South East Asia Property Awards 2015: the complete list of winners

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Industry’s leading names and returning champions went head-to-head at the regional real estate event of the year
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It was an evening of celebration and triumph for Southeast Asia’s diverse real estate sector as nearly 400 of the industry’s elite attended the grand finale of the South East Asia Property Awards 2015, which was held on Wednesday, 21 October at the Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore.

Far East Organization became the first company ever to win the Best Developer (South East Asia) title twice at the glitzy black-tie ceremony, having previously claimed the honour in 2011, the debut year of the South East Asia Property Awards.

“We’re really grateful for this award and we want to show our appreciation to the South East Asia Property Awards for believing in what Far East Organization is doing,” said Vincent Lee, assistant director of the company. “We have our own strategies and we will continue to strive hard to maintain our standards and to inspire better lives. We hope to win this award again next year.”

Another first for the fifth annual awards, which was supported by gold sponsors Kohler and Condo Butlers, was having a dedicated section for Singapore, in which winners were revealed immediately after the opening speeches and right before the four-course gala dinner graced by this year’s official suppliers, Sanpellegrino and Corner Stone.

The biggest domestic nominee of this year, UOL Group Limited went home with two awards, including Special Recognition in Corporate Social Responsibility – tied with Best Developer (Singapore) winner Far East Organization – and Best Mid-Range Condo Development for its Riverbank @ Fernvale project, plus seven Highly Commended citations in the development and design categories.

Not far behind was Far East Organization, taking home four domestic awards including Best Commercial Development for SBF Centre, a 31-storey sustainable development in the heart of Singapore’s core central business district. The Green Mark Platinum-certified project was ultimately declared the Best Green Development (South East Asia), setting the bar high for the region’s mixed-use segment that is becoming more involved in the green movement.

Other major winners of the night included GuocoLand Group, collecting three domestic awards for the Leedon Residence, namely Best Luxury Condo Development, Best Residential Interior Design and Best Residential Architectural Design. In addition, GuocoLand’s freehold project in the Garden City’s District 10 was awarded the Best Condominium (South East Asia) trophy, beating award-winning luxury and mid-range condo projects in Myanmar, the Philippines, Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia and Thailand.

Overall, it was a spectacular year for Singapore and Malaysia as they accepted four awards each from Asia’s biggest and most credible real estate award-giving body organised by Ensign Media, the Asia Property Awards, which celebrates its tenth year.

The Best Condo Development (South East Asia) award was presented to GuocoLand Group’s Leedon Residence, winning in all the domestic and regional categories for which it was nominated this year. Malaysia’s prized hotel property, WOLO Bukit Bintang by Wonderful Vantage Sdn Bhd, was judged the Best Commercial Development (South East Asia), while the outstanding Senibong Cove by Front Concept Sdn Bhd was declared champion in the Best Villa/Housing Development (South East Asia) category. The two Malaysia-based projects also accepted one design award each at the grand finals.

The awards, presented by Asia’s industry-leading monthly publication Property Report and preceded by the inaugural Property Report Congress 2015, saw two trophies handed to properties in Indonesia, while the Philippines and Thailand bagged one each as other deserving finalists from Vietnam and Myanmar cheered on their regional peers.

Mink Tan, principal architect and chief design officer of MINKKE, led the independent judging panel. The veteran architect and designer noted that the biggest change in the region’s property sector in the past five years has been the speed with which the developing countries have started to catch up with the developed ones.

“You can see developments from the less developed regions now brimming with new ideas, though at times borrowed from the more developed countries, but soon will be moving beyond just aping the West or the likes,” Tan commented.

BDO International, one of the biggest accounting firms in the world, once again supervised the free-to-enter awards system that is universally known for its fairness and transparency. Entries were received from industry players as well as submissions from the general public.

In addition to the 25 award categories presented during the ceremony, UOL Group Limited’s deputy group CEO, Liam Wee Sin, accepted the Singapore Real Estate Personality of the Year award. Chosen by the editors of Property Report, the prestigious honour was given to the 22-year industry veteran, who is known as an advocate of good design values, for his commitment to Singapore’s real estate and design sectors, and helping lead UOL Group to become one of the region’s top developers.

“This evening is the end of a year-long journey to find the best of the best across Southeast Asia. It is the crowning event of the hard work of developers and real estate professionals in the region as it approaches a new era of economic integration,” said Terry Blackburn, CEO of Ensign Media and publisher of Property Report.

