KUALA LUMPUR: Property developers United Malayan Land Bhd (UM Land) and Mah Sing Group Bhd took home five and three awards respectively at The Malaysian Reserve Property Press Awards (MRPPA) 2014 last Friday. The award was held to recognise exemplary players in the Malaysian property industry.
UM Land took home awards for Outstanding Township Developer and Smartest Integration of a Modern Industrial Park for the Dover Business Park at Seri Albion development; Most Iconic Rejuvenation Plan for Johor Baru City Centre for the Suasana Iskandar development and, through its subsidiary Dynasty View Sdn Bhd, Most Promising Smart Healthy City and Communities Township for the Seri Austin development.
The Property Man of the Year award was also snapped up by the chief executive officer of Dynasty View Wong Kuen Kong.
Mah Sing took home awards for Outstanding Developer of the Year, Most Iconic Residential Value Proposition (mixed development) for Southville City, and Most Iconic Residential Development for Lakeville Residence.
Meanwhile, UEM Sunrise Bhd won two awards for Most Iconic High-rise Residential Development and Most Iconic Low-rise Residential Development for both Residensi22 and Ophiria [email protected] Ledang, respectively.
Also taking home two awards each are Naim Holdings Bhd and Gabungan AQRS Sdn Bhd. The former won Most Prestigious Integrated Commercial Development for Bintulu Paragon and Most Prestigious Integrated Lifestyle Residential Development for Southlake Permyjaya, while the latter won Most Bespoke Heritage Address in Iskandar and Best Family Living Concept for The Peak and the Contours developments.
Datuk Seri Dr Vincent Tiew of Andaman Property Management Sdn Bhd snapped up the Most Philanthropic Individual of the Year award, while REI Group of Companies was recognised as Most Innovative Marketing Strategist, and Setia Haruman Sdn Bhd for Most Successful Vision City Builder for Cyberjaya.
Among the other winners are Ho Chin Soon of Ho Chin Soon Research Sdn Bhd for Outstanding Research Contribution to the Country; Dr Daniele Gambero of REI Group of Companies for Outstanding Investment Education for the Public; the Real Estate Housing Developers’ Association for Driving the National Property Market through Malaysian Property Exposition; and the Sabah Housing Real Estate Developers Association for Outstanding Contribution to the Sabah Development Landscape.
Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Abdul Wahid Omar attended the event.
This article first appeared in The Edge Financial Daily, on December 5, 2014.