Sri Lanka to hold its own PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards in 2018

Oct 04, 2017 (LBO) – PropertyGuru, a regional online property company, announced the inaugural PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards (Sri Lanka) to be held at the Shangri-La Hotel, Colombo in July 2018 following the enthusiasm shown by local developers to participate in the 2017 edition in Singapore.

The local edition will include more than 20 categories – up from this original 13 categories in 2017 – covering various segments to represent the best real estate on the entire island.

Nominations are now open for eligible entries in the Developer, Development and Design categories and will be accepted until 11 May, with the official shortlist to be revealed in the first week of June.

“With Sri Lanka holding its own domestic edition, we are providing local developers an established and trusted platform by which industry standards are bench-marked, and a venue to network with peers and colleagues,” said Terry Blackburn, founder and managing director of the PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards.

“Since 2005, the Asia Property Awards series has been widely recognised across the region for its prestige and credibility, as well as lavish black-tie gala events.”

The newly announced 2018 local edition in Colombo will create more opportunity for Sri Lankan developers to participate in the competition that recognises real estate excellence via a fair, transparent and ethical awards

The Sri Lankan gala dinner will also present special awards in corporate social responsibility and sustainable development to deserving companies as part of PropertyGuru’s own CSR mission.

The judges will be Dr Nirmal De Silva, co-founder and chief executive of Paramount Realty, Stephanie Balendra, director, SB Realtors (Private) Limited; Roshan Madawela, director and founding CEO, Research Intelligence Unit; Emeritus Prof. Chitra Weddikkra, managing director, QServe Pte Ltd and Steven Mayes managing director, JLL Sri Lanka. The same members served on the 2017 panel.

Even though there will be a domestic gala ceremony in Colombo, winners from Sri Lanka will still represent the country at the eighth annual PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards Grand Final in Singapore at the end of the year to compete for more regional accolades and be named the ‘Best in Asia’.

The PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards (Sri Lanka) 2018 is supported by official portal partner PropertyGuru.com.sg; official portal partner in Sri Lanka, Lankapropertyweb.com; media partner PropertyGuru Property Report; and official supervisor BDO led by Sri Lanka managing partner Sujeewa Rajapakse.

Sri Lanka, which currently enjoys growing interest from foreign investors as the local government ramps up infrastructure development in key locations, joined the esteemed PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards series for the first time in 2017, with nine developers making the shortlist for domestic accolades and sending representatives to the Awards’ Grand Final event in Singapore in November.

For more information about the PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards (Sri Lanka), email info@asiapropertyawards.com or visit the official website: AsiaPropertyAwards.com