2020 Awards Recognise Success in the Face of Adversity


Despite the global economic and health impact of the coronavirus in 2020, the Australian property industry has remained resilient.

Groundbreaking projects of all sizes and across all sectors have still been delivered to the highest global standards by industry-leading organisations and businesses—all under new, restrictive “Covid-safe guidelines”.

Recognising standout performers from across Australasia, The Urban Developer Awards will be delivered digitally this year, with the previously held black-tie gala dinner replaced with Winner’s Month—a month-long virtual feature.

“The awards provide a platform for us to celebrate leadership and success in the industry, while providing a showcase to the broader community of the people, programs, places and projects that are positively shaping our cities,” The Urban Developer founder and chief executive Adam Di Marco said.

“We believe that by doing so, we will continue to promote a better industry that will contribute to better and more sustainable urban, economic and social outcomes.

“At its core, 2020 reminds us that both our natural world and the marvels we have created on it are inherently fragile, while our strength lies in the people and places that call it home.”

Since launching in 2018, the program has evolved to become the largest independent property awards in the Asia Pacific region.

Last year, the awards’ second edition celebrated the best in Australasian urban development with more than 100 finalists recognised across 20-plus categories.

Winners, awarded by an extensive group of independent judges, were acknowledged for their trailblazing approach to urban development, and showcased for their positive impacts and city-shaping initiatives.

Revisiting last year’s top gongs, recipients underscored the importance of the annual awards in bringing visibility to their work and in recognising excellence across our region’s broad and competitive property sector.

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The Common - West Village | Sekisui House Australia *WINNER*

2019 Best New Communal Space
The Common - West Village
Sekisui House Australia

“The Common is an unparalleled space that connects a magical and meticulously-planned urban forest with the historical Peters Ice Cream Factory and The Garden Pantry retailers.

“Lush and inviting during the day, and lit up by 2500 LED reeds at night, the green space provides a tranquil area for the local community and nearby residents to enjoy the village lifestyle on offer.

“Winning The Urban Developer Award for Best Communal Space has been valuable, as it allowed us to further showcase our strong focus on sustainability and our intentions to create a village that is beneficial for the environment as well as the local community.”

Mastery | Crown Group *WINNER*

2019 Excellence in Project Marketing
Crown Group

“As one of the few industry marketing awards, winning this award further cements the strength of the Crown Group brand and our tenacity to be at the forefront of property marketing.

“The award brings us further credibility as not only leading developers but also leading marketers.

“The blood sweat and tears that went into this campaign make it all the more worth it when we win awards!”

DisplaySweet | DisplaySweet *WINNER*

2019 Best New PropTech

“We see DisplaySweet as pioneers in the way property sales has evolved in Australia, and we are now paving the way in London and Singapore.

“Winning the award was such an exciting moment for our entire team and shareholders who have supported and shared in our vision, and worked tirelessly for us to get there.

“The award is a badge of honour, and provides further credibility to prospective clients and investors who back us and our vision.”

HWKR | ICD Property

2019 Excellence in Commercial Innovation
ICD Property

“ICD Property are long-standing supporters of The Urban Developer and are extremely thankful for the opportunity to have been considered, and ultimately become winners of, the 2019 Commercial Innovation award.

“Not only was the award extremely validating and rewarding in recognising the tremendous amount of effort we put into launching HWKR, but it gave us a recognised accolade to put behind our innovation, proving its success.”


2019 Development of the Year
Retirement, Aged Care and Seniors Living
The Terraces Paddington
Presbyterian Church

“The Terraces Paddington has become a benchmark for all future aged care development projects, and continues to attract much attention from prospective residents, their families and even developers as they endeavour to improve and enhance the sector’s response to the changing needs of aged care.

“The award was recognition to the many people who dreamed big for a site that was seriously in need of a facelift, and who were willing to step out and take measured risks to deliver an outstanding facility worthy of our senior citizens, who continue to make a valuable contribution in their latter years to our society.”

The Calile Hotel | The Calile Hotel *WINNER*

2019 Development of the Year
Hotels and Accommodation
The Calile Hotel
The Calile Hotel

“It’s always special to receive industry recognition and we were honoured to receive the 2019 award.

“The initiative reinforced our belief that it’s important to strive for excellence.

“We’ve always endeavoured to deliver the optimum design outcome and the The Urban Developer recognition for the project validates this development strategy.”

York & George | Fife Capital *WINNER*

2019 Development of the Year
Mixed Use
York & George
Fife Capital

“York & George, an amalgamation of four properties bought during 2008-2009, has been a commercial success, delivering significant financial return to purchasers of the residential apartments, and strongly received by retail and commercial tenants.

“The site was constrained by development over and adjacent to heavy rail tunnels, a geological fault zone, heritage buildings and construction of the Light Rail on George Street.

“The award for Mixed Use Development provided a platform to articulate our response to this broader social commitment.”

271 Spring Street | John Wardle Architects *WINNER*

2019 Development of the Year
271 Spring Street
John Wardle Architects

“Whilst this mid-sized office tower needed to meet the commercial requirements of our client, it is also very generous in the way that it relates to the broader precinct and city.

“The award recognised the incredible vision and support of our client ISPT.

“For us, the award is important as we are interested in achieving great urban and design outcomes, making a dynamic and collaborative workplace for the tenant and delivering a project that meets the stringent commercial demands of our client.

The Urban Developer Awards is valuable acknowledgement of the success of every facet of 271 Spring Street.”

Summer Hill | EG *WINNER*

2019 Development of the Year
New Communities
Summer Hill

“The heart of EG’s Flour Mill at Summer Hill’s vision is community connection and this was considered many years before any resident moved into the site.

“From honouring its industrial legacy with restoration of heritage elements, to designing 5000sq m of public space to physically allow the community to come together, EG has held community central throughout the process.

“EG was humbled to accept this award as recognition by our industry peers for the legacy the Flour Mill of Summer Hill has built.

“It will no doubt, support EG to demonstrate the importance and value of considering community in all residential development sites that follow.”


2019 Development of the Year
Small-Scale Residential (4-20)
Pine Ave

“At Pine Ave, we knew who the market would be and went hard at delivering the design features that would be important to them.

“The award validates the quality of our developments, and together with other awards we have now won, gives confidence to purchasers in our ability to deliver superior homes time and time again.

“Given the state of the market, track record, integrity and honesty becomes even more important, and awards are a validation of these actions.”


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