The 15th edition of the PropertyGuru Thailand Property Awards was celebrated on Wednesday, 18 November, during a glamorous ceremony at The Athenee Hotel, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Bangkok.
The Awards honoured the kingdom’s most outstanding property developers, developments, and designs across 44 categories. Representatives of approximately 30 shortlisted companies safely gathered at the highly anticipated gala dinner and awards program.
Origin Property Public Company Limited gained four awards, including the prestigious Best Developer title and the Best Luxury Condo Development (Bangkok) award for Park Origin Phayathai.
Habitat Group was named Best Boutique Developer, one of seven wins on the evening. Trophies were earned for Best Low Rise High-End Condo Development (Bangkok), Best Condo Architectural Design, and Best Condo Interior Design for the residential project Walden Thonglor 8.
The gala event and awards ceremony proved to be a triumphant night for companies that excel in residential project development. The “best of Thailand” prizes – Best Condo Development (Thailand) and Best Housing Development (Thailand) – went to two Hua Hin projects, respectively: InterContinental Residences Hua Hin by Proud Real Estate Public Company Limited and Falcon Hill by Falcon Hill Development Limited.
Some of the finest villas, housing projects, condominiums, and residential developments in Phuket, Samui, Khao Yai, and the Eastern Seaboard, among other areas outside Greater Bangkok, also received accolades. The title of Best Breakthrough Developer, which had never been presented before in the 15-year history of the awards, went to Real Estate Engineering Samui Co., Ltd.
A total of 37 projects across a wide range of price segments were laurelled at the 2020 PropertyGuru Thailand Property Awards. Rhythm Charoenkrung Pavillion by AP Thailand was named Best High-Rise High-End Condo Development (Bangkok), while the prize of Best Affordable Condo Development (Bangkok) was awarded to Lumpini Place Rama 3 – Riverine by L.P.N Development PCL. The title of Best Sustainable Developer was also awarded for the first time to L.P.N. Development PCL.
Dr. Prateep Tangmatitham, the distinguished Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Supalai Public Company, took the stage to receive the 2020 Thailand Real Estate Personality of the Year trophy. The award chosen by the editors of PropertyGuru Property Report Magazine recognised Dr. Prateep Tangmatitham for more than four decades of contributions to the Thai property sector.
Since founding Supalai Public Company Limited in 1989, Dr. Prateep Tangmatitham has been at the forefront of innovations in residential products, addressing the needs of home seekers of all ages in Bangkok and provincial areas as well as overseas markets across Asia Pacific.
Hari V. Krishnan, CEO of PropertyGuru Group, said: “It fills us with pride that the PropertyGuru Thailand Property Awards have remained the most sought-after distinctions in the Thai real estate sector for 15 years – driving hundreds of nominations and entries annually. The fine recipients of these awards and citations tonight demonstrate the richness of property development, construction, architecture, and interior design in the kingdom, with its wide array of residential developments ranging from luxurious, centrally located condominiums to idyllic seaside villas and exclusive detached homes. We are delighted to be part of each developer’s ascent to industry excellence on the auspicious occasion of the 15th anniversary of the PropertyGuru Thailand Property Awards. Congratulations to all the winners and highly commended awardees.”
Marking his 12th year as head judge in Hua Hin, Russ Downing had this to say on the evening’s festivities: “Always exciting to witness, it was kudos well deserved for two Hua Hin winners in the big category “Best of Thailand.” InterContinental Residences Hua Hin by Proud Real Estate Public Company won for Best Condo Development (Thailand) as well as Best Luxury Condo Development (Hua Hin), Best Condo Landscape Architectural Design (Thailand), and Best Branded Residence (Thailand). Falcon Hill by Falcon Hill Development Limited received glory winning Best Housing Development (Thailand) and Best Residential Development (Hua Hin). These awards follow on Falcon’s win’s in 2017 & 2018.”
The independent panel of judges consists of Suphin Mechuchep, Awards Chairperson and Managing Director, JLL Thailand; Arunee Thiemhong, President, Thai Real Estate Sales and Marketing Association; Chaivut Saengaram, Ph.D., Chief Operating Officer, Chuchawal – Royal Haskoning Ltd.; Chaiyuth Pete Thirangoon, Director, Akatan Company Limited; Charles Blocker, CEO & Founder, IC Partners Limited; Daniel Chernov, M.D., Siamdr Law Firm; Leong Choong Peng, Director, Australian Institute of Quantity Surveyors, Consultant Chartered Surveyor; Marciano Birjmohun, Director, The Singapore-Thai Chambers of Commerce; Dr. Phongthon Tharachai, CEO, Project Planning Service Public Company Limited; Sasivimol Sinthawanarong, Design Principal, JARKEN Co., Ltd.; Professor Sonthya Vanichvatana, Ph.D, Associate Architect, MRICS, Chairperson of the Department of Real Estate, MSME School of Management and Economics, Assumption University; and Tawatchai Kobkaikit, Managing Director, TK Studio.
The regional panel judges are Alan Whitley, Director, Whitley Associates Architects; Clayton Wade, Managing Director, Premier Homes Real Estate; Ekaterina Okisheva, Owner and Director of All Pattaya Condos; George Willoughby, Managing Director, Form Realty Thailand; James Haigh-Lumby, Asset Manager from JLL Phuket; John Jepson, Managing Director of SPL Realty; Marina Timyacheva, Owner and Managing Director of Thai Legacy Co., Ltd.; Martin Porter, Managing Director of OPP; Robert Krupica, Partner, Hughes Krupica; Russ Downing, Managing Director, HOT HUA HIN Co. Ltd.; and Tomas Noren, Resava Real Estate.
For a complete list of Winners and Highly Commended visit asiaprpropertyawards.com.