PropertyGuru Group (NYSE: PGRU), Southeast Asia’s leading property technology company, have announced the Winners and Highly Commended recipients of the 18th PropertyGuru Thailand Property Awards, presented by Mitsubishi Elevator (Thailand) and supported by gold sponsor JLL.
Celebrating the kingdom’s most illustrious, innovative developers across 63 categories at a black-tie gala dinner, this year’s Awards represent an outstanding cross-section of real estate in Thailand, with development firms from Greater Bangkok, Phuket, the Eastern Seaboard, Hua Hin, Khao Yai, and more awarded.
Sena Development won the most competitive accolade of the night, the Best Developer award, for the first time in the 18-year history of the Awards. Habitat Group Co., Ltd. garnered the most wins, which included the Best Lifestyle Developer award; the sought-after Best Condo Development (Thailand) award for its project Wyndham Grand Residences Wongamat Pattaya; and awards for the project Highland Park Pool Villas Pattaya also.
The prestigious Best Retail Developer title went to The EM District Co., Ltd., and the EmSphere Shopping Complex, the latest phase of the shopping district that includes Emporium and EmQuartier, was honoured as Best Retail Development.
Phuket9 was another prolific winner, gaining the title of Best Developer (Phuket), in addition to wins for its project Rawayana. PNP Real Estate Co., Ltd. also rose to the top with several wins, such as the Best Breakthrough Developer (Hua Hin) award and various titles for the project La Felice Villa Hua Hin.
Other winners in the Developer categories were Andaman Asset Solution, Botanica Luxury Phuket Co., Ltd., MontAzure, Patta Development Co., Ltd., The Riviera Group, and Wallaya Villas Development.
Sammakorn Plus Company Limited and Sammakorn-JV1 Company Limited netted several wins for their projects, while KingBridge Tower Company Limited (Saha Pathana Inter-Holding Public Company Limited) also gained multiple wins.
Thongma Vijitpongpun, vice chairman of the board of directors, Pruksa Holding Public Company Limited, received the Thailand Real Estate Personality of the Year award from the editorial team of Property Report by PropertyGuru for his at least three decades of leadership in the field of residential development.
Speaking of the Awards’ significance to the industry, Jules Kay, GM of PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards and Events, said: “After nearly two decades, the PropertyGuru Thailand Property Awards programme continues to support and elevate the standard of real estate development and design in the kingdom. Over the years, the Awards have adapted and evolved to reflect an ever-changing Thai market. As consumer preferences change and demand for real estate rebounds, we recognise the properties most sought after by today’s property seekers, and shine a light on Thailand’s most desirable investment opportunities. Whether in locations such as Bangkok’s urban hubs or the country’s bucolic coast and countryside, our award winners this year personify the optimism in Thailand’s real estate sector and give cause for celebration.”
The independent panel of judges who determine the list of awardees is made up of leading professionals across Thailand’s real estate industry and was again led by Suphin Mechuchep, chairperson of the Awards in Thailand and CEO of Sen X Group PCL, while the regional panel of judges include specialists in the Eastern Seaboard, Hua Hin, Phuket, and Samui markets. Supervising the judging and selection process was HLB Thailand, member of HLB International Real Estate Group, under the leadership of co-managing partner Paul Ashburn with the assistance of Sakanphon Fueangwong.
Established in 2005, the PropertyGuru Thailand Property Awards remain the longest-running awards programme of its kind in the country. Main country winners of the Awards are eligible to compete in the 18th PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards Grand Final which is held in Bangkok on 8 December. The selected winners will contend for the Best in Asia regional honours against their peers from Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, and Vietnam, as well as Australia, China, India, and Japan.
Organised by PropertyGuru Group, the 18th PropertyGuru Thailand Property Awards are supported by platinum sponsor Mitsubishi Elevator (Thailand); gold sponsor JLL; official portal partner DDproperty.com; official magazine Property Report by PropertyGuru; official publicity partner Infinity Communications; media partners Discover Pattaya, Hot Magazine, Prop2morrow, REm, Terra BKK, Think of Living, and Top 10 Thailand; official beverage partner Fah Mai Holdings; supporting associations British Chamber of Commerce Thailand (BCCT) and IFC – Excellence in Design for Greater Efficiencies; and official supervisor HLB.
For the full list of winners and more information about the awards, visit the official website: AsiaPropertyAwards.com.