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Search for real estate excellence culminates with 11th PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards (Singapore)

The Lion City’s leading real estate awards programme celebrates success as the property sector transcends challenges

  • GuocoLand wins seven awards, including the ultimate honour of Best Developer and the all-new Best WFH Development award
  • Other winning developers include Aurum Land; CSC Land Group (Singapore) Pte Ltd; Fairview Developments Pte Ltd (a unit of Tong Eng Group); Hoi Hup Realty Pte Ltd; and The Assembly Place
  • Kain Sim, Co-Founder and Chairman of ZACD Group Ltd., accepts the 2021 Singapore Real Estate Personality of the Year award

SINGAPORE — 19 November 2021

The search for Singapore’s finest developers, developments, designs and industry leaders culminated today with the announcement of the awardees of the 11th annual edition of the PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards (Singapore), presented by Kohler and supported by Mitsubishi Electric Asia Pte Ltd.

The second annual virtual gala celebration of the PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards (Singapore) gave prominence to the city-state’s greatest real estate achievers in 44 categories. They included Best WFH Development, an all-new title that was awarded to Midtown Bay by GuocoLand.

GuocoLand won the Best Developer award for the second consecutive year, in addition to the Special Recognition in ESG and Special Recognition in Sustainable Design and Construction. Midtown Modern by GuocoLand with Hong Leong Holdings and Hong Realty (Private) meanwhile won the titles of Best Luxury Condo Development, Best Luxury Condo Architectural Design, and Best Luxury Condo Landscape Architectural Design.

UOL Group Limited, a previous Best Developer titleholder, won Best Hospitality Developer, supported by wins in the Best Green Hotel Development and Best Hotel Architectural Design categories for Pan Pacific Orchard. The Special Recognition in ESG and Special Recognition in Sustainable Design and Construction were also awarded to the developer.

UOL Group Limited and Singapore Land Group Limited jointly won Best Hotel Interior Design for Parkroyal Collection Marina Bay. They also jointly won Best Private Condo Development and Best Private Condo Landscape Architectural Design for Clavon.

Aurum Land won two awards in the Developer categories: Best Lifestyle Developer and Best Boutique Developer. The company also garnered the Best Boutique Condo Interior Design award for The Hyde.

Hoi Hup Realty Pte Ltd was awarded Best Residential Developer. Parc Central Residences by Hoi Hup Sunway Tampines JV Pte Ltd won Best Executive Condo Development and Best Executive Condo Landscape Architectural Design while Ki Residences by Hoi Hup Sunway Clementi Pte Ltd won Best Private Condo Interior Design and Best Sales Gallery Architectural Design.

Fairview Developments Pte Ltd (a unit of Tong Eng Group) was named Best Landed Developer, winning Best Strata Housing Development for Belgravia Ace. The Assembly Place garnered the title of Best Co-Living Operator and won Best Co-Living Space for 96 Owen Road.

The Best Breakthrough Developer award went to CSC Land Group (Singapore) Pte Ltd. Verdale by CSC Land Group (Singapore) Pte Ltd and COLI (Singapore) Pte Ltd won Best Private Condo Architectural Design.

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The coveted Best Condo Development (Singapore) award was presented to Park Nova by Shun Tak Holdings. Another top honour, Best Housing Development (Singapore), was awarded to Nim Collection by Bukit Sembawang Estates Limited.

Other winning projects this year were Cairnhill 16 by TSKY Cairnhill Pte. Ltd.; Food21 by Logos Group; Frasers Tower by Frasers Property Singapore; Juniper Hill and Pasir Ris 8 by Allgreen Properties Limited; Klimt Cairnhill by Low Keng Huat (S) Limited; Normanton Park by Kingsford Group; One-North Eden by TID Pte. Ltd.; and Van Holland by Koh Brothers Development Pte Ltd.

