HONG KONG--(BUSINESS WIRE)--RICS (Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors) announces the finalists for property industry’s highest accolades, the RICS Awards, Hong Kong 2017. The 36 nominations in 12 categories have been shortlisted. Winners will be announced on 17 March 2017 at the RICS Annual Dinner.
For six consecutive years, the RICS Awards, Hong Kong has recognised outstanding achievements of built environment professionals, while encouraging progress in property and construction markets through the sharing of best practices and globally recognised professional standards. The 2017 Awards received 57 nominations from a diverse spectrum of sectors within the built industry.
“The vibrant regional property market and business climate drove the property sector to produce some of the best works in 2016, resulting in the most competitive and innovative nominations we have ever seen at the Awards,” said RICS Hong Kong Board Chair Mr Clement LAU, FRICS.
Judged by a jury panel of 12 senior real estate industry leaders, the awards required professionalism, achievement, innovation and teamwork. “The jury panel went through a stringent judging and decision making process to shortlist the finalists,” said Jury Panel Chair Mr Alan CHILD, FRICS.
All RICS members in Hong Kong will cast their vote for the winner of the “Corporate Social Responsibility Project of the Year” award. The final result will be announced at RICS Annual Dinner and Awards Hong Kong Presentation Ceremony on the 17th of March 2017 at the Grand Hyatt Hong Kong.
For information about the RICS Annual Dinner and Awards Hong Kong Presentation Ceremony 2017, please visit: rics.org/hkdinner.
Finalists of the RICS Awards, Hong Kong 2017 (in alphabetical order)
1. Construction Project Team of the Year:
Arup; West Kowloon Cultural District Authority
2. Corporate Real Estate Team of the Year:
CBRE; DTZ/Cushman & Wakefield
3. Facilities Management Team of the Year:
JLL; Link Asset Management Ltd; The Hong Kong Jockey Club
4. Office Team of the Year:
CBRE; DTZ/Cushman & Wakefield; JLL
5. Professional Consultancy Services Team of the Year:
CBRE; DTZ/Cushman & Wakefield; Knight Frank
6. Property Management Team of the Year:
CBRE; Harriman Property Management Limited; JLL; Link Asset Management Ltd
7. Residential Team of the Year:
JLL; Knight Frank
8. Retail Team of the Year:
CCH Asset Management; Champion REIT – Langham Place; MTR Corporation Limited
9. Sustainability Achievement of the Year:
CBRE; Dragages Hong Kong Limited; Wheelock Properties (Hong Kong) Limited
10. Best Deal of the Year:
DTZ/Cushman & Wakefield; Savills Hong Kong and Wheelock Properties (Hong Kong) Limited
11. Corporate Social Responsibility Project of the Year:
Hong Kong Housing Society; Link Asset Management Ltd; Wheelock Properties (Hong Kong) Limited
12. Young Surveyor of the Year:
Mr Henry BOTT, Swire Properties
Mr Kit CHEUNG, Colliers International Hong Kong;
Ms Jacqueline WONG, JLL;
Ms Michelle WONG, Knight Frank;
Ms Gloria ZHANG, Arcadis;
Jury panel (in alphabetical order of surname)
|Chair of jury panel||
Mr Alan CHILD FRICS
Chairman, Knight Frank
Mr Guy BRADLEY MRICS
Chief Executive, Swire Properties
Mrs Margaret BROOKE FRICS
Chief Executive Officer, Professional Property Services Limited
Mr Alan DALGLEISH FRICS
Chief Executive, ANREV
Mr David Michael HAND MRICS
Chief Executive Officer, Asia Pacific, Colliers
Dr Charles LAM
Managing Director - Real Estate, Baring Private Equity Asia
Mr KK LING, JP
Former Director of Planning, Government of the HKSAR
Mr Philip LO FRICS
Chairman, Rider Levett Bucknall Limited (China + Hong Kong)
Mr Duncan PESCOD, GBS, JP
Chief Executive Officer, West Kowloon Cultural District Authority
Mr David TANG Chi Fai MRICS
Property Director, MTR Corporation Limited
Prof Chris WEBSTER FRICS
Dean, Faculty of Architecture & Chair Professor in Urban Planning and Development Economics, The University of Hong Kong
Mr Marco WU Moon Hoi FRICS, GBS, SBS
Chairman, Hong Kong Housing Society
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