The 2016 People’s Choice Awards opens for nominations


The 2016 People’s Choice Awards opens for nominations

Kuala Lumpur, 19 May – Malaysia, the country’s No.1 property portal operating under the REA Group, today announced that nominations are now open for the 2016 People’s Choice Awards.

Shedding more information on the People’s Choice Awards, iProperty Group’s Chief Executive Officer, Georg Chmiel said, “2016 marks the third year of the awards. The People’s Choice Awards is the only consumer selected awards that recognise and honours the best developers and developments in the country. It’s the highest accolade to be awarded and we are excited to honour the best once again,”

He added that the awards, dubbed the Oscars of the industry, provides property buyers and investors, who are ultimately the people that purchase these developments, the opportunity to recognise developers for their distinguished developments.

“Just like the years before, the People’s Choice Awards celebrates the passion, excellence and commitment that developers have in developing developments that meet the needs of property buyers and investors. Without them, the skylines of Malaysia will be empty and we won’t have developments that we are proud of. As such, we are encouraging all developers to take an interest and submit their nominations,” urged Chmiel.

He added that the nominations for the 2016 People’s Choice Awards are open to all developers in Malaysia from now until 15th July 2016. After which, a panel of high-calibre and distinguished industry experts will come together to review and shortlist the entries for each of the 16 categories. Once the entries have been shortlisted, consumers will then be invited to cast their vote online.

The award categories for the 2016 People’s Choice Awards are as follows:


  1. Developer of the Year
  2. Best Emerging Developer
  3. Best International Developer


  1. Best Residential Landed Development
  2. Best Residential High-Rise Development
  3. Best Luxury Landed Development
  4. Best Luxury High-Rise Development
  5. Best Northern Development
  6. Best Southern Development
  7. Best East Malaysia Development
  8. Best Township Development
  9. Best Mixed Development
  10. Best Waterfront Development
  11. Best Commercial Development
  12. Best Green Development
  13. Best Value Development

The judging panel, comprising of industry leaders, will include Chris Tan, Founder/Managing Partner of Chur Associates, Ar. Chris Yap Seng Chye, President of Malaysian Institute of Interior Designers (MIID), Daniel Ho, Group Managing Director of IQI Holdings Sdn Bhd, Dr James Tee, Author, Malaysian Real Estate Industry, Ir Kok Yen Kwan, Board Member of Malaysian Green Building Confederation, Ar. Mohd Zulhemlee An, President of PAM,  Norliza Hashim, Managing Director of AJM Planning and Urban Design Group Sdn Bhd, Ar. Sarly Adre Sarkum, President of Malaysia Green Building Confederation and also Chmiel.

“This year, winners of the 2016 People’s Choice Awards, announced on November 10, will proceed to compete developments from Indonesia, Hong Kong, Thailand, Singapore, Australia and other countries on a global arena at the inaugural iProperty Asia Pacific Awards, which will be held in Singapore in December. They will then contend with developers and developments from Hong Kong, Indonesia, Thailand and Australia,” added Chmiel.

He explained that last year, the People’s Choice Awards receive more than 100 submissions and after scrutinizing through the entries, only 84 were shortlisted in the 15 categories set.

“Last year, we had more than 20,000 Malaysians cast their vote for their preferred developer and development in the 15 categories set and developers were given the highest recognition at a gala dinner. This year, we are expecting even better results. As such, we are encouraging all developers to submit their nominations,” concluded Chmiel.

Nomination forms, award criteria, and more information about past winners can be found

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