Kain Sim, Co-Founder and Chairman of ZACD Group Ltd., received the 2021 Singapore Real Estate Personality of the Year award, celebrating three decades of achievement in international and Singapore property investment. Sim, who has helped complete some of the largest en bloc transactions in Singapore, expressed her gratitude to the editorial team of PropertyGuru Property Report Magazine who choose the recipient of this award every year.

Sim said: “I would like to thank the editors of PropertyGuru Property Report Magazine for choosing me as awardee of the Real Estate Personality of the Year award for 2021. I’m deeply honoured to receive this award on behalf of ZACD Group Ltd.”

Sim added: “The Real Estate Personality of the Year award is less about me than the company and vision I represent. I would like to thank Team ZACD for rallying behind me and the management as we navigate through both trials and tribulations in the past year. As an entrepreneur, I would say that the business is a means to an end and not an end in itself. We drive the business to achieve goals and deliver results to our partners and stakeholders.”

The 11th PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards (Singapore) premiered on the programme’s official website AsiaPropertyAwards.com/tv-podcast and the official live channels on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and YouTube. Highlights of the show will air on the History Channel, the official cable TV partner of the awards.

A total of 46 gold statuettes were presented at the 2021 edition of the PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards (Singapore). Main winners of the awards programme in Singapore now qualify for a chance to compete with their peers overseas for Best of Asia titles at the 16th PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards Grand Final on 9 December during PropertyGuru Week.

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PropertyGuru Week will include the latest edition of the PropertyGuru Asia Real Estate Summit, with a high-calibre roster of speakers set to join an informative series of keynote presentations and discussions. PropertyGuru Week will also include the latest editions of the awards programme in Australia, Greater Niseko (Japan), Mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau, India, and Sri Lanka.

Hari V. Krishnan, Chief Executive Officer of PropertyGuru Group, said: “Recognising excellence is core to PropertyGuru’s focus on building the Trust Platform for Singapore’s property ecosystem. By setting the gold standard of Singapore real estate, our awards programme celebrates success in the industry in many forms, from achievement in architecture and design to breakthroughs in construction and development to examples of great corporate leadership. Now as we transcend the health crisis, our awards in Singapore elevate the companies and projects that have adapted to the paradigm shifts in the way we work, play and invest. For these and other accomplishments, congratulations to every one of this year’s awardees in Singapore!”

Jules Kay, Managing Director of PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards and Events, said: “The quality of real estate on offer in one of Asia’s most sophisticated urban and financial capitals ensures the properties in the Lion City are rated amongst the most sought-after in the world. The properties selected by our expert panel of judges this year clearly demonstrate that Singapore continues to set a benchmark for real estate in the Asia-Pacific region and indeed the world.”

The independent panel of judges that selected this year’s Winners and Highly Commended awardees consist of Kristin Thorsteins, Awards Chairperson and Head of Partnerships – SEA, IWG PLC; Carolina Fagnani, Senior Director, Development, South East Asia and Pacific, Radisson Hotel Group; Chua Shang Chai, Partner, Dentons Rodyk & Davidson LLP; Greg Shand, Architect, Robert Greg Shand Architects; Henry Woon, Director, Atelier Ten; Joelle Chen, Sustainability Director, Singapore, Lendlease; Teo Ho Pin, Senior Adviser, Managed Services, Surbana Jurong Private Limited; and Wenhui Lim, Partner, SPARK Architects.

Leading international accounting and advisory firm HLB ensured the fairness, transparency, credibility and integrity of the awards. This was made possible by the team of HLB Singapore Foo Kon Tan, led by Raymond Kong, partner and leader (financial reporting), and Chen Tsai-Wei Vivian.

Organised by PropertyGuru Group, the 11th PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards (Singapore) is supported by platinum sponsor Kohler; gold sponsor Mitsubishi Electric Asia Pte Ltd; official portal partner PropertyGuru.com.sg; official cable TV partner History Channel; official magazine PropertyGuru Property Report; official PR partner Klareco Communications; official charity partner Right To Play; official ESG partner Baan Dek Foundation; supporting associations Asia MarTech Society and Singapore Estate Agents Association; and official supervisor HLB.

