Property Management

Where location fails, try property management

Horizon Plaza has had success despite its location. Photo: K. Y. Cheng

The premise of the well-worn phrase "location, location, location" in real estate suggests that all other factors pale into insignificance when it comes to the value and desirability of a property. Important, yes, but is it everything?

Wednesday, 29 May, 2013, 3:21am

Investors cry foul at 'misleading' celebrity advertising

Investors of shopping malls have to check the background and track records of the developers and the property management company. Photo: Xinhua

The investors of Taishan Landmark complained that the 70,000 square metre shopping mall had been largely deserted since it opened in late 2010 because of poor management, and that their investments were going down the drain.

4 Feb 2013 - 4:40am

Changing the way we work

A glimpse into the future of how work is performed can be seen as an increasing number of businesses around the world start to use serviced-office solutions.

15 Aug 2012 - 10:58pm

A hard day at the beach

While tickets, passport and money will doubtless feature on the checklist as Hongkongers set off for the summer break, another priority sits high on the to-do list of many, with a large number of employees indicating they plan to spend up to three hours a day working on company business while they are on holiday.

21 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Eye on improvement

To The Link Management (The Link), the concept of quality is a continuing process designed to deliver value to tenants, investors and local communities.

17 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Improved access for practitioners

A new two-tier membership structure introduced by the Hong Kong Institute of Housing (HKIH) is designed to boost service quality and industry know-how in the property management sector.

14 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Keeping clean, going green

Property Management

13 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Licensing looms for property managers

Property management companies should be subject to mandatory regulation though a single system, while their staff should be subject to a two-tier scheme, depending on qualifications, say government advisers.

5 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Embracing mobility

Flexible working is gaining momentum worldwide, in line with a drive by companies to reduce overheads and the development of internet technology that makes the office easily portable.

14 May 2012 - 12:00am

Mobile staff get pit stop

With fast technology, network improvements and a rapidly growing variety of instruments for communication, the demand for a speedy response is increasing, as we aim to use every possible moment to get our daily work done sooner.

23 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Spurred on by challenges

Hans Leijten's move from an established airline to a fast-growing serviced office company has reignited the feeling of adventure in him.

Leijten joined global serviced office provider Regus in 2008 as regional vice-president of East Asia, when demand for a flexible working environment was fuelling expansion in Asia.

5 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Survival tips for firms

Many businesses fail to prepare for emergency situations. However, we only have to look at the chain of disasters that hit the world last year - the earthquake and tsunami in Japan, the Middle East uprisings, the Christchurch earthquake and the floods in Bangkok - to realise the urgency for companies to think ahead.

9 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Home away from home

Global serviced office chains offer a wide range of benefits for busy business travellers.

For example, businessmen using the services of Regus in Hong Kong can take a break in the lounge of one the company's 12 serviced offices, checking e-mail on their own computer using the lounge's free Wi-fi or on the Mac computer for communal use.

5 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Help at hand for owners of old flats

The government has launched a HK$38 million project to help homeowners in 1,200 old buildings to organise their own corporations.

The scheme targets buildings that lack an owners' corporation and will help to reactivate defunct ones.

19 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

A property manager is a jack of all trades

If you love helping others solve their problem, the job of a property manager might be right for you. 'It is a property manager's duty to help tenants solve all sorts of problem - it can be a hygiene or security issue, or as simple as helping shoppers find their way in the mall,' says Passy Wong Wai-chung (below right), senior manager for leasing and management at Hang Lung Properties.

18 Nov 2011 - 12:00am