CDL Dominates South East Asia Property Awards (Singapore) 2016

Article Extracted from Propertyguru.com.sg
Written by Romesh Navaratnarajah published on November 25, 2016

Property giant City Developments Limited (CDL) emerged as the big winner at the annual South East Asia Property Awards (Singapore) 2016.

A total of 20 awards were handed out last night (24 November) at a glitzy gala dinner at the Shangri-La Hotel.

Now in its sixth year, the prestigious event, which is organised by PropertyGuru Group, aims to honour the country’s top developers and real estate projects.

CDL and its subsidiary Novel Developments swept nine categories at the awards, including the year’s highest honour for Best Developer (Singapore). Qingjian Realty and M+S also took home multiple awards.

CDL dedicated their victory to their late Deputy Chairman Kwek Leng Joo, who pushed for the development of quality, green and sustainable projects for consumers.

Mink Tan, Chief Designer and Architect of MINKKE Architects, who also chaired the judging panel, said: “Time and again CDL delivers. Their experience and consistency in upscale, residential property development is probably unmatched in the real estate scene in Singapore. And the company’s pioneering and continuing initiatives in its sustainability drive is a testament to its genuine concern for the larger world.”

Despite a slow year for new launches, Singapore is still considered a model for many emerging markets in the region, with quality, sustainability and green building as the top priorities for many local developers.

Meanwhile, Francis Koh, Managing Director and Group CEO of Koh Brothers Group, was presented the Real Estate Personality of the Year award by the editors of Property Report magazine.

Koh was chosen for his significant contributions to Singapore’s property sector, including his company’s recent infrastructure, civil engineering and eco developments.

Around 400 senior industry executives from the region attended the awards, which was supported by Hansgrohe, Mitsubishi Electric and CNN International.

Full list of Winners and Highly Commended at the South East Asia Property Awards (Singapore):

DEVELOPER

Best Developer
Winner: City Developments Limited (CDL)

Best Boutique Developer
Winner: Chiu Teng Group
Highly Commended: Aurum Land (Private) Limited

BEST OF THE BEST

Best Condo Development (Singapore)
Winner: Gramercy Park by City Developments Limited (CDL)

Best Commercial Development (Singapore)
Winner: Marina One by M+S Pte Ltd

Best Housing Development (Singapore)
Winner: Goodwood Grand by Feature (Balmoral) Pte Ltd (Tong Eng Group)

SPECIAL AWARDS

Special Recognition in CSR
Winner: City Developments Limited (CDL)
Winner: MCC Land
Winner: MCL Land Limited

Special Recognition in Sustainable Development
Winner: City Developments Limited (CDL)
Winner: M+S Pte Ltd

Best Green Development
Winner: M Social Singapore by Novel Developments Pte Ltd
Highly Commended: Marina One Residences by M+S Pte Ltd

DEVELOPMENT

Best Luxury Condo Development
Winner: Gramercy Park by City Developments Limited (CDL)
Highly Commended: Marina One Residences by M+S Pte Ltd

Best High-End Condo Development
Winner: Thomson Impressions by NS Property (Thomson) Pte Ltd
Highly Commended: The Creek @ Bukit by Chiu Teng Group

Best Landed Development
Winner: Goodwood Grand by Feature (Balmoral) Pte Ltd (Tong Eng Group)
Highly Commended: Morris Residences by Goodland Group Ltd

Best Executive Condo Development
Winner: Ecopolitan by Qingjian Realty (Punggol Way) Pte Ltd
Highly Commended: Bellewaters by Qingjian Realty (Anchorvale) Pte Ltd
Highly Commended: Bellewoods by Qingjian Realty (Woodlands) Pte Ltd
Highly Commended: Sol Acres by MCL Land Limited

Best Hotel Development
Winner: M Social Singapore by Novel Developments Pte Ltd
Highly Commended: Louis Kienne Serviced Residences by Peninsula Park Residences Pte Ltd (Pollux Properties Ltd)

Best Mixed-Use Development
Winner: Marina One by M+S Pte Ltd
Highly Commended: Centrium Square by Feature Development Pte Ltd (Tong Eng Group)

Best Office Development
Winner: Marina One Offices by M+S Pte Ltd
Highly Commended: Centrium Square by Feature Development Pte Ltd (Tong Eng Group)

DESIGN

Best Residential Interior Design
Winner: Bellewoods by Qingjian Realty (Woodlands) Pte Ltd
Highly Commended: Sol Acres by MCL Land Limited

Best Hotel Architectural Design
Winner: M Social Singapore by Novel Developments Pte Ltd

Best Hotel Interior Design
Winner: M Social Singapore by Novel Developments Pte Ltd

Best Architectural Design
Winner: Sol Acres by MCL Land Limited
Highly Commended: Bellewoods by Qingjian Realty (Woodlands) Pte Ltd
Highly Commended: Ecopolitan by Qingjian Realty (Punggol Way) Pte Ltd
Highly Commended: Thomson Impressions by NS Property (Thomson) Pte Ltd

PUBLISHER’S CHOICE

Real Estate Personality of the Year
Francis Koh
Managing Director and Group CEO
Koh Brothers Group Limited