Thailand Property Awards 2012 winners announced

Nearly 500 guests from all around Thailand were in attendance to congratulate the winners and highly commended companies in 36 award categories including developer, development, real estate service, architecture and interior design, plus a publisher’s choice award, the ‘Property Report Real Estate Personality of the Year’ award that went to Khun Tipaporn Chearavanont of Magnolia Quality Development Corporation.

The VIP guest of the event was Khun Korn Chatikavanij, deputy leader of the Democrat Party, who in his witty but thought-provoking keynote speech assured the stability and global economic viability supporting the real estate industry.

“As developers, you should be comfortable in the knowledge that the two main political parties are aligned in their policies regarding the property sector. The property sector is important for the economy as well as for the dreams of the Thai public to own properties,” he said. “Over 1,400 nominations where received and from those over 300 entries,” said Terry Blackburn, CEO of Ensign Media, the organisers of the awards.

“The evening was a huge success and it was good to see so many major players in Thai real estate in attendance. I was particularly pleased to see two of the most successful woman in Thai property, Wallapa Traisorat and Tipaporn Chearavanont receive awards in what is traditionally a male dominated industry.”

Commenting on the overall winners in the ‘Best Villa Development Thailand’ and ‘Best Condo Development Thailand’ categories respectively, Blackburn said: “The Banyan Tree’s win is a very positive sign of how big brands can get it right in the Phuket market and the success of The River shows that very ambitious projects that take a long time to complete are well worth persevering with. The River is clearly up there with the best in Asia and thoroughly deserves its two big wins here tonight.”

The winners of the Thailand Property Awards 2012 are:

DEVELOPER AWARDS

Best Developer

  • WINNER: Charn Issara Development PLC

Best Boutique Developer

  • WINNER: Kalara Developments

DEVELOPMENT AWARDS

Best Commercial Development Thailand

  • WINNER: Asiatique The Riverfront

Best Housing Development (Bangkok)

  • WINNER: Perfect Masterpiece Rattanatibett

Best Luxury Condo Development (Bangkok)

  • WINNER: The River

Best Affordable Condo Development (Bangkok)

  • WINNER: Hyde Sukhumvit 7.

Best Affordable Condo Development (Resort)

  • WINNER: CODE Samui 8.

Best Boutique Condo Development (Eastern Seaboard)

  • WINNER: South Beach, Beach Properties Thailand Co., Ltd.

Best Boutique Condo Development (Phuket)

  • WINNER: Bluepoint Condos

Best Villa Development (Phuket)

  • WINNER: Banyan Tree Residences

Best Villa Development (Eastern Seaboard)

  • WINNER: Siam Royal View Marina

Best Residential Development (Samui)

  • WINNER: CODE Samui

Best Residential Development (Hua Hin)

  • WINNER: The Orchid Palm Residence

Best Residential Development (Chiang Mai)

  • WINNER: Jirung Residences

Best Condo Development (Phuket)

  • WINNER: The Nchantra @ Sirey Beach

Best Condo Development (Eastern Seaboard)

  • WINNER: The Cliff Residence Pattaya

Best Shared Ownership Development

  • WINNER: Anantara Vacation Club Phuket Mai Khao

REAL ESTATE SERVICES

Best Residential Agent (Bangkok)

  • WINNER: CB Richard Ellis (Thailand) Co., Ltd.

Best Residential Agent (Phuket)

  • WINNER: CB Richard Ellis (Thailand) Co., Ltd.

Best Residential Agent (Eastern Seaboard)

  • WINNER: C.I.T. Property Consultants Co., Ltd. (Colliers International Thailand)

Best Residential Agent (Hua Hin)

  • WINNER: C.I.T. Property Consultants Co., Ltd. (Colliers International Thailand)

Best Residential Agent (Samui)

  • WINNER: Kalara Real Estate

Best Independent Agent

  • WINNER: Kalara Real Estate

Best Commercial Agent

  • WINNER: Jones Lang LaSalle Hotels

Best Property Management Company

  • WINNER: Jones Lang LaSalle

Best Property Consultancy

  • WINNER: C.I.T. Property Consultants Co., Ltd. (Colliers International Thailand)

Best Overseas Property Agent

  • WINNER: Savills (Thailand) Ltd.

Best Agency Deal

  • WINNER: Jones Lang LaSalle Hotels for the sale of Mövenpick Resort and Spa Karon Beach Phuket

ARCHITECTURE/INTERIOR DESIGN AWARDS

Best Residential Architectural Design

  • WINNER: Brennan Beer Gorman Architects (BBG), New York for The Residences at The St.Regis Bangkok

Best Commercial Architectural Design

  • WINNER: Contour Company Limited for Rain Hill

Best Landscape Architectural Design

  • WINNER: Bunnag Architects Int’l Consultants Co., Ltd. for Residences at Four Seasons Resort, Chiangmai

Best Hotel Architectural Design

  • WINNER: Department of Architecture Co., Ltd. for Hilton Pattaya

Best Residential Interior Design

  • WINNER: Kalara Developments for CODE

Best Villa Development Thailand 

  • WINNER: Banyan Tree Residences Phuket

Best Condo Development Thailand

  • WINNER: The River

PUBLISHER’S CHOICE

Property Report Real Estate Personality of the Year

  • WINNER: Khun Tipaporn Chearavanont, chief executive officer, Magnolia Quality Development Corporation

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