RICS Honours and Celebrates Achievements of Hong Kong Built Environment Sector at RICS Awards 2020 Hong Kong Presentation Ceremony


RICS Honours and Celebrates Achievements of Hong Kong Built Environment Sector at RICS Awards 2020 Hong Kong Presentation Ceremony

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Mr Keith Kerr receives Lifetime Achiever Award in recognition of his in-depth knowledge and decades of contribution to Hong Kong’s real estate developments

HONG KONG SAR – 7 December 2020 – The RICS (Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors) Awards 2020 Hong Kong was announced and presented this afternoon, 7 December 2020, at the Grand Hyatt, Wan Chai. The awards showcases and celebrates the outstanding achievements and developments of industry professionals who create the places and spaces where communities live and work in.

The Awards this year sees the keenest competition since its inauguration 9 years ago. The total number of nominations received represents almost a 50 per cent increment compared to last year, signaling a major leap of the achievements by professionals in Hong Kong. Through meticulous assessment by the jury panel consistent of 10 senior industry leaders, 12 teams were awarded the highest accolades bestowed by the world’s largest professional body in the built environment sector.

RICS has also presented the most prestigious Lifetime Achiever Award to Mr Keith Kerr, President of the Real Estate Developers Association of Hong Kong in recognition of his vast knowledge in the real estate industry and his decades worth of contribution to some of Hong Kong’s iconic and top-notched property projects which have created new urban and commercial landscapes.

Mr Dave Hallam MRICS, RICS Hong Kong Advisory Board Chair, mentions that while technology and digitisation is impacting the world we live in and changing the face of our profession, it is yet equally important to ensure we remain versatile and meet the challenges head on. “Chartered surveyors play a key role in the resilience and sustainability of our built environments. We have to think big, continually reinvent ourselves and remain ahead of the curve, in order to ensure a better quality of life and safer world for future generations to come.”

Mr Chris Nicholl FRICS, RICS Managing Director of Asia Pacific, comments that the Awards are a part of RICS’ ongoing commitment to raise the profile of professionalism in the built environment and “Each nomination is an acknowledgement that professionalism in the sector matters to Chartered Surveyors, their clients and the public.”

The RICS Awards is an esteemed and reputable recognition within Hong Kong’s land development industry. The long-awaited celebration this year is a rejoice of the resilience of the built environment professionals who deliver confidence to the market despite unprecedented challenges in uncertain times.

Results of RICS Awards 2020 Hong Kong:
1. Office Team of the Year
Winner: JLL Hong Kong
Excellence: Cushman & Wakefield
Excellence: CBRE Limited

2. Residential Team of the Year
Winner: Urban Renewal Authority
Excellence: Savills (Hong Kong) Ltd
Excellence: Wheelock Properties Limited and MTR Corporation Limited

3. Retail Team of the Year
Winner: Cushman & Wakefield
Excellence: JLL Hong Kong

4. Facilities Management Team of the Year
Winner: Swire Properties Limited
Excellence: JLL Hong Kong

5. Property Management Team of the Year
Winner: Kai Shing Management Services Limited — International Commerce Centre
Excellence: Harriman Property Management Limited
Excellence: Kai Shing Management Services Limited — Yoho Midtown

6. Professional Consultancy Services Team of the Year
Winner: Knight Frank and AECOM

7. Construction Project Management Team of the Year
Winner: New World Development Company Limited — Victoria Dockside
Excellence: West Kowloon Cultural District Authority, Rider Levett Bucknall Ltd, BTA & RLP Company Ltd, Buro Happold International (Hong Kong) Limited, Hip Hing Engineering Company Limited — Xiqu Centre Project Team
Excellence: Wheelock Properties Ltd and Hip Hing Construction Group — 8 Bay East/NEO

8. Refurbishment / Revitalisation Team of the Year
Winner: New World Development Company Limited, Ronald Lu & Partners
Excellence: Architectural Services Department, The Government of the Hong Kong SAR
Excellence: Knight Frank and Aedas

9. Research Team of the Year:
Winner: Colliers International (Hong Kong) Ltd
Excellence: Arcadis Consultancy Hong Kong Limited

10. Sustainability Achievement of the Year
Winner: Hongkong Land (Property Management) Limited
Excellence: New World Development Company Limited
Excellence: Wheelock Properties Limited

11. Best Deal of the Year
Winner: Link REIT and Cushman & Wakefield
Excellence: Mapletree and Cushman & Wakefield
Excellence: Savills (Hong Kong) Ltd

12. Corporate Social Responsibility Project of the Year
Winner: K11 Concepts Limited
Excellence: Urban Renewal Authority
Excellence: Wheelock Properties Limited

13. Young Surveyor of the Year
Winner: Ryan Ip MRICS (Our Hong Kong Foundation)
Merit: Sharon Hung MRICS (Knight Frank)
Merit: Fenton Wong MRICS (Ericsson Limited)
Merit: Troy Wu MRICS (CBRE Limited)

14. Lifetime Achiever: Mr Keith Kerr