KUALA LUMPUR, 29 Nov 2022 — PropertyGuru Group (NYSE: PGRU), Southeast Asia’s leading PropTech company, today unveiled the winners of the 9th PropertyGuru Asia Awards Malaysia in partnership with iProperty.com.my, supported by Kohler and Desjoyaux Pools.
The gala celebration, held at The Majestic Hotel Kuala Lumpur, the official venue of the Awards, presented the nation’s finest developers and projects across 55 titles, as chosen by the country’s most trusted property advisors and the public.
Mah Sing Group Berhad won Developer of the Year, the highest honour of 2022. The company also won titles for Best Affordable Homes Developer and Best Developer (Central Malaysia), in addition to Special Recognitions for CSR and in ESG and Sustainable Design and Construction.
Hailed the Best Developer (Southern Malaysia), Matrix Concepts Holdings Berhad also won three Special Recognitions as well as two titles for Bandar Sri Sendayan: Best Mega Township Development and Township Development of the Year. Clover @ Resort Residence, a new residential project by the company, won Best Lifestyle Landed Development.
Other winners in the Developer categories were GuocoLand (Malaysia) Berhad, named Best Lifestyle Developer and honoured for the project Emerald 9; KCC Realty (Best Commercial Developer), also honoured for the project RiverCity Sky Residence; and CPI Land (Best Boutique Developer).
KL Wellness City Sdn Bhd received the title of Consumer Game Changer while SkyWorld Development Bhd was honoured as Visionary Developer.
Sime Darby Property was another big winner at the celebration. The company garnered wins for multiple projects, namely East57, KL East, which won two titles that include Landed Development of the Year; Lot 15, Subang Jaya City Centre (SJCC); The Residences III at The Glades, Putra Heights; The Serenade at The Glades, Putra Heights; and XME Business Park, Nilai Impian.
An independent panel of trusted leaders and experts provided their unbiased perspectives of the competitors during the Live Judging Days in July 2022. The panel of judges consist of Dato’ Sr. Lau Wai Seang, chairperson of the Awards in Malaysia and president of the Royal Institution of Surveyors Malaysia (RISM): 2017-2018; Chris Tia, vice-chairperson of the Awards in Malaysia and principal and managing partner of Tia & Noordin; Blaine Robert, CEO and creative director, Blaine Robert Design; Christophe Vicic, chief growth officer, JLL Property Services (M) Sdn Bhd; Dr. Daniele Gambero, president, Malaysia Proptech Association (MPA); Ho Chin Soon, chairman, Ho Chin Soon Research; Sr Engad Ravana, principal, ER Consult; Datuk Ar. Ezumi Harzani Ismail, president, Malaysian Institute of Architects: 2020-2022; Sr Low Han Hoe, senior manager, Investment & Agency, Nawawi Tie Leung Real Estate Consultants Sdn Bhd; Sr Michael Kong Kok Kee, president, Association of Valuers, Property Managers, Estate Agents and Property Consultants in the Private Sector Malaysia (PEPS); Ar. Mustapha Kamal Zulkarnain, founder and principal, Arkitek Mustapha Kamal; Datin TPr. Hjh Noraida Saludin, president, Malaysian Institute of Planners (MIP); Ir. Ong Ching Loon, immediate past president, The Institution of Engineers Malaysia (IEM):2022-2024; Ar Dr Serina Hijjas, vice president, Malaysia Green Building Confederation (MGBC); Assoc. Prof. LAr. Dr. Suhardi Maulan, president, Institute of Landscape Architects Malaysia (ILAM); Tan Hui Yin, partner, Tan Chap & Associates; and Ir. Dr. Zulhkiple A Bakar, managing director, Perunding ZAB Sdn Bhd.
John Ler and Kelvin Chew, international contact partner and managing partner of HLB Ler Lum Chew – HLB Malaysia, respectively, led the third-party team of supervisors who made the selection process as fair, credible and transparent as possible.
Property seekers in Malaysia also had the opportunity to select the 10 finest developers in the country. The People’s Choice Awards, decided by the public, went to CPI Land; GuocoLand (Malaysia) Berhad; Mah Sing Group Berhad; Matrix Concepts Holdings Berhad; Sime Darby Property; Sunrise MCL Land Sdn Bhd; Sunway Iskandar Sdn Bhd; Tropicana Corporation Berhad; UDA Holdings Berhad; and WCT Land Sdn Bhd. Results of the People’s Choice Awards were independently verified by PwC Malaysia.
The editorial team of Property Report by PropertyGuru, the official magazine of the Awards, continued their annual tradition of choosing the recipient of the Malaysia Real Estate Personality of the Year award. This year, the prestigious title was awarded to Tan Sri (Sir) Francis Yeoh Sock Ping PSM, KBE, executive chairman of YTL Corporation Berhad.
The combined efforts of Malaysia’s leading property marketplaces, PropertyGuru.com.my and iProperty.com.my, made the 2022 gala celebration possible. Hari V. Krishnan, CEO and managing director of PropertyGuru Group, said: “Congratulations to the winners of our Awards in Malaysia. We’re glad to have seen two strong brands, PropertyGuru Malaysia and iProperty.com.my, come together and set a single benchmark of excellence in real estate development and design. The union of Malaysia’s leading property marketplaces has truly given us an opportunity to create what’s next in serving the nation’s property seekers better.”
Major winners from Malaysia now qualify to vie for the Best in Asia honours at the 17th PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards Grand Final, which will be hosted in Bangkok on 9 December. The 2022 PropertyGuru Asia Real Estate Summit, the thought leadership platform of PropertyGuru Group, will take place on 8 December.
The 9th PropertyGuru Asia Awards Malaysia in partnership with iProperty.com.my is supported by gold sponsor Kohler; silver sponsor Desjoyaux Pools; official portal partners PropertyGuru.com.my and iProperty.com.my; official venue The Majestic Hotel Kuala Lumpur; official channel partner History; official magazine Property Report by PropertyGuru; official PR partner Klareco Communications; media partners Kopiandproperty.com, Luxuo, Penang Property Talk, Palace, The Grid, Top 10 of Malaysia, and Yacht Style; official ESG partner Baan Dek Foundation; People’s Choice Awards official voting partner PwC Malaysia; and official supervisor HLB.