What it does: Property management including subdivision maintenance, building administration and special technical services. Ayala provides services for local subdivisions, shopping centers, waterworks operations, parking structures, sewer treatment facilities and properties developed by Ayala Land, Inc. and any of its subsidiaries.
Best known for: APMC is best known for managing offices, residential towers, and strategic parking facilities in Makati City, the Philippines' premier business district. It is the biggest property management company in the Philippines in terms of portfolio and aggregate revenue.
The good bits: Employees praise the wide range of experiences graduates can learn in project management and maintenance of various properties. Reviews often use the words ‘friendly’ and ‘supportive’ to describe the AMPC workplace.
The not-so-good bits: Being assigned to properties that are too far from home. A low salary that is not equal to the amount of assigned work is also a recurring issue.
Hiring grads with top marks in: Business-related courses such as accounting, economics, finance, business administration, business management, as well as Bachelor of Science courses including but not limited to architecture, marketing, tourism, hospitality, hotel management, and engineering.
Ayala Property Management Corporation (APMC) was founded on Dec 1, 1976. The corporation began as the Building Administrative Division of Ayala Corporation, a real estate conglomerate with core businesses in property investment, residential development, hotels and resorts, and corporate businesses. In 1976, it was spun off as Insular Building Services until it evolved into the wholly-owned Ayala Land, Inc.(ALI) subsidiary, AMPC.
Today, APMC is the biggest property management company in the Philippines in terms of portfolio and aggregate revenue. It has won numerous awards on energy efficiency and safety while managing more than 160 properties with around 54 million square meters of space — a majority of which are ALI commercial and residential properties.
APMC is the Philippines' only property management company with three international certifications on facilities management services: OHSAS for occupational health and safety, ISO 14001:2004 for environmental management and ISO 9001:2008 for quality management.
The recruitment process varies from role to role, but it usually begins with a series of phone, one-on-one, or panel interviews with any of the following: an HR representative, department head, and technical director. You may also be asked to take a personality test and an IQ test.
Low salary grade is a recurring issue among employees in major job sites, but opinion seems to be favorable towards the corporation’s fringe benefits.
Reviews praise AMPC's 'supportive' management team, 'organised' workflow, and 'friendly' colleagues, with lots of learning opportunities from fieldwork.
APMC is a subsidiary of Ayala Land. Inc, whose social development arm is the Ayala Foundation, a non-profit, non-stock foundation developed during the signing of the Science Act of 1959. The foundation was first known as the Filipinas Foundation Inc. (FFI) and was developed with a goal of promoting scientific and technological research and development while fostering invention.
FFI earned its new name, the Ayala Foundation, in 1990. Today, the foundation focuses on four key program areas: youth leadership, education, arts & culture, and sustainable livelihood by cooperating with a wide network of private individuals, government, non-governmental, corporate, and community-based organisations.
With a history that spans more than four decades in handling some of Metro Manila's most prominent properties, there's a mark of prestige associated with working in APMC. If you're a graduate looking for a good entry-point to the property management industry, employees remark that there's much to learn from the corporation's comprehensive training and fieldwork.