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iProperty Development Excellence Awards 2017 honors the best of innovative game changers in the property industry


iProperty Development Excellence Awards 2017 honors the best of innovative game changers in the property industry

November 16, KUALA Malaysia, today honoured 14 of the most outstanding developments in Malaysia at the iProperty Development Excellence Awards (iDEA) 2017. Close to 700 guests attended the award that is designed for innovators within the property industry that are redefining landscapes, skyscapes & cityscapes across Malaysia.

This year at iDEA, hundreds of developments across Malaysia were evaluated and only those that met the criteria identified were invited to be judged by an acclaimed panel of advisors comprising some esteemed industry players. They include Dr. James Tee, Managing Director & CEO of Medini Iskandar Malaysia Sdn Bhd; AR Ezumi, Director of Arkitek MAA Sdn Bhd; AR Sarly Adre Sarkum, Managing Director of Sarly Andre Sarkum Architecture Sdn Bhd and Datuk Tan Pei Ing, Founder and principal of PI architect.

Unlike other awards which tend to be closed-door affairs, iDEA is unique as it has a special category for members of the public to have a say by voting for their favourite developments in the People’s Choice category. The voting process which was carried out online between 16th to 30th October 2017 attracted thousands of voters, who voted for the development, they deemed to be the best. All results from the consumer voting category and the other 14 categories were tabulated and audited by global accounting firm, PwC.

Panel of judges – (L-R) Dr Foo Chee Hung – Head of Consultancy & Technical Opinion Unit of CREAM; Adrian Wee – Founder of ID King; AR Alice Leong Pek Lian – Honorary Secretary PAM; IR Kok Yen-Kwan – CHAIR of GET Committee (TEEAM); Haresh Khoobchandani, CEO, Singapore and Malaysia, REA Group – Asia; Matthew Gaal – Director of Development South East Asia of Woods Bagot; Matthias Loui – Executive Director of Knight Frank; Danial Ho – Group Managing Director of QI Holdings Bhd)

In his welcome remark, Haresh Khoobchandani, CEO, Singapore and Malaysia, REA Group – Asia, said that iDEA aims to recognize and celebrate organisations that have changed the way Malaysia experiences property.

He added, “iDEA is also about developments that make these good organisations, great. We want to honor the best developments that thousands of people in Malaysia call home and provide a platform to recognize and celebrate ideas and innovation within the property industry”.

Welcome remark by Haresh

Sime Darby Brunsfield was the big winner with ‘Development of the Year” award for its premier project, Senada Residence @ Alya Kuala Lumpur.  The other big winner was Mah Sing Group who received the Progressive Developer award for its developments across Malaysia.

(L-R) Dato’ Wan Hashini Albakri, Chief Transformation Officer of Sime Darby Property; Sean Liew, Developer Sales of Malaysia; Haresh; Tan Sri Dato’ Dr. Ir. Gan Thian Leong Executive Chairman of Brunsfield International Group

Other winners include Tropicana Corporation Berhad (Best Residential Landed Development – Ridgefield Residences, Tropicana Heights), Gamuda Land (Best Waterfront Development –  TwentyFive.7) Ideal Property Group bagged the Best Northern Development for its project – Imperial Residences and Gamuda Land picked up the Best Southern Development for Horizon Hills. Albury 2 by UM Land was awarded Best Affordable Housing Project.

The complete list of winners:

• Best Residential Landed Development 
Ridgefield Residences, Tropicana Heights – Tropicana Corporation Berhad

• Best Residential High Rise Development
Senada Residences @ Alya Kuala Lumpur – Sime Darby Brunsfield

• Best Luxury Landed Development 
Senibong Cove – Walker Corporation

• Best Luxury High Rise Development 
Senada Residences @ Alya Kuala Lumpur – Sime Darby Brunsfield

• Best Northern Development 
Imperial Residences – Ideal Property Group

• Best Southern Development 
Horizon Hills – Gamuda Land

• Best Township Development 
Tropicana Aman – Tropicana Corporation Berhad

• Best International Development 
Sakura Residence – Daiwa Sunway Development Sdn. Bhd.

• Best Mixed Development 
Tropicana Metropark – Tropicana Corporation Berhad

• Best Waterfront Development 
TwentyFive.7 – Gamuda Land

• Best Value Development 
Imperial Residences – Ideal Property Group

• Best Commercial Development 
Rencana Royale – CK East Development Sdn. Bhd.

• Best Affordable Housing Project 
Albury 2 – UM Land

• Development of the Year
Senada Residences @ Alya Kuala Lumpur – Sime Darby Brunsfield

• People’s Choice Award
– Mah Sing Group Berhad
– Gamuda Land
– Tropicana Corporation Berhad
– Sime Darby Brunsfield
– UEM Sunrise Berhad

Special Awards
1. Innovative Leader of the Year – Wong Kuen Kong
2. The Progressive Developer Award – Mah Sing Group Berhad
3. Ingenious Design Award – Sky20 by KSCH Property Sdn. Bhd.

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