Winners announced at the biggest-ever PropertyGuru Thailand Property Awards

24 September 2018

BDO Thailand oversaw the judging process for the largest event of its kind in Thai real estate

 

Thailand’s biggest developers took centre stage on 31 August as the country celebrated the biggest night of the real estate calendar at the 13th annual PropertyGuru Thailand Property Awards gala dinner and ceremony. 

A record-breaking 40 companies competed to be crowned the country’s finest across 50 categories, ranging from Best Developer to Best Ultra Luxury Condo Development (Bangkok). The evening’s biggest winners included AP (Thailand) Public Company Limited, which went home with seven awards, including Best Developer (Thailand), and Magnolia Quality Development Corporation Limited (MQDC), with six trophies, including the new awards for Special Recognition for Customer Care and Special Recognition for Building Communities. 

Each winner was selected by the independent judging panel, comprising industry experts from varying real estate fields, after a rigorous nine-month entry and judging process. For the 13th consecutive year, since the Awards’ inception in 2006, BDO in Thailand oversaw the entire judging process as the Official Supervisor.

“It’s a real privilege to have played such a key role in the growth and success of the Awards over the last 13 years,” said Paul Ashburn, co-managing director of BDO in Thailand. “The record-breaking number of entries this year’s goes to show how important the event is in recognising the companies that are contributing to this booming sector.” 

The 50 categories were split into three sections — Developer, Development and Design — and 2018 instalment welcomed 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. 

The event welcomed a record 650 guests. Here, some network in front of BDO’s official booth

Each category comes with a unique criteria and it is the responsibility of BDO in Thailand to ensure that these are rigorously adhered to the by the panel of judges and site visit teams.

“I believe a large part of the Awards’ value - to developers and consumers alike - stems from the efforts that are made to maintain the credibility of the judging process,” added Ashburn. “With so many industry experts involved, some of the entrants are likely to be their client or business associate. To preserve the independence and integrity of the judging, throughout the process we reminded judges of the rule that they cannot vote for an entry if they have a conflict of interest.”

Paul Ashburn, co-managing partner of BDO in Thailand, gives his opening remarks at the 2018 Gala Dinner and Awards Ceremony 

The winners of the PropertyGuru Thailand Property Awards 2018 will now go on to compete in the grand finale, which also take place in Bangkok — for the first time ever — on 8-9 November 2018.

BDO is currently involved with the PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards series throughout 17 key markets around 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.

Here is the complete winners list for the PropertyGuru Thailand Property Awards 2018: 

DEVELOPER AWARDS

Best Developer

  • WINNER: AP (Thailand) Public Company Limited 

Best Boutique Developer

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

Special Recognition in CSR

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

Special Recognition in Sustainable Development

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

Special Recognition for Customer Care

  • WINNER: Magnolia Quality Development Corporation Limited (MQDC) 

Special Recognition for Building Communities

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

Special Recognition for Design and Construction

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

 

RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT AWARDS

Best Ultra Luxury Condo Development (Bangkok)

  • WINNER: Vittorio Residence by AP (Thailand) Public Company Limited  
  • HIGHLY COMMENDED: Banyan Tree Residences Riverside Bangkok by Nirvana Daii PLC

Best Luxury Condo Development (Bangkok)

  • WINNER: The Reserve Sathorn by Pruksa Real Estate Public Company Limited
  • HIGHLY COMMENDED: Park Origin Phayathai by Origin Property Public Company Limited

Best High End Condo Development (Bangkok)

  • WINNER: ONE9FIVE Asoke – Rama 9 by TC Development
  • HIGHLY COMMENDED: Altitude Samyan-Silom by Altitude Development Co.,Ltd. 
  • HIGHLY COMMENDED: Walden Asoke by Habitat Group Co., Ltd. 

Best Affordable Condo Development (Bangkok)

  • WINNER: Chapter One Eco by Pruksa Real Estate Public Company Limited

Best Luxury Housing Development (Bangkok)

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

Best Housing Development (Bangkok)

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

Best Residential Development (Chiang Mai)

  • WINNER: Hilltania by SomsriWangtongkum Co., Ltd.
  • HIGHLY COMMENDED: The 8 Condominium by The 8 Estate Co., Ltd
  • HIGHLY COMMENDED: The Prominence Proud by Regal Asset Company Limited 

Best Villa Development (Phuket)

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

Best Condo Development (Phuket)

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

Best Villa Development (Samui)

  • WINNER: Verano Residence by Samui Be One Co., Ltd
  • HIGHLY COMMENDED: Ariya Residences by Ariya Samui Co., Ltd 
  • HIGHLY COMMENDED: Samui Green Cottages by Neo Estate Corporations Co., Ltd

Best Housing Development (Eastern Seaboard)

  • WINNER: Patta Prime by Patta Development Co., Ltd.

Best Villa Development (Eastern Seaboard)

  • WINNER: Sunplay Pool Villas Bangsaray by Sunplay Asia Limited

Best Condo Development (Eastern Seaboard)

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

Best Residential Development (Hua Hin)

  • WINNER: Falcon Hill by Falcon Hill Development Limited. 

