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PropertyGuru Cambodia Property Awards / The kingdom’s largest gala ceremony

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Posted on: May 16, 2019 | Business

Cambodia’s most ambitious and innovative real estate developers ruled the 4th Annual PropertyGuru Cambodia Property Awards, which presented 38 competitive categories and special awards during an exclusive gala dinner on Friday, 3 May 2019, at the prestigious Sofitel Phnom Penh Phokeethra ballroom

Cambodia property award winners

AWARDS PRESENTED FOR BEST HOTEL CASINO, BEST DATA CENTRE DEVELOPMENT, DIGITAL INNOVATION, AND BUILDING COMMUNITIES

  • Packed ballroom at the Sofitel Phnom Pehn Phokeethra with 370 guests
  • Young leader Oknha Nito H. Lim wins 2019 Real Estate Personality title
  • E. Dr Pen Sophal, Secretary of State, is this year’s Guest of Honour and Keynote Speaker

Presented by global brand Kohler, the prestigious competition recognises and promotes excellence in real estate development, design and innovation within the industry. It was the biggest gala dinner and ceremony hosted by Asia’s leading property technology company PropertyGuru Group to date, welcoming 370 guests.

Recently rebranded Peng Huoth Group collected the highest honour for Best Developer – its fourth consecutive win in this category – becoming the first-ever developer to achieve this feat in the 14-year history of the region-wide PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards programme.

“Peng Huoth Group cements its status as the premier real estate developer in Cambodia, with its grand scale design of master-planned communities, CSR efforts, and sustainable neighbourhoods such as the acclaimed Grand Star Platinum and the Star Diamond projects. Peng Houth Group remains engaged in what their customers and what the market needs to move forward following its new regional strategy to promote Cambodia’s real estate and construction sectors,” said the independent panel of judges.

Top nominee Max Credit Pawn Lte Ltd earned the Best Boutique Developer gong, whilst NI Development Co. Ltd’s co-founder and managing director Oknha Nito H. Lim was honoured as the 2019 Cambodia Real Estate Personality of the Year for his outstanding contributions to the commercial segment.

The exclusive gala event was keynoted by the Guest of Honour, His Excellency Dr Pen Sophal, Secretary of State of the Ministry of Land Management, Urban Planning and Construction. The Ministry also took home an accolade for its new Cambodia Construction mobile application, which received the new Special Recognition for Digital Innovation.

With the impressive growth of its building sector, Cambodia has been touted as one of the emerging investment destinations in the ASEAN region, a point highlighted by the incumbent chairperson of the judging panel, Sorn Seap, Founder & Director, Key Real Estate Co Ltd, in his opening remarks.

Some of the memorable awards presented at the gala event included Best Lifestyle Community Development, Best Data Centre Development, Best Hotel Casino Development, Best Township Development and Best Township Masterplan Design, all of which represented the scope and growth of the domestic property market.

Hari V. Krishnan, Chief Executive Officer of PropertyGuru Group, said: “We applaud the winning and highly commended companies in Cambodia for their collective drive, ambition and efforts to produce the finest properties for consumers and investors in the country. Cambodian developers increasingly make their achievements known to the Asian real estate community. PropertyGuru also commends the Ministry of Land Management, Urban Planning and Construction for leading the way in promoting real estate technology with their award-winning Cambodia Construction App, which we hope will inspire more digital innovation in this fast-growing sector.”

Jules Kay, the new business director of PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards, said: “We are extremely proud to host our fourth PropertyGuru Cambodia Property Awards ceremony and gala dinner here in Phnom Penh. With intelligent master planning, innovative designs and varied multi-sector products, Cambodia is making the most of its strategic location in Asia to develop a broad range of residential, commercial and industrial projects – not only in the capital city, but also in other fast developing parts of the country. The market here offers a strong combination of domestic and international investment opportunities, supported by an open business environment that allows new entrants, large and small, to succeed.”

This year’s independent panel of expert judges included panel members: David Littlejohn, Sales & Marketing Manager, Comin Khmere; Jovany Antonio, Managing Director/Founder, CMS Property Management; Michel Cassagnes, Managing Director, Archetype Cambodia; Pak Chanlino, Managing Partner & Attorney-At-Law, Vinaya Law Firm; Simon Griffiths, Managing Director, Urban Assets Solutions; Dr. Simon Vancliff, Vice Chairman of Real Estate & Construction Committee, EuroCham; Sok Siphana, Managing Partner, SokSiphana&associates; and Thida Ann, Director, CBRE Cambodia.

