2012 RICS Hong Kong Property Awards Call for Entries


HONG KONG, Nov. 29, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- This year, RICS (the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors) Hong Kong organises the RICS Hong Kong Property Awards for the first time in order to recognise contributions of outstanding industry players by presenting an array of awards.

RICS Hong Kong Property Awards include a total of 12 award categories. Among them, ten awards will be given to teams under the following categories:

  1. Office Agency Team of the Year;
  2. Retail Agency Team of the Year;
  3. Industrial Agency Team of the Year
  4. Residential Agency Team of the Year;
  5. Investment Agency Team of the Year;
  6. Best Project Team of the Year;
  7. Project Management Team of the Year;
  8. Property Management Team of the Year;
  9. Sustainability Initiative of the Year and
  10. Best Deal of the Year

And two award categories will honour individual contributions, they are:

  1. Young Achiever of the Year (under 35 years old); and
  2. Property Personality of the Year (The winner will be selected by the Jury Panel and will be invited to receive the award.).

Nominees of the Team Awards should demonstrate their achievements in the areas of innovation, professionalism and customer service, contribution to community, talent development, professional ethics and standards. As for Young Achiever of the Year, nominations should be made by third parties, recognizing the individuals' outstanding performance and contribution to the industry. Regarding Team Awards and Individual Awards, nomination should be in form of written essay of no more than 500 words to describe outstanding achievements of the teams and individuals from 1 January 2011 to 31 December 2011, as well as other documents or multimedia documents as supporting evidence. Property Personality of the Year will be selected and decided by a jury panel consisting of 12 professionals in the industry.

Nomination of the RICS Hong Kong Awards 2012 starts from 1 December 2011 and closes on 10 January 2012. Results will be announced on 9 March 2012 at RICS Hong Kong Annual Dinner to be held at JW Marriott Hotel Hong Kong.

Mr David Faulkner, Chairman of the Organising Committee of RICS Hong Kong Awards 2012, said, "The objective of the RICS HK Awards is to recognise the people who work in the property profession rather than specific projects. The awards are primarily for teamwork, but there are also two key individual awards, and we expect a wide spectrum of people within the property business to qualify. The awards cover agency, property management, project management and development, and we anticipate a high level of interest from members and non-members alike, and from both large and small firms."

Apart from the RICS Hong Kong Property Awards, the annual RICS Awards is now open for nominations for the property projects worldwide. RICS Awards are widely recognized as the Academy Awards of the built and natural environment. This year, more than 350 building projects entered the RICS Awards. In 2011, Project of the Year was awarded to the Town Hall Hotel & Apartments, Bethnal Green. Other categories of the RICS Awards are: Building Conservation, Community Benefit, Regeneration and Sustainability.

RICS Awards bring together premier property projects around the globe. Winners are all world renowned projects, including St Paul's Cathedral and St Pancras International Railway Station in London, Spinnaker Tower project in Portsmouth, the Eden Project in Cornwall and the site of the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney. The RICS 2012 Awards are now open and are free to enter. Closing date: Friday 20 January 2012.

For details of the RICS Hong Kong Awards, please visit

About RICS & RICS Asia

RICS is the world's leading qualification when it comes to professional standards in land, property and construction. In a world where more and more people, governments, banks and commercial organisations demand greater certainty of professional standards and ethics, attaining RICS status is the recognised mark of property professionalism.

Over 100 000 property professionals working in the major established and emerging economies of the world have already recognised the importance of securing RICS status by becoming members.

RICS is an independent professional body that since 1868 has been committed to setting and upholding the highest standards of excellence and integrity -- providing impartial, authoritative advice on key issues affecting businesses and society. RICS is a regulator of both its individual members and firms enabling it to maintain the highest standards and providing the basis for unparalleled client confidence in the sector.

The RICS Asia supports a network of over 11 000 individual professionals across the Asia Pacific region with an objective to help develop the property and construction markets in these countries, by introducing professional standards, best practice and international experience. It promotes RICS and its members as the natural advisors on all property matters. It also ensures that services and career development opportunities are provided to members.

The RICS Asia region covers national associations and local groups locating in Brunei, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, The People's Republic of China and the SAR Hong Kong. It also has members working across the region such as Bangladesh, Bhutan, Burma/Myanmar, Cambodia, Indonesia, Japan, Kiribati, Laos PDR, Macao, Mongolia, Nepal, North Korea, South Korea, Taiwan, The Maldives, The Philippines, Timor East and Vietnam. For more information, please visit:

Media enquiry, please contact:

RICS Asia Public Relations Representative
Mr. Andy Hung
Tel: +852-2372-0090
Fax: +852-2372-0490

Source: Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors