Outstanding developers honoured in Ho Chi Minh City for the 6th PropertyGuru Vietnam Property Awards 2020

MEGA TOWNSHIPS, MIXED-USE SITES WIN BIG IN EXTRAORDINARY OUTING FOR THE PROPERTYGURU ASIA PROPERTY AWARDS PROGRAMME THIS YEAR

  • Gamuda Land Vietnam garners the ultimate honour of Best Developer, one of eight wins and 12 nominations for the company
  • SonKim Land and Kien A Corporation each take home eight trophies
  • Vingroup chairperson Pham Nhat Vuong, founder of Vietnam’s largest private conglomerate and the nation’s first and biggest billionaire, is named the 2020 Vietnam Real Estate Personality of the Year recipient

HO CHI MINH CITY, Vietnam – 9 October 2020 

PropertyGuru, Southeast Asia’s leading proptech company, tonight celebrated the 6th Annual PropertyGuru Vietnam Property Awards, recognising excellence in property development throughout Vietnam.

The country’s leading real estate awards programme was held Friday, 9 October 2020, at the InterContinental Saigon in Ho Chi Minh City, where outstanding builders from northern to southern Vietnam converged to vie for 49 awards.

Presented by Kohler, the 6th PropertyGuru Vietnam Property Awards turned out to be a festive occasion for celebrating the nation’s rising crop of integrated township developments, master planned communities, mixed-use sites, and new urban areas.

Winning eight of its 12 nominations, Gamuda Land Vietnam was hailed Vietnam’s Best Developer of 2020. One of its stand-out projects, Celadon City, a massive development by Gamuda Land (HCMC) Joint Stock Company in HCMC, won Best Masterplan Design.

SonKim Land Corporation also accumulated eight wins, including the honour for Best Boutique Developer. The most awarded project of the night was The Crest Residence, the ultra-luxury condo development also known as the second phase of SonKim Land’s mixed-use site Metropole Thu Thiem. The Crest Residence was adjudged Best Condo Development (Vietnam) while another project in the vicinity, Metropole Thu Thiem Office Complex 1, garnered the trophy for Best Office Development.

Stella Mega City – a project by the winner of the Best Breakthrough Developer award, Kita Group Corporation Joint Stock Company – was named Best Township Development. Ecopark Tourism and Trade Urban Area gained the title of Best Mega Township Development – one of five wins by Ecopark Corporation Joint Stock Company, which won Best Mixed Use Developer.              

Masterise Homes, a member of Masterise Group, is another big winner of the night, with six trophies backed by its Lumière Riverside, Masteri Centre Point, and Masteri Waterfront projects.

As a capstone to an already triumphant night, the award for Vietnam Real Estate Personality of the Year was presented to Vingroup Chairman Pham Nhat Vuong, better known to many as the nation’s first and biggest billionaire.

After finding success with an instant-noodle business in Europe, Vuong established one of Vietnam’s biggest property development companies and turned it into the country’s largest private conglomerate, Vingroup. A true builder of skylines, Vuong led Vingroup to develop Landmark 81, the country’s tallest building. Le Khac Hiep, Vice Chairman of Vingroup, accepted the award at the gala dinner.

The Vietnam Real Estate Personality of the Year award was the only accolade not chosen by the independent panel of judges, but by the editorial team of PropertyGuru Property Report, the official magazine of the Asia Property Awards.

Last year’s Best Developer, Kien A Corporation, won all eight of its nominations, including the title for Best Lifestyle Developer. Kien A Corporation scored three wins alone for Lavila Island, including the award for Best Housing Development (Vietnam). Other honourees included projects in Danang and Halong Bay such as Asiana Đà Nẵng by Gotec Land and The Dragon Castle by National Housing Organisation.

A total of 85 awardees received trophies and Highly Commended certificates at the black-tie gala dinner and awards ceremony, among several special events staged physically by the PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards in 2020. In light of the pandemic, safety protocols, including temperature checks, were observed in preparation for the ceremony and during the gala night.

