The Property Management Services Authority (PMSA) held the PM Pioneer Awards Ceremony (Awards Ceremony) at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre today to present the PM Pioneer Award to over 100 property management companies (PMCs) in Hong Kong which have taken the lead to be licensed, commending their active support for the property management (PM) industry licensing regime and driving by action the development of the PM industry in Hong Kong towards enhanced quality and professionalism.
The Awards Ceremony was held during the 2nd International Property Management and Procurement Expo. Officiating guests included Chairperson of the PMSA Tony TSE and fellow PMSA Members. In addition to presenting awards to the PM Pioneers, the PMSA also invited Professor YUEN Kwok-yung, specialist in infectious diseases and Chair of Infectious Diseases, Department of Microbiology, University of Hong Kong, to make a keynote speech at the Awards Ceremony, sharing with the PM industry his invaluable experiences in carrying out inspection at various types of properties including private residential buildings, public housing, shopping malls, restaurants etc., to examine the cause of viral spreading during the COVID-19 epidemic. Professor YUEN has also addressed how PM may make properties more hygienic and safer, thus preventing virus from spreading. Over 1,000 participants attended the Awards Ceremony in person or online, of which most were from the PM industry.
Chairperson of the PMSA Tony TSE said, “The PMSA wishes to express heartfelt gratitude to more than 100 PM Pioneers for driving ahead in the industry and taking the lead to be licensed, thereby demonstrating by action their support for the sustainable development of the PM industry. Working collaboratively with all sectors, the PMSA will continue to take up the responsibility of spearheading and driving the development of the industry in Hong Kong towards a new milestone and a new era for PM together, like a Kaleidoscope creating infinite possibilities and a vision for a blooming and diversified future.”
Since the implementation of the PM industry licensing regime from 1 August 2020, over 310 PMCs have already applied for licence, with over 130 already licensed. Over 130 PMCs have already reserved timeslot within the period between August this year and May next year for submitting licence application through the recently launched Licence Application Appointment Booking Scheme of the PMSA. For property management practitioners (PMP), the PMSA has issued over 8,500 PMP licences, whereby formal licences account for 65%, while provisional licences account for 35%. PMPs have been active in getting licensed.
The PMSA announced earlier the launch of the Licence Application Appointment Booking Scheme which allows PMCs to reserve a suitable timeslot within the period between August this year and May next year for submitting licence application, thus enabling PMCs to apply for licence orderly before the end of the transitional period (i.e. 31 July 2023) in order for them to be licensed in accordance with the law and to continue to provide professional PM services after the transitional period.
Chairperson of the PMSA Tony TSE emphasised, “I wish to strongly appeal to PMCs which have yet to apply for licence to seize the time left and initiate the licence application process soonest possible through the Licence Application Appointment Booking Scheme launched by the PMSA in order to get licensed orderly so as to avoid logging behind their peers and the market in the industry. If PMCs choose to submit application only within the two months before the end of the transitional period, they may not be able to obtain licence before the end of the transitional period, thereby facing the risk of not being able to comply with the law and to provide PM services seamlessly after the end of the transitional period.”
PMCs may make reservation for licence application through the PMSA’s PMC licence application hotline (3696 1157). As there are daily quotas for licence application, the PMSA will make allocation on a first-come-first-served basis.
From 1 August 2023 onwards, all PMCs providing more than one category of prescribed PM services for properties (subject to deeds of mutual covenant) and PMPs assuming a managerial or supervisory role in such PMCs providing PM services are required to be licensed in accordance with the law in order to continue to provide PM services.
 PMCs successfully licensed before 30 June 2022 are recognised by the PMSA as a PM Pioneer.
The Property Management Services Authority (PMSA) PM Pioneer Awards Ceremony was officiated by Chairperson of the PMSA Hon Tony TSE Wai-chuen (6th left), Vice-chairperson Professor Eddie HUI Chi-man (5th left), PMSA members Hon Frankie YICK Chi-ming (5th right), Dr Jason CHAN Kai-yue (3rd left), Mr Paul NG Kwong-ming (1st left), Mr Justin WONG Fai-shing (2nd right), Dr Mickey YAN Wai-kiu (2nd left), Mr YIP Hing-kwok (3rd right), Assistant Director of Home Affairs Department Mr Chris NG Hung-fai (4th right), Deputy Director of Housing Department Mr Ricky YEUNG Yiu-fai (4th left), and Chief Executive Officer of the PMSA Mr Alan SIU Yu-bun (1st right).
Ends/Wednesday , 31 August 2022
Issued at HKT 18:00