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Awards 2019 Hong Kong

RICS Awards Hong Kong 2019

The RICS Awards Hong Kong showcase the most inspirational initiatives and developments in land, real estate, construction and infrastructure. They celebrate the achievements and successes of RICS professionals and their impact on local communities.

About the RICS Awards

Across 14 individual categories, the RICS Awards are regarded as the premier property and construction awards in the country, celebrating the most innovative projects in the region and their impact on local communities.

In 2019, we are excited to announce two new award categories: Research Team of the Year, and Construction Project Management Team of the Year.

How to submit

You will find the nomination at the bottom of this page. All your submission materials must be with us by 10 December 2019 at 18:00 (Hong Kong time). Please note that your nomination will only be accepted once your payment has been processed.

Announcement of results

Winners will be announced during the RICS Annual Dinner and RICS Awards Hong Kong Presentation Ceremony, which will take place on Friday 15 March 2019 at the Grand Hyatt Hong Kong.

Judging criteria: Teamwork

These four criteria apply to all team categories. There are additional criteria for specific categories, please see the award categories below for further information.

  • Effective coordination of skillsets among team members and with stakeholders.
  • Demonstration of how to minimise abortive works.

Innovation & technology

Criteria weighting: Professionalism (30%), Outcome & achievement (30%), Innovation & technology (20%), Teamwork (20%).

  • Was an innovative approach used to deliver the outcome?
  • Was any innovative outcome generated?
  • How was technology applied to deliver the outcome?
  • Any innovative technology applied to enhance site safety (if applicable)?
  • Any smart information technology applied for document control and communication to enhance productivity?

Professionalism

  • Use of surveying knowledge and/or professional expertise in areas such as technical, financial, legal, environmental, building regulation, sustainability and restoration where applicable, to achieve outcomes.
  • Demonstration of how international standards have been adopted will be an advantage.
  • Demonstration of using the most appropriate procurement method for engaging contractors and suppliers (if applicable).
  • Demonstration of the ability to resolve disputes.

Outcome & achievement

  • Measurable success of nominated initiative(s) / project(s) / team(s) against a predefined target.
  • Challenges overcome in the process relative to complexity. What were the difficulties or unique challenges? How were these challenges overcome?
  • Resources optimisation. How were resources effectively pulled and utilised to overcome the identified challenges and difficulties against a predefined target.
  • Cost effectiveness. How was cost managed effectively against a predefined target?
  • Client satisfaction.
  • Timely completion. Demonstration of how the project is managed effectively with respect to time?
  • How to minimise disruption to the neighbours?
  • Submission of letter of commendation will have bonus marks.

Award categories

  • Major functions of the nominated team must be selling, leasing, managing and/or acquiring office properties.

  • Major functions of the nominated team must be in marketing, managing and/or acquiring residential properties and/or serviced apartments.

  • Major functions of the nominated team must be selling, leasing, managing and/or acquiring retail properties. (Food and Beverage properties are also welcome to participate in this category.)

    • Nominated team may be a service provider or the in-house team of a facility owner.
    • Nomination must cover one project or initiative which must cover the occupier’s interest of the property.
    • Emphasis may be placed on how the property has been managed with measurable outcome and achievement as described by the judging criteria.
    • Nominated team may be a service provider or the in-house team of a property owner.
    • Nomination must cover one project or initiative which demonstrates the property manager’s role in managing common area and facilities, or it must be a service package applicable to a property or a portfolio of properties.
    • Emphasis may be placed on how the property or the portfolio of properties has been managed with measurable outcome and achievement as per the judging criteria.
  • Nominated team should be a company’s surveying consultancy team, which is providing quality surveying, building surveying, property or business valuation, etc.

    Category-specific judging criteria

    • Innovation & technology: Demonstration of using innovative techniques / methods / contract arrangements to avoid and/or resolve disputes.
    • Outcome & achievement: Demonstration of client satisfaction as to quality, time and money.
  • Nominated team may be an in-house team or the service provider or contractors of a project.

    Nomination must cover a Construction Project that satisfied the completion date requirement in the “Award Entry Rules”.

    Major functions of the nominated team should be in quality control, time management and budget control, etc.

    Category-specific judging criteria

    • Teamwork: Demonstration of collaboration with various stakeholders in the construction project to avoid and resolve disputes.
    • Innovation & technology: Demonstration of development and use of innovative materials. Use of innovative construction techniques and methods to increase productivity. Also, the use of smart information technology for project management and contract administration.
    • Outcome & achievement: Demonstration of client satisfaction as to quality, time and cost. Demonstration of how to minimise wastage and abortive works. Demonstration of fairness and sensibility in the administration of contracts as between various stakeholders. Demonstration of implementation and achievement of site safety and environmental management plan.
  • Nominated team may be an in-house team of a property owner or a service provider.

