PETALING JAYA (April 27): It is important to ensure that the desired property has been designed and built for quality property management. managing director and editor-in-chief Au Foong Yee said this is because the value of ill-managed real estate would not be future-proof. 

Au was speaking at the Symposium on Excellent Property Management 2019.
Themed “Is your investment future-proof?” the symposium is organised by

“Property that is maintained well ...would appreciate in value. Half the battle is won, however, if the real estate has been designed and built for property management in the first place,” stressed Au.

The half-day event was organised in partnership with Nippon Paint Malaysia while the supporting sponsors were Gamuda Land and Panasonic Malaysia. The event was also supported by The Edge Malaysia, Architect Centre, Chur Associates, the National House Buyers Association (HBA) and the Association of Property and Facility Managers (APFM)  Singapore.

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* Lim: Property management is good in Malaysia

* Seek COB’s help when dealing with strata living problems 

* Understand the cost of preserving the value of your property

* Free maintenance charges, really? Buyers, don’t be fooled, says HBA

The first speaker was HBA honorary secretary general Datuk Chang Kim Loong with his presentation titled, “Creativity vs sustainability – Buyer’s don’t be fooled”.

Next, Anthony Lee Tee, accredited building inspector and trainer discussed his topic, “Aesthetics OR safety? You decide!” Lee's session was followed by founder and managing partner of Chur Associates Chris Tan's presentation on the topic “Of COBs and the Tribunal – Do you know your rights?”

The last speaker before the panel discussion was president of APFM (Singapore) Dr Lim Lan Yuan. His presentation was titled, “How does Malaysia score for property management?”

Lee, Tan and Lim then took part in the panel discussion titled, “What happens when the party stops?” with Au as the moderator. 

The symposium attracted over 550 attendees.

The half-day event concluded with two lucky draw sessions.For the first round, there were eight winners who received a pair of Skytropolis Funland preview tickets worth RM128 each from Resorts World Genting.

Another five winners walked home with Home Safety Inspection package by building inspectors from Architect Centre worth RM4,000 each.

Meanwhile, each attendee also received the Strata OMG owner’s manual and guidebook authored by Tan.

Attendees also had the opportunity to check out the booths set up by, FundMyHome, Panasonic, Nippon Paint and Gamuda Land.

Read the full coverage of the symposium in the May 3, 2018 issue of pullout. You can access back issues here.

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