EdgeProp Singapore announces winners of EdgeProp Excellence Awards 2022

This article first appeared in City & Country, The Edge Malaysia Weekly, on October 31, 2022 - November 06, 2022.
Tong (front row, sixth from left), celebrating with the EPEA winners (Photo by Edgeprop Singapore)

Tong (front row, sixth from left), celebrating with the EPEA winners (Photo by Edgeprop Singapore)

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City Developments, GuocoLand, UOL Group and Kheong Leong Co emerged as the major winners of the EdgeProp Excellence Awards 2022 (EPEA) with five awards each, while Martin Modern clinched all four awards in the Completed Residential category. The awards were presented at a gala dinner on Oct 21.

Organised by EdgeProp Singapore, the prestigious event recognises and celebrates outstanding property developers and their developments that have set a benchmark of excellence in Singapore’s real estate industry.

“This marked the sixth year of our EPEA. As businesses embrace sustainability due to its growing significance, components such as Landscape Replacement Area, Green Plot Ratio and Green Mark Ratings have been included as part of the judging criteria in our merit-based awards. These are not merely ‘green’ stamps, they are an accurate reflection of what buyers want these days in terms of living in an aesthetically pleasant yet low-carbon-footprint environment,” said EdgeProp Singapore CEO Bernard Tong.

A new award was introduced this year — the Real Estate Salesperson Excellence Award. It recognises exceptional real estate agents who are the top transactors in their respective categories.

“The role that a real estate agent plays in the home-buying journey is undeniably important, perhaps increasingly more so. As Singapore consumers become savvier in this Information Age, agents who are able to leverage new technology to create a niche for themselves will be more productive and will thrive,” Tong added.

The gala night was the first large-scale event EdgeProp has organised since the pandemic started. Some 200 guests attended the event, which was sponsored by Geberit Southeast Asia, Mitsubishi Electric Asia Pacific and V-Zug Singapore, with official knowledge partner KPMG Singapore and supporting partner E3 Design.

The judges were Angela Lim, co-founder of SuMisura; Chris Marriott, CEO of Savills, Southeast Asia; Koh Choon Fah, board member of Edmund Tie Holdings; Tang Kok Thye, associate partner of ADDP Architects LLP; Yvonne Tan, director of DP Green; and Tong.

After the nominees were judged based on six categories — landscape, design, innovation, sustainability, showflat and marketing — the aggregated scores were reviewed by KPMG Singapore.

“We congratulate all the winners of this year’s EdgeProp Excellence Awards and hope they will continue to scale new heights in establishing benchmarks for future developments. We look forward to next year as we chart new territories, categories and award-worthy projects!” said Tong.