The Philippines held its first Home Awards on Sept. 30, with 17 developers and property-related companies being the recipients of the awards. The gala dinner and awards performance event was held at Fairmont Makati Hotel.
Terry Blackburn, chief executive officer of the organisers, Ensign Media, said the Philippine awards belong to the South East Property Awards. She included that the Philippines was their place of option for the awards because the country has the most exciting arising real estate market in South-East Asia. She mentioned the recurring premium quality developments all over Metro Manila and popular resort locations such as Cebu and Boracay as evidence of their choice in opting for the Philippines for the industry honors.
There were 17 awards spread throughout 4 categories - designer, development, design and real estate services. The development categories consisted of condominiums in Metro Manila and Cebu and housing and resort developments throughout the Philippines. The design category covered the very best in residential, industrial, hotels and resort and interior decoration.
'The quality of nominations and entries this year was phenomenal and has actually set the bar high for next year's Philippine Home Honors', Blackburn said. This year's winner will take on local entries in the South East Property Awards to be hung on Oct. 30 in Singapore. The winners were selected by a panel of judges who were under the supervision of Binder Dijker Otte & Co. International Ltd.