We are Team Homevest

We are a young, progressive and ambitious property solutions company based in Malaysia. We started our journey in 2016 focusing on property investment and management solutions. In less than 3 years, we have built an impressive property portfolio of more than RM 300 million. We are driven by our passion to make affordable homes available and accessible to our customers. This purpose also empowers us to seek innovative business models and out of the box solutions to deliver outstanding value to our partners and customers. We were the first in Southeast Asia to offer a Corporate Employee Home Ownership Programme, which enables employers to empower their valuable employees to own their own homes.

Homevest has already made a significant impact in the marketplace. This is just the beginning and we have big plans to expand our footprint and establish a strong presence in Malaysia with innovative solutions across property investment, management and development.

Vision & Mission

Vision

A world with a sustainable property ecosystem shaped by smart homes, financially-well investors and close-knit communities.

Mission

1.We unlock value for the real estate industry and reduce property overhang for the country.

2.We make home ownership accessible through innovative solutions.

3.We create long term value for investors through our professional stewardship.

Accolades

ShangHai International Prestige Business Award
(SHIPBA)

2022 - Signature Outstanding Business

JCI Creative Young Entrepreneur Award
(CYEA)

2022 - Marcus Low, CYEA Top 10 Winner

JCIM Sustainable Development Award (SDA)

2022 - SDA Winner of SDG Goal 8, Decent Work and Economic Growth

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Sustainability & CSR
Malaysia Awards

2022 SME Company of the Year Award for Exemplary CSR Initiatives

Real Estate Asia Awards 2022

2022 Employer of the Year - Malaysia Award

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JCIM Sustainable Development Award (SDA)

2021 - SDA Winner of SDG Goal 10,
Reduced Inequality

JCI Creative Young Entrepreneur Award (CYEA)

2021 - KY Lim, CYEA Top 10 Winner

JCI Creative Young
Entrepreneur Award (CYEA)

2021 - Marcus Low, CYEA Top 30 Finalist

The Star Outstanding
Business Awards (SOBA)

2020 - Best Employer Award

The Star Outstanding
Business Awards (SOBA)

2020 - Male Entrepreneur of The Year Outstanding Achievement Award

Property Insight Prestigious Developer Awards

2020 - Best Property Management Award

Sustainability & CSR
Malaysia Awards

2020 - CSR Award

The Star Outstanding
Business Awards (SOBA)

2019 - Most Promising Award

Sin Chew Business
Excellence Award

2019 - Business Service
Excellence Award

Sin Chew Business
Excellence Award

2019 - CSR Excellence Award

CSR Malaysia Award

2019 - CSR Leadership Award

Sin Chew Business Excellence Award 2019

2019 Young / Emerging Business
Excellence Award

NanYang Golden Eagle
Award

2018 - Emerging Eagle

Platinum Business Award

2018 - SME Young Entrepreneur Award

The Brand Laureate
Prominent Business
Best Brands Award

2018 - Prominent Property Investment Firm

NanYang Superb Brand Award

2018

SME 100 Award

2017 - Fast Moving Companies

Platinum Business Award

2017 - Rising Star Award

KY Lim

Group Managing Director

KY Lim is the Founder and Group Managing Director of Homevest. He began his career as a serial entrepreneur, starting multiple businesses across various industries. In 2010, Lim saw a huge opportunity and ventured into property investment.

In 2016, he founded Homevest (formerly known as KYY Empire) to provide innovative property solutions to individuals and organizations. He currently oversees the strategic direction for the group. One of his greatest achievement is the creation of a Home Ownership Programme for Employees (H.O.P.E) which enables Malaysian employers to empower their employees to own their own homes.

Lim has won numerous corporate awards for entrepreneurship and social responsibility, including being The Star Outstanding Business Awards (SOBA) Male Entrepreneur of the Year Outstanding Achievement Award,  the top 10 winner of Creative Young Entrepreneur Awards 2021 and top 30 finalist in the Ten Outstanding Young Malaysian Awards 2020. He also has a Honorary Doctorate of Philosophy (Ph.D) in Management from Lincoln University College and a Master of Business Administration.

Marcus Low

Executive Director & Chief Executive Officer

Marcus Low is the Executive Director and CEO of Homevest. In his final year of university, Marcus began his entrepreneurship journey in the property industry by starting a property management business focused on student accommodation. The company has achieved over RM1 million revenue within a year and he managed to raise RM10 million of funding at a valuation of RM42 million.

In 2016, he decided to collaborate with KY to start a one stop solution property company. Since then, he has developed multiple innovative solutions to empower young professional and students to live in smart and stylish homes. One of the solutions that he has created is a Rent2Own programme, which allows tenants an easy way from renting a home to owning a home. He currently heads and drives the operations of the group.

