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The 2022 RICS Awards - Southeast Asia

The 2022 RICS Awards – Southeast Asia

The RICS Awards showcase the most inspirational initiatives and developments in land, real estate, construction and infrastructure. They recognise outstanding achievement, teamwork and companies.

The 2022 RICS Awards Southeast Asia bestow both local and global recognition. They recognise industry leading achievements and demonstrate the upholding of the highest standards of professionalism and ethics by individuals and teams across the built and natural environments.

We invite individuals, teams and organisations to nominate their achievements, professionalism and ethics to the world stage and showcase the best of the built environment from Southeast Asia.

All shortlisted nominations will be promoted across the APAC region and winners will be showcased as the top performers in Southeast Asia via the extensive RICS network and wider platforms.

In 2021 the winner’s announcement videos received over 15,000 views on LinkedIn across the SEA Awards programme, so be sure to submit your nominations in 2022 to share your story and achievements with the industry.

Nominations are now open. The deadline for submissions has been extended until COB Friday 24 June 2022.

Headline Sponsor

C&W Services
C&W Services

C&W Services Singapore

C&W Services Singapore is the facilities and engineering arm of Cushman & Wakefield, offering integrated facilities management, engineering solutions, energy management strategies as well as innovative facilities management technology to a diverse portfolio of clients such as building owners, occupiers, government bodies and corporate real estate companies. The firm has over 2,200 professionals and service personnel managing over 93 million sf of space in Singapore.

Sponsors

  • WBEF

Meet the Judges

  • Chief Executive Officer, Savills South East Asia

    Having arrived in Asia in 1990, Chris has lived in both Hong Kong and Singapore and covered most markets and disciplines in the Asia Pacific Region. Presently as CEO for South East Asia, Chris oversees the firm's activity and expansion plans in the region, in addition to managing the Singapore operations. Alongside his operational responsibilities he sits on the Asia Pacific Executive Committee which determines strategic direction for the business in the region.
    During his time he has played a pivotal role in the establishment of the Singapore operations in 1995, and subsequently restructured the business in 2004, in addition he has been involved in, or led numerous corporate acquisitions and strategic relationships for the group.
    More recently Chris has taken an active role in how technology can be leveraged within Savills and the broader real estate industry.In a professional capacity Chris has acted for many investors, developers, occupiers and end-users in many aspects of their real estate needs.

  • Executive Director, Program Cost Consultancy, Singapore, AECOM

    Ho Swee Sun is the lead for Cost Management for Program, Cost, Consultancy at AECOM Cost Consulting and Project Management Singapore.
    He leads a team of close to 100 professional quantity surveyors and brings over 30 years of experience to this role, working on building and civil engineering works of various types, sizes, complexities, and procurement arrangements. End market sectors covered include commercial real estate, residential, education, healthcare, infrastructure, aviation, sports, hospitality, recreational and industrial.
    Swee Sun is a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and the Singapore Institute of Surveyors and Valuers.

  • Johnny Goh
    Johnny Goh

    Vice President & Head, Corporate Real Estate Services, IHH Healthcare

    Recently awarded the RICS Southeast Asia 2021 Property Professional of the Year and RICS Southeast Asia 2020 Innovation award. Johnny Goh has over 20 years of accumulated experience in corporate real estate, facilities management, infrastructure renewal, sustainability, and project management. He has managed diverse portfolios spanning the corporate workplace, healthcare, hotels, residential, commercial and government facilities. Throughout his 20 years career, he has managed more than 90 commercial and mixed development buildings across Asia.
    In his current role as the Vice President and Head, Corporate Real Estate Services (CRES) in IHH Healthcare Singapore, Johnny leads corporate and operational functions such as Facilities Management (FM), Environmental Services (ES), Corporate Security, Biomedical Engineering (BME), Real Estate and Workplace (REW), Environment, Health and Safety (EHS), Technical Services, Sustainability and Project Management to support IHH SG's broad spectrum of facilities and businesses. His strategic objectives in this role include FM digital transformation, real estate portfolio re-optimisation, workplace transformation, infrastructure renewal and strategic outsourcing for the organisation.

    Johnny graduated from University College London (UCL) with a Master of Science (Merit) in Facilities and Environment Management, National University of Singapore (NUS) with a Master of Science in Building Performance and Sustainability, and RMIT University with a Bachelor of Applied Science in Construction Management.

