September 18, 2017 05:57 ET

RICS Awards, Hong Kong 2018 opens for nominations

Industry's premier awards' event recognises excellence and achievement of Hong Kong's property professionals

HONG KONG, CHINA--(Marketwired - Sep 18, 2017) - RICS (Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors) is now accepting nominations for RICS Awards, Hong Kong 2018. Thirteen categories celebrating achievements from different facets of the built industry are open for submission until 1 December 2017. A briefing for participants will be held on 21 September 2017.

For the seventh year running, the RICS Awards, Hong Kong recognises achievements and contributions from professionals in land, property, construction and the built environment. 2018 marks the 150th anniversary for RICS; the RICS Awards will be the organisation's flagship event to help recognise the milestone.

Led by Mr Chris Brooke FRICS, Senior Vice President of RICS, the jury panel features 13 property leaders from the private sector, academia, government, and professionals from across the built environment. "It is important that the jury panel comprises individuals from a diverse background of expertise," said Mr Brooke. "This ensures that all nominations are assessed from a variety of perspectives, and that expert input can be provided as and when necessary."

Mr Clement Lau FRICS, RICS Hong Kong Board Chair, said, "Through the Awards, RICS aligns the Hong Kong built environment industries with the highest global benchmark that it promotes.

"2018 is a major milestone for RICS; celebrating our proud 150 years at the annual awards' showcase will add significant distinction for our winners."

RICS has expanded the range of award categories to represent a wider spectrum of the built environment and recognise changes in the industry. The new categories are Project Construction Team of the Year, Project Management Team of the Year, and Refurbishment / Revitalisation Team of the Year.

RICS Awards, Hong Kong 2018 Award categories:
1. Office Team of the Year
2. Residential Team of the Year
3. Retail Team of the Year
4. Facilities Management Team of the Year
5. Property Management Team of the Year
6. Professional Consultancy Services Team of the Year
7. Project Construction Team of the Year
8. Project Management Team of the Year
9. Refurbishment / Revitalisation Team of the Year
10. Sustainability Achievement of the Year
11. Best Deal of the Year
12. Corporate Social Responsibility Project of the Year
13. Young Surveyor of the Year

RICS Awards Hong Kong 2018 jury panel:
Head juror
Mr Chris Brooke FRICS Senior Vice President, RICS

Mr Guy BRADLEY MRICS Chief Executive, Swire Properties
Prof Kwong Wing CHAU FRICS Head and Chair Professor, Department of Real Estate and Construction, The University of Hong Kong
Mr Alan CHILD FRICS Chairman, Knight Frank
Mr Alan DALGLEISH FRICS Chief Executive, ANREV
Mr Gerry KIPLING Managing Director, Oak Tree Property Services Limited
Dr Charles LAM Managing Director - Real Estate, Baring Private Equity Asia
Ms Doreen LEE Vice Chairman, The Wharf (Holdings) Limited
Mr Philip LO FRICS Chairman, Rider Levett Bucknall Limited
 (China + Hong Kong) 
Mr David TANG MRICS Property Director, MTR Corporation Limited
Mr Tony TSE, BBS Chairman, Property Management Services Authority,
Founder, Hong Kong Seek Road &
 Director, Brand Star Limited
Mr Andrew WEIR Global Chairman of Real Estate and Construction,
Mr YU Tak Cheung, JP Deputy Director of Buildings, Buildings Department, Hong Kong SAR Government

RICS Hong Kong will host a briefing to provide information to participants. The briefing session will share the details of the awards, including nomination procedure, eligibility, judging criteria, and more. The briefing session details are as follows:

Date: Thursday 21 September 2017
Time: 16:00 - 17:30
Venue: Room 3707-09 Hopewell Centre, 183 Queen's Road East, Wanchai, Hong Kong

Details of the RICS Awards, Hong Kong 2018 are available at  

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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 125,000 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.

Contact Information

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    RICS East Asia Public Relations Representatives
    Ms Penn Leung / Ms Peggy Mak
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