First virtual gala edition of PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards (Singapore) reveals pioneering awardees

Celebrating a decade of honouring innovations and achievements in real estate development and design in the city-state

  • In its 10th year, Singapore’s most prestigious real estate awards programme innovates with an inaugural virtual gala event and ceremonies, broadcast worldwide via AsiaPropertyAwards.com and partner channels
  • GuocoLand emerges victorious with wins for supertall project Wallich Residence and the Real Estate Personality of the Year award for the company’s esteemed group managing director, Cheng Hsing Yao
  • Landmark 10th edition of the awards presents almost 40 titles, including accolades never presented before in the Developer, Development and Design categories

SINGAPORE – 30 October 2020

PropertyGuru, Southeast Asia’s leading property technology company, announced today the pioneering crop of winners and highly commended awardees at the first virtual gala edition of the PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards (Singapore).

The inaugural virtual gala event and awards ceremony, also known as the landmark 10th edition of the PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards (Singapore), was broadcast on AsiaPropertyAwards.com and partner channels, including YouTube and Facebook.

GuocoLand emerged victorious with top accolades that included Best Developer, the highest award of the night, and Best Condo Development (Singapore) for Wallich Residence. The exquisite residential project, housed in Singapore’s tallest building, also garnered the new title of Best Ultra Luxury Condo Development (Completed).

Cheng Hsing Yao, GuocoLand’s Group Managing Director, also accepted the Real Estate Personality of the Year award, the only accolade not chosen by the independent judging panel.  The award is decided annually by the editors of PropertyGuru Property Report, the official magazine of the awards.

Under his commendable leadership, GuocoLand has served at the forefront of urban rejuvenation in Singapore – breathing life into the city’s underserved areas with high-concept developments and strategic placemaking projects.

UOL Group Limited, which won the Best Developer award last year, returned to clinch several awards for Avenue South Residence, its project with UIC Limited and Kheng Leong Company, as well as Clavon, its project with UIC Limited.

Aurum Land (Private) Limited received the title of Best Boutique Developer this year, with the support of projects such as Nyon, which won Best Boutique Condo Development, and The Hyde, which won Best Boutique Condo Architectural Design.

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A pioneering roster of companies gained several titles that had never been presented before under the Developer categories: Bukit Sembawang Estates Limited (Best Landed Developer); GuocoLand (Best Mixed Use Developer); Macly Group (Best Breakthrough Developer); Soilbuild Group Holdings Ltd (Best Industrial Developer); Qingjian Realty (South Pacific) Group Pte Ltd (Best Residential Developer); and Wing Tai Asia (Best Lifestyle Developer).

A total of 18 projects received trophies and Highly Commended citations at the awards. One of the most nominated projects, Pullman Residences, Newton by EL Development (Horizon) Pte Ltd, won all four of its nominations, namely Best Luxury Condo Development, Best Luxury Condo Architectural Design, Best Luxury Condo Interior Design, and Best Luxury Condo Landscape Architectural Design.

Another highly nominated project, Forett at Bukit Timah by Qingjian Perennial (Bukit Timah) Pte Ltd, garnered the titles of Best Private Condo Development and Best Private Condo Landscape Architectural Design. Qingjian Realty (Marymount) Pte Ltd also won the new award of Best Sales Gallery Architectural Design for JadeScape.

Bukit Sembawang Estates Limited won one of the highest accolades of the night, Best Housing Development (Singapore), for its Luxus Hills Contemporary Collection project.

Soilbuild Group Holdings Ltd won Best Industrial Development, Best Industrial Smart Building Development, and Best Green Development for its Solaris @ Tai Seng project.

Wing Tai Asia added the wins of Best Residential Smart Building Development and Best Private Condo Interior Design for The M @ Middle Road project.

Other winning projects include Parkwood Collection by Fantasia (Park) Pte Ltd (Best Strata Housing Development) and The Woodleigh Residences by Kajima Development Pte. Ltd. and Singapore Press Holdings Ltd. (Best Integrated Development).

