Robinsons Land Corp. and Vista Land & Lifescapes Inc. topped the list of 23 winners in 16 categories at the recently concluded 2021 Property & Real Estate Excellence Awards, a prestigious event held annually by the Philippine chapter of the International Real Estate Federation (FIABCI-Ph).
Eduardo del Rosario, Secretary of the Department of Human Settlements and Urban Development, graced the event and led the industry achievers who were conferred the titles of Diplomate and Fellow in Real Estate.
The excellence awards
Robinsons bagged two golds while its president and CEO Frederick Go received the coveted Property Man of the Year award. Go considers the award an encouragement and a challenge to live up to, and even surpass, his company’s quality standards in the pursuit of excellence.
Robinsons’ Amisa Private Residences project in the Visayas and The Magnolia Residences in the National Capital Region (NCR) both got the gold in the residential high rise category.
Vista Land also won two gold trophies and the Property Developer of the Year award for its Camella Savannah project in the Visayas under the masterplan category, and the Crosswinds Swiss Luxury Resort in Luzon under the resort category.
Also leading the gold winners were Megaworld Corp. for its Worldwide Plaza in the NCR under office category; New Coast Beach – Boracay in the Visayas under the resort category; the Capital Town’s Clock – McDonald’s under specialized project; and Avida Land for its Avida Settings Alviera in Luzon under the residential low rise category and the Avida Towers Aspira in Mindanao under residential high rise.
The other gold winners were Arthaland Corp. for its Cebu Exchange in the Visayas under both office and sustainable development categories; Galeria Renascimento Commercial Enterprises for its Palacio de Memoria under heritage; the Provincial Government of Bulacan for its Bulacan Infection Control Center under LGU amenities/public infrastructure; Cathay Land Inc. for its South Forbes – World-Class Boutique Communities under masterplan; Fiesta Communities Inc. for its Fiesta Communities – Porac 2 under residential – affordable housing; and Pueblo de Oro Development Corp.for its Westwoods – Cagayan de Oro project under environmental.
Silver trophies went to Avida Land for its Capital House project in the NCR under office category and Serin East Tagaytay in Luzon under residential medium rise; and to Megaworld for its Kingsford Hotel Manila under the hotel category.
Other silver winners were the Provincial Government of Bulacan for its Bulacan Molecular Diagnostic Laboratory under LGU amenities/public infrastructure; Marosvill Development Corp. for its Belle Arte Residential Condominium under residential medium rise; and Don Tim Development Corp. for its Alta Monte Leisure Suites in Luzon under residential low rise.
Next: The Oscars of real estate
The gold winners are eligible to compete in June 2022 at the FIABCI International Prix d’Excellence Awards, which is globally regarded as the “Oscars of Real Estate” and whose criteria involve excellence in architecture and design, development and construction, community benefits, environmental impact, and financial and marketing success.
The gold winners received a total average score of more than 95 percent, while the silver winners got scores of 90 to 95 percent. All 38 nominated projects were inspected and rated on-site by members of the FIABCI-Ph technical committee before getting evaluated by members of the board of judges.
Headed by FIABCI-Ph president Reghis Romero II, the board of judges was composed of vice president for corporate sales Anthony Maglunsod of the Pag-IBIG Fund, president Winston Conrado Padojinog of the University of Asia and the Pacific, Eduardo Ong of the Philippine Federation of Real Estate Service Professionals and past chairman of the Professional Regulatory Board of Real Estate Service, president Yu Kee Su of the FIABCI International Finance and Prix d’Excellence committees, and president Budiarsa Sastrawinata of FIABCI-Indonesia and chairman and CEO of the Ciputra Group of Companies.
Supporting them was the FIABCI-Ph Technical Committee headed by chairman Nestor Mangio and chairman emeritus Florentino Dulalia Jr.
Constituting the Technical Committee were FIABCI-Ph secretary-general Jexter Dulalia; vice president for Visayas Oscar Labrador; vice president for Mindanao Rodrigo Mallonga; trustees John Lizares, Cris Garrido, and Emmanuel Rausa; and Manuel Maximo LC Noche, Alpher E. De Vera, and Carlos Romelle M. Hernandez.