PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards (Singapore) 2017 reveals shortlist that defines today’s urban landscape

SINGAPORE — 27 September 2017 The PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards (Singapore) 2017, presented by Kohler and supported by the country’s №1 property site PropertyGuru.com.sg, have revealed the official shortlist of nominees comprising the year’s best and most inspired projects that define the urban landscape in Singapore today.

More than 20 developments from 16 companies and joint venture firms have made the final stage of the country’s most prestigious real estate competition, with GuocoLand Singapore leading with 12 nominations — the most for any developer.

GuocoLand’s projects inside the integrated development Tanjong Pagar Centre earn nods in multiple categories, including outstanding office, retail, hotel and condominium development and design.

The entire project, which has direct access to the Tanjong Pagar MRT, is the site of Wallich Residence, a Best Luxury Condo Development nominee that was inspired by famous botanist Dr Nathaniel Wallich, a pioneer in establishing Singapore’s reputation as Asia’s ‘Garden City’.

‘Sustainable Development’ nominee EL Development is tied in second place with eight nods. A number of its official entries are competing with each other, namely in the categories for Best Private Condo Development, Best Private Condo Architectural Design, and Best Condo Landscape Architectural Design.

Tied in second place with eight nominations is boutique developer Lian Beng Group Ltd for the company and its joint ventures, followed in third place by last year’s two-time winner QingJian Realty, with seven nominations for its affiliates and subsidiaries.

Known for forming successful joint ventures in Singapore and overseas, Oxley Holdings Limited receives six shortlists in the office and hotel categories, as well as the new award for Best Industrial Development, a nomination it shares with JV partner Lian Beng Group. The partners also share a nod in the special award for their corporate social responsibility initiatives.

Now in its seventh year, the PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards (Singapore) competition returns to recognise the finest in Singaporean real estate, which — despite slowing down in recent years due to government-led cooling measures and having a lower number of transactions or launches compared with previous years — still leads the ASEAN region in green building, sustainable design, and technological and architectural innovation.

“Increasing globalisation and Internet exposure have no doubt added to the competition amongst Singaporean developers and in doing so, raised the standard across the region,” said chairman of the judges and renowned architect Minkqee Tan, chief designer at MINKEE Architects Pte Ltd.

“We’re excited to see that developers are plying their trade with more thoughtful products and are forced to embrace innovations and new features in order to stay ahead of the game. Concept, design, pricing, green features, world-class amenities, quality of construction, creativity and originality, plus unique selling points, are all considerations for the judges.”

Tan is joined on the independent panel of judges by respected industry experts: Alexander Karolik Shlaen (CEO, Panache Management); Robert Greg Shand (Greg Shand Architects); Lim Wenhui (Partner, SPARK Architects); Clement Ong (Head of Strategic Planning and Investment, Banyan Tree Group); Benedict Lim (Managing Director, Real Estate Transaction, Ernst & Young Corporate Finance Pte Ltd); and Natalie Breen (Real Estate Legal Leader & Partner, PwC Legal International Pte Ltd).

Under the strict supervision of trusted awards supervisor BDO, the panel selected the final shortlist following a six-month nomination and judging process that included actual site inspections and intensive panel deliberations.

All 25 competition and special awards shortlists were decided by the panel, with the exclusion of the 2017 Singapore Real Estate Personality of the Year award, which will be chosen by editors of PropertyGuru Property Report magazine and the winner announced before the gala dinner.

“This is an exciting time to celebrate the success of Singapore’s best developers as the market slowly rebounds due to increasing local and foreign demand. With this strong shortlist, we look ahead to the future of the domestic property sector that gives importance to sustainable and green amenities to suit the needs of consumers. It is our hope that consumers look to this year’s finalists to aid them in making informed and confident decisions,” said Hari V. Krishnan, CEO of PropertyGuru Group.

Shortlisted developers are now gearing up to attend the black-tie gala dinner on Tuesday, 7 November, at the Sands Expo and Convention Centre at Marina Bay Sands, where Winners and Highly Commended companies will be named.

The gala dinner and presentation ceremony is exclusive for shortlisted nominees, taking place alongside the two-day PropertyGuru Asia Real Estate Summit (7–8 November) and the PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards Grand Final (8 November), where delegates and regional nominees from around Asia will gather to honour the best in Asia’s real estate sector.

The seventh annual PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards (Singapore) 2017 is supported by title sponsor Kohler; co-sponsors Regus and Mitsubishi Electric; official portal partner PropertyGuru.com.sg, Singapore’s №1 property site; media partners Southeast Asia GLOBE, Oxford Business Group, Realestate.com.kh, and PropertyGuru Property Report, Asia’s leading luxury real estate, architecture and design publication; and the awards’ official supervisor BDO, the world’s fifth largest auditing and accountancy firm led by executive director Roger Loo and manager Jan Weidlich.

