Road to the 8th Annual PropertyGuru Philippines Property Awards begins, key 2020 dates announced

Another year of distinguishing the most illustrious properties and developers in the islands, from Mega Manila to Davao

Winning entrants and VIPs pose for the class picture at the 2019 PropertyGuru Philippines Property Awards
  • Call for nominations open to the general public until 24 April 2020
  • Successful 2019 edition presented top prizes to the Sy Family as well as properties and developers in Metro Cebu, Davao and resort destinations
  • The Philippines collected four regional titles at 14th PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards Grand Final held in Thailand

Manila, Philippines –– 31 January 2020

The search for the most exemplary developers and projects in the Philippines starts anew as Asia’s most prestigious real estate honours programme opens the 8th Annual PropertyGuru Philippines Property Awards, presented by Kohler.

The 2020 edition of the PropertyGuru Philippines Property Awards will be open to nominations from the general public until Friday, 24 April. Categories for the 2020 competition include Best Condo Development (Metro Manila), Best Condo Development (Greater Manila), Best Condo Development (Cebu), Best Condo Development (Davao), Best Township Development, Best Co-Working Space, Best BPO Office Development, and Best Green Development.

Following rigorous deliberations, meetings and site inspections by experts supervised by BDO Roxas, Cruz, Tagle & Co., finalists will converge in a black-tie gala dinner and awards presentation on Friday, 26 June at the Fairmont Makati ballroom.

Key dates for the 2020 edition are: 

  • 14 January 2020 – Nominations and Entries Open
  • 29 May 2020 – Nominations Close
  • 5 June 2020 – Entries Close
  • 15 June-3 July 2020 – Site Inspections
  • 6 July 2020 – Final Judging
  • 4 September 2020 – Gala Dinner and Awards Ceremony in Manila, Philippines
  • 20 November 2020 – Grand Final Gala Ceremony in Bangkok, Thailand

Last year’s PropertyGuru Philippines Property Awards was one of the most successful and diverse yet, drawing 20 percent more entries over 2018. More than 250 guests from all over the islands attended the sumptuous gala dinner where they witnessed 45 developers and projects take the property sector’s highest prizes.

These included the posthumous presentation of the 2019 Philippines Real Estate Personality of the Year award to Henry Sy Sr and the entire Sy Family of SM Investments Corporation. Henry’s grandson, Hans Sy, Jr, president of SM Engineering Design and Development Corp (SMEDD), and other Sy family members took the stage to accept the award on behalf of their ‘Tatang’.

Last year was also a momentous one for developers and properties based outside Manila. Besting established industry names, Visayan firm Cebu Landmasters, Inc gained the top prize of Best Developer, while Dusit Thani Residence Davao was awarded Best Housing Development (Philippines), marking the first “Best of the Philippines” win from Mindanao.

Winners from the 2019 PropertyGuru Philippines Property Awards congregated once more in November for the 14th PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards Grand Final in Bangkok, Thailand where they clinched the region’s most coveted honours. The Philippines was one of the night’s most decorated countries, representing wins for Best CBD Development in Asia; Best Township Masterplan Design in Asia; Best Commercial Green Development in Asia; and Best Commercial Landscape Architectural Design in Asia. Dr Andrew L. Tan, founder of Megaworld and a previous Philippines Real Estate Personality of the Year winner, was chosen as the first-ever recipient of the PropertyGuru Icon Award, also presented on the same night.

Christophe Vicic, Country Head, JLL Philippines and returning chairperson of the PropertyGuru Philippines Property Awards, says: “Awards like this not only honour those who are deserving but also uplifts the standard of excellence in property development in this country.”

Alongside an independent panel of industry experts, Vicic will be diligently reviewing entries and carefully selecting the Awards finalists, qualified by way of conducting supervised site visits and deliberations. BDO Roxas, Cruz, Tagle & Co., CPAs will oversee every step of the visits and in-depth meetings.

Says Vicic: “The process for qualifying for these awards is stringent – it is no easy feat to be amongst the finalists. A significant part of the selection process are site visits which are very important to us, as we want to see what the projects are like in actual reality, not just on paper. We ourselves conduct inspections to see the state of the projects to ensure that our final voting is based on ‘concrete’ evidences.”

The 8th PropertyGuru Philippines Property Awards is supported by platinum sponsor Kohler; gold sponsors Hitachi Elevators and Escalators and Boysen; official magazine PropertyGuru Property Report; and official supervisor BDO Roxas, Cruz, Tagle & Co., CPAs.

Editor’s Note: To ensure public health and safety, the Asia Property Awards team has decided to postpone the gala dinner and awards ceremony on 4 September 2020. Other relevant dates in this announcement have also been updated. For more information, email awards@propertyguru.com or visit the official website: AsiaPropertyAwards.com.

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