“The depth of innovation and leadership displayed by all the contenders this year is a great reminder why Southeast Asia remains one of the most exciting real estate markets internationally,” he added.

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Full list of Winners and Highly Commended at the South East Asia Property Awards 2015:

DEVELOPER

Best Developer (South East Asia)
Winner: Far East Organization (Singapore)
Highly Commended:
Yoma Strategic Holdings Ltd (Myanmar)
SM Prime Holdings, Inc. (Philippines)
Novaland Group (Vietnam)
S P Setia Berhad (Malaysia)
Sinar Mas Land (Indonesia)
SC Asset Corporation Plc. (Thailand)

DEVELOPMENT

Best Condo Development (South East Asia)
Winner: Leedon Residence by GuocoLand Group (Singapore)
Highly Commended:
Shangri-La Serviced Apartments by Shangri-La Yangon Company Ltd (Myanmar)
The Sapphire Bloc by Robinsons Land Corporation (Philippines)
Gateway Thao Dien by SonKim Land (Vietnam)
The Astaka @ 1 Bukit Senyum by Astaka Padu Sdn Bhd (Malaysia)
Regent Residences by Kencana Graha Global (Indonesia)
Ivy Ampio by Pruksa Real Estate Public Company Limited (Thailand)

Best Villa/Housing Development (South East Asia)
Winner: Senibong Cove by Front Concept Sdn Bhd (Malaysia)
Highly Commended:
Amore at Portofino by Brittany Corporation (Philippines)
PhoDong Village by Saigon Construction Corp (Vietnam)
The Avani by Sinar Mas Land (Indonesia)
Andara Signature Resort and Villas by Andamandara Development Co., Ltd. (Thailand)
Belgravia Villas by Fairview Developments Pte Ltd (Tong Eng Group)

Best Commercial Development (South East Asia)
Winner: WOLO Bukit Bintang by Wonderful Vantage Sdn Bhd (Malaysia)
Highly Commended:
Vantage Tower by Myint & Associate Co. Ltd. (Myanmar)
BDO Corporate Center Ortigas by BDO Unibank, Inc. (Philippines)
Saigon Centre Phase Two by Keppel Land Watco II & III Company Limited (Vietnam)
Raffles Hotel Jakarta by PT Ciputra Property Tbk (Indonesia)
AIA Sathorn Tower by AIA Company Limited (Thailand)
SBF Centre by Far East Organization

Best Green Development (South East Asia)
Winner: SBF Centre by Far East Organization (Singapore)
Highly Commended:
Ore Central by Monte De Tesoro Corporation (Philippines)
Deutsches Haus Ho Chi Minh Stadt by Deutsches Haus Ho Chi Minh Stadt Ltd. (Vietnam)
KL Eco City Sdn Bhd (Subsidiary of S P Setia Berhad Group) (Malaysia)
Pacific Century Place – Jakarta by PT Prima Bangun Investama (Indonesia)
AIA Sathorn Tower by AIA Company Limited (Thailand)

DESIGN

Best Residential Architectural Design (South East Asia)
Winner: Leedon Residence by GuocoLand Group (Singapore)
Highly Commended:
Park Terraces by Ayala Land Inc (Philippines)
Vogue Suites 1 – KL Eco City Sdn Bhd (Subsidiary of SP Setia Berhad Group) (Malaysia)
Arzuria by PT Arzu Utama Realty (Tolaram Group) (Indonesia)
Andara Signature Resort and Villas by Andamandara Development Co., Ltd. (Thailand)

Best Residential Interior Design (South East Asia)
Winner: The Residences by Anantara by Minor International (Thailand)
Highly Commended:
Shangri-La Serviced Apartments by Shangri-La Yangon Company Ltd (Myanmar)
Three Central by Megaworld Corporation (Philippines)
Senibong Cove by Front Concept Sdn Bhd (Malaysia)
Regent Residences by Kencana Graha Global (Indonesia)
Leedon Residence by GuocoLand Group (Singapore)

Best Retail Architectural Design (South East Asia)
Winner: Mega Fashion Hall (SM Mega Megamall Expansion 2) Bldg. D by First Asia Realty Development Corporation (Philippines)
Highly Commended:
SC VivoCity by Vietsin Commercial Complex Development JSC (Vietnam)
SOHO @Podomoro City by PT Tiara Metropolitan Indah – Agung Podomoro Land (Indonesia)