    Nomination must cover one project or initiative which demonstrates the refurbishment or revitalisation of a building asset.

    Nomination should highlight professionalism, value and improvement, such as any major breakthrough in respective field.

    Category-specific judging criteria

    • Professionalism - Demonstration of using professional expertise relevant to enhance the property into better standards / design / facilities. Adoption of sustainable development principles, e.g. energy saving, green design, air and water quality to enhance community.

    Outcome and achievement - Additions and alterations of the building to provide better appearance, circulation, space planning and attraction of users. Revitalisation of the building with new usage to meet the market demand and, as a result, lead to an increase in property / rental value. Demonstration of how to deliver a cost effective option for the alterations by using life cycle costing. Consideration of design for safety and ease of maintenance.

  • Nominated team must focus on tech research which can benefit the building/ surveying industry as a whole.

    Nominated team must operate or station in Hong Kong.

    Research projects used to demonstrate the strengths of the nominated team must be launched within 1 December 2017 to 30 November 2018 (both dates inclusive).

    Category-specific judging criteria

    • Professionalism: Analytical database and methods: quantitiy and quality of the data, scientific analytical methods and objectivity of methods. Representaion and profession of the content: insight of the research findings, format of the report.
    • Outcome & achievement: Success of research paper against pre-determined criteria, such as report influence, spread channel/platform. What was the expectation for the paper? How was the paper successful and how was this measured?
  • Nomination should outline sustainability goals achieved and challenges overcome.

    The campaign and achievement must be from a project which satisfies the completion date requirement in the “Award Entry Rules”.

    The nominated project with BEAM Plus or equivalent certification will be an advantage.

    Category-specific judging criteria

    • Outcome & achievement: Quantitative analysis on sustainability achievements. Social Impact: How did the nominated team promote and educate stakeholders about sustainability in the community?
  • Nominated transaction must from a project which satisfies the completion date requirement in the “Award Entry Rules”.

    Nominated transaction can be related to leasing, buying or selling.

    Category-specific judging criteria

    • Outcome & achievement: Challenges to be measured according to time, price, complexity, market reputation, pioneering methods and innovation. The measurements shall not be limited to sales volume.
  • Nominated project and major/key team member must operate or be located in Hong Kong.

    Nominated project must show a well-rounded application of corporate social responsibility values and ideas.
    All professionals and companies are invited to participate in the awards, including but not limited to: consultancy firms, real estate agencies, developers and asset management firms etc.

    Category-specific judging criteria

    • Professionalism: The use of professional expertise relevant to the discipline to ensure meeting a global standard in corporate social responsibility. Adoption of sustainable development principles.
    • Outcome & achievement Project shows best practices in planning and construction. Long-term effects on both the community and environment.
    • Teamwork: Effective coordination of skillsets among members of the team, and with cooperating parties.
      Innovation and technology - Were there any new and innovative technological approaches adopted to achieve CSR goals?
  • Nominee must be 35 years old or younger as of 30 November 2018.

    Nominee must be a member of RICS (except student member).

    Category-specific judging criteria

    Professionalism (25%), Outcome & achievement (25%), Innovation & technology (20%), Teamwork (15%), Presentation (15%).

    Professionalism

    • Demonstration of surveying knowledge and/or well-rounded professional expertise in areas such as technical, financial, legal, environmental, building regulation and sustainable development principles to achieve outcomes.
    • Considered a role model and exhibits high potential as future leader.

    Outcome & achievement

    • Recognised outstanding performance and achievement in the workplace.
    • Recognised contribution to the profession and community.
    • Demonstration of work-life balance.
    • Demonstrates personal commitment to continuously improve him/herself.

    Teamwork

    • Effective coordination of skillsets related to all kinds of people – both internal external and at all levels.
    • Competence in leadership with ability to motivate all team members and is someone people like to work for and with.

    Innovation & technology

    • Demonstrated use of new and innovative technological approaches with work projects.

    Presentation

    • Finalists are required to attend a juror meeting where they will need to discuss their submission and join a Q&A session
  • This optional award will be selected by the jupy Panel if deemed appropriate.

Head judge & jurors

  • Mr Chris Brooke FRICS, President-Elect, RICS & Managing Director, Brooke Husband

    Mr Brooke is a chartered surveyor with 28 years' experience in various fields of the property industry. He graduated from Cambridge University in 1989, after which he began his career in the United Kingdom, prior to relocating to Hong Kong in 1992.

