The first MIPIM Asia Awards are due to be presented in Hong Kong on 28 November 2007 at MIPIM Asia, the international Asia Pacific property market. These distinctions will give real estate professionals a new opportunity to boost their international visibility by rewarding the most outstanding Asia Pacific constructions, regardless of whether they are registered at MIPIM Asia. In all, seven projects will receive prizes from a jury of investors, developers and associations, comprising twelve of the most highly-rated property specialists in this region.
Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre.
They include six internationally renowned investors particularly active in this geography who will judge the candidate projects:
- Michael Smith, Managing Director and Head of Asian Real Estate of Goldman Sachs Pte (Singapore)
- Thomas Pearson, Managing Director, Co-Head Global Real Estate Group Asia, of Lehman Brothers Real Estate Ltd (Japan)
- Richard David, Managing Director of Macquarie Real Estate Capital China (China)
- Robert Lie, Chairman of ING Real Estate Investment Management Asia (Hong Kong)
- Graeme Torre, Managing Director of AIG Real Estate (Hong Kong)
- Cheng-Soon Lau, Managing Director of Invesco Real Estate Asia (Hong Kong)
Developers are also represented on this jury, with two company executives:
- Hiroo Mori, Senior Managing Director of Mori Building Co., Ltd (Japan)
- Nicholas Loup, Managing Director of Grosvenor Asia (Hong Kong)
The MIPIM Asia Awards also draw on the expertise of three Asian property associations to select the candidate projects:
- Reuben Chu, Chairman of the PGBC (Professional Green Building Council), a body responsible for developing green buildings in Hong Kong
- Peter Mitchell, CEO of the Asian Public Real Estate Association (Singapore) that promotes, develops and represents the Asian public real estate sector
- Dr Ronald Lu, President of the Hong Kong Institute of Architects
- Hokyu Lee, Managing Director of the international property consultants BHP Korea, will also be a jury member.
The jury will meet on 21 September to name the three projects chosen for each of the following seven categories: business centres, shopping centres, mixed-use buildings, residential developments, hotels and tourism resorts, and green buildings. The MIPIM Asia Futura Award will go to a project still in the planning stage that demonstrates outstanding architectural, technical or environmental qualities.
The 21 nominees will benefit from very high visibility among real estate professionals from all over the world via MIPIM Asia's communication to its existing and potential clients and to the media in forty countries, starting at the end of September. The projects will also be exhibited and presented to attendees throughout the event.
These awards are open to any company operating in the property sector, regardless of whether they are registered for MIPIM Asia. The buildings in question must be located in the Asia Pacific region and have been completed between the 1er of January 2006 and 30 November 2007, apart from those in the Futura Project.
All entries must be submitted by 27 August 2007 to: