It is the first ever occurrence of the prestigious event in Australia. Image: Supplied.
  • Developers and projects were recognised across 42 categories.
  • It is the first-ever time for the prestigious event in Australia.
  • Aqualand was the most decorated developer, taking home 13 wins.

The Winners and Highly Commended recipients of PropertyGuru Group’s (NYSE: PGRU) 6th PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards (Australia) have been announced.

Spanning 42 categories, Australia’s finest developers and projects were honoured at the award programme’s largest edition yet.

The awards were held at the Grand Hyatt Melbourne, with the black-tie gala dinner and ceremony being the first-ever occurrence of the prestigious event in Australia.

“We are proud to have held the largest edition of our Awards in Australia this year in Melbourne,” said Jeremy Williams, managing director, Marketplaces, PropertyGuru Group.

“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.”

“Together, they raise the gold standard of real estate in Australia and help local and international investors alike make confident property decisions in the country.”

Jeremy Williams, PropertyGuru

PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards and Events GM, Jules Kay, added that Australia has long been a sought-after investment destination for property seekers from Asia, and as such, PropertyGuru was delighted to host the 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,” said Kay.

jules kay PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards and Events GM speaks at 6th propertyguru asia property awards australia

“These well-deserved awardees represent the growth and innovation that continue to drive the Australian property market.”

Jules Kay, PropertyGuru

The list of winners was determined by an independent panel of judges comprising Lui Violanti, chairperson of the Awards in Australia and regional manager for Western Australia, Inhabit Group; Benson Zhou, director and divisional head for Asia Market in Victoria, Savills Melbourne; Edward Haysom, general director, Haysom Architects Vietnam; Ivan Lam, head of international business, Charter Keck Cramer; Jessica Liew, principal, Plus Architecture; Karl Fu, partner for Asian Markets, Winning Commercial; Peter Li, general manager, Plus Agency; Richard Newling Ward, director, Bayleyward; and Steven Yu, founder and CEO, Valorton Group.

HLB Mann Judd – HLB Australasia supervised the selection process under the guidance of Josh Chye, partner and head of tax, helping to make the process fair, transparent, and credible.

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, 8 December in Bangkok, Thailand 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.

Aqualand takes home the most awards

Leading property developer, Aqualand, took home 13 wins at the Awards, recognised as the Best Developer for the first time as well as the Best Luxury Developer and Best Mixed Use Developer.

Aura by Aqualnad was the most awarded project with six wins, including the Best Mixed Use Development award.

The company also took home other awards for its luxury heritage development and waterfront apartment development known as The Revy at Darling Island, and the luxury apartment development in New South Wales known as Blue at Lavendar Bay.

Founder and group managing director of Aqualand, Shangjin Lin, was named Australia Real Estate Personality of the Year by the editorial team of Property Report by PropertyGuru, the official magazine, for achievements that included spearheading some of Australia’s largest urban renewal projects.

real estate personality of the year shang jin lin aqualand
Founder and group managing director of Aqualand, Shangjin Lin, was named Australia Real Estate Personality of the Year.

Salvo won the Best Lifestyle Developer title, in addition to a win for the high-rise apartment project Moray House.

best lifestyle developer salvo

Skyland Group won two awards, including the Best Luxury Boutique Developer title and a win for the boutique luxury apartment development in New South Wales 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).

Full award winner list for the 6th PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards (Australia)

Developer Awards

Best Developer
WINNER: Aqualand

Best Lifestyle Developer
WINNER: Salvo
HIGHLY COMMENDED: Aqualand

Best Luxury Developer
WINNER: Aqualand

Best Luxury Boutique Developer
WINNER: Skyland Group

Best Mixed Use Developer
WINNER: Aqualand

Best Boutique Developer
WINNER: MRCB International
HIGHLY COMMENDED: BNG Group
HIGHLY COMMENDED: Mark Moran Group

Best Breakthrough Developer
WINNER: Luisant Queensberry Pty Ltd.

Development Awards

Best Mixed Use Development
WINNER: Aura by Aqualand
HIGHLY COMMENDED: Blue at Lavender Bay by Aqualand

Best Luxury Apartment Development (New South Wales)
WINNER: Blue at Lavender Bay by Aqualand
HIGHLY COMMENDED: Aura by Aqualand

Best Boutique Luxury Apartment Development (New South Wales)
WINNER: Villia Bellevue Hill by Skyland Group

Best Luxury Low Rise Apartment Development (New South Wales)
WINNER: Kurraba Residences by Third.i Group

Best Luxury Apartment Development (Victoria)
WINNER: Como Terraces by Sterling Global & Cbus Property Pty Ltd

Best Apartment Development (New South Wales)
WINNER: Chapman Gardens by Chapman Garden NSW Pty Ltd

Best Apartment Development (Victoria)
WINNER: Highett Common by Sunkin Property Group
HIGHLY COMMENDED: Olea by BNG Group
HIGHLY COMMENDED: One Grant Crescent by Sunsuria Australia and Verdant Property Group
HIGHLY COMMENDED: Taylor by Eve Holdings & Guang Capital

Best High Rise Apartment Development (Victoria)
WINNER: Moray House by Salvo

Best Housing Development (Queensland)
WINNER: Bowen Terrace Residences by Skyhold

Best Townhouse Development (Victoria)
WINNER: Queensberry St by Luisant Queensberry Pty Ltd.

Best Townhouse Development (Queensland)
WINNER: Capri by Monaco Property Group

Best Luxury Lifestyle Development
WINNER: Aura by Aqualand

Best Lifestyle Development (Victoria)
WINNER: R.Iconic by R.Corporation
HIGHLY COMMENDED: One Grant Crescent by Sunsuria Australia and Verdant Property Group

Best Lifestyle Development (Queensland)
WINNER: 26 Vista by MRCB Australia

Best Heritage Development
WINNER: Coppin Lodge by Enduro Properties

Best Luxury Heritage Development
WINNER: The Revy at Darling Island by Aqualand

Best Waterfront Apartment Development
WINNER: The Revy at Darling Island by Aqualand

Best Waterfront Housing Development
WINNER: Amorel by Capital Luxury Residences

Best Eco Friendly Apartment Development
WINNER: Highett Common by Sunkin Property Group
HIGHLY COMMENDED: 26 Vista by MRCB Australia

Best Connectivity Townhouse Development
WINNER: Queensberry St by Luisant Queensberry Pty Ltd.

Best Smart Home Development
WINNER: Aura by Aqualand

Best Student Accommodation Development
WINNER: Waterford Student Accommodation by Exal Group

Design Awards

Best Mixed Use Architectural Design

WINNER: Blue at Lavender Bay by Aqualand
HIGHLY COMMENDED: Aura by Aqualand

Best Apartment Architectural Design

WINNER: R.Iconic by R.Corporation
HIGHLY COMMENDED: One Grant Crescent by Axe Architects Pty Ltd

Best Luxury Apartment Architectural Design
WINNER: Aura by Aqualand

Best Mixed Use Interior Design
WINNER: Aura by Aqualand
HIGHLY COMMENDED: Blue at Lavender Bay by Aqualand

Best Luxury Apartment Interior Design
WINNER: Aura by Aqualand

Best Apartment Landscape Design
WINNER: Highett Common by Sunkin Property Group

Best Townhouse Landscape Design
WINNER: Queensberry St by Luisant Queensberry Pty Ltd.

Best Senior Living Landscape Design
WINNER: The Garden at Warrawee by Evette Moran – Mark Moran Group

Best of Australia Awards

Best Condo Development (Australia)
WINNER: Kurraba Residences by Third.i Group

Best Housing Development (Australia)
WINNER: Capri by Monaco Property Group

Special Awards

Special Recognition in ESG
WINNER: Mark Moran Group

Special Recognition in Sustainable Design and Construction
WINNER: Mark Moran Group

Publisher’s Choice

Australia Real Estate Personality of the Year
WINNER: Shangjin Lin, Founder and Group Managing Director, Aqualand



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