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Awards and Recognition

In recognition of our endeavours, we are honoured to have received the following awards from prestigious organisations.

  

 

 

2016
The Asset Corporate Awards
In December, Link won a Gold Award at The Asset Corporate Awards for the second consecutive year, which recognises Link's efforts to maintain high standards of corporate governance. In addition, Link was named a winner in the Best Initiative in Social Responsibility category of the same awards scheme. Award 26 - Asset Corporate Awards-r2.jpg
Hong Kong Corporate Governance Excellence Awards
In December, Link was named a Category 1 winner at the Hong Kong Corporate Governance Excellence Awards 2016 (Main Board Companies - Hang Seng Index Constituent Companies), organised by the Chamber of Hong Kong Listed Companies. Award 25- Corporate Governance Excellence Awards.JPG
China Property Awards
In December, Link’s Temple Mall North was named the winner of the Best Retail Development (Hong Kong and Macau) in China Property Awards 2016 organised by Property Guru Group, which affirms the success of Link’s Temple Mall North asset enhancement project. Award 24 - China Property Award.jpg
Excellence in Facility Management Award
In November, Link’s Temple Mall North and Tsing Yi Shopping Centre won the Merit Awards under Retail category at the Excellence in Facility Management Award (EFMA) 2016. The award recognises Link's efforts and exemplary record in facility management.
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Green Building Award
In November, Link’s Kowloon East commercial development project was named Merit Award winner of Green Building Award 2016 in the “New Buildings: Projects Under Construction and/or Design - Commercial Building” category. Organised by the HKGBC with the Professional Green Building Council (PGBC), the award aims to provide recognition to building-related projects with outstanding performance and contributions in sustainability and the built environment.

