A pair of Hong Kong property consultancy moves leads our roundup of personnel updates from across the region this week, with JLL announcing a new head of research for Greater China, and CBRE bringing on board a long time Savills broker. Also making the list are changes at ANREV and a Mitsubishi-Surbana Jurong joint venture.
JLL announced this past week that it has hired Bruce Pang as its chief economist and head of research for Greater China, based in Hong Kong. Pang joins the property consultancy from China Renaissance Securities where he had served as head of macro and strategy research. The graduate of Beijing’s Renmin University, the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, the University of Chicago and the University of Hong Kong also has previous experience at HSBC Global Research and at Bank of China International.
CBRE said on 15 July that it has brought on board former Savills broker Sam Mock as executive director for investment property and private office with its capital markets team in Hong Kong. Having started out with the investment department at Jones Lang Wooton (now JLL) in the city in 1993, Mock spent 24 years at Savills, including working most recently as head of the sales division within its investment team. At CBRE, Mock will be reporting to his former Savills colleague Jonathan Chau who joined the green team in 2020.
ANREV director of research and professional standards Amelie Delaunay announced last week that she is joining the southward migration movement by relocating to Singapore from Hong Kong. In her new city Delaunay, who has been with ANREV since 2013, will be opening a new office for the industry non-profit organisation, which recently held its annual conference in Singapore for the first time ever.
Colliers announced on 14 July that it has named Peush Jain as managing director for office services in India, as the property consultancy continues to build its team on the subcontinent. Jain joins CBRE in Delhi this month after more than 20 years with rival CBRE, where he had worked most recently as senior executive director and head of India investment sales in the firm’s education and healthcare services division.
An urban development joint venture between Japan’s Mitsubishi Corporation and Singapore’s Surbana Jurong has appointed Yap Shih Chia as its chief executive, according to an announcement on 13 July. Yap takes over the helm at Mitbana at the three year old company after more than three years at environmental engineering firm Chye Thiam Maintenance Pte Ltd, where he had served most recently as a senior vice president for corporate development and new business.
Colliers has hired former Tuan Sing Holdings executive Zoe Zhou as a director with its hotels and leisure team for Asia Pacific, according to a statement by the company this past week. In her new role with Colliers in Singapore, Zhou is expected to focus on hospitality real estate advisory and transactions after more than three years with Tuan Sing, where she had been responsible for business development and asset management.
Manulife Investment Management said on 14 July that it has appointed Nick Ping as deputy chief investment officer for its global timberland business from 1 July. Continuing to be based in Melbourne, Australia, Ping is taking over the role from Tony Cascio, who retires at the end of July. Ping has been with Manulife in Australia for more than 14 years and has played a primary role in developing the Canadian firm’s timberland investment business.
Wu Meng has joined PAG in Hong Kong as a vice president for communications with the private equity fund manager. Wu became part of the PAG team this month after four years with HSBC in the city, where she had served most recently as senior communications manager with the firm’s global insurance division. The graduate of Beijing Forestry University also has previous experience with CBRE and Cushman & Wakefield in Beijing.
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