Work History

Work History
Aug 2009 - Mar 2010

Vice President, Asset Management

YTL Pacific Star REIT Management Limited

Managing the Singapore (Wisma Atria and Ngee Ann City) and Japan (7 properties in Tokyo) shopping centre assets of Starhill Global REIT

Responsibilities:

  • Managed and finalized annual budgeting and business plan of assets
  • Prepared quarterly and annual reports for board meeting and public reporting
  • Arranged annual valuation and insurance of assets
  • Looked after property managers of assets in Singapore and Japan
  • Implemented risk management processes (i.e. customer due diligence, etc.)
Oct 2008 - Jan 2009

Asset Manager, Asia Growth Markets

http://www.gerealestate.com

(Coverage: Southeast Asia, China and India)

Managed GE Real Estate investments in:

  • China Private Real Estate Funds (US$150 million committed capital)
  • Southeast Asia Private Real Estate Fund (US$160 million committed capital) 
  • Equity stakes in Ascendas India Trust and Ticon Property Fund (US$70 million) 

Responsibilities:

  • Instrumental in the sale of 50 million shares of Ascendas India Trust at __% above market price.
  • Evaluated and analyzed the Fund’s acquisitions of properties and entities as presented by Fund Managers. Went through asset performances with Fund Managers including financial performance.
  • Evaluated and analyzed Fund reports as well as Investment Committee and Board Meeting presentations.
  • Coordinated with Fund Manager on drawdowns and dividend distributions. 
Jun 2007 - Oct 2008

Risk Manager

http://www.gerealestate.com

(Coverage: Southeast Asia: Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Philippines and Vietnam)     

Responsibilities:

  • Acquisitions underwriting of all incoming deals (equity and debt) and in charge of confirming valuations. 
  • Prepared and finalized deal pitches for management approval.
  • In charge of closing deals including financial and property due diligence.
  • Evaluated property markets and transactions across office, residential, retail and industrial sectors.
  • Provided advice to originators and management on investment strategies across different sectors and markets.
  • Provided advice on asset managing fund investments (Southeast Asia business space fund)
Oct 2002 - May 2007

Vice President, Portfolio Management

Pramerica Real Estate Investors (Asia) Pte Ltd

Responsibilities:

Asset Manager, Asian Retail Mall Limited (ARML)

  • Managed Tiong Bahru Plaza, Central Plaza and Whitesands Shopping Centre.                                        (See sidebar for more details)
  • In charge of interim asset valuation and coordinated external valuations.
  • Looked after Fund quarterly reporting and Board Meeting presentations.
  • Worked with Finance in coming up with capital drawdowns and dividend distribution amounts.
  • In charge of Fund forecasting and financial analysis.

Asset Manager, South East Asia Property Company Fund (SEAPC)

  • Managed and disposed assets in Singapore (Avalon and Holland Hill Mansion units), Hong Kong (Shouson Hill, 12 Tai Tam Road, Hong Kong Parkview, Hillsborough Court and 12-16 Tai Tam Road units), Indonesia (Arcadia Office Park, Mampang Apartments and Pejaten Mall site) and the Philippines (Fraser Place Manila Serviced Apartments). (See sidebar for more details)
  • In charge of interim asset valuation and coordinated external valuations.
  • Looked after Fund quarterly reporting and Board Meeting presentations
  • Worked with Finance in coming up with dividend distribution amounts.

Acquisitions, Asia Pacific Fund I

  • Worked on development of Jurong Point 2. (See sidebar for more details)
  • In charge of interim asset valuation and coordinated external valuations. 
Aug 2001 - Sep 2002

Business Development Manager

Fraser Serviced Residences Pte Ltd

Responsibilities: 

  • Sourced investment and management opportunities - serviced apartments
  • Evaluated projects in Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Taipei, Tokyo and Bangkok
  • Evaluation involved market research and financial feasibility assessments
Jun 2000 - May 2001

Research Manager, Hospitality & Leisure

PricewaterhouseCoopers Consultants Singapore Pte Ltd

Responsibilities:

  • Undertook market and financial feasibility studies.
  • Prepared and distributed hotel research reports.
  • Prepared client and industry presentations.
  • Maintained hospitality research database.
May 1999 - May 2000

Research Manager

CB Richard Ellis Philippines, Inc.

Responsibilities:

  • Set up and developed research and consultancy business.
  • Undertook masterplanning, market and financial feasibility studies.
  • Maintained real estate research database.
  • Assisted the Commercial Department in market and financial analysis.
Oct 1997 - Nov 1998

Equity Financial Analyst, Research Department

ATR-Kim Eng Securities, Inc.

Responsibilities:

  • Provided recommendations on listed real estate companies. Coverage included Ayala Land, Inc, SM Prime Holdings, Filinvest Land, Megaworld Holdings and Fil-Estate Land.
  • Analyzed companies’ quarterly and financial statements and produced financial forecasts and broker reports
Apr 1994 - Sep 1997

Research Manager, Research & Consultancy Department

Colliers Jardine Philippines, Inc.

Responsibilities:

  • Set up and developed research and consultancy business
  • Undertook market and financial feasibility studies
  • Produced real estate market reports for Asia Pacific distribution
  • Maintained real estate research database
  • Assisted the Commercial Department in market and financial analysis 
Apr 1993 - Apr 1994

Financial Analyst

Asian Appraisal Company, Inc.

Responsibilities:

  • Undertook market and financial feasibility studies of different industries
  • Undertook business enterprise valuation projects
  • Sourced clients for company

Education

Education

Skills

Skills

Language

English, Mandarin/Hokkien and Filipino

Software (Dyna, Argus, MS Office)

Market research and consulting

Procured and practiced during work experience in Colliers Jardine, ATR Securities, CB Richard Ellis and PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Real Estate Asset Management

Procured and practiced through work experiences in Pramerica Real Estate and GE Real Estate. Assets managed included office, residential, retail and hospitality projects.

Real estate financial and investment analysis

Procured and practiced through work experiences in ATR Securities, Fraser Serviced Residences, Pramerica Real Estate and GE Real Estate. 

Certifications

Certifications
Nov 2009 - Present

Representative Licence, REIT Management

Monetary Authority of Singapore
May 2009 - Jun 2009

Fund Management Foundation Programme (Certificate of Completion)

Singapore Management University (Financial Training Institute)
2007 - 2009

Representative Licence, Fund Management

Monetary Authority of Singapore