Hari V. Krishnan, CEO of PropertyGuru Group, said: “Congratulations to the winning companies and projects at the 6th PropertyGuru Vietnam Property Awards. We are proud to be the preferred platform for recognizing and honoring the best creators of what’s next in Vietnam, from mega townships and master-planned communities to new urban areas that will transform the built environment in this stellar property market for years to come.”

Jules Kay, Managing Director of PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards & Events, said: “The PropertyGuru Vietnam Property Awards provide a standard by which the country’s developers strive to be measured. By showcasing the outstanding companies behind Vietnam’s skylines and living spaces we also shine light on the continued modernisation and growth throughout the country. From mega townships to the developer of the country’s tallest building, this year’s winning projects and companies make it clear that Vietnam remains one of the most impressive property markets in Asia.”

This marked another year of strong representation for industrial development in Vietnam. The title of Best Industrial Development was presented to Rang Dong Textile Industrial Park (Aurora IP) by Cat Tuong Real Estate Group Joint Stock Company. Viet Nam Singapore Industrial Park & Township Development Joint Stock Company (VSIP JSC) meanwhile won six out of its eight nominations, including Best Residential Green Development for The Habitat Binh Duong, its venture with Sembcorp Gateway Development Co., Ltd.

The independent panel of judges helped identify and recognize this year’s shortlist of nominees. The judges’ panel comprised Vietnam Property Awards chairperson Thien Duong, Managing Director, Transform Architecture; Alex Crane, Managing Director, Cushman & Wakefield Vietnam; Chau Ta, Executive Director – Legal Transactions, SC Capital Partners Pte Ltd.; 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; Hang Dang, Managing Director, CBRE (Vietnam) Co, Ltd.; Jean-Francois Chevance, Group Director of Hospitality and Design, Archetype Group; John Reeves, Founder & Designer, REEVESdesign; Mauro Gasparotti, Director, Savills Hotels APAC; and Paul D. Volodarsky, Senior Associate, Deputy Head of Regional Real Estate, DFDL Legal and Tax.

The judging panel also included a team of specialists in the Hanoi market: Andras Germ, General Manager, Astra; Đang Thanh Long, Executive Director, Vietnam Green Building Council (VGBC); Dang Van Quang, Director, Hanoi Business, JLL Vietnam; and Tran Quynh Trang, owner of property management firm Sapphire Indochina.

The integrity and fairness of the judging process were maintained at all stages under the thorough supervision of the team at BDO Vietnam, led by Jeffrey Ong Peng, Audit Partner, and Vu Thu Huong, Audit Manager.

The 6th PropertyGuru Vietnam Property Awards is supported by the industry’s leading brands, including returning platinum sponsor Kohler; official portal partner Batdongsan.com.vn; official local partner Oriental Media; official magazine PropertyGuru Property Report; official PR partner T&H Communications; media partners Bliss Saigon, Oi Vietnam, Vietnam News, Vietnam Heritage, and Deluxe Magazine; official charity partner Right To Play; official ESG partner Baan Dek Foundation; and official supervisor BDO.

For more information, email awards@propertyguru.com or visit the official website: AsiaPropertyAwards.com.

FULL LIST OF WINNERS AND HIGHLY COMMENDED AWARDEES

6th PropertyGuru Vietnam Property Awards 2020

DEVELOPER AWARDS

Best Developer   

WINNER: Gamuda Land Vietnam

Best Boutique Developer

WINNER: SonKim Land Corporation

HIGHLY COMMENDED: Gotec Land     

HIGHLY COMMENDED: Van Phu – Invest Investment Joint Stock Company     

Best Breakthrough Developer                         

WINNER: Kita Group Corporation Joint Stock Company    

Best Lifestyle Developer                         

WINNER: Kien A Corporation    

Best Mixed Use Developer                      

WINNER: Ecopark Corporation Joint Stock Company        

Best Sustainable Developer                    

WINNER: Viet Nam Singapore Industrial Park & Township Development Joint Stock Company (VSIP JSC)                                           

DEVELOPMENT AWARDS

Best Luxury Condo Development (HCMC)                          

WINNER: The Crest Residence (The Second Phase of the Metropole Thu Thiem) by SonKim Land Corporation

HIGHLY COMMENDED: Lumière Riverside by Masterise Homes – a member of Masterise Group

Best High End Condo Development (HCMC)

WINNER: Masteri Centre Point by Masterise Homes – a member of Masterise Group      

HIGHLY COMMENDED: Diamond Centery by Gamuda Land HCMC JSC.

