Exclusive gala dinner in May adds new categories and special awards
Real estate consumers in Cambodia are being encouraged to nominate their favourite new properties for the fourth annual edition of the PropertyGuru Cambodia Property Awards, which will be announced at an exclusive gala dinner on Friday, 3 May 2019 at the Sofitel Phnom Penh Phokeethra ballroom.
Presented by global brand Kohler, the prestigious competition aims to celebrate excellence in real estate development, design and innovation within the industry that has grown rapidly over the last four years, fueled by interest from local and foreign investors, political stability and an improved national economy.
There are competitive categories open for residential projects in Phnom Penh, Greater Phnom Penh, Siem Reap, and Sihanoukville, whilst the commercial categories are open for office, retail, hotel, mixed-use, serviced apartment, and industrial development.
New categories for niche segments
In addition, the independent panel of judges is also looking for nominees in the Best Entertainment Development, Best Educational Development, Best Medical Development, and Best Gaming Venue awards. The new categories have been added to reflect the growth of niche segments in the sector.
This year’s special awards include honours for Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), Sustainable Development, Design and Construction, Building Communities, Customer Care, and Positive Construction Practices. The special award for Public Facility is open to facilities or infrastructure projects led by the public sector.
Key dates for the 2019 edition are:
- 5 November 2018 – Nominations and Entries Open
- 1 March 2019 – Nominations Close
- 8 March 2019 – Entries Close
- 25 March to 5 April 2019 – Site Inspections
- 8 April 2019 – Final Judging
- 3 May 2019 – Gala Dinner and Awards Ceremony
Televised awards, topnotch support, transparent judging process
Nearly 400 guests attended the televised 2018 awards night, including the strong delegation led by H.E. Dr. Pen Sophal, the Secretary of State of the Ministry of Land Management, Urban Planning and Construction, which has supported the Cambodia Property Awards since its first presentation in 2016.
This year’s independent panel of expert judges is headed by incumbent chairperson Sorn Seap, Founder & Director, Key Real Estate Co Ltd. The supervision of the awards and judging process is overseen by BDO Cambodia, part of the world’s largest network of auditing and accounting firms.
The 2019 PropertyGuru Cambodia Property Awards is supported by platinum sponsor Kohler; gold sponsor Hitachi Elevator; official airline partner Emirates; official magazine PropertyGuru Property Report; media partners BizKhmer, Construction & Property Magazine, Master Media, and Southeast Asia GLOBE; and official supervisor BDO.
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