’s five-star venue.
Stellar judging panel
Respected architect and industry commentator Doddy A. Tjahjadi, Managing Director of PTI Architects, returns as the chairperson of the judging panel, which has been expanded to 11 members who are the top names in their respective fields.
Joining the panel are two leading female figures, namely Vivin Harsanto, Head of Advisory at consultancy firm JLL Indonesia, and Lina Gan, the Editor-in-Chief of Indonesia Design, one of the country’s most widely read lifestyle publications.
The rest of the panel include: Bagus Adikusumo, Senior Director, Office Services, Colliers; Bernardus Djomoputro, Executive Director, Infrastructure & Capital Projects, PT Deloitte Konsultan Indonesia; Cornel B. Juniarto, Senior Partner, Hermawan Juniarto & Partners; Hendra Hartono, CEO, PT. Leads Property Service Indonesia; Djinadi Gunawan, Managing Director, PT Meinhardt Indonesia; Gavin Cox, Associate, WT Partnership; Ian Reynolds, Managing Director, Reynolds Partnership, PT. Construction Cost Management Consultants; and M. Archica Danisworo, Design Director, PT Pandega Desain Weharima. Indrotjahjono S., Partner, Valuation Services at BDO Indonesia, leads the award-winning team of supervisors to ensure fairness, transparency and credibility of the entire process and the results.
Key dates for the 2019 edition are:
- 13 February 2019 – Nominations and Entries Open
- 12 July 2019 – Nominations Close
- 19 July 2019 – Entries Close
- 5-16 August 2019 – Site Inspections
- 23 August 2019 – Final Judging
- 19 September 2019 – Gala Dinner and Awards Ceremony in Jakarta, Indonesia
- 29 November 2019 – Grand Final in Bangkok, Thailand
Influential guest list
The exclusive gala ceremony in Jakarta has become one of the most anticipated events of Indonesia’s real estate calendar, with influential names attending the event, including last year’s keynote speaker and guest of honour, H.E. Mr. Enggartiasto Lukita, the Indonesian Minister of Trade.
More than 400 guests attended the 2018 event –– the ceremony’s largest attendance to date –– and also welcomed the Trade Minister’s close colleague and friend Hendro S. Gondokusumo, the Founder, President Director & CEO of PT Intiland Development Tbk and currently Chairman of the Indonesian Chamber of Commerce (Kadin), who was hailed as the Indonesia Real Estate Personality of the Year. Other 2018 awardees include the Ministry of Public Works and Housing, receiving the Special Recognition for Public Facility.
Eligible developers in Indonesia are competing for the industry’s highest honours, including Best Developer and Best Boutique Developer. The main category winners of the local competition proceed to represent the country at the regional Asia Property Awards Grand Final to be held in Bangkok, Thailand in late November. Indonesia took home a few top regional awards at the last Grand Final, including Best Hotel Development (Asia) for The Westin Jakarta, and Best Office Architectural Design (Asia) for Gama Tower, both developed by Gamaland, and the Best Township Development (Asia) gong for BSD City by Sinar Mas Land.
A celebration of quality
The fifth annual edition of the gala ceremony will be produced by the new PropertyGuru Awards business director Jules Kay, who has re-joined the awards team last November. “I am thrilled to continue to recognise, achieve, promote and celebrate quality. I look forward to working with the team and taking the Awards to newer heights.” The ceremony and official nominees will be heavily promoted through the large consumer and agent network of Rumah.com, PropertyGuru Group’s local brand and the country’s No.1 property website.
The 2019 PropertyGuru Indonesia Property Awards has already received support from leading brands and organisations, namely platinum sponsor Kohler; gold sponsor Hitachi Elevators & Escalators; bronze sponsor TEKA; official portal partner Rumah.com; media partners Style & Décor, and Media Indonesia; official hotel The Ritz-Carlton Jakarta, Pacific Place; official magazine PropertyGuru Property Report; and the award-winning team of BDO, the official supervisor.
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