CENTURY PROPERTIES MANAGEMENT, INC. (CPMI), the property and facility management company of Century Properties Group, Inc. was recently named as the Philippines’ Facilities Management Company of the Year by the international consulting firm Frost and Sullivan in the 2014 Philippines Excellence Awards. Annually, the firm recognizes companies that demonstrate the best practices in various industries.

Frost & Sullivan is a growth and partnership company, and has been in existence for over 50 years across six continents. The award recipients were selected based on  in-depth analyses and interviews, primary and secondary researches by the F&S team that considered the parameters of market share in the facilities management category, strength of leadership, breadth of products/services and solutions, major customer acquisitions, and business and market strategy in order to identify best practice.

CPMI is the first company in the Philippines to improve facilities management service through the use of international standards. Through the years, it has amassed outstanding knowledge of the specific needs of the local market. It has been in the property and facility management sector since 1989, offering a wide range of services to end-users from the commercial and residential property segments. Its select portfolio of property and facility management projects includes an international financial institution, a telecom’s critical facilities, a hospital, a major banks’ headquarters, a mall and some of the country’s tallest and renowned hotels, offices and well-known residential condominiums. CPMI introduced the property and facility management academic course in the country through the Ateneo Continuing Education.

The company’s competitive advantages are its expertise, professionalism and the relentless passion of its in-house property and facility management experts, a team composed of authorities whose knowledge and experience remain the most admired in the industry. Together, they have made CPMI a one-stop solution service provider.

Moreover, key to its continued success and repeat business is CPMI’s demonstrated capacity to preserve and enhance the quality of its managed projects.

“It is high time the industry is recognized. We are especially pleased to receive the Award as we celebrate CPMI’s 25th year in the business,” CPMI’s Senior Executive Vice President and COO Paul Navarro said.

“Property and facility management, the services that provide the backbone of a building or a facility, are often unnoticed as the property is rendered at its optimum operational efficiency, kept safe, running cost-effectively and at its best at all times,” he added.

During the awards ceremony at the Makati Shangri-La last July, Navarro shared the recognition with the company’s 780-strong workforce and the 2000 staff members of its partner service providers.

“CPMI is able to dispense its services through a combination of the right management tools and technology, the right and hands-on experts for the various disciplines of property and facility management who can respond to urgent calls 24/7, and the qualified personnel who have passion for the job,” he said.

Navarro also expressed confidence that as the real еstatе industry continues to fuel the country’s economy, the future of the property and facility management industry looks brighter, further pushing industry players to improve their services.

“I can assure you that CPMI is ready to face the challenges in the business, and will continue to enhance its business to better serve its valued clients,” he said.

 

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The team of Century Properties Management, Inc. (from left): Manny M. Pangilinan – VP – Engineering & Technical Services Division, Gerry R. Mina – VP-Property Operations Division, Feliciano G. Navarro – Sr. Vice President – Engineering & Technical Services Division, Ma. Cecilia G. Bagaforo – HR Head, Apolinar I. Navarro – Sr. Executive Vice President – COO, Ma. Cristina  T. Romero – VP- Marketing and Operations Support Services, Fernando B. Espineda – VP-Finance/CFO, and Willy B. Muñoz – VP-Security & Safety Division.