One hundred outstanding real estate professionals and firms were celebrated at the highly anticipated sixth edition of the StarProperty Awards Realtor Edition (SREA). Hosted by StarProperty Sdn Bhd, a subsidiary of Star Media Group Bhd, the awards ceremony took place at the prestigious M Resort & Hotel in Kuala Lumpur.
This year’s SREA featured 27 categories, including three new additions, and 33 sub-categories. The aim was to acknowledge the remarkable achievements of 11 real estate agencies in Malaysia. The new categories introduced were the Chief Executive of the Year Award, the StarProperty Millionaire Masters Award, and the Real Estate Negotiator of the Year Award.
During the event, Alex Yeow, the CEO of Star Media Group Bhd, delivered a speech recognizing the pivotal role played by property agencies and negotiators in the real estate industry. He commended them as “unsung heroes” who connect developers, owners, and buyers, ensuring successful transactions and the fulfillment of all parties’ interests. Yeow emphasized their contribution in empowering homeowners and investors by providing vital information about marketing dynamics, relevant laws and regulations, and even identifying lucrative investment opportunities.
With Malaysia’s property sector experiencing growth, Yeow highlighted the importance of real estate professionals in further boosting the industry. He emphasized their dedication to professional development and educational initiatives, enabling them to provide high-quality services while upholding ethical standards.
The 2023 edition of SREA witnessed an increase in the number of entries and the overall quality of submissions, indicating the strength and resilience of the real estate industry in Malaysia. Yeow expressed gratitude to the esteemed panel of judges for their commitment and support in evaluating the submissions.
This prestigious event was attended by prominent figures such as SMG independent non-executive director Chan Seng Fatt, chief business officer Lydia Wang, and chief content officer Esther Ng.
The night concluded with the presentation of awards to the winners across various categories. Notably, Rahim and Co. International Sdn Bhd’s CEO Siva Shanker received the Chief Executive of the Year Award, an invitation-only and exclusive category. The StarProperty Millionaire Masters Award was presented to Jibril Chong Kim Hui, Hugo Chan Wei Qiang, Felicia Lee Choy Fun, Kimberly Yang, and Desmond Gan Pui Chow. John Teh Yew Seng from IQI Realty received the Real Estate Negotiator of the Year Award (Residential) Excellence Trophy.
The success of the event was exemplified by the numerous trophies awarded to agencies like IQI Realty, Tech Group of Companies, Knight World Realty, and many others. These accolades showcased the industry’s commitment to excellence and client satisfaction.
Q: What categories were included in the StarProperty Awards Realtor Edition?
A: The awards featured 27 categories and 33 sub-categories, including three new additions.
Q: Who was recognized with the Chief Executive of the Year Award?
A: Siva Shanker, CEO of Rahim and Co. International Sdn Bhd, received the Chief Executive of the Year Award.
Q: Which agency received the most trophies?
A: IQI Realty was awarded 30 trophies, making them the agency with the highest number of accolades.
Q: What was the theme of the event?
A: The event had a Shanghai Nights theme, with guests dressing up and enjoying live performances and dances.