Kuala Lumpur, 22 June 2022 – Masterplan township Desa ParkCity Kuala Lumpur, by Malaysia-based property developer, Perdana ParkCity Sdn. Bhd (the development arm of ParkCity Group), has been selected as one of the 13 regional winners of the coveted 2022 Urban Land Institute Asia Pacific Awards (ULI APAC Awards) for Excellence.
This milestone achievement marks Desa ParkCity as the first Malaysian entry to be shortlisted and awarded from the ULI APAC Awards for Excellence programme, widely recognised across Asia Pacific as one of the region’s most prestigious awards in the development community.
This year’s winners were selected from a competitive pool of 64 submissions by a professional jury of leading experts, where they were evaluated based on their superior development efforts in the private, public, and non-profit sectors. The winners from this year’s programme were announced at the 2022 Asia Pacific Awards for Excellence Virtual Ceremony organised on 21 June 2022.
Datuk Joseph Lau, Group CEO of ParkCity Group, celebrated this significant milestone, saying: “It is an honour and privilege for our entire organisation to have been the first Malaysian property development selected to win this award. This is a recognition of all the effort, aspiration and vision put in by everyone in our company, together with all the support received from everyone involved. The win is also a benchmark for ParkCity’s innovative developments and its excellence in creating spaces for life, alongside various holistic aspects of sustainability, safety, health and wellbeing, and the environment.”
Known for its tranquil, green, and sustainable living environment, Desa ParkCity is ParkCity’s flagship masterplan township. ParkCity constantly strives to improve the quality of life of its residents through meaningful developments with aspects of liveability, connectivity, and safety, and the community is already benefiting from this ESG approach as the township is fully walkable, safe and sociable. It is now well-known as the most liveable community in Kuala Lumpur.
ParkCity’s ethos is defined by its core pillars of Family, Neighbourhood, Community, Connectivity & Convenience, and the various developments are designed to create a sense of place that roots modern living in nature. This same DNA has also been injected into its 190-acre master-planned ParkCity Hanoi in Vietnam and the 551-acre Marina ParkCity in Miri, Sarawak.
Over the past 20 years, ParkCity’s innovative ideas, extraordinary vision and impeccable quality have been recognised through a number of award wins and accolades, including the prestigious FIABCI World Prix d’Excellence Awards.
“Winning this latest award will further propel the ParkCity branding into the international arena and at the same time, boost our employees’ and our community’s morale. However, we will not rest on our laurels, but continue to innovate, pushing the boundaries through improved infrastructural
approaches and operations, in order to better serve the community and deliver quality projects that we are renowned for,” Datuk Lau added.
Desa ParkCity is currently adding another development to its multi award-winning township with its upcoming project, Noora @ Desa ParkCity, which is expected to launch towards third quarter this year.
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About the Urban Land Institute (ULI)
The Urban Land Institute is a non-profit education and research institute supported by its members. Its mission is to shape the future of the built environment for transformative impact in communities worldwide. Established in 1936, the institute has over 45,000 global members representing all aspects of land use and development disciplines.
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About the ULI Awards for Excellence programme
The ULI Asia Pacific Awards for Excellence was launched in 2019 as a regional version of the ULI Global Awards for Excellence program. ULI first began the Awards for Excellence programme in 1979 to recognise truly superior development efforts in the private, public, and non-profit sectors. Winning projects represent the highest standards of achievement in the development industry— standards that ULI members deem worthy of attainment in their professional endeavours. Today the development community widely recognises the ULI Global Awards for Excellence programme as one of its most prestigious awards programs.