First virtual PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards (Malaysia) shortlist draws boldfaced names, unveils final nominees 

Pioneering iteration of Malaysia’s biggest real estate awards programme to feature biggest names in property development

  • In a first for the PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards’ Malaysian edition, the gala event and presentation will transform into virtual celebrations simulcast worldwide in September (TBC)
  • Developer categories are expanded, attracting large development companies across the nation
  • 2020 edition marks another milestone, honouring the first-ever female Malaysia Real Estate Personality of the Year recipient

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia –– 29 July 2020

PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards, the region’s most prestigious real estate awards programme, revealed today the shortlisted finalists for its Malaysian edition, which will mark its seventh year and first virtual gala event next month.

The most exemplary developers and projects in Malaysia have been selected for the 7th Annual PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards (Malaysia), set to be simulcast live worldwide via asiapropertyawards.com/newsroom and partner channels in September (TBC) 2020, including the virtual red carpet and virtual gala presentation.

Around 25 major names in property development have made the shortlist for the 2020 PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards (Malaysia). Ideal Property Group, Fieldman Construction Sdn Bhd, KLK Land, Matrix Concepts Group, Tanah Sutera Development Sdn Bhd, Tropicana Corporation Berhad, and UMLand, among other developers of repute around the peninsula and beyond, have been shortlisted for the newly expanded Developer categories and Special Recognition Awards.

Exemplary projects such as Tropicana Grandhill by Tropicana Corporation Berhad and Sierra Heights by Kemajuan Tong Tor Sdn Bhd, as well as companies like WCT Land Sdn Bhd, meanwhile garnered multiple nominations for this year’s awards.

This year, the Awards will recognise the nation’s Best Mega Township Developer, Best Lifestyle Developer, Best Industrial Developer, and Best Affordable Homes Developer as well as the most deserving recipients of special recognitions for ESG, Sustainable Construction, Sustainable Design, and Building Communities.

More: PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards 2020 launches the region’s first virtual gala series for real estate

The 2020 PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards (Malaysia) also marks a milestone in the programme’s 15-year history as Sarena Cheah, managing director of Sunway Berhad’s property division, is named recipient of the Malaysia Real Estate Personality of the Year title. This will make her the first woman to ever receive the honour in Malaysia.

An independent panel of expert judges arrived at the shortlist after a rigorous, ethical, fair, transparent judging process supervised by BDO Malaysia, led by Lu Yan Fen, Director, Audit and Pang Zhi Hao, Partner.

The judging panel comprises Awards chairperson Prem Kumar, Deputy Managing Director, Jones Lang Wootton; Blaine Robert, Creative Director/CEO, Blaine Robert Design Sdn. Bhd. and Blaine Robert Lifestyle Sdn. Bhd.; Boon Che Wee, Director, GRA Architects; Chris Tia, Principal, Tia & Noordin; Dr. Daniele Gambero, CEO, REI Group of Companies; Datuk Ar Hj Saiful Anuar Abdul Aziz, Principal, Arte Axis Design Group; Sr Low Han Hoe, Senior Manager, Investment, Nawawi Tie Leung Real Estate Consultants Sdn Bhd; Architect Mustapha Kamal Zulkarnain, Founder and Principal, Arkitek Mustapha Kamal; Sr. Engad Ravana, Principal of ER Consult; and Tan Hui Yin, Partner, Tan Chap & Associates; and Ir. Dr. Zulhkiple A. Bakar, Managing Director, Perunding ZNA.

Site inspections in North Malaysia were conducted under a team of judges that included Miichael Yeoh, CEO & Founder, GM Training Academy PLT; Ng Wee Kwong, Property Investor; Richard Oon Hock Chye, Executive Director, ShineWing TY TEOH Consulnet Tax Sdn. Bhd; and Charles Tan Chia Lih, Owner of kopiandproperty blog. Meanwhile, site inspections in South Malaysia were conducted by Lim Qun Kai, Designer, Founder, The Blue Creative; Ir. Dr. Justin Lai, Managing Director of IPM Group; and Law Lee Kiau, President, Johor Interior Designer Association.

The 7th PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards (Malaysia) 2020 is supported by platinum sponsor Kohler; official portal partner PropertyGuru.com.my; official magazine PropertyGuru Property Report; media partners Business Today, Kopi and Property, Malaysian Business, The Grid, and Top 10 of Malaysia; official PR partner Klareco Communications; official charity partner Right To Play; and official supervisor BDO.