For more information, email [email protected] or visit the official website: AsiaPropertyAwards.com.

 

LIST OF WINNERS AND HIGHLY COMMENDED AWARDEES

11th PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards (Singapore)

 

DEVELOPER AWARDS

Best Developer        

  • WINNER: GuocoLand

Best Residential Developer        

  • WINNER: Hoi Hup Realty Pte Ltd

Best Landed Developer     

  • WINNER: Fairview Developments Pte Ltd (a unit of Tong Eng Group)

Best Lifestyle Developer           

  • WINNER: Aurum Land

Best Hospitality Developer 

  • WINNER: UOL Group Limited

Best Boutique Developer   

  • WINNER: Aurum Land

Best Breakthrough Developer           

  • WINNER: CSC Land Group (Singapore) Pte Ltd

Best Co-Living Operator

  • WINNER: The Assembly Place

             

DEVELOPMENT AWARDS

Best Mega-Scale Condo Development               

  • WINNER: Normanton Park by Kingsford Group

Best Ultra Luxury Condo Development              

  • WINNER: Park Nova by Shun Tak Holdings
  • HIGHLY COMMENDED: Klimt Cairnhill by Low Keng Huat (S) Limited

Best Luxury Condo Development              

  • WINNER: Midtown Modern by GuocoLand with Hong Leong Holdings and Hong Realty (Private)
  • HIGHLY COMMENDED: Royalgreen by Allgreen Properties Limited
  • HIGHLY COMMENDED: The Atelier by Bukit Sembawang Estates Limited

Best Luxury Boutique Condo Development                

  • WINNER: Van Holland by Koh Brothers Development Pte Ltd
  • HIGHLY COMMENDED: 35 Gilstead by Amcorp Global Limited and TG Development Pte Ltd

Best Boutique Condo Development                  

  • WINNER: One-North Eden by TID Pte. Ltd.
  • HIGHLY COMMENDED: Lattice One by Amcorp Global Limited
  • HIGHLY COMMENDED: The Arden by CNQC Realty (Phoenix) Pte Ltd

Best Private Condo Development                     

  • WINNER: Clavon by UOL Group Limited and Singapore Land Group Limited
  • HIGHLY COMMENDED: Fourth Avenue Residences by Allgreen Properties Limited
  • HIGHLY COMMENDED: Ki Residences by Hoi Hup Sunway Clementi Pte Ltd
  • HIGHLY COMMENDED: The Watergardens at Canberra by UOL Group, Kheng Leong Company and Singapore Land Group

Best Executive Condo Development                 

  • WINNER: Parc Central Residences by Hoi Hup Sunway Tampines JV Pte Ltd

Best Strata Housing Development                    

  • WINNER: Belgravia Ace by Fairview Developments Pte Ltd (a unit of Tong Eng Group)

Best Landed Housing Development                  

  • WINNER: Nim Collection by Bukit Sembawang Estates Limited

Best Industrial Development                    

  • WINNER: Food21 by Logos Group
  • HIGHLY COMMENDED: CT FoodChain by Chiu Teng Group

Best Integrated Development                  

  • WINNER: Pasir Ris 8 by Allgreen Properties Limited

Best Smart Building Development                    

  • WINNER: Frasers Tower by Frasers Property Singapore

Best WFH Development                  

  • WINNER: Midtown Bay by GuocoLand
  • HIGHLY COMMENDED: Clavon by UOL Group Limited and Singapore Land Group Limited

Best Green Hotel Development

  • WINNER: Pan Pacific Orchard by UOL Group Limited

Best Green Office Development

  • WINNER: Frasers Tower by Frasers Property Singapore

 

DESIGN AWARDS

Best Ultra Luxury Condo Architectural Design                    

  • WINNER: Klimt Cairnhill by Low Keng Huat (S) Limited

Best Luxury Condo Architectural Design                    

  • WINNER: Midtown Modern by GuocoLand with Hong Leong Holdings and Hong Realty (Private)
  • HIGHLY COMMENDED: Cairnhill 16 by TSKY Cairnhill Pte. Ltd.

