PropertyGuru, Shwe Property join forces for Myanmar’s most prestigious real estate honours

Myanmar Property Awards will elevate outstanding developers and developments to world stage

  • Nominations open until 21 August 2020
  • New development and design categories include Best Luxury Condo Development and Best Heritage Renovated Property
  • Organisers will follow recommendations of local authorities and global health experts for the gala event in Yangon in October

YANGON, Myanmar –– 27 May 2020

This year’s annual PropertyGuru Myanmar Property Awards, supported by title sponsor Hitachi, will be presented in partnership with Shwe Property, the leading property website and number one online real estate group in the country. The collaboration marks one of the strongest editions yet for the prestigious regional awards programme.

Shwe Property is joining the 6th PropertyGuru Myanmar Property Awards as Associate Partner. With more than 250,000 properties listed on its platform, Shwe Property is one of Myanmar’s most recognisable brands, lending more credibility to the Awards.

Jules Kay, managing director of the PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards and Events, said: “The 2020 edition of the PropertyGuru Myanmar Property Awards creates a single benchmark of excellence for the real estate industry in the country as it combines Shwe Property’s expertise within the domestic real estate landscape and PropertyGuru’s incomparable access to international markets across Asia-Pacific. This synergy between the leading real estate awards programme in the region and a respected property portal in Myanmar is exactly the kind of support developers need to amplify their brand during these exceptional times.”

Justin Sway, chief executive officer of Shwe Property, said: “Shwe Property is proud to forge this partnership with PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards. By pooling our resources and market expertise together, we have strengthened our collective platform recognising developers in Myanmar to bolster the reach of their businesses and spread awareness of their brands both locally via Shwe Property and internationally via PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards’ network and marks of excellence.”

With access to more than 15 markets and 23 million property seekers across the region, PropertyGuru will provide the necessary resources to elevate recipients of the Myanmar Property Awards to the regional stage.

Winners and Highly Commended of the 6th PropertyGuru Myanmar Property Awards, in partnership with Shwe Property, will receive an array of digital and exclusive benefits, marketing tools, and the stamp of approval from the independent panel of expert judges, which is now led by long-time judge, Richard Emerson, managing director of Emerson Real Estate.

This year’s Awards will continue to follow the strict, ethical and unbiased criteria of the PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards. To ensure fairness and transparency, the entire judging process will be supervised by BDO, led by Joe Yew Chi Jee, Executive Director, Advisory; Nang Hnin Thet Htwe, Executive; and Hong Shi Ying, Senior Manager.

The 2020 edition of the PropertyGuru Myanmar Property Awards will introduce new categories to its roster of Development accolades — Best Luxury Condo Development, Best Affordable Condo Development and Best Affordable Housing Development. New design categories in contention include Best Commercial Architectural Design and Best Commercial Interior Design. In celebration of Myanmar’s rich legacy of colonial architecture, the 2020 edition will open categories for Best Heritage Renovated Property and Best Heritage Renovated Property Design.

The 6th PropertyGuru Myanmar Property Awards black-tie gala dinner and ceremony will be held as scheduled on Saturday, 23 October 2020 at the Sule Shangri-La Yangon hotel. The general public are still encouraged to submit their nominations online via

Here are the key dates to remember:  

  • 21 August 2020 – Nominations Close
  • 28 August 2020 – Entries Close
  • 7-11 September 2020 – Site Inspections
  • 14 September 2020 – Final Judging
  • 23 October 2020 – Gala Dinner and Awards Ceremony in Yangon, Myanmar
  • 4 December 2020 – Grand Final Gala Ceremony in Bangkok, Thailand

Precautionary health protocols will be followed stringently leading up to and on the day of the gala event in Yangon. Existing entries will also be judged as normal by the expert panel based on the established criteria.

“With the safety of our guests remaining a number one priority, we want to ensure that we hold our events at a time when our award nominees and other stakeholders feel comfortable and ready to fully celebrate their achievements,” added Jules Kay.

The 6th PropertyGuru Myanmar Property Awards, presented in partnership with Shwe Property, is supported by platinum sponsor Hitachi Elevators and Escalators; official supervisor BDO; official magazine PropertyGuru Property Report; official charity partner Right to Play; official PR partner Klareco Communications; and official portal partner Shwe Property.

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