The Hall of Fame of the Hard Rock Hotel Pattaya was the venue for the launch of the Thailand Property Awards 2012 on Friday the 10th of February.
This is the first time they have had a launch party for the awards, the purpose of which was to inform the attendees about the processes and timeline for this year’s event, it was also an opportunity for a Q&A session whereby people enquired about certain processes.
Clayton Wade of Premier Homes Real Estate (left) and Terry Blackburn, the CEO of Ensign Media (right), launch the Thailand Property Awards 2012 at the Hard Rock Hotel Pattaya, Friday, Feb. 10.
Terry Blackburn the CEO of Ensign Media along with Clayton Wade, who is one of the judges handled the questions very well and were open to suggestions as to how to make the processes more transparent.
In an interview with PMTV Terry explained that they were running these launches in Hua Hin, Samui, Phuket and Bangkok as they wanted to connect with all the separate regions to get all the players in real estate fully engaged with what they are doing and to get as many nominations as possible and to get feedback, which he sees as crucial.
Ensign Media ladies Chanida, Jutatip, Katsanee, Piyanun, Apaporn and Anchulee attend the Awards launch party at the Hard Rock’s Hall of Fame.
He stated that this year there will be a new category for local agents who will receive office visits, the website is open for nominations from the 1st of March and as ever anyone can vote but of course not for their own project.
He hopes that these series of launches will get more and more developers entering for this year’s awards and in the end they want to award the best to the best, but that can only happen once people have entered.
He went on to say that they were keen to underline the creditability of process and looked forward to this year’s event which will be held on Saturday the 13th of October at the Dusit Thani hotel in Bangkok.
Clayton Wade outlined that the judging panel had been working with Ensign Media since the awards inception, who in turn hire the services of BDO advisory who are a worldwide international accounting firm, who oversee the processes and even occasionally send out their people to do the site visits.
The feedback from those in attendance at the Hard Rock was mostly positive however it was voiced that many of the big developers in Pattaya, were noticeable by their absence and that perhaps the board of the Thailand Property Awards had something of a ‘repair’ job to do, to ensure that the big players would want to enter for this year.
Alex and Rena (left & center) from Russian Real Estate & Investment magazine pose for a photo with Elena Kolesova, Executive Sales Manager of Tropical Dream Pattaya.
Clayton Wade (right) is joined by Anthony Thomas of Bravothai Lifestyle Co., Marcus of MD Furniture, Torrence Collias and Deano Coppinger of The Vineyard, and Mr. Cuipsuop, at the Thailand Property Awards 2012 launch party.