Savills Singapore expands its presence and services in Singapore - setting up one new business unit & appoints two new directors

17 June 2009

Savills Singapore is pleased to announce that it is expanding its presence here both in terms of head count and our service offerings. We would like to announce the appointment of two new Directors - Mr. Craig Ward, as the Director, Regional Capital Markets and Mr. Chia Shee Liang as Director of Property Management.

 

“Given the dynamic flow of funds between regions into the global real estate market, there is an increasing demand to advise and guide clients through the various aspects of cross  border investments addressing not only pure property aspects but also complex legislative, tax, financing and structural matters. With Craig on board, he will help to reinforce the global linkages between our US, UK, Europe and Asia Pacific offices to better serve our clients,” said Mr Michael Ng, Managing Director, Savills Singapore.

“On top of that we are also taking the current opportunity to recruit and expand all the other business units such as Projects Sales, Property Management, Residential, Commercial and Industrial teams. This continuous expansion is part of Savills regional plan to continually improve and expand our service offerings throughout Asia,” added Mr Ng.

Savills Singapore’s staff strength has also grown from 75 to almost 100 with the addition of new real estate professionals in all key business units within the last 24 months.

Mr. Craig Ward, Director, Regional Capital Markets

Mr Craig Ward has been involved in the area of Property Investment in the real estate industry for the past 12 years. Of which, he spent 10 years in the UK and Europe, and remaining two years based here covering Singapore. During that time, Craig had acted and advised on over S$10 billion worth of commercial property, of which approximately S$1.7 billion were in Singapore.

Craig’s key responsibility will be to source and introduce new international money in to Singapore and the region. Craig will also be working closely with Savills global office network throughout Asia Pacific, Europe, and the US to help investors source for the best real estate opportunities world wide.

Prior to joining Savills Singapore, Craig was Director of Capital Markets with Jones Lang LaSalle, where he had provided detailed advise on commercial investments and development. He was instrumental in the divestment of 71 Robinson Road, Eng Wah portfolio and the Courts building located along the Upper Bukit Timah Rd.

Mr. Chia Shee Liang, Director, Property Management

Mr Chia Shee Liang has more than 20 years of experience in the real estate sector, specialising in the area of Property and Asset Management. Shee Liang’s key responsibility will be to build Savills Property Management team’s capabilities in Singapore to interface with the group’s huge regional Property Management operations in China, Hong Kong, Australia and the rest of Asia Pacific. He will be leading a team of real estate professionals to provide a suite of comprehensive property and asset management services to all of Savills clients.

Shee Liang will also be involved in tenant management and liaising with landlords to ensure smooth day to day operations. His primary focus will be on how to improve landlords’ and owners’ buildings performance, reduce operating costs and maximising capital and rental values.

Prior to joining Savills, Shee Liang spent the last 15 years working overseas in China, Hong Kong, Taipei and Indonesia, specialising in retail management and consultancies. He has extensive hands-on experience in leading and coordinating shopping centres and mixed development that comprises retail, residential, hotel and office, from conceptual planning stage to pre and post operational stages of the development process. The sizes of projects ranged from 50,000 to 200,000 sqm.

 

 
 

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