    As a professional in this field, his passion lies in a myriad of areas: digital transformation, the Internet of Things, data analytics, workplace transformation, building pathology, sustainability and strategic facility management.
    Johnny is a fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and Chartered (FM) Surveyor with the RICS where he actively supports the institution's work. He is also a committee member of the WSH Council (Healthcare), and an industry mentor at Ngee Ann Polytechnic where he influences and imparts his extensive experience and knowledge to nurture future generations of Built Environment professionals.

  • President, Quantity Surveying Council in Singapore Institute of Surveyors and Valuers (SISV)

  • Chief Executive Officer, Real Estate Developers' Association of Singapore (REDAS)

  • Senior Director | Transaction Management CBRE

    Evvanna Chua is a Senior Director in the CBRE Transaction Management team, managing governance and operations as well as corporate occupier client account teams. Evvanna’s extensive experience in corporate real estate has developed from years spent within client teams of IBM and Microsoft, followed by Cushman & Wakefield where she was SEA Hub Lead for Transaction Management. During this time, Evvanna has played key roles in developing and managing real estate strategies for a wide range of clients from diverse industries and sectors. Evvanna holds a Masters of Technology Management from the University of Queensland (Australia) as well as Bachelor of Building (Honors) from the National University of Singapore.

  • Vice President of the Asia Pacific Real Estate team at Credit Suisse

    Charmaine Tso, Vice President of the Asia Pacific Real Estate team at Credit Suisse is responsible for the management of the real estate portfolio in the region. She is a veteran of 17 years in real estate asset management with a proven track record in transaction, due diligence and executing value creation strategies across various sectors and jurisdictions. She has extensive experience in repositioning, asset and operational enhancement to drive NOI and investment returns. Prior to her current role, she also worked as an asset manager for Link REIT, CLSA Capital Partners and Pacific Star Group in Hong Kong and Mainland China. Charmaine has a background in architecture and is a Chartered Surveyor (MRICS).

  • Principal at Allansoo RE Consultants

    Allan Soo has a 40 year track record and a reputation for all-round property expertise, including investments, research, development planning and marketing. He set up a well-known practice, Regroup Associates in the mid 90’s, which became affiliated in 2009 with NYSE listed CBRE but which was later acquired by Savills South East Asia.
    His extensive experience stretches township and commercial developments, leasing and sale transactions, including some of the largest assets in the country. He is credited with pioneering the first al fresco dining concept in a mall in Malaysia. He is regularly sought by international fashion and F & B brands for his proprietary mapping and mobile data tool which he employs to advise on retail footprints and asset portfolios.
    His deep knowledge of retail has led him to advise on the sale of the equity interests in one of the country’s largest premium grocery chains to a private equity fund at a record price recently.

  • Incoming President of the Royal Institution of Surveyors Malaysia

    Sr Dainna is the Director of Basar & Harun Sdn (Malaysia) and incoming President of the Royal Institution of Surveyors Malaysia

    Sr Dainna qualified as a Chartered Quantity Surveyor with the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors UK in 1992. At RICS she was organising Chair for the RICS-RISM International Surveying Conference for Undergraduate (Malaysia) and also in the RICS Cost Prediction Standard Setting Committee. She is an Accredited Examiner for the Assessment of Professional Competence.

    She was part of the Standard Setting Committee of the International Construction Management Standard (ICMS)

    Sr Dainna earned her BSc Quantity Surveying from Newcastle Upon Tyne Polythechnic, UK in 1989. As a quantity surveyor she has vast experience working locally and also internationally in the United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland and Bangladesh.

  • Deputy Director of Institute of Real Estate and Urban Studies, National University of Singapore

    Dr Lee is the Deputy Director of Institute of Real Estate and Urban Studies, National University of Singapore. In his current role, Dr Lee develops and executes the business strategy for the institute’s industry outreach, seeking collaboration opportunities with different stakeholders in the real estate industry. Besides business development, he is also involved in the institute’s research initiatives in housing policy, food security and climate change. He also actively contributes to commentaries in both digital and print media. Prior to joining IREUS, he headed the research departments in Knight Frank Singapore and Edmund Tie & Company.

