Meridian International Holding Emerges as Top Winner at 5th Annual PropertyGuru Cambodia Property Awards

PropertyGuru Cambodia Property Awards

The brightest luminaries in the country’s property sector converged at the Sofitel Phnom Penh Phokeethra in Phnom Penh for the 5th Annual PropertyGuru Cambodia Property Awards, presented by Hitachi Elevators & Escalators, on Friday, 4 September.

More than 30 trophies and nearly 25 Highly Commended distinctions were presented to almost a dozen companies, representing the best of the best development firms and projects in the nation.

With eight wins, Meridian International Holding (Cambodia) Ltd. emerged as the gala night’s biggest victor. The company was named Best Developer and Best Mixed Use Developer for outstanding work on its Flatiron project, which won four trophies including Best Serviced Apartment Development and Best Mixed Use Architectural Design.

Another big winner was Urban Hub (Cambodia) Co., Ltd., which triumphed in the new category of Best Breakthrough Developer. It also scored two of the night’s major development prizes – Best Condo Development (Cambodia) and Best Condo Development (Phnom Penh) for Urban Village and Factory Phnom Penh.

Four-time Best Developer award winner Peng Huoth Group bested four companies to take home the new award of Best Lifestyle Developer. Its massive township project, Star Platinum Eco Collection Phase I, claimed the coveted prize of Best Housing Development (Cambodia).

Earning Highly Commended honours for Best Breakthrough Developer and Best Lifestyle Developer, Morganford Investment (Cambodia) Co., Ltd. won three awards for its office development, Morgan Tower, and another for its condo project, Morgan EnMaison.

Other areas besides central Phnom Penh were well represented in this year’s edition of the prestigious industry awards. The Bakong Village and Rose Apple Square projects clinched the new awards of Best Township Development (Siem Reap) and Best Residential Development (Siem Reap), respectively. Another new prize, Best Condo Development (Greater Phnom Penh), went to La Vista One by Yin Yi Venture Co., Ltd.

This year’s Cambodia Real Estate Personality of the Year title was presented to Hok Kang, founder and Managing Director of Urbanland Asia Investment Co., Ltd and HKA & Partners. The only award not selected by the judges but by the editors of PropertyGuru Property Report, the recipient was chosen for his exemplary developments that have elevated building quality and design standards in Cambodia. His eclectic portfolio of projects focused on providing “spaces that are committed to the Kingdom, its people and its future,” from affordable homes that enable suburbanites to live a more dignified lifestyle to a luxury hotel that promotes environmental consciousness.

Safety protocols were implemented onsite during the preparations and on the day of the gala dinner. These included vigilant temperature checks on guests and staff; distribution of masks for all hotel staff associated with the event; and easy access to hand sanitisation upon registration. Table capacity was also limited inside the ballroom to maintain safe social distancing.

Hari V. Krishnan, Chief Executive Officer & Managing Director of PropertyGuru Group, said: “We are optimistic that the winners and Highly Commended recipients of the PropertyGuru Cambodia Property Awards will lead the way in helping property seekers find better, wider options in homes and other kinds of real estate across the kingdom. These outstanding projects truly testify to the endurance and resilience that the builders of the country’s skylines exemplify in these extraordinary times.”

The 5th PropertyGuru Cambodia Property Awards 2020 was supported by platinum sponsor Hitachi Elevators & Escalators; gold sponsor CBRE Cambodia; silver sponsors Jotun and CAM Business Consultancy; official magazine PropertyGuru Property Report; media partners BizKhmer, Construction & Property, Siemreap.net, and Southeast Asia Globe; official PR partner Two Way PR; official charity partner Right To Play; and official supervisor BDO.

For more information, email awards@propertyguru.com or visit the official website: AsiaPropertyAwards.com.

5th PropertyGuru Cambodia Property Awards 2020 – Full list of winners & highly commended awardees

DEVELOPER AWARDS

Best Developer
WINNER: Meridian International Holding (Cambodia) Ltd. 8

Best Breakthrough Developer
WINNER: Urban Hub (Cambodia) Co., Ltd. 4
HIGHLY COMMENDED: Morganford Investment (Cambodia) Co., Ltd.

Best Lifestyle Developer
WINNER: Peng Huoth Group
HIGHLY COMMENDED: Meridian International Holding (Cambodia) Ltd.
HIGHLY COMMENDED: Morganford Investment (Cambodia) Co., Ltd.
HIGHLY COMMENDED: The Leedonheights Condominium Co., Ltd.
HIGHLY COMMENDED: Urban Hub (Cambodia) Co., Ltd.

Best Mixed Use Developer
WINNER: Meridian International Holding (Cambodia) Ltd.
HIGHLY COMMENDED: Parbury Investments Co., Ltd.

DEVELOPMENT AWARDS

Best Condo Development (Phnom Penh) 
WINNER: Urban Village and Factory Phnom Penh by Urban Hub (Cambodia) Co., Ltd
HIGHLY COMMENDED: Morgan EnMaison by Morganford Investment (Cambodia) Co., Ltd.

