Phuket readies itself for another triumphant year at PropertyGuru Thailand Property Awards 2018
Developers from across the island hope to achieve both local and national recognition as the finest in their categories
Key members of the Phuket press gathered last night at the Angsara Laguna Phuket for an exclusive media briefing in advance of the 13th annual PropertyGuru Thailand Property Awards 2018.
Addressing the room was Terry Blackburn, founder of the Asia Property Awards, regional awards judge Robert Krupica of Hughes Krupica law firm and Kamolpat Swaengkit, country manager of DD Property.
“In a fast expanding property market like Phuket, developers and investors understand the benefits of quality endorsement by a prestigious awards programme,” said Terry Blackburn, “The PropertyGuru Thailand Property Awards encourage excellence across all aspects of the real estate industry, which is why the number and quality of entries from Phuket and around the country increases every year,” he added.
Robert Krupica described the Phuket market as “vibrant as ever” and gave some insights into how the market has evolved in his nine-year tenure as a Thailand Property Awards judge. “One of the more interesting developments that I’ve seen in the last few years has been the increase from domestic Thai buyers, showing a strong interest in investing in a second home or rental income property in Phuket. This is something we didn’t see 10 years ago as much,” he said.
The Thailand Property Awards, founded in 2006 has grown exponentially in the last 13 years. The first gala dinner hosted 200 guests, while 2018’s event, which will be held in Bangkok on 31 August, is expected to attract upwards of 600 of Thailand’s leading property developers, VIP’s and leading industry figures.