Sydney, October 2, 2013 – Crown Group is set to welcome the Sydney Kings as new residents at the award-winning Top Ryde City Living ahead of the 2013 – 2014 basketball season.

Sydney’s favourite basketball team the Sydney Kings will enter its 25th season in luxury as Sydney-based property developer Crown Group today announced a corporate partnership with the team for the 2013-14 NBL season.

The Sydney Kings’ import players Charles Charmouche and Jesse Sanders from the US will reside at Crown Group’s stunning Top Ryde City Living and enjoy expansive, well-appointed, common facilities; including a music room, library, media theatres, pool and an indoor/outdoor function area.

Crown Group Director of Sales & Marketing Adam Sparkes welcomed the Sydney Kings’ players to the residential development this week.

Crown Group was delighted to be a Sydney Kings corporate partner for the 2013/2014 season, Mr Sparkes said.

“Top Ryde City Living has been incredibly popular with its new residents and we are proud to be able to offer our award-winning apartments and facilities as accommodation for the Sydney Kings’ import players,”

“These players are at the top of their game and we hope they will enjoy the resort-style lifestyle and facilities at Top Ryde City Living,” Mr Sparkes said.

Located 11km from the Sydney CBD, Top Ryde City Living is positioned above one of Australia’s newest shopping centres and is close to shops, restaurants and transport.

“The Sydney Kings import players taking up residence in Top Ryde City Living is an exciting endorsement for Crown Group in its home city of Sydney,”

“We’re ready to get behind our home team the Sydney Kings as they take on the competition.” Mr Sparkes said.

Crown Group currently has four major developments underway in Sydney.

Sydney Kings General Manager Rod Harys said he was delighted that Crown Group had agreed to pair with the Sydney Kings to provide accommodation for the team’s import players and join in Sydney’s basketball enthusiasm.

“The Sydney Kings are fortunate enough to partner with Crown Group and be offered accommodation with a high standard of facilities suitable for elite athletes,” Mr Harys said.

“Off the court this will allow the players well deserved down time and the right lifestyle and amenities to relax and recover.”

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.

The Sydney Kings will face the Melbourne Tigers in the team’s first home game of the season at The Sydney Entertainment Centre on Sunday October 13, tip off at 2pm.

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Top Ryde City Living is now offering a premium selection of two-bedroom and two-bedroom plus study apartments complete and ready to move in. Prices start from $820,000.

The final stage of Top Ryde City Living, Viva by Crown, is now under construction and expected to be completed in mid-2014.

One-bedroom apartments at Viva by Crown start from $535 000 and two-bedroom apartments from $795 000.

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 the Australia Post)

Viva by Crown display suite will open Monday to Saturday 9am – 5pm and Sunday 10am – 5pm.

Visit or phone 1300 825 754.

Media Opportunity:

Photograph and interview opportunity

Who: Sydney Kings Basketball players Charles Charmouche and Jesse Sanders 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: Thursday October 3rd, 2.30pm

Media enquiries:

Kate Prideaux, Communications Manager

(02) 9925 0088 or 0401 863 436

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 plans to launch a development in Sydney’s CBD in 2014.

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