VinaCapital projects win multiple honours at the 2014 Asia Pacific property awards

HO CHI MINH CITY – VinaCapital, a leading asset management and real estate development group focused on Vietnam, has been honoured with a total of four awards at the 2014 Asia Pacific Property Awards, which are among the world’s most prestigious real estate industry accolades.

VinaCapital was recognised in all three categories it entered, and was particularly privileged to receive the 5-Star award for Best Development Marketing for both Vietnam and the Asian Pacific region, for the continual success of the group’s VinaLiving residential brand, Vietnam’s first lifestyle and tailored living brand.

VinaCapital’s Managing Director of Real Estate David Blackhall commented, “These international awards affirm VinaCapital as a globally recognized real estate development firm and help to verify the superior standard of quality and expertise we put forth in each project we are involved in. We believe our approach of offering our buyers an international-standard product at a competitive price, under one master brand, further ensures VinaCapital stands out from its competitors not only in Vietnam, but also across the Asian Pacific region.”

In addition, VinaCapital and joint venture partner Nordica, one of the largest private real estate groups in Denmark, were presented with an additional 5-Star award for Best Residential High-Rise Development - Vietnam for the Azura Luxury Apartment Building in the central city of Danang. Azura includes 225 apartments over 34 floors and enjoys unrivalled views from Danang City to Son Tra Peninsula and the Marble Mountains to the south, and incorporates first class facilities and amenities for its resident s to enjoy. With its iconic design and prime location adjacent the Han river, the spectacular Azura building is destined to remain a landmark building in the city of Danang for years to come. 

VinaCapital is also proud to announce that its Beachfront Enclave - Ocean Villas luxury residential project won the Highly Commended Residential Development – Vietnam award. The Beachfront Enclave is part of the hugely successful Ocean Villas estate, incorporating 114 free-standing villas on beachfront land near Danang, Vietnam. The Ocean Villas is part of the 260-hectare Danang Beach Resort, which features the multi-award winning 18-hole Dunes Golf Course, designed by golf legend Greg Norman.

The continuing success of the Danang Beach Resort, and the VinaLiving brand is further underlined by the tremendous success with the recent launch of The Ocean Apartments, with the first release fully sold out in early May and a second release scheduled to be launched in July 2014.

Nearly 20 countries took part in the 2014 Asia Pacific Property Awards. These are part of the International Property Awards which were established 20 years ago and cover residential as well as commercial categories. Later this year, top scoring winners from the Asia Pacific Property Awards will compete against other winning companies from Europe, Africa, the Americas and Arabia to find the world’s best in each category.

Media enquiries:
Ms. Nguyen Duc Huong
Public Relations Director
VinaCapital Group
tel: 84-8-821-9930

David Dropsey
VinaCapital Investment Management Limited
Investor Relations/Communications
+84 8 821 9930

Andrew Walton
FTI Consulting, Public Relations (London)
+44 (0)20 7269 7204

About VinaCapital
VinaCapital is a leading asset management and real estate development firm in Vietnam, with a diversified portfolio of USD1.5 billion in assets under management. VinaCapital was founded in 2003 and boasts a team of investment professionals who bring extensive international finance and investment experience to the firm. Our mission is to produce superior returns for investors by using our experience and knowledge to identify the key trends and opportunities that emerge as Vietnam continues to develop its economy. To achieve this, VinaCapital has teams with broad experience covering equity markets, fixed income, private equity, venture capital, real estate and infrastructure.
VinaCapital manages three closed-end funds trading on the AIM Market of the London Stock Exchange. These funds are: VinaCapital Vietnam Opportunity Fund Limited (VOF), VinaLand Limited (VNL), and Vietnam Infrastructure Limited (VNI). VinaCapital also co-manages the DFJ VinaCapital L.P. technology venture capital fund with Draper Fisher Jurvetson.
VinaCapital has offices in Ho Chi Minh City, Hanoi, Danang, Nha Trang, Singapore and Yangon. More information about VinaCapital is available at

About the International Property Awards
The International Property Awards are open to residential and commercial property professionals from around the globe. Since 1995, they have celebrated the highest levels of achievement by companies operating in all sectors of the property and real estate industry. The awards are split into regions covering Africa, Asia Pacific, Arabia, Canada, Caribbean, Central and South America, Europe, UK and USA. The highest-scoring winners from each region are automatically entered into the overall International Awards, which ultimately determine the world’s finest property companies. An International Property Award is a world-renowned mark of excellence. Judging is carried out through a meticulous process involving a panel of over 70 experts covering every aspect of the property business.