Announcing the Winners of the 2nd Annual Asia Pacific Real Estate Awards from a Stellar Gala Dinner and Ceremony

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Leading firms and individuals within the dynamic real estate markets in the Asia Pacific Region gathered April 10, 2008 in Shanghai PRC to witness the anticipated celebration.

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the atmosphere was electric as representatives from leading real estate firms mixed during the VIP reception. This marked our second annual event and the guests were not disappointed as the ceremonies revealed this year's winners. But let's not forget the many well deserving semi-finalists whose achievements were brilliant in their own right.

Leading firms and individuals within the dynamic real estate markets in the Asia Pacific Region gathered April 10, 2008 in Shanghai PRC to witness the anticipated celebration.

Mr. Craig Smith, Publisher and founder of AsiaCRE.com, a leading commercial real estate media firm and organizers of high-impact events and conferences throughout the world, commented on this year's event, "the atmosphere was electric as representatives from leading real estate firms mixed during the VIP reception. This marked our second annual event and the guests were not disappointed as the ceremonies revealed this year's winners. But let's not forget the many well deserving semi-finalists whose achievements were brilliant in their own right."

The evening's gala event ceremonies were kicked off by the Master of Ceremonies, Mr. Craig Smith, ECE Property Media Publisher and Mr. Bert Figearo, Director, with commendation presentations for recognition of achievements within specific markets and categories.

Main Awards followed in categories from five groupings: Company of the Year, Design Firm of the Year, Project of the Year, Overall Award for Most Accomplished Development, and the new categories for Sustainable Projects (Commercial and Urban) featuring green projects in China.

Special Commendation Presentations:
Firms recognized for outstanding contribution to the industry within their respective markets and sectors.

Thailand:
Sansiri Public Company Limited

Southeast Asia:
Intuit - MRI Real Estate Solutions
Pacific Rim:
New City Corporation

Greater China:
Zhong Lun Law Firm

India:
Menlo Capital Group, LLC

India:
Unitech Realty Investors India (Pvt.) Ltd.

Asia Pacific Awards:

Company of the Year Awards:

Developer
Ascendas

Investor
ING Real Estate Investment Management Asia

Banking and Finance
Credit Suisse Group

Consultant / Letting Agent
CB Richard Ellis

Professional Service Provider
PricewaterhouseCoopers

Law Firm
DLA Piper

Design Company of the Year Awards:

Architectural Design Firm
Aedas Ltd.

Interior Design Firm
Benoy

Urban Design Firm
HOK International (Asia/Pacific) Limited

The Project of the Year Awards:

Office Project - Sponsored by CISCO    
Shiodome Building - by Mitsubishi Estate Co., Ltd            

Retail Project
Elements Mall - by MTRC

Residential Project
Park Tower, Beijing - by Beijing Yintai Property Co., Ltd.            
Industrial Project
Prologis Park Lingang (phase 3) - by Prologis

Sustainability Project of the Year Awards:
Sponsored by Jones Lang LaSalle

Commercial Sustainability
Fujian Provincial Electric Power Dispatching Center - by Fujian Provincial Electric & Power co., design by MulvannyG2 Architecture    

Urban Sustainability
Dongtan Eco City - by Shanghai Industrial Investment Corp., design by ARUP

Overall Project of the Year:
The Venetian Hotel - Macau - by Sands Corporation, design by Aedas Ltd.

Asia Trends 2008 Conference
During the same day, the Asia Trends 2008 conference took place and was highlighted by a great lineup of speakers and panelists. Attendees from India, Japan, China, Singapore and Hong Kong were on-hand to discuss relevant and important industry topics.

Each group was spearheaded by industry professionals moderating and presenting in the following discussion groups:

Inward Investments; Market hotspots - India, China (Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen), Vietnam: what's next? -- Mr. Piers Brunner - Chief Operating Office, Asia & Managing Director, Colliers International Hong Kong.

Sustainability; Trends and Feasibility and Best Practice Models -- Mr. Chris Gawan-Taylor - Managing Director, Spinnaker Run.

Investment & Development in the Next Tier Cities; Asia Comparisons to China -- Mr. Chris Brooke, President & CEO - Greater China, CB Richard Ellis.

Upcoming Government Regulations; Impact and Implications -- Mr. Charles Wang, Partner, Zhong Lun Law Firm

Asia Pacific Real Estate Awards - April 2009
Don't miss next year's Asia Trends 2009 conference and Asia Pacific Real Estate Awards Gala recognizing the outstanding companies and projects for the year 2008.

For event sponsorship and participation in the Asia Pacific Real Estate Awards in 2009 contact Craig Smith at csmith@asiacre.com or Bert Figearo at bfigearo@asiacre.com tel. +852 6473 9360.

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