Dr. Hiran Hettiarachchi - Group Chairman, Blue Mountain accepts the award for ‘Best Property Consultant’ at the IFM Awards
The Blue Mountain Group, the leading real estate major in Sri Lanka, was bestowed with the prestigious ‘Best Property Consultant’ award at the International Finance Magazine (IFM) Awards, held at the Landmark Hotel in London, UK, on 27th November 2015. The first non-finance real-estate company in Sri Lanka to receive this award, the Blue Mountain Group is setting new professional standards in the real estate sector. Within a relatively short span of five years, the Blue Mountain Group has grown into a conglomerate comprising of large-scale companies engaged in diverse aspects of real estate, including land sales, apartment/condominiums, construction, property management, valuation, surveying, legal services and more.
Commenting on the accomplishment, Dr. Hiran Hettiarachchi (MBBS-Colombo, MBA - Australia) - Group Chairman, Blue Mountain said, “The bestowal of a globally coveted award such as ‘Best Property Consultant’ on the Blue Mountain Group, at the highly respected IFM Awards, is a true testimonial of our revolutionary approach to the real estate sector. The nominees included some of the world’s leading finance enterprises and it gives us immense pride and pleasure to be selected from amongst such a select group, despite being a real estate and not a finance company. We have pioneered many firsts in the sector and remain committed to driving further innovation in the industry, to ensure that Sri Lankans can access professional real estate services. Our unparalleled levels of customer services and strong customer relationships has ensured we have grown at an above average growth rate. We have ambitious plans to develop the skyline of Colombo and other cities in Sri Lanka by building value adding properties. As Sri Lanka embarks on a new era in its development, Blue Mountain is ideally positioned to spearhead its real estate development.”
(L-R) Ridma Madawatte - Chief Executive Officer, Mohan Perera - Group Managing Director, Dr. Rayomi Hettiarachchi – Executive Director, Dr. Hiran Hettiarachchi - Group Chairman, Thilan Anuradha – Director, Vinesh Athukorala – Group Chief Executive Officer of Blue Mountain Group
The prestigious award was bestowed at a glittering ceremony on 27th November in London at the iconic Landmark Hotel and was attended by, Dr. Hiran Hettiarachchi (MBBS-Colombo, MBA-Australia) - Group Chairman, Dr. Rayomi Hettiarachchi – Executive Director, Mohan Perera - Group Managing Director, Vinesh Athukorala – Group Chief Executive Officer, Ridma Madawatte - Chief Executive Officer and Thilan Anuradha – Director, who jointly accepted the award in front of an distinguished gathering of guests.
Blue Mountain was also feted at the Asia Pacific Property Awards Summit (APPAS) in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in 2015, with the highly coveted 5-Star Award in the ‘Property Consultancy Marketing’ category for its innovative gated community developments. Its latest project is a massive venture with 440 ultra-luxury apartment units, a conference centre and a shopping mall. Designed by its architect partner P& T, from Singapore, the project features design elements that will be used in Sri Lanka for the very first time. All Blue Mountain Apartments promise luxury at an affordable price and offer ultimate value for money. The company has entered into a strategic partnership with the Singapore-based P&T Group, in a bid to pioneer landmark real estate projects in the country.
The IFM Awards celebrates the highest excellence standards. An event that recognizes and honours individuals and organisations in the international finance industry that make a significant difference and add value, the Award is one that will herald the highest standards of innovation and performance. The Award shines a spotlight on those who make a contribution to raising the bar in the financial industry through activities of note. Apart from recognizing the key performers in the industry, the IFM Award makes a concerted effort to shine the spotlight on organisations in niche segments and those that exhibit brilliance in the unsung corners of the finance industry.