Nearly three hundred Asian companies received awards at the Asia Pacific Property Awards hosted in Kuala Lumpur at the Shangri-La Hotel May 10th
KUALA LUMPUR (May. 11, 2013) – Hundreds of Asia’s finest developers, architects, interior designers and real estate agents gathered at the Shangri-la Hotel in Kuala Lumpur on Friday (May 10th) to hear the long-anticipated results of the Asia Pacific Property Awards. With 429 awards bestowed upon 260 companies from 23 countries in the region, it was the biggest International Property Awards regional event in the awards program’s 19-year history.
The International Property Awards received entries from Asia Pacific companies in 23 countries. Newcomer countries to the competition were Mongolia, Bangladesh and Tajikistan with Tajikistan and Bangladesh both receiving one award and Mongolia three awards. Lord Bates from the House of Lords in British Parliament presented the winning companies with special plaques during awards presentations yesterday. Each company was announced as either a ‘Highly Commended’ or ‘5-Star’ winner.
The 5-star winners were placed under further examination and just one from each category, for a total of 43, was selected to represent the Asia Pacific region in the 2013 International Property Awards. The regional winners, which were announced at the close of the awards gala, will go on to compete in the International Final ‘World’s Best’ Property Awards hosted in London this coming December. They will compete against other regional winners from Africa, Arabia, Europe, UK and the Americas to find the ultimate World’s Best in each category.
The Asia Pacific region has an enviable record of achievement at international level. The region was awarded an unbeaten total of 13 World’s Best Awards in 2012: 30% of the world’s awards and double and even triple the amount of awards some of the other regions took home.
Stuart Shield, President of the International Property Awards said, “The record level of participation that we’ve seen from Asia this year has elevated the caliber of this competition. With the bar set so high, the other regions have their work cut out for them if they hope to outshine Asia in the International Property Awards Final event.”
Building upon the success of business events first added to the 2011 award ceremonies, the International Property Awards also hosted a property exhibition and networking events on May 9th and 10th at the same venue. Presidents, CEOs, managing directors, chairmen and other decision makers attended a number of professional networking events, including seminars, discussion tables and an exhibition. The 2013 Asia Pacific Property & Hospitality Show was open to all industry related companies and suppliers in addition to award participants. For the first time ever, the exhibition area was opened to all property enthusiasts, buyers and investors.
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About International Property Awards
The International Property Awards are open to residential and commercial property professionals from around the globe. Since 1995, they have celebrated the highest levels of achievement by companies operating in all sectors of the property and real estate industry. The awards are split into regions covering Africa, Asia Pacific, Arabia, Canada, Caribbean, Central and South America, Europe, UK and USA. The highest-scoring winners from each region are automatically entered into the overall International Awards, which ultimately determine the world’s finest property companies. An International Property Award is a world-renowned mark of excellence. Judging is carried out through a meticulous process involving a panel of over 70 experts covering every aspect of the property business.