5th PropertyGuru Cambodia Property Awards 2020 winners announced

Sept. 8, 2020, 2:43 p.m.

Meridian International Holding (Cambodia) Ltd. – winner of the Best Developer award at the PropertyGuru Cambodia Property Awards 2020. Photo courtesy of Property Guru.

MERIDIAN INTERNATIONAL HOLDING (CAMBODIA) EMERGES AS TOP WINNER AT THE COUNTRY’S BIGGEST NIGHT FOR REAL ESTATE

  • More than 30 golden trophies were presented to outstanding companies and projects across the nation
  • Almost a dozen companies clinch new honours, including new Developer categories and prizes for projects in Greater Phnom Penh and Siem Reap
  • Safety protocols observed at the Sofitel Phnom Penh Phokeethra gala

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia – 4 September 2020 

The brightest luminaries in the country’s property sector converged at the Sofitel Phnom Penh Phokeethra in Phnom Penh for the 5th Annual PropertyGuru Cambodia Property Awards, presented by Hitachi Elevators & Escalators, on Friday, 4 September.

More than 30 trophies and nearly 25 Highly Commended distinctions were presented to almost a dozen companies, representing the best of the best development firms and projects in the nation.

With eight wins, Meridian International Holding (Cambodia) Ltd. emerged as the gala night’s biggest victor. The company was named Best Developer and Best Mixed Use Developer for outstanding work on its Flatiron project, which won four trophies including Best Serviced Apartment Development and Best Mixed Use Architectural Design.      

Another big winner was Urban Hub (Cambodia) Co., Ltd., which triumphed in the new category of Best Breakthrough Developer. It also scored two of the night’s major development prizes – Best Condo Development (Cambodia) and Best Condo Development (Phnom Penh) for Urban Village and Factory Phnom Penh.        

Four-time Best Developer award winner Peng Huoth Group bested four companies to take home the new award of Best Lifestyle Developer. Its massive township project, Star Platinum Eco Collection Phase I, claimed the coveted prize of Best Housing Development (Cambodia).                

Earning Highly Commended honours for Best Breakthrough Developer and Best Lifestyle Developer, Morganford Investment (Cambodia) Co., Ltd. won three awards for its office development, Morgan Tower, and another for its condo project, Morgan EnMaison.

Other areas besides central Phnom Penh were well represented in this year’s edition of the prestigious industry awards. The Bakong Village and Rose Apple Square projects clinched the new awards of Best Township Development (Siem Reap) and Best Residential Development (Siem Reap), respectively. Another new prize, Best Condo Development (Greater Phnom Penh), went to La Vista One by Yin Yi Venture Co., Ltd.

             

Hok Kang, Founder and Managing Director of Urbanland Asia Investment Co., Ltd, winner of the esteemed 2020 Cambodia Real Estate Personality of the Year. Photo courtesy of Property Guru.

This year’s Cambodia Real Estate Personality of the Year title was presented to Hok Kang, founder of Urbanland Investment Co., Ltd and Hok Kang Architects. The only award not selected by the judges but by the editors of PropertyGuru Property Report, the recipient was chosen for his exemplary developments that have elevated building quality and design standards in Cambodia. His eclectic portfolio of projects focused on providing “spaces that are

committed to the Kingdom, its people, and its future,” from affordable homes that enable suburbanites to live a more dignified lifestyle to a luxury hotel that promotes environmental consciousness.

Safety protocols were implemented onsite during the preparations and on the day of the gala dinner. These included vigilant temperature checks on guests and staff; distribution of masks for all hotel staff associated with the event; and easy access to hand sanitisation upon registration. Table capacity was also limited inside the ballroom to maintain safe social distancing.

Hari V. Krishnan, Chief Executive Officer & Managing Director of PropertyGuru Group, said: “We are optimistic that the winners and Highly Commended recipients of the PropertyGuru Cambodia Property Awards will lead the way in helping property seekers find better, wider options in homes and other kinds of real estate across the kingdom. These outstanding projects truly testify to the endurance and resilience that the builders of the country's skylines exemplify in these extraordinary times.”

Opening speech from Sorn Seap, Chairperson of our independent judging panel and Founder/Director of Key Real Estate Co.,Ltd. Photo courtesy of Property Guru.

