A new year has begun and it brings new roles for many of Greater China’s real estate players. This week a credit and risk expert takes a step up at a global investment bank, a major US developer builds up its team in anticipation of a new project launch in Shanghai, and much more. Read on for details.
Kenneth Ho has been promoted to Managing Director with Goldman Sachs in Hong Kong, where he continues to head the investment bank’s Asia Credit Strategy Research. Ho, who has been with Goldman since early 2005, previously served as an Executive Director in the same division for more than five years, before stepping up this month. The London School of Economics graduate also has experience with Citi Group in Hong Kong.
Josh Lindberg has joined Hines in Shanghai as Director of Leasing and Marketing with the US developer. Lindberg will be responsible for the company’s One Museum Place project in Jing An district, which celebrated its official topping out in November. Lindberg joins Hines after spending more than ten years with Cushman & Wakefield in both San Francisco and Shanghai, where he served most recently as a director with the consultancy’s Tenant Advisory Group.
Jocelyn Hao has joined Crocs as Regional Real Estate Director for APAC, the Middle East and Africa with the US footwear retailer. In her new role, Hao will continue to be based in Singapore, where she had previously spent over one year with agency Cushman & Wakefield as a director with their retail team. The graduate of Ateneo de Manila University in the Philippines also has prior experience with Fast Retailing (the parent company for Uniqlo), as well as with Lend Lease.
Bill Jones is now International Standards Director for Asia Pacific with the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). Continuing to be based in Singapore, Jones takes on his new role with the industry non-profit organisation after spending more than four years as the head of the RICS for the ASEAN bloc. Before joining the RICS executive team, Jones worked in real estate for Shell for nine years in Southeast Asia.
Wendy Liu has been promoted to Head of Operations at The Executive Centre in Shenzhen. Liu takes on her new role with the Hong Kong-based service office provider after spending three years as Senior Operations Manager for the company in Shenzhen. The graduate of Shenzhen University has now been with The Executive Centre for more than seven years, and also has previous experience with Regus.
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