Real estate meets dynamic sectors at 2019 PropertyGuru Myanmar Property Awards

Execs from the worlds of property development, construction, banking and healthcare converge at nation’s high night for real estate

The PropertyGuru Myanmar Property Awards marked its fifth year with a gala dinner mixing luminaries across various sections of society.

Real estate and construction magnates flocked to the exclusive ceremony Wednesday evening at the Sule Shangri-La in Yangon where they mingled with leaders from the finance and healthcare industries.

The awards programme was expanded this year to recognise such standout edifices as uab Tower and the ARYU International Hospital.

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The black-tie affair drew around 250 guests and members of the media. Among them was Christopher Loh, CEO and managing director of uab bank Limited, on hand to claim the office tower’s prize for Best Office Interior Design and the Special Recognition for Bank Facility.

Prominent businessman U Win Aung was also in attendance to formally receive the title of 2019 Myanmar Real Estate Personality of the Year. “We are very much honoured to receive this award and to be recognised by PropertyGuru as well as by our esteemed colleagues and peers as the ‘2019 Myanmar Real Estate Personality of the Year’,” the chairperson of Myanmar Thilawa SEZ Holdings said.

U Win Aung, 2019 Myanmar Real Estate Personality of the Year

“I would like to take the time to acknowledge all the effort and hard work that our Management have provided, and the continuing support that our Shareholders have shown is what has been the driving force for us to achieve this award today,” he added.

U Win Aung vowed to enter into new market segments and expand to different regions of the country. “We should try to seize this opportunity to attract foreign investors and manufacturers to invest in our country and to grow the manufacturing and trade sectors,” he said.

New Starlight Construction Co., Ltd. was hailed Myanmar’s Best Developer

Around 17 innovative companies received trophies and citations at the awards, including New Starlight Construction Co., Ltd. which was named Best Developer, while Living Square was accorded the title of Best Boutique Developer.

Multiple-award winners include developers Crown Advanced Construction Co., Ltd, Golden Empire (NM) Company Limited, and Wa Ale.

See the complete list of winners here