Each year Ensign Media organize and host the Thailand Property Awards here in Bangkok. The awards ceremony has now entered its 6th year, and has continually snowballed in terms of interest and importance within the Real Estate industry. And this year the trend has continued with the awards ceremony receiving a record number of nominations for categories varying from developers to developments, Real Estate agencies to websites dedicated to Real Estate.
Starting off as a relatively insular and limited awards ceremony in 2005, mainly concentrating on high-end developments built for wealthy expats and locals buyers alike, the awards have started to embrace a wider range of the market with the introduction of the category this year ‘Best Affordable Condo Development’. And as the awards ceremony expands and increases credibility and recognition amongst both the Real Estate industry and the general public alike, there is hope that the categories will increase to absorb more of the Thai property market and acknowledge more of the players on the ground, as apposed to just the usual suspects.
The judging panel varies from independent real estate experts to lawyers, engineers, agents and surveyors. And although there are many nominations and a wide range of categories there can of course only be one winner in each category.
The gala event will attract over 600 guests and will be held at The Grand Hyatt Erawan in Bangkok on November 5th 2011. However the awards are not solely centered on the Bangkok property market and will include many nominations from Phuket, Samui, Pattaya and other coastal and resort areas.
Previous winners will be up against some tough competition and as the awards continue to be held and develop surely the competition will only increase.