Phuket Real Estate Revealed: Highlights from Phuket Connect Event

4 April 2024

Phuket Real Estate Revealed: Highlights from Phuket Connect Event


Recently, Phuket Connect took place at The Amora Beach Resort Phuket, unveiling the 19th Annual PropertyGuru Thailand Property Awards. This event, presented by PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards, DDproperty, C9 Hotelworks, and HLB Thailand, showcased Phuket's emergence as a global leader in leisure branded residences, valued at over USD 2.3 billion.

Insights from Bill Barnett of C9 Hotelworks highlighted the island's appeal to investors, driven by a surge in demand for leisure-branded properties and mixed-use projects. Meanwhile, Paul Ashburn of HLB Thailand shed light on the tax benefits for long-term resident (LTR) visa holders, emphasizing its appeal to high-potential individuals.

For more details on Phuket's real estate market and the LTR visa program, delve into the full article on HLB Phuket's website:

Don't miss the chance to submit your nominations for the 19th Annual PropertyGuru Thailand Property Awards! Visit the link below for more information and to participate:

About HLB Thailand

HLB Thailand has a long tradition of serving international and local clients and today is one of the leading international accountings and advisory firms in Thailand specifically in Bangkok and Phuket.

We are one of only 30 audit firms in Thailand approved by the SEC to audit entities in Thailand’s capital markets. The approval follows a thorough review by the SEC of our audit quality control system to ensure our compliance with the International Standard on Quality Control 1 (ISQC 1).

About HLB 

HLB International is a global network of independent professional accounting firms and business advisers. Formed in 1969, we service clients through our member firms in 158 countries, with 29,363 partners and staff in 795 offices worldwide. 

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About C9 Hotelworks 

C9 Hotelworks is led by founder and Managing Director Bill Barnett, who brings over 30 years’ experience in the Asian hospitality and real estate sectors. Prior to founding C9 in 2003, Bill held senior executive roles in hotel operations, development, and asset management. He is considered a leading global authority on hotel residences and has sat at almost every seat around the hospitality and real estate table. Bill promotes industry insight through regular conference presentations at key events and contributes to numerous industry publications. For more information contact 

About PropertyGuru Group 

Established in 2005, the PropertyGuru Thailand Property Awards is known as the longest-running real estate awards programme of its kind in Thailand. The PropertyGuru Thailand Property Awards originated the PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards series, which has expanded over the years to cover 18 dynamic real estate markets, including Australia, the Chinese territories, Japan, India, and Sri Lanka. 

As the Official Supervisor of the PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards, a representative from the local HLB office will be involved in all stages of the judging process to ensure that everything and everyone abides by the standards, from reviewing completed entry forms to participating in all judges’ meetings, to joining virtual or physical site inspections, and approving the results. 


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