University Awards
Recognising Excellence
  • A highly regarded and influential expert in real estate investment with more than 30 years of experience in real estate around the world
  • Headed the Government of Singapore Investment Corporation (GIC) Real Estate Private Limited as President for 15 years, turning it into one of the world’s leading sovereign wealth funds and institutional investors in real estate with assets in over 30 countries
  • Prominent thought leader and keynote speaker at numerous leading international forums, including the Cambridge University Land Society’s Annual Alastair Ross Goobey Lecture and the NUS Institute of Real Estate Studies-Urban Land Institute Forum
  • Pioneered and established real estate research as an integral service provided by leading consulting firms in Asia-Pacific when he was a partner at Jones Lang LaSalle in Sydney
  • Leads the strategic direction and growth for the Institute of Real Estate Studies as Chairman since its inception, serving with dedication and distinction to shape it into a global knowledge centre on Asian real estate through promoting research excellence, international partnerships and industry collaborations
  • Widely credited for formulating an investment business model at GIC for the asset class now regarded as the inspiration for the strategies of other sovereign wealth funds
  • Contributes expertise and experience as a board director to Brookfield Asset Management Inc in Canada and Chongbang Holdings (International) Limited in Shanghai, China, as well as being a senior advisor to Frasers Centrepoint Limited
  • Served on industry and government bodies in different countries, including as board director of the Pension Real Estate Association in the US, the founding chairman of the Property Council of Australia Property Index Committee and a member of the Land Sub-committee of the Singapore Economic Strategies Committee
  • Served on the international advisory councils of Peking University’s Guanghua School of Management and Fundação Dom Cabral in Brazil as well as the real estate advisory boards of the University of Cambridge and Harvard University
  • Distinguished Alumni Service Award, NUS (2011)
  • Public Administration Medal (Gold), Government of Singapore (2007)
"To the two organisations I now chair: I hope to help develop the Institute of Real Estate Studies as the pre-eminent centre of excellence in real estate education and research in Asia, if not the world; and to help build Global Logistic Properties into the world's leading developer, operator and fund manager of modern logistics facilities."