Gordon Wu receives RICS Lifetime Achiever accolade from leading land, property and construction honours
HONG KONG - Media
OutReach - 17 March 2019 - Homegrown real estate giants Swire and
Wheelock are among the biggest winners at this year's RICS Awards, Hong Kong
2019 -- a prestigious annual event celebrating outstanding contributions to Hong
Kong's built environment, which took place at the Grand Hyatt Hong Kong on
Friday 15 March 2019.
Hopewell Holdings Chair Sir Gordon Wu claimed the greatest individual
honour, crowned with the respected RICS Lifetime Achiever award in recognition
of his five-decade career developing pivotal property, infrastructure and
business projects across Hong Kong, China and Asia.
Gordon was among the first Hong Kong entrepreneurs to invest in mainland China
during the economic reforms of the 1980s. He has played a pioneering role in developing
pivotal transport links across the Pearl River Delta, and Sir Gordon has been
visionary in driving the construction of recently realised Hong
Kong--Zhuhai--Macau Bridge which is an integral part of the Greater Bay Area
total of 12 team awards (as well as two individual awards) were given out recognising
noteworthy developments and professional achievements in Hong Kong's land,
property and construction industries -- with two homegrown firms coming up
trumps with multiple awards. Hong Kong-based Wheelock Properties scored
a double, winning both Residential Team of the Year and Corporate Social
Responsibility Project of the Year.
Hong Kong-born multinational brand Swire Properties scored a
hat-trick, winning three different categories: Swire Properties Limited was
victorious in both Construction Project Construction Team of the Year and
Sustainability Achievement of the Year, while Office Team of the Year was
claimed by Swire Properties Management Limited.
FRICS, Head Juror, said: "With such high standards across the
industry in Hong Kong, the competition this year was incredibly fierce -- and
our job as jurors was incredibly difficult. We are proud to recognise some
truly outstanding progress."
2019 RICS Awards, Hong Kong introduced two brand new awards, Construction
Project Management Team of the Year and Research Team of the Year, recognising new
skills, specialities and areas of expertise within the ever-evolving build environment
Chiu, Chief Operating Officer, Greater China of RICS, added: "The RICS
Awards Hong Kong is the highest honour bestowed by a global professional body
in the built environment.
year's awards serve as a fitting celebration of the depth and breadth of talent
working today to craft the iconic skyline of Asia's World City."
Results of RICS Awards Hong Kong 2019:
- Office Team of the Year
- Residential Team of the Year
Winner: Wheelock Properties Limited
Excellence: Savills (Hong Kong) Limited
- Retail Team of the Year
Winner: Knight Frank
Excellence: Cushman & Wakefield,
Champion REIT-- Langham Place Mall,
Wheelock Properties Limited and Cushman & Wakefield
- Facilities Management Team of the Year
Winner: JLL - Hang Seng Bank
Excellence: Architectural Services
Department, HKSAR Government - Installation of Leakage Detection System in North
District Government Offices, CBRE, Guardian Property Management Limited -- Facilities
Management One-Stop Service
- Property Management Team of the Year
Winner: Savills Services Group -- People's Place
Excellence: Harriman Property Management
- Professional Consultancy Services Team of the
& Wakefield, Knight Frank
- Construction Project Management Team of the Year
Winner: Swire Properties - One Taikoo Place
Services Department, HKSAR Government -
Hong Kong Children's Hospital, Architectural Services Department, HKSARG -
Fitting-out of the Smart Identity Card Replacement Centres, Gammon Engineering
& Construction Company Limited with Wheelock Properties Limited
- Refurbishment / Revitalisation Team of the Year
Winner: Nan Fung Development Limited - The Mills
Excellence: New World Development Company
Limited, Wharf Real Estate Investment Company Limited and Harbour City Estates
- Research Team of the Year
Excellence: Our Hong Kong Foundation,
Wheelock Properties Limited
- Sustainability Achievement of the Year
Winner: Swire Properties - One Taikoo Place
- Best Deal of the Year
Winner: Cushman & Wakefield and Link
Excellence: Colliers International Pacific Limited, Savills (Hong Kong)
Social Responsibility Project of the Year
- Young Surveyor of the Year
Winner: Mr Alvin
Excellence: Mr Raphael
Hui MRICS, Mr Kwok Pui Sum MRICS
- Lifetime Achiever: Sir Gordon Wu
About RICS Awards Hong Kong
The RICS Awards Hong Kong showcases outstanding
achievements and developments in Hong Kong's land, property and construction
industries and across the built environment. The awards are open to everyone
working within the property profession. The jury panel of the RICS Awards 2019
Hong Kong is formed by twelfth outstanding local property key players.
Nominated projects have all displayed outstanding performance in
professionalism, outcome and achievement, teamwork and innovation.
Confidence through Professional Standards
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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
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We believe that standards underpin effective markets. With up to seventy
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