The PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards (Singapore) 2017, presented by Kohler and supported by the country’s No. 1 property site PropertyGuru.com.sg, have revealed the official shortlist of nominees comprising the year’s best and most inspired projects that define the urban landscape in Singapore.
More than 20 developments from 16 companies and joint venture firms have made the final stage of the country’s most prestigious real estate competition, with GuocoLand Singapore leading with 12 nominations – the most for any developer.
GuocoLand’s projects inside the integrated development Tanjong Pagar Centre earn nods in multiple categories, including outstanding office, retail, hotel and condominium development and design. ‘Sustainable Development’ nominee EL Development is tied in second place with eight nods.
Now in its seventh year, the PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards (Singapore) returns to recognise the finest in Singaporean real estate, which despite slowing down in recent years due to government-led cooling measures and having a lower number of transactions or launches compared with previous years.
“Concept, design, pricing, green features, world-class amenities, quality of construction, creativity and originality, plus unique selling points, are all considerations for the judges,” said Chairman of the judges and renowned architect Minkqee Tan, Chief Designer at MINKEE Architects Pte Ltd.
All 25 competition and special awards shortlists were decided by the panel, with the exclusion of the 2017 Singapore Real Estate Personality of the Year award, which will be chosen by editors of PropertyGuru Property Report magazine and the winner announced before the gala dinner on 7th November 2017 at Sands Expo and Convention Centre at Marina Bay Sands, Singapore.
“This is an exciting time to celebrate the success of Singapore’s best developers as the market slowly rebounds due to increasing local and foreign demand,” said Hari V. Krishnan, CEO of PropertyGuru Group.
The black-tie gala dinner and presentation ceremony is exclusive for shortlisted nominees, taking place alongside the two-day PropertyGuru Asia Real Estate Summit (7th-8th November) and the PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards Grand Final (8th November), where delegates and regional nominees from around Asia will gather to honour the best in Asia’s real estate sector.