The kingdom’s finest developers were honoured at the exclusive gala dinner of the PropertyGuru Thailand Property Awards to celebrate the best projects, design and innovation within the industry in the past year. Presented by global brand Hitachi Elevator, the 14th Annual PropertyGuru Thailand Property Awards are the most respected and most sought-after real estate industry honours. The event is part of the regional PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards programme established in 2005. With a professionally run judging system supervised by BDO, one of the world’s largest auditing and accountancy firms, the Asia Property Awards is the gold standard in real estate.
In another landmark year for the prestigious awards, a total of 64 honours were presented in 2019 including Best Hotel Residence, Best Senior Living Architectural Design, and the Special Recognition for Public Facility for the Deep Excavation and Completion of the Sanam Chai Station Project by Mass Rapid Transit Authority of Thailand, and the Suvarnabhumi International Airport Midfield Satellite 1 by Airport of Thailand Public Company Limited.
The five-hour awards ceremony and gala dinner — one of the most awaited real estate industry events in Thailand — was graced by Mom Ratchawongse Chatu Mongol Sonakul, Thailand’s Minister of Labour, and former Governor of the Bank of Thailand, who encouraged property developers in Thailand to create a safe and progressive environment for all real estate and construction professionals.
The regional panel judges were: Clayton Wade, Managing Director, Premier Homes Real Estate; George Willoughby, Managing Director, Form Realty Thailand; John Jepson, Managing Director, Samui Real Estate Locators Co. Ltd; Mesa Wongsida, Director, North Shore Property Co.,Ltd; Nick Thatcher, Managing Director, Thai-Real.com; Robert Krupica, Senior Partner, Hughes Krupica; Thanyamai Totharong, Founder & President, ARISE ASIA Co., Ltd; Tomas Noren, Senior Manager (Property and Asset Management), JLL; and Vera Key, Sales and Marketing Director, Siam Properties.
The entire awards programme was supervised by BDO in Thailand, led by audit and assurances partner Matthew Cutt, and assisted by audit services manager Angelina Harinck and assistant manager Komang Indrihapsari. The award-winning team of BDO is one of the world’s largest networks of auditing and accountancy firms.