PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards (Singapore) 2018: Recognising the futuristic smart and niche homes

PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards (Singapore) 2018 Recognising the futuristic smart and niche homes

The 8th edition of the annual PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards (Singapore) gala dinner, presented by Kohler was held on Friday evening, 12 October 2018 at the Sands Expo and Convention Centre at Marina Bay Sands, which recognises an elite roster of winning properties and developers.

The highly coveted Best Developer title went to Qingjian Realty, which collected a total of eight golden statuettes and four commendations at the end of the four-hour gala.

Best Developer Award 2018 by PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards - Qingjian Realty (South Pacific) Group Pte Ltd

“QingJian Realty has truly exceeded the expectations of its loyal consumers as well as the judging panel for launching and producing well thought-out and carefully designed developments that combine smart, eco-friendly, universally accessible features, and outstanding customer care policies,” said the independent panel of experts. “In the past year, the company has boosted its community engagements through volunteer programmes, cementing its reputation as one of Singapore’s finest developers.”

Another top winner was UOL Group, earning the new Special Recognition for Design and Construction, Sustainable Development and CSR (corporate social responsibility).

Several categories were introduced this year as the judges saw the opportunity to acknowledge essential and niche segments of the market that showcase functionality, sustainability and smarter technology for the benefit of consumers. Amongst the new awards presented are the Special Recognition for Public Facility, presented to two winners: Learning Forest @ Singapore Botanic Garden by Stephen Caffyn Landscape Design, and Singapore Changi Airport (Terminal 4).

The ceremony also presented Best Industrial Development and Best Industrial Green Development for Logos-Yang Kee Logistic Warehouse by LOGOS, and Best Smart Building Development for JadeScape by Qingjian Realty.

In addition, Qingjian won the new Special Recognition for Customer Care for creating seamless communication channels between the developer and their customers, and the new Best Residential Green Development for Le Quest.

A total of 30 golden statuettes were handed out at the exclusive ceremony that also celebrated strong female leaderships, marked by the election of Lim Wenhui, partner at SPARK Architects, as the new chairperson of the judging panel. Lim’s panel of judges included respected industry experts in design and consultancy: Alexander Karolik Shlaen – CEO, Panache Management; Benedict Andrew Lim – EY Partner, ASEAN Real Estate Leader; Clement Ong – Head of Strategic Planning and Investment, Banyan Tree Group; Henry Woon – Director, Atelier Ten, CEng MCIBSE, MSc, BEng, LEED AP BD+C; Kristin Thorsteins – Vice President Development & Asset Management, East & South Asia and Pacific (ESAP), Club Med; and Mink Tan – Chief Designer, MINKKE architects. BDO Singapore supervisors are led by executive director Roger Loo and manager Zee Chang Teng (Christopher).

Real Estate of the Year winner in Singapore –– SingHaiyi Group Ltd’s group managing director Celine Tang

The event also hailed the first-ever female Real Estate of the Year winner in Singapore –– SingHaiyi Group Ltd’s group managing director Celine Tang, who was selected by the editors of PropertyGuru Property Report magazine for leading her company’s efforts in building a trustworthy brand by providing high quality real estate developments such as the award-winning The Vales, as well as for helping to break the glass ceiling for female leaders in the building industry. PropertyGuru CEO Hari V. Krishnan presented Mrs. Tang her special award.

Lewis Ng, chief business officer of PropertyGuru Group, said: “It is such a joy that we have come together tonight to celebrate the best of the industry – from the residential and commercial sectors, and design, and the most outstanding Singaporean developers as they pursue greatness and elevate industry standards. Congratulations in advance to all the Winning and Highly Commended companies for lifting our spirits and raising the threshold of excellence. Well done and you have our thanks for making an impact in the industry.”

Terry Blackburn, founder and managing director of the PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards, said: “Since we started recognising Singaporean developers in 2011, the Awards have grown year on year through market ups and downs, and we’re grateful for the support of the finest developers in the industry. The quality of design and construction here in Singapore has clearly made its influence felt around Asia, and has undoubtedly played a part in attracting more and more countries to be benchmarked alongside developments here.”

DEVELOPER AWARDS

Best Developer
WINNER: Qingjian Realty (South Pacific) Group Pte Ltd

Special Recognition in CSR
WINNER: Keppel Land Limited
WINNER: UOL Group Limited

Special Recognition in Sustainable Development
WINNER: UOL Group Limited

Special Recognition for Design and Construction
WINNER: Keppel Land Limited
WINNER: UOL Group Limited

Special Recognition for Building Communities
WINNER: Keppel Land Limited
WINNER: Qingjian Realty (South Pacific) Group Pte Ltd

Special Recognition for Customer Care
WINNER: Qingjian Realty (South Pacific) Group Pte Ltd

DEVELOPMENT AWARDS

Best Luxury Condo Development
WINNER: 8 St Thomas by Bukit Sembawang Estates Limited
HIGHLY COMMENDED: Amber45 by UOL Group Limited

Best Private Condo Development
WINNER: Stirling Residences by LN Development (Stirling) Pte Ltd
HIGHLY COMMENDED: Highline Residences by Keppel Land Limited
HIGHLY COMMENDED: JadeScape by Qingjian Realty (Marymount) Pte Ltd
HIGHLY COMMENDED: The Tre Ver by UOL Group Limited & Singapore Land Ltd
HIGHLY COMMENDED: Twin VEW by CSC Land Group (Singapore) Pte Ltd

Best Executive Condo Development
WINNER: The Vales by Anchorvale Residences Pte Ltd
HIGHLY COMMENDED: Westwood Residences by Koh Brothers Development Pte. Ltd & Heeton Homes Pte. Ltd.

