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2015 Urban Taskforce Australia Property Person of the Year

Urban Task Force Australia

The youngest recipient in the history of the accolade, Iwan Sunito was awarded 2015 Urban Taskforce Australia Property Person of the Year for his impressive contribution to Australia’s property industry since co-founding Crown Group with business partner Paul Sathio two decades ago.

Acknowledgement of many years of commitment to innovative design and quality in everything we do. Our philosophy is not ‘bigger first then better’ but rather ‘better first and bigger will follow’.

“Iwan has grown Crown Group in less than 20 years into one of Sydney’s major developers of upper end apartments. Iwan is a classic success story through his drive and commitment to quality that have lifted him from his early days in a small town in Central Kalimantan, Indonesia to studying architecture at the University of New South Wales, to forming the Crown Group with business partner Paul Sathio in 1996 and now running a development company worth many millions of dollars.”
Urban Taskforce CEO, Chris Johnson

“Iwan Sunito represents a new wave of entrepreneurial developers who are creating apartment buildings that convey the excitement of urban living. I congratulate Iwan on his incredible achievements over a relatively short period of time.”
Urban Taskforce Chair, Peter Daly

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The 2013 Indonesian Diaspora Entrepreneur award.

 2nd annual Congress Indonesian Diaspora Award

A special guest at the 2nd annual Congress Indonesian Diaspora, a gathering of the world’s most successful Indonesian-born professionals living abroad, Iwan was awarded the highly-coveted 2013 Indonesian Diaspora Entrepreneur award. President of Indonesia Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono addressed the congress and commented Iwan was an “inspiration to others.” Iwan was also officially appointed to the Global Indonesian Diaspora Board in 2013.

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Property and Bank Magazine Golden Leadership Award 2013

Indonesia Property and Bank Award 2013

One of Indonesia’s most highly-regarded property publications, Property and Bank Magazine awarded Iwan Sunito its annual Golden Leadership award in 2013. Iwan was featured on the cover of Property and Bank’s June edition. Editor Tutut Handayani wrote “Iwan Sunito is living proof Indonesian-born entrepreneurs can be successful in Australia.”

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The 2013 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Eastern Region Industry Category Award

Entrepreneur of the Year Eastern Region Industry Category Award

Competing against Australia’s best and brightest entrepreneurs, Iwan was named winner of the 2013 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Eastern Region Industry Category Award.  A panel of expert judges selected from 16 entrepreneurs nominated in the Eastern Region and commented: “Iwan has successfully differentiated Crown Group with its resort-feel apartment complexes. To do so competitively, Iwan has changed the property development business model. As a result, Crown Group is achieving excellent market share growth in this competitive industry.”

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