Search Articles

Find tips, tools and how-to guides on every aspect of property

iProperty Development Excellence Awards 2019 honours the stars of real estate


The prestigious annual awards once again recognises the outstanding achievements in real estate. once again raised the spotlight to honour the most accomplished developers in the property industry at the iProperty Development Excellence Awards (iDEA) 2019 on 9 October 2019. Held for the third year, the prestigious annual awards, celebrates the ‘best of the best’ in the property industry, acknowledging outstanding developments in categories such as architecture, quality excellence and design.

It was a night filled with glitz and glamour at the high-gala presentation of iDEA 2019 with over 450 individuals from the property and real estate sector packing in the grand ballroom at the St. Regis Hotel Kuala Lumpur for this year’s award ceremony.  Organised by Malaysia’s No. 1 property site –, the consumer brand for REA Group Asia in Malaysia, iDEA 2019 saw 36 winners being awarded for their achievements in real estate.

“Every year, the iProperty Development Excellence Awards, pays tribute to the best property developer and developments that provide Malaysians with places to call home. As Malaysia’s number 1 property site,, we are very proud to provide a platform to recognise and celebrate the success of our customers and these outstanding developments,” said David Mawer, General Manager of Malaysia Sdn Bhd (pictured below).

Tonight, we pay tribute to developers and developments by recognising their contribution and excellence in property development. As such, we hope that iDEA 2019 is able to inspire the property market and bring light to the fascinating developments that are highlighted this evening.”

This year’s awards were once again judged by an independent panel of 9 property industry experts from esteemed organisations such as the Royal Institute of Surveyors Malaysia (RISM), Malaysian Institute of Architects (PAM), Institute of Landscape Architects Malaysia (ILAM) and Malaysian Institute of Planners (MIP). The award categories included both completed as well as future developments.

To ensure credibility and fairness, 16 of this year’s awards were judged by the panel of experts. 10 best property developers were entered into the coveted People’s Choice Award based on the highest number of votes cast by members of the public.

All iDEA 2019 finalists also qualified for the Best Developer – People’s Choice Award category. PwC Malaysia, the awards official balloting partner, performed the procedures on the balloting and voting processes as well as independently verifying the results.

As the prestigious awards ceremony, sponsored by Kansai Paint, official paint for iProperty Development Excellence 2019, guests were treated to an elaborate Chinese fine-dining dinner service with lively musical performances by local singer-songwriter Dasha Logan who entertained the audience with her rendition of contemporary hits.  The relaxed atmosphere no doubt put each guest at ease before the big awards were officially announced and awarded to the winners.

On this night, TA Global Berhad emerged as the biggest winner of the night as they walked away with 4 awards including Development of the Year (Future Projects) for their flagship project, Damansara Avenue.

(L-R) David Mawer; Kimmy Khoo Poh Kim, Executive Director, TA Global Berhad; Lee Yen Foong, General Manager, Property Development & Asset Management, TA Global Berhad; Woo Wai Onn, Director, Alpha Astral Realty Sdn. Bhd.; Kenny Woo, Director, Alpha Astral Realty Sdn. Bhd.; and Sean Liew.

For the Completed Projects category for Development of the Year, the award was presented to Molek Regency by Alpha Astral Realty Sdn. Bhd.

The other notable winners on this evening included Mah Sing Group Berhad, which clinched the Best Residential Landed Development title for the M Aruna project, and the Visionary Developer Award as well as LBS Bina Group Berhad, which picked up the Best Township Development (below 500 acres) for the LBS Alam Perdana project.

Ever evolving, iDEA 2019 also introduced 3 new categories – Best Landscape Architecture Development, Best Office Development and Best International Development – this year. Won by CK East Group for One East, Damansara; IOI Properties Group Berhad for Stellar Suites and Fajarbaru Builder Group Bhd for Paragon @ Melbourne respectively, these new categories reflect a unique demand in the Malaysian property landscape.

(L-R) Jason Tie, Chief Sales and Marketing Officer, IOI Properties Group Berhad and Ir. David Lai Kong Phooi, President, The Institution of Engineers (IEM).

Also, to recognise the achievements of local developers and professionals for their contribution to real estate and developments, several Special Recognition awards were also presented on this evening. This included:

Visionary Developer Award –  Mah Sing Group Berhad

(L-R) David Mawer; Datuk Ho Hon Sang, Chief Executive Officer, Mah Sing Group Berhad; and Sean Liew.