    Between 1992 and 2002 Mr Brooke was based in Hong Kong and focused upon providing consultancy advice in relation to real estate markets and development projects in Hong Kong, China and the Asia Pacific region. During this period, he was responsible for the provision of advice regarding property development, investment, and financial viability issues to a wide range of corporations, landowners and developers, as well as providing strategic advice and consultancy services to occupiers, retailers and investors.

    In 2002, Mr Brooke relocated to Beijing, where he was based until the end of 2013. During this period, Mr Brooke held a number of senior management positions at CBRE, both in China and Asia. At the beginning of 2014, Mr Brooke returned to Hong Kong to take up the role of Executive Managing Director, Consulting, Asia Pacific at CBRE. This role involved the strategic oversight of all consulting and advisory work undertaken by CBRE throughout the Asia Pacific region.

    Mr Brooke was also a long standing member of the Asia Pacific Strategic Group within CBRE, the body responsible for the formulation and implementation of business strategy throughout Asia Pacific.

    Mr Brooke left CBRE at the end of 2015 with a view to pursuing alternative career interests. In October 2016, he established Brooke Husband Limited, a real estate consulting practice based in Hong Kong which is focused upon the provision of strategic advice, development consultancy and investment advisory services to real estate owners, developers and investors throughout the Asia Pacific region.

    Mr Brooke is Fellow of the RICS and a Member of the Hong Kong Institute of Surveyors. He is global senior vice president and a member of the RICS Governing Council, as well as the current Chairman of the RICS Asia Pacific World Regional Board. In addition, he is also a member of the Urban Land Institute.

    Mr Brooke is also a Director of the Hong Kong Rugby Union (HKRU), with responsibility for oversight of the facilities strategy being pursued by the HKRU.

  • Mr Stewart C K Lwung, Vice-Chairman, Wheelock and Company Limited

    Bio coming soon.

    Mr Alan Dalgleish FRICS, Chief Executive, ANREV

    Alan Dalgleish is responsible for leading ANREV's Executive Office team and for working with ANREV's Management and Executive Boards to implement the Association's strategic growth plans.

    Alan has an extensive real estate background, principally in research, consulting and capital markets, having spent over 25 years working in real estate markets throughout Asia.

    Previously, Alan was based in Singapore where he was responsible for the Consulting and Real Estate Finance business lines in Asia of CBRE. Prior to this he was Country Manager for Colliers International in the Philippines. He has worked for in Hong Kong, for leading investor and developer Hongkong Land, a member of the Jardine Group of companies, as well as for investment bank Société Générale and early in his career in a research role for First Pacific Davies.

    Alan was educated in Scotland where he attended Edinburgh University. He is a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.

    Mr Philip Lo FRICS, Consultant, Rider Levett Bucknall

    Philip Lo is a consultant for Rider Levett Bucknall Limited in Hong Kong and China. Rider Levett Bucknall is a global firm of quantity surveyors and construction cost consultants.

    He is a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, a Fellow of the Hong Kong Institute of Surveyors and a Registered PRC Cost Engineer. He graduated from the University of Hong Kong with a first honours degree and a distinction degree.

    He has over 30 years' professional experience including working in Hong Kong, China and Australia and has been involved in many construction projects of varying sizes and complexities.

    He is an Honorary Professor of the Department of Real Estate and Construction of the Faculty of Architecture in the University of Hong Kong. He was a member of the Management Board of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors from 2011 to 2016.

    He has served on the advisory panels and as external examiners for a number of universities, including University of Hong Kong and City University of Hong Kong. He also serves on various committees for charitable and institutional organisations and social clubs.Mr Gerry Kipling FRICS, Managing Director, Oak Tree Property Services Limited

    Gerry Kipling, FRICS, is an energetic general practice surveyor. Gerry started his professional career with the Greater London Council (GLC) in 1974, and was quickly involved in a wide variety of property challenges in one of the most dynamic inner London boroughs of Islington, qualifying as a Chartered Surveyor at that time.

    In 1978, Gerry took up a new UK nationwide role with Jones Lang Wootton (JLW), London, working with some of the Firm’s most dynamic Investor Clients. In 1982 eager to explore new horizons, Gerry took up a role with JLW Hong Kong, tasked with setting up a new property management division, and good progress was made despite turbulent market conditions, and Gerry went on to the role of Managing Director JLW Hong Kong (1996), and then CEO Asia for the new Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL) in 1999, driving a period of rapid expansion for the Firm in the region. In 2002 keen to set us his own business, Gerry successfully set up a new company PropertyOne Limited, with offices in Hong Kong and Shanghai, the business focus property asset management and consultancy, and well received by select Clients. In 2010 CBRE Limited acquired the PropertyOne business, and Gerry joined the Firm to run their property asset management business.

