PropertyGuru (NYSE: PGRU), Southeast Asia’s leading property technology company, tonight celebrated the milestone 10th edition of the PropertyGuru Philippines Property Awards, giving prominence to Filipino excellence in property development, architecture, and design.
The 2022 PropertyGuru Philippines Property Awards, presented by Kohler and supported by Boysen Paints, feted the country’s finest, most innovative real estate developers and projects in a historic return of the black-tie gala celebration in the country’s financial capital.
The 10th PropertyGuru Philippines Property Awards, held at the Fairmont Makati main ballroom and streamed live online, were awarded in a total of 62 categories. For the first time in the Awards’ history, Robinsons Land was named Best Developer, one of nine winning titles for the company. Robinsons Land also received the Best Developer (Luzon) award and the Special Recognition in ESG, as well as diverse awards for such projects as Bridgetowne Destination Estate, Forbes Estates Lipa, Montclair Industrial Park, and work.able Exxa-Zeta Center.
Cebu Landmasters, Inc., a former Best Developer winner, also garnered nine wins, including the titles of Best Developer (Visayas) and Best Developer (Mindanao). SM Development Corporation (SMDC), last year’s recipient of the Best Developer award, accumulated seven wins, including titles for projects such as Air Residences, Glam Residences, Gold City, Ice Tower Residential-Offices, Joy Residences, and Shore Residences.
Aboitiz InfraCapital Economic Estates earned five wins, including Best Industrial Developer. The company, named Best Industrial Developer (Asia) at last year’s PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards Grand Final, also gained wins for its projects LIMA Central Business District and LIMA Estate. AboitizLand, Inc. meanwhile won Best Housing Development (Visayas) for its project Amoa.
Megaworld Corporation won the never-before-presented award of Best Operational Office Portfolio, in addition to the Best Hospitality Developer and Best Mixed Use Developer titles, as well as the Special Recognition in ESG. Megaworld Hotels & Resorts won Best Operational Hospitality Portfolio, another new honour, while Global-Estate Resorts, Inc. (GERI), a subsidiary of Megaworld Corporation, won the Best Lifestyle Developer award.
Torre Lorenzo Development Corporation was named Best Boutique Developer, buoyed by a win for its project Dusit Thani Lubi Plantation Resort. PHINMA Property Holdings Corporation scored the coveted Best Housing Development (Philippines) title for PHINMA Maayo San Jose in one of three wins for the company. The Best Condo Development (Philippines) title went to The Seasons Residences by Sunshine Fort North Bonifacio Realty Development Corporation.
Alveo Land also excelled during the night with wins for Best High End Condo Development (Metro Manila) for Callisto; Best High Rise Condo Development (Metro Cebu) for Palatine at Solinea; and Best Office Development for Tryne Enterprise Plaza.
Several awards were presented for the first time to developments throughout the archipelago. Among them were the titles of Best Branded Residential Development, awarded to The Residences at Sheraton Cebu Mactan Resort by AppleOne Mactan, Inc.; Best Completed Condo Development (Pixel Residences by Aseana Residential Holdings, Corp.); Best Connectivity Condo Development (Vertex Central by Priland Development Corporation); Best Eco Friendly Commercial Development (Site of the Future – Acienda Silang by Pilipinas Shell Petroleum Corporation); Best Eco Friendly Housing Development (Ameria by Damosa Land, Inc); Best Health and Wellness Development (Forbes Estates Lipa by Robinsons Land); Best Integrated Work From Home Development [Ice Tower Residential-Offices by SM Development Corporation (SMDC)]; Best Memorial Park Landscape Architectural Design (Golden Haven Memorial Park – Cebu by Golden Haven Memorial Park, Inc.); and Best Waterfront Condo Development (Costa Mira Beachtown Mactan by Cebu Landmasters, Inc.).
Lourdes Josephine Gotianun Yap, president and CEO of Filinvest Development Corporation, accepted the Philippines Real Estate Personality of the Year award, making her the first woman in the country to receive this special honour. The editorial team of PropertyGuru Property Report Magazine, who choose the recipient of this award every year, honoured Gotianun Yap for helping Filinvest Development Corporation rank among the world’s top women-led firms, among many other achievements.
Hari V Krishnan, CEO and managing director of PropertyGuru Group, said: “I am proud to see how far the PropertyGuru Philippines Property Awards program has come, growing over the last decade from honouring Metro Manila’s finest real estate to celebrating the success of developers across this beautiful archipelago. The awards have become more diverse with accolades for eco-friendliness, connectivity, health, wellness, and other features desired by Filipinos around the world. The 10th edition of our awards program in the Philippines is a great occasion to elevate the achievements of Filipino developers and designers to the global stage.”
Jules Kay, general manager of PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards and Events, said: “We are happy to mark a decade of the PropertyGuru Philippines Property Awards by celebrating and recognising the developers and design practices that have exemplified Filipino excellence, ingenuity and creativity in their portfolios and projects. In this, the 10th year of the Awards in the Philippines, we distinguish the islands’ world-class developments and showcase them not only to the local property market in all its segments but also to the Filipino diaspora worldwide. Congratulations to all our awardees.”
The shortlist of nominees was selected by an independent panel of judges comprising some of the country’s top real estate and design experts, namely Cyndy Tan Jarabata, chairperson of the Awards and president, TAJARA Leisure & Hospitality Group Inc.; Carlo Cordaro, president and CEO, Atelier A; Jaime A. Cura, Ph.D., vice-chairman, The RGV Group of Companies; Jean Jacquelyn Nathania A. de Castro, CEO, ESCA Incorporated; Kathleen P. Obcemea, principal interior designer, KPO Beyond Designs Co.; Luis Enrique T. Mangosing, CEO, Metro Development Managers, Inc. (MDMI); Michelle Barretto, founder and CEO, Vitamin B, Inc.; Philip Mareschal, head of property & asset management, JLL Philippines; Raymond Rufino, CEO, NEO; and Richard Raymundo, BSc (Bus Econ), MRICS, managing director, Colliers Philippines.
The selection process was fair, transparent, and credible, and was supervised by the team of Diaz Murillo Dalupan and Company – HLB Philippines, led by Ofelia S. Barroga, Lloyd T. Tan, and Margaux Zarah Casihan.
Main winners of the Philippines Property Awards will now go on to compete for the ‘Best in Asia’ titles at the 17th PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards Grand Final in Bangkok, Thailand on 9 December during ‘PropertyGuru Week’, which will be preceded by the annual PropertyGuru Asia Real Estate Summit.
Established in 2005, the PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards continue to reward high-calibre 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.
Organised by PropertyGuru Group, the 10th PropertyGuru Philippines Property Awards programme is supported by platinum sponsor Kohler; gold sponsor Boysen Paints; official channel partner History; official magazine PropertyGuru Property Report; official newspaper The Philippine Star; official PR partner FleishmanHillard Manila; media partners BusinessWorld, Esquire Philippines, People Asia Magazine, PhilStar Property Report PH, Real Estate News PH, Real Living, The Manila Times, and WheninManila.com; official ESG partner Baan Dek Foundation; supporting associations IFC – Building Resilience Index and IFC – Excellence in Design for Greater Efficiencies; and official supervisor HLB.