Our first full week of activity in 2015 sees a US property developer promoting some local talent, a change of roles for an exec with one of China’s biggest financial management firms, and a flurry of moves at one of the biggest real estate agencies. Read on for more details.
Bote (Albert) Wu has moved up to become Director for Acquisitions with Tishman Speyer in Shanghai. Wu first joined the US property developer as an Associate with the company’s MBA Leadership Program in 2013, after completing his business school program at the University of California at Berkeley. Wu, who received his Bachelor’s degree from the University of Wuhan also has prior professional experience with Fosun and Mapletree.
Josephine Xu has taken on the role of Investment Manager with Ping An Trust in Shanghai. The MBA-holder from Hong Kong’s Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business assumed her new duties with the unit of the state-owned insurance giant after having already having spent more than a year and a half with the firm as an Asset Manager. Prior to joining Ping An Xu served as Senior Manager of Asset Management with Forte Capital.
Colliers veteran Bunny Wang has moved to a new business line to take on the role of Director, PRC Institutional Client Services with the real estate consultancy. In her new role, Wang, who previously focused on sales of international properties to local individuals, will be leading Colliers efforts to serve large Chinese corporates seeking to acquire or dispose of investment grade assets in other countries. Wang will continue to be based in Shanghai.
William Frankland has been promoted to the rank of Director with the Office Services team at Colliers International in Shanghai. Frankland, who has been with the commercial real estate agency in Shanghai for five years, specialises in helping professional services clients with their office requirements in China’s commercial hub. Before his recent promotion Frankland had served as an Associate Director with the Office Services team.
Phillipa Hagen has joined Colliers International in Shanghai as a Senior Manager with the real estate consultancy. Hagen takes on her new responsibilities with Colliers after recently having relocated to Shanghai from Singapore, where she had previously been employed with Digital Realty as a Business Analyst. Hagan is a 2007 graduate of the University of Sydney and also has previous experience with JLL.
As usual, if you know of other China real estate professionals changing their jobs, getting promoted or just doing something exciting, please feel free to share with the rest of the community here at Mingtiandi.