The managing director of Sena Development Public Company Limited and solar energy advocate charts a new, sustainable course forward for the Thai built environment
Asst. Prof. Dr. Kessara Thanyalakpark, managing director of Sena Development Public Company Limited, received today the Thailand Real Estate Personality of the Year award during the gala celebration of the 17th PropertyGuru Thailand Property Awards.
Dr. Kessara stands at the intersection of the property sector and the renewable energy industry. Building high-quality homes while doing the most for the environment, the next-generation leader of Sena Development has hastened the evolution of the company from an established developer to a forerunner in solar-powered innovations.
“On behalf of Sena Development, we would like to thank you, PropertyGuru, the organiser of the Thailand Property Awards,” says Dr. Kessara. “This is the most respected and longest-running real estate awards programme in the industry. This prestigious award helps raise the bar for real estate to provide quality housing to consumers, ensuring quality of life and environmental protection.”
Through her vision and initiative, Sena became the first developer in Thailand to install solar rooftops in all its homes and common areas, resulting in massive cost savings for residents. Sena has been able to provide solar energy to more than 1,000 customers, spanning the residential to commercial segments, and even governmental clients.
Dr. Kessara is proud to be a developer for all. “Living for the customer’s trust,” she has infused inclusivity into the Sena portfolio, developing great homes for not only the top tiers of society but also the middle-to-low market segment. Sena has become the market leader in developing quality condominiums for low-income customers.
“Due to the fact that it takes people more than half of their life savings to afford a house, our company ethos focuses on attention to detail with all our heart to differentiate our products and services,” says Dr. Kessara. “We believe that this care gives the best outcome for the customer. Our proudest moments occur when the customer recognises this and gives us their trust.”
Dr. Kessara looks forward to adopting more clean energy practices. Sena has recently collaborated with Japan’s Hankyu Hanshin Property Corp. in hopes of adopting their Zero Energy Housing (ZEH) model for Thailand.
“Energy savings and the generation of clean energy are the ultimate goals of the Net Zero environmental scheme,” says Dr. Kessara. “These are important milestones for us to attain within the new ecosystem and on the road to true sustainability.”
As a real estate developer turned “essential lifelong trusted partner,” Sena, under Dr. Kessara, is looking to expand its business alongside mega industry trends. It stands ready to apply its expertise in real estate development on new business opportunities in property management, healthcare, financial services, and more.
For going above and beyond her duties, Dr. Kessara has earned her place among the greats of the Thai real estate industry. Like PropertyGuru Group, Dr. Kessara believes in working towards a sustainable future and creating what’s next for property seekers.
“PropertyGuru is the leading resource for assisting home buyers in gaining insight and assisting domestic and international investors in making decisions,” she says. “We are so honoured to receive this award and would like to take this opportunity to congratulate all the other companies that received awards as well.”
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