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Two Years, Three Awards: Urbanland Collects Its First International Accolades

In an increasingly competitive marketplace, it pays to stand out from the crowd. Since its inception, and with the direct support of our property owners, this has been the singular goal of Urbanland. What started off as a passion for architecture and design led to Cambodia’s first international styled cafe chain, Brown Coffee. Since then, we quickly caught the eye of local and international investors, and from this spawned our first commercial and condominium developments.

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This year, Urbanland crossed international borders and is now representing Cambodia on the international stage, receiving the prestigious Best Office Development at the International Property Awards Asia Pacific Region for our boutique office Raintree. Following hot on the heels of last year’s Cambodian Property Awards, Embassy Residences bagged the Best Condominium Development award followed by Embassy Central’s Best Residential Architectural Design award. Founder and Managing Director of Urbanland Asia Hok Kang said, “This is a big moment for Urbanland and it’s a real honour to receive our third award, not only on behalf of myself, but for the whole Urbanland team. It’s only with the unique abilities of the team that we work with that we have been able to drive Cambodian architectural design and development market to new heights and now, with this award be recognised on an international stage.”

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For over 20 years, International Property Awards recognise world-class standards in development and design, in association with the Telegraph UK and Emirates Airlines. Always passionate about the spaces we craft, we were delighted that Raintree was highlighted by the judges for its ‘commitment to the local community and our collaborative design’.

Urbanland would also like to thank our diverse tenants for helping us achieve an occupancy rate of over 80% for Raintree in less than a year and for recognising Raintree as Phnom Penh’s most exciting and design-led office development. Something that is now reflected in its being home to the full spectrum of Cambodia’s business. From design and tech firms, through to non-profit and multinationals such as Microsoft, Imperial Tobacco, Havas Media, all the way through to innovative start-ups like Alchemy and 3E Advisory.

Urbanland’s first residential development, Embassy Residences has also garnered its share of accolades. After taking the Cambodian Property Award’s Best Condominium Development title in 2016, the first wave of homeowners has taken up residence. The residents represent the full diversity of the city’s populace, with Khmer, European, Asians and returnees, all building new lives for themselves in Tonle Bassac. “The residents are giving us great feedback. It was great to hear one Khmer-French couple saying that not only was it their first choice of all the projects they viewed, but that they were also ‘impressed by it being designed and built by a Khmer company, it gave [them] a sense of national pride”, Hok added.

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Urbanland’s second residential project, Embassy Central, is already under construction. Having received the Cambodian Property Awards accolade of Best Residential Architectural Design, Embassy Central takes Urbanland’s vision of location and quality to the next level. Embassy Central is nestled in the heart of Phnom Penh’s famous Boeung Keng Kang 1 community, the city’s most vibrant restaurant and shopping districts. Its central location is complemented by the openness of the communal spaces continues through apartment interiors that are fitted with cool European fixtures.

For more information, please visit urbanlandasia.com

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