Innovative Leader of the Year – Tan Sri Dato’ Sri Lim Hock San, Group Managing Director LBS Bina Group Berhad & MGB Berhad.

(L-R) David Mawer; Tan Sri Dato’ Sri Lim Hock San, Group Managing Director, LBS Bina Group Berhad; and Sean Liew.

Consumer Game Changer Award- Sime Darby Property Berhad

(L-R) David Mawer, General Manager, Malaysia; Marie Leong; Tee Ee Lynn; Gerard Yuen, Chief Marketing and Sales Officer, Sime Darby Property Berhad; and Sean Liew, General Manager of Agent & Developer Business, Malaysia.

Community Builder Award- Matrix Concepts Holdings Berhad

(L-R) David Mawer; Ho Kong Soon, Group Managing Director, Matrix Concepts Holdings Berhad and Sean Liew.

As the event drew to a close and with winners celebrating their awards, iDEA 2019 was once more able to pay tribute to the dynamic, creative and passionate professionals that have created such a profound impact in the lives of thousands of property buyers and investors.

Along with the winning developments as well as the high calibre of entries received for the awards this year, iDEA 2019 proves without a shadow of a doubt that the level of excellence in the Malaysian real estate industry continues to rise to new heights.

The following are the winners of the iProperty Development Excellence Awards (iDEA) 2019:


Development of the Year – Molek Regency by Alpha Astral Realty Sdn. Bhd.

Best Residential High-Rise Development – Molek Regency by Alpha Astral Realty Sdn. Bhd.

Best Luxury High-Rise Development – Wave@Marina Cove by Adawan Development Sdn. Bhd.

Best Affordable Development – Bandar Baru Setia Awan Perdana (Phase 1) by Setia Awan Group

Best Waterfront Development – 18 East, Andaman at Quayside by Easter & Oriental Berhad

Best Industrial Development – Frontier Industrial Park by WB Land Sdn. Bhd.


Development of the Year – Damansara Avenue by TA Global Berhad

Best Landscape Architecture Development – One East, Damansara by CK East Group

Best Office Development – Stellar Suites by IOI Properties Group Berhad

Best International Development – Paragon @ Melbourne by Fajarbaru Builder Group Bhd.

Best Residential Landed Development – M Aruna by Mah Sing Group Berhad

Best Luxury Landed Development – Residensi Millenia by GCI Precept Asia Group

Best Residential High-Rise Development – Novum by Eupe Corporation Berhad

Best Luxury High-Rise Development – A Suites @ Damansara Avenue by TA Global Berhad

Best Southern Development – Danga Sutera by Iskandar Waterfront City Berhad

Best Northern Development – Penang International Exchange (PIX) by Ideal Property Group

Best Mixed Development – Damansara Avenue by TA Global Berhad

Best Transit-Oriented Development – Damansara Avenue by TA Global Berhad

Best Affordable Development – Core SoHo Suites by KIP Group

Best Township Development (below 500 acres) – LBS Alam Perdana by LBS Bina Group Berhad

Best Township Development (above 500 acres) – Bandar Sri Sendayan by Matrix Concepts Holdings Berhad

Best Waterfront Development – Jesselton Quay by SBC Corporation Berhad


1. Eastern & Oriental Berhad

2. Glomac Berhad

3. Ideal Property Group

4. IOI Properties Group Berhad

5. LBS Bina Group Berhad

6. Mah Sing Group Berhad

7. Malaysia Land Properties Sdn. Bhd.

8. Matrix Concepts Holdings Berhad

9. Platinum Victory

10. UEM Sunrise Berhad

For more information on iDEA 2019, and the complete list of winners and finalists please visit

Disclaimer: The information is provided for general information only. Malaysia Sdn Bhd makes no representations or warranties in relation to the information, including but not limited to any representation or warranty as to the fitness for any particular purpose of the information to the fullest extent permitted by law. While every effort has been made to ensure that the information provided in this article is accurate, reliable, and complete as of the time of writing, the information provided in this article should not be relied upon to make any financial, investment, real estate or legal decisions. Additionally, the information should not substitute advice from a trained professional who can take into account your personal facts and circumstances, and we accept no liability if you use the information to form decisions.

More Articles