Thailand Property News

Tenth annual Thailand Property Awards to reward excellence in the Kingdom’s property industry

Free fair and transparent, Thailand’s biggest real estate event returns for a 10th historic year in 2015 with a glittering black-tie gala dinner and awards ceremony at the Plaza Athenee hotel on Wednesday, 16 September.

Organised by Ensign Media, Asia’s leading property media company, the Thailand Property Awards showcase the finest developments in the Kingdom. Properties from Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Pattaya, Phuket, Hua Hin, Khao Yai, Phang Nga, Krabi and Samui will all be rewarded at the prestigious gala dinner.

“The enormous success of the Thailand Property Awards over the past decade is a testament to the highest standards established by the award-winning developments and companies that have participated since 2006,” Terry Blackburn, CEO of Ensign Media. “The Awards continue to set the benchmark of quality and credibility by which the region’s best real estate is measured.”

As ever, the Thailand Property Awards judging process will be the most comprehensive and detailed of any real estate awards in the world. Successful entries — nominated by the public and industry peers — will be assessed by the independent panel of highly-experienced judges who shall conduct thorough site inspections of all shortlisted properties before the final decisions are made, with the entire process overseen by BDO, ones of the world’s largest and most respected accountancy and audited firms.

With entries closing on May 15, nominations from the general public and real estate industry have been flooding in since the start of the year and will now be judged by the independent panel judges, supported by site inspection teams from around the country and supervised by Paul Ashburn, managing partner of BDO International.

“We have clearly demonstrated over the years that it is worthwhile putting an extra effort into our entry and judging processes, as that leads to highly credible winners and public recognition that the shortlisted properties truly do represent the best of the best,” said Blackburn. “The awards are free to enter and decided by a truly independent panel, which ensures only the best of the best are recognised and rewarded.’

A total of 24 categories will recognise the Kingdom’s most exceptional projects.

Arguably the evening’s top accolades, Best Developer and Best Luxury Condo Development (Bangkok) – won last year by Major Development PCL, and PACE Development’s The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Bangkok, respectively – will undoubtedly be two of the most hotly contested categories in 2015.

Special recognition will also be given to the developer that has exhibited excellence in corporate social responsibility in the past year.

The winners will be automatically eligible to compete in the South East Asia Property Awards 2015 grand final, which takes place on Thursday, 15 October at Singapore’s Shangri-La Hotel.

The Property Report Real Estate Personality of the Year – chosen by the editors of the region’s leading luxury real estate, architecture and design publication – will be given to the most influential figure in Thailand’s property sector from the last year and is the only award not chosen by the judging panel.

This year’s highly respected judges panel will once again be headed by the managing director of BuilderSmart Public Co. Ltd., Sunchai Nuensit, who is in his third and final year as chairman.

Other esteemed members of the central panel are: Teresa Biesty, managing director, Access Property Limited; Sokoun Chanpreda, managing director, HMD Asia Co. Ltd.; Mark D. Remijan, partner and CFO, Khiri Travel Group; Anchalika Kijkanakorn, managing director, AHMS; Suphin Mechuchep, managing director, Jones Lang LaSalle (Thailand) Ltd.; Dr. Theerathon Tharachai, CFO, Project Planning Service Public Co. Ltd.; and Amanda Ng, technical manager, Langdon & Leah (Thailand) Ltd.

The regional panel heads are: Keith Humphreys, managing director, Keith Humphreys & Associates (for Chiang Mai); Clayton Wade, managing director, Premier Homes Real Estate (for Eastern Seaboard); Russ Downing, managing director, HOT Hua Hin Co. Ltd. (for Hua Hin); Robert Kuprica, senior partner, Huges Kuprica (for Phuket); and Christian Glanville, CEO, Limcharoen (for Samui).

JLL Thailand will return to support this year’s event as Gold Sponsor, while Hansgrohe, an award-winning multinational firm that specialises in premium bath and shower products, has also signed on as Gold Sponsor. Moreover, the Awards will receive a further boost from the Kingdom’s top business associations, including the British Chamber of Commerce, the Irish Thai Chamber of Commerce and the Swedish Chamber of Commerce.

Early bird tickets for the Awards are now available and can be purchased at All tickets are inclusive of cocktail reception, four-course dinner, wine, beer and all soft drinks throughout the evening. The annual event also serves a unique networking venue for professional realtors from across Thailand to meet industry leaders and stay in touch with their peers.

Sponsorship and media partner opportunities are still very much welcome. For more information, visit the website: or email:

Media and Sponsorship contact:
Alva Horgan
Director of Sales, Ensign Media
Tel: +66 (0) 2662 5195

About the Thailand Property Awards:

Established in 2006, the Thailand Property Awards started the highly successful Asia Property Awards programme and set the benchmark in excellence for the region’s real estate industry. Organised by Ensign Media Co. Ltd., and supported by leading local print media companies and first-class sponsors, the Awards celebrate the best in real estate, architecture and design in Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Eastern Seaboard, Phuket, Samui and Hua Hin, with additional recognition for Khao Yai, Phang Nga and Krabi.

About the Asia Property Awards:

Free, fair and transparent, the Asia Property Awards offer an unrivalled showcase of the region’s real estate industry, boosting awareness and highlighting top quality developers, projects and services. The Awards shine a spotlight on the high calibre work within the Asian real estate industry, encompassing construction, architecture and interior design. With a professionally run and fully audited judging system, they also bring Asia’s real estate industry to the world stage.

Started in Thailand in 2006, the Asia Property Awards have since expanded to reward developments, consultants, architects and designers in Singapore, Malaysia, the Philippines, China, and this 2015 have expanded into Myanmar, Indonesia and Vietnam.

About Ensign Media Co Ltd:

Ensign Media Co. Ltd. is the publisher of Property Report, Asia’s leading monthly luxury real estate, architecture and design magazine. The company also organises the region’s foremost real estate events, the Asia Property Awards, which play host to annual gala dinners for more than 600 CEOs, senior managers and leading industry figures across the Southeast Asian region.

Established in Thailand in 2003, the company is headquartered in Bangkok, with additional operations in Phuket and Singapore, giving Ensign Media a unique and direct reach into the most affluent markets in Southeast Asia.

With more than a decade of experience in producing high quality media and events in the world’s most vibrant economic region, and a distribution network encompassing Southeast Asia, Hong Kong and Macau, Ensign Media is Asia’s leading property media company.