Myanmar Property Awards 2016 returns for a second year

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Awards gala in Yangon will be preceded by the high-level forum Property Report Congress

Panelists during the launch of the Myanmar Property Awards 2016: (L-R) Richard Emerson of Savills Myanmar, chairman of the judging panel; Terry Blackburn, founder of Asia Property Awards and publisher of Property Report; Aung Kuaw Thu, project manager of gold sponsor Rinnai; Htun Naing, general manager of Empire Holding Co Ltd, authorised distributor of gold sponsor Teka Myanmar; and Paul Ashburn, co-managing partner of BDO Myanmar, awards supervisor
Panelists during the launch of the Myanmar Property Awards 2016: (L-R) Richard Emerson of Savills Myanmar, chairman of the judging panel; Terry Blackburn, founder of Asia Property Awards and publisher of Property Report; Aung Kuaw Thu, project manager of gold sponsor Rinnai; Htun Naing, general manager of Empire Holding Co Ltd, authorised distributor of gold sponsor Teka Myanmar; and Paul Ashburn from BDO, the awards supervisor

Following on from a hugely successful inaugural event in 2015, the Myanmar Property Awards gala dinner and awards ceremony will once again bring together the leading names from the real estate industry.

More than 250 of the country’s top and emerging industry players last June celebrated the success of the likes of Yoma Strategic Holdings, which picked up the highest award for Best Developer (Myanmar), and multiple winner Myint & Associate Co Ltd.

A pre-launch party for the Awards – part of the acclaimed Asia Property Awards series – was held on Tuesday, 19 January, at the Sule Shangri-La Yangon, the official hotel venue of the Awards, followed by the press launch on Wednesday morning, 20 January.

The 2016 event has already started to welcome nominations from developers and the general public. The official shortlist will be revealed on Monday, 30 May, and the Winners will be announced at a glittering black-tie awards gala at the prestigious Sule Shangri-La Yangon, on Thursday, 30 June. For the first time ever, the gala will be supported by the Property Report Congress Myanmar 2016, a high-level conference featuring top regional executives and local experts who will discuss the past, present and future of Myanmar real estate.

With 2015’s historic general election – widely considered the country’s first free election in 25 years – behind it, Myanmar is on the brink of welcoming potential game-changing policy changes, including the proposed Condominium Law, that should impact the country’s growing real estate sector.

“Now that the election period is over, market activity is Myanmar is expected to accelerate once again, with a flurry of exciting, new, world-class projects under construction or in the planning stages,” commented Terry Blackburn, founder of the Asia Property Awards.

“The Myanmar Property Awards is the most respected platform to showcase those developments to a global audience,” he said. “As we begin 2016 with the exciting news that the Asia Property Awards, along with Asia’s industry-leading Property Report magazine and the Property Report Congress, are now part of the PropertyGuru Group, we’re delighted to recognise the innovations coming from talents in Myanmar for the second year running, and we encourage everyone to submit their nominations in advance.”

Covering a range of segments, including condominium, housing, hotel, resort, serviced, renovated, office and retail, the Myanmar Property Awards will hand out more than 20 trophies in 2016.

Entry for the Myanmar Property Awards is free. Nominations are accepted until 1 April, while entries for the various Developer, Development and Design categories will be open until 8 April.

Judging will again be supervised by BDO, one of the world’s largest accounting and auditing firms, and the trusted awards supervisor of the Asia Property Awards, which, in its 11th year, is widely recognised for its fairness and transparency.

In addition to the various award categories, the editors of Property Report will present a special recognition to the Myanmar Real Estate Personality of Year, whose influence and achievements have made an indelible mark on the industry. At the inaugural ceremony in 2015, the honour belonged to Dr Stephen Suen, founding chairman of Marga Group of Companies, the driving force behind the ambitious Dagon City 1 project in Yangon.

More information on the Myanmar Property Awards 2016 are available on the official website. Super early bird tickets for the gala dinner in Yangon can be purchased until 12 April only.

Sponsorship and media partner opportunities are also available. For details, email info@asiapropertyawards.com or call +66 (0) 2662 5195.

Follow #AsiaPropertyAwards to join the real-time conversation about the Asia Property Awards series on social media, and find out who made it to the official shortlist on Property-Report.com.

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