BANGKOK (Thailand) – 26 February 2019 (travelindex.com) – Thailand’s highly competitive real estate industry will be recognized once again at the country’s largest and most prestigious annual gathering for the building sector, the PropertyGuru Thailand Property Awards, which is now celebrating its 14th edition.
Presented by Hitachi Elevator, the glitzy awards night will be presented on Friday, 9 August 2019, with various accolades for Developers, Development, and Design, as well as a few special awards for Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), Sustainable Development, Design and Construction, Building Communities, and Public Facility initiatives.
Among the expected popular categories this year will be for Best Mixed Use Development, mirroring the growing trend of connected, integrated or multi-component properties, particularly in Bangkok’s cosmopolitan areas.
According to consultancy firm JLL Thailand managing director Suphin Mechuchep –– who resumes her role as chairperson of the independent judging panel of the Thailand Property Awards –– such type of projects provides an intelligent solution to the challenges in the sector, including escalating development costs and land prices. One of the top honorees at the 2018 edition was a pioneer in mixed-use and integrated properties, billionaire Panote Sirivadhanabhakdi, Group CEO of Frasers Property Limited and TCC Assets (Thailand), who was named Thailand Real Estate Personality of the Year.
The 2019 Awards will also include competitive residential categories for Bangkok, Samui, Hua Hin, Khao Yai, the Eastern Seaboard, Phang-Nga and Krabi, Chiang Mai, Phuket, North East, and Southern Thailand. As well as their corresponding architectural, interior or landscape design awards, there are also open categories for the commercial sector’s hotel, retail, and office segments.
Niche segments are also duly represented with categories for Best Senior Living Development, Best Smart Home Development, Best Green Development, Best Co-Working Space, and Best Hotel Residence, a new addition to the long-running awards programme.