New categories boost 2018 Philippines Property Awards
MORE categories to meet emerging market conditions in the country’s real estate scene have been included in the sixth edition of the annual PropertyGuru Philippines Property Awards to be held next year.
“This is to recognize the continuing emergence of innovations in design, production, and marketing among Philippine developers,” said Dr. Jaime V. Cura, vice chairman of RGV Group of Companies, who has been elected as the new chairman of the judging panel.
In 2018, recognition will be presented for Best Township Development and Best Township Design, where the judges will be looking for the project’s smart city principles, sustainable design and carbon-emission management system, among others.
There will also be awards for: Best Alternative Housing Development, to recognize owner-managed housing projects intended for transient workers, students and the elderly; Best Mid End Condo Development (Metro Manila); and Best Affordable Condo Development (Cebu).
“We feel that we should recognize and encourage such innovations and sensitivity to market conditions to prove that the Philippine property market continues to be a standout in this part of the world,” said Cura.
Nominations are now open for the public until 16 February 2018. Eligible entries for the Developer, Development and Design completion categories will be accepted until 23 February, with the final shortlist of nominees announced on 28 March 2018.
Shortlisted nominees will be honored as Winners or given Highly Commended distinction at the sixth annual gala dinner and awards ceremony of the PropertyGuru Philippines Property Awards, set on Friday, 27 April 2018, at the Fairmont Makati ballroom.