(From left) Platinum Victory branding and marketing general manager Vincent Seow, Sri Pengkalan Binaan chief executive officer Datuk Jacky Yap Jyh Haur, Sunsuria manager in the executive chairman’s office Ter Chen Loong, UEM Sunrise chief marketing officer Kenny Wong, OSK Property chief executive officer Ong Ghee Bin, MGB deputy chief executive officer Isaac Lim Kim Hoe, IJM Land chief operating officer Datuk Tony Ling, Star Media Group (SMG) chief executive officer Alex Yeow, Sime Darby Property group managing director Datuk Azmir Merican, Deputy Local Government Development Minister Akmal Nasrullah Mohd Nasir, SkyWorld Development Group chief executive officer Lee Chee Seng, SMG chief business officer Lydia Wang, IOI Properties Group chief executive officer Datuk Voon Tin Yow, Mah Sing Group chief executive officer Datuk Ho Hon Sang, Matrix Concepts Holdings group managing director Ho Kong Soon, Parkland Group managing director Victor Tan, Paramount Corporation deputy group chief executive officer Benjamin Teo, Tropicana Corporation marketing and sales executive director Ixora Ang, PR1MA Corporation Malaysia chief executive director Datuk Seri Mohd Nazri Mohd Shariff.
StarProperty Real Estate Developer Awards validates another inspiring year
The StarProperty Real Estate Developer Awards 2023 celebrated another year of star performance in the real estate industry, with some 30 developers honoured for their stellar developments.
Entering its 8th edition, the Awards has established a well-known arena for healthy competition and validation among real industry players as well as a stamp of assurance for the general public.
This year, a total of 38 categories including six new categories broke new grounds of innovation, creativity and business excellence, and attracted more than 90 project entries.
Among the new categories are the Foreign Touch Award, for the best adoption and interpretation of overseas-inspired design, the Frontier Finder Award which recognises a new concept, innovation and idea that has not been implemented locally, and the Government Assisted Home Award, which honours excellence in the government affordable housing schemes.
Deputy Local Government Development Minister Akmal Nasrullah Mohd Nasir, who was the Guest of Honour, said the real estate developers’ dedication and innovative spirit have played a pivotal role in shaping our nation's landscape and driving economic prosperity.
“It is very encouraging to see that developers are breaking new grounds and pushing boundaries across various aspects to give home buyers and investors better choices and assured quality.
“This shows that you are listening closely to the market and are responding to the ever-higher standards for good quality housing,” he said in his speech, adding that emerging technology is reshaping the future of the industry.
“By staying at the forefront of innovation, understanding the evolving needs of home buyers, and fostering sustainable practices, we can build a resilient and thriving real estate industry that meets the demands of tomorrow,” he said.
Star Media Group (SMG) chief executive officer Alex Yeow said as the industry is recovering further from the grip of the pandemic with various accommodative policies and measures by the government, developers are well-positioned to elevate the industry further.
“As the community continues to recover and flourish, Star Media Group and StarProperty remain steadfast in our commitment to supporting developers in their quest for growth and success.
“Entering its 8th consecutive year, StarProperty Real Estate Developer Awards remains the top tier recognition of excellence in property development, architecture, interior and landscape design, and marketing.
“Participating in the Awards provides developers with a trusted endorsement that enhances brand reputation and increases consumer confidence. This ultimately leads to a larger customer base, helping developers grow their businesses and establish themselves as industry leaders,” he said in his speech.
The highlight of the night - the All-Stars Awards - were won by best performers from both public listed and non-public listed companies. Divided into Top 10 for the listed property developers and Top 5 for the non-listed companies, the winners of the public listed category are:
1. Sime Darby Property Berhad
2. IOI Properties Group Berhad
3. IJM Corporation Berhad
- IJM Land Berhad*
4. Mah Sing Group Berhad
5. LBS Bina Group Berhad
6. Matrix Concepts Holdings Berhad
6. OSK Holdings Berhad
- OSK Property*
7. Paramount Corporation Berhad
- Paramount Property*
8. UEM Sunrise Berhad
9. Tropicana Corporation Berhad
10. Sunsuria Berhad
For the non-listed property developers. they are:
1. SkyWorld Development Berhad
2. Sri Pengkalan Binaan Sdn Bhd
3. Parkland Group
4. Platinum Victory
5. PR1MA Corporation Malaysia
The StarProperty Real Estate Developers Award continues to hold its high standard, thanks to a panel of eight esteemed judges from diverse but interrelated disciplines in the real estate industry who have ensured that the entries received fair and constructive evaluations.
Also present were SMG independent non-executive director Christina Foo, chief content officer Esther Ng and chief business officer Lydia Wang.
The event was organised by StarProperty, a wholly-owned subsidiary of SMG, while the official beverage partners were Heineken Malaysia Bhd and Edelweiss.
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