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Luzon, Visayas, Mindanao developers emerge victorious at 8th PropertyGuru Philippines Property Awards

This year’s edition of the PropertyGuru Philippines Property Awards honoured the archipelago’s outstanding developers, projects and designs in a special virtual gala and awards ceremony that aired Wednesday, 25 November over AsiaPropertyAwards.com and partner channels. 

As well as being the first virtual edition of the awards, the 2020 PropertyGuru Philippines Property Awards marks the eighth anniversary of the country’s leading real estate awards programme. The 8th Annual PropertyGuru Philippines Property Awards gave visibility to the finest development companies in Metro Manila and the rest of Luzon as well as homegrown development companies in Visayas and Mindanao. 

SM Development Corporation (SMDC) accumulated eight wins at the event, including the coveted accolades of Best Developer and Best Lifestyle Developer. Meanwhile, Alveo Land, a subsidiary of Ayala Land, won six awards, including the top prize of Best Condo Development (Philippines) for its premium condominium development Portico and the regional prize of Best Condo Development (Visayas) for Solinea, its multi-tower residential project in Cebu City.

Wee Community Developers, Inc. dominated the programme with nine wins, including the award for Best Breakthrough Developer, acknowledging a comprehensive portfolio of high-quality projects spanning Metro Manila and provincial markets. The Diamond Heights, one of its latest projects in Davao City, scored the top prize of Best Housing Development (Philippines) while its Iloilo project Emerald Estates scored a regional prize for Best Housing Development (Visayas). Harbour Park Residences, its recent venture with Metroworx Properties, Inc, was named Best Affordable Condo Development (Metro Manila).

Homegrown Davao developer Damosa Land, Inc. garnered eight wins, including the sought-after title of Best Boutique Developer. The company scored wins for three of its biggest projects in the Davao region, namely the housing development Ameria; office development Damosa Diamond Tower; and township development Agriya. Meanwhile, the company’s agro-industrial arm Anflo Industrial Estate Corporation won Best Industrial Development for its eponymous project. Grand Land Inc., the real estate development arm of Cebuano retailer Gaisano Grand Group of Companies, gained Best High End Condo Development (Metro Cebu) for Dusit D2 Residences Cebu and Best Housing Development (Metro Cebu) for City Homes Minglanilla. Another Cebu-based enterprise, JEG Development Corp., clinched the title of Best Commercial Green Development for JEG Tower @ One Acacia. Asiawide Land, the fast-growing real estate company based out of Bataan, won Best Housing Development (Luzon) for its Atrium De Tarlac – Donabelle project. 

The 8th PropertyGuru Philippines Property Awards spawned a total of 37 award winners, including Edgar Saavedra, Chairman of Megawide Construction Corporation, who received this year’s Philippines Real Estate Personality of the Year title. This award is decided by the editors of PropertyGuru Property Report Magazine. Saavedra said: “We are very proud and honoured to have this award. I want to dedicate this to all my team, especially Megawide, and the whole organisation for helping me build the company and achieve this milestone.” One of the Philippines’ leading infrastructure developers, Megawide is part of the consortium that built Terminal 2 of the Mactan Cebu International Airport (MCIA), which won Special Recognition for Public Facility at the 2018 PropertyGuru Philippines Property Awards.

This year’s shortlist of nominees was the product of a judging process rigorously supervised by the team of BDO Roxas, Cruz, Tagle & Co., CPAs, led by Michael D. Roxas, Chairman and Managing Partner and International Liaison Partner, and Jarred D. Pereña, Partner. The independent panel of judges consist of Christophe Vicic, Awards Chairperson and Country Head, Jones Lang LaSalle Philippines, Inc.; Carlo Cordaro, President & CEO, Atelier A; Cyndy Tan Jarabata, President, TAJARA Leisure & Hospitality Group Inc.; 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.; Mario Berta, CEO, FlySpaces; and Ramon Fernando D. Rufino, Chief Executive Officer, NEO. The 8th PropertyGuru Philippines Property Awards is supported by platinum sponsor Kohler; gold sponsors Hitachi Elevators and Escalators and Boysen; official magazine PropertyGuru Property Report; official PR partner FleishmanHillard Manila; media partners Balikbayan, Business News Philippines, Hoppler, Inquirer.net, Manila Republic, and MoneySense; official charity partner Right to Play; official ESG partner Baan Dek Foundation; and official supervisor BDO Roxas, Cruz, Tagle & Co.

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


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