Who’s who: The esteemed judging panel of the 7th PropertyGuru Cambodia Property Awards 2022

Meet the panel who decides whether or not a developer, development, or design has proven themselves worthy of the titles

Some of the members of the judging panel at the PropertyGuru Cambodia Property Awards Reception held on 23 February 2022

For 17 years, the PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards series has served as the benchmark of excellence in the industry, thanks to the commitment and support of the independent judging panel. Their years of dedication to our programme have secured our brand’s credibility, fairness, and transparency throughout the entire judging process. 

As with our other markets, such is the case for the PropertyGuru Cambodia Property Awards, where we will be celebrating seven years of rewarding innovative developers, outstanding developments, and ingenious designs. 

Let us now meet our independent judging panel who are highly respected in their fields:

 

Sorn Seap 

Sorn Seap has been the reigning chairperson of Cambodia’s judging panel for six years, leading the meetings, moderating the votes, and ensuring that everyone is aligned with the stringent guidelines of the process.  

When he’s not dedicating his time to our awards programme, he serves as the executive vice president of non-profit business organisation Cambodian Valuers and Estate Agents Association (CVEA). 

Armed with a BBA from the National University of Management, an MBA from Norton University, over a decade of experience in real estate and property valuation, and profound industry knowledge, Sorn Seap is the most qualified to spearhead our impressive line-up of judges.

Jenny Chea Sok You

Jenny has been a member of the central panel since 2020, bringing in her prowess in architecture, design, and construction. She graduated from architecture in the U.S., holds a class 1 architecture license, and has since then built her legacy in the kingdom as the managing director/architect and deputy CEO of CMED Construction. 

Jovany Antonio

Jovany Antonio, the managing director of DA&G Asset Management, has been a judge for four years, imparting nearly two-decades worth of industry proficiency in sales, and investment and management services to the judging process. His specialisation lies in rental units and buildings, and he has managed property investments valued over USD400 million.

Kinkesa Kim 

Among the most recent to join the panel in 2021, Kinkesa has become a valued member, with her in-depth background in industry market analysis, development and masterplanning consultancy, and feasibility assignments as the associate director of CBRE Cambodia Research & Consulting Services.

Lim Veasna

Lim is the latest addition to our distinguished roster this year. As a partner & attorney-at-law, commercial arbitrator, and authorised legal mark agent at Vinaya Law Firm, his contribution to the panel is crucial, delivering eight years of extensive experience in real estate development, intellectual property, arbitration, and corporate law.

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Michael Freeman 

Michael might be another new joiner in the 2022 panel, but his 15 years of expertise in construction across Southeast Asia and the Middle East speaks volumes as to why he is deserving to choose which of our candidates are award-worthy. He relocated to Cambodia six years ago and has since been running the operations at Comin Asia Group as vice president contracting.

Michel Cassagnes 

Michel has been a cherished member of the panel since the PropertyGuru Cambodia Property Awards was launched in 2016. Year after year, he has showcased deep mastery in architecture and urban design, construction and green buildings, honing his skills for over 20 years. He now serves as the managing director of Archetype Cambodia.

Simon Griffiths

Simon is the managing director of The Mall Company. He holds the honour of being the first chairperson of the judging panel in 2016. Though he stepped down a year later, his continued participation as a member holds great value to the programme, particularly with his know-how in commercial property management, retail real estate, and development consultancy.

 Dr. Simon Vancliff 

Dr. Simon has been a judge for four years now and over these years, his insights have been vital throughout the process. He is the chief executive officer of WB Sport Village Co., Ltd., is MRICS certified for Commercial Property and Valuation, has a doctorate in Business Administration from the London School of Economics, and has a diploma in Advance Valuations from the Oxford Brookes University.

Thida Ann

For four years, Thida, the managing director of ProPnex Cambodia, have brought forth her comprehensive knowledge and experience in property acquisitions and disposals, consulting, and valuations across all sectors and property types as a revered member of the central panel.  

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Each year, our judges abide by strict guidelines to ensure that they are not associated with the candidates and are free from professional or personal bias.

Apart from our expert judges, we have also entrusted the assistance of HLB, an award-winning global network of auditing and accountancy firms, who have been supervising the entire judging process across our awards market for more than a decade, ensuring that the judging remains impartial and just. 

Find out more about the judging process at asiapropertyawards.com/judging-process/ 

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