Fund managers, developers and brokers from around the region have all found new roles for themselves as we head into the final fourth quarter sprint of 2018. In this week’s collection of career moves from around the region, we give some ink to a veteran private equity exec in Singapore, a China Vanke manager who finds a Beijing role with a Hangzhou developer and new senior brokerage executives in Beijing, Seoul and Guangzhou.
Prudential affiliate PGIM Real Estate has hired Vincent Chew as an executive director and portfolio manager for the asset manager’s core investment strategy in Asia. PGIM Real Estate is the real estate investment business of PGIM, the $1 trillion global investment management businesses of US-headquartered Prudential Financial. Chew who is based in Singapore, will be reporting to Benett Theseira, head of Asia Pacific for PGIM Real Estate, after previously spending more than 10 years with Allianz Real Estate in the city.
Stanley He has joined Greentown Property Services in Beijing as a Deputy Managing Director with the property management division of the Hong Kong-listed real estate developer. He took on his new role with the Hangzhou-based builder last month after spending more than three years with competitor China Vanke as a Director. The 16-year industry veteran also has previous experience with JLL, CBRE and Cushman & Wakefield in Beijing.
CBRE last month announced on its corporate WeChat that it is promoting Christina Liu to the position of Regional Managing Director for North China, based in Beijing. The step up comes after Liu spent some 16 years at the real estate agency, where she has most recently had responsibility for tenant representation for commercial tenants. Virginia Huang has served as CBRE’s head of northern China since 2013, and still lists the role on her LinkedIn profile. The company’s statement did not comment on Huang’s future role.
Gareth Barlow is now Operations Director and Director of Design & Build Services for Korea at JLL. Barlow takes responsibility for operational aspects of the property consultancy’s project and design services business in Korea after spending more than four years with Colliers International in Hong Kong where he served as an Executive Director in charge of project management and workplace strategy.
Even Huang is now General Manager for Knight Frank Guangzhou, according to a notice on the company’s WeChat account, taking a step up after serving as an Associate Director with the property brokerage since October of last year. In her new role Huang will have responsibility for international project marketing, agency services and capital markets for the UK-based firm’s operations in the capital of Guangdong province. Huang joined Knight Frank last year after spending more than four years with Colliers in Guangzhou where she specialised in sales of international properties.
Ashley Woo has been promoted to General Manager at the Luxury Properties Showcase in Hong Kong after more than nine years with the property event manager in Greater China. Woo takes her senior management role with the real estate exhibition organiser after previously serving as the company’s marketing director, base in Shanghai. The Xiamen University graduate also has previous experience with Aquitalia Yachting in Shanghai.
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