The PropertyGuru Philippines Property Awards set to elevate standards of real estate, drive innovation in 12th edition

THE HIGHEST MARKS OF EXCELLENCE IN PHILIPPINE REAL ESTATE REFLECT RENEWED CONFIDENCE IN THE PROPERTY MARKET

PropertyGuru Group (NYSE: PGRU), Southeast Asia’s leading property technology company, today announced the return of the PropertyGuru Philippines Property Awards for its highly anticipated 2024 edition.

The 12th Annual PropertyGuru Philippines Property Awards, presented by Kohler and supported by Boysen Paints and Dongpeng Ceramic, will be celebrated Friday, 6 September 2024 at Shangri-La The Fort, Manila. Submissions from the industry and the public are now accepted via asiapropertyawards.com/nominations until 14 June 2024.

The latest timeline for the 2024 awards programme was unveiled today with an official launch event at the Grand Hyatt Manila in Bonifacio Global City.

Key dates for the 2024 edition:
14 June 2024 – Entries close
1 July – 9 August 2024 – Site Inspections
12 August 2024 – Final Judging
6 September 2024 – Gala Dinner and Awards Ceremony in Manila, Philippines
13 December 2024 – Regional Grand Final Gala Presentation in Bangkok, Thailand

Diverse honours

With diverse categories up for contention in 2024, the Awards will honour developers across numerous specialisations and locations, alongside recognitions for their operational portfolios and impact in terms of environmental, social, and corporate governance (ESG). The award categories also recognise achievements in various aspects of development and design, and pay tribute to established and up-and-coming individuals for their contributions to the industry.

An independent panel of experts, representing various segments of the property sector, will conduct a fully transparent judging process, culminating in the selection of shortlisted nominees and announcement of winners. The entire process will be conducted with utmost professionalism and integrity under the supervision of HLB, the global network of independent advisory and accounting firms.

Cyndy Tan Jarabata, chairperson of the independent panel of judges and president of TAJARA Leisure & Hospitality Group Inc., said: “Beyond just celebrating achievements in real estate, the PropertyGuru Philippines Property Awards programme has been driving innovation and elevating standards in the industry for 12 years. In 2024, we look forward to informing investors, developers and consumers, especially Filipinos around the world, about the rising quality of real estate in the Philippines, including its luxury and affordable residences; world-class hotels and resorts; experiential retail and F&B hubs; well-equipped industrial spaces; and master-planned estates. Along with the return of tourists, expatriates, and foreign enterprises to the country, the domestic Philippine market has demonstrated a readiness to live, work, thrive, and build wealth in these impressive built spaces. The Philippines’ finest real estate clearly has the best interests of the people in mind and deserves the widely respected, trusted platform provided by the Awards.”

Esteemed partners and supporters

Jules Kay, general manager of PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards and Events, today joined Ms. Jarabata at the launch event, along with a lineup of esteemed speakers that included John Richard Sotelo, senior vice-president and general manager of RLC Residences and chief marketing officer of Robinsons Land; Kamille Abapo, senior marketing manager of Kohler Philippines, platinum sponsor of the Awards; and Lloyd T. Tan, partner with Diaz Murillo Dalupan and Company – HLB Philippines, the official supervisor of the Awards.

Robinsons Land had won the Best Developer award, among other prestigious distinctions, for the second year in a row at the 11th PropertyGuru Philippines Property Awards 2023. The company also won the title of Best Developer (Visayas). In addition, RLC Residences was named Best Lifestyle Developer while Robinsons Hotels and Resorts garnered the Best Operational Hospitality Portfolio award.

Robinsons Land said in a statement: “Winning awards, especially Best Developer, shows our team’s hard work and dedication. These accolades validate our commitment to excellence and innovation, boosting our brand’s reputation not just in the Philippines but also across Asia. The Awards reinforce our position as a trusted and forward-thinking company for both local and international stakeholders.”

Confidence in the market

Robinsons Land stood out as one of the distinguished representatives of the Philippines at the 18th PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards Grand Final 2023. RLC Residences; Robinsons Hotels and Resorts; and Shang Robinsons Properties, Inc. brought home the coveted Best in Asia awards for a wide range of projects.

Robinsons Land’s triumphant year came at a time of recovery for the Philippine economy, which recorded an annual GDP growth of 5.6% in 2023.

The company said in a statement: “Robinsons Land is very confident in the growth of the Philippine property market this year. Despite global challenges, we believe in the resilience of the real estate sector. At RLC, these hurdles fuel our commitment to providing customers with a broad portfolio of choices that hopefully cater to their needs. Our focus on innovation, sustainability, and meeting evolving customer needs positions us well for a positive impact on the property market. Year-to-date (YTD), all of our business units have been performing exceptionally well and growing at a fast pace.”

The PropertyGuru Philippines Property Awards are part of the regional PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards series, which marks its 19th year in 2024. The Awards series covers key markets across the region, spanning Southeast Asia, East Asia, South Asia, and Oceania, with exclusive gala dinners and awards ceremonies that represent the most anticipated property events of the year.

Organised by PropertyGuru Group, the 12th PropertyGuru Philippines Property Awards are supported by platinum sponsor Kohler; gold sponsor Boysen Paints; silver sponsor Dongpeng Ceramic; official magazine Property Report by PropertyGuru; official publicity partner Ripple8; and official supervisor HLB.

For more information, email [email protected] or visit the official website: AsiaPropertyAwards.com.