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Around 40 awards were presented this year, including special prizes that were given to GuocoLand; Kajima Development Pte. Ltd. and Singapore Press Holdings Ltd.; Soilbuild Group Holdings Ltd; and UOL Group Limited in the fields of ESG, Sustainable Construction, Sustainable Design, and Building Communities.      

Hari V. Krishnan, CEO of PropertyGuru Group, said: “I would like to congratulate all the winners and awardees of the PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards (Singapore). It is especially auspicious that you receive these honours as we celebrate 10 years of commemorating the achievements of the Singaporean property sector. The high standards you have set in residential, industrial, and mixed-use development as well as the commendable use of design, proptech and sustainable practices on your properties will foreshadow, inform and inspire future building and construction in Asia for years to come.”

Jules Kay, Managing Director of PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards & Events, said: “The PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards celebrate companies that raise the bar of excellence in Singaporean real estate. For the last 10 years, we have recognised innovations and achievements in property development and benchmarked them as standards for their respective industry segments and niches, not only in the city-state but across the Asia-Pacific. All this year’s winners and highly commended awardees clearly demonstrate the most desirable qualities that property seekers look for through our platform, especially in these extraordinary times, and therefore truly deserve recognition from this milestone edition of the PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards (Singapore).”

The independent panel of judges who chose this year’s winners and Highly Commended award recipients consist of Wenhui Lim, Awards Chairperson and Partner, SPARK Architects; Benedict Andrew Lim, Principal Independent Advisor, Independent Advisory; Carolina Fagnani, Senior Director, Development, South East Asia and Pacific, Radisson Hotel Group; Chua Shang Chai, Partner, Dentons Rodyk & Davidson LLP; Greg Shand, Architect, Robert Greg Shand Architects; Henry Woon, Director, Atelier Ten; Joelle Chen, Programme Director, Beca; and Kristin Thorsteins, Partner, Portman Investment.

Roger Loo, Executive Director, Management Consulting Services for BDO Singapore, and Zee Chang Teng, Christopher, Manager, Management Consulting Services for BDO Singapore, led supervisions for every stage of the judging process – upholding fairness and transparency in the selection of shortlisted nominees.

The 10th PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards (Singapore) is supported by platinum sponsor Kohler; official portal partner PropertyGuru.com.sg; official magazine PropertyGuru Property Report; official PR partner Klareco Communications; media partner Archibazaar; official charity partner Right To Play; official ESG partner Baan Dek Foundation; and official supervisor BDO.

For more information, email awards@propertyguru.com or visit the official website: AsiaPropertyAwards.com.

FULL LIST OF WINNERS & HIGHLY COMMENDED AWARDEES

10th PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards (Singapore)

 

DEVELOPER AWARDS

Best Developer             

  • WINNER: GuocoLand        

Best Boutique Developer                          

  • WINNER: Aurum Land (Private) Limited

Best Breakthrough Developer                           

  • WINNER: Macly Group               

Best Landed Developer                   

  • WINNER: Bukit Sembawang Estates Limited

Best Mixed Use Developer

  • WINNER: GuocoLand 

Best Industrial Developer                        

  • WINNER: Soilbuild Group Holdings Ltd

Best Lifestyle Developer                           

  • WINNER: Wing Tai Asia

Best Residential Developer                       

  • WINNER: Qingjian Realty (South Pacific) Group Pte Ltd

 

DEVELOPMENT AWARDS

Best Ultra Luxury Condo Development (Completed)

  • WINNER: Wallich Residence by GuocoLand 

Best Luxury Condo Development                      

  • WINNER: Pullman Residences, Newton by EL Development (Horizon) Pte Ltd
  • HIGHLY COMMENDED: Midtown Bay by GuocoLand

Best Boutique Condo Development                   

  • WINNER: Nyon by Aurum Land (Private) Limited
  • HIGHLY COMMENDED: Iveria by Macly Iveria Pte Ltd
  • HIGHLY COMMENDED: Verticus by Soilbuild Group Holdings Ltd

Best Mega-Scale Condo Development

  • WINNER: Avenue South Residence by UOL Group Limited, UIC Limited and Kheng Leong Company 

