PropertyGuru, Southeast Asia’s leading proptech company, October 9 celebrated the 6th Annual PropertyGuru Vietnam Property Awards at Intercontinental Hotel HCMC, recognizing excellence in property development throughout Vietnam.
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 honor 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.
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.
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.
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PropertyGuru’s Asia Property Awards, established in 2005, are the region’s most exclusive and prestigious real estate awards program. The Asia Property Awards are recognized as the ultimate hallmark of industry excellence in the Asian property sector. Boasting an independent panel of industry experts and trusted supervisors, the Awards have an unparalleled reputation for being credible, fair, and transparent.
In 2020, the Awards series is open to 15 property markets around the region, presented in a mix of virtual galas, which is open to the consumers and real estate agents, and exclusive gala dinners hosting up to 500 senior industry leaders to recognize excellence within each Asian market, each local awards culminate in the PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards Grand Final, which takes place alongside the PropertyGuru Asia Real Estate Summit in Bangkok in December 2020.
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