Cooperation signed with Korea Economic Daily and Cityscape Korea to promote the PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards (Korea) 2017

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South Korea’s finest real estate will be recognised at the region’s long-running property awards programme 

The PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards, the region’s biggest and most prestigious real estate awards programme, has added South Korea to its grand final line-up, bringing the total to 17 participating markets in 2017.

South Korean real estate developers, development and design will be recognised on 8 November at the exclusive black-tie gala dinner and awards presentation at the Sand Expo and Convention Centre in Singapore, which will be attended by more than 400 senior industry figures and decision makers.

The news arrives in the wake of the official signing ceremony for cooperation between PropertyGuru Group, Asia’s leading online property company, and Korea Economic Daily and Cityscape Korea, to promote the PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards (Korea) 2017.

“We welcome the opportunity to work with South Korea’s largest and most respected business newspaper to bring the country’s best real estate to the Asia Property Awards in Singapore. With South Korean developers now starting to look overseas for investors the timing is perfect,” said Lewis Ng, chief business officer of PropertyGuru Group, upon signing the partnership agreement in Seoul.

“We are also sure that our premium publication Property Report’s reach across Southeast Asia will ensure local developers are fully aware of the opportunities available to reach the South Korean market at Cityscape,” he added.

As part of the cooperation, Korea Economic Daily has been named Official Newspaper of the PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards (Korea). Meanwhile, Property Report becomes a media partner of Cityscape Korea, East Asia’s premier international real estate investment and development event that will take place on 17-19 August 2017 at Hall D, The COEX (Convention and Exhibition Center) in Seoul.

Celebrating its landmark 12th year, PropertyGuru’s premier awards series has gone Asia-wide in 2017, with Sri Lanka, India, Mongolia, Laos and the Maldives earlier announced as new markets joining the renowned awards series that already holds domestic gala events in Thailand, Singapore, the Philippines, Malaysia, Myanmar, Vietnam, Indonesia and Cambodia. Following the expanded new configuration of the grand final programme, categories for Mainland China, Hong Kong and Macau will also be in incorporated into the two-night ceremony in Singapore.

South Korean developers are slated to compete on the second night of the grand final for regional accolades and be named the ‘Best in Asia’, while Singapore’s domestic winners will be announced on the first night, with the main category winners from that event advancing to the regional grand final the following evening.

The two gala events will each begin with a two-hour international networking cocktail reception, followed by the opening remarks and speeches, four-course dinner, and the awards ceremony proper. Alongside the gala dinner, PropertyGuru’s C-suite conference – the two-day Singapore Real Estate Summit 2017 – will be held at the same venue in the daytime.

“It has been an exciting journey for the Asia Property Awards after joining PropertyGuru last year. Our expanded awards scheme is a tribute to the strength of the Asian real estate industry,” said Terry Blackburn, founder and managing director of the Awards.

“Fair judgment and transparency of process are at the heart of the Awards and we’re delighted to introduce the awards system to Asia’s rapidly growing property markets. As we explore new countries for the platform, we will ensure that the PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards truly is the region’s benchmark for the finest real estate developers, developments and design in the region.”

An independent judging panel for PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards (Korea) 2017 competition will be later announced to deliberate on the nominations, entries and site visits for the South Korean entrants, under the guidance of official supervisor BDO, the world’s fifth biggest accountancy and auditing firm.

Entries for the grand final are being accepted now until 25 August, while the official shortlist will be announced one month before the two-night gala dinner.

To enter the PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards (Korea) 2017 competition, companies and development owners may contact: info@asiapropertyawards.com

For more information about the PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards, visit the official website: AsiaPropertyAwards.com