The business environment surrounding companies is in a rapid, unprecedented transformation of social structures, including a rapidly aging society, income inequality, population decline, increased immigration and growing information inequality due to the internet, making it even more difficult to be chosen and favored by customers, intensifying competition and throwing into question companies' existential value. In order to continually grow and contribute to society in this era of accelerated diversification, unbound by past examples or conventional thinking, our Group intends to steadily supply excellent products, build a firm financial foundation and grow consistently and reliably with customer satisfaction as our sustenance, putting the happiness of residents ahead of all else and creating a future that brings ideals into reality – being not just a building developer but a "life developer." Through diverse business ranging from residential, commercial and hotel development to planning and consulting to facility and asset management, always striking the optimum balance in operations, we will establish a firm financial foundation capable of weathering any economic climate, maximize corporate value and achieve even greater shareholder returns to become a one-of-a-kind company.
Our specific endeavors are the following:
(1) Business Management Structure
Naturally, there is a limit to land prices that can fetch certain profit, so purchasing at appropriate prices is one of our most important tasks. In order to purchase good quality land, we must secure and nurture personnel, constantly expand information channels and make quick, bold but also careful decisions.
Based on the industry characteristic of a tendency toward larger balances of borrowings, we expect a disparity with planned income to arise amid increased interest rates, so we need to reduce procurement costs, diversify procurement methods and improve cashflow to continue to build an even more firm financial foundation. In addition to achieving our medium-term management plan, we will continue to focus on strengthening our financial standing to ensure steady management in any economic climate.
(2) Internal Organizational Reinforcement
We are working to become a "life developer" that shapes the very lives of residents. In our condominiums, our strength is taking the perspective of the customer, especially families, and embarking on projects that not only meet their needs in the present but also far down the road, with layout and design matching the location and surroundings.
No two properties are alike in form or location. Our mission is to propose and provide not only forms and locations but the ideal housing, ideal neighborhoods and ideal living environments in the eyes of those who live in the area as well as in our residences, etc., so to us, we do not merely create spaces in which to live, we propose (and develop) richer lives. In order to not only provide specifications and designs that can easily be customized but to offer competitiveness in the product at the land acquisition stage or even the basic planning stage, we put customer need-based value and profitability ahead of the size of the project or number of units, constantly asking ourselves, "What is the best plan for this project?"
For this reason, our system unites those in charge of purchasing, planning and sale in one project from start to finish. This system is our strength and we will preserve a sense of crisis in order to maintain and enhance the system so that it can retain dominance in any business environment.
(3) New Business
We have set and comply with NOI standards that enable possession of our acquisitions and developments regardless of economic changes.
In our real estate securitization business, our consolidated subsidiary ES-CON Asset Management is working toward the listing of our REIT and we are prioritizing development of land with commercial tenant leasehold rights by steadily supplementing personnel, gathering information on potential development projects and acquiring properties.
In addition to developing real estate, in order to solidify our position as the only general developer with the operational capability suited to the function of the real estate, our consolidated subsidiary ES-CON Living Service will expand the breadth and depth of our development capabilities by enhancing real estate operation.