Best Landed Development
WINNER: Belgravia Green by Fairview Developments Pte Ltd (a unit of Tong Eng Group)
HIGHLY COMMENDED: Nim Collection by Bukit Sembawang Estates Limited

Best Office Development
WINNER: Arc 380 by Tong Eng Group

Best Mixed Use Development
WINNER: Le Quest by Qingjian Realty (BBR) Pte Ltd
HIGHLY COMMENDED: Centrium Square by Feature Development Pte Ltd (a unit of Tong Eng Group)

Best Industrial Development
WINNER: Logos-Yang Kee Logistic Warehouse by LOGOS
HIGHLY COMMENDED: Tai Seng Centre by NS Property Development Pte Ltd

Best Smart Building Development
WINNER: JadeScape by Qingjian Realty (Marymount) Pte Ltd
HIGHLY COMMENDED: Le Quest by Qingjian Realty (BBR) Pte Ltd

DESIGN AWARDS

Best Luxury Condo Architectural Design
WINNER: 8 St Thomas by Bukit Sembawang Estates Limited

Best Luxury Condo Interior Design
WINNER: Amber45 by UOL Group Limited
HIGHLY COMMENDED: 8 St Thomas by Bukit Sembawang Estates Limited

Best Private Condo Architectural Design
WINNER: Stirling Residences by LN Development (Stirling) Pte Ltd
HIGHLY COMMENDED: Sim Urban Oasis by GuocoLand Singapore
HIGHLY COMMENDED: The Tre Ver by UOL Group Limited & Singapore Land Ltd
HIGHLY COMMENDED: Twin VEW by CSC Land Group (Singapore) Pte Ltd

Best Private Condo Interior Design
WINNER: JadeScape by Qingjian Realty (Marymount) Pte Ltd
HIGHLY COMMENDED: Stirling Residences by LN Development (Stirling) Pte Ltd
HIGHLY COMMENDED: The Tre Ver by UOL Group Limited & Singapore Land Ltd
HIGHLY COMMENDED: Twin VEW by CSC Land Group (Singapore) Pte Ltd

Best Private Condo Landscape Architectural Design
WINNER: Highline Residences by Keppel Land Limited
HIGHLY COMMENDED: JadeScape by Qingjian Realty (Marymount) Pte Ltd
HIGHLY COMMENDED: Stirling Residences by LN Development (Stirling) Pte Ltd
HIGHLY COMMENDED: The Tre Ver by UOL Group Limited & Singapore Land Ltd
HIGHLY COMMENDED: Twin VEW by CSC Land Group (Singapore) Pte Ltd

Best Executive Condo Architectural Design
WINNER: The Vales by Anchorvale Residences Pte Ltd
HIGHLY COMMENDED: Westwood Residences by Koh Brothers Development Pte. Ltd & Heeton Homes Pte. Ltd.

Best Executive Condo Interior Design
WINNER: The Vales by Anchorvale Residences Pte Ltd

Best Executive Condo Landscape Architectural Design
WINNER: Westwood Residences by Koh Brothers Development Pte. Ltd & Heeton Homes Pte. Ltd.
HIGHLY COMMENDED: The Vales by Anchorvale Residences Pte Ltd

Best Housing Architectural Design
WINNER: Nim Collection by Bukit Sembawang Estates Limited

Best Office Architectural Design
WINNER: Centrium Square by Feature Development Pte Ltd (a unit of Tong Eng Group)

BEST OF SINGAPORE AWARDS

Best Condo Development (Singapore)
WINNER: Stirling Residences by LN Development (Stirling) Pte Ltd

Best Residential Green Development
WINNER: Le Quest by Qingjian Realty (BBR) Pte Ltd
HIGHLY COMMENDED: Highline Residences by Keppel Land Limited
HIGHLY COMMENDED: Nim Collection by Bukit Sembawang Estates Limited
HIGHLY COMMENDED: Sim Urban Oasis by GuocoLand Singapore

Best Industrial Green Development
WINNER: Logos-Yang Kee Logistic Warehouse by LOGOS

SPECIAL AWARDS

Best Universal Design Development
WINNER: JadeScape by Qingjian Realty (Marymount) Pte Ltd
HIGHLY COMMENDED: Highline Residences by Keppel Land Limited
HIGHLY COMMENDED: Le Quest by Qingjian Realty (BBR) Pte Ltd
HIGHLY COMMENDED: Nim Collection by Bukit Sembawang Estates Limited

Special Recognition for Public Facility
WINNER: Learning Forest @ Singapore Botanic Garden by Stephen Caffyn Landscape Design
WINNER: Singapore Changi Airport (Terminal 4) by Changi Airport Group (Singapore) Ptd Ltd (CAG)

PUBLISHER’S CHOICE

Singapore Real Estate Personality of the Year
WINNER: Celine Tang, Group Managing Director, SingHaiyi Group Ltd.

For more information about the PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards (Singapore), please visit www.AsiaPropertyAwards.com/singapore-property-awards/

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