Thailand’s biggest real estate developers set to take centre stage at the 13th PropertyGuru Thailand Property Awards

22 August 2018

The independent judging panel, overseen by the Official Supervisor BDO, recently revealed the 2018 shortlist for the country’s biggest industry event. 

The PropertyGuru Thailand Property Awards 2018 gala dinner and awards ceremony promises to be the largest event of its kind with a record-breaking 40 companies vying for gold across 50 categories. 

Since its inception in 2005, BDO, the world’s fifth-largest auditing firm, has played a pivotal role in ensuring that the Awards remains fair and transparent at every stage, from the entry process to the awards ceremony. 

“We are delighted to have been involved in the Awards throughout its long and storied history and to have witnessed its tremendous growth into the industry standard it is today,” Paul Ashburn, co-managing partner of BDO Thailand, says. “This year sees the Awards reach yet another milestone and the uptick in entries has necessitated even more scrutiny from BDO representatives. Hosting 50 categories is a fantastic reflection of the state of the Thai property market.” 

Amongst the year’s most nominated companies is previous multiple winner Habitat Group, which will compete in 10 categories, while former Best Developer Magnolia Quality Development Corporation Limited (MQDC) is up for seven awards.

In addition to the established categories that are split into three sections — Developer, Development and Design — the 2018 instalment will debut seven new additions including Best Senior Living Development, Best Co Working Space Development, Best Home Office Architectural Design, and Special Recognition for Building Communities, Customer Care, Design and Construction, and Public Facility. 

Each category comes with a unique criteria and it is the responsibility of BDO Thailand to ensure that these are rigorously adhered to the by the panel of judges and site visit teams, which comprise industry experts from the relevant fields of real estate. The process for this year’s Awards kicked off back in January and will come to a close at the black-tie gala dinner and awards ceremony, which will be held on 31 August, at The Athenee Hotel, a luxury collection hotel, Bangkok and is expected to attract more than 600 attendees. 

Once all entries are in, the central judging panel meets, in the presence of a BDO Thailand representative, to discuss, select and agree upon a preliminary longlist for each category. Site visits, occasionally attended by BDO representatives, are then undertaken and scores are submitted to BDO Thailand for presentation at the final judges meeting. All site visit and central panel judges must declare any conflict of interest with entrants and are recused from scoring such entries. At the final judges meeting, in the presence of a BDO Thailand representative, the central panel agree upon the final shortlist for each category.

“We are always working closely with the organiser, PropertyGuru, to refine and improve the judging process and ensure it is conducted with integrity,” Ashburn adds. “We understand that the decisions the judging panel make are just as important to the reputation of developers as they are to consumers, so it is essential that the criteria and judging process are as accurate, fair and transparent as possible.” 

BDO is currently involved with the PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards series throughout 17 key markets around the the region, featuring 12 gala dinners and associated ceremonies in 11 countries, each one hosting up to 600 senior industry leaders to recognise excellence within each Asian market. Local awards culminate in the PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards Grand Final, which also take place in Bangkok on 8-9 November 2018.

Here is the complete shortlist for the PropertyGuru Thailand Property Awards 2018:

DEVELOPER AWARDS

Best Developer

  • Winner to be revealed on 31 August 2018 at the gala dinner in Bangkok

Best Boutique Developer

  • All Inspire Development Public Company Limited
  • Altitude Development Co.,Ltd.
  • Boat Pattana Co.,Ltd
  • Habitat Group Co., Ltd.
  • Mana Patanakarn Co., Ltd.

Special Recognition in CSR

  • Areeya Property Public Company Limited​
  • AP (Thailand) Public Company Limited​
  • Magnolia Quality Development Corporation Limited (MQDC)

Special Recognition in Sustainable Development

  • AP (Thailand) Public Company Limited​
  • Magnolia Quality Development Corporation Limited (MQDC)

Special Recognition for Customer Care

  • Magnolia Quality Development Corporation Limited (MQDC)

Special Recognition for Building Communities

  • Magnolia Quality Development Corporation Limited (MQDC)
  • Utopia Development

Special Recognition for Design and Construction

  • AP (Thailand) Public Company Limited​
  • Enrich States Co., Ltd.
  • Magnolia Quality Development Corporation Limited (MQDC)
  • Utopia Development

RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT AWARDS 

Best Ultra Luxury Condo Development (Bangkok)

  • Banyan Tree Residences Riverside Bangkok by Nirvana Daii PLC
  • Vittorio residence by AP (Thailand) Public Company Limited

Best Luxury Condo Development (Bangkok)

  • Chalermnit Art De Maison by Areeya Property Public Company Limited
  • Park Origin Phayathai by Origin Property Public Company Limited
  • The Reserve Sathorn by Pruksa Real Estate Public Company Limited

Best High End Condo Development (Bangkok)

  • Altitude Samyan-Silomby Altitude Development Co.,Ltd.
  • ONE9FIVE by TC Development
  • Walden Asoke by Habitat Group Co., Ltd.

Best Affordable Condo Development (Bangkok)

  • Chapter One Eco by Pruksa Real Estate Public Company Limited

Best Luxury Housing Development (Bangkok)

  • Baan Issara Bangna by C.I.N. Estate Co., Ltd.

Best Housing Development (Bangkok)

  • Astera Pride Rama II by V.M.P.C. Company Limited
  • KUUN by ACE Estate Group Co., Ltd.

Best Residential Development (Chiang Mai)

  • Hilltania by Somsri Wangtongkum Co., Ltd.
  • The 8 Condominium by The 8 Estate Co.,Ltd
  • The Prominence Proud by Regal Asset Company Limited

Best Villa Development (Phuket)

  • Botanica Luxury Villas by Botanica Luxury Phuket Co.,Ltd

Best Condo Development (Phuket)

  • Mai Khao Beach Condotel by Thai Business Development Company Group
  • The Residences at Sheraton Phuket Grand Bay by Apex Development Public Company Limited
  • Utopia Naiharn by Utopia Naiharn Co., LTD.

Best Villa Development (Samui)

  • Verano Residence by Samui Be One Co., Ltd
  • Samui Green Cottages by Neo Estate Corporations Co.,Ltd
  • Ariya Residences Koh Samui by BH 2 Brothers Co., Ltd

Best Housing Development (Eastern Seaboard)

  • Patta Prime by Patta Development Co., Ltd.

Best Villa Development (Eastern Seaboard)

  • Sunplay Pool Villas Bangsaray by Sunplay Asia Limited

Best Condo Development (Eastern Seaboard)

  • Sunplay The Heights Bangsaray by Sunplay Asia Limited
  • The Riviera Wongamat Beach by The Riviera Group
  • The Riviera Jomtien by The Riviera Group
  • Wyndham Atlas Wongamat Pattaya by Habitat Group Co., Ltd.

Best Residential Development (Hua Hin)

  • Falcon Hill by Falcon Hill Development Limited.

Best Senior Living Development 

  • Jin Wellbeing County by Premiere Home Health Care Co., Ltd.
  • Sunplay Bangsaray by Sunplay Asia Limited

COMMERCIAL DEVELOPMENT AWARDS 

Best Home Office Development

  • Prove Kaset-Nawamin by Altitude Development Co.,Ltd.

Best Retail Development

  • Central Embassy by Central Group

Special Recognition for Community Retail

  • Summer Hill Boutique Prakhanong 1 Ltd., subsidiary of Boutique Corporation Public Company Limited.

Best Hotel Development

  • The Residences at Sheraton Phuket Grand Bay by Apex Development Public Company Limited

Best Mixed Use Development

  • Thew Talay Estate by Issara United Co., Ltd. & Issara United Development Co., Ltd.
  • The Residences at Sheraton Phuket Grand Bay by Apex Development Public Company Limited

Best Co Working Space Development

  • Spaces Chamchuri Square by Spaces

DESIGN AWARDS

Best Luxury Condo Architectural Design (Bangkok)

  • Chalermnit Art De Maison by Areeya Property Public Company Limited
  • Park Origin Phayathai by Areeya Property Public Company Limited
  • The Strand by One.Six Development and Magnolia Quality Development Corporation

Best High End Condo Architectural Design (Bangkok)

  • ONE9FIVE by TC Development
  • Walden Asoke by Habitat Group Co., Ltd.
  • Altitude Samyan-Silom by Habitat Group Co., Ltd.