  • Important Dates
  • Award Categories
  • Judging Criteria
  • Entry Rules

Important Dates

Nominations have been extended and now close COB Friday 24 June 2022. Nominations should be submitted via the Awardsforce platform  and must be received by RICS by the deadline.

Shortlisted candidates will be announced in August 2022.

The winners will be revealed via video announcement on LinkedIn during the Awards Winners Announcements Week from 10 - 14 October 2022.

Following the announcements week, we are hopeful that we might be able to hold a celebratory in-person function to get together, catch-up and congratulate the winners and finalists locally. Details of this will be released closer to and will be dependent upon circumstances within the region at the time.

Award Categories

Team Awards

Category

Description

Criteria

Agency Team of the Year

This award acknowledges companies, teams and/or consortia demonstrating excellence in providing agency services related to the acquisition, sale, or leasing of properties in the office, retail, industrial or residential sectors.

  • Professionalism – 30%
  • Outcome and achievement – 25%
  • Teamwork – 25%
  • Innovation – 10%
  • Sustainability – 10%

Facilities Management Team of the Year

Awarded to a company, team or consortia responsible for outstanding facilities management, the award recognises the provision of services to end-users.

  • Professionalism – 30%
  • Outcome and achievement – 25%
  • Teamwork – 25%
  • Innovation – 10%
  • Sustainability – 10%

Project Management & Building Consultancy Team of the Year

Focusing on excellence in the project management and building consultancy industry, the Project Management & Building Consultancy Team of the Year award recognises teams who have undertaken a significant project(s) including but not limited to building surveying, technical due diligence, makegood, project management, etc.

  • Professionalism – 30%
  • Outcome and achievement – 25%
  • Teamwork – 25%
  • Innovation – 10%
  • Sustainability – 10%

Property Management Team of the Year

Awarded to a company, team or consortia responsible for outstanding tenant relationship management, financial management and asset management.

  • Professionalism – 30%
  • Outcome and achievement – 25%
  • Teamwork – 25%
  • Innovation – 10%
  • Sustainability – 10%

Quantity Surveying Team of the Year

Celebrating the success of quantity surveyors, this award recognises teams engaged in outstanding quantity surveying projects including but not limited to cost planning, tax depreciation, and contract management.

  • Professionalism – 30%
  • Outcome and achievement – 25%
  • Teamwork – 25%
  • Innovation – 10%
  • Sustainability – 10%

Valuation Team of the Year

This award recognises teams involved in valuation services which uphold international standards and give confidence to end-users for their objectivity, independence and reliability on both commercial and/or residential projects.

  • Professionalism – 30%
  • Outcome and achievement – 25%
  • Teamwork – 25%
  • Innovation – 10%
  • Sustainability – 10%

Special Category Team Awards

Innovation Award

Future proofing the profession is a key challenge in a time of rapid technological changes. This award recognises teams engaged in developing innovative solutions to sustain the profession for the future.

  • Innovation – 40%
  • Outcome and achievement – 20%
  • Professionalism – 20%
  • Teamwork – 10%
  • Sustainability – 10%

Sustainability Award

This award demonstrates how innovation, design or construction techniques have been utilised by a team or client to address environmental challenges and improve the sustainability of the project outcome.

  • Sustainability – 40%
  • Outcome and achievement – 20%
  • Professionalism – 20%
  • Teamwork – 10%
  • Innovation – 10%

Individual Awards

Category

Description

Criteria

Construction Professional of the Year

Presented to an outstanding individual for excellence in quantity surveying, project management, land or building surveying or building control. The Construction Professional of the Year award recognises achievement in construction projects during 2021. The successful candidate will demonstrate how their work has combined the highest professional, ethical and industry standards to deliver superior results and outcomes for clients and stakeholders.

  • Outcome and achievement – 40%
  • Professionalism – 30%
  • Innovation – 20%
  • Sustainability – 10%

Along with the below criteria:

• Recognised outstanding performance and achievement in the workplace.

• Recognised contribution to the profession and the wider community.

Property Professional of the Year

Presented to an outstanding individual involved in valuation, property management, facilities management, valuation or acquiring/selling or leasing a commercial, industrial or retail property. The Property Professional of the Year award recognises achievement in property projects during 2021. The selected professional will represent the highest professional ethics, demonstrate their use of standards in their day to day activities and embody the excellence expected of the recipient of such a prestigious award.

