Convenor

Ar. SARLY ADRE SARKUM
Deputy President, Malaysian Institute of Architects (PAM) 2017-2019

Ar. Sarly Adre Sarkum, iDEA’s appointed award convenor, is an architecture futurist, sustainability proponent and design activist. He currently helms the hybrid architectural design firm [SA]2 or Sarly Adre Sarkum Architecture Sdn.Bhd., which combines cutting edge architectural design solutions with extensive researched-based explorative approach to solve challenging integrated design problems.

Ar. Sarly is a seasoned judge and convenor for various local and international property-related awards. He also serves as the Deputy President at Malaysian Institute of Architects (PAM) for the year 2017-2019.

iDEA acknowledges and celebrates the contribution made by local property players in transforming our landscape and building us a place to call home. I'm glad to be part of it.

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A convenor’s role is to lead in the judging activities, convenes meetings, and when necessary, acts as Chairperson when consensus is not achieved. A convenor ensures the judges are well-informed on each award category, takes on the advisor and moderator roles for the whole judging process.

Judges

iDEA 2018’s independent panel of judges includes 6 esteemed property industry experts highly experienced in the disciplines of Building & Landscape Architecture, Engineering, Valuation, Law, Topography and Interior Design.
  • Ar. EZUMI HARZANI BIN ISMAIL

    President, Malaysian Institute of Architects (PAM) 2017-2019

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    • Ar. EZUMI HARZANI BIN ISMAIL

      President, Malaysian Institute of Architects (PAM) 2017-2019

    • Apart from being the current President of Pertubuhan Akitek Malaysia, Ezumi is the Director of Arkitek MAA Sdn Bhd, one of the bigger architectural practice in Kuala Lumpur. In his career with Arkitek MAA, he has completed several hospitals, hotels, government office buildings, and currently working on high-rise residential and MRT projects.

      He is also a board member of Board of Architects Malaysia and appointed as the Advisory Board member of Kuala Lumpur City Hall. Other than his office works, Ezumi also involved in various government working groups and committees, including the Focus Group on Dealing with Construction Permit (FGDCP) set up by PEMUDAH. He graduated with Bachelor of Architecture from USM and Master of Philosophy (Policy Studies) from UTM.
  • ASSOC PROF LAr DR OSMAN
    MOHD TAHIR

    President, Institute of Landscape Architects Malaysia (ILAM) 2017-2019

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    • ASSOC PROF LAr DR OSMAN MOHD TAHIR

      President, Institute of Landscape Architects Malaysia (ILAM) 2017-2019

    • Professor Madya Dr. Osman Mohd Tahir is an Associate Professor in the Department of Landscape Architecture, & Dean for the Faculty of Design and Architecture in Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM). Elected as the President for the Institute of Landscape Architects Malaysia (ILAM) for the year 2014-2019, Dr. Osman also serves as the Chairman for International Federation of Landscape Architects Education and Academic Affair (IFLA EAA) for Asia Pacific region and Vice Chairman Asian Landscape Architecture Society.

      Dr. Osman is no stranger to Landscape Architecture and has been actively involved in this field since 1984. A trained Landscape Architect and a Certified Arborist in International Society of Arboriculture, Dr. Osman has been appointed as part of the expert panel for the Built Environment sector for the Dewan Bahasa and Pustaka (DBP) and landscape expert panel for Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) and is actively involved in developing the Landscape Architects Act and Landscape Development Act for Malaysia.

  • DATO’ Sr. LAU WAI SEANG

    President, Royal Institute of Surveyors ​Malaysia (RISM) 2017-2018​

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    • DATO’ Sr. LAU WAI SEANG

      President, Royal Institute of Surveyors ​Malaysia (RISM) 2017-2018​

    • Dato’ Sr. Lau Wai Seang is the President of Royal Institution of Surveyors Malaysia (RISM) for the year 2017-2018, the Regional President of Asia, Commonwealth Association of Surveying and Land Economy (CASLE), and a seasoned judge of several industry awards.

