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Emaar Properties wins awards for community management expertise
Emaar wins award for ‘Education & Development Initiative’ and ‘Young Middle East Facilities Manager of the Year’ at Facilities Management ME Awards .
June 22, 2010 3:40 by Rasha Reslan
Dubai, UAE; June 21, 2010: Emaar Properties PJSC, the global property developer, highlighted its commitment to strengthening community ties by clinching two top laurels at the Facilities Management Middle East Awards 2010 recently.
Emaar Community Management (ECM) the division dedicated to the management of Emaar’s communities, won the award for ‘Best Education & Development Initiative of the Year’ for its Community Cleanup Campaign, and Mr Naganandh Lakshmanan, Assistant Manager – ECM, was chosen as the ‘Young Middle East Facilities Manager of the Year.’
Mr Ahmad Al Matrooshi, Managing Director – UAE, Emaar Properties, said that Awards are a testament to the focus of Emaar in developing and sustaining integrated lifestyle neighbourhoods. “The Facilities Management Middle East Awards are a reiteration of the global best practices our Community Management team follows.”
Mr Matrooshi added: “The Awards highlight the cooperation and active participation of our community residents who made a difference with the Community Cleanup Campaign. Their participation is in line with the recently released guidelines by RERA under the Jointly-Owned Property Law.”
Emaar’s education and development initiative focused on bringing together the communities to highlight health, safety and security awareness through a Community Cleanup Campaign. This was further complemented through Emaar’s community newsletters, regularly sent out to all residents, which urged them to participate in the campaign, ensuring robust turnout.
Mr Lakshmanan was awarded with the Young Facilities Manager Award for his tireless work in the Dubai Marina towers community, where he worked to reduce costs and enhance efficiencies, thus achieving a cost saving of over AED 1.4 million in 2009. This in turn contributed to reducing the service fees for the community.
Emaar Community Management covers all aspects of the neighbourhoods, and work towards establishing vibrant communities by promoting the active participation of residents.