Exclusive gala recognised the finest in one of Asia-Pacific’s leading property markets.

– Qingjian Realty wins Best Developer and Best Smart Building Development for JadeScape

– Gongs presented to outstanding green developments, and Changi Airport’s Terminal 4

– Promising female real estate leaders take the spotlight, including SingHaiyi’s Celine Tang as the first-ever female Singapore Real Estate Personality of the Year winner

An elite roster of winning properties and developers took the stage at the 8th annual PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards (Singapore) gala dinner, presented by Kohler on Friday evening (12 October) at the Sands Expo and Convention Centre at Marina Bay Sands.

The coveted Best Developer title went to Qingjian Realty, which collected a total of eight golden statuettes and four commendations at the end of the four-hour gala.

“QingJian Realty has truly exceeded the expectations of its loyal consumers as well as the judging panel for launching and producing well thought-out and carefully designed developments that combine smart, eco-friendly, universally accessible features, and outstanding customer care policies,” said the independent panel of experts.

“In the past year, the company has boosted its community engagements through volunteer programmes, cementing its reputation as one of Singapore’s finest developers.”

Another top winner was UOL Group, earning the new Special Recognition for Design and Construction, plus gongs for Sustainable Development and CSR (corporate social responsibility).

Several categories were introduced this year as the judges saw the opportunity to acknowledge essential and niche segments of the market that showcase functionality, sustainability and smarter technology for the benefit of consumers.

Amongst the new gongs presented are the Special Recognition for Public Facility, presented to two winners: Learning Forest @ Singapore Botanic Garden by Stephen Caffyn Landscape Design, and Singapore Changi Airport (Terminal 4).

The ceremony also presented Best Industrial Development and Best Industrial Green Development for Logos-Yang Kee Logistic Warehouse by LOGOS, and Best Smart Building Development for JadeScape by Qingjian Realty.

In addition, Qingjian won the new Special Recognition for Customer Care for creating seamless communication channels between the developer and their customers, and the new Best Residential Green Development for Le Quest.

A total of 30 golden statuettes were handed out at the exclusive ceremony that also celebrated strong female leaderships, marked by the election of Lim Wenhui, partner at SPARK Architects, as the new chairperson of the judging panel.

The event also hailed the first-ever female Real Estate of the Year winner in Singapore –– SingHaiyi Group Ltd’s group managing director Celine Tang, who was selected by the editors of PropertyGuru Property Report magazine for leading her company’s efforts in building a trustworthy brand by providing high quality real estate developments such as the award-winning The Vales, as well as for helping to break the glass ceiling for female leaders in the building industry.

Lewis Ng, chief business officer of PropertyGuru Group, who presented Mrs. Tang her special award, said: “It is such a joy that we have come together tonight to celebrate the best of the industry – from the residential and commercial sectors, and design, and the most outstanding Singaporean developers as they pursue greatness and elevate industry standards. Congratulations in advance to all the Winning and Highly Commended companies for lifting our spirits and raising the threshold of excellence. Well done and you have our thanks for making an impact in the industry.”

Terry Blackburn, founder and managing director of the PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards, said: “Since we started recognising Singaporean developers in 2011, the Awards have grown year on year through market ups and downs, and we’re grateful for the support of the finest developers in the industry. The quality of design and construction here in Singapore has clearly made its influence felt around Asia, and has undoubtedly played a part in attracting more and more countries to be benchmarked alongside developments here.”

The 2018 PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards (Singapore) gala dinner was supported by platinum sponsor Kohler; co-sponsor Mitsubishi Electric; official portal partner PropertyGuru.com.sg, Singapore’s No. 1 property site; media partners Southeast Asia Globe, LookBox Living, Top 10 of Asia, and PropertyGuru Property Report; and official supervisor BDO, one of the world’s largest auditing and accountancy firms.

Head judge Lim Wenhui was joined on the judging panel by experts in design and consultancy: Alexander Karolik Shlaen – CEO, Panache Management; Benedict Andrew Lim – EY Partner, ASEAN Real Estate Leader; Clement Ong – Head of Strategic Planning and Investment, Banyan Tree Group; Henry Woon – Director, Atelier Ten, CEng MCIBSE, MSc, BEng, LEED AP BD+C; Kristin Thorsteins – Vice President Development & Asset Management, East & South Asia and Pacific (ESAP), Club Med; and Mink Tan – Chief Designer, MINKKE architects. BDO Singapore supervisors are led by executive director Roger Loo and manager Zee Chang Teng (Christopher).

COMPLETE LIST OF WINNERS AND HIGHLY COMMENDED

8th PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards (Singapore) 2018

DEVELOPER AWARDS

Best Developer

WINNER: Qingjian Realty (South Pacific) Group Pte Ltd

Special Recognition in CSR

WINNER: Keppel Land Limited

WINNER: UOL Group Limited

Special Recognition in Sustainable Development

WINNER: UOL Group Limited

Special Recognition for Design and Construction

WINNER: Keppel Land Limited

WINNER: UOL Group Limited

Special Recognition for Building Communities

WINNER: Keppel Land Limited

WINNER: Qingjian Realty (South Pacific) Group Pte Ltd

Special Recognition for Customer Care

WINNER: Qingjian Realty (South Pacific) Group Pte Ltd

DEVELOPMENT AWARDS

Best Luxury Condo Development

WINNER: 8 St Thomas by Bukit Sembawang Estates Limited

HIGHLY COMMENDED: Amber45 by UOL Group Limited

Best Private Condo Development

WINNER: Stirling Residences by LN Development (Stirling) Pte Ltd

HIGHLY COMMENDED: Highline Residences by Keppel Land Limited

HIGHLY COMMENDED: JadeScape by Qingjian Realty (Marymount) Pte Ltd

HIGHLY COMMENDED: The Tre Ver by UOL Group Limited & Singapore Land Ltd

HIGHLY COMMENDED: Twin VEW by CSC Land Group (Singapore) Pte Ltd

Best Executive Condo Development

WINNER: The Vales by Anchorvale Residences Pte Ltd

HIGHLY COMMENDED: Westwood Residences by Koh Brothers Development Pte. Ltd & Heeton Homes Pte. Ltd.

