Awards bestowed on top firms hinh anh 1Terry Blackburn, CEO of Ensign Media (

The Vietnam Property Awards on August 14 recognised the country's top real estate developers and finest developments in Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi as well as emerging resort destinations.

Organised by Ensign Media and supervised by BDO, the fifth largest accountancy network in the world, this was the first award event of its kind organised in Vietnam.

"It has been a very monumental year for Vietnam's property sector," said Terry Blackburn, CEO of Ensign Media.

"After a few slow years, the Vietnamese market is back on track, with many expat residents and investors as well as local industry players applauding the introduction of legal reforms on foreign real estate ownership in the country," he said. The panel of judges was headed by Rudolf Hever, co-founder and executive director of Alternaty Real Estate of Vietnam.

The awards included more than 30 prizes for best developer, development, design and "best of the best", such as best office development, best hotel development, best housing development, best residential development, and others.

The top winner at the awards will be eligible to compete with regional peers in the grand finale at the fifth annual South East Asia Property Awards 2015, which will be held at the Shangri La Hotel in Singapore in October.-VNA