All shortlisted nominees were chosen following strict criteria set by an independent panel of judges, under the supervision of third-party BDO, one of the world’s largest networks of accounting and auditing firms. The supervisors from BDO were led by Lim Seng Siew, Partner; Sok Sochetra, Assistant Manager; Norng Kiman, Senior Associate; and Phan Darasy, Senior Associate.

The 2019 PropertyGuru Cambodia Property Awards was supported by the country’s most respected brands and organisations: platinum sponsor Kohler; gold sponsors Hitachi Elevators and Escalators, CBRE Cambodia, and Panasonic; silver sponsor Jotun; official airline partner Emirates; official portal partner RealEstate.com.kh; official magazine PropertyGuru Property Report; media partners BizKhmer, Construction & Property Magazine, Khmer Times, Master Media Cambodia, and Southeast Asia GLOBE; supporting associations British Chamber of Commerce Cambodia, and European Chamber of Commerce Cambodia; and official supervisor BDO.

Main category winners in Cambodia are now eligible to compete in the 2019 PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards Grand Final to be held in November in Bangkok, Thailand.

For more information, email awards@propertyguru.com or visit the official website: AsiaPropertyAwards.com

COMPLETE LIST OF WINNERS & HIGHLY COMMENDED AWARDEES

4th PropertyGuru Cambodia Property Awards 2019

 DEVELOPER AWARDS

Best Developer
WINNER: Peng Huoth Group

 Best Boutique Developer
WINNER: Max Credit Pawn Lte Ltd
HIGHLY COMMENDED: NI Development Co. Ltd.

SPECIAL AWARDS

Special Recognition in CSR
WINNER: Peng Huoth Group

Special Recognition in Sustainable Development
WINNER: Angkor Continent Import Export Group Co., Ltd.

Special Recognition in Design and Construction
WINNER: Angkor Continent Import Export Group Co., Ltd.
WINNER: CCP Construction & PP Mega Properties.
WINNER: Max Credit Pawn Pte Ltd

Special Recognition for Building Communities
WINNER: Peng Huoth Group

Special Recognition for Digital Innovation
WINNER: Cambodia Construction App by the Ministry of Land Management Urban Planning and Construction

DEVELOPMENT AWARDS

Best Condo Development (Phnom Penh)
WINNER: Urban Village by Urban Hub (Cambodia) Co., Ltd
HIGHLY COMMENDED: Ris Residence by Ris Residence

Best Luxury Housing Development (Phnom Penh)
WINNER: Borey Angkor Phnom Penh by Angkor Continent Import Export Group Co., Ltd
HIGHLY COMMENDED: Star Platinum Paradigm by Peng Huoth Group

Best Housing Development (Phnom Penh)
WINNER: Phnom Penh Park by CCP Construction & PP Mega Properties.
HIGHLY COMMENDED: Grand Star Platinum (Complete Stage) by Peng Huoth Group
HIGHLY COMMENDED: The FLORA by The FLORA 

Best Serviced Apartment Development
WINNER: Lumiere Residence by Max Credit Pawn Pte Ltd
HIGHLY COMMENDED: Urban Palace Serviced Apartments by Urban Palace Co., Ltd.

Best Township Development
WINNER: Grand Star Platinum (Complete Stage) by Peng Huoth Group
HIGHLY COMMENDED: Phnom Penh Park by CCP Construction & PP Mega Properties. 

Best Office Development
WINNER: Keystone Building by Keystone Development Co., Ltd.
HIGHLY COMMENDED: Chief Tower by JS Property International Co., Ltd
HIGHLY COMMENDED: Rise Commercial Office by NI Development Co. Ltd 

Best Data Centre Development
WINNER: IT Media Hub by Urban Data Centre Co., Ltd 

Best Hotel Casino Development
WINNER: Dynasty Casino and Hotel by NI Development Co. Ltd
HIGHLY COMMENDED: The New Venetian by NI Development Co., Ltd 

Best Lifestyle Community Development
WINNER: The Point Community Mall by 3DS Property Management Co., Ltd 

Best Industrial Development
WINNER: MSQM Park by My Square Metre (KH) Co., Ltd

Best Mixed Use Development
WINNER: The Star Diamond by Peng Huoth Group 

Best Universal Design Development
WINNER: Keystone Building by Keystone Development Co., Ltd.