The judging panel comprised Awards chairperson Sorn Seap, Founder/Director, Key Real Estate Co., Ltd.; David Littlejohn, Sales and Marketing Manager, Comin Khmere; Jenny Chea Sok You, Architect & Managing Director, CMED Construction; Jovany Antonio, Director/Founder, CMS Property Management; Michel Cassagnes, Managing Director, Archetype Cambodia; Pak Chanlino, Managing Partner and Attorney-At-Law, Vinaya Law Firm; Simon Griffiths, Managing Director, The Mall Company; Dr. Simon Vancliff, CEO, WB Sport Village Co., Ltd.; and Thida Ann, Managing Director, CBRE Cambodia.

An Sothea, Director of Audit at BDO Cambodia, and official supervisor of the PropertyGuru Cambodia Property Awards programme. Photo courtesy of Property Guru.

BDO Cambodia oversaw and upheld the rigorous, ethical, fair, transparent judging process, under the supervision of Lim Seng Siew, Partner; Va Dalis, Assistant Manager; and Phan Darasy, Senior Associate.

The 5th PropertyGuru Cambodia Property Awards 2020 was supported by platinum sponsor Hitachi Elevators & Escalators; gold sponsor CBRE Cambodia; silver sponsors Jotun and CAM Business Consultancy; official magazine PropertyGuru Property Report; media partners BizKhmer, Construction & Property, Siemreap.net, and Southeast Asia Globe; official PR partner Two Way PR; official charity partner Right To Play; and official supervisor BDO.

For more information, email awards@propertyguru.com or visit the official website: AsiaPropertyAwards.com.

FULL LIST OF WINNERS & HIGHLY COMMENDED AWARDEES

5th PropertyGuru Cambodia Property Awards 2020

DEVELOPER AWARDS

Best Developer            

WINNER: Meridian International Holding (Cambodia) Ltd.  8

 

Best Breakthrough Developer                           

WINNER: Urban Hub (Cambodia) Co., Ltd. 4

HIGHLY COMMENDED: Morganford Investment (Cambodia) Co., Ltd.   

                            

Best Lifestyle Developer                          

WINNER: Peng Huoth Group

HIGHLY COMMENDED: Meridian International Holding (Cambodia) Ltd.

HIGHLY COMMENDED: Morganford Investment (Cambodia) Co., Ltd.   

HIGHLY COMMENDED: The Leedonheights Condominium Co., Ltd.

HIGHLY COMMENDED: Urban Hub (Cambodia) Co., Ltd.                                

                            

Best Mixed-Use Developer                       

WINNER: Meridian International Holding (Cambodia) Ltd. 

HIGHLY COMMENDED: Parbury Investments Co., Ltd.

 

DEVELOPMENT AWARDS

 

Best Condo Development (Phnom Penh)                   

WINNER: Urban Village and Factory Phnom Penh by Urban Hub (Cambodia) Co., Ltd

HIGHLY COMMENDED: Morgan EnMaison by Morganford Investment (Cambodia) Co., Ltd.

 

Best Condo Development (Greater Phnom Penh)                         

WINNER: La Vista One by Yin Yi Venture Co., Ltd.                     

HIGHLY COMMENDED: Leedon Heights by The Leedonheights Condominium Co., Ltd.        

 

Best Housing Development (Phnom Penh)                         

WINNER: Star Platinum Eco Collection Phase I by Peng Huoth Group   

 

Best Residential Development (Siem Reap)                         

WINNER: Rose Apple Square by Urban Living Solutions Co., Ltd.

 

Best Township Development (Phnom Penh)                       

WINNER: Star Platinum Eco Collection Phase I by Peng Huoth Group

                  

Best Township Development (Siem Reap)                          

WINNER: Bakong Village by Bakong Village Co., Ltd.        

 

Best Mixed-Use Development                  

WINNER: TK Central by Parbury Investments Co., Ltd.     

HIGHLY COMMENDED: Bakong Village by Bakong Village Co., Ltd.       

HIGHLY COMMENDED: Flatiron by Meridian International Holding (Cambodia) Ltd.   

HIGHLY COMMENDED: Morgan EnMaison by Morganford Investment (Cambodia) Co., Ltd.

HIGHLY COMMENDED: Rose Apple Square by Urban Living Solutions Co., Ltd.

 

Best Office Development                         

WINNER: Morgan Tower by Morganford Investment (Cambodia) Co., Ltd.      

HIGHLY COMMENDED: Amass Central Tower by GL KO     

HIGHLY COMMENDED: Flatiron by Meridian International Holding (Cambodia) Ltd.   

