This week Asia’s crew of real estate people includes a hotel chief who’s put on his travelling shoes again, an investment broker headed back to Merry Olde, and a few more familiar faces in new places as we progress through the first month of the new year. Read on for all the details.
Bernard Schroeder has resigned from his position as Chief Executive Officer of Pan Pacific Hotels Group as of January 1st, according to an announcement from the company. The Singapore-based hotel operator indicated that Gwee Lian Kheng, Group Chief Executive of Pan Pacific partent company UOL Group will take over Schroeder’s responsibilities until a new CEO is in place. Schroeder had served in the top role for Pan Pacific since joining the hotel brand in January 2014 from Shanghai’s Jin Jiang Group.
Alistair Meadows has headed back to London to take on the role of Head of Capital Markets for the UK at JLL, following a six-year stint with the property consultancy in Singapore. During his time in the Lion City, Meadows served as Head of the International Capital Group for the Asia Pacific region where he helped to lead the development of JLL’s consulting services for Asian cross-border investors. The graduate of the University of Newcastle-Upon-Tyne and Cambridge University joined JLL from DTZ in 2010 after serving with the UK-based firm in London and Sydney.
Hsiang-Yun Chu has joined the Luen Mei Group as Deputy General Manager for Commercial Real Estate, based in Shanghai. In his new role, Chu is overseeing commercial real estate project planning, development, leasing, marketing, and operation across China for Luen Mei. The University of Missouri graduate takes on his new role after serving for one year as General Manager for Commercial and Planning at the Shanghai Dream Center. Chu also has previous experience at CBRE in Shanghai.
Kelly Wu has been promoted to Senior Portfolio Officer with HKRI Taikoo Hui in Shanghai. Wu takes her step up at the joint venture HKRI and Swire Properties megaproject after serving just over one year as a Portfolio Officer. Wu also has previous experience working with Fosun’s Bund Finance Center as an Executive in the Office department, as having worked as a Leasing Officer with Hopson Development Holdings.
Sunny Chan is an Assistant Manager for Hotel Asset Management with Hang Lung Properties. In her new role, Chan is responsible for the Hong Kong developer’s first hotel project, the Conrad Shenyang in the capital of northeastern China’s Liaoning province. Chan steps into her new position after serving more than two years as a senior officer for business planning with Hang Lung and the Chinese University of Hong Kong graduate also has previous experience with rival developer New World.
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