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The 18th Propertyguru Thailand Property Awards Distinguish The Kingdom’s Finest Commercial, Residential Real Estate

by | Nov 28, 2023 | Faces & Happenings | 0 comments

From retail to resort developments, award recipients represent the most outstanding cross-section of real estate in Thailand. 

PropertyGuru Group, Southeast Asia’s leading property technology company, announced the Winners and Highly Commended recipients of the 18th PropertyGuru Thailand Property Awards, presented by Mitsubishi Elevator (Thailand) and supported by gold sponsor JLL.

The black-tie gala dinner and presentation ceremony laureled the kingdom’s most illustrious, innovative developers across 63 categories at The Athenee Hotel, A Luxury Collection Hotel, Bangkok. This year’s award recipients represent an outstanding cross-section of real estate in Thailand, representing development firms from Greater Bangkok, Phuket, the Eastern Seaboard, Hua Hin, Khao Yai and more. 

Sena Development won the most competitive accolade of the night, the Best Developer award, for the first time in the 18-year history of the Awards. Habitat Group Co., Ltd. garnered the most wins, which include the Best Lifestyle Developer award; the sought-after Best Condo Development (Thailand) award for its project Wyndham Grand Residences Wongamat Pattaya; and a few titles for the project Highland Park Pool Villas Pattaya.

The prestigious Best Retail Developer title went to The EM District Co., Ltd. The EmSphere Shopping Complex, the latest phase of the shopping district that includes Emporium and EmQuartier, was honoured as Best Retail Development.

Phuket9 was another prolific winner, gaining the title of Best Developer (Phuket), in addition to wins for its project Rawayana. PNP Real Estate Co., Ltd. also rose to the top with several wins, such as the Best Breakthrough Developer (Hua Hin) award and various titles for the project La Felice Villa Hua Hin. 

Other winners in the Developer categories were Andaman Asset Solution, winner of the Best Boutique Developer (Phuket) award, supported by a win for The Residence Prime; Botanica Luxury Phuket Co., Ltd., winner of Best Luxury Developer (Phuket), with a win for Botanica Grand Avenue; MontAzure, winner of Best Mixed Use Developer (Phuket), with a win for MGallery Residences MontAzure by Kamala Beach Resort & Hotel Management Co., Ltd.; Patta Development Co., Ltd., winner of Best Housing Developer (Eastern Seaboard); The Riviera Group, winner of Best Condo Developer (Eastern Seaboard); and Wallaya Villas Development, winner of Best Housing Developer (Phuket).

Sammakorn Plus Company Limited and Sammakorn-JV1 Company Limited netted several wins for their projects, such as the sought-after Best Housing Development (Thailand) title for the former’s project, Park Heritage Pattanakarn. The latter also scored a couple of wins for the project Barnyard Khaoyai. 

Another big winner of the night was KingBridge Tower Company Limited (Saha Pathana Inter-Holding Public Company Limited), whose project, KingBridge Tower, also gained multiple wins. 

Thongma Vijitpongpun, vice chairman of the board of directors, Pruksa Holding Public Company Limited, accepted the Thailand Real Estate Personality of the Year award from the editorial team of Property Report by PropertyGuru, the official magazine. 

He said: “For the 2023 Thailand Real Estate Personality of the Year Award, I would like to take this opportunity to express my sincere thanks to PropertyGuru for taking part in conveying my intentions as well. This award is even more valuable because I have a companion moving towards the goal of creating better changes together.”

He is honoured for at least three decades of leadership in the field of residential development as well as innovations in prefab and precast construction technologies, among other achievements.

Jeremy Williams, managing director, Marketplaces, PropertyGuru Group, said: “Thailand is a key market for us at PropertyGuru Group as we pursue our vision to power communities to live, work and thrive in tomorrow’s cities. The meticulous selection of these award winners aligns with our aim to promote trust in the real estate industry and infuse confidence into the decisions of Thailand’s property seekers, sellers and owners. From the dazzling skylines of the city to the idyllic coast and countryside, these great developers and projects have truly made a difference in the property sector and brought lasting, innovative, sustainable change to Thailand. Congratulations to all the recipients of the PropertyGuru Thailand Property Awards. 