Best Condo Development (Greater Phnom Penh)
WINNER: La Vista One by Yin Yi Venture Co., Ltd.
HIGHLY COMMENDED: Leedon Heights by The Leedonheights Condominium Co., Ltd.

Best Housing Development (Phnom Penh)
WINNER: Star Platinum Eco Collection Phase I by Peng Huoth Group

Best Residential Development (Siem Reap)  
WINNER: Rose Apple Square by Urban Living Solutions Co., Ltd.

Best Township Development (Phnom Penh)
WINNER: Star Platinum Eco Collection Phase I by Peng Huoth Group

Best Township Development (Siem Reap)
WINNER: Bakong Village by Bakong Village Co., Ltd.

Best Mixed Use Development
WINNER: TK Central by Parbury Investments Co., Ltd.
HIGHLY COMMENDED: Bakong Village by Bakong Village Co., Ltd.
HIGHLY COMMENDED: Flatiron by Meridian International Holding (Cambodia) Ltd.
HIGHLY COMMENDED: Morgan EnMaison by Morganford Investment (Cambodia) Co., Ltd.
HIGHLY COMMENDED: Rose Apple Square by Urban Living Solutions Co., Ltd.

Best Office Development
WINNER: Morgan Tower by Morganford Investment (Cambodia) Co., Ltd.
HIGHLY COMMENDED: Amass Central Tower by GL KO
HIGHLY COMMENDED: Flatiron by Meridian International Holding (Cambodia) Ltd.
HIGHLY COMMENDED: Urban Village and Factory Phnom Penh by Urban Hub (Cambodia) Co., Ltd.

Best Serviced Apartment Development
WINNER: Flatiron by Meridian International Holding (Cambodia) Ltd.
HIGHLY COMMENDED: Le Condé BKK1 by Wang Fu Guo Ji Property Development Co., Ltd.

Best Co-Working Space
WINNER: Urban Village and Factory Phnom Penh by Urban Hub (Cambodia) Co., Ltd.

DESIGN AWARDS

Best Condo Architectural Design
WINNER: Morgan EnMaison by Morganford Investment (Cambodia) Co., Ltd.

Best Housing Architectural Design
WINNER: Bakong Village by Bakong Village Co., Ltd.
HIGHLY COMMENDED: Star Platinum Eco Collection Phase I by Peng Huoth Group

Best Mixed-Use Architectural Design
WINNER: Flatiron by Meridian International Holding (Cambodia) Ltd.

Best Office Architectural Design
WINNER: Morgan Tower by Morganford Investment (Cambodia) Co., Ltd.
HIGHLY COMMENDED: Urban Village and Factory Phnom Penh by Urban Hub (Cambodia) Co., Ltd.

Best Retail Architectural Design
WINNER: PH Eco Mall by Peng Huoth Group

Best Serviced Apartment Architectural Design
WINNER: Flatiron by Meridian International Holding (Cambodia) Ltd.
HIGHLY COMMENDED: Le Condé BKK1 by Wang Fu Guo Ji Property Development Co., Ltd.
HIGHLY COMMENDED: TK Central by Parbury Investments Co., Ltd.

Best Mixed-Use Interior Design
WINNER: Flatiron by Meridian International Holding (Cambodia) Ltd.

Best Office Interior Design
WINNER: Morgan Tower by Morganford Investment (Cambodia) Co., Ltd.

Best Serviced Apartment Interior Design
WINNER: Le Condé BKK1 by Wang Fu Guo Ji Property Development Co., Ltd.
HIGHLY COMMENDED: Flatiron by Meridian International Holding (Cambodia) Ltd.

Best Condo Landscape Architectural Design
WINNER: Leedon Heights by The Leedonheights Condominium Co., Ltd.
HIGHLY COMMENDED: La Vista One by Yin Yi Venture Co., Ltd.

Best Housing Landscape Architectural Design
WINNER: Star Mera Garden by Peng Huoth Group

Best Commercial Landscape Architectural Design
WINNER: Rose Apple Square by Urban Living Solutions Co., Ltd.
HIGHLY COMMENDED: Flatiron by Meridian International Holding (Cambodia) Ltd.
HIGHLY COMMENDED: Morgan EnMaison by Morganford Investment (Cambodia) Co., Ltd.

BEST OF CAMBODIA AWARDS

Best Condo Development (Cambodia)
WINNER: Urban Village and Factory Phnom Penh by Urban Hub (Cambodia) Co., Ltd.

Best Housing Development (Cambodia)
WINNER: Star Platinum Eco Collection Phase I by Peng Huoth Group

SPECIAL AWARDS

Special Recognition for ESG
WINNER: Peng Huoth Group

Special Recognition for CSR
WINNER: Meridian International Holding (Cambodia) Ltd.
WINNER: Peng Huoth Group

Special Recognition in Sustainable Design
WINNER: Meridian International Holding (Cambodia) Ltd.

PUBLISHER’S CHOICE

Cambodia Real Estate Personality of the Year
WINNER: Hok Kang, Founder and Managing Director of Urbanland Asia Investment Co., Ltd, Founder of HKA & Partners