KUALA LUMPUR: It was a night of glitz and glamour as the StarProperty Real Estate Developer Awards 2022 returned for the seventh consecutive year to recognise and honour the best property developers and their remarkable achievements.
Held at the Shangri-La Hotel Kuala Lumpur, the seventh installation of the awards had a total of 30 categories with 110 project entries.
Three new categories were also introduced this year – the Digital Strategist Award for the best digital marketing strategies undertaken by property developers; the Highlander Award for the best property development in the highlands; and the Placemaker Award for property development with the best placemaking facilities.
The Digital Strategist and Highlander Awards were won by LBS Bina Group Berhad, while Gamuda Land clinched the Placemaker Award.
Housing and Local Government Minister Datuk Seri Reezal Merican Naina Merican said developers played a huge role and contributed exclusively to the country, adding that reputation was key in gaining consumers’ confidence.
“The StarProperty Awards serve to validate those nominated which will help boost the confidence of consumers in terms of the quality of work and track record of a particular developer.
“Star Media Group should also be applauded for recognising the best in the industry while protecting the interests of consumers,” he said in his speech yesterday.
He also expressed his belief that through the cutting-edge work of those nominated, current developers were paying more attention to affordability, livability and sustainability.
“These traits are also very much in line with the government’s commitment towards providing high-quality living for our beloved Keluarga Malaysia (Malaysian Family),” he said.
Earlier, Star Media Group chairman Tan Sri Chor Chee Heung said property players grew stronger despite adversity, with many also developing a keener understanding of the needs of consumers.
“We have seen developers become even more aware of meaningful designs, green spaces and well-planned townships that embody holistic living.
“It is also truly inspiring to see that quality is never compromised and that more property players are placing an emphasis on incorporating best environmental, social and governance (ESG) practices as part of their core operational frameworks.
“We are honoured to be part of this future-forward community with StarProperty also continuing to uplift your achievements and support your continuous progress,” he said.
Star Media Group, through its media assets and content capacity, would continuously allow developers to have a greater reach towards audiences and customers, said Chor.Among the winners of the night were household names in the Malaysian property industry, such as Sime Darby Property Bhd, Sunway Property, LBS Bina Group Berhad and UEM Sunrise Berhad.
Also present at the event were Star Media Group chief executive officer Alex Yeow, its adviser Datuk Seri Wong Chun Wai, its group chief financial officer Sam Au Chen Sum and its chief business officer Lydia Wang.
To ensure fair play, the panel of credible and impartial judges comprised captains of the Malaysian real estate industry and leaders of various disciplines to ensure that all entries received all-rounded and fair evaluations.
The event was organised by StarProperty Sdn Bhd, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Star Media Group Bhd.
Its exclusive premium tile partner was Guocera Malaysia, while the official beverage partner was Heineken Malaysia Berhad.
For more information, visit awards.starproperty.my