10th PropertyGuru Philippines Property Awards program launches with resurgent optimism in real estate market


Annual event celebrates decade of success for the country’s finest developers, projects

• Long-running awards program returns to Manila as pandemic restrictions ease and property market welcomes improving fundamentals
• Exclusive gala dinner and ceremony set for 7 October 2022 at Fairmont Makati, to be livestreamed on AsiaPropertyAwards.com and partner digital channels
• Entries from eligible companies and nominations from the public accepted until 5 August 2022, with many new categories at stake

PropertyGuru, Southeast Asia’s leading property technology company, hosted a media roundtable at the Fairmont Makati to launch the 10th edition of the PropertyGuru Philippines Property Awards, presented by Kohler and supported by Boysen Paints.

Marking its first decade of success, the most prestigious real estate awards programme in the Philippines is chaired once again by Cyndy Tan Jarabata, president of TAJARA Leisure & Hospitality Group Inc. She was the inaugural chairperson when the Philippines Property Awards debuted in 2013 and has remained on the judging panel since.

As the real estate market adapts to the next normal with cautious optimism, the 10th PropertyGuru Philippines Property Awards programme is now open to entries from eligible developers and projects as well as nominations from the public.

With safety measures firmly observed, the annual black-tie gala dinner and awards ceremony are set on Friday, October 7, 2022 at the Fairmont Makati main ballroom. The exclusive event will also be livestreamed on digital platforms, including AsiaPropertyAwards.com, extending the programme’s reach to consumers and agents throughout Asia Pacific.

Key dates for the 2022 edition:

5 August 2022 – Entries Closed
22 August – 9 September 2022 – Site Inspections (physical)
5 – 9 September 2022 – Site inspections (virtual)
14 September 2022 – Final Judging
7 October 2022 – Gala Dinner and Awards Ceremony in Manila, Philippines
9 December 2022 – Regional Grand Final Gala Presentation

Nominations and entries are being accepted here: https://www.asiapropertyawards.com/en/nominations/

The announcement of the return of the PropertyGuru Philippines Property Awards’ in-person gala presentation comes as the archipelago eases restrictions on foreign arrivals and the property sector prepares for recovery on the strength of resilient segments.

A tradition of excellence

Jules Kay, general manager of PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards and Events, led speakers in attendance at the media roundtable where he touched on the longevity of the programme as well as its growth in terms of coverage and technology. Founded on a tradition of excellence, the long-running programme in the Philippines is part of the PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards series, which marks its 17th year.

For its 10th edition, the PropertyGuru Philippines Property Awards programme is raising the Gold Standard of real estate with an array of new categories. They include the title of Best Luxury Developer, in addition to many never-before-presented Development categories: Best Completed Condo Development, Best Completed Housing Development, Best Connectivity Condo Development, Best Connectivity Housing Development, Best Waterfront Condo Development, Best Waterfront Housing Development, Best Branded Residential Development, Best Integrated WFH (Work From Home) Development, Best Pet-Friendly Residential Development, Best Health and Wellness Development, Best Eco-Friendly Condo Development, Best Eco-Friendly Housing Development, Best Eco-Friendly Commercial Development, and Best Smart Building Development.

Eligible entries to these and other categories are rigorously selected by an independent panel of judges, comprising industry experts in real estate consultancy, architecture and design, green building and sustainable development.

“The Philippine real estate market may see improvement this year behind the increased vaccination rate as well as the country’s reopening policies. This is led by the logistics and industrial sector, as well as the imminent arrival of hyperscalers and data centre operators,” said Philip Mareschal, head of property and asset management at JLL Philippines, and a member of the independent judging panel.

Supervised by HLB, the global network of independent advisory and accounting firms, the awards programme makes full use of a professionally run and fully transparent judging system – establishing a reputation for fairness and transparency. The selection process this year is overseen by the team of Lloyd T. Tan, partner with Diaz Murillo Dalupan and Company – HLB Philippines, the Official Supervisor of the Awards.

Awards reception

After the media roundtable, the Winners and Highly Commended recipients of the 9th PropertyGuru Philippines Property Awards, which successfully aired as a virtual gala event in November 2021, accepted their golden statuettes and citations in an exclusive reception for awardees. SM Development Corporation (SMDC), the current Best Developer (Philippines) titleholder, led awardees in attendance at the reception, also held in Fairmont Makati.

Jose Mari Banzon, president of SM Development Corporation (SMDC), said: “The honor and validation brought to us by the PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards only solidify our strength and conviction to build a nation of homeowners where each and every Filipino can live out their best lives. In the Awards, we have found a trusted partner with an extensive market reach that can help us realize and further the vision of our company founders. As the Best Developer in the Philippines, we are one with the PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards programme in its mission to inform consumers and investors of quality real estate in the country.”

Worldwide reach through streaming

SM Development Corporation (SMDC) represented the Philippines at the 16th PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards Grand Final where it competed for the title of Best Developer (Asia) and other accolades against fellow country winners in the 2021 series.

As part of the PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards series, main country winners of the 2022 PropertyGuru Philippines Property Awards may qualify to compete for regional honors at the 17th PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards Grand Final on 9 December in Bangkok, Thailand.

Established in 2005, the PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards continue to reward high-caliber work within the industry – encompassing property development, construction, architecture, interior design, and sustainable building practices. The series has expanded over the years to cover the region’s dynamic property markets, including Australia, the Chinese markets, Japan, India, and Sri Lanka.

The PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards virtual gala series, which began streaming in 2020 and continued in 2021, has garnered around 1 million views to date across channels. The 2022 awards presentations are also scheduled to be streamed live on the same night as the physical gala dinners in each country.

The 10th PropertyGuru Philippines Property Awards is supported by platinum sponsor Kohler; gold sponsor Boysen Paints; official magazine PropertyGuru Property Report; official PR partner FleishmanHillard Manila; and official supervisor HLB.

For more information, email [email protected] or visit the official website: AsiaPropertyAwards.com.