Cambodian Investment Management (CIM), renowned accounting firm, is entrusted with overseeing the entire judging process of CREA 2019. As Official Supervisor of the CREA, CIM works to ensure that the CREA judging process, from start to finish, is conducted objectively and with the utmost integrity.

CIM reviews completed entry forms to check that they meet the published criteria. The Ministry of Economy and Finance (MEF) will approve that the company or agent has the required licenses and registrations. The Judges then come together to review the entries and confidentially submit all scores to CIM for final checking, and CIM then presents the results of these reviews to the Judges.

A representative of CIM is present at the Judges’ meetings to ensure that Awards criteria and guidelines are strictly followed. CIM gives final approval for all of the CREA winners. Outside of approving that the company or agent has the required licenses and registrations, the MEF will play no role in the final judging and decisions on winners.


Participants will be judged by a highly experienced team of professionals who cover a range of property-related disciplines. The judging panel will use a robust framework that ensures the application process is equitable and impartial.

Outside of determining the judging criteria, terms and conditions of entrants and panel members, will remain totally independent of the judging results. The final decision on all awards will be left to the judging panel, in combination with the weighted votes of the general public.


Given the CREA’s value of public involvement, a portion of the judging will take into account public votes which will be conducted via the event website and social media channels. Different award categories will include different weightings for consumer voting, depending on the nature of the award and the relevancy of public opinion to that award.


All nominees must have the necessary registrations, licences and tax patents related to their business activities. The legitimacy of entrants will be overseen by representatives of the Ministry of Economy and Finance (MEF), the General Department of Taxation (GDT) and the Ministry of Land Management, Urban Planning and Construction (MLMUPC) where and when applicable.