Colliers has announced three high-level appointments in Hong Kong, led by the hiring of Joshua Stone to serve as a senior director in the office services department.
Most recently a director in the office leasing advisory at JLL Hong Kong, Stone brings more than a decade of experience in tenant representation to the new post, Colliers said in a release. He will report to Fiona Ngan, head of office services for Hong Kong at the agency.
Also onboarding are Sindy Ho, who rejoins Colliers from Great Eagle Holdings for a second stint as a director of office services, and Kelvin Lee, who will also hold that title after spending 20 years as head of leasing at Hong Kong Cyberport Management.
“We are delighted to appoint such high calibre experts,” Ngan said. “They all have an excellent track record and bring with them a strong mix of relationships with major local and multinational developer and occupier clients. This early signal to the market establishes our intent to drive revenue and capture market share in 2023 and beyond.”
During his time at JLL, Stone worked with major clients including BlackRock, PwC, Bloomberg, Barclays Bank and Goodman, Colliers said. His new role will see him continue to specialise in tenant representation.
Before joining JLL in Hong Kong, Stone spent more than seven years at the agency’s Shanghai outpost, first as a negotiator and later as a senior manager and director. He launched his career in the mainland financial hub in 2011 as a project manager at Panoramic Insurance Brokerage.
The certified boxing instructor holds a bachelor’s degree in international management from Alliance Manchester Business School and also studied at the University of Auckland.
“Joshua is a well-renowned professional and his addition bolsters our advisory services to multinational clients and the professional services sector,” Ngan said.
Wan Chai Specialist
Ho will draw on her 18 years of experience building client relationships with state-owned and multinational tenants across multiple sectors, Colliers said. Her track record positions her as a specialist in Wan Chai office leasing, having completed transactions on nearly half of Great Eagle Holdings’ portfolio in the submarket.
Reporting to Ngan, Ho will work closely on office leasing advisory for both landlords and occupiers. She performed similar duties for Colliers during 2017-18 after tours at Cushman & Wakefield, Savills and CBRE, all in Hong Kong.
At Hong Kong Cyberport Management, Lee was responsible for the leasing of 1.1 million square feet (102,193 square metres) of Grade A office space and a four-storey retail mall totalling 300,000 square feet.
The University of Hong Kong grad will report to executive director Chris Hui and will be tasked with driving growth in the Kowloon market, Colliers said.