Hundreds of Asia’s finest developers, architects, interior designers and real estate agents gathered at the Shangri-la Hotel in Kuala Lumpur on Friday (10th May 2013) to hear the long-anticipated results of the Asia Pacific Property Awards. With 429 awards bestowed upon 260 companies from 23 countries in the region, it was the biggest International Property Awards regional event in the awards program’s 19-year history.

The International Property Awards received entries from Asia Pacific companies in 23 countries. Newcomer countries to the competition were Mongolia, Bangladesh and Tajikistan with Tajikistan and Bangladesh both receiving one award and Mongolia three awards. Lord Bates from the House of Lords in British Parliament presented the winning companies with special plaques.

The regional winners will go on to compete in the International Final ‘World’s Best’ Property Awards hosted in London this coming December.  They will compete against other regional winners from Africa, Arabia, Europe, UK and the Americas to find the ultimate World’s Best in each category.

The Asia Pacific region has an enviable record of achievement at international level with an unbeaten total of 13 World’s Best Awards in 2012: 30% of the world’s awards and double and even triple the amount of awards compared to the other regions.

Stuart Shield, President of the International Property Awards said, “The record of participation that we’ve seen from Asia this year has elevated the calibre of this competition. With the bar set so high, the other regions have their work cut out for them if they hope to outshine Asia in the International Property Awards Final event.”

Building upon the success of business events first added to the 2011 award ceremonies, the International Property Awards also hosted a property exhibition and networking events on May 9th and 10th at the same venue.