More than 30 awards are up for grabs for the best in Bangkok, Phuket, Hua Hin, Chiang Mai, Samui, Phang Nga/Krabi, Eastern Seaboard, Northeast and Songkhla
Pictured (L-R): Kamolpat Swaengkit, country manager, DDproperty.com (official property portal); Raj Tanta-Nanta, group president DTGO, representing MQDC, 2016 Best Developer (Thailand) Winner; Suphin Mechuchep, managing director of JLL Thailand, and incumbent chairwoman of the judges; Russ Downing, managing director, HOT Hua Hin, and long-time member of the judging panel; Terry Blackburn, founder and managing director, PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards and Property Report; Marciano Birjmohun, managing partner, Siam Capital Group, and member of the judging panel; and Jaime Rivera, Asia regional manager, Crystal Lagoons (co-sponsor)
The annual PropertyGuru Thailand Property Awards, which seeks to reward the finest developers, properties and real estate personalities across the Kingdom, will return for its 12th annual edition on September 15, 2017.
PropertyGuru Group, the organiser of the long-running event, expects to receive more than 300 entries from developers with ongoing projects located in the top tier markets of Bangkok and Phuket, as well as emerging destinations of Hua Hin, Chiang Mai, Samui, Phang Nga/Krabi, the Eastern Seaboard, the Northeast, and Songkhla. The latter two areas will debut their respective residential awards in the 2017 edition, along with the Special Recognition in Universal Design.
“Universal Design is the design of a built environment that can be accessed, understood and used to the greatest extent possible by all people regardless of their age, size, ability or disability and we are proud to recognise it alongside longstanding awards for corporate social responsibility (CSR) and sustainable development as part of PropertyGuru Group’s own CSR mission,” said Terry Blackburn, founder and managing director of the PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards.
Developers, industry professionals and the general public are now invited to submit nominations for more than 30 categories until June 30, Friday. Online submissions are accepted via AsiaPropertyAwards.com/nomination/thailand/.
Among the major categories in which developers will compete for the Best of the Best honours include: Best Condo Development (Thailand), whose winner will be picked from condo categories winners; Best Housing Development (Thailand), chosen from the winners pool of villa and housing categories; and Best Commercial Development (Thailand), chosen from the hotel, retail and office categories.
A special award for Thailand’s Real Estate Personality of Year will also be named by the editors of Property Report. Presented to an individual whose influence and achievements resonate across the Kingdom, the coveted title’s previous recipients include 2016’s Dr Suriya Poolvoralaks, managing director of Major Development, and 2015’s William “Bill” E. Heinecke, founder and chairman of Minor International, a four-time winner last year that swept the hotel categories.
The top winners from Thailand will be eligible to participate in the grand finals of the Asia Property Awards held in Singapore every November, opening up their businesses to new audiences around the region.
The black-tie gala dinner on September 15 at Plaza Athenee Bangkok will begin with a two-hour international cocktail networking reception, followed by a lavish four-course dinner, and the awards ceremony proper. Previous distinguished guests include Bangkok’s Deputy Governor Jumpol Sumpaopol, and former Deputy Prime Minister Suwat Liptapanlop, who attended the 2015 and 2016 events, respectively, as keynote speakers.
A day before the 2017 gala dinner, the organisers will also gather the country’s senior industry leaders to share insights and reflect on the local property market at the PropertyGuru Thailand Real Estate Summit for a full-day networking conference that will feature regional and global experts.
Super early bird tickets and sponsorship opportunities for the Thailand Property Awards 2017 are available. For details, email [email protected] or call 02 204 9555.
More information is available on the official website: AsiaPropertyAwards.com/thailand-property-awards/.