About COPL

Initial development and early growth (1986 to 1995)
Our property management business can be traced back to 1986 when COPL HK Holding was incorporated to provide property management services in Hong Kong to complement and to strategically align with COLI’s property development business in Hong Kong.
In 1995, , China Overseas Property Management Limited (“COPL PRC Holding”), Guangzhou China Overseas Property Management Limited (“COPL Guangzhou”) and Shanghai China Overseas Property Management Limited(“COPL Shanghai”) were established in the PRC and marked the commencement of our property management business in the PRC by leveraging on COPL HK Holding’s experience in the Hong Kong market.

Expansion in service scope and operation scale (1996 to 2006)
Our business underwent a phase of rapid expansion during this period with strong growth in the total GFA under management and expansion of our property management services to customers in various PRC provinces and special administrative regions as well as the major first and second tier cities in the PRC.
In 1998, we established COPL Building Engineering, Shenzhen China Overseas Property Management Limited(“COPL Elevator Engineering”) and Shenzhen Haihui Wanjia Network Information Technology Limited(“COPL Network”) to expand the scope of our services to include building automation services, lift repair and maintenance services and other professional services.

Integration of regional operations (2007 to 2010)
During this period, and as part of a quality benchmark standardisation and resources consolidation strategic initiative, COLI established a centralised quality control department for the property management business, which was principally responsible for resources planning and quality control for property management business in the PRC. Our regional headquarters cover six main regions, namely Hua Nan Region, Hua Dong Region, Hua Bei Region, Northern Region, Western Region, and Hong Kong and Macau, each of which is responsible for overseeing the implementation of centralised management and standardisation of business process and property management service quality in its region.

Foundation for future growth (2011 onwards)
Since 2011, we have further refined our management model in order to better manage our expanded service scope and scale. This was achieved by consolidating COLI’s centralised quality control department for the property management business under China Overseas Property Management Limited (“COPL PRC Holding”) and establishing 12 municipal management centres under the six regional headquarters. This has enabled us to better manage our operations across various locations and services. As at 31 May 2015, we provide property management services to customers in 48 cities in the PRC as well as in Hong Kong and Macau, with an aggregate GFA under management of approximately 67.6 million sq.m..