The quest for the best property developments in the Philippines celebrates a landmark fifth year
- High number of entries expected from key regional destinations such as Cebu and Davao
- New categories in 2017 include a Special Recognition in Sustainable Development and accolades for Best Mixed Use Development and Best BPO Office Development.
- Property Report Congress Philippines returns for a second year featuring Asia’s leading experts
The countdown has begun for the annual Philippines Property Awards, the biggest real estate awards programme in the country and an acclaimed international event organised by PropertyGuru Group, Asia’s leading online property group.
Celebrating its landmark fifth year, the 5th Philippines Property Awards 2017 is the search for the Philippines’ best property developers and developments located in the established and emerging property markets of Mega Manila, Metro Cebu and Davao.
In 2016, Megaworld Corporation collected a record-breaking 16 awards and Highly Commended honors, including the Best Developer (Philippines) gong, while 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.
Entrants for the 2017 edition can expect an expanded awards scheme. New categories have been added, including a Special Recognition in Sustainable Development, which will reward the sustainable initiatives of outstanding developers from Luzon, Visayas or Mindanao.
There will also be new awards for Best Mixed Used Development and Best BPO Office reflecting the rapid growth of those sectors.
Nominations are now being accepted at AsiaPropertyAwards.com/nomination/philippines/. Submissions can come from developers, consumers and the general public. There is no fee to enter in any category.
BDO, one of the world’s largest accounting and auditing firms, returns as the official judging supervisor to ensure that the entire nomination and judging process is fair and transparent.
The official shortlist, comprising one Winner and up to four Highly Commended in each category, will be revealed by an independent judging panel in early April 2017. The black-tie gala dinner is set to take place on 4 May 2017, once again at the 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 before the gala dinner.
The fifth edition of the Awards was formally launched on 31 August 2016 to local media at the Narayan Room of Fairmont Makati. It will be followed by an exclusive launch party in Cebu City’s famous Anzani + Bellini Champagne Bar on 1 September 2016.
Launching the awards, Terry Blackburn, founder and managing director of the Asia Property Awards, said: “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.”
He 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 programme expand to include categories specifically created for regional developments in key 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.”
With an average attendance of 300 industry-leading figures, C-level executives, architects, designers, suppliers, construction, real estate and media professionals, the Philippines Property Awards annual gala dinner is one of the most anticipated real estate events of the year.
Each gala begins with a two-hour international cocktail networking reception, followed by a lavish four-course dinner, and the awards ceremony. Previous VIP guests and keynote speakers include Senator Franklin Drilon and former Tourism Secretary Ramon Reyes Jimenez Jr.
The event receives wide national and international acclaim through influential media outfits including Property Report, the official media partner, as well as PropertyGuru’s market-leading property portals in Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia and Malaysia, which are used by more than 16 million real estate consumers.
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/
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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.
About PropertyGuru Group:
Founded in 2006, PropertyGuru Group is Asia’s leading property media group used by more than 16 million property buyers, viewing over 130 million property pages and generating over 500,000 enquiries for real estate developer and agent advertisers every month across Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia and Thailand. The Group has a full suite of integrated property media capability, from its original core business in online, mobile and events, to television broadcast (in Indonesia, via an investment and partnership with EMTEK), and a recent acquisition of print and events businesses, under the brand n