    Keen to take up a new challenge, Gerry left CBRE in 2016, and recently established Oak Tree Property Services Limited. Gerry is passionate about Hong Kong, an enthusiastic runner, and hiker, and now keen to work with RICS Hong Kong to add to their fine work to date in the furtherance of the highest professional standards, and value add property advisory input in Hong Kong.

    Mr Kenneth Foo, Executive Director, Hong Kong Land Limited

    Bio coming soon.

    Dr William Chan, Chief Operating Officer, West Kowloon Cultural District Authority 

    Bio coming soon.

    Ms Ada Wong Ka Ki, Chief Executive Officer, Champion REIT

    Bio coming soon.

    Professor Ling Kar-kan, Honorary Professor, Department of Urban Planning and Design, The University of Hong Kong

    Bio coming soon.

    Ir Wai Chi Sing, Managing Director, Urban Renewal Authority

    Bio coming soon.

    Bio coming soon.Mr Kenneth Foo Hong Kong Land Limited Executive Director kenneth.foo@hkland.com
    Dr William Chan West Kowloon Cultural District Authority Chief Operating Officer william.chan@wkcda.hk
    Ms Ada Wong Ka Ki Champion REIT Chief Executive Officer ada.wong@eam.com.hk
    Prof LingKar-kan Department of Urban Planning and Design, The University of Hong Kong Honorary Professor kk.ling@polyu.edu.hk
    Ir Wai Chi Sing  Urban Renewal Authority Managing Director CSWai@ura.org.hk

Application & eligibility

    • Nominated project and major/key team member must be located/operated in Hong Kong.
    • Nominee can be a nominated team member, any company representative or a third party that is submitting the nomination on behalf of the team.
    • All nominations must be based on one project within 1 December 2017 to 30 November 2018 (both dates inclusive).
    • Each company may submit more than one nomination for each category.
    • HK$1,500 will be collected for each nomination and is non-refundable. Each nomination will be entitled to a non-refundable complimentary seat at the RICS Hong Kong Annual Conference 2019.
    • The jury panel’s decision on eligibility of the nominations shall be final and is non-appealable.
    • Nomination can be made by the nominee (company/team) or a third party.
    • Maximum of eight pages in A4 size of submission materials (including written description, testimonials and supporting documents) in PDF format (max file size: 20MB each). 12-point font size is required. Nomination may be presented by graphics, charts and photos. If the submission contains more than eight pages, only the first eight pages will be put forward as valid materials.
    • Company logo, nominated team photo and project photo(s) can be submitted separately.
    • Nomination must be accompanied by a 100-word summary for marketing purpose.
    • Files must be renamed in the order: (Award category)_(nominee’s name)_(YYYY/MM/DD), eg Office Team of the year_RICS_20180926
    • Nomination can be made by the nominee (company/team) or a third party.
    • Maximum of eight pages in A4 size of submission materials (including written description, testimonials and supporting documents) in PDF format (max file size: 20MB each). 12-point font size is required. Nomination may be presented by graphics, charts and photos. If the submission contains more than eight pages, only the first eight pages will be put forward as valid materials.
    • Company logo, nominated team photo and project photo(s) can be submitted separately.
    • Nomination must be accompanied by a 100-word summary for marketing purposes.
    • After the jury panel has shortlisted the finalists, RICS professionals in Hong Kong will vote for the winner.
    • Files must be renamed in the order: (Award category)_(nominee’s name)_(YYYY/MM/DD), eg Office Team of the year_RICS_20180926
    • Nominations must be made by a third party.
    • Nominee must be a member of RICS, or may be in the application process to become a member of RICS.
    • Maximum of eight pages in A4 size of submission materials (including written description, testimonials and supporting documents) in PDF format (max file size: 20MB each) to illustrate the nominee’s contribution to the profession and also to the community beyond his/her routine work. 12-point font size is required. Nomination may be presented by graphics, charts and photos. If the submission contains more than eight pages, only the first eight pages will be put forward as valid materials.
    • Company logo and nominee’s photo can be submitted separately.
    • Nomination must be accompanied by a 100-word summary for marketing purposes.
    • The finalist will be required to attend an interview with the jury panel in Hong Kong on Thursday 25 January 2019.
    • Files must be renamed in the order: (Award category)_(nominee’s name)_(YYYY/MM/DD), eg Office Team of the year_RICS_20180926

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  • is a maximum of eight pages in A4 size (any additional pages will not be considered).
  • is no larger than 4MB.
  • is in PDF format.
  • is formatted in 12-point font (text used in graphics, charts etc do not have a font-size requirement).

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