Bangkok (Thailand) – March 18, 2020 (travelindex.com) – The long-running PropertyGuru Thailand Property Awards programme is marking its 15th anniversary with title sponsor Hitachi Escalators & Elevators, as well as a fresh set of categories, celebrating the fullness and breadth of the kingdom’s dynamic real estate industry.
To mark the milestone, awards organiser PropertyGuru, Southeast Asia’s leading property technology company, is spreading the wealth of the Awards to companies that demonstrate leadership in various facets of property development, both within and outside Bangkok.
Nominations from the public are now open until Friday, 24 July 2020 ahead of the black-tie gala dinner on 18 September.
In addition to the longstanding awards for Best Developer and Best Boutique Developer, the 2020 competition will celebrate the diversity of companies in the categories of Best Sustainability Developer, Best Breakthrough Developer, Best Lifestyle Developer, Best Commercial Developer, Best Hospitality Developer, Best Industrial Developer, and Best Mixed Use Developer.
The Awards will also introduce new Special Recognition awards to developers that lead by example in sustainability, societal impact, and corporate governance. Companies are enjoined to submit details of their activities for the opportunity to win Special Recognition in ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance); Special Recognition in Sustainability Design; Special Recognition in Sustainability Construction; and Special Recognition for Community Projects, as selected by Right To Play Foundation, the Official Charity Partner of the Asia Property Awards.
Other prizes are also in contention this year, including: Best Transit Oriented Development, recognising projects with seamless connectivity to Thailand’s new transport infrastructures, and Best Smart City Block, recognising self-sufficient communities that promote a smart economy and smart logistics. New competitive regional categories will also recognise the most impressive projects in the markets of Chiang Mai and Khao Yai as well as the Southern and North East provinces.
Key dates for the 2020 edition are:
24 July 2020 – Nominations Close
31 July 2020 – Entries Close
10-21 August 2020 – Site Inspections
24-25 August 2020 – Final Judging
17 September 2020 – PropertyGuru Leaders Luncheon
18 September 2020 – Gala Dinner & Awards Ceremony in Bangkok, Thailand
20 November 2020 – Grand Final Gala Ceremony in Bangkok, Thailand
BDO, one of the world’s leading auditing and accounting organisations, will ensure the ethicality, fairness, transparency and credibility of the PropertyGuru Thailand Property Awards. The BDO Thailand team, led by Paul Ashburn, Co-Managing Partner; Angelina Harinck, Manager, Audit Services; and Komang Indrihapsari, Assistant Manager, Audit Services, will supervise the independent and rigorous judging process.
Originally launched in 2005, the PropertyGuru Thailand Property Awards is the oldest and longest-running real estate awards programme in the kingdom, having witnessed continuous growth over the years, with nominations from the public reaching as high as 1,500 and receiving entries averaging between 175 and 300 a year.
The 10th anniversary gala dinner took place in 2015 at the Plaza Athenee Bangkok (a Royal Meridien hotel). The same venue –– under its current name, The Athenee Hotel, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Bangkok –– hosted the event until 2019, and it will host again in 2020.
The 2020 PropertyGuru Thailand Property Awards is supported by platinum sponsor Hitachi Escalators & Elevators; gold sponsors JLL Thailand; official airline partner Thai Airways; official portal partner DDproperty.com; official magazine PropertyGuru Property Report; official charity partner Right to Play; media partners The Bangkok Insight, Hot Magazine, Locanation, and Luxury Society Asia; official PR partner Vivaldi PR; supporting association British Chamber of Commerce Thailand; and official supervisor BDO.
About PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards:
PropertyGuru’s Asia Property Awards, established in 2005, are the region’s most exclusive and prestigious real estate awards programme. The Asia Property Awards are recognised as the ultimate hallmark of industry excellence in the Asian property sector. Boasting an independent panel of industry experts and trusted supervisors, the Awards have an unparalleled reputation for being credible, fair and transparent.
In 2020, the Awards is open to 15 property markets around the region. With exclusive gala dinners hosting up to 600 senior industry leaders to recognise excellence within each Asian market, each local awards culminate in the PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards Grand Final, which takes place alongside the PropertyGuru Asia Real Estate Summit in Bangkok in November 2020.
About PropertyGuru Group:
PropertyGuru Group is Southeast Asia’s leading property technology company and the preferred destination for over 23 million property seekers to find their dream home, every month. PropertyGuru and its Group companies empower property seekers with the widest option of over 2.4 million homes, in-depth insights and solutions that enable them to make confident property decision across Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia and Vietnam.