The best of Asia Pacific real estate vie at the 15th renowned PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards Grand Final

Superlative developers across Asia Pacific compete virtually for the highly honourable titles from the long-running awards programme

PropertyGuru, Southeast Asia’s eminent property technology company, hosted the first-ever virtual edition of the historic PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards Grand Final. This year’s virtual event marked the 15th year of this prestigious, long-running real estate awards programme, celebrating the finest developers and projects from 14 property markets in Southeast Asia, the Chinese territories (mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau), Australia, India, and Japan, as the “best in Asia”.

On December 4th, the PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards Grand Final virtual edition laurelled the innovative minds of the industry that are able to overcome the difficulties of this unprecedented time and commended their brilliance in operating within the market without risking the health and safety of others. Accompanied by an online global audience, the award-winning developers, development, and designs will be exposed to extensive remunerative opportunities.

As of 9 December, our virtual gala attracted more than 13,800 global viewers. Investors, developers, and patrons were able to effortlessly communicate on the integrated live chat feature in the official Awards website. Viewers were invited and encouraged to post congratulatory messages through the chat feature and any of our social media platforms via the hashtag #AsiaPropertyAwards.

Around 87 companies vied for the 35 awards, which includes the never-before-presented regional Developer titles of Best Industrial Developer (Asia); Best Mixed Use Developer (Asia); Best Lifestyle Developer (Asia); Best Sustainable Developer (Asia); Best Commercial Developer (Asia); and Best Breakthrough Developer (Asia). GuocoLand emerged as one of the biggest winners of the night, taking home the highly coveted title of Best Developer (Asia), including the top regional awards of Best Mixed Use Development (Asia) and Best Condo Development (Asia) for its Guoco Midtown and Wallich Residence developments, respectively.

Another highlight of the night was the PropertyGuru Icon Award, one of the highest honours granted by the Asia Property Awards. Chosen by the editors of PropertyGuru, the award is only given to a recipient who has won the Real Estate Personality of the Year award at least three years before, introduced a new innovation, and participated in successful ESG initiatives after winning said award. This year’s Icon Award was granted to Thippaporn Ahriyavraromp (Chearavanont), Chairman of Executive Committee, DTGO, Chairman of Executive Committee, MQDC, Chairman of Buddharaksa Foundation.

As stated by the editors, “Our recipient for this evening runs one of the biggest development firms in Thailand. Throughout the span of her career, she has managed to seamlessly lead her team to success, with iconic projects towering over Bangkok.

To date, her firm has the proud distinction of building the tallest tower in the country: Magnolia Waterfront Residences at IconSiam. On top of that, they have also developed two other buildings that are included in Thailand’s 10 tallest properties.

In 2012, she was the first female to receive the Real Estate Personality of the Year award. Now, eight years later — in 2020, she receives another impressive honour as the first female recipient of the PropertyGuru Real Estate Icon Award.”

Masters of the night, (Jack) Prinya Ruenprapan and Kelly Jones, enchanted the audience and kept them on their feet throughout the whole virtual gala.

The 15th Annual PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards Grand Final is supported by platinum sponsor Kohler; official airline partner Thai Airways; official portal partner PropertyGuru; official magazine PropertyGuru Property Report; official PR partner Artemis Associates; media partners Archibazaar, Bliss Saigon, Business Today, Construction & Property, Deluxe Magazine, HOT Magazine,, Kopi and Property, Locanation, Luxury Society Asia, Myanmar Times, PropertyInvestSG, REm Thailand, The Grid Asia, and Vietnam Heritage; official charity partner Right to Play; official ESG partner Baan Dek Foundation; official supervisor BDO; and supporting association Green Building Consulting & Engineering.