President’s Message (2021–2023)
I am deeply honored to be elected as the President of The Hong Kong Association of Property Management Companies (HKAPMC) with the generous support of all Council Members.
For and on behalf of Urban Property Management Limited, I would like to extend my most sincere gratitude for the trust and confidence of all Council Members as well as all member companies on me. I, together with all our fellow Council Members, will strive to do our best endeavours to represent our members in the discussions coordination with the HKSAR Government and other external bodies to uphold the interests, rights, powers and privileges of our members and on other matters for the common interests of the Hong Kong property management industry as a whole.
Founded in January 1990, when Urban was the Founding and First President, HKAPMC has been passionately devoting to the establishment of the professional status of property management in the territory. The Council of the term will continue to uphold the objectives of HKAPMC by organizing various activities, listening and collecting views from our members and the industry at large to reflect our concerns, standpoints and suggestions to the government. Particularly, we shall facilitate the industry to adapt to the new regime of licensing and to encourage property management companies (PMCs) to obtain the required licences before the transitional period ends on 31 July 2023, to enhance the industry’s professional status and social recognition.
With a view to mitigating the unemployment situation under the COVID-19 pandemic, funded by the Anti-epidemic Fund 2.0 Scheme launched by the HKSAR Government, HKAPMC is commissioned by the Civil Service Bureau (CSB) to create 3,000 time-limited new jobs under the Job Creation Scheme which involved a total subsidy of HK$360 million. We would continue to follow up with CSB on the release of the subsidies to our members in the coming few months.
Aside from the COVID-19 pandemic and the licensing regime, the Hong Kong property management industry is confronting uncertainties and challenges in the coming years. The Government has established the Review Committee on the Building Management Ordinance (BMO) to conduct a comprehensive review of the BMO. In response, we would encourage members to provide their opinions and solicit them to relevant controversial amendments. Moreover, we shall work with other property management related professional bodies to assure our views and suggestions on the consultation document are fully conveyed to and accepted by the government.
With over 30 years of relentless efforts, HKAPMC has garnered fruitful results for the professional development of property management practices in Hong Kong. We have successfully established our credibility and an esteemed status in the professional arena while enjoying growing recognition by the government, the industry and the general public.
Up to now, we have 108 members who have been working together to provide high quality management services for over 70% of the residential units, industrial and commercial buildings, car parks, and public and private facilities in the territory. In future, we will adhere to our missions and roles as a catalyst for continuous professional development and a leading advocate in relaying our intimate knowledge of the industry alongside our expert opinions regarding specific recommendations on the policies and measures for the planning and future development of the property management industry.
Once again, I would like to extend my heartfelt gratitude to all members and the industry for your unwavering support and encouragement to HKAPMC over the last 30 years. I have full confidence that, with the unfailing support of all our members, HKAPMC will continue to maintain its leading position in the trade. I look forward to working more closely with you all to tackle new challenges, contribute to the sustainable development of property management and help build a better future for Hong Kong together!
With my warmest regards,
Dr Cheng Kam Wah, Edmond
The Hong Kong Association of Property Management Companies