THE FULL SHORTLIST OF NOMINEES

PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards (Singapore) 2017

DEVELOPER CATEGORIES

Best Developer

  • WINNER will be revealed on 7 November 2017 during the gala dinner

Best Boutique Developer

  • Lian Beng Group Ltd
  • Pollux Properties Ltd
  • TEE Land Limited

DEVELOPMENT CATEGORIES

Best Luxury Condo Development

  • Spottiswoode Suites by Spottiswoode Development Pte Ltd (a JV between Lian Beng Group Ltd and Centurion Properties Pte Ltd)
  • Wallich Residence by GuocoLand Singapore

Best Private Condo Development

  • High Park Residences by CEL Development
  • Parc Riviera by EL Development Pte Ltd
  • Queens Peak by HY Realty (Dundee) Pte Ltd
  • Stars of Kovan by Property Enterprises Development (S) Pte Ltd
  • Symphony Suites by EL Development Pte Ltd

Best Executive Condo Development

  • iNz Residence by QingJian Realty (Choa Chu Kang) Group Pte Ltd
  • The Visionaire by QingJian Realty (Sembawang) Group Pte Ltd

Best Landed Development

  • Belgravia Villas by Fairview Developments Pte Ltd (a unit of the Tong Eng Group)

Best Retail Development

  • Tanjong Pagar Center (TPC) Retail by GuocoLand Singapore
  • Stars of Kovan by Property Enterprises Development (S) Pte Ltd

Best Office Development

  • Guoco Tower by GuocoLand Singapore

Best Hotel Development

  • Novotel Singapore on Stevens, Mercure Singapore on Stevens by Oxley Holdings Limited
  • Sofitel Singapore City Centre by GuocoLand Singapore

Best Industrial Development

  • Mandai Foodlink by Wealth Property Pte Ltd (a JV between Lian Beng Group Ltd and The Legacy Industrial (Mandai) Pte Ltd)
  • Solaris @ Kallang 164 by Soilbuild Group
  • T-Space by Goldprime Land Pte Ltd (a JV between Lian Beng Group Ltd and Oxley Holdings Limited)

Best Mixed Use Development

  • Le Quest by QingJian Realty (BBR) Group Pte Ltd
  • Paya Lebar Quarter by Lendlease
  • Stars of Kovan by Property Enterprises Development (S) Pte Ltd
  • Tanjong Pagar Centre by GuocoLand Singapore

DESIGN CATEGORIES

Best Luxury Condo Architectural Design

  • Spottiswoode Suites by Spottiswoode Development Pte Ltd (a JV between Lian Beng Group Ltd and Centurion Properties Pte Ltd)
  • Wallich Residence by GuocoLand Singapore

Best Private Condo Architectural Design

  • Kingsford Waterbay by Kingsford Property Development Pte. Ltd.
  • Parc Riviera by EL Development Pte Ltd
  • Stars of Kovan by Property Enterprises Development (S) Pte Ltd
  • Symphony Suites by EL Development Pte Ltd

Best Condo Interior Design

  • Le Quest by QingJian Realty (BBR) Group Pte Ltd
  • Kingsford Waterbay by Kingsford Property Development Pte. Ltd.
  • Parc Riviera by EL Development Pte Ltd
  • Stars of Kovan by Property Enterprises Development (S) Pte Ltd
  • Wallich Residence by GuocoLand Singapore

Best Retail Architectural Design

  • Stars of Kovan by Property Enterprises Development (S) Pte Ltd
  • Tanjong Pagar Centre (TPC) Retail by GuocoLand Singapore

Best Office Architectural Design

  • Guoco Tower by GuocoLand Singapore
  • Oxley Tower by Oxley Holdings Limited

Best Hotel Architectural Design

  • Novotel Singapore on Stevens, Mercure Singapore on Stevens by Oxley Holdings Limited
  • Sofitel Singapore City Centre by GuocoLand Singapore

Best Condo Landscape Architectural Design

  • High Park Residences by CEL Development
  • Kingsford Waterbay by Kingsford Property Development Pte. Ltd.
  • Parc Riviera by EL Development Pte Ltd
  • Symphony Suites by EL Development Pte Ltd
  • The Visionaire by QingJian Realty (Sembawang) Group Pte Ltd

Best Commercial Landscape Architectural Design

  • Paya Lebar Quarter by Lendlease
  • Tanjong Pagar Centre by GuocoLand Singapore
  • T-Space by Goldprime Land Pte Ltd (a JV between Lian Beng Group Ltd and Oxley Holdings Limited)

SPECIAL AWARDS CATEGORIES

Special Recognition in CSR

  • Lian Beng Group Ltd
  • Oxley Holdings Limited

Special Recognition in Sustainable Development

  • EL Development Pte Ltd
  • Lian Beng Group Ltd

Best Green Development

  • iNz Residence by QingJian Realty (Choa Chu Kang) Pte Ltd
  • Paya Lebar Quarter by Lendlease
  • Tanjong Pagar Centre by GuocoLand Singapore

Best Universal Design Development

  • iNz Residence by QingJian Realty (Choa Chu Kang) Pte Ltd
  • Paya Lebar Quarter by Lendlease

BEST OF SINGAPORE CATEGORIES

Best Condo Development (Singapore)

  • WINNER to be selected from Condo category winners and announced during the gala dinner on 7 November 2017

Best Housing Development (Singapore)

  • WINNER to be selected from Housing category winners announced during the gala dinner on 7 November 2017

PUBLISHER’S CHOICE

Real Estate Personality of the Year

  • WINNER to be announced by Property Report magazine editors before the gala dinner on 7 November 2017

Originally published at The Neo Dimension.

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