WHO WE ARE

We share a vision at Aspen Group:

To redefine living.
Where others see an empty spot, we set it as a scene for growth.
When a place seems exclusive to many, we design the catalysts for change.
When most would turn from an old brick wall, we transform it into a gateway of possibilities.

To redefine values.
We embrace the courage to dare to be different.
We enable the freedom to experiment with ideas that push beyond boundaries.
We empower creativity to engineer smarter living solutions.

To redefine thinking.
We believe that prime real-estate can be made accessible to everyone.
We imagine how personal style and preferences can be tailored to on a big-scale.
We know that powerful business partnerships can be made within reach of a young developer.

To redefine connection.
We bring a fresh perspective to the relationship between people and their environment.
We bridge the gap between current market trends and forward-thinking technology.
We broaden our landscape from building affordable homes to innovating sustainable metropolises for communities of the future.

This is the vision that drives us to be exceptional in everything we do.
Redefine the starting point.
Redefine the possibilities.
Aspen Group. Redefine living.

VISION

To be recognised as one of the key forces shaping the property development industry through quality and affordability.

MISSION

To champion the empowerment of people by offering unequalled quality and affordable real estate for everyone.

CORE VALUES

These values define our culture, guide the way we treat each other, and how we run our business.

Our people live by these core values, which enable us to focus on creating innovative products, making ethical decisions, building relationships, and taking accountability for our actions.

Be a catalyst for positive change
Our benchmark is to deliver products that elevate the standard of living. Before we embark on any work, we challenge ourselves with the question, "Will our actions spark positive change by making life better for people?". Every plan is thought through in detail and measured against this benchmark before proceeding. To be a catalyst for positive change is the mantra that shapes our attitude towards work and the way we relate to one another.

Build on relationships
We are committed to open communication and acting with integrity in all our relationships. With every customer we build a home for, every business partner and vendor we do business with, every Aspenian and with people we have yet to meet. We do our best to ensure that every interaction builds into a loyal, long-term relationship that is mutually beneficial.

Collaborate To Innovate
Our business model is to deliver best-in-value solutions and services through new opportunities, smart ideas and strategic collaborations. To achieve our business model we innovate to breathe new life into what we have to work with and we encourage Aspenians to be innovative thinkers who challenge and redefine the status quo. This mentality, together with our business model, is the blueprint upon which we build our organisation and nurture our people.

Be Community-conscious
As a property developer, the work we do has a social impact that goes beyond building bricks and blocks. We are in a position to think of communities holistically and besides our plans to develop the city of the future to benefit the community, our Corporate Conscience Programme gives Aspenians the opportunity to reach out and connect to those that may be less fortunate or are in need of extra help. We coordinate activities through charitable campaigns, educational activities and contribution, as well as environmental and socio-cultural programmes that give us the privilege of serving the community as part of our work life.

THE ASPEN CULTURE

We are visionaries, planners, builders, strategists, daring dreamers and creative thinkers.

While we thrive on the diverse cultures and unique personalities that everyone brings to the table, we are all connected by the same passion to be the best at everything we do.

The Aspen culture is built on having the courage to do what others may think is impossible. Today, this courage is what propels us forward, to act boldly and to make smart decisions that grow our capabilities as a visionary developer, corporate citizen and reputable company.

We believe that the driving force of the Aspen culture are our people. We recognise that it is through the determination and dedication of every Aspenian that we generate long-term value for our stakeholders and customers. In return, we are committed to shaping Aspen Group to be a company where everyone has the capability to not just build a great career but to constantly build themselves up and we do so by investing in them and providing them with opportunities to maximise their potential.

OUR PURPOSE

What We Do

PROVIDING AFFORDABLE CHOICE FOR ALL

We want to build homes that are affordable to purchase, meeting people at their individual levels of affordability. This is what inspired our vision, and as we grow, we continue to explore ways to provide affordable choices with added facilities that benefit the community as a whole.

Dato' M. Murly
President & Group CEO
“I knew that if I wanted to change the way people live in the future, I must challenge what we have today. Aspen Group was founded on this belief. A vision can spark a wave of change and transform the way affordable homes can be built and made available for first-time home buyers and first-time investors. Vision enables us to see beyond the ordinary, strategise innovatively and execute our ideas into practical realities that not only gives people what they want, but provides them with the privilege of living better lives.

BUILDING PEOPLE UP FOR CHANGE

Our founders are firm believers of the notion that "property developments shape society" and they lead the company with this reminder as a guiding principle in every aspect of the business.

