PETALING JAYA: It was a star-studded night at the Malaysia Property Awards 2022 dinner when prominent developers in the country came together to celebrate deserving individuals and companies in the industry.
Matrix Concepts Holdings Bhd group managing director Ho Kong Soon was awarded the “Property CEO” while Tan Sri Teo Chiang Kok, the executive director and chief executive officer of See Hoy Chan Holdings Group, was crowned “Property Man.”
The winners were selected by independent judges with expertise and experience in the property industry.
Sky Awani 2 Residences, by SkyWorld Development Sdn Bhd, won the affordable housing award; Menara Hap Seng 3 by Hap Seng Land Sdn Bhd stood out in the office category.
Winners in the heritage category were Rumah Tangsi (Lot 10) and Kuala Lumpur Tourism Bureau (Lot 11) by Dewan Bandaraya Kuala Lumpur and Seetizens Lab Sdn Bhd.Winners in the industrial category were i-Park @ Senai Airport City by iPark Development Sdn Bhd and Hap Seng Business Park by Hap Seng Land.
The master plan category was won by Sime Darby Property (City of Elmina) Bhd for City of Elmina and SP Setia Bhd for Setia Eco Templer.
Tujuan Gemilang Sdn Bhd for Tamarind Square won in the mixed-use development category.
Encomas Sdn Bhd won the purpose-built category for Encomas House and Bandar Utama City Sdn Bhd for Petaling Jaya Performing Arts Centre.
Kay Pride Sdn Bhd won the residential high-rise category for Setia V Residences and Sunrise Charm Sdn Bhd (A member of Exsim) for The Rainz @ Bukit Jalil.
Sime Darby Property (Ara Damansara) Bhd won the residential mid-rise category for Cantara Residences.
SP Setia also won the sustainable development category for D’Network @ Setia Eco Park.
Malaysia’s International Real Estate Federation (Fiabci Malaysia) president Datuk Firdaus Musa expressed his appreciation to Yang di-Pertua Negeri Tun Mohd Ali Rustam for making time to grace the Malaysia Property Awards Gala Dinner 2022 and present the awards.“Malaysia Property Awards, the most coveted awards in the property development industry, is by far considered the ‘Oscars’ of property awards in Malaysia.
“They are highly sought after as a rigorous evaluation is being done, which gives credibility to winners,” he said at the gala dinner on Saturday night at One World Hotel.
Firdaus stressed the importance of ESG (Environment, Social and Governance) and SDG (Sustainable Development Goals) policies and to continue to incorporate more of these features in future property development projects.
With the world becoming increasingly conscious of the need to protect the environment and with a carbon-free policy by 2030, the property industry must take a leading role in these efforts to ensure the industry’s long-term viability, sustainability and success, he added.
Teo, meanwhile, said the stringent evaluation process of the award reflects the highest standards of professionalism, and the award held a special meaning for him.
In his acceptance speech, Ho said his business philosophy emphasises the value of teamwork, allowing each group member to succeed and that there can be no individuality in the team.
“There are no shortcuts in anything you do. Therefore, every step of the strategy is essential, and the key to success is perseverance, positive thinking, and facing challenges,” he said.
Organising chairman Dr Yu Kee Su said the organising committee is committed to ensuring the judging process was as objective as possible.