On Friday November 25th, a wide array of real estate developers and projects emerged triumphant at the 17th PropertyGuru Thailand Property Awards gala dinner held at The Athenee Hotel, A Luxury Collection Hotel, Bangkok.
Established in 2005, the PropertyGuru Thailand Property Awards is one of the longest-running real estate awards
programmes in Asia. This year, the awards set the Gold Standard of real estate in 55 categories, giving recognition to diverse segments, niches, and locations across the nation.
SC Asset won Best Developer, a title the company had last won in 2015. SC Asset garnered a total of five wins, including titles for its projects Reference Sathorn – Wongwianyai, The Gentry Kasetnawamin, and Venue ID Motorway Rama 9.
Frasers Property Holdings (Thailand) Co., Ltd. (FPHT) won the never-before-presented title of Best Mega Mixed Use Development for the integrated district One Bangkok. The large project includes One Bangkok Office Tower 4, which won the Best Office Development title. Frasers Property Industrial (Thailand) Company Limited won Best
Industrial Development for the Havi Thailand Cold Chain and Food Distribution Center while the company
itself was honoured with the Special Recognition in Sustainable Design and Construction.
Former Best Developer award winner Magnolia Quality Development Corporation Limited garnered two
titles, including the coveted Best Condo Development (Thailand) award, for The Aspen Tree at The Forestias.
Whizdom the Forestias by MQDC Town Royal Place Limited was honoured Best Pet-Friendly Residential Development.
The Best Housing Development (Thailand) title went to Aquella Lakeside Villas in one of three wins for Paradise Group. Fynn Development Co., Ltd also gained three wins, including the Best Boutique Developer award, plus titles for the project Fynn Asoke.
Outstanding real estate companies from the countryside to the coast were honoured at the gala celebration. Tropical Life Real Estate was named Best Developer (Samui) while Pearl Island Property Co., Ltd. won the Best Developer (Phuket) title. The Riviera Group won the Best Developer (Eastern Seaboard) title.
Previous award winner Proud Real Estate PCL won the Best Condo Development (Hua Hin) award for their
latest project VEHHA, while Banyan Residences took home the Best Housing Development (Hua Hin) trophy.
Asst. Prof. Dr. Kessara Thanyalakpark, managing director of Sena Development Public Company Limited, received the Thailand Real Estate Personality of the Year award. The editors of Property Report by PropertyGuru, the official magazine of the Awards, selected her to receive the award for her innovations and initiatives in the space of renewable energy and carbon neutrality.
Jules Kay, general manager of PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards and Events, said: “As part of the region’s most established and respected real estate awards series, the PropertyGuru Thailand Property Awards have recognised
industry achievements through numerous market challenges, as well as during periods of impressive economic growth.
After 17 years, the Awards still stand as a testament to Thai developers’ determination, and showcase their ability to face challenges head-on, putting the needs of property seekers first. As Thailand emerges from the global pandemic, we are proud to celebrate the strength and resilience of this year’s Winners and Highly Commended awardees.”
The list of award recipients was decided by an independent panel of judges consisting of Suphin Mechuchep, chairperson of the Awards in Thailand and chairperson of JLL Thailand; Chaiyuth Pete Thirangoon, director, Akatan Company Limited; Chaivut Saengaram, Ph.D, managing director, Chuchawal–Royal Haskoning, Dutch Design & Engineers Consulting Firm; Leong Choong Peng, director, Australian Institute of Quantity Surveyors, and advisor, Mentabuild Limited, Consultant Chartered Surveyor; Marciano Birjmohun, director, The Singapore-Thai Chambers of Commerce; Dr. Phongthon Tharachai, CEO, Project Planning Service Public Company Limited; Precha Suphapetiporn, president, Thai Real Estate Sales and Marketing Association; Sasivimol Sinthawanarong, design principal, Jarken Co., Ltd; and Professor Sonthya Vanichvatana, Ph.D, MRICS, associate architect, chairperson of the Department of Real Estate, MSME School of Management and Economics, Assumption University.
The regional panel judges consist of Alan Whitley, principal, Alan Whitley & Associates; Bobby Birt, managing director, Samui Island Realty; Bobby Brooks, founder, director, and advisor director, Bobby Brooks Property Advisor Co. Ltd.; Clayton Wade, managing director, Premier Homes Real Estate; George Willoughby, managing director, Form Realty Thailand; Mesa Wongsida, managing director, North Shore Property Co., Ltd.; Piti Suebwonglee, managing partner, Attorney Expat Pro Law; Robert Krupica, partner, Hughes Krupica; Russ Downing, managing director, Hot Hua Hin Co. Ltd.; and Sirikwan Tan, senior associate, Hughes Krupica Consulting Co., Ltd.
The selection process was made fair, transparent and credible under the supervision of Paul Ashburn, co-managing partner of HLB Thailand, member of HLB International Real Estate Group.
Major winners of the Awards in Thailand qualify for the 17th PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards Grand Final in Bangkok, Thailand on 9 December. The finale of the 2022 awards series takes place after the 2022 edition of the PropertyGuru Asia Real Estate Summit, the thought leadership platform of PropertyGuru, on 8 December.
Organised by Southeast Asia’s leading property technology company, PropertyGuru Group (NYSE: PGRU), the 17th PropertyGuru Thailand Property Awards programme is supported by platinum sponsor Mitsubishi Elevator; gold sponsors IHI and JLL; official portal partner DDproperty.com; official channel partner History Channel; official magazine Property Report by PropertyGuru; official PR partner Infinity Communications; media partners HOT Magazine, Discover Pattaya, Luxuo, Palace, Pattaya Trader, REm, Think of Living, and Yacht Style; official ESG partner Baan Dek Foundation; supporting association Green BuildingConsulting & Engineering; and official supervisor HLB. For more information, email awards@ propertyguru.com or visit the official website: www.AsiaPropertyAwards. com for a full list of winners.