PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards shortlists best developers of 2017

Sep 06, 2017 (LBO) – Sri Lanka’s developers will compete in the PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards Grand Final with nine shortlisted companies competing in the condominium, residential and commercial categories to be held in Singapore in November this year.

Sri Lanka joins the awards series for the first time in its 12-year-history as the programme expands to emerging markets this year to recognise Asia’s finest real estate developers.

Under the supervision of BDO, an auditing and accounting firm, the nine shortlisted Sri Lankan developers and 12 developments were chosen in the last six months by an independent panel of judges.

Nirmal De Silva, co-founder of Paramount Realty, Stephanie Balendra (Director, SB Realtors (Private) Limited); Roshan Madawela (Director, Research Intelligence Unit); Chitra Weddikkra (Managing Director, QServe Pte Ltd); Steven Mayes (Managing Director, JLL Sri Lanka); and Sanjana Fernando (CEO, Wolvert Apartments), are in the panel.

The Sri Lankan winners could also compete in the overall regional award. In 2018 the firm says it plans a bigger domestic award program in 20 categories.

Leading the finalists are Home Lands Skyline (Pvt) Ltd and Blue Ocean, scoring three places in the shortlist each.

Two-time nominees D.P Jayasinghe’s and M/S Widac Commercial Interiors (Pvt) Ltd.both earn citations in the office categories.

In the residential categories, Capital Trust collects two nominations, while Shangri-La, Grand Capital Residencies, Blue Mountain, and Balmond Studio round up the shortlist with one nod each.

Domestic winners from Sri Lanka will also compete later that same evening with other Asian markets for regional accolades, including categories for the Best Developer, Best Mixed Use Development and Best Condo Development in Asia.

The PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards 2017 takes place alongside the two-day PropertyGuru Asia Real Estate Summit, a top-level networking conference for C-level executives and industry leaders to discuss the future of Asia’s dynamic property sector to be attended by more than 100 delegates and global speakers.

Full shortlist of the PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards (Sri Lanka) 2017:

DEVELOPER CATEGORY

Best Developer

• WINNER will be revealed on 8 November 2017 during the gala dinner in Singapore

DEVELOPMENT CATEGORIES

Best Condo Development (Colombo)
• Capital Trust Residences: Vajira Road by Capital Trust
• Treasure Trive Residences by Home Lands Skyline (Pvt) Ltd

Best Residential Development (Greater Colombo)
• Grand Capital Residence by Grand Capital Residencies
• Green Valley by Home Lands Skyline (Pvt) Ltd

Best Office Development
• Construction and Completion of Show Room and Office Building for Mr. D.U.Jayasinghe at No 288, Sri Jayawardanapura Mawatha, Kotte, Sri Lanka by D.P Jayasinghe’s
• Construction and Completion of Show Room and Office Building for Mr. D.U.Jayasinghe at No 717, Baseline Road, Colombo 09, Sri Lanka by D.P Jayasinghe’s

Best Mixed Use Development
• One Galle Face by Shangri-La

DESIGN CATEGORIES

Best Condo Architectural Design
• Achilleion by Blue Mountain
• King Alfred Palace by Blue Ocean

Best Hotel Architectural Design
• Jetwing Surf, Pottuvil Point by Balmond Studio

Best Residential Interior Design
• Capital Trust Residences: Vajira Road by Capital Trust
• King Alfred Palace by Blue Ocean

Best Office Interior Design
• Huawei Technologies Lanka Company Pvt Ltd by M/S Widac Commercial Interiors (Pvt) Ltd.
• Regus by M/S Widac Commercial Interiors (Pvt) Ltd.

SPECIAL AWARDS CATEGORIES

Special Recognition in CSR
• Home Lands Skyline (Pvt) Ltd

Special Recognition in Sustainable Development
• Blue Ocean

BEST OF SRI LANKA CATEGORIES

Best Condo Development (Sri Lanka)
• WINNER to be selected from Condo category winners and announced on 8 November 2017 during the gala dinner in Singapore

Best Housing Development (Sri Lanka)
• WINNER to be announced on 8 November 2017 during the gala dinner in Singapore
For more information about the PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards (Sri Lanka), email info@asiapropertyawards.com or visit the official website: AsiaPropertyAwards.com