Thailand Property Awards 2017

Nominations are Open!

TPA-2017-logo-newThe Thailand Property Awards nominations for the Eastern Seaboard’s Best Condominium Development and Best Villa Development are being submitted now until June 30, with the nominated developments submitting entry forms until July 7.

Eastern Seaboard site visits will be conducted from July 24 to August 4, with the Central and Regional panel judges’ final scoring meeting on August 9.

Yes, once again we are quickly approaching the eagerly-awaited annual event that recognizes the residential sector’s leading real estate professionals, property developers, interior designers, and architects.

Chair Suphin Mechuchep Managing Director, Jones Lang LaSalle (Thailand) Limited Mechuchep is managing director of one of Thailand’s largest international property services firms. With her 20 years of experience in real estate and comprehensive market knowledge, she is one of the most respected real estate professionals in the country.

Chair Chair Suphin Mechuchep
Managing Director, Jones Lang LaSalle (Thailand) Limited
Mechuchep is managing director of one of Thailand’s largest international property services firms. With her 20 years of experience in real estate and comprehensive market knowledge, she is one of the most respected real estate professionals in the country.

Along with this year’s Best Villa and Best Condo Developments for the Eastern Seaboard, nominations and entries are also being made in national categories including Best Developer, Best Boutique Developer, Best Commercial Development (Retail), Best Commercial Development (Office), Best Commercial Development (Hotel), Best Residential Architectural Design, Best Residential Interior Design, Best Hotel Interior Design, Best Retail Architectural Design, Best Office Architectural Design, Best Hotel Architectural Design, Best Landscape Architectural Design, Best Green Development, Special Recognition in CSR and Special Recognition in Universal Design (a brand new category this year).

For more than 10 years this event has established itself as the highest symbol of achievement that a company or an individual can receive in Thailand’s residential, commercial, design and hospitality real estate industries.

In order to avoid any concerns of favoritism, the organizers use a panel of independent judges, and the entire judging process is monitored by one of the world’s leading internal auditing firms, BDO Advisory Thailand–official supervisor of the event.

Having said that, you might ask how these awards are decided and what is the process that produces the winners.

The Thailand Property Awards central (Bangkok) and regional panel of judges are comprised of leading Thai professionals, i.e., real estate agents, appraisers, lawyers, architects, etc., who examine and score all nominees.

Dr. Theerathon Tharachai CFO, Project Planning Service Public Company Limited Tharachai, a Ph.D. in Construction Engineering and Project Management, is a lecturer at Chulalongkorn University and Thammasart University, among many others. He is currently with the PPS group, a leading project management and construction management firm in Thailand.

Assistant chair Dr. Theerathon Tharachai
CFO, Project Planning Service Public Company Limited
Tharachai, a Ph.D. in Construction Engineering and Project Management, is a lecturer at Chulalongkorn University and Thammasart University, among many others. He is currently with the PPS group, a leading project management and construction management firm in Thailand.

In the Development Awards category, the central and regional judging panels examine and score each nominee and then submit their initial short-lists of five properties for each category to Paul Ashburn of BDO Advisory.

Judges Clayton Wade Managing Director, Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. Clayton Wade has been in real estate for more than 30 years, with 20 years as managing director of the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. and Premier Land and Development Co., Ltd. He is known throughout the Asia-Pacific region for his writing and public speaking and has appeared on CNBC’s Managing Asia program.

Judges
Clayton Wade
Managing Director, Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd.
Clayton Wade has been in real estate for more than 30 years, with 20 years as managing director of the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. and Premier Land and Development Co., Ltd. He is known throughout the Asia-Pacific region for his writing and public speaking and has appeared on CNBC’s Managing Asia program.

Next, the head judges for the regional panels and their appointed judging teams inspect all nominees in their respective regions.

Eastern Seaboard judges include regional head panel judge and organizer Clayton Wade, honorary judge Pongstorn Sangruchi, Teresa Biesty, a seasoned national panel judge and long-time Eastern Seaboard judge,  and Vera Key, joining us for her third year. There will be at least three to five scoring judges who will make each and every property site visit to complete the process of identifying the best properties in each of the above categories.

The actual on-site judging procedures for will score each property based upon the criteria of design/concept, value for money, sales success and construction.

Some of the 2016 Thailand Property Awards central (Bangkok) and regional panel of judges include:

Actual dates for visiting nominated sites will be determined during July and August and will be announced in a future update from Thailand Property Awards.

Terry Blackburn, Ensign Media managing director and organizer of the Thailand Property Awards, now works under the ownership of the Property Guru Group. He deserves tremendous credit for having produced, in just a few years, Thailand’s cutting-edge residential, commercial and hotel industry property awards venue.

Pongstorn Sangruchi Managing Director, The Monttra Pattaya Sangruchi is the owner-developer of the beachfront condominium, the Golden Sands, and the beachfront housing developments Blue Lagoon and Baan Dhewaran. His Eastern Seaboard residential developments are all five-star projects, including his new venture into the hospitality sector, Monttra luxury boutique hotel.

Pongstorn Sangruchi
Managing Director, The Monttra Pattaya
Sangruchi is the owner-developer of the beachfront condominium, the Golden Sands, and the beachfront housing developments Blue Lagoon and Baan Dhewaran. His Eastern Seaboard residential developments are all five-star projects, including his new venture into the hospitality sector, Monttra luxury boutique hotel.

We are also pleased to announce that the hugely successful sanitary fittings manufacturer Hansgrohe Company, founded by Hans Grohe in 1901, in Schiltach, Germany, is the Platinum sponsor for this year’s Awards event.

Teresa Biesty Managing Director, Access Property Limited Originally from Hong Kong, Biesty graduated from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, with a degree in finance and business administration. In the Hong Kong banking industry she specialized in exchange and treasuries. Moving to Thailand 20 years ago as Colliers Jardines’ director of residential property, she subsequently established Access Property Limited

Teresa Biesty
Managing Director, Access Property Limited
Originally from Hong Kong, Biesty graduated from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, with a degree in finance and business administration. In the Hong Kong banking industry she specialized in exchange and treasuries. Moving to Thailand 20 years ago as Colliers Jardines’ director of residential property, she subsequently established Access Property Limited

The Thailand Property Awards is the industry’s ‘Big Night Out,’ so be sure to join us as we celebrate the very best that Thailand’s property and real estate sector has to offer.

Vera Key Sales and Marketing Director, Siam Properties Key has more than 15 years of real estate experience in Europe, USA and Asia. She started her career in property investment, management and sales at a New York City bank where she specialized in mortgages. Key speaks 6 languages, is a member of the National Association of Realtors (NAR) in America and is a registered Certified International Property Specialist.

Vera Key
Sales and Marketing Director, Siam Properties
Key has more than 15 years of real estate experience in Europe, USA and Asia. She started her career in property investment, management and sales at a New York City bank where she specialized in mortgages. Key speaks 6 languages, is a member of the National Association of Realtors (NAR) in America and is a registered Certified International Property Specialist.

Winners will be announced at the Thailand Property Awards Gala Dinner and awards presentation ceremony–the Oscars of Thailand’s property and real estate industry–at the Plaza Athenee Bangkok, Sept. 15, 2017.

All tickets are inclusive of cocktail networking reception, four-course dinner, wine, beer and soft drinks throughout the evening.

To book your Thailand Property Awards 2017 Gala Dinner and awards presentation ceremony tickets you may email info@asiapropertyawards.com or go to http://www.asiapropertyawards.com  (Click: Gala Dinner Thailand.)

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