      She graduated from the University of Technology Malaysia and has an MBA (Real Estate) from the University of Western Sydney, Australia. Dato’ Sr. Lau started her valuation career with the Valuation and Property Services Department (JPPH), Ministry of Finance, Malaysia and held many State Valuation Director posts. Her experience on the real estate realm has progressed to Business Valuation and Intellectual Property Valuation, certified jointly by World Trade Institute (WTI), University of Bern, Switzerland and Malaysian Intellectual Property Corporation (MyIPO).

  • Ir. AHMAD IZDIHAR BIN SUPAAT

    President, Malaysia Green Building Confederation (MGBC) 2016-2018

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    • Ir. AHMAD IZDIHAR BIN SUPAAT

      President, Malaysia Green Building Confederation (MGBC) 2016-2018

    • Ir. Ahmad Izdihar is the President of Malaysia Green Building Confederation for the 2016-2018 term. He is also an invited lecturer, speaker and a registered Green Building Index Facilitator. A registered professional mechanical engineer, Ir. Ahmad has a wealth of more than 20 years’ experience as consultant in the building industry.

      Ir. Ahmad is also the Managing Director of Exergy Malaysia Sdn. Bhd, an Environmentally Sustainable Design Consultancy based in Kuala Lumpur. He holds a B.Sc Mechanical Engineering degree from Polytechnic University, Brooklyn, New York and has had extensive experience in the design of building services with concentration on ACMV system. He is also currently facilitating sustainable designs for various buildings in Malaysia.

  • HO CHIN SOON

    Chairman, Ho Chin Soon Research

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    • HO CHIN SOON

      Chairman, Ho Chin Soon Research

    • Mr. Ho Chin Soon is a map maker, author and a fellow of the Royal Institution of Surveyors, Malaysia. He is a registered valuer with the Board of Valuers, Appraisers & Estate Agents, Malaysia and has a Professional Diploma from the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (UK).

      Mr. Ho is currently the Chairman of Ho Chin Soon Research Sdn. Bhd, a property information company that specializes in land use and ownership maps, 3D Augmented Reality Maps. His company also provides speakers for property launches, aerial photography for property developments and customized real estate reports. He is the Founder of iAuthors Club, an entity registered with the Registrar of Societies, Malaysia.
  • DATO’ SERI MATTHEW YEOH

    Co-Founder, ASEAN Legal Alliance

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    • DATO’ SERI MATTHEW YEOH

      Co-Founder, ASEAN Legal Alliance

    • Dato’ Seri Matthew Yeoh is a co-founder of ASEAN Legal Alliances, a legal network of 10 leading law firms from various countries in ASEAN. It aims to provide legal services working in co-operation among its member firms, with each firm having requisite experience to handle foreign investments within different business cultures and political climate in ASEAN. A Certified International Property Specialist, he is also a member of International Real Estate Federation (FIABCI). In addition to being a member of the Malaysian Business Council in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, Dato’ Seri Matthew is also a legal advisor at the Malaysian and Chamber of Commerce and Industry in China.

      Dato’ Seri Matthew Yeoh's fields of expertise include foreign investment laws, wealth and asset protection, offshore trusts, alternative sources of project funding from retail investors using offshore trusts and custodian services. He is the founding partner of and currently a consultant at Yeoh Mazlina & Partners in Malaysia. He also practices at Aquinas Law Alliance in Singapore.

people’s choice award

The mark of success for a property developer is the recognition it receives from the people it was created for. The People’s Choice Award is a celebration of excellence as defined by the standards set by today’s discerning property buyers and aspired to by every property developer. This award is accorded to 10 developers with the highest number of votes received from members of the public.

Balloting Partner

PwC Malaysia as the balloting partner performs procedures on the balloting and voting processes as well as independently verifies the results.