PropertyGuru Wins Gold for Best Online Service

Gordana Davila

December 3, 2013

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PropertyGuru Group Asia’s Leading Online Property Group, bagged the gold award for Best Online Service at the OPP Awards for Excellence gala dinner held at the Natural History Museum. Judged by independent industry leaders from around the globe, the OPP Awards celebrated the best property developers, real estate agents and associated companies across 34 award categories.

This is the third time PropertyGuru has clinched an OPP award in the Best Online Service category, previously securing Bronze in 2012 and Silver in 2011. The achievement was also a testament to the Group’s regional brand strength and popularity, being the only Asian property portal to secure a victory at the internationally recognized awards show.

PropertyGuru’s win is a result of continued focus on the development and improvement of AgentNet, a comprehensive online platform which enables agents to easily market their properties in real-time alongside a host of support functions and services specially implemented to expand their exposure.

Commenting on the win, Sarah Baker, Head of Product for PropertyGuru, said “Product development and management is one of the key drivers for our success. In a digital age where the customer always comes first, it is important to take into account the user’s experience to make sure we more than satisfy their requirements. In short, our challenge is to ensure that we continuously innovate our products and services to meet the changing needs of our agent subscribers.”

Steve Melhuish, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, PropertyGuru Group mentioned, “It is indeed heartening to know that PropertyGuru has managed, yet again, to secure another milestone in its short history. Customer service is integral to PropertyGuru and as our brand continues to grow, it is important that we consistently foster and build the service-excellence oriented culture we have to provide the best quality online products services in the market”.

Real estate agents, along with property seekers, can be rest assured that they can look towards PropertyGuru to better their business or in finding their ideal home.”

PropertyGuru was also awarded Bronze in the Best Media category.

Source: PropertyGuru Group

Opp Awards

The full list of the winners of the OPP Awards for Excellence 2013 is:

Best Developer – Europe
Gold – iO ADRIA LIMITED
Silver  – TM Real Estate Group
Bronze – The Santon Group

Best Developer – North America
Gold – North Dakota Developments
Silver – Empire Communities
Bronze – Park Square Homes

Best Developer Central America
Gold – Freedom Bay, Saint Lucia

Best Developer Middle East
Gold – DAMAC Properties
Silver – Al Barari Firm Management LLC

Best Developer Africa
Gold – Zandspruit Estates (Pty) Ltd.

Best Developer Australasia
Gold – BPM

Best Developer Asia
Gold – Matrix M. Company Limited
Silver – OSK Property Holdings Berhad
Bronze – Hatten Group Sdn Bhd

Best Luxury Developer
Gold – The Santon Group
Silver – Al Barari Firm Management LLC
Bronze – Zandspruit Estates (Pty) Ltd.

Best Eco Development
Gold – OLYMPIA GROUP
Gold – OSK Property Holdings Berhad
Silver – AlmaVerde Village and Spa

Best Affordable Developer
Gold – Zandspruit Estates (Pty) Ltd.
Silver – OSK Property Holdings Berhad
Bronze – Mah Sing Group Berhad

Best Small Agency
Gold – Ultissimo Ltd
Silver – IQ Property Investments
Bronze – Luxury Locations Real Estate Antigua

Best Large Agency
Gold – NEW BOB REALTY SDN BHD GOLD

Best New Agency
Gold – InTown Property
Silver – Home in Tunisia

Best Agency Europe
Gold – Property Frontiers Ltd
Silver – Home Hunts
Bronze – Leggett Immobilier

Best Agency North America
Gold – Torcana Ltd

Best Agency Central America
Gold – Luxury Locations Real Estate Antigua

Best Agency South America
Gold – uv10

Best Agency Middle East
Gold – Orient Desert Real Estate Brokers

Best Agency Africa
Gold – Pam Golding Properties (Pty) Ltd
Silver – Home in Tunisia

Best Agency Australasia
Gold – Australian Property Solutions
Silver – BPM
Bronze – NEW BOB REALTY SDN BHD

Best Agency Asia
Gold – ECG Property Pte Ltd
Silver – NEW BOB REALTY SDN BHD
Bronze – Midland Realty (Global) Limited

Best Property Investment Advisers
Gold – Property Frontiers
Gold – Property Buyer
Silver – Platinum Portfolio Builders

Best Online Service
Gold – PropertyGuru Pte. Ltd
Silver – Pam Golding Properties (Pty) Ltd
Bronze – TM Real Estate Group

Best Marketing Campaign
Gold – Empire Communities
Silver -Torcana Ltd
Bronze – OSK Property Holdings Berhad

Best Media
Gold – Overseas Guides Company (OGC)
Silver – BuyAssociation
Bronze – PropertyGuru Pte. Ltd

Best Fractional Scheme
Gold – Freedom Bay, Saint Lucia
Silver – The Hideaways Club
Bronze – Absolute World Group

Best Supporting Service
Gold – Halo Financial Ltd
Silver – The Registry Collection
Bronze – propertybuyer

Best Innovation
Gold – Inition
Silver – BuyAssociation
Bronze – Pam Golding Properties (Pty) Ltd

Best Alternative Project
Bronze – IPIN Global
Bronze – Plantation Asset Management Ltd.

Best Alternative Broker
Bronze – Avantis Wealth

Best Student Housing Project
Gold – iQ Student Accommodation
Silver – Pinnacle MC Global Network Ltd
 
Best Student Housing Broker
Silver – One Touch Property Investment

The Global Winners are:

Best Global Developer
Gold – Freedom Bay
Silver –  Matrix
Bronze- Zandspruit

Best Global Agency
Gold – Property Frontiers
Silver –  uv10
Silver – Pam Golding Properties
Silver – Australian Property Solutions
Bronze – ECG

 

Gordana Davila

December 3, 2013

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Acerca de Lucas Vargas:

  • Empezó en Grupo ZAP como el VP de Sales y en 2016 cuando la empresa tenía 60 empleados. Fue nombrado COO de VivaReal tomando el mando de Brian Requarth el Co-Fundador. VivaReal lanzó en Colombia y se trasladó a Brasil. En 2017 se hizo CEO del Grupo ZAP.
  • Ha trabajado en Mexico en PWC y en el Banco Santander
  • Tiene un Master de Business Administration de Harvard
  • En noviembre este año después de la fusión de OLX Brasil y Grupo ZAP fue nombrado el CEO del OLX Business Unit. Lidera la empresa junto con Andries Oudshoorn y Marcos Leite
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Simon Baker is the Founder and Executive Chairman of Online Marketplaces and Property Portal Watch. Involved with property portals for 15 years, he’s a well-recognized expert and industry consultant.
As former CEO/MD of the REA Group for 8 years, Simon led the group to its current market-leading position. When he joined REA Group in 2001, it had $4m in revenues, $6m in losses and an $8m market cap.
By 2008, the company presided over $155m in revenues, $35m in EBITDA and enjoyed a peak market cap of $1b. Simon is currently Chairman of the Mitula Group and Real Estate Investar and a serial portal founder and, investor.