Mega townships, mixed-use sites win big in extraordinary outing for the PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards programme this year
HO CHI MINH CITY, Vietnam - 9 October 2020
PropertyGuru, Southeast Asia’s leading proptech company, tonight celebrated the 6th Annual PropertyGuru Vietnam Property Awards, recognising excellence in property development throughout Vietnam.
The country’s leading real estate awards programme was held Friday, 9 October 2020, at the InterContinental Saigon in Ho Chi Minh City, where outstanding builders from northern to southern Vietnam converged to vie for 49 awards.
Presented by Kohler, the 6th PropertyGuru Vietnam Property Awards turned out to be a festive occasion for celebrating the nation’s rising crop of integrated township developments, master planned communities, mixed-use sites, and new urban areas.
Winning eight of its 12 nominations, Gamuda Land Vietnam was hailed Vietnam’s Best Developer of 2020. One of its stand-out projects, Celadon City, a massive development by Gamuda Land (HCMC) Joint Stock Company in HCMC, won Best Masterplan Design.
SonKim Land Corporation also accumulated eight wins, including the honour for Best Boutique Developer. The most awarded project of the night was The Crest Residence, the ultra-luxury condo development also known as the second phase of SonKim Land’s mixed-use site Metropole Thu Thiem. The Crest Residence was adjudged Best Condo Development (Vietnam) while another project in the vicinity, Metropole Thu Thiem Office Complex 1, garnered the trophy for Best Office Development.
Stella Mega City - a project by the winner of the Best Breakthrough Developer award, Kita Group Corporation Joint Stock Company - was named Best Township Development. Ecopark Tourism and Trade Urban Area gained the title of Best Mega Township Development - one of five wins by Ecopark Corporation Joint Stock Company, which won Best Mixed Use Developer.
Masterise Homes, a member of Masterise Group, is another big winner of the night, with six trophies backed by its Lumière Riverside, Masteri Centre Point, and Masteri Waterfront projects.
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As a capstone to an already triumphant night, the award for Vietnam Real Estate Personality of the Year was presented to Vingroup Chairman Pham Nhat Vuong, better known to many as the nation’s first and biggest billionaire.
After finding success with an instant-noodle business in Europe, Vuong established one of Vietnam’s biggest property development companies and turned it into the country’s largest private conglomerate, Vingroup. A true builder of skylines, Vuong led Vingroup to develop Landmark 81, the country’s tallest building. Le Khac Hiep, Vice Chairman of Vingroup, accepted the award at the gala dinner.
The Vietnam Real Estate Personality of the Year award was the only accolade not chosen by the independent panel of judges, but by the editorial team of PropertyGuru Property Report, the official magazine of the Asia Property Awards.
Last year’s Best Developer, Kien A Corporation, won all eight of its nominations, including the title for Best Lifestyle Developer. Kien A Corporation scored three wins alone for Lavila Island, including the award for Best Housing Development (Vietnam). Other honourees included projects in Danang and Halong Bay such as Asiana Đà Nẵng by Gotec Land and The Dragon Castle by National Housing Organisation.
A total of 85 awardees received trophies and Highly Commended certificates at the black-tie gala dinner and awards ceremony, among several special events staged physically by the PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards in 2020. In light of the pandemic, safety protocols, including temperature checks, were observed in preparation for the ceremony and during the gala night.
Hari V. Krishnan, CEO of PropertyGuru Group, said: “Congratulations to the winning companies and projects at the 6th PropertyGuru Vietnam Property Awards. We are proud to be the preferred platform for recognising and honouring the best creators of what’s next in Vietnam, from mega townships and masterplanned communities to new urban areas that will transform the built environment in this stellar property market for years to come.”
Jules Kay, Managing Director of PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards & Events, said: “The PropertyGuru Vietnam Property Awards provide a standard by which the country’s developers strive to be measured. By showcasing the outstanding companies behind Vietnam’s skylines and living spaces we also shine light on the continued modernisation and growth throughout the country. From mega townships to the developer of the country’s tallest building, this year’s winning projects and companies make it clear that Vietnam remains one of the most impressive property markets in Asia.”
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This marked another year of strong representation for industrial development in Vietnam. The title of Best Industrial Development was presented to Rang Dong Textile Industrial Park (Aurora IP) by Cat Tuong Real Estate Group Joint Stock Company. Viet Nam Singapore Industrial Park & Township Development Joint Stock Company (VSIP JSC) meanwhile won six out of its eight nominations, including Best Residential Green Development for The Habitat Binh Duong, its venture with Sembcorp Gateway Development Co., Ltd.