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​Ten Gold Landmarks in Beijing’s Commercial Real Estate
In November, EC Mall was voted "Ten Gold Landmarks in Beijing’s Commercial Real Estate", an award organised by the China Real Estate Managers Union.
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Asia-Pacific Communications Awards
In October, Link’s Park & Dine mobile app won the Mobile Communication and Social Apps category award at the Asia-Pacific Communications Awards.
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Best Annual Reports Awards
In October, Link’s Annual Report 2015/2016 won the Bronze Award (General Category) of the Hong Kong Management Association Best Annual Reports Awards 2016, the third consecutive year Link was honoured with this title. The awards were designed to encourage the publication of timely, accurate, informative and well-presented annual reports.
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ICSC Asia Pacific Shopping Center Awards
In October, Link was named the winner of the Silver Award in the “Renovations and Expansions” category of the ICSC Asia Pacific Shopping Center Awards, which recognizes the company’s transformation of Tin Shing Market into a modern and stylish fresh market with its asset enhancement project.
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The Albert Sussman International Community Support Award
In October, Link’s flagship charity and community engagement programme Link Together Initiatives won the Albert Sussman International Community Support Award, the highest honour of The ICSC Foundation, recognising Link’s contribution to the community. Link is the first Hong Kong shopping centre owner to win this award.
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Quality Property & Facility Management Award
In September, Lok Fu Market won the Excellence Award in the Institutional Facility Management Category in the Quality Property & Facility Management Award 2016 jointly organised by The Hong Kong Association of Property Management Companies (HKAPMC) and The Hong Kong Institute of Surveyors (HKIS). This is the first time a Link property has received the biennial award.
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​Haidian District 2015 Enterprises of High Integrity
In September, on the strength of its comfortable shopping environment, quality service and good operating practices, EC Mall was named one of the "Haidian District 2015 Enterprises of High Integrity" by the Haidian District Administration for Trade and Industry Bureau and the Haidian District General Chamber of Commerce.
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Hang Seng Corporate Sustainability Benchmark Index
In September, Link REIT was included in the Hang Seng Corporate Sustainability Benchmark Index for the second year. The index’s constituent selection is based on a robust process, including consideration of the results from a sustainability assessment undertaken by Hong Kong Quality Assurance Agency, to ensure that the index is objective, reliable and of high investability.
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Asia Smartphone Apps Contest
In July, Link’s Park & Dine App won the Bronze Award in the Advertising and Marketing Category in the Asia Smartphone Apps Contest 2016 organised by the Hong Kong Wireless Technology Industry Association. Covering Link’s vast portfolio, the app has enjoyed great popularity since its launch last year. Its special features include the MTR Park & Ride Scheme, the iPick dining guide as well as e-queuing services.
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FTSE4Good Index Series
In July, Link was included in the highly regarded FTSE4Good Index Series for the fourth consecutive year, recognising Link’s compliance with global corporate social responsibility standards. The FTSE4Good Index Series is one of the world’s most credible indices measuring the performance of companies demonstrating strong environmental, social and governance practices.
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All-Asia Executive Team Rankings
In July, Link ranked favourably among industry leaders in the 2016 All-Asia Executive Team Ranking organised by Institutional Investor magazine. Apart from ranking third among the Most Honoured Companies in Asia, Link held five more places in the property sector rankings, including third place in Asia’s Best CEO (overall), second place in Asia’s Best Investor Relations Programme (overall and buy-side), third place in Asia’s Best Investor Relations Programme (sell-side) and third place in Best Analyst Days (overall).
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Asian Excellence Award 
In June, CEO George Hongchoy was named 'Asia's Best CEO (Investor Relations)' at the 6th Asian Excellence Award. In addition, CFO Andy Cheung won the title of 'Asia's Best CFO (Investor Relations)'. Link was also honoured with several awards, including 'Best CSR', 'Best Investor Relations Company', 'Best Environmental Responsibility' and 'Best Corporate Communications'. The award is organised by the journal Corporate Governance Asia.
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The Asset Triple A Asset Servicing, Fund Management and Investors Awards 2016
In June, Link’s efforts were recognised with the Property Investor of the Year award and the Impact Investor of the Year, Hong Kong award at The Asset Triple A Asset Servicing, Fund Management and Investors Awards 2016.
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HKIRA 2nd Investor Relations Awards
In May, Link garnered a number of honours at the 'HKIRA 2nd Investor Relations Awards' in recognition of its outstanding performance in investor relations. The accolades included Best IR Company (Large Cap), Best IR by CEO (Large Cap), Best IR by CFO (Large Cap), Best IRO (Large Cap) and Best IR Presentation Collaterals (Large Cap). The awards were organised by the Hong Kong Investor Relations Association.
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Web Accessibility Recognition Scheme
In April, Link’s newly revamped customer website secured the Silver Award under the Web Accessibility Recognition Scheme co-organised by the Office of the Government Chief Information Officer and the Equal Opportunities Commission. Link’s customer website has been recognised by the Scheme for four consecutive years.
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Hong Kong ICT Awards 
In April, Link’s Park & Dine App was awarded a Certificate of Merit in the 'Best Mobile Apps (Consumer Solutions)' category at the Hong Kong ICT Awards 2016.
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Asia's Best Companies
In April, Link picked up three awards at FinanceAsia magazine’s Asia's Best Companies Awards 2016, namely the third in 'Best CFO', fourth in 'Best Managed Company' and fourth in ' Best Investor Relations'.
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China Commercial Real Estate Association Awards
In March, Link was honoured with the 'Innovation Award for Real Estate Operations' at the 2015 China Commercial Real Estate Association Awards. The achievement recognises the excellent performance of Link’s EC Mall team in managing the retail property.
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Top 100 Hong Kong Listed Companies Selection
In March, for the third year in a row, Link was included as one of the 'Top 100 – Comprehensive Strength' in the 'Top 100 Hong Kong Listed Companies Selection' for 2015. The Top 100 Hong Kong Listed Companies Selection was jointly organised by Finet Group and QQ.com. Award 5 - R Top 100 Hong Kong Listed Companies Selection.JPG
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RICS Hong Kong Awards
In March, Link’s Fresh Market Asset Management team, which is responsible for the daily operation of Link's market portfolio, won the coveted 'Retail Team of the Year' title at the RICS Hong Kong Awards. The Award recognises teams that demonstrate excellent performance in the areas of mergers, acquisitions and management of retail properties. In addition, Link’s flagship charity and community engagement programme Link Together Initiatives and H.A.N.D.S won the certificates of excellence on 'Corporate Social Responsibility Project of the Year' and 'Refurbishment/Restoration Team of the Year' respectively.

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Best of the Best Awards
In March, CEO George Hongchoy was named 'CEO of the Year' at the 2015 Best of the Best Awards hosted by Asia Asset Management magazine. The award credits George with guiding the transformation of Link into a premier global REIT industry player, and contributing to the growth of Hong Kong's REIT industry. ​Best of the Best Awards
Social Responsibility Brand of the Year
In January, Link was honoured as the 'Social Responsibility Brand of the Year' at the fifth China Charity Festival, acknowledging Link's commitment to internationally recognised social responsibility standards, and the genuine progress we have made in enhancing the lives of our community members. Social Responsibility Brand of the Year
Corporate Governance Asia Recognition Awards
In January, Link garnered two awards at the Corporate Governance Asia Recognition Awards 2015 organised by Corporate Governance Asia. Link was named 'The Best of Asia - Asia's Icon on Corporate Governance' while CEO George Hongchoy won the 'Asian Corporate Director of the Year award. Corporate Governance Asia Recognition Awards

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Euromoney Real Estate Awards 2013 Best Investment Manager in Hong Kong 2015 Institutional Investor Most Honored Company in Hong Kong 2015 The Asset Triple A Awards Property Investor of the Year DJSI Asia Pacific FTSE4Good GRESB Green Star 2014 Hong Kong Awards for Industries: Customer Service Grand Award Web Accessibility Recognition Scheme