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BANGKOK,Thailand: Thailand’s highly competitive real estate industry will be recognised once again at the country’s largest and most prestigious annual gathering, the PropertyGuru Thailand Property Awards, which is now celebrating its 14th edition.
Presented by Hitachi Elevator, the glamorous awards night will be presented on Friday, 9 August 2019, with various accolades for Developers, Development, and Design, as well as a few special awards for Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), Sustainable Development, Design and Construction, Building Communities, and Public Facility initiatives.
Among the expected popular categories this year will be for Best Mixed Use Development, mirroring the growing trend of connected, integrated or multi-component properties particularly in Bangkok’s cosmopolitan areas.
According to consultancy firm JLL Thailand managing director Suphin Mechuchep –– who resumes her role as chairperson of the independent judging panel of the Thailand Property Awards –– such type of projects provides an intelligent solution to the challenges in the sector, including escalating development costs and land prices. One of the top honourees at the 2018 edition was a pioneer in mixed-use and integrated properties, billionaire Panote Sirivadhanabhakdi, Group CEO of Frasers Property Limited and TCC Assets (Thailand), who was named Thailand Real Estate Personality of the Year.
The 2019 Awards will also include competitive residential categories for Bangkok, Samui, Hua Hin, Khao Yai, the Eastern Seaboard, Phang-Nga and Krabi, Chiang Mai, Phuket, North East, and Southern Thailand. As well as their corresponding architectural, interior or landscape design awards, there are also open categories for the commercial sector’s hotel, retail and office segments.
Niche segments are also duly represented with categories for Best Senior Living Development, Best Smart Home Development, Best Green Development, Best Co Working Space, and Best Hotel Residence, a new addition to the long-running awards programme.
Nominations are now open to the industry and the public.
Key dates for the 2019 edition are:
21 January 2018 – Nominations and Entries Open
7 June 2019 – Nominations Close
14 June 2019 – Entries Close
24 June to 12 July 2019 – Site Inspections
17-18 July 2019 – Final Judging
9 August 2019 – Gala Dinner and Awards Ceremony
29 November 2019 – Grand Final in Bangkok, Thailand
One of the biggest and most anticipated industry events of the year, the 2019 Thailand Property Awards gala night will be attended by more than 600 guests of senior real estate leaders and VIPs. The exclusive gala ceremony will be preceded by an invitation-only luncheon for CEOs of shortlisted nominees, which will be revealed in late July.
The annual event is organised by PropertyGuru Group and will be produced by the new awards business director Jules Kay, who is one of the original members of the Asia Property Awards team when it was established more than a decade ago. “I am thrilled to re-join a team of like-minded professionals whose mission it is to recognise, achieve, promote and celebrate quality. I look forward to working with the team and taking the Awards to newer heights.”
Andrew J Wood was born in Yorkshire England, he is a former hotelier, Skalleague and travel writer. Andrew has 48 years of hospitality and travel experience. Educated at Batley Grammar School and a hotel graduate of Napier University, Edinburgh. Andrew started his career in London, working with various hotels. His first posting overseas was with Hilton International, in Paris, and he later arrived in Asia in 1991 on Bangkok with his appointment as Director of Marketing at the Shangri-La Hotel and has remained in Thailand ever since. Andrew has also worked with the Royal Garden Resort Group now Anantara (Vice President) and the Landmark Group of Hotels (Vice President of Sales and Marketing). Latterly he has been the General Manager at the Royal Cliff Group of Hotels in Pattaya and the Chaophya Park Hotel Bangkok & Resorts.
A past board member and Director of Skål International (SI), a former National President with SI Thailand and a two time past President of the Bangkok Club. Andrew is currently President of Skål Asia. In 2019, Andrew was awarded SKÅL’s highest award the distinction of Membre D’Honneur.
He is a regular guest lecturer at various Universities in Asia.