Singapore-based Business Excellence & Research Group (BERG), hosted its signature award – Icons of Spaces – the 3rd BERG Real Estate Awards on July 22, 2016 at the Raffles Town Club in Singapore. The Awards, in its third year, reached out to professionals in the real estate & construction sector across South Asia, South East Asia & Middle East.

The Gala Awards Nite provided an ideal platform for developers, architects, interior designers to come together and offer critical insights from a different perspective.

In his welcome address, Mr. Prashant Sutaria, a leading Architect and Founder of the Centre of Living and Planning for Tomorrow (CLPT) highlighted the importance of integrating design aspects at the project level itself and not as an after-thought. He stated that world is moving towards newer design concepts that factor in sustainability, safety and security at all levels. Mr. Prashant is also part of the Expert Group at Icons of Spaces and has supported the initiative since its inception.

The Gala Awards Night also featured a power-packed panel discussion around Urbanisation & Sustainability in Construction and the keynote speech from the nodal building and construction players in Singapore.  Some well known industry stalwarts from Singapore and other countries shared their views. Eminent panellists – Ms. Hemanti Sutaria – Architect – Mumbai, Ms. Uma Srinivasan – Vice President, SNN Builders, Bangalore, Mr. Gordon Falconer, Director – Smart City Solutions, Schneider Electric and Mr. Bibhor Srivastava – Publisher, ITP Publishing, India dwelt on the challenges around Urbanisation and Sustainability in the construction industry.

While announcing the theme for the third edition of the premier event, Managing Partner of BERG, Mr Vishwesh Iyer said that this year the focus was on the booming international real estate sector. This time, the nomination process attracted a lot of interest from India and other countries in Asia as well, he stated.

“Icons of Spaces provided a unique platform for not just recognising the great work, but also knowledge sharing and business networking opportunities. Based on a selection process that encompasses integrity, transparency, consistency and fairness, the aim is to provide global benchmark and recognition,” Mr. Iyer added.

The BERG Real Estate Awards were introduced by Singapore-based organisation Business Excellence & Research Group Pte Ltd in 2014. The Awards, now called the ICONS OF SPACES, trans the spotlight on the high calibre work within the real estate industry, encompassing construction, architecture and interior design. With a professionally run evaluation system, they also bring the real estate industry of the participating countries to the world stage.

Methods (India) was the Platinum Sponsor, while Construction Week, BrokersADDA, Architect & Interiors India, AsiaBizToday were among the other supporting partners to the awards.

Business Excellence & Research Group Pte Ltd (BERG), is a Singapore-based entity committed to nurturing and promoting business excellence across diverse sectors. In this quest, BERG has gone on to establish thought leadership platforms in a host of domains since its inception in 2013.  BERG’s Advisory Board and Executive Team brings together people with diverse international experience. BERG has a presence across key emerging markets of Singapore, Malaysia, India, Thailand, Philippines, Vietnam and Middle East. For further details write to contact@bizexcellence.com.sg

Following were the awardees at the Icons of Spaces, 2016, Singapore.

 Sr. Award Category Recipient
 1 Best Luxury Project Developer of the Year Oscar & Ponni Architects Chennai, India
 2 Best Leisure Project Design of the Year Oscar & Ponni Architects Chennai, India
 3 Best Institutional Project of the Year Goldmine Project Consultants, Mumbai, India
 4 Best Unbuilt Project of the year (Mixed use) Seema Puri & Zarir Mullan Architects & Interior Designers, Mumbai, India
 5 Best Restaurant Design – Interiors of the Year Insight Architects, Trivandrum, India
 6 Best Institutional Design of the Year UCJ Architecture & Environment, Mumbai India
 7 Best Concept for Unbuilt Project of the Year Design Cell Kolkata, India
 8 Best Residential Interiors of the Year KNS Architects, Mumbai, India
 9 Best Interiors Office of the Year KNS Architects, Mumbai, India
 10 Life time Achievement Award Uttam C. Jain, Mumbai, India

Developers & Builder Awards

 Sr. Award Category Recipient                        
 1 Luxury project of the year (West) Lunkad Realty, Pune, India
 2 Luxury Project of the Year (East) P.S.Group, Kolkata, India
 3 Regional Project of The Year (East) P.S.Group, Kolkata, India
 4 Best Luxury Project Developer Sonkim Land Corporation Vietnam
 5 Best Senior Citizen homes of the Year Ananya Shelters, Coimbatore, India
 6 Project Consultant of the Year RASS Projects, Pune, India
 7 Best High Rise Pre-Engineered Building of the Year Kirby South East Asia, Vietnam
 8 Best Luxury Residential project (South) SNN Builders, Bangalore, India
 9 Best Clubhouse In Residential project SNN Builders, Bangalore, India
 10 Best Industrial Project of the Year SCON Projects, Pune
 11 Leading Real Estate Developer of the Year Chaidee Amara Thailand
 12 Young Achiever of the Year Nilesh Chavan, SCON Projects, Pune, India
 13 Female Real Estate Professional  of the Year Snehal Mantri, Mantri Developers Pvt. Ltd., Bangalore

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