Best Private Condo Development

  • WINNER: Forett at Bukit Timah by Qingjian Perennial (Bukit Timah) Pte Ltd
  • HIGHLY COMMENDED: Wilshire Residences by TE2KS-RH Pte Ltd (JV with Tong Eng Group & Roxy Pacific Holdings) 

Best Landed Housing Development                   

  • WINNER: Luxus Hills Contemporary Collection by Bukit Sembawang Estates Limited

Best Strata Housing Development                   

  • WINNER: Parkwood Collection by Fantasia (Park) Pte Ltd

Best Industrial Development

  • WINNER: Solaris @ Tai Seng by Soilbuild Group Holdings Ltd

Best Integrated Development

  • WINNER: The Woodleigh Residences by Kajima Development Pte. Ltd. and Singapore Press Holdings Ltd. 

Best Mixed Use Development

  • WINNER: Guoco Midtown by GuocoLand 

Best Green Development

  • WINNER: Solaris @ Tai Seng by Soilbuild Group Holdings Ltd

Best Industrial Smart Building Development

  • WINNER: Solaris @ Tai Seng by Soilbuild Group Holdings Ltd

Best Residential Smart Building Development

  • WINNER: The M @ Middle Road by Wing Tai Asia

 

DESIGN AWARDS

Best Luxury Condo Architectural Design

  • WINNER: Pullman Residences, Newton by EL Development (Horizon) Pte Ltd
  • HIGHLY COMMENDED: Midtown Bay by GuocoLand 

Best Boutique Condo Architectural Design

  • WINNER: The Hyde by Aurum Land (Private) Limited
  • HIGHLY COMMENDED: Verticus by Soilbuild Group Holdings Ltd

Best Private Condo Architectural Design                          

  • WINNER: Clavon by UOL Group Limited and UIC Limited
  • HIGHLY COMMENDED: Forett at Bukit Timah by Qingjian Perennial (Bukit Timah) Pte Ltd

Best Mega-Scale Condo Architectural Design

  • WINNER: Avenue South Residence by UOL Group Limited, UIC Limited and Kheng Leong Company

Best Sales Gallery Architectural Design

  • WINNER: JadeScape by Qingjian Realty (Marymount) Pte Ltd
  • HIGHLY COMMENDED: Avenue South Residence by UOL Group Limited, UIC Limited and Kheng Leong Company
  • HIGHLY COMMENDED: Forett at Bukit Timah by Qingjian Perennial (Bukit Timah) Pte Ltd

Best Luxury Condo Interior Design                   

  • WINNER: Pullman Residences, Newton by EL Development (Horizon) Pte Ltd

Best Private Condo Interior Design

  • WINNER: The M @ Middle Road by Wing Tai Asia

Best Luxury Condo Landscape Architectural Design                       

  • WINNER: Pullman Residences, Newton by EL Development (Horizon) Pte Ltd
  • HIGHLY COMMENDED: Midtown Bay by GuocoLand 

Best Private Condo Landscape Architectural Design

  • WINNER: Forett at Bukit Timah by Qingjian Perennial (Bukit Timah) Pte Ltd
  • HIGHLY COMMENDED: Clavon by UOL Group Limited and UIC Limited                               

 

BEST OF SINGAPORE AWARDS

Best Condo Development (Singapore)

  • WINNER: Wallich Residence by GuocoLand 

Best Housing Development (Singapore)                           

  • WINNER: Luxus Hills Contemporary Collection by Bukit Sembawang Estates Limited

 

SPECIAL AWARDS

Special Recognition for ESG  

  • WINNER: UOL Group Limited

Special Recognition in Sustainable Construction       

  • WINNER: Soilbuild Group Holdings Ltd
  • WINNER: UOL Group Limited

Special Recognition in Sustainable Design       

  • WINNER: GuocoLand

Special Recognition for Building Communities      

  • WINNER: GuocoLand
  • WINNER: Kajima Development Pte. Ltd. and Singapore Press Holdings Ltd.
  • WINNER: UOL Group Limited

 

PUBLISHER’S CHOICE

Singapore Real Estate Personality of the Year     

  • WINNER: Cheng Hsing Yao, Group Managing Director, GuocoLand

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