Thailand missing from top property awards

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Thailand property projects were sadly missing from what is one of Asia-Pacific’s most prestigious property awards.

The announcement of winners at the MIPIM Asia Awards 2018, one of the region’s leading awards event, highlighted 30 property projects to receive the influential accolades yesterday (Thursday).

No property projects from Thailand made the list which was dominated by Chinese and Australian projects.

“Winning a MIPIM Asia property award has long been established as one of the most prestigious prizes for real estate projects across the APAC region,” said MIPIM Director Ronan Vaspart.

“We celebrate the developers, architects, government authorities and other property visionaries who push the boundaries, break the rules, and make unimaginable possibilities the solid realities of our skylines,” he added.

Founded in 2007, the annual MIPIM Asia Awards celebrate the most technically impressive, inventive and publically-enriching property developments from across the Asia-Pacific region, considering both finished developments and un-built projects in the planning stage.

A record total of 122 entries were put forward for the MIPIM Asia Awards 2018, which were whittled down to 30 winners from seven countries and territories.

Chairing the jury this year was François Trausch, an industry titan who is Chairman of the Management Board, Executive Committee and Chief Executive Officer of Allianz Real Estate.

He said: “The quality of submissions, already high in the past, gets better every year.”

“This is especially true of entries from China where we’ve had really outstanding projects in all categories. In addition, this year we had some very creative and strong submissions from Japan – more than in previous years – and we continue to have good and creative entries from South Korea.

The final Gold, Silver and Bronze winners will be decided by a public vote drawn from the 900+ delegates expected to attend MIPIM Asia, with the results to be unveiled at the Awards Gala Dinner ceremony on November 28.

Perhaps Thailand’s property developers are failing to see the value of even being nominated for, let alone winning, a prestigious regional or global property award? Perhaps they think they are not good enough? Perhaps they cannot be bothered?

Have your say. We’d love to know your thoughts …

Andrew Batt
The author of this article is Andrew Batt, the founder and editor of Andrew has been writing about property and real estate issues in Thailand and Southeast Asia for more than 10 years. He has worked for PropertyGuru Group, DDproperty, Dot Property Group, Hipflat and AsiaRents. He has also produced content for leading Thailand property developers and real estate agencies.

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