HIGHLY COMMENDED: Urban Village and Factory Phnom Penh by Urban Hub (Cambodia) Co., Ltd.

 

Best Serviced Apartment Development                      

WINNER: Flatiron by Meridian International Holding (Cambodia) Ltd.

HIGHLY COMMENDED: Le Condé BKK1 by Wang Fu Guo Ji Property Development Co., Ltd.

                            

Best Co-Working Space                           

WINNER: Urban Village and Factory Phnom Penh by Urban Hub (Cambodia) Co., Ltd.

                            

DESIGN AWARDS

 

Best Condo Architectural Design   

WINNER: Morgan EnMaison by Morganford Investment (Cambodia) Co., Ltd.

 

Best Housing Architectural Design                   

WINNER: Bakong Village by Bakong Village Co., Ltd.        

HIGHLY COMMENDED: Star Platinum Eco Collection Phase I by Peng Huoth Group   

 

Best Mixed-Use Architectural Design                         

WINNER: Flatiron by Meridian International Holding (Cambodia) Ltd.   

                                 

Best Office Architectural Design                       

WINNER: Morgan Tower by Morganford Investment (Cambodia) Co., Ltd.

HIGHLY COMMENDED: Urban Village and Factory Phnom Penh by Urban Hub (Cambodia) Co., Ltd.   

 

Best Retail Architectural Design                       

WINNER: PH Eco Mall by Peng Huoth Group

                            

Best Serviced Apartment Architectural Design                   

WINNER: Flatiron by Meridian International Holding (Cambodia) Ltd.

HIGHLY COMMENDED: Le Condé BKK1 by Wang Fu Guo Ji Property Development Co., Ltd.

HIGHLY COMMENDED: TK Central by Parbury Investments Co., Ltd.    

 

Best Mixed-Use Interior Design                        

WINNER: Flatiron by Meridian International Holding (Cambodia) Ltd.             

                            

Best Office Interior Design                      

WINNER: Morgan Tower by Morganford Investment (Cambodia) Co., Ltd.

 

Best Serviced Apartment Interior Design                  

WINNER: Le Condé BKK1 by Wang Fu Guo Ji Property Development Co., Ltd.

HIGHLY COMMENDED: Flatiron by Meridian International Holding (Cambodia) Ltd.            

                            

Best Condo Landscape Architectural Design                       

WINNER: Leedon Heights by The Leedonheights Condominium Co., Ltd.

HIGHLY COMMENDED: La Vista One by Yin Yi Venture Co., Ltd.                     

 

Best Housing Landscape Architectural Design                    

WINNER: Star Mera Garden by Peng Huoth Group  

 

Best Commercial Landscape Architectural Design                       

WINNER: Rose Apple Square by Urban Living Solutions Co., Ltd.

HIGHLY COMMENDED: Flatiron by Meridian International Holding (Cambodia) Ltd.

HIGHLY COMMENDED: Morgan EnMaison by Morganford Investment (Cambodia) Co., Ltd.

 

BEST OF CAMBODIA AWARDS

 

Best Condo Development (Cambodia)                       

WINNER: Urban Village and Factory Phnom Penh by Urban Hub (Cambodia) Co., Ltd.        

                            

Best Housing Development (Cambodia)                    

WINNER: Star Platinum Eco Collection Phase I by Peng Huoth Group   

                  

SPECIAL AWARDS

 

Special Recognition for ESG           

WINNER: Peng Huoth Group     

                            

Special Recognition for CSR                    

WINNER: Meridian International Holding (Cambodia) Ltd. 

WINNER: Peng Huoth Group     

 

Special Recognition in Sustainable Design                          

WINNER: Meridian International Holding (Cambodia) Ltd. 

 

PUBLISHER’S CHOICE

Cambodia Real Estate Personality of the Year 

WINNER: Hok Kang, Founder and Managing Director of Urbanland Investment Co., Ltd, Founder of Hok Kang Architects

 

The awards winners of the 5th PropertyGuru Cambodia Property Awards 2020. Photo courtesy of Property Guru.

ABOUT PROPERTYGURU ASIA PROPERTY AWARDS:

PropertyGuru’s Asia Property Awards, established in 2005, are the region’s most exclusive and prestigious real estate awards programme. The Asia Property Awards are recognised 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 recognise 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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