Over the years, Malaysia’s commendable economy that is resilient together with fast-paced real estate development initiatives undertaken, have opened up new markets for the industry. This has inevitably given rise to a demand for improved services and standards provided by property agencies in the country. Of course, top-notch property agencies in the land are well poised to more than just meet the needs and requirements of customers with their level of expertise and professionalism. Here, Top 10 of Malaysia shares a brief take on its list of the nation’s top property agencies that are dynamic and progressive in more ways than one.
Christopher Lim, one of the founder of Property HubProperty Hub
This full service real estate agency was founded by Benjamin Tee and Christopher Lim in 2009. Based in Mont Kiara, Property Hub specialises in sale and rental of upmarket properties and has now successfully expanded its branches to Kota Kinabalu and KLCC. Being one of Malaysia’s fastest growing agencies, Property Hub has won the MIEA Residential Agency of the Year award from 2012-2017 and also Star Property’s All-Star Agency 2017 Award.
Henry Butcher Real Estate Sdn Bhd
Founded by Long Tian Chek and Lim Eng Chong plus being part of the Henry Butcher Malaysia Group, Henry Butcher Real Estate Sdn Bhd began its operations in 1987. Its diverse field of services include real estate, plant and machinery and art covering valuations, estate agency, project marketing, international marketing, auction and tenders, market research and development consultancy, property management and retail consultancy, leasing and management. This dynamic agency also has 25 offices all throughout Malaysia.
Established in 1984, Reapfield Group has over 34 years of experience in Malaysia’s real estate field. Branching to 11 offices in the Klang Valley and an office in Penang, the agency achieved recognition and success due to its high quality professional service and experience in the real estate field. Handling projects in the residential, commercial, industrial and primary market sectors locally and worldwide, its staffs are well trained by their President and Founder, David Ong, who is also a well-known and talented entrepreneur. To date, Reapfield has received numerous awards that included the MIEA National Real Estate Awards, MIEA National Real Estate Awards for Honourable Mention and iProperty.com Agents Advertising Awards.
Rahim & Co.
Founded in 1976 by Tan Sri Abdul Rahim Abdul Rahman, Rahim & Co International Sdn Bhd has grown to be one of the largest and well established real estate consultancy firms in Malaysia with its nationwide network of 20 offices. Its main areas of services include valuation, estate agency, research and property and facilities management. Until now, it has garnered recognition for its outstanding service in the real estate field, gained several international accolades and also worldwide recognition.
Carey Real Estate
Carey Real Estate was founded by Nixon Paul in 1983 and now has branches in Kuala Lumpur, Kota Kinabalu (Sabah), Penang, Johor Bahru and Ampang (Selangor). Other than being actively involved in sales and rental of residential or commercial properties with good investment value to high net worth individuals, pension funds, sovereign wealth funds and REITS, it has also won 3 National Real Estate awards for its immensely good performance in the real estate field. It has handled the sale of Renaissance Hotel in Kuala Lumpur for RM756 million, the Brickfields Asia College campus located at VSQ Tower in Petaling Jaya for RM70 million and a 15-storey office building (Amgroup Leadership Center) in Kuala Lumpur City Centre for RM60 million.
Established by Dato’ Howard Chew and Sean Yong in 2006, Chester Properties has now expanded its branches to Desa Sri Hartamas, Bangsar and even to Gangnam-gu, Seoul in South Korea. Also, it was awarded the Business of the Year 4th Award for Service Provider of the Year 2009, Ten Outstanding Young Malaysia Award 2010, The 10th Asia Pacific International Honesty Enterprise Keris Award 2011 and Best Agency of the Year 2015.
Hartamas Real Estate Group
Hartamas Real Estate Group was founded in 1996 by Eric Kim and it specialises in corporate real estate, project marketing, international properties, agency services, expatriate relocation services, training and academy, valuation consultancy and asset and facilities management. It has also won several awards that included the Real Estate Agency of the year (2011-2013), Top Real Estate Firm of the Year (2015-2017), Top Project Marketing Firm of the Year (2015-2017) and Top Commercial Real Estate Firm of the year (2011-2017).
Established in Dubai by CEO Kashif Ansari, IQI Global has now spread its branches to Malaysia. Malaysian branch leader, Group Vice President Chen Tse Ping successfully mentored the agents and garnered well known recognition for IQI. Besides, IQI has also won several awards that included the All Star Agency Award. Other than being a property agency, IQI is also well known for its financial support to charities worldwide.
Headquartered in London and having its branch headquarters in Kuala Lumpur, with other office branches at Penang, Johor and Kota Kinabalu, Knight Frank is not only one of Malaysia’s leading property agencies but also one of the leading global property consultancies. It also has 418 offices across 60 countries. Sarkunan Subramaniam, Managing Director of Knight Frank leads the Group in advising individual buyers and sellers, developers, investors and event corporate tenants in property management.
Founded by Previndran Singhe in 2002 with a team of only 5 people, Zerin Properties is now one of Asia’s award-winning real estate agencies. Among the awards won by Zerin were Malaysian Institute of Estate Agents (MIEA) for Most Innovative Firm 2015 and Highly Commended Property Consultancy Malaysia 2015-2016 by International Property Award for Asia Pacific Category 2015. In addition, Zerin is also the first property agency in Malaysia to launch a web-based marketing company and has won international awards for its website.