Summer is officially over but the season is not the only thing changing. A number of China’s real estate professionals have marked the beginning of autumn by taking on new roles. CBRE continues building its Greater China team, Henderson Land Development has a new Senior Leasing Agent and JLL has hired a new Director in Vietnam. Be sure to keep reading to learn more about Autumn’s first round of people moves.
Venceslas Joachim has joined CBRE as Director of Industrial for Eastern China, sources told Mingtiandi. His most recent role was at sustainable urban solutions provider Ascendas-Singbridge in Shanghai where he led the firm’s customer acquisition and business development team in China. The hire is the latest for CBRE as it attempts to establish a Greater China operations team. In his new role the graduate of the Ecole de Management Bretagne Atlantique (EMBA) will be charged with helping CBRE’s Shanghai-based industrial team in assisting clients with their logistics and manufacturing space requirements.
Jessica Bu is now a Manager for Mergers and Acquisitions at D&J China, an integrated business park and suburban office operator based in Shanghai. The industrial developer was co-founded by Warburg Pincus and e-Shang co-founder Jeffrey Shen in 2014. Bu joins D&J China after a decorated stint at Colliers International where she won the Rising Star Asia Award in 2014 and Rookie of the Year in 2012. She had spent the past year and a half at the consultancy working as Assistant Manager in the Capital Markets & Investment Services department.
Chloe Choi has left her position as Senior Sales Officer at Swire Properties to take up a similar role at China Overseas Holdings, the subsidiary of China State Construction Engineering Corporation. The Stockholm School of Economics graduate has also worked at Knight Frank in Hong Kong. She will join a firm that was ranked 27th on the Fortune Global 500 and reported a total asset value of RMB402.4 billion as of March of this year. In her new role Choi will continue to be based in Hong Kong.
Ronald Li has been promoted to Senior Leasing Agent at Henderson Land Development after spending nearly two years with the firm as a Leasing Agent. His main focus is Hong Kong retail space and he is currently charged with leasing the Rightful Centre in Kowloon and Marina Cove Shopping Centre in New Territories. The former HSBC and Sotheby’s intern will be based in Hong Kong and is also working on obtaining his Master of Science in General Practice and Planning & Development from The University of Hong Kong.
Greg Ohan continues his Vietnam adventure after joining JLL Vietnam as a Director. Ohan has spent more than five and a half years in the country working at CBRE Vietnam as Senior Director of Brokerage Services and is also active in the Australian Chamber of Commerce in both Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi. In his new position, he will also be responsible for all matters related to business development in the country and serves as the contact point for all inbound clients nationally. The Macquarie University graduate has also worked for CBRE in Sydney and Hong Kong.
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