KUALA LUMPUR: The annual Malaysian Institute of Estate Agents (MIEA) National Real Estate Awards (NREA) saw more than 20 top real estate agents and negotiators in the country receive awards at the awards gala dinner held at Sime Darby Convention Centre in Kuala Lumpur tonight.
Minister of Finance II Datuk Johari Abdul Ghani officiated the awards gala dinner. Also present was Board of Valuers, Appraisers and Estate Agents (BOVAEA) president Datuk Faizan Abdul Rahman who was accorded the MIEA Honorary Member Award, which has only been given to 10 recipients to date in MIEA’s 40-year history, said MIEA president Erick Kho.
Among the notable award winners this year were Elvin Fernandez from Khong & Jaafar Sdn Bhd, Munirah Mohammad from Homefield Real Estate Sdn Bhd and Juliana Teh Beng Choo from Mapleland Properties who each won the Million Dollar Roof Top Award, which is presented to estate agents who have collected RM1 million in professional fees in 2015.
The Top Real Estate Firm Award was won by Hartamas Real Estate Sdn Bhd while the Top Real Estate Negotiator Award went to Carol Yong Ching Mei from Cornerstone Realty.
The Lifetime Achievement Award was presented to Lim Eng Chong, the founding director of Henry Butcher Malaysia Sdn Bhd, for his contribution to the growth and development of the real estate agency industry over the years.
“This is an award that is awarded by my peers. One cannot ask for a higher honour than this. I hope everyone in the real estate industry can keep their passion,” said Lim in his acceptance speech.
The winner of the MIEA-TheEdgeProperty.com Top Online Real Estate Negotiator Award was Joseph Ding of Tech Realtors Properties Sdn Bhd.
“I appreciate the award. I also appreciate the convenience of using TheEdgeProperty.com as it is extremely user-friendly. I can safely vouch that its simple and clear functions could cater to anyone who does not possess comprehensive technological knowledge,” he told TheEdgeProperty.com.
TheEdgeProperty.com also sponsored The Most Innovative Firm Award which went to Cornerstone Realty.
Earlier before the presentation of the awards, Johari said real estate agencies have a major role to play in supporting the growth of the nation, particularly in enhancing the nation’s institutional quality.
“Apart from the economic aspect of stimulating growth, the profession is expected to drive transparency and accountability which are necessary ingredients to foster an environment where businesses could thrive and progress amid sustained economic growth,” he said.
Meanwhile, Kho in his speech had also urged real estate agents to continue their hard work and efforts so that they continue to do well despite the current volatile property market.
“The underlying sentiments remain strong which lead us to conclude that the property market conditions are cyclical. Property is always a long-haul investment,” he said.
NREA organising chairman Eric Lim in his speech said Malaysia’s healthy economy and key real estate development projects have opened up new markets for the industry. This has created a push for improved services and standards from real estate agents and negotiators.
List of winners
|Name of Award||Winners|
|Top Real Estate Firm (National)||Hartamas Real Estate (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd|
|Top Real Estate Firm (Perak)||New Ipoh Properties|
|Top Real Estate Firm (Sarawak)||Kozin Real Estate Sdn Bhd|
|Top Real Estate Firm (Johor)||Agile Properties|
|Top Real Estate Firm (Selangor)||Mapleland Properties|
|Top Residential Real Estate Firm (Medium Size)||Property Hub Sdn Bhd|
|Top Residential Real Estate Firm (Small)||Cornerstone Realty|
|Top Commercial Real Estate Firm||Hartamas Real Estate (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd|
|Top Project Marketing Firm||Hartamas Real Estate (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd|
|MIEA The Edge Property.com – Most Innovative Firm||Cornerstone Realty|
|Specialized Projects – Single largest transaction by value||CBRE I WTW|
|Million Dollar Roof Top||Sr Elvin Fernandez
Khong & Jaafar (Real Estate) Sdn Bhd
|Munirah Bt Mohammad
Homefield Real Estate Sdn Bhd
|Juliana Teh Beng Choo
|Name of Award||Winners|
|Top REN (National)||Carol Yong Ching Mei
|Top REN (Sarawak)||Colin Wong Yek Fong
H. Simon Real Estate
|Top REN (Penang)||Tan Joo Taik
Khoo & Associates Realty
|Rookie REN||Leong Yin Peng
|Top Residential REN||Eva Koi Swee Peng
CBD Properties Sdn Bhd
|Top Commercial REN||Lim Yoong Siang
Hartamas Real Estate (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd
|Lifetime Achievement Award||Lim Eng Chong
Henry Butcher Malaysia Sdn Bhd
|MIEA Property Guru – Top Online REN||Choo Yin See (Caiyi Choo)
D. Henry Valuers Realtors
|MIEA TheEdgeProperty.com – Top Online REN||Joseph Ding
Tech Realtors Properties Sdn Bhd
|MIEA STAR – Top Classified Real Estate Firm||Reapfield Properties Sdn Bhd|
News Source:(Lum Ka Kay)