After a rigorous six-month entry process, SM Prime Holdings bagged the Philippines Property Awards 2015 top award for Best Developer in the prestigious gala dinner and awards presentation ceremony held July 9th at the Raffles and Fairmont Hotel in Makati. The SM Group bested last year’s champion Ayala Land Inc (ALI), which took home a Highly Commended accolade in the category along with fellow nominee Megaworld Corporation.
SM group had a 9 multiple nominations in 25 award categories, and was also declared Winner in several other categories, including Best Retail Development and Best Retail Architectural Design, both for Mega Fashion Hall (SM Mega Megamall Expansion 2) Building D, through subsidiary First Asia Realty Development Corporation. SM Development Corporation (SMDC) unit won the trophy for Best Landscape Architectural Design for Shell Residences and received two Highly Commended certificates in the award for Best Affordable Condo Development (Metro Manila), as well as Highly Commended honours for another affordable condo project and a mid-range resort development.
With an opening speech by Noel Carino, president of CREBA (Chamber of Real Estate and Builders' Associations Inc.) and attended by VIP guest Architect Maria Benita O. Regala, national president of the United Architects of the Philippines, the 3rd annual Philippines Property Awards was hosted by David Celdran and presented by Property Report magazine, and was co-sponsored by gold sponsors Kohler and Uratex Premium Mattresses, silver sponsor TEKA, supporting association CREBA, and Sanpellegrino, the Official Supplier of the Asia Property Awards 2015.
More than 350 of the nation’s brightest leaders and talents in real estate, architecture and design competed for the 25 award categories covering the best developers, developments and designs in the local real estate sector, the Awards celebrated the finest current projects in the residential, commercial, office, retail, hospitality, villa and green segments in Metro Manila, Cebu and Davao.
Ayala Land Inc. took the award for Special Recognition in CSR for its commitment to building sustainable communities in the Philippines, plus another award for Best Residential Architectural Design. Its subsidiary Alveo Land Corporation was declared two-time winner for its latest condo and residential projects in Cebu and Davao, respectively, while its Avida Land unit also received two Highly Commended certificates.
Other multiple winners of the evening included Megaworld Corporation, with double wins in the Best Luxury Development (Resort) and Best Residential Interior Design, in addition to six Highly Commended awards; Vista Land and Landscapes Inc, taking home the Best Housing Development (Metro Manila) and Best Housing Development (Philippines) trophies; WJGlobal Inc, picking up two awards for Best Hotel Development and Best Hotel Architectural Design; Robinsons Land Corporation, taking the accolades for Best Mid-range Condo Development (Metro Manila) and Best Condo Development (Philippines) for the The Sapphire Bloc; and BDO Unibank, picking up the Best Office Development, Best Office Architectural Design and Best Commercial Development (Philippines) awards for its new BDO Corporate Tower Ortigas project.
Winners qualify to compete on the regional stage at the Asia Property Awards grand finals on October 21. The 5th annual South East Asia Property Awards 2015 will be held at the prestigious Shangri-La Hotel Singapore.
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