Dato’ Seri Nazir Ariff
Group Executive Director
We started off by becoming the first private sector developer to build affordable homes for first-time buyers. Our capability for challenges has grown tremendously since then, and we are now laying the groundwork for building iconic developments that can change the landscape of an entire region and beyond.

RENOVATING THE MODEL TO INNOVATE

We are constantly evolving our business model to move with the latest innovations and to set forward exciting new strategies that capture the market.

Ir. Anilarasu Amaranazan
Chief Operating Officer
We came up with a new strategy of infusing full-fledged services with our real estate that really played to the dynamic wants of buyers. That move has helped us to stand apart from our competitors and achieve viable volume in sales.
Ting Tai Theam
Executive Director
By offering an unconventional solution, we are enabling people to "live better" within their own means from selecting to upgrade their homes through us at the outset, and doing away with the need for renovating their kitchen or bedrooms at all.

SKETCHING THE BLUEPRINT FOR SMARTER CITIES

Wherever technology meets the human living environment, there is always a need to anticipate all the possible outcomes. We aim first to build a city which is fully equipped with smart services for humans.

Ir. Woo Kok Weng
Executive Director
In our flagship development Aspen Vision City, we are working on plans to build infrastructure and create an ecosystem that is prepared to serve the needs of the future market. Collaborating with tech giants to provide optional services with cloud infrastructure makes this one of many differentiators that makes us stand ahead.

OUR PURPOSE

Laying The
Groundwork

OUR PURPOSE

Our
Partnerships

We have formed extraordinary partnerships with global industry leaders who share our vision for our projects:

OUR PEOPLE

Meet
The Board

President and Group Chief
Executive Officer
Dato’ M. Murly

Early in his career, Dato’ Murly accomplished the feat of being appointed as the youngest Executive Director and Group COO in the history books of Malaysia’s Public Listed Companies. Now he holds the prime position in the company which he co-founded, managing everything from being the face of Aspen Group to inspiring the company’s vision and implementing long-term business strategies.

Dato’ Murly is a man driven by passion in what he does. His passion, coupled with foresight, creativity and innovation, is what propels Aspen Group forward and sets it apart from all its competitors today.

Armed with solid industrial knowledge from managing design and construction executions, and a holistic sense of communitybuilding from his town and urban master planning days, Dato’ Murly is an insightful strategist when it comes to building the Group’s business model. He has a compelling humane vision and desire that drives his every business decision - to improve the lives of people. A firm believer that one should constantly learn and grow, Dato’ Murly has amassed knowledge in other fields beyond his profession, in order to stay ahead and be relevant.

To the outside world he may be known for his penchant for revolutionary thinking, but to the ones who work with him – he is an esteemed leader who leads with passion, leads with action, and leads by example.

Group Executive Director
Dato’ Seri Nazir Ariff Bin Mushir Ariff

Dato’ Seri Nazir Ariff has over 40 years of business experience and has spent more than a decade on the forefront of the property sector. Dato’ Seri Nazir Ariff is not only a revered expert in the Malaysian commerce and commodities sectors, but also a veteran in the property development industry. He has had a remarkable and multi-faceted career, taking on key leadership roles in trade and playing an important part in developing areas of public interest.

From directing a textile chemicals company, to trading in the tin smelting market; managing financial assets to managing football clubs; championing animal rights to fostering youth scholarships; Dato’ Seri Nazir Ariff has more than a few feathers in his cap and his all-rounder abilities have proven to be invaluable to establishing the roots of Aspen Group.

Leveraging on his wide-ranging experience, business acumen and mentoring spirit, Aspen Group is wellpositioned to effectively navigate the ever-changing corporate environment and accomplish greater success.

Independent Non-Executive
Director and Chairman
Mr. Cheah Teik Seng

Mr. Cheah has held senior management positions in various top international investment banks including Chase Manhattan Bank, BNP Paribas, UBS, Goldman Sachs and Merrill Lynch. He also holds and has held extensive directorships in the banking and finance industry, including an independent non-executive directorship with a company listed on the Australian Securities Exchange.

With a long career track record covering multiple regions such as Malaysia, Singapore, Hong Kong and London, Mr. Cheah brings to the Board an unmatched degree of global perspective as well as a great depth of banking and financial expertise.

