RICS announces award finalists for Hong Kong property industry’s highest honours

HONG KONG, CHINA – Media OutReach – 17 January 2018 – RICS (Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors) announces the finalists for the Hong Kong property industry’s highest honours, the RICS Awards 2018 Hong Kong.


The RICS Awards jury has shortlisted 35 nominations in 13 categories after receiving 60 nominations from a diverse range of sectors within the built industry. Winners will be announced on 23 March 2018 at the RICS Annual Dinner and Awards Hong Kong Presentation Ceremony at the Grand Hyatt Hong Kong.


For seven consecutive years, the RICS Awards Hong Kong has recognised outstanding achievements of Hong Kong’s built environment professionals. The awards’ showcase inspires and encourages progress in the local property and construction industries through the promotion of best practices and globally recognised professional standards.


“Our jury panel was tasked with selecting the most eligible recipients from an incredibly competitive field of leading projects, teams and nominations,” said RICS Hong Kong Board Chair Mr Clement LAU FRICS. “RICS received an overwhelming response; the outstanding submissions continue to illustrate the excellence of Hong Kong’s world class built environment.”


Judged by a Jury Panel of 13 senior real estate industry leaders, the awards were evaluated upon the basis of professionalism, achievement, innovation and teamwork. “The awards were highly contested and the margin separating winning nominations was very narrow,” said Jury Panel Chair Mr Chris BROOKE FRICS. “We were delighted to see such enthusiasm and commitment throughout all categories of the awards.”


For information about the RICS Annual Dinner and Awards Hong Kong Presentation Ceremony 2018, please visit: rics.org/hkdinner.


RICS Awards 2018 Hong Kong Finalists (in alphabetical order)

1.           Office Team of the Year:

CBRE; Cushman & Wakefield — WeWork; JLL


2.           Residential Team of the Year:

Knight Frank; Savills Hong Kong;

Wheelock Properties (Hong Kong) Limited – Peninsula East


3.           Retail Team of the Year:

Cushman & Wakefield – Tin Hau Food Square; JLL;

New World Development Company Limited


4.           Facilities Management Team of the Year:



5.           Property Management Team of the Year:

JLL; MTR Corporation Limited – Premier Plus;

Savills Property Management Limited


6.           Professional Consultancy Services Team of the Year:

CBRE; Knight Frank – CLP’s Argyle Street Redevelopment Project;

Knight Frank West Kowloon Cultural District


7.           Project Construction Team of the Year:

Chun Wo Construction & Engineering Co., Ltd.;

Gammon Construction Limited


8.           Project Management Team of the Year:

Architectural Services Department – Construction of Arts and Cultural Facilities Under Kwun Tong Bypass (Site B & C); CBRE – Nord Anglia; JLL


9.           Refurbishment / Revitalisation Team of the Year:

Architectural Services Department – Junior Police Call Permanent Activity Centre and Integrated Youth Training Camp;

Link Asset Management Limited;

Wharf Real Estate Investment Company Limited


10.       Sustainability Achievement of the Year:

Henderson Real Estate Agency Limited;

Kai Shing Management Services Limited – International Commerce Centre; Manulife & Citi


11.       Best Deal of the Year:

Colliers International; Savills Hong Kong;

Wheelock Properties, Cushman & Wakefield – 8 Bay East


12.       Corporate Social Responsibility Project of the Year:

Wheelock Properties (Hong Kong) Limited


13.       Young Surveyor of the Year:

Eric Cheng — JLL;

Cyrus Fong — Knight Frank;

Ryan Wong — CBRE


Jury panel (in alphabetical order)


Head juror

Mr Chris BROOKE FRICS                              President-elect, RICS &

                                                                        Managing Director, Brooke Husband




Chief Executive, Swire Properties

Prof Kwong Wing CHAU FRICS

Head and Chair Professor, Department of Real Estate and Construction & Director, Ronald Coase Centre for Property Rights Research, The University of Hong Kong


Chairman, Knight Frank


Chief Executive, ANREV


Managing Director, Oak Tree Property Services Limited

Dr Charles LAM MRICS

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)


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, KPMG

Mr YU Tak Cheung, JP

Deputy Director of Buildings, Buildings Department, Hong Kong SAR Government

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.


Media enquiry, please contact:

RICS East Asia Public Relations Representatives

Ms Peggy Mak / Ms Penn Leung

T: +852 3159 2982 / +852 3159 2986

E: peggy.mak@creativegp.com / penn.leung@creativegp.com