PropertyGuru Myanmar Property Awards 2020 in partnership with Shwe Property reveals final shortlist of nominees

Ambitious mixed-use and township projects contend for multiple accolades, move on to historic virtual gala in October

  • Around 13 companies compete for more than 40 golden trophies and Highly Commended distinctions, with expanded Developer categories and other new accolades
  • Yoma Central and Pathein Industrial City garner multiple nominations among developments, with Ayeyarwaddy Development, Capital Development, Dagon International, and Sun Myat Tun Construction leading nods among developers
  • City Holdings’ Win Win Tint chosen as Myanmar Real Estate Personality of the Year – the first woman to receive the title in the country

YANGON, Myanmar –– 18 September 2020

The PropertyGuru Myanmar Property Awards in partnership with Shwe Property announced today the final shortlist of nominees that will be moving on to the virtual gala event and awards presentation on Friday, 23 October 2020.

Around 13 companies have been shortlisted for the most prestigious real estate honours in Myanmar, which have been expanded this year to seven Developer categories and new accolades including Best Luxury Condo Development and Best Heritage Renovated Property.

Ayeyarwaddy Development Public Co., Ltd., Capital Development Ltd., Dagon International Limited, and Sun Myat Tun Construction Co., Ltd. accumulated the most nominations among developers, with Pathein Industrial City, the ambitious township development by Ayeyarwaddy Development Public Co., Ltd., and Mandalay Financial Center, the new office development by Capital Development Ltd., each competing in two categories.

With three nominations, including Best Retail Development and Best Office Development, Meeyahta Development Limited’s mixed-use project Yoma Central scored the most nods among developments.

The luxury condo project Skysuites by SCW Development Group Ltd. as well as the Gyogone Housing Redevelopment by Myanmar Thilawa SEZ Holdings Public Company Limited obtained two nominations apiece. The entertainment-oriented developments Sandayaw Hotel & Resort by Lawson International Company Limited and Woodland X Bar by Factory to Home Company likewise garnered multiple nods.

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The PropertyGuru Myanmar Property Awards in partnership with Shwe Property has conducted this year a successful nominations drive, marked by a high quality of entrants.

Justin Sway, chief executive officer of Shwe Property, said the nominations signify a “strong demand” in the Myanmar real estate market. He added: “Despite Covid-19, the need for marketing both locally and internationally post-pandemic remains strong. We’re glad to be partnering with PropertyGuru to make these awards the biggest ever in the country.”

He continued: “The quality [of the entries] has been superb. It’s really great to see some of the biggest and diverse developers thinking strategically about future real estate sales opportunities in 2021.”

In addition to the competitive awards, the PropertyGuru Myanmar Property Awards in partnership with Shwe Property will serve as the occasion to present the Myanmar Real Estate Personality of the Year title to Win Win Tint, group chief executive officer of City Holdings. This makes her the first female recipient of the honour, which is chosen annually by editors of PropertyGuru Property Report Magazine and the only award not decided by the independent judging panel.

The PropertyGuru Myanmar Property Awards in partnership with Shwe Property will abide by health protocols and adopt a safe, virtual format for its gala event and awards presentation. This historic virtual edition will bring nominated developers and projects in front of a global viewership that includes real estate consumers and agents for the first time.

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Leveraging the extensive platforms of the PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards and Shwe Property, these virtual celebrations will extend the market reach of shortlisted companies and developments via multimedia channels.

Jules Kay, managing director of the PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards and Events, earlier said: “The partnership between Southeast Asia’s largest property technology company and Myanmar’s most recognised property portal has allowed us to shift the awards to a virtual format this year. The PropertyGuru Myanmar Property Awards in partnership with Shwe Property will be a truly inclusive event that awards marks of excellence to the nation’s most outstanding developers on a truly international platform, connecting Myanmar’s real estate brands with their peers, property seekers, consumers, and real estate agents across multiple countries.”

An independent panel of expert judges deliberated over and identified this year’s shortlist through a fair, transparent judging process supervised by the team of BDO in Myanmar, comprising Joe Yew Chi Jee, Executive Director, Advisory; Nang Hnin Thet Htwe, Executive; Hong Shi Ying, Senior Manager; and Thin Thinzar Ko.

