RICS Announces Award Finalists for Property Industry’s Highest Honours

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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

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

7. Residential Team of the Year:

JLL; Knight Frank

8. Retail Team of the Year:

CCH Asset Management; Champion REIT – Langham Place; MTR Corporation

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


Chief Executive, Swire Properties


Chief Executive Officer, Professional Property Services Limited


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


Former Director of Planning, Government of the HKSAR

Mr Philip LO FRICS

Chairman, Rider Levett Bucknall Limited (China + Hong Kong)


Chief Executive Officer, West Kowloon Cultural District Authority

Mr David TANG Chi Fai MRICS

Property Director, MTR Corporation Limited


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

About RICS

Confidence through Professional Standards

RICS promotes and enforces the highest professional qualifications
and standards in the development and management of land, real estate,
construction and infrastructure. Our name promises the consistent
delivery of standards – bringing confidence to the markets we serve.

We accredit 125,000 professionals and any individual or firm registered
with RICS is subject to our quality assurance. Their expertise covers
property, asset valuation, real estate management; the development of
infrastructure; and the management of natural resources, such as mining,
farms and woodland. From environmental assessments and building controls
to negotiating land rights in an emerging economy; if our members are
involved the same professional standards and ethics apply.

We believe that standards underpin effective markets. With up to seventy
per cent of the world’s wealth bound up in land and real estate, our
sector is vital to economic development, helping to support stable,
sustainable investment and growth around the globe.

With offices covering the major political and financial centres of the
world, our market presence means we are ideally placed to influence
policy and embed professional standards. We work at a cross-governmental
level, delivering international standards that will support a safe and
vibrant marketplace in land, real estate, construction and
infrastructure, for the benefit of all.

We are proud of our reputation and work hard to protect it, so clients
who work with an RICS professional can have confidence in the quality
and ethics of the services they receive.


RICS East Asia Public Relations Representatives
Ms Esther Kam,
[email protected]
Penn Leung, 3159-2986
[email protected]


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