Why have an office in the Philippines?

Between 2008–2011, Sutton Turner, Chief Executive Officer of Life Bridge Management (LBM), traveled to India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Nepal, Pakistan, and the Philippines, hiring people for the two different companies he led in the Middle East. From Sutton’s first visit to Manilla and subsequent visits to Cebu City, he fell in love with the people and their culture.

After being away from the Middle East for more than 12 years, Sutton and his two partners started LBM with the desire to have a global company with remote employees in the United States and the Philippines. As they began to plan LBM, Sutton reconnected with Pamela Roie, who worked for Khidmah (the company he founded in 2008) in Abu Dhabi. They discussed how they had a similar vision of working remotely for a property company but being based in the Philippines. Pamela became LBM’s first Philippine team member. Since the summer of 2022, LBM has added several more Philippines-based team members who have significantly impacted LBM’s growth and prosperity.

In July 2022, LBM began operating as a property management company, with two team members in the Philippines providing payroll support, administration, and oversight of property management software training and quality control for all LBM properties. An accounting team member was added to round out the team in the fall of 2022.

At the beginning of 2023, LBM will build a customer care center in the Philippines after receiving Philippine Securities and Exchange Commission’s certification. This will be a 24/7/365 customer care center that will support leasing and maintenance of all LBM properties. A team of three to four people will support collections and schedule renovations and unit turns. LBM desires to build a sustainable and stable workforce of talented and skilled staff in the Philippines who are proud to be part of a truly global company.

LBM is actively researching and identifying a Christian ministry partner in the Lapu-Lapu region of Cebu City. They will partner to bring the gospel of Jesus Christ to LBM’s brothers and sisters in the Philippines and provide needed services to this area. A portion of LBM’s profits will go toward supporting these efforts in the Philippines.

If you are interested in a career with Life Bridge Management please send your resume or c.v. to Jobs@lifebridgemanagement.com