The independent judging panel comprises Awards chairperson Richard Emerson, Managing Director of Emerson Real Estate; Charm May Thu, Managing Director, Your Property Finder Company Ltd; Khin Maung Than, Chairman, Asean Real Estate Network Alliance (ARENA) and President, Myanmar Real Estate Services Association (MRESA); Mark Petrovic, Managing Director, Architectural Design Director, Archetype Group, Myanmar; May Soe Yu, Founder, Creative Fox Design & Build Co., Ltd; Mya Myitzu, Founder and Design Director M.ID; Dr Soe Thein, Principal Design Engineer, Consultant, Project Manager, STKT Consultants Co Ltd; and Stephen Zawmoe Shwe, Founder & Principal Architect, Spine Architects.

The 6th PropertyGuru Myanmar Property Awards in partnership with Shwe Property is supported by platinum sponsor Hitachi Elevators and Escalators; silver sponsor Porcelanosa; official portal partner and associate partner ShweProperty.com; official magazine PropertyGuru Property Report; official newspaper The Straits Times Myanmar; media partners Myanmar Home & Décor, Myanmar Real Estate & Construction Monitor, Myanmar Insider, and Myanmar Times; official charity partner Right to Play; official ESG partner Baan Dek Foundation; official PR partner Klareco Communications; supporting associations AustCham Myanmar and British Chamber of Commerce Myanmar; and official supervisor BDO.

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

OFFICIAL SHORTLIST OF NOMINEES

6th PropertyGuru Myanmar Property Awards 2020

 

DEVELOPER AWARDS 

Best Developer             

  • Winner to be announced on 23 October 

Best Breakthrough Developer

  • Winner to be announced on 23 October

Best Commercial Developer                     

  • Winner to be announced on 23 October 

Best Mixed Use Developer    

  • Winner to be announced on 23 October

Best Industrial Developer              

  • Winner to be announced on 23 October 

Best Lifestyle Developer                 

  • Winner to be announced on 23 October 

Best Sustainable Developer  

  • Winner to be announced on 23 October

 

DEVELOPMENT AWARDS 

Best Luxury Condo Development                      

  • Merchant Luxury Condominium by MOON SUN CO., LTD.
  • Skysuites by SCW Development Group Ltd.

Best Housing Development                      

  • Gyogone Housing Redevelopment by Myanmar Thilawa SEZ Holdings Public Company Limited

Best Heritage Renovated Property              

  • Secretariat Yangon by Anawmar Art Group

Best Mixed Use Development                               

  • Mandalay Financial Center by Capital Development Ltd.
  • Mingalar Market Project by Sun Myat Tun Construction Co., Ltd.
  • Yoma Central by Meeyahta Development Limited

Best Township Development                               

  • Pathein Industrial City by Ayeyarwaddy Development Public Co., Ltd.
  • Thilawa Garden City by Thilawa Property Development Limited

Best Industrial Development                            

  • New East Dagon Industrial Estate by Dagon International Limited
  • Pathein Industrial City by Ayeyarwaddy Development Public Co., Ltd. 

Best Retail Development                           

  • Yoma Central by Meeyahta Development Limited

Best Office Development                          

  • Mandalay Financial Center by Capital Development Ltd.
  • Yoma Central by Meeyahta Development Limited 

Best Entertainment Development                       

  • Sandayaw Hotel & Resort by Lawson International Company Limited
  • Woodland X Bar by Factory to Home Company

Best Family Destination Resort                         

  • Sandayaw Hotel & Resort by Lawson International Company Limited

Best Wellness Development                       

  • Imperial Clinic by Elite World Trading Co., Ltd

 

DESIGN AWARDS 

Best Entertainment Interior Design         

  • Woodland X Bar by Factory to Home Company

                                               

BEST OF MYANMAR AWARDS 

Best Condo Development (Myanmar)

  • Winner to be announced on 23 October

Best Housing Development (Myanmar)

  • Winner to be announced on 23 October

 

SPECIAL RECOGNITION AWARDS 

Special Recognition for ESG (Environmental, Social, Governance)                  

  • Dagon International Limited

Special Recognition for CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility)  

  • Ayeyarwaddy Development Public Co., Ltd.
  • Capital Development Ltd.
  • Dagon International Limited

Special Recognition for Sustainable Construction                 

  • Dagon International Limited 

Special Recognition for Building Communities                

  • Sun Myat Tun Construction Co., Ltd.

 

PUBLISHER’S CHOICE 

Myanmar Real Estate Personality of the Year              

  • Win Win Tint, Group CEO, City Holdings

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