Thirty individuals and organisations awarded; Hong Kong Jockey Club’s Mr Michael Moir named Lifetime Achiever

HONG KONG, March 13, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — /RICS (Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors) recognized Hong Kong’s outstanding achievements and developments in the real estate industry at its fifth annual awards dinner and Awards presentation ceremony on 11 March 2016 at the Grand Hyatt in Hong Kong. A total of 30 accolades were awarded to property industry individuals and teams. Mr Martin J Bruhl FRICS, RICS President, joined the event and presented the RICS young achiever award.

Mr John C Tsang, GBM, JP, Financial Secretary, Hong Kong SAR Government, was the event’s guest of honour. He delivered a speech recognizing the professionalism of RICS chartered surveyors who contribute significantly to the sustainable and built environment that Hong Kong is privileged to enjoy.

Results of RICS Hong Kong Awards 2016:

1. Construction Team of the Year

Winner: Architectural Services Department, HKSAR Government
Certificate of Excellence: Rider Levett Bucknall Ltd., Hong Kong Housing Society, Chung Wah Nan Architects Ltd., Meinhardt (C&S) Ltd. and J Roger Preston Ltd.

2. Industrial / Logistics / Data Centre Team of the Year

Winner: CBRE Limited

3. Office Team of the Year

Winner: CBRE Limited
Winner: DTZ/Cushman & Wakefield
Certificate of Excellence: JLL

4. Professional Consultancy Services Team of the Year

Winner: Knight Frank
Certificate of Excellence: DTZ/Cushman & Wakefield

5. Property / Facility Management / Team of the Year

Winner: The Great Eagle Properties Management Company, Limited – Langham Place
Certificate of Excellence: Swire Properties Management Ltd
Certificate of Excellence: The Hong Kong Jockey Club

6. Residential Team of the Year

Winner: Knight Frank
Certificate of Excellence: JLL

7. Retail Team of the Year

Winner: Link Asset Management Limited
Certificate of Excellence: CBRE Hong Kong
Certificate of Excellence: Knight Frank

8. Refurbishment / Restoration Team of the Year

Winner: Architectural Services Department, HKSAR Government
Certificate of Excellence: Link Asset Management Limited

9. Sustainability Achievement of the Year

Winner: Gammon Construction Limited
Winner: Wheelock Properties
Certificate of Excellence: Architectural Services Department
Certificate of Excellence: Ove Arup & Partners Hong Kong Ltd

10. Best Deal of the Year

Winner: JLL
Certificate of Excellence: CBRE Limited

11. Young Achiever of the Year

Certificate of Excellence: Colliers International
Certificate of Excellence: Crowe Horwath (HK) Consulting & Valuation Limited

12. Corporate Social Responsibility Project of the Year

Winner: Wheelock Properties Limited
Certificate of Excellence: CBRE Hong Kong
Certificate of Excellence: Link Asset Management Limited

13. Lifetime Achievement Award

Mr Michael John Moir., FRICS

The RICS annual lifetime achievement award was presented to Mr Michael Moir, Director of Property of the Hong Kong Jockey Club (HKJC). His work with HKJC and his career highlights with Swire Properties had the greatest influence on the judges’ decision.

"I am humbled by the recognition from RICS. It is a credit to my colleagues at Swire and the HKJC, who have enabled our success over the years," said Moir. "I am proud of the contributions we have all made to the Hong Kong community together throughout my career."

Moir was influential in the development of Hong Kong’s Taikoo Shing project and in the acquisition, creation and success of Admiralty’s Pacific Place development while with Swire. He has been a pivotal contributor in transforming the HKJC’s physical assets. Moir also led several community projects, such as the revitalisation of Central Police Station compound, one of Hong Kong’s most important heritage projects.

"RICS and its accredited members maintain the highest professional standards for Hong Kong’s property and construction sectors, and these awards are established to encourage our industry’s professionals to strive for the same qualities," said Mr Andrew Lee, Chair of RICS Hong Kong.

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About RICS Hong Kong Awards

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 Hong Kong Awards 2016 is formed by nine outstanding local property key players. Nominated projects have all displayed outstanding performance in professionalism, outcome and achievement, teamwork and innovation.

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 118,000 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.

About RICS Asia

RICS Asia supports a network of over 20,000 individual professionals across the Asia region with an objective to help develop the land, property and construction markets in these countries, by introducing professional standards, best practice education and training. We promote RICS and our members as the natural advisors on all property matters. We also ensure that services and career development opportunities are provided to members.

RICS Asia region serves local member associations located in Brunei, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, The People’s Republic of China, Hong Kong SAR, Taiwan and South Korea. It also has members working across the region such as Bangladesh, Bhutan, Burma/Myanmar, Cambodia, Indonesia, Kiribati, Laos PDR, Macao SAR, Mongolia, Nepal, North Korea, The Maldives, The Philippines, Timor East and Vietnam. For more information, please visit:

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