The independent panel of judges helped identify and recognise this year’s shortlist of nominees. The judges’ panel comprised Vietnam Property Awards chairperson Thien Duong, Managing Director, Transform Architecture; Alex Crane, Managing Director, Cushman & Wakefield Vietnam; Chau Ta, Executive Director – Legal Transactions, SC Capital Partners Pte Ltd.; David McDonald, General Director, WT Partnership (Vietnam) LLC; Duc Truong, CEO, OJS Investment & Consulting Ltd., Chairman, Edison Academy Vietnam Ltd.; Edward Haysom, General Director, HAYSOM Architects Vietnam; Hang Dang, Managing Director, CBRE (Vietnam) Co, Ltd.; Jean-Francois Chevance, Group Director of Hospitality and Design, Archetype Group; John Reeves, Founder & Designer, REEVESdesign; Mauro Gasparotti, Director, Savills Hotels APAC; and Paul D. Volodarsky, Senior Associate, Deputy Head of Regional Real Estate, DFDL Legal and Tax.
The judging panel also included a team of specialists in the Hanoi market: Andras Germ, General Manager, Astra; Đặng Thành Long, Executive Director, Vietnam Green Building Council (VGBC); Dang Van Quang, Director, Hanoi Business, JLL Vietnam; and Tran Quynh Trang, owner of property management firm Sapphire Indochina.
The integrity and fairness of the judging process were maintained at all stages under the thorough supervision of the team at BDO Vietnam, led by Jeffrey Ong Peng, Audit Partner, and Vu Thu Huong, Audit Manager.
The 6th PropertyGuru Vietnam Property Awards is supported by the industry’s leading brands, including returning platinum sponsor Kohler; official portal partner Batdongsan.com.vn; official local partner Oriental Media; official magazine PropertyGuru Property Report; official PR partner T&H Communications; media partners Bliss Saigon, Oi Vietnam, Vietnam News, Vietnam Heritage, and Deluxe Magazine; official charity partner Right To Play; official ESG partner Baan Dek Foundation; and official supervisor BDO.
FULL LIST OF WINNERS AND HIGHLY COMMENDED AWARDEES - 6th PropertyGuru Vietnam Property Awards 2020
A. DEVELOPER AWARDS
1. Best Developer
2. Best Boutique Developer
3. Best Breakthrough Developer
4. Best Lifestyle Developer
5. Best Mixed Use Developer
6. Best Sustainable Developer
B. DEVELOPMENT AWARDS
1. Best Luxury Condo Development (HCMC)
2. Best High End Condo Development (HCMC)
3. Best Mid End Condo Development (HCMC)
4. Best Luxury Condo Development (Hanoi)
5. Best High End Condo Development (Hanoi)
6. Best Mid End Condo Development (Hanoi)
7. Best Condo Development (Danang)
8. Best Condo Development (Northern Vietnam)
9. Best Condo Development (Southern Vietnam)
10. Best Condo Development (Halong Bay)
11. Best Luxury Housing Development (HCMC)
12. Best Housing Development (Hanoi)
13. Best Housing Development (Northern Vietnam)
14. Best Housing Development (Southern Vietnam)
15. Best Mega Township Development
16. Best Township Development
17. Best Mixed Use Development
18. Best Office Development
19. Best Industrial Development
20. Best Resort Development
21. Best Sporting Facility
22. Best Residential Green Development
23. Best Commercial Green Development
C. DESIGN AWARDS
1. Best Condo Architectural Design
2. Best Housing Architectural Design
3. Best Mixed Use Architectural Design
4. Best Resort Architectural Design
5. Best Hotel Architectural Design
6. Best Ultra Luxury Condo Interior Design
7. Best Luxury Condo Interior Design
8. Best High End Condo Interior Design
9. Best High End Condo Landscape Architectural Design
10. Best Condo Landscape Architectural Design
11. Best Commercial Landscape Architectural Design
12. Best Masterplan Design
D. BEST OF VIETNAM AWARDS
1. Best Condo Development (Vietnam)
2. Best Housing Development (Vietnam)
E. SPECIAL AWARDS
1. Special Recognition for ESG
2. Special Recognition for CSR
3. Special Recognition in Sustainable Construction
4. Special Recognition in Sustainable Design
5. Special Recognition for Building Communities
E. PUBLISHER’S CHOICE
1. Vietnam Real Estate Personality of the Year
Source: Asia Property Awards
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