International real estate manager Savills Investment Management (Savills IM) has appointed Hsueh Ling Ng to the new role of head of Asia-Pacific ex-Japan, reporting to CEO Alex Jeffrey.
Ng joins from Lendlease, where she has held the role of managing director and country head, Singapore, for over six years, and also recently the additional role of chair of Lendlease Global Commercial REIT Management. Prior to this, she spent eight years as CEO of Keppel REIT Management.
Ng will take on overall business management responsibility for Savills IM’s investment and client capital teams across its Asia-Pacific platform in all markets other than Japan.
The new role of head of Asia-Pacific ex-Japan has been created to capitalize on the compelling investment case in the region, which offers strong, long-term economic growth and diversification of investment opportunities, as well as to broaden the company’s client base in the region.
The company currently manages circa US$1.5 billion of assets in Asia-Pacific and US$7 billion of capital on behalf of Asia-Pacific-based clients in global real estate, with plans for substantial growth to come. It has local offices in Singapore, Tokyo, Bangkok (as part of a cooperation agreement with Savills Thailand) and Sydney.
"With over 30 years’ experience in the real estate industry and an impressive track record of driving business growth, she has the right credentials to lead our Asia-Pacific team and to work with our clients across the region,” Jeffrey says. “The newly created role will be vital in building on our strong presence in the region at what is a key time in the economic cycle, and specifically within the real estate sector.”