Each week on Mingtiandi we track who among China’s commercial real estate community has left their role, been promoted, or found out they weren’t getting that big bonus and took off to work for some local developer who has real money.
Jane Lok is now Executive Director of Fosun Office Asset Management and Chief Representative of Fosun Overseas Commercial Projects. Lok is a long-term real estate executive who served most recently as National Senior Director of Landlord Project Services at CBRE China. Fosun has been expanding aggressively recently both domestically, where it is undertaking a RMB 100 million tourism initiative and internationally.
Karine Lee has now joined Forterra Trust, the real estate investment firm acquired by Hong Kong developer Nan Fung last year. Prior to joining Forterra, which was previously known as Treasury China Trust, Lee served as Senior Director for Shopping Centre Leasing and Advisory with CBRE in Shanghai. In all, Lee served with CBRE from 2004 to December 2013, until leaving amid the firm’s ongoing management shake-up in China.
Laura Lu has joined property consultancy Cushman & Wakefield as Director of Human Resources China. Prior to joining Cushman & Wakefield, Lu was employed with US market research firm the Nielsen company for five years, most recently as Vice President for HR.. In addition to her time at Nielsen, Lu spent seven years in HR with Microsoft and also worked for Unilever in China.
Rachel Guo is now General Manager with Shanghai Zhan Xiang Real Estate, a Morgan Stanley company. Guo’s new responsibilities include leasing and asset management for Zhan Xiang’s Sandhill Plaza project in Shanghai’s Zhangjiang High Tech Park. Prior to joining Morgan Stanley, Guo served as a senior manager with the landlord representation team in the Office Services department of CBRE Shanghai.
Jack Dong has joined Gopher Asset Management, a subsidiary of Chinese private equity firm Noah Holdings as senior investment manager. Prior to taking on his new role at Gopher Asset Management Dong was a manager with the tenant representation division of the Office Service Department of CBRE in Shanghai. Dong’s hiring seems to be part of a trend of local executives with experience at international firms being lured to higher paying roles with Chinese companies.
Sean Li is now General Manager of Office Leasing at Shanghai Arch, a project belonging to Shanghai Jin Hong Qiao International Property Co. Prior to taking on his new challenge at Shanghai Arch Sean was director of landlord representation with the Office Services team at CBRE in Shanghai.
Rich Hu is now General Manager at Fesco Real Estate Investment Advisory Ltd in Beijing. Prior to taking on his new role at Fesco, Hu was Director, Industrial, Logistics and Business Park, for Northern China at real estate consulting firm CBRE. In his seven years at CBRE, Hu oversaw the industrial and logisistics services department for northern China, where he was involved in leasing and investment transactions for manufacturing, warehouses and greenfield sites.
Neo Huang has joined DTZ as a Senior Associate Director with the real estate consultancy, based in their Shanghai office. Before joining DTZ, Huang spent three years with CBRE, most recently serving as an Associate Director in the firm’s Global Corporate Services division, where he oversaw transactions on behalf of clients in China’s second and third-tier cities.
Yin Shen has been promoted to the rank of Executive with the Retail Leasing department at Forterra Trust. Before this latest move, Shen served as an analyst in Forterra’s Retail Service department. Forterra was formerly known as Treasury China Trust, and was acquired last year by Hong Kong developer Nan Fung.
Winni Wang is has been promoted to the rank of HR Manager of Payroll Quality at CBRE in Beijing. Wang has taken on this new responsibility after serving as a graduate analyst in CBRE’s human resources department for nine months. Before joining CBRE, worked as an HR project executive with International SOS.
If you know of other job changes among China’s commercial real estate professionals, please feel free to contact me at Mingtiandi.
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