  • Outcome and achievement – 40%
  • Professionalism – 30%
  • Innovation – 20%
  • Sustainability – 10%

Along with the below criteria:

• Recognised outstanding performance and achievement in the workplace.

• Recognised contribution to the profession and the wider community.

Women of the Built Environment Award

The woman of the built environment award recognises the outstanding contributions and achievements of senior women to our industry. The award celebrates inspirational role models to inspire the next generation of diverse professionals. Women from all disciplines of the industry are encouraged to enter.

 

  • Outcome and achievement – 40%
  • Professionalism – 30%
  • Innovation – 20%
  • Sustainability – 10%

Along with the below criteria:

• Recognised outstanding performance and achievement in the workplace.

• Recognised contribution to the profession and the wider community.

Young Achiever of the Year

The future of our profession rests on the shoulders of emerging professionals. The Young Achiever of the Year Award acknowledges one outstanding individual who has achieved excellence in their chosen field. The individual selected will embody the highest standards of professionalism, be a role-model for their peers and be capable of making an outstanding contribution to the profession in the course of their future career.

The individual must be 35 years old or younger during the 2021 calendar year (i.e. he/she must be born on or after 1 January 1986).

  • Outcome and achievement – 40%
  • Professionalism – 30%
  • Innovation – 20%
  • Sustainability – 10%

Along with the below criteria:

• Recognised outstanding performance and achievement in the workplace.

• Recognised contribution to the profession and the wider community.

Lifetime Achiever Award

Recognising commitment to RICS and the wider profession, the Lifetime Achievement Award is the most prestigious award for built environment professionals.

The presentation of this award is subject to the determination of a panel that the recipient is worthy of this significant honour.

Judging Criteria

The judging panel will consider nominations against the following criteria, weighted based on the category of the award.

All nominations should demonstrate a commitment to professional ethics and a commitment to the highest ideals of professionalism. Further details about RICS’ commitment to ethics can be found at rics.org/ethics

Team awards

Nominations in the team awards category are assessed with a weighting against five categories:

  • Professionalism – 30%
  • Outcome and achievement – 25%
  • Teamwork – 25%
  • Innovation – 10%
  • Sustainability – 10%

Special Category Team Awards

Innovation Award:

Nominations for the Innovation Award category are assessed with a weighting against five categories:

  • Innovation – 40%
  • Outcome and achievement – 20%
  • Professionalism – 20%
  • Teamwork – 10%
  • Sustainability – 10%

Sustainability Award

Nominations for the Innovation Award category are assessed with a weighting against five categories:

  • Sustainability – 40%
  • Outcome and achievement – 20%
  • Professionalism – 20%
  • Teamwork – 10%
  • Innovation – 10%

Individual awards

Nominations in the individual awards category are assessed alongside two overarching criteria:

  • Recognised outstanding performance and achievement in the workplace; and
  • Recognised contribution to the profession and the wider community with a weighting against four categories, which are:
  • Outcome and achievement – 40%
  • Professionalism – 30%
  • Innovation – 20%
  • Sustainability – 10%

Professionalism

  • Use of surveying knowledge and/or professional expertise in areas such as technical, financial, legal, environmental, building regulation, sustainability and restoration where applicable, to achieve outcomes.
  • Demonstrated adherence to RICS ethics.
  • Demonstration of using the most appropriate procurement method for engaging contractors and suppliers (if applicable).
  • Demonstration of the ability to resolve disputes.
  • Demonstration of how international standards have been adopted will be an advantage.

Outcome and achievement

  • Measurable success of nominated initiative(s)/project(s)/team(s) against a predefined target.
  • Challenges overcome in the process relative to complexity. What were the or unique challenges? How were these challenges overcome?
  • Cost effectiveness. How was cost managed effectively against a target?
  • Client satisfaction and positive social impact.
  • Timely completion. Demonstration of how the project is managed effectively with respect to time?
  • How to minimise disruption to the ‘neighbours’?
  • Submission of letter of commendation will have bonus marks.

Teamwork

  • Effective coordination of skillsets among team members and with stakeholders.
  • Demonstration of how to minimise abortive works.
  • Resources optimisation. How were resources effectively pulled and utilised to overcome the identified challenges and difficulties against a predefined target.

