** Christmas @ Raintree ** is here!

For the first time since opening, we’re inviting everyone up to the Raintree rooftop for some Cambodian Christmas cheer. We’ll be transforming the Canopy and the Crown into a festival filled with food, pop-up stalls, music and laughter. Find out more about our awesome pop-up vendors, brands and entrepreneurs in this first of two blog features.

Cambodia riding the Valley wave?

Cambodia riding the Valley wave?

Cambodia has seen a sharp rise in entrepreneurial and tech competitions over the past decade. They come in various forms, from one-day pitches, two-day hackathons, to several rounds over several months. They also target different demographics from as early as secondary school students, through more mature business professionals. While venture capital is still in its infancy in Cambodia (at least by the Silicon Valley definition), competitions are a positive sign of things to come. Here's an overview of some of the startup competitions in Cambodia that Raintree has been excited to engage with this year.

Raintree’s media mentions - beyond our shores

For our next installation of Raintree’s media coverage, we’re excited to start making our way slowly beyond Cambodian shores. Now all our office tenants are settling into their new professional home and we’re putting some final design touches to the project, here’s a run down of our recent features from International Property Magazine to one of our all-time favourite publications, Monocle Magazine.

Celebrating Raintree at the International Property Awards!

After some very, very late work nights and a short trip to Thailand, we have some big news to share…

We are thrilled to announce that Raintree has been awarded Cambodia’s “Best Office Development” in the 2017 International Property Awards, in association with the Telegraph UK, Grohe and Emirates Airlines. The awards commend world-class standards in development, architecture and design, and we were honoured to represent Cambodia in the Asia Pacific region.

Team Raintree says “cheese!” at the official IPAX Conference and Awards Gala

Team Raintree says “cheese!” at the official IPAX Conference and Awards Gala

With the awards running for over 20 years and a distinguished judging panel comprised of industry professionals from the British Property Federation through several ‘starchitect’ studios, we are happy to be recognised in such a new market. The awards application involves a lengthy submission process covering architecture, layout, interiors, sustainability, security and innovation. The panel recognised Raintree’s commitment to the community and highlighted it’s collaborative design. Take a look at some of the other developments that made the cut from all over the world here.

The International Property Awards “Wall of Fame” feature on Raintree

The International Property Awards “Wall of Fame” feature on Raintree

All of this could not be possible without the sheer determination and hard work from our team and partners, that we would like to personally thank.

Pisnoka International Corporation: for continuing to push standards of Cambodian construction and mobilising their team 24/7
Fuxin Steel Buildings and ISI Steel: for the highest grade steel materials and engineering
Our Team: for burning the midnight oil throughout the project
Our Tenants: for believing in our project and choosing Raintree as your professional home. This award is a reflection of our team’s commitment to providing you the best space we possibly can, as we continuously strive to improve our development.

We could not be more thankful for everyone’s combined support, and we hope this enables us to continue contributing to the Phnom Penh urban landscape and local community. Onwards and upwards…

With much gratitude,

Zoë and Hok

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Submission credits
Killer layout and design: Wen Sheng Teh
Stellar photography: Samjam Photography

Behind the scenes: Raintree in the making

It took a whirlwind 12 months to design and build our first project, but a much longer time to conceive it. From ideation, to conceptualisation, to floor planning, to interior design and finally construction - there’s so much that goes into creating great space.

Our journey of creating workspace began when our co-founders returned to Cambodia to start their own companies - a design studio and a development firm. They struggled to find workspace that inspired creativity and fostered innovation. Their choices were taking spaces in traditional office towers or converting existing townhouses or villas into offices. As young entrepreneurs themselves, they also wanted to be part of a collaborative and dynamic professional community. This was the genesis of our first project.

Here’s a short video that gives a bit of insight into the story behind Raintree, the making of the project and its aspirations.

If you enjoyed watching and haven’t visited us yet, come say hi and take a look! Appointments can be scheduled by emailing hello@raintreecambodia.com.

Team Raintree

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Thanks: to the talented team at Studio M

Featuring: Pisnoka International Corporation, Fuxin Steel Buildings, Hok Kang Architects and Urbanland Asia