Judges

A panel of 5 judges will judge the submissions based on a set of judging criteria.
  • Ahyat Ishak

    Founder of the Strategic Property Investor Program

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    • Ahyat Ishak

      Founder of the Strategic Property Investor Program

    • Ahyat Ishak is the founder of the Strategic Property Investor program, which has helped many Malaysians create immense and sustainable wealth through property investment. Through his experience and learning from many successful property millionaires, he has discovered the REAL Wealth Formula™ and has also trademarked his Strategic Property Investor Model™.

      Ahyat Ishak is an international speaker, active in the property investment speaking circuit, having spoken in the largest property events in the region. His articles and opinions are regularly published in newspapers, magazines, blogs, and news portals. He also regularly appears on TV and radio, sharing his ideas and comments on the Malaysian property market.

      Academically, Ahyat Ishak has an IT Degree and MBA with the University of Southern Queensland (USQ), Australia, specializing in Strategic Marketing. He also holds the CPT or Certified Professional Trainers with IPMA, UK. Professionally, he is an entrepreneur and is the executive director of his family’s group of companies.
  • Charles Tan

    Founder cum Executive Editor of kopiandproperty.com

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    • Charles Tan

      Founder cum Executive Editor of kopiandproperty.com

    • Charles believes everyone should invest in property and writes from the perspective of a working professional. He has spoken for many property events and his articles and views have appeared in many national newspapers and prominent property magazines. He has also appeared in a TV show for property investment where he shared about “Why property investment is a must for all”.

      Academically, Charles graduated with a Degree in Business Administration from Bristol Business School, UWE UK in 1998 and later on an MBA from UUM, Malaysia. Additionally, he is an active Toastmaster and has achieved the Distinguished Toastmaster Award (DTM).

      Professionally, Charles is the Chief Operating Officer of an asset auction company; MNP Auctioneers (Central) Sdn. Bhd.
  • Leon Kong

    General Manager, Malaysia – Agent Business

  • Ishmael Ho

    Chief Executive Officer of Ho Chin Soon Research

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    • Ishmael Ho

      Chief Executive Officer of Ho Chin Soon Research

    • Ishmael Ho attained his LLB from the UK. Backed by his legal background, he entered the property industry from the legal angle. His widening involvement in the property industry includes joining Cushman & Wakefield Malaysia and Sunrise Berhad before joining Ho Chin Soon Research, a property information company that specialises in land use and ownership maps. He is currently the company’s CEO. He has expanded the company’s presence with branch openings in Iskandar Malaysia and Penang.

      Ishmael Ho occasionally writes articles on real estate matters. An international speaker for events such as TheEdge Forum, ASLI (Asian Strategy & Leadership Institute), property expos, Chinese chamber of commerce and occasionally an invited speaker for developer’s private property launch.

      Ishmael Ho is also the author of 4 books on real estate. The first being “High Speed Rail. Kuala Lumpur to Singapore” followed by “Real estate investors true stories” and “Location, Timing and Branding 2.0”. The latest publication being “Kunming - Iskandar - Jakarta”. Each publication has 10,000 copies printed and sold.
  • Sr Fakru Radzi

    Chief Executive Officer of PKNS Real Estate Sdn. Bhd.

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    • Sr Fakru Radzi

      Chief Executive Officer of PKNS Real Estate Sdn. Bhd.

    • A seasoned real estate person graduated from Liverpool John Moores University, UK and a member of a Royal Institute of Surveyor Malaysia (RISM), Surveyor Fakru Radzi has a solid 19 years of experience in the real estate industry in various organization. He has completed transactions worth almost RM 4 Billion over the years. This MARA alumni made tremendous breakthrough during his 9 years of consulting most years with Colliers International.

      He was a consultant with Colliers International and after concluding over RM1 billion worth of property transactions during his 5 years in Amanah Raya as Head of Investment and responsible for the acquisition of 15 properties by the AmanahRaya REIT (among others) that is worth RM6.5 billion, he was headhunted to join CIMB Investment Banking’s pioneer Real Estate specialist team. After a short stint in CIMB IB, he was invited by PKNS to establish the Asset Management Department responsible for all strategic planning of management and investment in real estate under PKNS Group. The department now has become a commercial entity called PKNS Real Estate Sdn Bhd (PREC). He is the first appointed CEO of the company, managing asset portfolios with the size of close to RM 800 million.

      Over the years of involvement in real estate industry, he has exposure to property market in London, People Republic of China, Singapore, Indonesia, Saudi Arabia and Qatar which he has under due diligence for projects been proposed. He shares his knowledge and wisdom in speaking engagements via roadshows, conferences and property summit organized by Malaysian REIT Managers Association, PEPS, ASLI and FIABCI. In years to come the portfolio of PREC to grow to RM2 billion from active investment by the company.

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