Non-Independent
Non-Executive Director
Dr. Lim Su Kiat

Dr. Lim started his career in Australia as a buy side equities analyst upon receiving his PhD from Monash University Australia. He later joined a leading property economics and advisory company where he acquired wide-ranging corporate real estate experience advising property developers and institutional funds on various high profile commercial real estate projects throughout Asia.

Dr. Lim specialises in capital markets, private equity real estate funds management, REITs and property economics advisory, with a strong transaction track record and extensive multi-jurisdictional transaction experience across Asia. Drawing from over 16 years of global experience, Dr. Lim provides an ideal driving force for Aspen Group in the areas of performance management, risk assessment and capital transactions.

Independent
Non-Executive Director
Dato’ Alan Teo

Dato' Alan has served in top and executive roles in various prestigious organisations including AIA Bhd., Great Eastern Life, and Genting Group. A specialist in areas of Human Resources, Operations, Organisational Design and Business Process Management, Dato' Alan has worked in various management consulting capacities with renowned clients such as Exxon Mobil, Maxis, Ansel, Beiersdorf, Dairy Farm, HSBC, and many more.

Dato' Alan’s consulting experience and operational expertise brings a different dimension to the Board's makeup, and allows Aspen Group to thrive in more areas of operations both internally and externally.

OUR BRAND

An Evolving
Identity

Our headquarters is located in an 86-year old heritage mansion that has been restored meticulously, and is integrated with the latest technological facilities. We think this nicely illustrates our belief that we have to pursue innovation in everything we do, including how we hold ourselves out as a brand. We now feel it is a good time to shed some skin and evolve into an identity more fitting for a new season of Aspen Group’s growth.

What inspired us in the beginning was the humble idea of building top quality first homes which could be affordable for everyone, and to create a business model that would transform the property development landscape. This vision is still very much a part of our core drivers, and will continue to play an important role in our journey of innovation.

As our company continues to grow, we have had the opportunity to review our strategic direction and to ask how we can bring our brand forward in a way that embraces the scale of business ventures we are taking on, yet still reflects the essence of who we are.

What resonated very strongly with us during this exercise, was the underlying thought that nothing should be a barrier to positive change. So we have expanded our company’s purpose and have adopted a positioning which is in line with this.

This brought on the rebirth of Aspen Group’s logo and introduction of our new tagline “Redefine Living” to our potential investors and the general public.

As we venture into developing our flagship project Aspen Vision City and help shape Penang into a model state, we are challenging fixed ideas of how living environments should evolve. By forming strategic partnerships with global industry leaders, we are providing a platform for meaningful change and advancing lifestyles in the northern region of the country. This marks the beginning of a new chapter in our endeavour to empower people by elevating the standard of living for all.

We invite everyone to experience opening doors to new possibilities through a journey of discovery and redefine living through our property development and real estate.

CAREER

Chart New
Heights with Us

At Aspen Group, we are always on the lookout for enthusiastic and highly-driven individuals to add to our dynamic pool of talents. Aspenians are well-known for their winning mentality and eagerness to excel and we take great pride in adding exceptional value to all stakeholders.

If you are one of those individuals who can help us further this culture and make an even bigger impact together, we would like to hear from you.

