Striving for corporate success

M Summit Group celebrating their win at the 10th SOBA awards night.

MANY view a developer’s journey as the guaranteed road to riches. But like all businesses, it is an ever-winding obstacle course riddled with stumbling blocks.

With a wealth of experience spanning over 30 years, M Summit Group founder and managing director Datuk Albert Moh See Eng began his labour of love in 2000 – developing small pockets of land by building from triple-storey houses to bungalows.

However, this soon progressed to residential high-rises such as the Ramah Pavilion – Penang’s first affordable housing project by a private developer.

Its plans were initiated even before the state’s affordable housing guidelines were announced. And the Group is proud to say that it has surpassed many requirements by giving much more than required.

Another significant project is the Scots Pavilion, targeting the first quarter of this year for completion.

Boasting a low density of only 99 units, the 22-storey block offers all the comforts for multigenerational living.

The project comes with senior-friendly features such as toilet grab bars, widened doorways with wheelchairs in mind and an emergency button in every unit.

Facilities include two indoor heated pools, one outdoor pool, digital lockers and a mechanical tower car park. The car park concept is time-saving and an upgrade to personal safety.

“Our objective is to build homes where one can grow up and grow old in. Young couples may want to buy them in preparation for their twilight years or if their ageing parents are also moving in with them,” said Moh, who bagged the Male Entrepreneur of the Year (Outstanding Achievement) Award at the 10th Star Outstanding Business Awards (SOBA).

As diversity is the way forward, M Summit Group has expanded into hospitality and healthcare too – with the opening of M Summit 191 Executive Hotel Suites in 2017 and Res-Rehab Centre last year.

Also built by the Group, Menara M Summit houses the hotel, healthcare centre, The Skye event space and M Summit Group office.

This architectural work of ingenuity is the first steel high-rise on Penang island. It is earthquake-resistant up to 4 Richter scale and the whole building is recyclable.

Here, you can find South-East Asia’s tallest automated tower car park comprising 204 bays.

However, when the Scots Pavilion car park with its 228 bays is completed, it will claim bragging rights from this one.

Plans are afoot to build an annexe for M Summit 191 due to its overwhelming response.

The hotel, which also secured the recent SOBA’s Rising Star (Special Mention) Award, features 96 suites.

Moh said the word “summit”, which is also part of the company’s namesake, is most apt in M Summit’s strive for corporate success but without compromising its scruples.

“No matter how high you climb, remember your humble roots – this was my mother’s advice.

“The dear lady may have passed on but her memory and wisdom live on in all my undertakings,” he enthused, adding that a corporate social responsibility event is being held every month to mark the Group’s 20th anniversary this year.

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