Vietnam Property Awards 2019

Vietnam Property Awards to determine this year's potentate of property

Celebrating its fifth annual edition, the PropertyGuru Vietnam Property Awards, presented by Kohler, is the most respected industry awards in the country, honouring the year’s top and emerging names in real estate to recognise the best developers, projects, design and innovation within the industry. It is part of the regional PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards programme established in 2005. With a professionally run awards system supervised by BDO, one of the world’s largest auditing and accountancy firms, the Asia Property Awards is the gold standard in real estate.

To recognise Vietnam’s property and construction sectors; to provide a widely respected and trusted regional platform to showcase the achievements and innovation of developers; and to inform residents of Asian countries more choices of quality real estate.

Nominations are open to the industry and the public. Eligible entries from developers are accepted online via AwardEntrySystem.com. Entry is free. Terms and Conditions apply. The full category list is available at AsiaPropertyAwards.com.

26 November 2018 – Nominations and Entries Open
28 June 2019 – Nominations Close
5 July 2019 – Entries Close
8-26 July 2019 – Site Inspections
31 July 2019 – Final Judging
23 August 2019 – Gala Dinner & Awards Ceremony in Vietnam
21-22 November 2019 – Grand Final in Bangkok, Thailand

Winners, Highly Commended awardees, and recipients of special awards are honoured on Friday, 23 August 2019 at the InterContinental Saigon Hotel ballroom. The evening starts with an hour of cocktail reception at 18:00, followed by opening remarks at 19:30, four-course dinner at 20:00, awards presentation at 20:30, and ends at 22:30. 

An estimated 500 guests attend the gala dinner, which is exclusive for shortlisted developers and sponsors, comprising C-level and senior industry figures in real estate development, property consultancy, construction, marketing, property technology, legal, finance, and architecture and design. Select members of the media cover the event.

All judges are required to declare any conflict of interest:
• CHAIRPERSON: Thien Duong, Managing Director, Transform Architecture
• David McDonald, General Director, WT Partnership (Vietnam) LLC
• Duc Truong, CEO, OJS Investment & Consulting Ltd; Chairman, Edison Academy Vietnam Ltd.
• Edward Haysom, General Director, HAYSOM Architects Vietnam
• Francois Magnier 
• Hang Dang, Managing Director, CBRE Vietnam
• John Reeves, Creative Director/Founder, REEVESdesign
• Mauro Gasparotti, Director, South East Asia, Savills
• Paul D. Volodarsky, Senior Associate, DFDL Legal and Tax

Hanoi Panel:
• Andras Gem, Project Director, Artelia Group
• Dang Thanh Long, Executive Director, Vietnam Green Building Council
• Dang Van Quang, Associate Director, PAM Services, JLL Vietnam
• Huynh Dai Thang, Partner, DFDL

Danang Panel:
• Peter Frieske – Managing Director, CVR – Central Vietnam Realty
• Tien Cao – CB Richard Ellis
• Thae Le – Market Research & Consultant, CBRE Vietnam

BDO oversees the ethical, fair, transparent and credible judging process, led by:
• Jeffrey Ong Peng, Audit Partner
• Vu Thu Huong

• Developer awards – the judges carefully consider a company’s reputation, image and corporate social responsibility initiatives, overall track record, displays of innovation, and major achievements in the past 12 months. 
• Development awards – entries are judged based on location, design, value for money, use of space, quality of amenities, and construction and materials used, unique selling point, state of completion, and sales success.
• Design awards – entries are judged based on overall all design concept, innovative and efficient use of space, site layout, internal layout, sustainable function, quality of amenities, and construction and materials used, state of completion, and sales success.

The 2019 PropertyGuru Vietnam Property Awards is supported by platinum sponsor Kohler; gold sponsors Hitachi Elevators & Escalators, An Cuong Wood Working, Malloca, LMGl; silver sponsors VietCeramics, Dulux Professional, Electrolux; official portal partner, Batdongsan.com.vn; official magazine PropertyGuru Property Report; media partners Forbes Vietnam, Vietnam Heritage, Vietnam News; supporting association Vietnam National Real Estate Association (VNREA); and official supervisor BDO.

• Launched in 2015 with Rudolf Hever of Alternaty Real Estate as chairman of the judges, the Vietnam Property Awards has since held four highly successful editions in Ho Chi Minh City. The inaugural edition presented 22 awards at the gala dinner attended by 400 guests. 
• In 2016, Thien Duong of Transform Architecture assumed the role of chairperson of the judges, and the ceremony, now renamed PropertyGuru Vietnam Property Awards, welcomed 420 guests and the categories raised to 23. The 2017 event saw 35 awards and nearly 470 guests filling the venue to capacity, whilst the 2018 edition was the largest ever in Vietnam, with more than 500 guests and press attending the ceremony and a total of 43 awards presented.
• VNREA (Vietnam National Real Estate Association), the country’s biggest industry organisation, has supported the event annually. The 2016 keynote address was delivered by Mr. Nguyen Tran Nam 
• Former Deputy Minister of Construction and VNREA Chairman, and in 2016 VNREA deputy president Dr. Phan Hữu Thắng, the former General Director, Foreign Investment Bureau of the Ministry of Planning and Investment of Vietnam. 
• The only award not chosen by the judging panel, the Vietnam Real Estate Personality of the Year, has been given to the most influential figures in the country’s property sector.
o 2018: Dr. Huynh Ba Lan, Founding Chairman, Kien A Group
o 2017: Phan Thanh Huy, CEO, Novaland Group
o 2016: Chen Lian Pang, CEO, CapitaLand Vietnam
o 2015: Nguyen Hoang Tuan, Chairman & Founder, SonKim Holdings Investment
• The 2019 edition will continue to recognise the achievements of the industry, with varied categories such as Best Integrated Resort Development, Best Co-Working Space, Best Masterplan Design, and residential awards for Ho Chi Minh City, Hanoi, Danang, Phu Quoc, Khanh Hoa, and Halong Bay.

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For nominations and entries, contact Nguyen Tran Minh Quan (quan@propertyguru.com). For sponsorships and all other enquiries, email awards@propertyguru.com.

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