Best Affordable Condo Architectural Design (Bangkok)

  • The Cuvée by Chaopraya Mahanakorn Public Company Limited.
  • UNiO H Tiwanon by Helix Co.,Ltd

Best Condo Interior Design (Bangkok)

  • ONE9FIVE by TC Development
  • The Cuvée by Chaopraya Mahanakorn Public Company Limited.
  • The Strand by One.Six Development and Magnolia Quality Development Corporation
  • Vittorio residence by AP (Thailand) Public Company Limited

Best Condo Landscape Architectural Design (Bangkok)

  • ONE9FIVE by TC Development
  • Park Origin Phayathai by Origin Property Public Company Limited
  • UNIO Sukhumvit 72 by Helix Co.,Ltd.

Best Housing Architectural Design (Bangkok)

  • KUUN by ACE Estate Group Co., Ltd.
  • LEROY Ruamrudee by ACE Estate Group Co., Ltd.
  • Mastery Phaholyothin 24 by Altitude Development Co.,Ltd.

Best Housing Interior Design

  • KUUNby ACE Estate Group Co., Ltd.
  • LEROY Ruamrudee by ACE Estate Group Co., Ltd.
  • Marui Sothorn 4 by Marui Real Estate Co., Ltd.

Best Housing Landscape Architectural Design (Bangkok)

  • KUUN by ACE Estate Group Co., Ltd.
  • LEROY Ruamrudee by ACE Estate Group Co., Ltd.

Best Condo Architectural Design (Resort)

  • Sunplay The Heights Bangsaray by Sunplay Asia Limited
  • Wyndham Atlas Wongamat Pattaya by Habitat Group Co., Ltd.
  • Cayla Private Urban Tropical Residence by Cayla Private Equity Co.,Ltd

Best Condo Interior Design (Resort)

  • Wyndham Atlas Wongamat Pattaya by Habitat Group Co., Ltd.
  • Cayla Private Urban Tropical Residence by Cayla Private Equity Co.,Ltd

Best Condo Landscape Architectural Design (Resort)

  • Cayla Private Urban Tropical Residence by Cayla Private Equity Co.,Ltd
  • The Riviera Wongamat Beach by The Riviera Group

Best Luxury Housing Architectural Design (Resort)

  • The Residences at Sheraton Phuket Grand Bay by Apex Development Public Company Limited

Best Housing Architectural Design (Resort)

  • Ariya Residences Koh Samui by BH 2 Brothers Co., Ltd
  • Botanica Luxury Villas by Neo Estate Corporations Co.,Ltd
  • Kalessan Villa by Neo Estate Corporations Co.,Ltd
  • MU-Samuiby Neo Estate Corporations Co.,Ltd

Best Housing Landscape Architectural Design (Resort)

  • Ariya Residences Koh Samui by BH 2 Brothers Co., Ltd
  • The Residences at Sheraton Phuket Grand Bay by Apex Development Public Company Limited

Best Home Office Architectural Design

  • Prove Kaset-Nawamin by Altitude Development Co.,Ltd.

Best Retail Architectural Design

  • Central Embassy by Central Group

Best Hotel Architectural Design

  • The Residences at Sheraton Phuket Grand Bay by Apex Development Public Company Limited

BEST OF THAILAND AWARDS

Best Condo Development (Thailand)

  • Winner to be announced on 31 August 2018 at the gala dinner in Bangkok

Best Housing Development (Thailand)

  • Winner to be announced on 31 August 2018 at the gala dinner in Bangkok

SPECIAL AWARDS

Best Universal Design Development

  • Central Embassy by Central Group
  • Jin Wellbeing County by Premiere Home Health Care Co., Ltd.​
  • Mai Khao Beach Condotel by Thai Business Development Company Group
  • Sunplay Pool Villas Bangsaray by Sunplay Asia Limited​
  • The Riviera Wongamat Beach by The Riviera Group ​

Special Recognition for Public Facility

  • Chulalongkorn University Centenary Park
  • PTT Forest In The City
  • TCDC (Thailand Creative & Design Center)

PUBLISHER'S CHOICE

Thailand Real Estate Personality of the Year

  • Panote Sirivadhanabhakdi, Group CEO, TCC Assets (Thailand

 

For more information on the PropertyGuru Thailand Property Awards and the PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards series, visit AsiaPropertyAwards.com