In 2020, the Homevest Property Management Division led by Marcus was recognized as the Best Property Management Award by Property Insight. Marcus Low has won numerous corporate awards for entrepreneurship and social responsibility, including being the Top 10 of Creative Young Entrepreneur Awards 2022 & Top 30 of Ten Outstanding Young Malaysian Awards 2022. Marcus has a Bachelor Degree in Commerce (Accounting & Finance).

Datuk Wira M. Faizal Zainol

Corporate Advisor

Yang Berbahagia Datuk Wira Haji Muhammad Faizal Bin Zainol was appointed as the Advisor of Homevest on 1st June 2021. He is a man of many talents and one that is most significant is his business acumen – the instinct for survival and success.

Datuk Wira Haji Muhammad Faizal comes from the automotive background. He has been involved in the automotive sales industry for more than 30 years and is the co-owner of SAFZ Auto Sdn Bhd, an AP holder company that imports vehicles.

In diversifying his business, he founded SKT Bumimas (M) Sdn Bhd that was awarded quarry rights in Kedah. His passion for innovation and technology brought him into the IT industry with the formation of QH Global (M) Sdn Bhd, which focuses on system integration for telecommunication and artificial intelligence machine learning.

Datuk Wira Haji Muhammad Faizal’s vast networking in the corporate world is a major asset for Homevest.

Puar Chin Jong

Independent Non- Executive Director

Puar has extensive experience in corporate strategy and corporate finance.  Other than S P Setia Berhad, he has held management positions in RHB Investment Bank Berhad, Alliance Investment Bank Berhad, Petaling Tin Berhad and Karambunai Corp Berhad.  He is currently an Independent Non-Executive Director of Heng Hup Holdings Limited, a company listed on the Main Board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.  He holds a Bachelor of Economics (Business Administration) First Class Honours degree from the University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur and he is also an associate member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountant (“CIMA”). 

Hong Boon Toh

Independent Non- Executive Director

Boon Toh graduated with a bachelor’s degree in business with a specialisation in accountancy from the RMIT University, Australia. He is also a Chartered Accountant of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants (“MIA”), a fellow member of CPA Australia and a member of the Chartered Tax Institute of Malaysia (“CTIM”).  With over two decades of experience under his belt, Boon Toh, who started his career in the public practice with a Big-4 firm in 1997, has served in various positions in the commercial sectors including LG CNS, Sime Darby Berhad and S P Setia Berhad.  Mr. Hong specialises in taxation covering areas such as tax audit and investigation, business restructuring, merger & acquisition, tax risk management and governance.

David Cheang

Chief Financial Officer

With more than 45 years of finance management and accounting experience under his belt, David Cheang oversees the HOMEVEST Group of Companies’ financial management and reporting, corporate tax planning and compliance, internal controls, cash flow management and compliance to all statutory and legal requirements. He has led finance and accounting teams in large public listed and private limited corporations across multiple industries. He actively participates in the management’s decision-making processes and evaluating the acquisition of companies and new businesses for the Group’s business expansion.

David is a qualified Chartered Accountant, a Fellow member of CPA Australia, an Associate member of CIMA, Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA), and a member of Malaysia Institute of Accountants. Backed by his rich career experience and broad career experience, he will play an integral role in taking the HOMEVEST Group of Companies to the next level expansion and excellence.

 

JK Soo

Chief Marketing Officer

JK Soo is a visionary brand builder and skilled marketer in the property development industry. He oversees the corporate transformation, branding, communication and marketing portfolio within HOMEVEST. JK leads the Group’s marketing strategies with a focus on driving innovation with digital transformation and building organisational presence with holistic marketing and public relations initiatives.

 

Prior to HOMEVEST, JK held marketing roles with major property developers such as Mah Sing, UOA Group and Berjaya Corporation. He has eight years of experience with a proven track record of highly successful property development launches in the central region of Malaysia. JK holds a bachelor’s degree in architecture from Taylor’s University.

 

Corporate Social Responsibility

White Flag Campaign in collaboration Food Aid Foundation

September 1, 2021

Homevest has recently partnered with Vanzo in collaboration with Food Aid Foundation Malaysia to help out the underprivileged and vulnerable families, especially those affected during these difficult times.

捐血协会联办捐血运动·筹428包血浆拯救生命

June 16, 2020

(吉隆坡16日讯)配合“世界捐血者日”,马来西亚捐血协会、马来西亚国家血库、巴生中央医院血库、甲洞八打灵花园居民协会、隆文华国际青商会和KYY Home联办捐血运动,获得热烈反应,共获428包血浆。

Free stay for medics and single moms

May 22, 2020

With the majority of Covid-19 patients being treated at Hospital Sungai Buloh and Hospital Kuala Lumpur, medical officers who have been transferred from other states to the Klang Valley get free accommodation offered by KYY Home.

CSR on hyperdrive during pandemic

May 15, 2020

The Covid-19 pandemic has affected the livelihood of many individuals who are currently facing financial difficulties amidst an unstable economic situation.

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