The search for the Philippines’ best in real estate has finally begun as the Philippines Property Awards 2017 was officially opened with a press conference at Fairmont Hotel in Makati.
The country’s biggest annual real estate awards and an acclaimed international event organized by the PropertyGuru Group is celebrating its landmark fifth year of finding the best property developers and developments in Mega Manila, Metro Cebu, and Davao.
“We are grateful for the incredible support from developers, sponsors, media partners, and business associations over the years—without it, there would be no fifth edition of the Philippines Property Awards,” said Terry Blackburn, founder and managing director of the Asia Property Awards.
The previous year saw property giant Megaworld Corporation collecting a record-breaking 16 awards and honors, including one for Best Developer (Philippines). Meanwhile, the SM Group and Vista Land Group received multiple accolades, including one for Vista Land chairman Manny Villar for Real Estate Personality of the Year.
The 2017 awards expand its scheme. Entrants can expect new categories, such as Special Recognition in Sustainable Development, which will reward the green initiatives of outstanding developers across the country. There will be new awards for Best Mixed-Used Development and Best BPO Office, reflecting the rapid growth of these sectors as well.
Blackburn added: “The participation from major and up-and-coming developers continues to grow year after year because they understand the impact of the Awards in the industry. In the last five years we’ve seen the awards program expand to include categories specifically created for developments in regional markets such as Cebu and Davao. It is a reflection of a strong Philippine real estate sector that is focused on improving quality and sustainability.”
The general public, consumers, and developers may now submit their nominations in any category without any fee at AsiaPropertyAwards.com/nomination/philippines. The official shortlist, comprising one winner and up to four Highly Commended in each category, will be announced by an independent judging panel in early April 2017.
BDO, one of the world’s largest accounting and auditing firms, continues to be the official judging supervisor to ensure that the entire nomination and judging process will be fair and transparent to the public. A couple of new judges have joined the panel as well.
Prior to the black-tie gala dinner set to take place on May 4, 2017, at Fairmont Makati, the official hotel venue of the Awards, a new Real Estate Personality of the Year will also be named by the editors of Asia’s industry-leading Property Report magazine.
The Philippines Property Awards promotes the country’s best current developments and latest innovations to a wide international audience across Southeast Asia. As always, the “Best of the Best” winners from the Philippines will compete in the regional grand finals at the South East Asia Property Awards held annually in Singapore, opening up their businesses to new audiences around the region. Philippine developers who have won at the grand finals include Ayala Land Inc., which was named Best Developer (South East Asia) in 2014.
More information about the Philippines Property Awards are available on the official website: AsiaPropertyAwards.com/philippines-property-awards.
About Philippines Property Awards:
Returning for a landmark fifth year in 2017, the Philippines Property Awards is part of the regional Asia Property Awards programme organised by PropertyGuru Group. The Philippines Property Awards is the biggest and most credible industry awards in the archipelago, with the top and emerging names in real estate celebrating the best developers, projects and designs in Mega Manila, Cebu, Davao and emerging resort destinations.
About Asia Property Awards:
The Asia Property Awards are the largest real estate event in Asia, playing host to annual gala dinners for up to 600 C-level executives and leading industry figures in Singapore, Hong Kong, Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur, Manila, Jakarta, Yangon, Phnom Penh and Ho Chi Minh City. The Awards programme has an unparalleled reputation for being credible, fair and transparent, with an independent panel of judges and trusted awards supervisor.
Originally launched by Ensign Media in Thailand in 2005 at the height of Asia’s property boom, the Asia Property Awards in 2016 became part of PropertyGuru, Asia’s leading online property group.