AQUALAND has taken home 13 gongs including best developer at the PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards (Australia), held at a black-tie gala dinner and ceremony at the Grand Hyatt Melbourne.
Australia’s top developers and projects were honoured across 42 categories. As well as winning best developer for the first time, Aqualand was also named best luxury developer and best mixed use developer titles.
Aura by Aqualand was the most awarded project with six wins, including the best mixed use development award.
Other winning developments by the company were the luxury heritage development and waterfront apartment development known as The Revy at Darling Island and the luxury apartment development in NSW known as Blue at Lavender Bay.
Shangjin Lin, founder and group managing director of Aqualand, was named Australia real estate personality of the year by the editorial team of Property Report by PropertyGuru.
Salvo won the best lifestyle developer title, in addition to a win for the high-rise apartment project Moray House. Skyland Group also won two awards, including the best luxury boutique developer title and a win for the boutique luxury apartment development in NSW known as Villia Bellevue Hill.
Luisant Queensberry Pty Ltd. clinched the best breakthrough developer title, one of four wins that include accolades for the company’s townhouse project Queensberry St. MRCB International was named best boutique developer, with 26 Vista by MRCB Australia winning best lifestyle development (Queensland).
Mark Moran Group was honoured with special recognitions in ESG and sustainable design and construction, plus the best senior living landscape design award for The Garden at Warrawee by Evette Moran.
The best condo development (Australia) award went to Kurraba Residences by Third.i Group while the best housing development (Australia) award went to Capri by Monaco Property Group.
Highett Common by Sunkin Property Group gained three awards, including best apartment development (Victoria).
Jeremy Williams, managing director, marketplaces, PropertyGuru Group, said, “The distinguished companies honoured this year have impressed the judges with their range and diversity, including the country’s finest apartments, housing, townhouses, smart homes, student accommodations, and senior living spaces”.
Main country winners of the PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards (Australia) will be eligible to advance to the 18th PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards Grand Final on Friday, 8th December in Thailand’s Bangkok, where they will compete for honours against their peers from Singapore, Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam, as well as India, Japan and China.
Jules Kay, GM of PropertyGuru Asia property awards and events, said, “Australia has long been a sought-after investment destination for property seekers from Asia, so we’re delighted to host the PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards for the first time in Melbourne.
“The awarded companies have conceptualised and created a range of impressive properties that offer a diverse choice of appealing opportunities for cross-border investors.”
The list of winners was determined by an independent panel of judges comprising Lui Violanti, chairperson of the awards in Australia and from Inhabit Group, Benson Zhou of Savills, Edward Haysom of Haysom Architects Vietnam, Ivan Lam of Charter Keck Cramer, Jessica Liew of Plus Architecture, Karl Fu from Winning Commercial, Plus aGency’s Peter Li, Richard Newling Ward of Bayleyward, and Steven Yu of Valorton Group.