Best Mid End Condo Development (HCMC)                        

WINNER: Lovera Vista by Khang Dien House Trading and Investment Joint Stock Company

Best Luxury Condo Development (Hanoi)                          

WINNER: Grandeur Palace – Giang Vo by Van Phu – Invest Investment Joint Stock

Best High End Condo Development (Hanoi)                       

WINNER: Masteri Waterfront by Masterise Homes – a member of Masterise Group      

Best Mid End Condo Development (Hanoi)                        

WINNER: The Terra – An Hung by Van Phu – Invest Investment Joint Stock Company

Best Condo Development (Danang)                         

WINNER: Asiana Đà Nẵng by Gotec Land

Best Condo Development (Northern Vietnam)                  

WINNER: Hera by National Housing Organization    

Best Condo Development (Southern Vietnam)                  

WINNER: CitiAvenue by Kien A Corporation

Best Condo Development (Halong Bay)                    

WINNER: The Dragon Castle by National Housing Organization                  

Best Luxury Housing Development (HCMC)     

WINNER: Lavila Island by Kien A Corporation

Best Housing Development (Hanoi)                         

WINNER: The Mansions, ParkCity Hanoi by Vietnam International Township Development JSC (VIDC), a member of Malaysia’s ParkCity Group                                

Best Housing Development (Northern Vietnam)                         

WINNER: BelHomes Hai Phong by VSIP Hai Phong Co., Ltd.        

Best Housing Development (Southern Vietnam)                        

WINNER: Diamond Central by Gotec Land    

HIGHLY COMMENDED: Lang Sen Viet Nam Culture – Trading – Tourism Urban Area by Phuc Khang Corporation   

Best Mega Township Development                           

WINNER: Ecopark Tourism and Trade Urban Area by Ecopark Corporation Joint Stock Company

Best Township Development                  

WINNER: Stella Mega City by Kita Group Corporation Joint Stock Company     

HIGHLY COMMENDED: Gamuda Gardens by Gamuda Land Vietnam LLC

HIGHLY COMMENDED: Green Dragon City high-class tourism and service urban area by TTP Industrial Development Investment Group Joint Stock Company

Best Mixed Use Development                 

WINNER: The Crest Residence (The Second Phase of the Metropole Thu Thiem) by SonKim Land Corporation

Best Office Development                        

WINNER: Metropole Thu Thiem Office Complex 1 by SonKim Land Corporation           

Best Industrial Development                           

WINNER: Rang Dong Textile Industrial Park (Aurora IP) by Cat Tuong Real Estate Group Joint Stock Company

Best Resort Development                       

WINNER: Alila Bai Om by Kien A Corporation         

Best Sporting Facility                    

WINNER: Celadon Sports & Resort Club by Gamuda Land (HCMC) Joint Stock Company   

Best Residential Green Development                        

WINNER: The Habitat Binh Duong by VSIP-Sembcorp Gateway Development Co., Ltd.

HIGHLY COMMENDED: Diamond Lotus Riverside by Phuc Khang Corporation

Best Commercial Green Development                       

WINNER: Rang Dong Textile Industrial Park (Aurora IP) by Cat Tuong Real Estate Group Joint Stock Company 

HIGHLY COMMENDED: VSIP Bac Ninh High – Rise Ready Built Factory by VSIP Bac Ninh Co., Ltd        

DESIGN AWARDS

Best Condo Architectural Design                     

WINNER: Lumière Riverside by Masterise Homes – a member of Masterise Group      

HIGHLY COMMENDED: Diamond Centery by Gamuda Land HCMC JSC.  

