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(Sydney, Australia) Tuesday April 18, 2017 – A leading property developer has become the premier sponsor of the Australian Badminton Open in 2017.

The Crown Group Australian Badminton Open will be held at Sydney Olympic Park from 20 to 25 June 2017.

Badminton Australia announced Crown Group as title sponsor at an official launch in Chengdu in China’s Sichuan province on April 15.

Launched in 2012 the Australian Badminton Open was upgraded to a Superseries level event in 2014 forming part of the BWF’s international 12-leg Superseries, and is hosted annually in Sydney by Badminton Australia, together with strategy partner Destination NSW.

CEO and co-founder of Crown Group, Paul Sathio, is known for his own keen interest in the sport.

“Crown Group is proud to be associated so closely with the Australian Badminton Open, which we have supported since 2012 due to the keen interest of our own commercial and residential property clients,” Mr Sathio said.

Crown Group has sponsored the event since its early years, before it became a marquee feature of the Superseries program.

“We are honored to finally become the title sponsor of the event this year,” Mr Sathio added.

One of the leading property developers in Australia, Crown Group has been awarded more than 20 high-profile industry awards.

In June 2017, Crown Group will launch its newest residential project, Waterfall by Crown Group in Waterloo.

Waterfall by Crown Group is set to revolutionise the use of green space in Australian residential developments.

“2017 is a special year for Crown Group, we have achieved a lot this year the completion of V by Crown Group and Skye by Crown Group, the launch of Skye Hotel Suites and Waterfall by Crown Group, now the sponsorship of Australian Badminton Open, I am very proud,” Mr Sathio said.

Each year Crown Group Australian Badminton Open attracts premier players from more than 30 countries. The event will be broadcast to more than 170 million households worldwide.

Badminton Australia Board member and Tournament Director, Loke Poh Wong attended the launch at Chengdu’s High-tech Zone Jingrong Start-up Hub over the weekend.
The Crown Group Australian Badminton Open will begin at Sydney Olympic Park on June 20.
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Images and video are available upon request including artist impressions, launch videos and computer-animated ‘fly-through’ footage of selected Crown Group developments.

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About Crown Group

Crown Group Holdings (Crown Group) is a leading Australian property group specialising in property development, property investment and serviced apartments.
The company was co-founded by architect Mr Iwan Sunito and engineer Mr. Paul Sathio with its first project in 1996.

Iwan Sunito graduated with Bachelor of Architecture (Hons) and Master of Construction Management from University of NSW. In 1993 Iwan became a Registered Architect in NSW and was awarded the UNSW Eric Daniels award for excellence in residential design.

In recent years Iwan received a number of awards including Indonesia’s Property & Bank Magazine Golden Leadership Award 2013, the 2013 Congress of Indonesian Diaspora Entrepreneur award and named a winner in the 2013 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Awards. Iwan Sunito was also named Urban Taskforce Australia’s 2015 Property Person of the Year

Paul Sathio graduated with a Bachelor degree in Civil Engineering from University of Technology Sydney (UTS) and a Masters of Engineering Science from University of NSW. Paul has more than two decades’ experience in the construction and development industry.

Past and recent projects
Since the company was founded with its first project in 1996, Crown Group has successfully completed major developments in Sydney’s best locations including Bondi, Bondi Junction, Parramatta, Ashfield, Epping, Homebush, Newington, Pennant Hills and Rhodes and most recently Viking by Crown, a 10-storey residential complex in Waterloo.

Today, Crown Group boasts a large portfolio of projects under development and in the pipeline and is currently developing five major projects; Infinity by Crown Group in Green Square, the 28-storey V by Crown Group in Parramatta, 20-storey Skye by Crown Group in North Sydney, the popular inner-west development Oasis by Crown Group and a 22-storey residential tower Arc by Crown Group in the heart of Sydney’s CBD.

Crown Group has been awarded more than 20 high-profile industry awards including the 2016 International Property Awards Best Residential High Rise Architecture Australia for V by Crown Group Parramatta, 2015 Master Builders Australia (MBA) NSW Excellence in Construction Awards for Viking by Crown Group Waterloo and 2014 Urban Development Institute of Australia (UDIA) NSW President’s award – considered one of the highest property development accolades in Australia – for the seven-tower, resort-style development Top Ryde City Living.

Top Ryde City Living was also named best High-Density Development in Australia at the UDIA awards for excellence 2014 and a Master Builders Association Excellence in Housing award 2013. Crown Group’s innovative, waterfront development Sanctum by Crown was awarded a Master Builders Association Excellence in Housing award 2012 and its hugely-successful ICON at Homebush was awarded HIA’s (Housing Industry Association) CSR Housing Awards 2007 Apartment Project of the Year.

Future launches
Crown Group will launch its exciting new project Waterfall by Crown Group in June 2017.

The first Skye Hotel Suites will open in 2017.

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