Petaling Jaya, 7 December 2020 – The National Real Estate Awards (NREA), presented by the Malaysian Institute of Estate Agents (MIEA), has returned this year to honour and celebrate the achievements of real estate practitioners in Malaysia. Now in its 12th year since 2009, this award is now one of the most recognised in the real estate industry, created by real estate practitioners to recognise real estate practitioners in Malaysia.
Evon Heng, organising chairperson of NREA 2020, said, “As the world faces the global COVID-19 pandemic, it makes this year’s NREA much more meaningful in recognising the hard work of fellow real estate practitioners who have thrived in 2019. Despite the pandemic, we have received an overwhelming response from our fellow real estate practitioners this year with a total of 62 submissions for 23 categories, making this the highest number of submissions received throughout NREA’s history.”
To strengthen this year’s award evaluation process, all submissions were audited by a local accounting firm, Syarikat Ong, to ensure that winners were selected fairly based on a transparent scoring distribution and strict judging criteria.
President of MIEA, Lim Boon Ping, said that, “It has been a challenging year for the real estate industry, but many real estate practitioners have reinvented and adapted to technology to handle their property transactions. Besides celebrating the commitment and achievements of real estate practitioners in 2019, this year’s award serves as a reminder to all Registered Estate Agents (REA), Probationary Estate Agents (PEA) and Real Estate Negotiators (REN) to uphold professionalism and integrity at all times.”
One of most the highly anticipated and notable awards, the MIEA Lifetime Achievement Award 2020, was awarded to Khatijah binti Abdullah from City Harta 1, who was also the past president of MIEA for the term between 1991–1995 and 2003–2007.
The preferred automotive partner for the 12th National Real Estate Awards is Sime Darby Auto Bavaria Sdn Bhd (BMW) with CIMB Banks as preferred mortgage partner, Kopiandproperty.com as blog partner and Nextdor Property Communications as public relations partner, as well as Property Guru International (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd and Triterra Metropolis Sdn Bhd as award sponsors.
– Construction+ Online