Best Boutique Condo Architectural Design                 

  • WINNER: Van Holland by Koh Brothers Development Pte Ltd
  • HIGHLY COMMENDED: Cairnhill 16 by TSKY Cairnhill Pte. Ltd.
  • HIGHLY COMMENDED: Nyon by Aurum Land

Best Private Condo Architectural Design                   

  • WINNER: Verdale by CSC Land Group (Singapore) Pte Ltd and COLI (Singapore) Pte Ltd
  • HIGHLY COMMENDED: The Watergardens at Canberra by UOL Group, Kheng Leong Company and Singapore Land Group

Best Luxury Condo Interior Design                    

  • WINNER: Cairnhill 16 by TSKY Cairnhill Pte. Ltd.

Best Boutique Condo Interior Design                

  • WINNER: The Hyde by Aurum Land
  • HIGHLY COMMENDED: Cairnhill 16 by TSKY Cairnhill Pte. Ltd.
  • HIGHLY COMMENDED: One-North Eden by TID Pte. Ltd.

Best Private Condo Interior Design                   

  • WINNER: Ki Residences by Hoi Hup Sunway Clementi Pte Ltd
  • HIGHLY COMMENDED: Pasir Ris 8 by Allgreen Properties Limited

Best Mega-Scale Condo Landscape Architectural Design             

  • WINNER: Normanton Park by Kingsford Group

Best Luxury Condo Landscape Architectural Design                    

  • WINNER: Midtown Modern by GuocoLand with Hong Leong Holdings and Hong Realty (Private)

Best Boutique Condo Landscape Architectural Design                 

  • WINNER: Juniper Hill by Allgreen Properties Limited

Best Private Condo Landscape Architectural Design                   

  • WINNER: Clavon by UOL Group Limited and Singapore Land Group Limited
  • HIGHLY COMMENDED: Ki Residences by Hoi Hup Sunway Clementi Pte Ltd
  • HIGHLY COMMENDED: The Watergardens at Canberra by UOL Group, Kheng Leong Company and Singapore Land Group

Best Executive Condo Landscape Architectural Design                

  • WINNER: Parc Central Residences by Hoi Hup Sunway Tampines JV Pte Ltd

Best Hotel Architectural Design                

  • WINNER: Pan Pacific Orchard by UOL Group Limited

Best Hotel Interior Design                

  • WINNER: Parkroyal Collection Marina Bay by UOL Group Limited and Singapore Land Group Limited

Best Sales Gallery Architectural Design

  • WINNER: Ki Residences by Hoi Hup Sunway Clementi Pte Ltd

Best Co-Living Space               

  • WINNER: 96 Owen Road by The Assembly Place
  • HIGHLY COMMENDED: 138 – 142 Jalan Besar by The Assembly Place
  • HIGHLY COMMENDED: Mill at 32 by The Assembly Place

 

BEST OF SINGAPORE AWARDS

Best Condo Development (Singapore)               

  • WINNER: Park Nova by Shun Tak Holdings

Best Housing Development (Singapore)             

  • WINNER: Nim Collection by Bukit Sembawang Estates Limited

 

SPECIAL AWARDS

Special Recognition in ESG                       

  • WINNER: GuocoLand
  • WINNER: UOL Group Limited

Special Recognition in Sustainable Designand Construction                 

  • WINNER: GuocoLand
  • WINNER: UOL Group Limited

 

PUBLISHER’S CHOICE

Singapore Real Estate Personality of the Year

  • WINNER: Kain Sim, Co-Founder and Chairman, ZACD Group Ltd.

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