Thailand Property Awards 2012 – who judges it?


With the Thailand Property Awards 2012 almost upon us, there has already been a great deal of interest and a good number of questions about this year’s event and who is responsible for judging such an affair.

First and foremost, the entire Thailand Property Awards event is a product of the Ensign Media group, a company established in Thailand in 2001.  Ensign Media’s list of products and market leading magazines includes the Thailand Property Awards and most recently, the East Asia Property Awards.  A young, innovative company, Ensign Media is headed by its very successful managing director, Terry Blackburn.

Clayton Wade.Clayton Wade.

Each year, since 2008, the Thailand Property Awards entire process of nominations, short listed finalists and the final winners judging process has been overseen to ensure all is transparent and fair by BDO Advisory Limited represented by Paul Ashburn.

With the prestige and credibility offered by BDO Advisory Limited’s involvement with the Thailand Property Awards, it also enhances the integrity of the judging process and contributes to making the Thailand Property Awards a truly worthy and sought after prize.

As for the judging procedure itself, there are two different judging procedures, one for the ‘Non-Development Awards’ and one for the ‘Development Awards’.

The ‘Non-Development Awards’ for this year are: Best Developer, Best Boutique Developer, Best Residential Agent (Bangkok), Best Residential Agent (Phuket), Best Residential Agent (Eastern Seaboard), Best Residential Agent (Hua Hin), Best Residential Agent (Samui), Best Independent Agent, Best Commercial Agent, Best Property Management Company, Best Property Consultancy, Best Overseas Property Agent, Best Agency Deal, Best Residential Architectural Design, Best Commercial Architectural Design, Best Land Architectural Design, Best Hotel Architectural Design, Best Residential Interior Architectural Design, Green Development Award, and Best Shared Ownership Development … and finally, the Thailand Property Awards 2012 Real Estate Personality of the Year!

These ‘Non-Development Awards’ are judged by the official national panel of judges, who have been handpicked from the real estate and related industries and all meetings of the panel of judges will be in the presence of a representative at BDO Advisory Limited.

The Thailand Property Awards head panel judges will then review entries and submit a short-list of up to five finalists per award category, to Paul Ashburn of BDO Advisory Limited.

Pongstorn SangruchiPongstorn Sangruchi

As a result of further discussion and presentations, the national judging panel will then decide the winner from the short-listed finalists.

All Thailand Property Awards judges are selected to ensure there is never any conflict of interest and the national judging panel members are publicly announced online at the Thailand Property Awards website at: www.thailand

As for the Development Awards for each region i.e. Best Condominium Development, Best Boutique Condominium Development, Best Villa Development, and Best Commercial Development, the next step in the process is to have the appointed regional judging teams undertake site inspections at each of the condominium and villa developments.

Joining head national panel judge Clayton Wade this year on the Thailand Property Awards 2012 Eastern Seaboard judging team are Pongstorn Sangruchi, Somnuek Tanthathoedtham, Sunantapat Chalermpanth and Teresa Biesty.

All of those winners of the categories mentioned above will be publicly announced at the Gala Dinner and awards ceremony recognized as the “Oscars” of Thailand’s property and real estate industry on Saturday the 13th of October 2012 at the Napalai Hall, Dusit Thani Hotel Bangkok, which will, once again showcase the very best that Thailand’s property and real estate industry has to offer.

Somnuek Tanthathoedtham.Somnuek Tanthathoedtham.

Sunantapat Chalermpanth.Sunantapat Chalermpanth.

Teresa Biesty.Teresa Biesty