Top property developers honoured for outstanding projects

Industry’s best: Housing and Local Government Minister Zuraida Kamaruddin (eighth from right) with the All-Star Award: Top Ranked Developers at 2019 Awards. Also present are Star Media Group chairman Datuk Fu Ah Kiow (sixth from left) and Star Media Group adviser Datuk Seri Wong Chun Wai (seventh from right). The winners are (from right) Gamuda Berhad deputy group managing director Mohammed Rashdan Yusof, LBS Bina Group Berhad executive director Datuk Cynthia Lim, Mah Sing Group Berhad chief executive officer Datuk Ho Han Sang, Malaysian Resources Corporation Berhad (MRCB) group chief operating officer Kwan Joon Hoe, Matrix Concepts Holding Berhad group managing director Ho Kong Soon and Paramount Property chief executive officer Beh Chun Chong. Also (from left) SP Setia Berhad president and chief executive officer Datuk Khor Chap Jen, Sime Darby Property Berhad chief operating officer of township development Datuk Wan Hashimi Albakri Wan Ahmad Amin Jaffri, SkyWorld Development Sdn Berhad founder and group managing director Datuk Ng Thien Phing, Sunway Property deputy managing director Tan Wee Bee and Tropicana Corporation Berhad managing director Ngian Siew Siong.

KUALA LUMPUR: Leading deve­lopers in the real estate industry and their projects were honoured at the fourth Awards 2019.

This year’s awards saw a total of 24 categories with 45 entries on projects contested, including in six new categories.

Organised by StarProperty Sdn Bhd, the event was aimed at recognising developers that made significant impact to the growth of the property industry while also recognising the growing need for sustainable development and social consciousness.

The prestigious All-Star Award – recognising exemplary developers that have consistently created and added value to their property projects – was awarded to 11 firms, including Gamuda Land, LBS Bina Group Berhad, Mah Sing Group Berhad, Matrix Concepts Group, and Malaysian Resources Corpo­ration Berhad (MRCB).

The All-Star Award was also won by Paramount Property Develop­ment Sdn Bhd, SP Setia, Sime Darby Property Berhad, SkyWorld Deve­lop­­ment Group, Sunway Berhad and Tropicana Corporation Berhad.

The inaugural WOW Award (public building) was awarded to Johor Land Berhad for its Sultan Iskandar mosque project.

The Readers’ Choice Award was clinched by LBS Bina Group Berhad, MRCB and SP Setia.

The Big Heart Award was given to Mah Sing Group Berhad for its Best Corporate Social Responsibility.

The awards were presented by Star Media Group group adviser Datuk Seri Wong Chun Wai.

At the event, Housing and Local Government Minister Zuraida Kamaruddin said it is the ministry’s mission to provide a roof for all Malaysians.

“We want to make sure the needs of all Malaysians, especially the B40 group, are looked into in terms of housing, which is also in line with the international sustainable deve­lopment goals,” she said in her speech.

In his speech, Star Media Group chairman Datuk Fu Ah Kiow said issues, such as walkability, design, public and green spaces are increasingly critical to urban development and creating sustainable cities.

He added the younger and socially-conscious generation want to buy a house that not only has monetary value, but built responsibly and in line with their social consciousness.

“Developers who embrace the changes with building technology and new forms of ownership will lead the way forward,” he said.

The Awards 2019 showcase will be held at The Curve, from March 14 to 17, featuring the winning developers and their award-winning projects.

The awards are sponsored by Eastern Decorator.

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