DESIGN AWARDS

Best Condo Architectural Design
WINNER: The Peninsula Private Residences by CC Peninsula Co., Ltd
HIGHLY COMMENDED: Ris Residence by Ris Residence
HIGHLY COMMENDED: Urban Village by Urban Hub (Cambodia) Co., Ltd

Best Condo Interior Design
WINNER: The Peninsula Private Residences by CC Peninsula Co., Ltd
HIGHLY COMMENDED: Ris Residence by Ris Residence
HIGHLY COMMENDED: Urban Village by Urban Hub (Cambodia) Co., Ltd

Best Condo Landscape Architectural Design
WINNER: Urban Village by Urban Hub (Cambodia) Co., Ltd
HIGHLY COMMENDED: Ris Residence by Ris Residence 

Best Luxury Housing Architectural Design
WINNER: Borey Angkor Phnom Penh by Angkor Continent Import Export Co., Ltd
HIGHLY COMMENDED: Star Platinum Paradigm by Peng Huoth Group

Best Luxury Housing Interior Design
WINNER: Star Platinum Paradigm by Peng Huoth Group

Best Housing Architectural Design
WINNER: Phnom Penh Park by CCP Construction & PP Mega Properties.
HIGHLY COMMENDED: Grand Star Platinum (Complete Stage) by Peng Huoth Group
HIGHLY COMMENDED: The FLORA by The FLORA 

Best Housing Interior Design
WINNER: Phnom Penh Park by CCP Construction & PP Mega Properties.
HIGHLY COMMENDED: Grand Star Platinum (Complete Stage) by Peng Huoth Group
HIGHLY COMMENDED: The FLORA by The FLORA 

Best Housing Landscape Architectural Design
WINNER: Borey Angkor Phnom Penh by Angkor Continent Import Export Co., Ltd
HIGHLY COMMENDED: Grand Star Platinum (Complete Stage) by Peng Huoth Group
HIGHLY COMMENDED: Phnom Penh Park by CCP Construction & PP Mega Properties.
HIGHLY COMMENDED: The FLORA by The FLORA 

Best Serviced Apartment Architectural Design
WINNER: Lumiere Residence by Max Credit Pawn Pte Ltd 

Best Serviced Apartment Interior Design
WINNER: Lumiere Residence by Max Credit Pawn Pte Ltd
HIGHLY COMMENDED: Urban Palace Serviced Apartments by Urban Palace Co., Ltd.

Best Office Architectural Design
WINNER: The Point Community Mall by 3DS Property Management Co., Ltd
HIGHLY COMMENDED: Rise Commercial Office by NI Development Co. Ltd 

Best Data Centre Architectural Design
WINNER: IT Media Hub by Urban Data Centre Co., Ltd 

Best Retail Architectural Design
WINNER: PH Diamond Place by Peng Huoth Group
HIGHLY COMMENDED: FURI Times Square by FURI Times Square Mall

Best Hotel Casino Architectural Design
WINNER: The New Venetian by NI Development Co. Ltd
HIGHLY COMMENDED: Dynasty Casino and Hotel by NI Development Co. Ltd 

Best Township Masterplan Design
WINNER: Grand Star Platinum (Complete Stage) by Peng Huoth Group
HIGHLY COMMENDED: Phnom Penh Park by CCP Construction & PP Mega Properties.

BEST OF CAMBODIA AWARDS

Best Housing Development (Cambodia)
WINNER: Borey Angkor Phnom Penh by Angkor Continent Import Export Group Co., Ltd

Best Condo Development (Cambodia)
WINNER: Urban Village by Urban Hub (Cambodia) Co., Ltd

PUBLISHER’S CHOICE

Cambodia Real Estate Personality of the Year
WINNER: Oknha Nito H. Lim, Co-Founder and Managing Director, NI Development Co. Ltd.


 

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In 2019, the Awards is open to more than a dozen property markets around the region. With gala dinners hosting up to 600 senior industry leaders to recognise excellence within each Asian market, each local awards culminate in the PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards Grand Final, which takes place alongside the PropertyGuru Asia Real Estate Summit in Bangkok in November 2019.

 

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