Innovation

  • Was an innovative approach used to deliver the outcome?
  • Was any innovative outcome generated?
  • How was technology applied to deliver the outcome?
  • Any innovative technology applied to enhance site safety (if applicable)?
  • Any smart information technology applied for document control and communication to enhance productivity?

Sustainability

  • Quantitative analysis on sustainability considerations and achievements.
  • Demonstration of creating better places and spaces for future generations.
  • Demonstrated adoption of sustainable development principles.
  • Social Impact. How did the nominated team promote and educate stakeholders about sustainability in the community and improve the community more broadly?

Entry Rules

Team and company awards

  1. Nominated project(s) and major/key team member(s) must be located or operated in the Awards region being submitted for.
  2. Nominations can be made by the nominee (team, company or consortia) or a third party.
  3. The project(s) which is the subject of the nomination must have been worked on within the 2021 calendar year, though not necessarily completed.
  4. Nominations must be based on at least one but no more than three projects within the calendar year (nominating party to select).
  5. A company may submit a joint nomination however, where a joint nomination is submitted a subsequent, stand-alone application from the same company, on the same project(s) and in the same category is not allowed.
  6. Nominations must be submitted via the online submission platform. Where multiple nominations are being submitted by the one organisation, a separate online submission will need to be completed for each nomination.
  7. Nomination must be accompanied by a 100-word summary in word file for marketing purposes.
  8. Other relevant supporting materials/documents are optional but welcomed. These should be limited to a maximum of three additional pieces of supporting material/documents and three testimonials, all in PDF format.
  9. A logo must be provided as well as a photo of the team or individual nominated. This will be used during award presentation.
  10. Information provided within the submission may be used by RICS for the purpose of the judging or promotion of the Awards. Any confidential information must be clearly stated within the submission.
  11. The jury panel’s decision on eligibility of the nominations shall be final and is non appealable.
  12. Any category which receives less than 2 nominations will not be able to award a winner.

Individual awards

  1. Nominated individual must be currently located/operating/have worked in the Awards region being submitted for.
  2. The project which is the main subject of the nomination must have been worked on within the 2021 calendar year, though not necessarily completed. However, submissions for the Woman of the Built Environment Award and Lifetime Achiever Award can reference achievements throughout the nominee’s career.
  3. Nominations must be based on at least one but no more than three project(s) (nominating party to select).
  4. Nominations must be submitted via the online submission form. Where multiple nominations are being submitted by the one organisation, a separate online submission form will need to be completed for each nomination.
  5. Nomination must be accompanied by a 100-word summary in word file for marketing purposes.
  6. Other relevant supporting materials/documents are optional but welcomed, should be limited to a maximum of three additional pieces of supporting material/documents and three testimonials, all in PDF format.
  7. A logo must be provided as well as a photo of the team or individual nominated. This will be used during award presentation.
  8. Information provided within the submission may be used by RICS for the purpose of the judging or promotion of the Awards. Any confidential information must be clearly stated within the submission.
  9. The jury panel’s decision on eligibility of the nominations shall be final and is non appealable.
  10. Any category which receives less than 2 nominations will not be able to award a winner.

Young Achiever of the Year Award

  1. In addition to the individual award criteria, the Young Achiever of the Year must have been born on or after 1 January 1986 (i.e. be aged 35 or under during the 2021 calendar year) to be eligible.

Nomination check list

  • An online submission is completed for each nomination.
  • For team awards, at least one but no more than three projects have been included in the nomination.
  • Supporting material may include testimonials, photographs, technical documentation, media clippings, floor plans, etc. to support the adjudication process.
  • Supporting material is limited to three individual materials and no more than three testimonials.
  • In addition to the nomination and supporting materials, the nomination is accompanied by photographs of the team/individuals nominated, the project(s) nominated and includes a copy of the nominee’s company logo (as appropriate).
  • Confidential information is clearly labelled ‘RICS Awards in Confidence’.

Step Three: Submit your nomination

It's time to submit

Have you double-checked the guidelines for submission materials, criteria and entry rules? Do you have all of the necessary information? If so, it's time to submit your nomination.

By clicking the “Submit your nomination” button, you will be directed to complete the online submission form and upload your supporting materials online. You do not need to complete your nomination in one go, you will be able to save your progress and return to it later, while the submission window is open.

Submission materials must be received by COB Friday 24 June 2022. If you have any questions, please contact awards@rics.org

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