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Reflecting on 2021

Tony Socheat, Managing Director & Founder, looks back at a busy first year for Kambujaya in 2021.

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Since the beginning, we set out with a vision to take a unique approach to real estate development. We wanted to introduce distinctive and thoughtfully designed lifestyle spaces to inspire the next generation of Khmer architects/engineers. We wanted to show that it’s possible to apply unconventional, creative, and educational approaches to marketing. We wanted to show our love for greenery through our actions and not just words.

Informative, detailed-oriented, and construction transparency are words that are not typically associated with local Khmer developers. However, Kambujaya is not your typical developer. We do things differently. We build homes and not just houses. We prefer quality over quantity. We wanted to provide intentional design and personal touch with everything we do. It is this desire to bring a fresh approach and positive inspirational impact to the real estate industry that guided us through our first year as a young startup.

Cambodia is going through an exciting time. Customers are starting to demand more from us developers. I’d love to share with you the countless stories of all the people I’ve met in the past year that offered words of encouragement to let me know that we were on the right track. Personally, this has been the core motivation for me to strive to do better and work harder.

In terms of achievements, it’s been very rewarding for me to see the fruits of our hard work come to fruition. We started 2021 with an empty site and worked tirelessly until the launch of our mock-up unit last month. To-date, we’ve sold out our 1st phase and have completed 60% of construction overall. We are on track for mid-2022 completion.

Thanks to those who have helped us get to this point — our homebuyers, collaborators, cafe partners, and supporters. Lastly, I'm grateful and appreciative to be surrounded by a talented and hardworking team that shares the same passion for providing better quality and value to the market. Without them, none of the success achieved this year would be possible.

Kambujaya is looking forward to sharing new milestones with you in 2022. Here’s to another year of growing, learning, and building together!

Tony Socheat
Managing Director & Founder