Best Office Architectural Design (South East Asia)
Winner: Sequis Tower by Farpoint (Indonesia)
Highly Commended:
Vantage Tower by Myint & Associate Co. Ltd. (Myanmar)
BDO Corporate Tower Ortigas by BDO Unibank, Inc. (Philippines)
SBF Centre by Far East Organization (Singapore)

Best Hotel Architectural Design (South East Asia)
Winner: Bask Gili Meno by PT Bask Gili Meno (Indonesia)
Highly Commended:
Ascott Bonifacio Global City Manila by WJGlobal Inc (Philippines)
The Shell Resort and Spa Phu Quoc by Tran Thai Group (Vietnam)
sala ayutthaya by SALA Hospitality Group (Thailand)

Best Landscape Architectural Design (South East Asia)
Winner: Senibong Cove by Front Concept Sdn Bhd. (Malaysia)
Highly Commended:
Star City-Thanlyin by Yoma Strategic Holdings Ltd (Myanmar)
Shell Residences – SM Development Corporation (SMDC) (Philippines)
Vista Verde by CapitaLand – Thien Duc Company Limited (Vietnam)
Bask Gili Meno by PT Bask Gili Meno (Indonesia)
Andara Signature Resort and Villas by Andamandara Development Co., Ltd. (Thailand)

Best Hotel Interior Design (South East Asia)
Winner: WOLO Bukit Bintang by Wonderful Vantage Sdn Bhd (Malaysia)
Highly Commended:
Kandaya Resort by Agujo Land Corporation (Philippines)
Liberty City Point Hotel by Liberty Corporation (Vietnam)
Raffles Hotel Jakarta by PT Ciputra Property Tbk (Indonesia)

Full list of Winners and Highly Commended at the South East Asia Property Awards (Singapore) 2015:

DEVELOPER

Best Developer (Singapore) 
Winner: Far East Organization
Highly Commended: UOL Group Limited

Best Boutique Developer (Singapore)
Winner: Aurum Land (Private) Limited

Special Recognition in Corporate Social Responsibility (Singapore)
Winner(s): Far East Organization; UOL Group Limited

DEVELOPMENT

Best Luxury Condo Development (Singapore)
Winner: Leedon Residence by GuocoLand Group
Highly Commended: 
Seventy Saint Patrick’s by UOL Group Limited

Best Mid-Range Condo Development (Singapore)
Winner: Riverbank @ Fernvale by UOL Group Limited

Best Executive Condo (Singapore)
Winner: Bellewaters Executive Condominium by Qingjian Realty (Anchorvale) Pte Ltd
Highly Commended:
Bellewoods by Qingjian Realty (Woodlands) Pte Ltd

Best Landed Development (Singapore)
Winner: Belgravia Villas by Fairview Developments Pte Ltd (Tong Eng Group)

Best Commercial Development (Singapore)
Winner: SBF Centre by Far East Organization
Highly Commended: 
ARC 380 by Prominent Site Pte Ltd/ Prominent Plaza Investments Pte Ltd (Tong Eng Group)
Pan Pacific Services Suites Beach Road, Singapore by UOL Group Limited 

Best Green Development (Singapore) 
Winner: SBF Centre by Far East Organization

DESIGN

Best Residential Interior Design (Singapore) 
Winner: Leedon Residence by GuocoLand Group
Highly Commended:
Botanique at Bartley by UOL Group Limited

Best Residential Architectural Design (Singapore)
Winner: Leedon Residence by GuocoLand Group
Highly Commended: 
Botanique at Bartley by UOL Group Limited
Goodwood Grand by Feature (Balmoral) Pte Ltd (Tong Eng Group)

Best Commercial Architectural Design (Singapore)
Winner: SBF Center by Far East Organization
Highly Commended: 
ARC 380 by Prominent Site Pte Ltd/ Prominent Plaza Investments Pte Ltd (Tong Eng Group)
Pan Pacific Services Suites Beach Road, Singapore by UOL Group Limited

Best Landscape Architectural Design (Singapore)
Winner: Bellewaters Executive Condominium by Qingjian Realty (Anchorvale) Pte Ltd
Highly Commended:
Botanique at Bartley by UOL Group Limited

PUBLISHER’S CHOICE

Real Estate Personality of the Year
Liam Wee Sin, deputy group CEO
UOL Group Limited

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