• Winners shine at RICS Hong Kong Property Awards

    5 April 2012

    The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) Hong Kong hosted the RICS Hong Kong Property Awards for the first time to recognise the contributions of outstanding players who have excelled in the property industry in Hong Kong. Winners were announced at a gala dinner and presentation ceremony held in March during RICS Hong Kong Annual Dinner at JW Marriott Hong Kong. Distinguished guests and prominent industry players were present to congratulate the winners for their excellent contribution to the industry.

    RICS Hong Kong Property Awards include a total of 11 award categories. Innovation, professionalism and customer service, contribution to community, talent development, professional ethics and standards are the assessment criteria.

    The Property Person of the Year Award, selected unanimously by the 12 Jurors, was presented to Mrs Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor GBS JP, Secretary for Development, HKSAR Government to recognise her significant contribution in the property industry in Hong Kong.

    After receiving the award, Mrs Lam said that she was grateful to the jurors for recognising the joint efforts of Development Bureau and other parts of the Government in creating a quality living environment for the people ofHong Kong, which was a key policy objective of the Third Term of the HKSARG.  She paid tribute to the Chief Executive for his vision in advocating progressive and balanced development which has set the scene for various policy initiatives in the past few years on sustainable and quality building designs, urban regeneration, heritage conservation, harbourfront enhancement, revitalisation of industrial buildings, etc.  She assured the audience that the Government will at the same time continue to press ahead with infrastructure development and land supply to meetHong Kong’s housing and social needs and enhance the City’s economic competitiveness. 

    Mrs Lam thanked the RICS for their enduring contributions and support to the Government by offering professional and useful advices on building, planning and land-related matters over the years.

    The other individual award winner for Young Achiever of the Year was Mr David Chang from CBRE.

    45 nominations have been received for the RICS Hong Kong Property Awards 2012. After the careful consideration by the Jury Panel, consisting of 12 distinguished leaders of the industry, the Panel have selected the winner of each category, whom is invited to receive the Awards.

    Mr Kenneth Kwan, Chairman of RICS Hong Kong Board, said, “The objectives of organising RICS Hong Kong Property Awards 2012 are to recognise the outstanding contribution of industry players and to encourage them to raise team spirit and standard for the development and betterment of the Hong Kong property and architectural industry. I must thank the sponsors for their support, including Hongkong Land, Urban Renewal Authority, RLB, Deloitte, Davis Langdan & Seah, and programme sponsor Simply Margaret. The Property Person of the Year is a well-deserved honour to Mrs Carrie Lam. Her aspiration and endeavour to build up the property and architectural sector in Hong Kong including development of residential and office buildings, sustainable development of the built environment and conservation of historic buildings are highly praised and recognised by the industry.”

     For details of the Awards, please visit www.ricsasia.org/awards.

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