Jules Kay, GM of PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards and Events, said: “After nearly two decades, the PropertyGuru Thailand Property Awards programme continues to support and elevate the standard of real estate development and design in the kingdom. Over the years, the Awards have adapted and evolved to reflect an ever-changing Thai market. As consumer preferences change and demand for real estate rebounds, we recognise the properties most sought after by today’s property seekers, and shine a light on Thailand’s most desirable investment opportunities. Whether in locations such as Bangkok’s urban hubs or the country’s bucolic coast and countryside, our award winners this year personify the optimism in Thailand’s real estate sector and give cause for celebration.” 

Jules Kay, GM of PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards and Events

The independent panel of judges who determined the list of awardees this year consist of Suphin Mechuchep, chairperson of the Awards in Thailand and CEO, Sen X Group PCL; Chaivut Saengaram, Ph.D., managing director, Chuchawal-Royal Haskoning, Dutch Design & Engineers Consulting Firm; Chaiyuth Pete Thirangoon, director, Akatan Company Limited; Leong Choong Peng, advisor, Mentabuild Limited, consultant, and chartered surveyor; Marciano Birjmohun, vice-chairman, The Singapore-Thai Chambers of Commerce; Dr. Phongthon Tharachai, CEO, Project Planning Service Public Company Limited; Precha Suphapetiporn, president, Thai Real Estate Sales and Marketing Association; Sasivimol Sinthawanarong, design principal, Jarken Co., Ltd.; and Professor Sonthya Vanichvatana, Ph.D, chairperson, the Department of Real Estate, MRICS, associate architect, MSME School of Management and Economics, Assumption University.

The regional panel of judges include specialists in the markets of Eastern Seaboard, Hua Hin, Phuket and Samui, and consist of Bobby Birt, managing director, Samui Island Realty; Bobby Brooks, founder/director/advisor director, Bobby Brooks Property Advisor Co. Ltd.; Clayton Wade, managing director, Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd.; George Willoughby, managing director, Form Property; Jessica Green, owner, JG Development; Mattia Taminelli, marketing director & partner, T&S C. Furniture Co., Ltd.; Mesa Wongsida, managing director, North Shore Property Co., Ltd.; Khun Piti Suebwonglee, attorney & managing partner, Expat Pro; Robert Krupica, partner, Hughes Krupica Consulting Co., Ltd; Russ Downing, managing director, Hot Hua Hin Co. Ltd.; Sirikwan Tan, senior associate, Hughes Krupica Consulting Co., Ltd; and Torasingh ‘Tony’ Tangkuptanon, founder/managing director, Worldnance Co., Ltd.

HLB Thailand, member of HLB International Real Estate Group, supervised the judging and selection process under the leadership of co-managing partner Paul Ashburn with the assistance of Sakanphon Fueangwong.

Established in 2005, the PropertyGuru Thailand Property Awards remain the longest-running awards programme of its kind in the country. Main country winners of the PropertyGuru Thailand Property Awards will be eligible to compete in the 18th PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards Grand Final on Friday, 8 December, also in Bangkok, Thailand. The selected winners will contend for the Best in Asia regional honours against their peers from Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore and Vietnam, as well as Australia, India, Japan and China. 

Organised by PropertyGuru Group, the 18th PropertyGuru Thailand Property Awards are supported by platinum sponsor Mitsubishi Elevator (Thailand); gold sponsor JLL; official portal partner DDproperty.com; official magazine Property Report by PropertyGuru; official publicity partner Infinity Communications; media partners Discover Pattaya, Hot Magazine, Prop2morrow, REm, Terra BKK, Think of Living, and Top 10 Thailand; official whiskey partner Fah Mai Holdings; supporting associations British Chamber of Commerce Thailand (BCCT) and IFC – Excellence in Design for Greater Efficiencies; and official supervisor HLB.

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