The air has turned cooler as we head into the holiday season here in Asia, but the job market is staying as hot as usual. This week a Singapore-listed REIT announces as new deputy CEO, a warehouse veteran joins a new shop, and a pair of hotel guys head off for new homes. Read on for all the news on who’s carrying a new namecard this week.
CapitaLand Retail Trust China has appointed Tan Tze Wooi as Deputy Chief Executive Officer of the Singapore-listed REIT. The new role is a move up for Tan within the CapitaLand Group, after the 11-year veteran of the Singaporean real estate investment giant had served since March 2014 as Regional General Manager for North China with CapitaMalls Asia (now known as CapitaLand Mall Asia). A graduate of Singapore’s Nanyang Technological University, Tan also has previous experience with KPMG and Standard Chartered Bank. Tan’s new role commenced on December 1st.
Pete Garrison likes his sheds and he’ll bring that passion to Logos Property Group after being appointed Development Director for New Business. Based in Shanghai, he will focus on project delivery at the logistics player. Before joining LOGOS, Garrison worked at Brookfield Logistics Properties for two years working on a number of development projects in mainland China. The Georgetown University graduate also had stints at Colliers and DTZ in Shanghai.
JLL Hotels & Hospitality Group, Asia, has hired Christopher Ely as Senior Vice President, Strategic Advisory & Asset Management, further strengthening the group’s platform in Asia. Based in Singapore, Ely is tasked with targetting the Maldives market, as JLL’s hotel consultancy arm aims to grow its asset management and operator selection business in the south Asian resort location. Formerly employed as Corporate Director of Planning and Support for Outrigger Hotels & Resorts based in Phuket, Ely will also be responsible for advising the property consultancy’s clients on business and operational performance, pre-opening services, hotel operations and owner relationships.
Akshay Kulkarni has left his role as Director with CBRE Hotels Asia, just short of one year after joining the hospitality advisory division of the real estate agency. Kulkarni has announced that he is exploring new challenges. A veteran of more than two decades in hotel management and hotel advisory work, prior to joining CBRE Kulkarni had spent more than eight years with Cushman & Wakefield in the region, leaving in December 2015 as Regional Director of Hospitality for South and South East Asia.
Joe Ng has joined CBRE in Singapore as Senior Director for Asset Services with the real estate agency. Prior to taking on his new role, the twenty-year asset management veteran had served for more than four years with a bank in Singapore, where he most recently held the title of Head of Property Management. The graduate of Australia’s RMIT University and Singapore’s Ngee Ann Polytechnic also has experience with UGL and with Singaporean publishing and property firm Eastern Holdings.
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