By EDD K. USMAN, SDN, Twitter: @edd1819, Instagram: @bluestar0910, Facebook: Science, Digital & Current Affairs
SM Development Corporation (SMDC) is the Philippines’ top real estate company in 2019.
SMDC was the star of the evening at the October 3 staging of the Dot Property Philippines Awards 2019 held at The Peninsula Manila Hotel, Makati City, Metro Manila.
The Sy family’s SMDC real estate developer won three distinctions, topped by the night’s jewel of a prize, the Best Developer Philippines.
SMDC also took home the awards for Best Developer South Luzon and Best Developer Davao.
Many of the country’s top companies in the real estate sector attended the event on Thursday. Dot Property Director for Events and International Markets Adam Sutcliffe noted it was the first time it held an event in the country, winners were also announced in the two previous years.
“We are excited to be finally hosting an event in the Philippines. The Dot Property Philippines Awards 2019 was an amazing night with the country’s best in real estate joining us for a wonderful experience. As the country’s largest online marketplace, it was important for us to create a truly unforgettable ceremony,” said Sufcliffe.
“We would like to congratulate all of this year’s winners for their hard work and commitment to excellence and we are already looking forward to next year.”
The awards ceremony is also being held in Thailand, Vietnam, and Indonesia, where the cream of the crop in real estate are getting recognition for excellence in their business.
The Dot Property Awards is now on its fourth year celebrating the best in real estate by honoring the best developers, projects and companies that contribute to the sector.
For the Philippine edition of the awards this year, Alveo Land Corporation won what Dot Property described as the most anticipated for the evening, the People’s Choice Award for “Property of the Year” for its Park Cascades condominium project located at Arca South at the former Food Terminal, Inc. (FTI), Taguig City, Metro Manila.
Arca South is one of Ayala Land, Inc.’s (ALI) “most ambitious mixed-use estate and newest lifestyle ad central district in Taguig City. Park Cascades is being promoted as a “masterpiece of a condo.”
Alveo Land also bagged another award, the Best Developer Metro Manila.
Also winning two awards for its outstanding projects was Robinsons Communities, taking home the Best Value for Money Development for SYNC and Best High Rise Condominium for Cirrus both by Robinsons Corporation.
Another big winner was Grand Land, Inc. of Cebu province which also won two prizes in the Dot Property Philippines Awards 2019 as Best Developer Cebu and Best Investment Development for Amani Grand Citygate Davao.
The complete list of the winners follows:
- Best Developer Philippines — SMDC;
- Best Developer Metro Manila — Alveo Land;
- Best Developer South Luzon — SMDC;
- Best Developer Davao — SMDC; and,
- Best Developer Cebu — Grand Land.
People’s Choice Award for Project of the Year: Park Cascades from Alveo Land.
For the project winners:
- Best Office Development — Tryne Enterprise by Alveo Land;
- Best Mid-rise Development — Park Carscades by Alveo Land;
- Best Mixed-Use Development — Activa by Filinvest Land, Inc.;
- Best Value for Money Development — SYNC by Robinsons Corporation;
- Best High Rise Condominium — Cirrus by Robinsons Corporation;
- Best Mid-Range Condominium — Horizons East Ortigas by DATEM Homes, Inc.;
- Best Investment Development — Amani Grand Citygate Davao by Grand Land; and,
- Best Condo Architectural Design — Urban Hive Palms by DATEM Homes.
The Box Brownie Special Recognition Award for Online Marketing which was a special honor bestowed only this went to Santos Knight Frank.
In relation with the awards, Dot Property Philippines also gave out honors for Philippines’ Best Real Estate Agencies 2019, such as:
- Boholana Realty Brokerage & Appraisal Company;
- 27C Realty;
- Santos Knight Frank;
- Horizontal Vertical Properties Realty, Inc.;
- Pinnacle Real Estate Consulting Services, Inc.; and,
- Top Realty Corporation.
Although Dot Property Philippines bestowed awards in 2017 and 2018 to outstanding local reals estate companies, 2019 marked the first time an awarding event was held in the country.
Dot Property explained that “awards are judged in conjunction with Dot Property Magazine and the Dot Property Group.”
Since 2017 over 150 winners were bestowed the honor for their outstanding and excellent performance in land development and projects.
Dot Property Philippines is the country’s “most visited property portal.” (SDN)