Best Landed Development

WINNER: Belgravia Green by Fairview Developments Pte Ltd (a unit of Tong Eng Group)

HIGHLY COMMENDED: Nim Collection by Bukit Sembawang Estates Limited

Best Office Development

WINNER: Arc 380 by Tong Eng Group

Best Mixed Use Development

WINNER: Le Quest by Qingjian Realty (BBR) Pte Ltd

HIGHLY COMMENDED: Centrium Square by Feature Development Pte Ltd (a unit of Tong Eng Group)

Best Industrial Development

WINNER: Logos-Yang Kee Logistic Warehouse by LOGOS

HIGHLY COMMENDED: Tai Seng Centre by NS Property Development Pte Ltd

Best Smart Building Development

WINNER: JadeScape by Qingjian Realty (Marymount) Pte Ltd

HIGHLY COMMENDED: Le Quest by Qingjian Realty (BBR) Pte Ltd

DESIGN AWARDS

Best Luxury Condo Architectural Design

WINNER: 8 St Thomas by Bukit Sembawang Estates Limited

Best Luxury Condo Interior Design

WINNER: Amber45 by UOL Group Limited

HIGHLY COMMENDED: 8 St Thomas by Bukit Sembawang Estates Limited

Best Private Condo Architectural Design

WINNER: Stirling Residences by LN Development (Stirling) Pte Ltd

HIGHLY COMMENDED: Sim Urban Oasis by GuocoLand Singapore

HIGHLY COMMENDED: The Tre Ver by UOL Group Limited & Singapore Land Ltd

HIGHLY COMMENDED: Twin VEW by CSC Land Group (Singapore) Pte Ltd

Best Private Condo Interior Design

WINNER: JadeScape by Qingjian Realty (Marymount) Pte Ltd

HIGHLY COMMENDED: Stirling Residences by LN Development (Stirling) Pte Ltd

HIGHLY COMMENDED: The Tre Ver by UOL Group Limited & Singapore Land Ltd

HIGHLY COMMENDED: Twin VEW by CSC Land Group (Singapore) Pte Ltd

Best Private Condo Landscape Architectural Design

WINNER: Highline Residences by Keppel Land Limited

HIGHLY COMMENDED: JadeScape by Qingjian Realty (Marymount) Pte Ltd

HIGHLY COMMENDED: Stirling Residences by LN Development (Stirling) Pte Ltd

HIGHLY COMMENDED: The Tre Ver by UOL Group Limited & Singapore Land Ltd

HIGHLY COMMENDED: Twin VEW by CSC Land Group (Singapore) Pte Ltd

Best Executive Condo Architectural Design

WINNER: The Vales by Anchorvale Residences Pte Ltd

HIGHLY COMMENDED: Westwood Residences by Koh Brothers Development Pte. Ltd & Heeton Homes Pte. Ltd.

Best Executive Condo Interior Design

WINNER: The Vales by Anchorvale Residences Pte Ltd

Best Executive Condo Landscape Architectural Design

WINNER: Westwood Residences by Koh Brothers Development Pte. Ltd & Heeton Homes Pte. Ltd.

HIGHLY COMMENDED: The Vales by Anchorvale Residences Pte Ltd

Best Housing Architectural Design

WINNER: Nim Collection by Bukit Sembawang Estates Limited

Best Office Architectural Design

WINNER: Centrium Square by Feature Development Pte Ltd (a unit of Tong Eng Group)

BEST OF SINGAPORE AWARDS

Best Condo Development (Singapore)

WINNER: Stirling Residences by LN Development (Stirling) Pte Ltd

Best Residential Green Development

WINNER: Le Quest by Qingjian Realty (BBR) Pte Ltd

HIGHLY COMMENDED: Highline Residences by Keppel Land Limited

HIGHLY COMMENDED: Nim Collection by Bukit Sembawang Estates Limited

HIGHLY COMMENDED: Sim Urban Oasis by GuocoLand Singapore

Best Industrial Green Development

WINNER: Logos-Yang Kee Logistic Warehouse by LOGOS

SPECIAL AWARDS

Best Universal Design Development

WINNER: JadeScape by Qingjian Realty (Marymount) Pte Ltd

HIGHLY COMMENDED: Highline Residences by Keppel Land Limited

HIGHLY COMMENDED: Le Quest by Qingjian Realty (BBR) Pte Ltd

HIGHLY COMMENDED: Nim Collection by Bukit Sembawang Estates Limited

Special Recognition for Public Facility

WINNER: Learning Forest @ Singapore Botanic Garden by Stephen Caffyn Landscape Design

WINNER: Singapore Changi Airport (Terminal 4) by Changi Airport Group (Singapore) Ptd Ltd (CAG)

PUBLISHER’S CHOICE

Singapore Real Estate Personality of the Year

WINNER: Celine Tang, Group Managing Director, SingHaiyi Group Ltd.

credits: propertyguru