Over 1,400 nominations where received for the 2012 Thailand Property awards, and from those over 300 entries were submitted to be assessed by the central judging panel and regional teams.
Some 500 guests from all over Thailand were in attendance at the Gala Dinner and presentation ceremony in October to congratulate the winners and highly commended companies.
Award categories include Best Developer, which last year went to Charn Issara Development PLC , Best Boutique Developer won by Kalara Developments, as well as a wide range of awards for real estate services, architecture and interior design, as well as development awards in all Thailand's main provinces, plus a publisher's choice award that in 2012 was presented to Khun Tipaporn Chearavanont of Magnolia Quality Development Corporation.
The 2013 Thailand Property Awards also welcomes Khun Sunchai Nuengsit as the new chairman of the Central Judging Panel.
A previous judge, Khun Sunchai has over 15 years’ experience in the supply of quality products and solutions for the interior construction and residential building sector.
He is a founding member and managing director of BuilderSmart PCL, a premier manufacturer and distributor of cutting edge solutions focused on environmental sustainability.
Sunchai Nuengsit will head a nation-wide panel of judges, all experts in various property related fields.
"The Thailand Property Awards provide an important benchmark for quality in Thailand's real estate industry and I am therefore delighted to be involved in the judging process this year," he said.
"The quality and range of new developments launched in the kingdom has been very impressive, so we are very excited to see which projects and companies are nominated."
To enter the 2013 Thailand Property Awards companies and projects must be nominated by a third party.
No nominations are sought for Best Condo Development Thailand or Best Villa Development Thailand, which are awarded based on winners in other categories, or for Best Agency Deal, which is awarded based on all Real Estate Service entries.
Also, no nominations are sought for Real Estate Personality of the Year award – this award is decided by and presented by the publishers of Property Report South East Asia magazine.
A new category has been added this year, Best Residential Development Khao Yai as recognition of the region's fast growing real estate offerings.
Nominations are sought from all sectors of the Thailand real estate industry – developers, agents, architects, interior designers, construction companies, suppliers etc., and also from the public.
No points are awarded in the nomination process. Being nominated for an award in a category for which the company is eligible ensures entry into the next stage.
Nominations can be easily submitted to the organisers online at: www.thailandpropertyawards.com.
Once nominations have closed, all information will be submitted to BDO Advisory, which oversees the nomination, entry and judging process, double-checking against the eligibility criteria and the above rules of nomination.
There is no nomination fee.
The Thailand Property Awards Gala Dinner and awards presentation ceremony will be held at Centara Grand & Bangkok Convention Centre at CentralWorld on 19 September 2012.
First held in 2006, the Thailand Property Awards celebrate the best of the best and offer an unrivalled showcase of Thailand’s residential real estate industry.
Now in their eighth year, the awards assist in promoting the high level of quality in Thailand’s real estate, construction, architectural and interior design sectors, as well as the professional services on offer in the Kingdom.
The professionally run awards have put Thailand’s real estate industry on the world stage and begin with nominations by the public and the industry, followed by entry submissions and judging by a panel of professionals, including site visits for the top short-listed developments in each category.
Nominees for Thailand Property Awards go through a tough and gruelling process with only one overall winner awarded in each category.
Thailand Property Awards 2013 categories:
Best Boutique Developer
Best Commercial Development Thailand
Best Housing Development (Bangkok)
Best Luxury Condo Development (Bangkok)
Best Affordable Condo Development (Bangkok)
Best Boutique Condo Development (Eastern Seaboard)
Best Boutique Condo Development (Phuket)
Best Villa Development (Phuket)
Best Villa Development (Eastern Seaboard)
Best Residential Development (Samui)
Best Residential Development (Hua Hin)
Best Residential Development (Chiang Mai)
Best Residential Development (Khao Yai)
Best Condo Development (Phuket)
Best Condo Development (Eastern Seaboard)
Best Shared Ownership Development
Real Estate Services
Best Residential Agent (Bangkok)
Best Residential Agent (Phuket)
Best Residential Agent (Eastern Seaboard)
Best Residential Agent (Hua Hin)
Best Residential Agent (Samui)
Best Independent Agent
Best Commercial Agent
Best Property Management Company (Bangkok)
Best Property Management Company (Resort)
Best Property Consultancy
Best Overseas Property Agent
Best Villa Rental Agent
Best Agency Deal
Architecture/ Interior design
Best Residential Architectural Design
Best Villa Architectural Design
Best Villa Interior Design
Best Commercial Architectural Design
Best Landscape Architectural Design
Best Hotel Architectural Design
Best Residential Interior Design
Real Estate Personality of the Year