A NEW BATCH OF ACCOLADES FOR THE MOST ILLUSTRIOUS PROPERTIES AND DEVELOPERS FROM MEGA MANILA TO LUZON, VISAYAS & MINDANAO
- Call for nominations are open to the general public until 24 April 2020
- Successful 2019 edition presented top prizes to Henry Sy & Family, as well as properties in Metro Cebu, Davao, and resort destinations
- Four regional titles collected by Philippine developers at the 14th PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards Grand Final held in Thailand in 2019
Manila, Philippines –– 3 March 2020
The search for the most exemplary developers and projects in the Philippines continues as Asia’s most prestigious real estate honours programme opens the 8th Annual PropertyGuru Philippines Property Awards, presented by global brand Kohler, the platinum sponsor.
The 2020 edition of the PropertyGuru Philippines Property Awards is currently accepting nominations from the general public until Friday, 24 April. Categories for this year’s competition include Best Condo Development (Metro Manila), Best Condo Development (Greater Manila), Best Condo Development (Cebu), Best Condo Development (Davao), Best Township Development, Best Co-Working Space, Best BPO Office Development, and Best Green Development. Nominations can be submitted online via: https://www.asiapropertyawards.com/nominations/.
Following rigorous deliberations, meetings and site inspections by experts supervised by BDO Roxas, Cruz, Tagle & Co., finalists will converge in a black-tie gala dinner and awards presentation on Friday, 26 June, at the Fairmont Makati ballroom.
Key dates for the 2020 edition are:
14 January 2020 – Nominations and Entries Open
24 April 2020 – Nominations Close
30 April 2020 – Entries Close
18-29 May 2020 – Site Inspections
1 June 2020 – Final Judging
15 June 2020 – Leaders Luncheon
26 June 2020 – Gala Dinner and Awards Ceremony in Manila, Philippines
20 November 2020 – Grand Final Gala Ceremony in Bangkok, Thailand
Last year’s PropertyGuru Philippines Property Awards was one of the most successful and diverse yet, drawing 20 percent more entries over 2018, reflecting a strong and vibrant local property sector. More than 250 guests from all over the archipelago attended the sumptuous gala dinner where they witnessed 45 developers and projects take the property sector’s highest prizes.
These included the posthumous presentation of the 2019 Philippines Real Estate Personality of the Year award to Henry Sy, Sr and the entire Sy Family, representing SM Investments Corporation. Henry’s grandson, Hans Sy, Jr, president of SM Engineering Design and Development Corp (SMEDD), and other Sy family members took the stage to accept the award on behalf of their ‘Tatang’.
Last year was also a momentous one for developers and properties based outside Manila. Besting established industry names, Visayan firm Cebu Landmasters gained the top prize of Best Developer, whilst Dusit Thani Residence Davao was awarded Best Housing Development (Philippines), marking the first “Best of the Philippines” win from Mindanao.
Main winners from the 2019 PropertyGuru Philippines Property Awards congregated last November for the 14th PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards Grand Final in Bangkok, Thailand where they clinched the region’s most coveted honours. The Philippines was one of the night’s most decorated countries, representing wins for Best CBD Development in Asia; Best Township Masterplan Design in Asia; Best Commercial Green Development in Asia; and Best Commercial Landscape Architectural Design in Asia. Dr Andrew L. Tan, founder of Megaworld and a previous Philippines Real Estate Personality of the Year winner, was chosen as the first-ever recipient of the PropertyGuru Icon Award, also presented on the same night.
Christophe Vicic, Country Head, JLL Philippines and returning chairperson of the PropertyGuru Philippines Property Awards, said: “Awards like this not only honour those who are deserving but also uplifts the standard of excellence in property development in this country.”
Alongside an independent panel of industry experts, Vicic will be diligently reviewing entries and carefully selecting the Awards finalists, qualified by way of conducting supervised site visits and deliberations. BDO Roxas, Cruz, Tagle & Co., CPAs will oversee every step of the visits and in-depth meetings.
Vicic said: “The process for qualifying for these awards is stringent – it is no easy feat to be amongst the finalists. A significant part of the selection process are site visits which are very important to us, as we want to see what the projects are like in actual reality, not just on paper. We ourselves conduct inspections to see the state of the projects to ensure that our final voting is based on ‘concrete’ evidences.”
The 8th PropertyGuru Philippines Property Awards 2020 is supported by platinum sponsor Kohler; gold sponsors Hitachi Elevators and Escalators, and Boysen; official magazine PropertyGuru Property Report; official PR partner FleishmanHillard Manila; official charity partner Right To Play; and official supervisor BDO Roxas, Cruz, Tagle & Co.