It was an evening for much excitement and many warm congratulations going around at the inaugural SEA Property Awards held at Hotel Fort Canning, Singapore on 30 November 2011.
A total 28 awards in each category, ranging from Best Developer to Best Condo, were designed to acknowledge the winner’s contributions to the regional real estate landscape, as well as to encourage real estate companies to explore and highlight the quality of properties throughout Southeast Asia.
In this milestone year for the awards, there are a number of big firsts. Two of Singapore’s top developers, Far East Organization and YTL Singapore Pte Ltd, bagged two awards each, with Far East Organization winning both the Best Developer (South East Asia) and Best Developer (Singapore) awards, and YTL Singapore going home with the Best Housing Development (Singapore) and Best Developer (Malaysia) Award for the first time.
Other local winners for the night included the Nassim Park Residences, which won both the best Condo Development (South East Asia), as well as the Best Condo Development (Singapore) Award.
The Residences at St. Regis, Bangkok was also a big winner for the night, going home with both the Best Interior Design (South East Asia) as well as Best Condo Development (Thailand) Awards.
Leong Chi Meng, the Managing Director (SEA) of CBRE Global Investors, headed up the panel of esteemed judges for the Southeast Asia Property Awards, whose collective expertise of the regional property industry rivals that of any other property awards in the world.
The pre-dinner reception also provided winners with a chance to network with other companies, providing the opportunity for the growth of many business relationships from that first meeting.
Ho Kwon Ping, Executive Chairman of Banyan Tree Holdings, the winner of the Real Estate Personality of the Year (South East Asia) had this to say: “I am particularly proud tonight because I think we previously haven’t let the world know what we do in real estate … (Banyan Tree) brings an escape to people from all over the world”.
As a sponsor of the 2011 SEA Property Awards, iProperty.com wishes to congratulate all who participated in the program. With the awards marking the conclusion of a very successful year of real estate initiatives, we look forward to many more milestones in the years to come.