Available Positions
Available Positions:
  • Executive, Human Resource
  • Executive, Legal & Corporate Affairs
  • Executive, Sales & Marketing
  • Executive, Credit & Sales Administration
  • Executive, Accounts
  • Executive, Contracts
Executive, Human Resource
Responsibilities:
  • To execute the human resource management functions.
  • To implement all policies, activities, procedures, instructions as relevant and required by the quality management system.
  • To execute the human resource policies and procedures, and update all policies and procedures.
  • To assist in design and execute the annual training plan.
  • To assist in carry out the recruitment and selection procedures, and update Job Descriptions and Job Requirements as and when necessary.
  • To carry out induction training for new employees.
  • To prepare information and reports on data such as leave records, daily attendance record, staff turnover, references, training hours per person, etc.
  • To undertake any and all other duties and responsibilities as so instructed by the superior.
Requirements:
Qualification
  • Candidate with at least Bachelor’s Degree/Diploma in Human Resource Management/Business Administration/Studies/Management or equivalent.
Experience
  • At least 3 years of human resource management experience, preferably in property development environment.
Skills
  • Familiar with Malaysian Employment Act, labour laws, statutory requirements and other relevant regulations.
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal in English and Bahasa Malaysia.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications and able to maintain confidentiality at all times.
  • Possess hands-on experience and sound knowledge of human resource practices.
Others
  • Resourceful, meticulous, well-organized and demonstrate positive attitude.
  • Highly collaborative to work as a team and self-motivated to work independently with minimum supervision.
Executive, Legal & Corporate Affairs
Responsibilities:
  • To assist in carry out the legal and corporate affairs activities.
  • To liaise with the company secretary for board resolutions, minutes of board meetings and etc.
  • To implement all policies, activities, procedures, instructions as relevant and required by the quality management system.
  • To draft, vet through and review contracts, agreements, letters, proposals and other documents, which have legal statutory implications.
  • To liaise and monitor matters that are relevant to legal and regulatory bodies.
  • To collect information, research and summarize legal information for preparation of legal documents or advice in line with the assigned tasks and duties.
  • To maintain proper, accurate and up-to date registers & records of all agreements, contracts and working files.
  • To undertake any and all other duties and responsibilities as so instructed by the superior.
Requirements:
Qualification
  • Candidate with at least Bachelor’s Degree in Law or equivalent.
Experience
  • At least 3 years of legal experience, preferably in property development industry.
Skills
  • Possess sound knowledge of regulatory laws and legal aspects of property development.
  • Able to effectively and efficiently communicate in writing and verbally, with an aptitude for practical negotiation.
  • Able to identify legal issues and render workable solutions.
  • Good analytical and drafting skills with high degree of integrity and confidentiality.
Others
  • Highly collaborative to work as a team and self-motivated to work independently with minimum supervision.
Executive, Sales & Marketing
Responsibilities:
  • To carry out sales activities to promote product and services.
  • To implement all policies, activities, procedures, instructions as relevant and required by the quality management system.
  • To assist in preparation of advertising and promotion programme and budget.
  • To communicate with target audiences and manage customer relationships.
  • To manage the production of marketing materials and ensure it is in order.
  • To source for advertising opportunities and placing adverts in the press (local, regional, national and specialist publications) or on the radio, depending on the organization and the campaign.
  • To undertake any and all other duties and responsibilities as so instructed by the superior.
Requirements:
Qualification
  • Candidate with at least Diploma in Business Management/Marketing or equivalent.
Experience
  • At least 3 years of working experience, preferably in property development environment.
Skills
  • Possess good knowledge of property market, local and overseas.
  • Possess good interpersonal and communication skills necessary for interaction with internal and external parties.
  • Possess good presentation and negotiation skills.
  • Familiar with IFCA system.
Others
  • Result driven, proactive and enthusiastic to take on new challenges.
  • Highly collaborative to work as a team and self-motivated to work independently with minimum supervision.
Executive, Credit & Sales Administration
Responsibilities:
  • To carry out the credit and sales administration function such as follow up purchaser’s loan application status, signing and stamping of SPA, progressive billings and reminders, termination and loan documentation.
  • To implement all policies, activities, procedures, instructions as relevant and required by the quality management system.
  • To carry out the credit and sales administration activities in accordance with the terms and conditions as stipulated in the SPA in order to achieve collections in a timely manner.
  • To document all relevant agreements on sales of properties to safeguard the interests of the organization.
  • To update all sales data into IFCA system and Debtor Detail Reports (DDA) and prepare weekly and monthly reports submission to the Management.
  • To maintain files and records to facilitate easy reference.
  • To undertake any and all other duties and responsibilities as so instructed by the superior.
Requirements:
Qualification
  • Candidate with at least Bachelor’s Degree/Diploma in Accounting/Finance/Business Administration/Studies or equivalent.
Experience
  • At least 3 years of accounting experience, preferably in property development environment.
Skills
  • Familiar with credit and sales administration procedures for property development industry.
  • Possess sound knowledge and hands-on experience in accounting software, preferably IFCA developer software.
  • Possess experience in HDA accounting procedures.
  • Possess good interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Computer literate and proficient with Microsoft Office especially Microsoft Excel.
Others
  • Possess sound understanding of property sales administration.
  • Highly collaborative to work as a team and self-motivated to work independently with minimum supervision.
Executive, Accounts
Responsibilities:
  • To carry out the implementation of all aspects of the organization’s accounting function.
  • To implement all policies, activities, procedures, instructions as relevant and required by the quality management system.
  • To prepare full set of accounts, monthly financial reports and management accounts in a timely manner.
  • To prepare payments for all invoice, reimbursement and journal entries.
  • To update bank book and perform bank reconciliation on timely manner.
  • To ensure accounting files and records are properly maintained.
  • To liaise with customers, suppliers and banks for invoices, collections, payments and banking transaction matter.
  • To liaise with auditors on yearly audit manner.
  • To perform tax computation, confirmation and liaise with tax agent on tax filing matters.
  • To maintain proper GST accounting records and timely GST filing to the Custom Department.
  • To assist in yearly budgeting process for company in charged.
  • To undertake any and all other duties and responsibilities as so instructed by the superior. Authority: N.
Requirements:
Qualification
  • Candidate with at least Bachelor’s Degree/Diploma in Accounting/Finance or equivalent.
Experience
  • At least 3 years of accounting experience, preferably in property development environment.
Skills
  • Possess sound knowledge and hands-on experience in accounting software, preferably IFCA developer software.
  • Possess experience in HDA accounting procedures.
  • Possess good understanding of accounting standards/policies, Companies Act, Income Tax Act, GST Act and GST tax codes.
  • Possess good interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Computer literate and proficient with Microsoft Office especially Microsoft Excel.
Others
  • Possess sound understanding of property sales administration.
  • Highly collaborative to work as a team and self-motivated to work independently with minimum supervision.
Executive, Contracts
Responsibilities:
  • To carry out the contract administration functions as well as cost control measures.
  • To implement all policies, activities, procedures, instructions as relevant and required by the quality management system.
  • To carry out the full range of QS activities including feasibility study/estimation, quantity take-off and claims preparation.
  • To carry out the full sourcing process from identifying suppliers, suppliers’ selection, market analysis, negotiate contracts and suppliers assessment.
  • To prepare evaluation of tender documents and report for presentation to Management.
  • To be acquainted with and keep abreast with the market knowledge and related commodities and technologies in order to establish market intelligence and database for determination of best procurement strategy.
  • To undertake any and all other duties and responsibilities as so instructed by the superior.
Requirements:
Qualification
  • Candidate with at least Bachelor’s Degree/Diploma in Quantity Survey/Construction Management or equivalent.
Experience
  • At least 4 years of quantity surveying experience in property development and construction environment of which minimum 2 years from quantity surveying consultancy firm.
Skills
  • Familiar with feasibility studies, project budgetary control, cost management, documentation control and contract administration.
  • Possess relevant hands-on experience in project and construction management, liaison with consultants/contractors.
  • Possess good interpersonal and negotiation skills.
  • Computer literate and proficient in Microsoft Office.
Others
  • Meticulous, highly organized and proactive.
  • Highly collaborative to work as a team and self-motivated to work independently with minimum supervision.

