January 22, 2014 – Sydney-based property developer Crown Group has welcomed its tallest resident to the award-winning Top Ryde City Living as newest Sydney Kings’ NBA import Sam Young moves in.

Standing at 198cm tall, the 28-year old former NBA star has injected a new surge of vitality into the MightyMite Sydney Kings as they enter the final half of the season.

The former Indiana Pacers forward who played 249 matches in the NBA has been a welcome asset to the Sydney Kings as they approach the competitive tail-end of the season.

Sydney Kings General Manager Rod Harys confirms the team is excited to welcome an internationally competitive player into the fold.

“Sam Young is an exceptional player and we couldn’t turn down this fantastic opportunity to add to the team,” he said.

“In the last few games he has played, we can see a marked improvement in the team’s performance.”

Crown Group Director of Sales & Marketing Adam Sparkes welcomed Young, offering a comprehensive tour of the expansive development and the player’s new home.

“It is exciting to offer a finished product that can accommodate world-acclaimed and accomplished athletes,” he said.

“Given what Top Ryde has to offer, a partnership for the 2013-14 season was a sensible and locally supportive opportunity for us to pursue.”

Sydney Kings General Manager Rod Harys said that he was delighted that a prestigious player from the states could be provided such high quality accommodation.

“The Sydney Kings could not be happier that players are able to enjoy facilities like those offered at Top Ryde City Living.”

“Elite athletes require a certain level of facilities to be able to compete competitively,” he said.

“It is very rare to find such inclusive, high-level facilities in a residential complex,” he said.

Top Ryde City Living has recently been awarded two prestigious building design accolades including a Master Building Association NSW Excellence in Housing Award and the Urban Development Institute of Australia NSW President’s Award.

Young is renowned for his fanatic training regiment, making the generously equipped Top Ryde City Living an excellent accommodation choice.

“Sam Young will be able to train until his heart is content with the readily-available facilities at Top Ryde.”

Crown Group currently has four major developments underway in Sydney.

Sydneysiders will have the opportunity to see Young in action over the remainder of the season, with another six home games scheduled, prior to the play-offs.

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Top Ryde City Living is now offering the final stage of the development, Viva by Crown, with premium one and two-bedroom apartments on sale.

Prices start from $610,000

Visit the Viva by Crown display suite at:

Shop 3019, Top Ryde City Shopping Centre

Corner of Devlin Street & Blaxland Road, Ryde (Ground floor next to Australia Post)

Viva by Crown Display Suite is open Monday to Friday between 9am-5pm

Media Opportunity:

Photograph and interview opportunity

Who: Sydney Kings Basketball players Sam Young and Charles Carmouche alongside Crown Director of Sales and Marketing Adam Sparkes.

Where: Top Ryde City Living, Pope Street Ryde (above Top Ryde City Shopping Centre) access via display suite – Ground Floor next to Australia Post, Top Ryde City Shopping Centre

When: Tuesday January 28th, 2:00pm

Media enquiries:

Dominique Kuhne, Communications Coordinator

02) 9925 0088 or 0433 887 449

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 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.

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 27-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 a development in Sydney’s CBD in 2014.

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