The markets may be slowing down in Hong Kong and mainland China but developers and real estate service providers in the region must still be confident in the long-term picture, as they continue to reward their top performers with new roles. Leading off this week’s look at who gets a new name card, a veteran manager of Shanghai commercial projects is taking on his biggest role yet in the area surrounding Xintiandi, while a number of brokers and consultants from JLL and Colliers were rewarded with promotions this month. All the details await you below.
Clarence Lee has taken charge of Shui On Land’s Taipingqiao Project in Shanghai as General Manager for the master-planned development anchored by the Xintiandi commercial centre. In his new role, Lee, who previously served as General Manager for Leasing and Management at Swire Properties and HKRI’s HKRI Taikoo Hui project on West Nanjing Road, will be in charge of Shui On’s Xintiandi Style, Xintiandi Plaza and Hubingdao developments in Huangpu district, in addition to Xintiandi itself and the development of a RMB 13.6 billion site near Huaihai Road which the developer purchased in July.
Clemence Lee has been promoted to Senior Director with JLL’s Singapore Capital Markets team. Lee, who specialises in advising clients on transactions involving the city’s historic shophouses, in addition to the usual en bloc commercial buildings and strata floors, takes his step up with the property consultancy after just over one year as an Associate Director. The graduate of National University of Singapore has been with JLL since 2015 and also has experience with Cushman & Wakefield.
Shirley Wing-Shuen Choi has also been promoted in her role at JLL in Hong Kong, where she now serves as a Director for Projects and Sales with the US-based firm. Choi saw her efforts rewarded this month after just over a year as an associate director. The University of Manchester graduate first joined JLL in 2010 as a retail consultant and also has experience with TUV SUD as a marketing assistant.
Simon Yu is now a Senior Manager with Colliers International’s Capital Markets and Investment Services team in Hong Kong, after being promoted earlier this month by the Toronto-based property consultancy. The graduate of the University of Western Ontario joins the investment services team at the NASDAQ-listed company after more than six years with Colliers’ office leasing division in Hong Kong, where he advised clients on fulfilling their office requirements in Asia’s priciest real estate market.
Eric Chu was promoted to Manager with the Strategic Consulting and Valuation Advisory Services team with JLL in Hong Kong, after just under a year and a half as Analyst with the consultancy’s valuation and advisory team. The graduate of the University of Wisconsin and the University of Hong Kong also spent two years with Savills in Hong Kong after joining as a management trainee in 2014.
Jennifer Chan is now a Business Development Executive with the retail team at K11 Concepts in Hong Kong, after being promoted from her role as an Assistant Manager with the Retail Leasing team. Chan first joined the speciality retail division of New World in September last year after joining the Hong Kong-based developer shortly after graduating from the University of Hong Kong in 2015.
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