Best Senior Living Development 

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


COMMERCIAL DEVELOPMENT AWARDS

Best Home Office Development

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

Best Retail Development

  • WINNER:Central Embassy by Central Group

Best Hotel Development

  • WINNER: Sheraton Phuket Grand Bay Resort by Apex Development Public Company Limited 

Best Mixed Use Development

  • WINNER: Thew Talay Estate Cha Am – Hua Hin by Issara United Co., Ltd. & Issara United Development Co., Ltd.
  • HIGHLY COMMENDED: The Residences at Sheraton Phuket Grand Bay by Apex Development Public Company Limited 

Best Co Working Space Development

  • WINNER: Spaces Chamchuri Square by Spaces

Special Recognition for Community Retail

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

Special Recognition for Smart Home Development

  • WINNER: KUUN by ACE Estate Group Co., Ltd.
  • WINNER: Park Origin Phayathai by Origin Property Public Company Limited

 

DESIGN AWARDS

Best Luxury Condo Architectural Design (Bangkok)

  • WINNER: The Strand by One.Six Development and Magnolia Quality Development Corporation
  • HIGHLY COMMENDED: Park Origin Phayathai by Origin Property Public Company Limited

Best High End Condo Architectural Design (Bangkok)

  • WINNER: ONE9FIVE Asoke – Rama 9 by TC Development
  • HIGHLY COMMENDED: Altitude Samyan-Silom by Altitude Development Co., Ltd
  • HIGHLY COMMENDED: Walden Asoke by Habitat Group Co., Ltd.

Best Affordable Condo Architectural Design (Bangkok)

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

Best Condo Interior Design (Bangkok)

  • WINNER: Vittorio residence by AP (Thailand) Public Company Limited
  • HIGHLY COMMENDED: ONE9FIVE Asoke – Rama 9 by TC Development
  • HIGHLY COMMENDED: The Cuvée by Chaopraya Mahanakorn Public Company Limited.
  • HIGHLY COMMENDED: The Strand by One.Six Development and Magnolia Quality Development Corporation

Best Condo Landscape Architectural Design (Bangkok)

  • WINNER: ONE9FIVE Asoke – Rama 9 by TC Development
  • HIGHLY COMMENDED: Park Origin Phayathai by Origin Property Public Company Limited
  • HIGHLY COMMENDED: UNIO Sukhumvit 72 by Helix Co., Ltd. 

Best Housing Architectural Design (Bangkok)

  • WINNER: KUUN by ACE Estate Group Co., Ltd.
  • HIGHLY COMMENDED: LEROY Ruamrudee by Habitat Group Co., Ltd.
  • HIGHLY COMMENDED: Mastery Phaholyothin24 by Altitude Development Co., Ltd. 

Best Housing Interior Design

  • WINNER: LEROY Ruamrudee by Habitat Group Co., Ltd.
  • HIGHLY COMMENDED: KUUN by ACE Estate Group Co., Ltd.
  • HIGHLY COMMENDED: Marui Sothorn 4 by Maruay RealEstate Co., Ltd.

Best Housing Landscape Architectural Design (Bangkok)

  • WINNER: KUUN by ACE Estate Group Co., Ltd.
  • HIGHLY COMMENDED: LEROY Ruamrudee by Habitat Group Co., Ltd.

Best Condo Architectural Design (Resort)

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

Best Condo Interior Design (Resort)

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

Best Condo Landscape Architectural Design (Resort)

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

Best Luxury Housing Architectural Design (Resort)

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

Best Housing Architectural Design (Resort)

  • WINNER: MU-Samui by Neo Estate Corporations Co., Ltd
  • HIGHLY COMMENDED: Ariya Residences by Ariya Samui Co., Ltd 
  • HIGHLY COMMENDED: Botanica Luxury Villas by Botanica Luxury Phuket Co., Ltd
  • HIGHLY COMMENDED: Kalessan Villa by Neo Estate Corporations Co., Ltd

Best Housing Landscape Architectural Design (Resort)

  • WINNER: The Residences at Sheraton Phuket Grand Bay by Apex Development Public Company Limited
  • HIGHLY COMMENDED: Ariya Residences by Ariya Samui Co., Ltd 

Best Home Office Architectural Design

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

Best Retail Architectural Design

  • WINNER: Central Embassy by Central Group

Best Hotel Architectural Design

  • WINNER: Sheraton Phuket Grand Bay Resort by Apex Development Public Company Limited

 

BEST OF THAILAND AWARDS

Best Condo Development (Thailand)

  • WINNER: Vittorio Residence by AP (Thailand) Public Company Limited  

Best Housing Development (Thailand)

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

 

SPECIAL AWARDS

Best Universal Design Development

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

Raks Thai Special Recognition for Community Projects Award

  • WINNER: Areeya Property Public Company Limited 

Special Recognition for Public Facility

  • WINNER: Chulalongkorn University Centenary Park
  • WINNER: Metro Forest Learning Center by PTT Public Company Limited
  • WINNER: TCDC (Thailand Creative & Design Centre) by Creative Economy Agency (Public Organisation)

 

PUBLISHER’S CHOICE

Thailand Real Estate Personality of the Year

  • WINNER: Panote Sirivadhanabhakdi, Group CEO, Frasers Property Limited & TCC Assets (Thailand)