Friday, May 16, 2014 – An Australian property developer has taken home two awards at the prestigious International Property Awards in Malaysia.

Sydney-based Crown Group was named winner of two categories at the 2014 International Property Awards, Asia-Pacific Region held today at the Shangri La in Kuala Lumpur.

Crown Group took out the Best Residential Development Australia category award for its highly sought-after $500 million Top Ryde City Living project positioned on one of Sydney’s most spectacular vantage points.

The uniquely modern Skye by Crown in North Sydney was named winner of the Best Development Marketing Australia category award in recognition of a hugely successful campaign surrounding the project’s launch in 2013.

Crown Group Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Paul Sathio accepted the awards alongside Development Director Tim Campbell and General Manager of Marketing and Communications Kirsty Bradley.

Crown Group competed against the industry’s best across the Asia-Pacific region to win each award, named a five-star winner in both categories.

Top Ryde City Living comprises a total of 653 apartments across seven buildings, ranging from studios to penthouses. The development features expansive common facilities including a music room, library, media theatres, indoor and outdoor function areas, a children’s playground and a pool.

The $236 million Skye by Crown comprised 242-apartments over 20 storeys boasting a top floor gym and infinity-edged rooftop pool. Designed by Japanese-Australian architect Koichi Takada Skye by Crown’s strategic marketing campaign paved the way for the company’s most successful launch to date.

More than $200 million worth of apartments at Skye by Crown have been sold since its launch last year, including penthouses sold for $3.38 million and $3.465 million.

Crown Group CEO Iwan Sunito said the international awards affirmed Crown Group as a global player.

“The International Property Awards are a world renowned mark of excellence and we are proud to be named a winner in two categories today,” Mr Sunito said.

“These awards recognise the quality and standard of Crown Group’s projects, competing against the best in the region.”

“It is a testament to the phenomenal growth Crown Group has experienced in recent years.”

Following the successful opening of an office in Jakarta, Indonesia last year, Crown Group will soon open an office in Singapore.

“Today’s announcement comes at an exciting time for Crown Group as the company expands its operations into Asia,” said Mr Sunito.

The 2014 International Property Awards, Asia-Pacific Region celebrate company achievements across all sectors of the property and real estate industry.

Crown Group has attracted a number of recent awards including the Urban Development Institute of Australia’s (UDIA) 2014 National Award for Excellence best high-density residential development for Top Ryde City Living.

Crown Group’s other award-winning developments include a joint venture with Prosha Pty Ltd, The Eastlakes Town Centre, awarded UDIA NSW best Concept Design 2013, the innovative, waterfront development Sanctum by Crown, awarded a Master Builders Association Excellence in Housing award 2012 and the hugely-successful ICON at Homebush, awarded HIA (Housing Industry Association) CSR Housing Awards 2007 Apartment Project of the Year.

A limited selection of apartments are available for purchase at Skye by Crown and in the final stage of Top Ryde City Living – Viva by Crown.

Skye by Crown apartments start from $1.12M.

Viva by Crown, the final stage of Top Ryde City Living, apartments start from $613 000.


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About Crown Group

Crown International Holdings Group (Crown Group) is a leading Australian property group, active in property development and property investment in Sydney.

The company was co-founded by architect Mr Iwan Sunito and engineer Mr Paul Sathio in 1996.

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.

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.

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 resort-style development Top Ryde City Living.

Top Ryde City Living was also named best High-Density Development in NSW and ACT at the UDIA NSW awards for excellence 2013 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.

Since the company was founded 17 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.

Today, Crown Group boasts a $3 billion portfolio of projects under development and in the pipeline and is currently developing four major projects, Top Ryde City Living, a seven-tower development in Top Ryde, Viking by Crown, a 10-storey residential complex in Waterloo, V by Crown, a 29-storey residential tower in Parramatta and Skye by Crown a 20-storey development in North Sydney launched in June 2013.

Crown group launched Viva by Crown, the final stage of Top Ryde City Living in August and will launch Sydney by Crown in the heart of Sydney’s CBD in 2014.

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