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

SHORTLIST OF NOMINEES

7th PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards (Malaysia) 2020

 

DEVELOPER AWARDS 

Best Developer             

  • Winner to be announced at the virtual gala in September (TBC) 2020 

Best Boutique Developer                

  • Winner to be announced at the virtual gala in September (TBC) 2020 

Best Mega Township Developer                        

  • KLK Land
  • Matrix Concepts Group
  • Tanah Sutera Development Sdn Bhd
  • Tropicana Corporation Berhad
  • UMLand 

Best Lifestyle Developer                 

  • Winner to be announced at the virtual gala in September (TBC) 2020 

Best Industrial Developer              

  • Winner to be announced at the virtual gala in September (TBC) 2020 

Best Affordable Homes Developer           

  • Fieldman Construction Sdn Bhd
  • Ideal Property Group

 

DEVELOPMENT AWARDS 

Best High End Condo Development (Central)             

  • Tropicana Grandhill by Tropicana Corporation Berhad 

Best Mid End Condo/Apartment Development (Central)                   

  • Waltz Residences by WCT Land Sdn Bhd 

Best Mass Market Condo/Apartment Development (Central)         

  • Horizon Suites by Horizon L&L Sdn Bhd
  • M Oscar by Mah Sing Group Berhad 

Best Waterfront Development                  

  • Residensi AVA @ KIARA BAY by UEM Sunrise Berhad and Melati Ehsan Group

Best Luxury Landed Development          

  • Anantara Desaru Coast Residences by Minor International and Themed Attractions Resorts & Hotels

Best Landed Development (Central)                  

  • Tropicana Aman – Dalia Residences by Tropicana Corporation Berhad 

Best Cluster Brownfield Development (Central)             

  • Karya Residensi by Selaman Sdn Bhd 

Best Condo/Apartment Development (Southern)                   

  • AMBER HEIGHTS By UMLand Seri Alam
  • Paradigm Residence by WCT Land Sdn Bhd 

Best High End Landed Development (Southern)          

  • Mahligai @ Nusa Damai by Temokin Development Sdn. Bhd.
  • Sutera Ideal by Tanah Sutera Development Sdn Bhd 

Best Mid End Landed Development (Southern)          

  • Ayera Residences by Tropicana Danga Cove Sdn Bhd
  • D’Art 18 Collection III by PH World

Best Landed Development (Southern)                  

  • Sierra Heights (Daintree Residence) by Kemajuan Tong Tor Sdn Bhd
  • St Marco Park – Phase 1 by Casa Bayu Idaman Sdn Bhd 

Best Condo/Apartment Development (Northern)          

  • The Horizon @ Ipoh by DreamLike Development Sdn Bhd 

Best Mega Township Development

  • Bandar Sri Sendayan by Matrix Concepts Group
  • Taman Sutera Utama by Tanah Sutera Development Sdn Bhd
  • Tropicana Aman by Tropicana Corporation Berhad 

Best Township Development

  • SIERRA HEIGHTS by Kemajuan Tong Tor Sdn Bhd 

Best Hotel Development

  • Courtyard by Marriott, Penang @ Tropicana 218 Macalister by Tropicana Corporation Berhad 

Best Industrial Development

  • i-Park@Senai Airport City by iPark Development Sdn Bhd 

Best Mixed Use Development

  • Tropicana Gardens by Tropicana Corporation Berhad 

Best Retail Development

  • Oasis 3 by Tropicana Danga Cove Sdn Bhd
  • Uno @ Bukit Raja by Rivertree Signatures
  • Vervea by Aspen Group & IKEA Southeast Asia

 

DESIGN AWARDS 

Best Condo/Apartment Architectural Design                 

  • Novo Ampang By Alfranko Development Sdn Bhd 

Best Housing Architectural Design          

  • Ayera Residences by Tropicana Danga Cove Sdn Bhd
  • D’ Art 18 Collection III by PH World 

Best Landscape Architectural Design                  

  • QuayWest Residence by Asia Green Group

 

BEST OF MALAYSIA AWARDS 

Best Condo Development (Malaysia)

  • Winner to be announced at the virtual gala in September (TBC) 2020          

Best Housing Development (Malaysia)

  • Winner to be announced at the virtual gala in September (TBC) 2020

 

SPECIAL RECOGNITION AWARDS 

Special Recognition for ESG (Environmental, Social, Governance)                  

  • AME Development Sdn. Bhd.
  • KLK Land
  • Mah Sing Group Berhad
  • Tanah Sutera Development Sdn Bhd
  • Tropicana Corporation Berhad
  • UMLand 

Special Recognition for CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility)  

  • AME Development Sdn. Bhd.
  • Fieldman Construction Sdn Bhd
  • Ideal Property Group
  • KLK Land
  • Mah Sing Group Berhad
  • Tanah Sutera Development Sdn Bhd
  • Tropicana Corporation Berhad
  • UMLand

Special Recognition in Sustainable Construction                 

  • AME Development Sdn. Bhd.
  • KLK Land
  • Mah Sing Group Berhad
  • Tanah Sutera Development Sdn Bhd 

Special Recognition in Sustainable Design                 

  • AME Development Sdn. Bhd.
  • Ideal Property Group
  • Mah Sing Group Berhad 

Special Recognition for Building Communities                

  • AME Development Sdn. Bhd.
  • Ideal Property Group
  • Mah Sing Group Berhad
  • Tanah Sutera Development Sdn Bhd
  • UMLand

 

PUBLISHER’S CHOICE 

Malaysia Real Estate Personality of the Year           

  • Sarena Cheah, Managing Director, Property Division, Sunway Berhad

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