HIGHLY COMMENDED: The Crest Residence (The Second Phase of the Metropole Thu Thiem) by SonKim Land Corporation 

Best Housing Architectural Design                  

WINNER: Lavila Island by Kien A Corporation

HIGHLY COMMENDED: Grandeur Palace – Giang Vo by Van Phu – Invest Investment Joint Stock Company       

HIGHLY COMMENDED: The Mansions, ParkCity Hanoi by Vietnam International Township Development JSC (VIDC), a member of Malaysia’s ParkCity Group

Best Mixed Use Architectural Design                        

WINNER: TNR Grand Palace – Phu Yen by TNR Holdings VietNam

Best Resort Architectural Design                     

WINNER: Alila Bai Om by Kien A Corporation

Best Hotel Architectural Design                       

WINNER: M Garden City Hotel by Ho Khue Architects Ltd.                           

Best Ultra Luxury Condo Interior Design                  

WINNER: The Crest Residence (The Second Phase of the Metropole Thu Thiem) by SonKim Land Corporation

Best Luxury Condo Interior Design                 

WINNER: Lumière Riverside by Masterise Homes – a member of Masterise Group      

Best High End Condo Interior Design                       

WINNER: Masteri Waterfront by Masterise Homes – a member of Masterise Group      

HIGHLY COMMENDED: Diamond Centery by Gamuda Land HCMC JSC.

Best High End Condo Landscape Architectural Design

WINNER: Diamond Centery by Gamuda Land HCMC JSC.

HIGHLY COMMENDED: Masteri Centre Point by Masterise Homes – a member of Masterise Group

Best Condo Landscape Architectural Design                      

WINNER: The Habitat Binh Duong by VSIP-Sembcorp Gateway Development Co., Ltd.

HIGHLY COMMENDED: Diamond Lotus Riverside by Phuc Khang Corporation

HIGHLY COMMENDED: TNR Grand Palace – Thai Binh by TNR Holdings VietNam

Best Commercial Landscape Architectural Design                      

WINNER: Cuu Long Eco-urban and Service area (Legacy Hill) by Hasky Hoa Binh Real Estate One Member Company Limited       

HIGHLY COMMENDED: Green Dragon City high-class tourism and service urban area by TTP Industrial Development Investment Group Joint Stock Company       

Best Masterplan Design                          

WINNER: Celadon City by Gamuda Land (HCMC) Joint Stock Company    

HIGHLY COMMENDED: BelHomes Hai Phong by VSIP Hai Phong Co., Ltd.     

HIGHLY COMMENDED: Green Dragon City high-class tourism and service urban area by TTP Industrial Development Investment Group Joint Stock Company       

BEST OF VIETNAM AWARDS

Best Condo Development (Vietnam)                        

WINNER: The Crest Residence (The Second Phase of the Metropole Thu Thiem) by SonKim Land Corporation

Best Housing Development (Vietnam)                     

WINNER: Lavila Island by Kien A Corporation

SPECIAL AWARDS

Special Recognition for ESG

WINNER: Ecopark Corporation Joint Stock Company

WINNER: Gamuda Land Vietnam

WINNER: SonKim Land Corporation    

WINNER: Viet Nam Singapore Industrial Park & Township Development Joint Stock Company (VSIP JSC)

Special Recognition for CSR                   

WINNER: Gotec Land

WINNER: Khang Dien House Trading and Investment Joint Stock Company

WINNER: Kita Group Corporation Joint Stock Company

WINNER: Masterise Homes – a member of Masterise Group

WINNER: SonKim Land Corporation

Special Recognition in Sustainable Construction                        

WINNER: Ecopark Corporation Joint Stock Company

WINNER: Gamuda Land Vietnam        

WINNER: Phuc Khang Corporation      

WINNER: Viet Nam Singapore Industrial Park & Township Development Joint Stock Company (VSIP JSC)

Special Recognition in Sustainable Design               

WINNER: Gamuda Land Vietnam

WINNER: Khang Dien House Trading and Investment Joint Stock Company

WINNER: Phuc Khang Corporation

WINNER: Van Phu – Invest Investment Joint Stock Company

Special Recognition for Building Communities                  

WINNER: Ecopark Corporation Joint Stock Company

WINNER: Gamuda Land Vietnam        

WINNER: Khang Dien House Trading and Investment Joint Stock Company

WINNER: Kien A Corporation             

PUBLISHER’S CHOICE

Vietnam Real Estate Personality of the Year    

WINNER: Pham Nhat Vuong, Chairman, Vingroup

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