Hansgrohe and the PropertyGuru Group presented the South East Asia Property Awards (Malaysia) recently at the Intercontinental Hotel, Kuala Lumpur. The black-tie event was graced by the presence of YM Tunku Seri Menanti Tunku Ali Redhauddin ibni Tuanku Muhriz, Chairman of PropertyGuru Malaysia, and YB Datuk Chua Tee Yong, Deputy Minister of International Trade and Industry. Celebrating the most innovative developers and projects in the Malaysian real estate scene, over 350 guests were in attendance to witness which of the top and emerging names in the industry would be awarded.
The prestigious evening saw Sime Darby Property being awarded the year’s top honour – Best Developer (Malaysia) – for its long-term commitment to developing quality townships. The company was also awarded a special recognition in sustainable development, which was shared with another multiple winner UM Land.
Another big moment of the night was when BRDB Developments earned a total of four trophies, including the Best of the Best award that qualifies the company to represent Malaysia at the South East Asia Property Awards grand finals this coming November in Singapore. Sharing this award was Medini Iskandar Malaysia.
It was also noted that this year, developers have displayed a significant increase of efforts not only in sustainabilities but also corporate social responsibilities in the property sector. However, three equally deserving winners were chosen as the winners of the Special Recognition in CSR award, which is the first in the Malaysian programme: LBS Bina Group, Mah Sing and Matrix Concepts Holdings.
The judging panel also introduced the Best Boutique Developer category for the first time in the Awards’ three-year history. It was presented to Mitraland Group for its well-conceptualised, well-designed and well-priced boutique projects such as Kiara 1888 and Cascades. The conglomerate’s Founder and Group CEO Chuah Theong Yee received the Real Estate Personality of the Year award as a token of recognition for his contributions to the industry.