Singapore property portal to hold Sri Lanka awards
ECONOMYNEXT – PropertyGuru, a Singapore based real estate portal that has a presence is several Asian markets said it will begin an award scheme for the Sri Lanka next year, as interest grows in the sector.
The award ceremony will be conducted in July 2018, at Colombo’s Shangri La hotel which is still under construction.
Terry Blackburn, founder and managing director of the PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards, Sri Lankan local edition will include more than 20 categories representing real estate on the entire island.
“With Sri Lanka holding its own domestic edition, we are providing local developers an established and trusted platform by which industry standards are benchmarked, and a venue to network with peers and colleagues," Blackburn said.
"We hope that more developers will see the value of this platform and we look forward to our event in Colombo in 2018.”
Nominations are open for entries in the Developer, Development and Design categories and will be accepted until May 11, with the official shortlistto be revealed in the first week of June, the organizers said.
Nirmal De Silva, co-founder and CEO of Paramount Realty, will chair the judging panel.
Stephanie Balendra (Director, SB Realtors (Private) Limited); Roshan Madawela (Director and Founding CEO, Research Intelligence Unit); Chitra Weddikkra (Managing Director, QServe Pte Ltd) and Steven Mayes (Managing Director, JLL Sri Lanka) will be the other members.