The Thailand Property Awards 2014 judge’s site visits for the scoring for Best Condominium, Villa and Commercial Developments throughout the Kingdom of Thailand are well under way and the judges will be making their site visits to score the Best Condominium, Villa and Commercial Developments Awards from the short list winners in Bangkok, Eastern Seaboard, Hua Hin, Khaow Yai, Koh Samui, Chiang Mai and Phuket.
The central panel (Bangkok) and regional judges are also in the process of scoring the 2014 Non-Development Awards which will include Best Developer, Best Boutique Developer, Best Residential Architectural Design, Best Villa Architectural Design, Best Villa Interior Design, Best Commercial Architectural Design, Best Landscape Architectural Design, Best Hotel Architectural Design, Best Residential Interior Design, and…finally, the Real Estate Personality of the Year!
A major change this year is elimination of the real estate agency, management, and consultancy awards.
The various regional development awards throughout Thailand include Best Luxury Condo Development (Bangkok), Best Affordable Condo Development (Bangkok), Best Condo Development (Phuket), Best Condo Development (Eastern Seaboard), Best Housing Development (Bangkok), Best Villa Development (Phuket), Best Villa Development (Eastern Seaboard), Best Residential Development (Koh Samui), Best Residential Development (Hua Hin), Best Residential Development (Chiang Mai), Best Residential Development (Khao Yai) and Best Commercial Development Thailand.
All winners will be announced at the gala dinner and awards ceremony recognized as the Oscars of Thailand’s property and real estate industry on Thursday, September 11, at the Conrad Bangkok Hotel.
Of course, these awards are highly regarded, and the last eight such yearly events have established them as the highest symbol of achievement that a company or an individual can receive in Thailand’s residential and commercial real estate industry.
The votes are coming in and all leading real estate agents, property developers, interior designers and architects throughout Thailand’s housing, condominium and commercial property sectors are waiting to learn who will be this year’s winners.
Having said that, on everyone’s mind is just how these awards are decided, what exactly is the process that produces them and, most importantly, just who are this year’s Eastern Seaboard short list winners?
This year’s Eastern Seaboard judging team is comprised of five members, including Somnuek Tanthathoedtham, Pongstorn Sangruchi, Sunantapat Chalermpanth, Mark Bowling and me. As head regional judge, I oversee and organize the team which is in the process of visiting and scoring each villa, condominium and commercial development in the region.
As far as the process that produces the awards is concerned, once the Eastern Seaboard judges team has made the condominium, villa and commercial development site inspections and scored our regional entries their scores are delivered to Paul Ashburn of BDO Richfield Advisory Limited, one of Thailand’s largest accounting and advisory firms, for safekeeping. The winners will not be announced until the Thailand Property Award’s gala dinner.
The seven Eastern Seaboard properties being judged for Best Condominium are (in alphabetical order): Amari Residences, Centara Avenue Residence & Suites, CETUS Beachfront Pattaya, The Riviera Wongamat Beach, The Palm Wongamat Beach, Water’s Edge, and the Waterfront Suites & Residence.
As you can see we have some impressive developments on that list, and the scoring for the winner is sure to be extremely close.
The judge’s calculation of scores for the Eastern Seaboard’s Best Villa category is also sure to be close with the following six Villa properties having made it to the judges’ short list (in alphabetical order): Amaya Hill, Huay Yai Villas, Nusa Chivani Pattaya, Siam Royal View Pattaya, Silk Road Place and The Vineyard Phase III.
Something relatively new this year for the Eastern Seaboard’s judging team is the nomination and entry of the Silverlake Vineyards & Winery as a contender for Thailand’s Best Commercial Development, Best Commercial Development Architectural Design and Best Landscaping Design.
Silverlake Vineyards & Winery will be competing with some Bangkok heavy weights, but let us not forget that last year, the Eastern Seaboard’s very first commercial property entry, Pattaya’s own Mimosa entertainment attraction and shopping mall, won the Best Commercial Property Highly Commended Award.
Looking back once again, last year’s Gala event got off to a memorable start with the Eastern Seaboard’s Best Luxury Condo Development of the Year Award having been presented to the Nova Group’s The Palm at Wongamat Bay, and the Eastern Seaboard’s Best Villa Development Award went to the very successful Silk Road Place.
As you can see, the Thailand Property Awards is truly a spectacular event and Terry Blackburn, Ensign Media managing director and organizer of the Thailand Property Awards, deserves a tremendous amount of credit for having produced, in just a few years, Thailand’s cutting edge residential and commercial property awards venue.
For all who appreciate and enjoy the real estate business, the Thailand Property Awards is our industry’s ‘Big Night Out,’ so be sure to join us while we celebrate the very best that Thailand’s property and real estate sector has to offer.
All winners will be announced at the gala dinner and awards ceremony on Thursday, September 11, at the Conrad Bangkok Hotel. Tickets are inclusive of networking reception, four-course dinner, wine, beer and all soft drinks throughout the evening. Email: [email protected]