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Awards

Star Property Award 2017
The Northern Star Excellence Award

Aspen Vision City our mixed development in Batu Kawan was awarded “The Northern Star Excellence Award”. This award is awarded to the residential or commercial development in Northern Malaysia (Perak, Penang, Kedah and Perlis) that showcase elegance in its planning, design and construction processes. Residents are privy to a host of diverse amenities and furnishing and fittings. An important plus point includes a strategic location that is complemented by a multitude of accessibility options.

SME 100 Awards 2016
Fast Moving Companies

This is the premier regional awards for small and medium sized enterprises naming the fastest moving businesses of the SME sector. ASPEN GROUP pioneering the affordable home scheme in Penang by being the first private property developer to initiate the private affordable housing development.

BCA Green Mark Gold Award 2016

‘Aspen House’, our Corporate Headquarters, a Class Two heritage building in George Town had been awarded the Green Mark Gold Award by Singapore’s Building and Construction Authority (BCA). This 86 years old building is now Malaysia’s first heritage building with such an accolade. The Green Mark certificate is a recognition of Aspen House having reached the sustainability standards set by the BCA Green Mark scheme and that it had also established environmentally-friendly practises in the group’s daily operations and retrofittings.

Asia Pacific
Entrepreneurship Award 2015
Young Entrepreneur of the Year awarded to Dato M.Murly

The prestigious Asia Pacific Entrepreneurship Awards (APEA) is a world-class award recognizing and honouring business leaders who have shown outstanding performance and tenacity in developing successful businesses within the region and the Young Entrepreneur of the Year for 2015 was awarded to our Group CEO Dato’ M. Murly.

KWYP Sun Yat-Sen
Enterprise Award 2015

This prestigious award is awarded to businesses which reflect Dr Sun Yat-Sen’s spirit in their course of business by using wisdom and persistence and to the businesses which aggressively participates in charity, society and education.