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(Sydney, Australia) Monday, March 30, 2015 – Bolstering its strong global presence, a well-known Australian property developer has been awarded two international accolades for its popular Waterloo and Sydney projects. 

Sydney-based Crown Group was named winner of two categories at the 2015-2016 International Property Awards, Asia-Pacific region; to be presented at an official ceremony on May 7 and 8 at the Shangri-La Hotel, Kuala Lumpur.

Crown Group brought home the Residential Development (Australia) award for its iconic 25-storey 220-apartment development at 161 Clarence Street – Sydney by Crown.

Crown Group was named winner of the Interior Design Apartment (Australia) award for its striking three-bedroom penthouse at the recently-completed Viking by Crown in Waterloo.

The 10-storey building features 110 apartments, a stunning 25-metre pool, a fully-equipped gymnasium, a ground-floor terrace cafe and sun-drenched views of bourgeoning Waterloo.

The award-winning 265sqm penthouse was styled by local talent Fiona Spence, founder of popular Sydney homewares retailer Spence & Lyda; and features exceptional views and an indoor-and-outdoor living space.

The two prestigious international awards follow the expansion of Crown Group’s offices to four international locations in the past 24 months including Jakarta, Surabaya, Bali and Singapore.

The 2015-2016 International Property Awards, Asia-Pacific region celebrate company achievements across all sectors of the property and real estate industry.

Crown Group Chief Executive (CEO), Iwan Sunito said the two prestigious awards in the Asia-Pacific region were a welcome mark of distinction.

“We are honoured to receive these International Property Awards for not just one, but two, of our developments in Sydney,” he said.

“It is an exciting mark of distinction to win when competing against an exceptionally high calibre of nominees.

“These awards come as Crown Group’s brand continues to gain momentum around the world,” said Mr Sunito.

Entrants from more than 25 countries competed across each category in the region and were judged by a panel of more than 70 experts.

At last year’s International Property Awards Crown Group was awarded the Residential Development award for its $500-million development, Top Ryde City Living and Development Marketing award for its North Sydney development, Skye by Crown.

“Sydney by Crown and Viking by Crown have been exceptionally popular with our buyers, both owner occupiers and investors,” Mr Sunito added.

In November last year, Crown Group achieved an impressive $173 million in sales within four hours at the same-day launch of Sydney by Crown in Sydney, Indonesia and Singapore; after reaching its $100 million sales target within two hours.

Viking by Crown sold out prior to its completion earlier this year and hundreds of residents moved the building last month.

In 2014, Sydney surpassed competition from 30 countries to be ranked the world’s most liveable city by Pricewaterhouse Coopers.

Crown Group will compete for the title of overall Regional Winner to be announced at the International Property Awards, Asia-Pacific region gala dinner evening on May 7 and 8 at the Shangri-La Hotel, Kuala Lumpur.

A limited selection of apartments remains available for purchase at Sydney by Crown.

Sydney by Crown apartments start from $910,000.

For more information visit or 1800 888 800.


Media Interviews

Crown Group Chief Executive Iwan Sunito is available for a limited number of interviews on request.


Editor’s Note

Images and video are available upon request including artist impressions, photographs of display apartments and computer-animated ‘fly-through’ footage of selected Crown Group developments.


Media enquiries

Kate Prideaux, General Manager of Communications & Public Relations

(02) 9925 0088 or 0401 863 436


Dominique Kuhne, Communications Executive

(02) 9925 0088 or 0432 230 425


About Crown Group

Crown Group Holdings (Crown Group) is a leading Australian property group specialising in property development, property investment and serviced apartments.

Founded in 1994, Crown Group has offices in Australia, Indonesia and Singapore and is currently developing in Australia and Indonesia.

The company was co-founded by architect Mr Iwan Sunito and engineer Mr Paul Sathio in 1994.

Iwan Sunito graduated with Bachelor of Architecture (Hons) and Master of Construction of 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.
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 21 years ago, 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 four major projects; V by Crown, a 29-storey residential tower in Parramatta, Skye by Crown a 20-storey development in North Sydney, Crown Ashfield, in Sydney’s thriving inner-west and Sydney by Crown in the heart of Sydney’s CBD.

After selling out Top Ryde City Living in October last year, Crown Group launched Sydney by Crown in November, resulting in more than $170 million in apartments sold within four hours.


Crown Group was recently awarded the Urban Development Institute of Australia (UDIA) NSW President’s award – considered one of the highest property development accolades in Australia – for its 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 a number of projects this year including Crown Ashfield and the award-winning architectural landmark development Crown Green Square.

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