PropertyGuru appoints Jules Kay as director of ‘Asia Property Awards’
By Digital News Asia February 21, 2019
- Brings over two decades of regional leadership roles in sales and marketing
- Kay takes over from founder and managing director, Terry Blackburn
PROPERTYGURU Group, Asia's leading property technology company, on Feb 21 announced the appointment of Jules Kay (pic, above) as director of its ‘Asia Property Awards’.
With its independent judging panel of over 80 industry experts, it is a respected real estate awards series that recognises and promotes excellence in development design and innovation. On the back of strong growth in recent years, in 2019, the Awards will be bigger with developers from China, Hong Kong, Japan and Australia also set to compete at the Grand Final in Bangkok at the end of November.
Kay brings to PropertyGuru over two decades of regional leadership roles in sales and marketing, for a range of best-in-class real estate, hotel, hospitality and technology brands. One of the original team members of Asia Property Awards, Kay takes over from founder and managing director, Terry Blackburn, in this leadership role.
At PropertyGuru, Kay leads a team that manages sales and marketing, event management, and the awards entry and independent judging process that has earned the Asia Property Awards its distinction as the flagship property awards over the last 14 years.
PropertyGuru Group chief business officer Jeremy Williams (pic, right), said, "I am delighted to welcome Jules to the Group. Our Awards is an excellent platform that connects the property industry annually in each market and lends regional prominence to deserving developers and developments. With its independent judging panel comprising of prominent experts from across the region, the Awards is a hallmark of Asia’s property market.
“Last year, Asia Property Awards brought close to 4000 industry participants together and the business saw an impressive 30% year on year revenue growth. With his deep understanding of the awards business and extensive regional property market experience, Jules will be a great partner in furthering the growth and stature of the Awards. I look forward to working closely with him.”
On his appointment, Kay said, "I was fortunate to be part of the meteoric rise of the property markets across Asia and I have continued to believe in and promote the best of the best in the region’s real estate industry.
“In my new role at PropertyGuru, I am thrilled to join a team of like-minded professionals whose mission it is to recognise, achieve, promote and celebrate quality. I look forward to working with the team and taking the Awards to newer heights.”