RICS Awards Hong Kong 2016 Opens for Nominations - Recognising Excellence with Professional Standards

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HONG KONG, Sept. 14, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Organised by RICS (Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors), the RICS Awards Hong Kong 2016 is officially open for nominations until 18:00, Wednesday 9 December 2015. Twelve award categories celebrating achievement in different facets of the built industry will be selected by a jury panel comprised of 11 property leaders from different sectors of the industry.

For the fifth year running, the RICS Awards Hong Kong recognises achievements and contribution of professionals in land, property, construction and the environment in the city. Competition is keen due to the high quality of nominations received; a record high number of nominations were received last year.

Led by the Chairman of the Hong Kong Housing Society Mr Marco WU Moon-hoi, GBS, JP, FRICS, the jury panel comprises property leaders representing across the built environment. "The RICS Awards Hong Kong enhances the public's understanding of the broad spectrum and coverage of the surveying industry. It also recognises the contribution of the profession to Hong Kong." comments Mr Wu.

RICS Hong Kong Board Chairman Andrew Lee FRICS said, "RICS promotes best practices of the land, construction and property industry. Participating in RICS Awards Hong Kong allows companies to showcase their achievements and successes against international settings. We're delighted to see the number and quality of entries rise every year."

Details of the awards are available on the website:

RICS Awards, Hong Kong 2016 Award categories:

  1. Construction Project Team of the Year
  2. Industrial/ Logistics/ Data Centre Team of the Year
  3. Office Team of the Year
  4. Professional Consultancy Services Team of the Year
  5. Property/Facility Management Team of the Year
  6. Retail Team of the Year
  7. Residential Team of the Year
  8. Refurbishment/Restoration Team of the Year
  9. Sustainability Achievement of the Year
  10. Best Deal of the Year
  11. Young Achiever of the Year (under 35 years old)
  12. Corporate Social Responsibility Project of the Year

RICS Awards Hong Kong 2016 jury panel:

Head juror

Marco WU Moon-hoi FRICS, GBS, JP

Chairman, Hong Kong Housing Society



Chief Executive, Swire Properties


Senior Vice President, Corporate Services (Global Property & Facility Management), Li & Fung (Trading) Limited

Stewart LEUNG

Chairman, Wheelock Properties (Hong Kong)

LING Kar-kan JP

Director of Planning, The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region


Chairman, Rider Levett Bucknall Limited


Acting Executive Director, Third Runway, Airport Authority Hong Kong


Senior Managing Director, Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan, CBRE


Property Director, MTR Corporation Limited

Prof Chris WEBSTER

Dean and Chair Professor, Faculty of Architecture, The University of Hong Kong

Andrew WEIR

Regional Senior Partner, Hong Kong & Global Chair, Real Estate and Construction, KPMG China

To download high resolution photos of RICS Awards Hong Kong 2015 winners, please visit

RICS Hong Kong will hold an Award Briefing Session to provide more information to participants. The briefing session will share the details of the awards, including event procedure, eligibility, judging criteria, etc. For more details, please refer to the below.

Date: Tuesday 29 September 2015
Time: 16:00 -- 19:00
Venue: Room 3707-09 Hopewell Centre, 183 Queen's Road East, Wanchai, Hong Kong

About RICS Awards Hong Kong

First founded in 2012, RICS Awards Hong Kong is organised by RICS (Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors), the world's leading professional body for qualifications and standards in land, property and construction. The annual awards aim to acknowledge the contributions and outstanding performances delivered in the industry.

About RICS

Confidence through Professional Standards

RICS promotes and enforces the highest professional qualifications and standards in the development and management of land, real estate, construction and infrastructure. Our name promises the consistent delivery of standards -- bringing confidence to the markets we serve.

We accredit 118,000 professionals and any individual or firm registered with RICS is subject to our quality assurance. Their expertise covers property, asset valuation, real estate management; the development of infrastructure; and the management of natural resources, such as mining, farms and woodland. From environmental assessments and building controls to negotiating land rights in an emerging economy; if our members are involved the same professional standards and ethics apply.

We believe that standards underpin effective markets. With up to seventy per cent of the world's wealth bound up in land and real estate, our sector is vital to economic development, helping to support stable, sustainable investment and growth around the globe.

With offices covering the major political and financial centres of the world, our market presence means we are ideally placed to influence policy and embed professional standards. We work at a cross-governmental level, delivering international standards that will support a safe and vibrant marketplace in land, real estate, construction and infrastructure, for the benefit of all.

We are proud of our reputation and work hard to protect it, so clients who work with an RICS professional can have confidence in the quality and ethics of the services they receive.

About RICS Asia

RICS Asia supports a network of over 20,000 individual professionals across the Asia region with an objective to help develop the land, property and construction markets in these countries, by introducing professional standards, best practice education and training. We promote RICS and our members as the natural advisors on all property matters. We also ensure that services and career development opportunities are provided to members.

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

Source: RICS
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