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RICS Awards 2018 Hong Kong

What are the awards?

The RICS Awards Hong Kong showcase the most inspirational initiatives and developments in land, real estate, construction and infrastructure. They celebrate the achievements and successes of RICS professionals and their impact on local communities.

Across 13 individual categories, the awards are regarded as the premier property and construction awards in the country, celebrating the most innovative projects in the region and their impact on local communities.

Winners announced

Congratulations!

After a vigorous and careful judging process by a team of 13 jurors, we are happy to announce the winners of the RICS Awards 2018 Hong Kong.

Thanks to our prestigious jury panel for their devotion and dedication in judging the award submissions this year.

Lifetime Achiever Award

Mr Stewart Chi Kin Leung, Chairman, Wheelock Properties Limited.

The jury panel recognised Mr Leung’s 50 years of experience in property development, construction, management and related businesses in Hong Kong. The panel also acknowledged his contributions to Hong Kong through his service in various social groups, including the Real Estate Developers Association of Hong Kong, and his ability to facilitate the evolution and economic development of his community.

Reveal the winners

  • Winner

    • CBRE, Hong Kong

    Certificate of Excellence

    • Cushman & Wakefield – WeWork

    The landlord of LKF Tower, Peterson Group, shut down Hotel LKF due to its declining return on investment and the sluggish retail market. To address this, Cushman & Wakefield offered the landlord an innovative solution: converting the building for office use, then securing global co-working space operator WeWork as a single anchor tenant for a 15-year lease commitment. This was a true win-win outcome – the building specs and location in Lan Kwai Fong were perfect for WeWork’s target tenant demographic. This project sets a trend for landlords who support the growth of the city’s “innovation-driven” economy.

  • Winner

    • Savills Hong Kong

    Selling a luxury home on Hong Kong’s Victoria Peak requires a careful combination of discretion, market research and of course the best little black book of contacts in the region. Savills residential team exercised its market muscles to achieve a HK$2.8bn result for a plot on the peak, in the face of tough restrictions on Chinese capital and a glut of new luxury properties. One of Asia’s best architects was drafted to create a luxury living concept to dazzle even the most jaded billionaire buyers, while Savills’ superlative property management team created the ultimate security package for cautious moguls.

    Certificate of Excellence

    • Knight Frank

    Hong Kong’s super luxury residential market is unique in its immunity to economic cycles and other market influences. With high demand from a long list of High-Net-Worth Individuals from Chinese Mainland eager to purchase landmark trophy properties in Hong Kong, market activity remains very low due to lack of supply of trophy assets. It is, therefore, difficult for deals to be concluded in the high-end niche market. In 2017, Knight Frank took the initiative and obtained sole agency for a luxury house located in the prestigious South side. Utilising the team’s extensive local market knowledge, global reach to potential buyers from across the world, full access to the niche property selection and bespoke services, Knight Frank has gained the clients’ trust and ultimately secured the sale – a 480-million-dollar landmark deal representing both buyer and seller which is rare among international real estate agencies.

    • Wheelock Properties (Hong Kong Limited) – Peninsula East

    Peninsula East is the first major residential development in Yau Tong, an almost exclusively industrial district. It will spearhead the area’s transformation into a more vibrant neighbourhood in line with the city’s Kowloon East vision.

    The property was managed and built to offer quality living. It features a unique structure, excellent amenities, panoramic sea view, green surroundings, and more. Wheelock’s breakthrough sales and marketing strategy led to an exceptional sales turnout – all available residential units were sold in two days. Registrations of interest also exceeded the limit by 37 times, marking a record high in the market at the time.

  • Winner

    • New World Development Company Limited

    The New World Development Company Limited strive to craft every project with a heart dedicated in a bespoke creation. Aspired to inspire, our crafted creations are tailored to fulfil your imagination. The FOREST is one of the latest projects that they have worked on. Located in the iconic Sneaker Street, The FOREST is a three-storey retail space covering more than 50,000 sqft. With its excellent location, a diverse range of tenants and a commitment to fostering sports culture, The FOREST aspires to stand out as a new destination allowing visitors to share, interact and explore.

    Certificate of Excellence

    • Cushman & Wakefield - Tin Hau Food Square

    Cushman & Wakefield strives to embrace a forward-thinking approach in business by bringing new ideas and solutions to their clients and partners. Tin Hau Food Square is an innovative catchment area marketing concept born out of Cushman & Wakefield’s unique market insights. In 2017, this complex project required engaging with five landlords and various high-quality F&B tenants on different investment, leasing, renovation, and development activities. Excellent results were delivered to all parties involved. Tin Hau Food Square has planted the seeds for Tin Hau to become the destination of choice for authentic Hong Kong eating culture.

    • JLL

    JLL’s 15-member retail team completed more than 90 retail and food and beverage transactions in 2017, leasing over 150,000 sqft in total. The team strengthened its tenant representation platform with deals for Devialet, John Master Organics and Tom Dixon, and continues to pioneer F&B, health, and fitness tenant advisory across the city. As Calzedonia Group’s preferred retail advisor, last year JLL secured five new stores for its Calzedonia and Intimissimi brands in targeted prime retail malls and high streets, plus cost-effective warehousing space. The team negotiated major rental discounts despite intense competition and challenging time constraints.

  • Winner

    • JLL

    As a market leader in FM in Hong Kong, JLL manages 33 million sq. ft. for end users, including “mission critical” facilities such as three CLP Power plants and the Hong Kong Exchange, as well as data centres and banks. JLL has achieved a 100% client retention rate, a testament to the high levels of client trust and satisfaction its services inspire.

    JLL’s Integrated Facilities Management footprint expanded by 30% in 2017 through new contracts with AXA Insurance, West Kowloon Cultural District, Stamford American School, and more. This year, the firm also delivered improvement works at Cathay Pacific City cost effectively and without impacting operations.

    Certificate of Excellence

    • CBRE - ANZ
  • Winner

    • MTR Corporation Limited – Premier Plus

    Being one of the iconic skyscrapers in the world, Two International Finance Centre (Two ifc) has grown with Hong Kong since 2003 and under the management of Premier Plus, the most elite brand under the Property Management Department of MTR Corporation Limited.

    Combined with the professional facility management and the five-star hospitality, Two ifc aims to provide one-stop high quality services for tenants. Despite the changes in time, Two ifc maintains the strong determination of providing not only heart-warming services but also safe, environmental friendly & reliable business environment to the customers through continuous improvements.

    Certificate of Excellence

    • JLL

    As a leader in developing property management processes, services and technological innovations, JLL won 50 new contracts in 2017, expanding its total portfolio to 67 million sq. ft. across more than 480 appointments.

    The team’s “Super Premium Services” at Infinitus Plaza have proven so effective that the building’s rental yields are consistently higher than similar buildings in Sheung Wan, the retail space is fully occupied, and the office occupancy rate stands at 90%.

    Behind the scenes, an upgraded building management system has optimised Infinitus Plaza’s operational and energy efficiencies, and technicians are equipped with mobile patrol technology to expedite incident reporting and response times.

    • Savills Property Management Limited

    Do you want a true VIP property management service? Then look no further than the revolutionary One-Concierge service from Savills, which brings the latest technology and personalised customer service together. This next-level service capitalises on the unrivalled strength and depth of Savills’ first-class property management team and its broader business in Hong Kong. All One-Concierge properties benefit from outstanding service levels, smartly-dressed and highly-motivated staff and even bespoke fragrances! What’s more, One-Concierge buildings have won a staggering 107 awards and so far this year Savills’ property management team has won 46 new mandates.

  • Winner

    • Knight Frank – West Kowloon Cultural District

    Knight Frank is one of the few parties to have been involved in the West Kowloon Cultural District (WKCD) from the very beginning. Most recently our multiple disciplined team advised on Zone 2, the largest development site containing cultural, retail, office, residential and hotel elements. We advised on property uses, marketability, and building mix, and worked with the architects as well as the engineering consultants to facilitate the notional design and implementation. On the land application front, we have made significant progress with the government in designing a one-of-a-kind land grant and land stratum plan addressing all critical land title interfaces. We have also successfully applied for short-term tenancies to facilitate the development of M+, Xiqu, the integrated basement, the park and potentially the Palace Museum.

    Certificate of Excellence

    • CBRE

    Speedcast, the world’s most trusted provider of highly reliable, fully managed, remote communication and IT solutions, had doubled its real estate portfolio following an acquisition in early 2017. The company needed a global workplace strategy to align its employees across 40+ countries under one recognisable brand and vision. Speedcast appointed CBRE Workplace Strategy to help shape its workplace into a business enabler. The team gathered data through in-depth visioning sessions with c-suite executives, interviews with regional leaders, and an online global survey. The final product, a universal blueprint to be applied across Speedcast’s global offices, integrated the firm’s innovative technologies, agile employees and entrepreneurial spirit. Going beyond a simple Workplace Strategy guide, CBRE’s report outlined wider business initiatives that promoted organisational cohesion and continued innovation.

    • Knight Frank – CLP’s Argyle Street Redevelopment Project

    The award-winning professional services team at Knight Frank has an excellent track record in handling complex land development projects. China Light & Power Company (CLP), with a plan to revitalise its head office in Argyle Street into a residential development, had encountered a major hurdle when the Antiquities and Monuments Office listed the building as a Proposed Monument, together with a large land premium request from the Lands Department. Given the possible future redevelopment restrictions, Knight Frank has stepped in and brought the project back to life in 2017. Through rounds of appeals to the Lands Department, the team managed to negotiate close to 50% reduction on the land premium and introduced a consent document framework to streamline the land grant application process. The team even went the extra mile by putting forward a unique marketing campaign to stimulate investors’ interest during the premium negotiation period.  As a successful remark, the development partnership has been reached in December 2017.

  • Winner

    • Gammon Construction Limited

    Gammon Construction was engaged by Wheelock Properties to build Capri, a high specification sea-view residential development located around Kowloon East (33 Tong Yin Street, Tseung Kwan O). The development featured a very complex build, and was completed in August 2017 with excellent results: various sections completed ahead of schedule, zero fatal accidents, and zero convictions. Gammon’s project management best practices, international benchmarking, innovative construction methods, smart team arrangement, and more were major contributors towards the project’s success. The new development will strengthen the wider Kowloon East area’s status as a new commercial and residential hub.

    Certificate of Excellence

    • Chun Wo Construction & Engineering Co. Ltd.

    Chun Wo was awarded the Design and Construction of the Kowloon Centre of the Hong Kong Breast Centre Foundation in 2016.  As a contractor, Chun Wo asks itself - What do Chun Wo expect to see in a 500 sqm building?  In response to the needs of the client and our own aspirations, some specific targets are set and implemented into the project.  This nomination illustrates how Chun Wo construction team derived these targets, the process of how the team worked towards them and the challenges the team overcame, in order to deliver a successful project.

  • Winner

    • CBRE - Nord Anglia

    Nord Anglia Education (NAE), the world’s leading premium schools organisation, appointed CBRE’s Project Management team to support their expansion project in Hong Kong. Two sites were selected for NAE’s kindergarten campuses, one in Sai Kung and one in Tai Tam. The team was tasked with ensuring the completion of the fit-out of both schools within a restrictive timeframe. By working efficiently as a team and communicating regularly, all relevant government approvals and designs were submitted on time, enabling the fit-out to be completed on schedule and without delay to the opening of the schools.

    Certificate of Excellence

    • Architectural Services Department - Construction of Arts and Cultural Facilities Under Kwun Tong Bypass (Site B & C)

    The project involved construction of creativity, arts and cultural facilities under Kwun Tong Bypass of about 6,000 square metres. The project adopted an innovative partnership approach between Client and the Operator. Surveyors in Architectural Services Department acted as Project Manager and design and build procurement approach was adopted. Careful cost control and close communication with the Authorities and various stakeholders resulted in successful completion of the works within limited time and budget.  This project contributed to part of the "Energising Hoi Bun Road" and has won Merit prize in the Hong Kong Institute of Planners Awards 2017.

    • JLL

    JLL’s Project & Development Services team excels at interior fit-outs, move management, capital improvements, development management and advisory, technical due diligence, and design-and-construct development. It worked with 70 clients on projects covering 2 million sq. ft. in 2017, completing all projects to strict cost and quality parameters. JLL managed every aspect of Ince & Co’s office relocation and fit-out, including tendering, construction, engineering, procurement, office design, and reinstatement. Both the tender process and procurement was open-book, and the entire project was completed on budget, within 10 months.

  • Winner

    • Wharf Real Estate Investment Company Limited

    The Murray situated in a prime location in Central which completed in 1969 by the Public Works Department and was the tallest Government Building at that time. Being one of the “Conserving Central” projects, The Murray comprises both conversion and conservation of the Murray Building into a luxury high end hotel and provides 336 nos. of guest rooms.

    Murray Building hotel development is a challenging project aims to revamp the building back to its original form which involve preservation of the external walls and feature of the tower, the existing Old and Valuable Tree and all new structures followed similar architectural language of the original building.

    Certificate of Excellence

    • Architectural Services Department – Junior Police Call Permanent Activity Centre and Integrated Youth Training Camp

    ArchSD was tasked to revitalise within 13 months the venue of ex-Fire Services Training School at Pat Heung for setting up a Junior Police Call’s training camp as promulgated in CE’s 2016 Policy Address.

    Under the direction and supervision of building surveyor as the Project Manager, the project team was able to overcome the various constraints including the extreme short timeframe and limited funding by proper selection of design, materials and procurement methods, and successfully completed the project on time, within budget, in good quality and also with high acclaim by client.

    • Link Asset Management Limited

    Butterfly Market is a community shopping centre located in Tuen Mun South. The fresh market underwent refurbishment consists of 130 nos. of stalls selling foods, homewares and grocery with 30,000 sq.ft. IFA.

    A professional team (Project, Leasing, PM, FM, QS) was formed and set up the new market positioning, the team has established a design, operation standard guideline to shape the new market model by learning the best practices from many oversea visits. The new design envisions a more hygienic and convenient marketplace with the concept of “organised chaos”.  It aims to bring a sense of order to the previously disorganised trading habits common in local markets.

    Innovative facilities like E-payment, mobile app, market trolleys, hygiene station, recycle collections, public weighing scales are introduced. Market Ambassadors promote food health information, produces, and cooking demonstrations. Building Management System (BMS) -centralised A/C and LED lightings are programmed to reduce energy with zoning control. Other sustainability initiatives include recycling and food waste collection programme.

  • Winner

    • Manulife & Citi

    One Bay East since its completion at the end of 2015 has continued on its sustainability journey in 2017 to provide an environment for better live-work balance and made its mark in social and environmental performances.  Not only the design and construction of One Bay East have achieved a double gold in international standard LEED® and BEAM Plus in 2016, sustainability enhancement projects undertaken in 2017 have made an ambitious leap forward to improve the already environmentally outstanding environment and to spearhead improvement for social wellness, as demonstrated in the achievement of LEED® Commercial Interiors Platinum and WELL™ Silver standard.

    Certificate of Excellence

    • Henderson Real Estate Agency Limited

    Mira Place 1 / Tower A (MP1/MPTA) has long been a household landmark, equipped with state-of-arts green facilities, in Hong Kong. Over the past decades, the Building Management Team is dedicated to delivering high-end service to the customers, meanwhile fostering sustainable development in the community.  Being as a pioneer of environmental friendly corporate, the Building Management Team fosters to increase recycling rates, attain international standard, engage and empower stakeholders to exercise green practices, and cultivate the younger generations.  Sustainability is the ultimate goals of the prime service and operation.

    • Kai Shing Management Services Limited - International Commerce Centre

    With 118-storey, the International Commerce Centre (ICC) is one of the tallest buildings in the world. Setting ‘Green Keeping’ as the goal of building operation, the landmark’s management team integrates people, place, process and technology to create a low carbon building based on its own green principle, I-C-C (Intelligence, Collaboration & Continuity). ICC is the first building to achieve the Hong Kong BEAM Plus (Existing Building) ver.2.0 certification in 2017. This achievement tells that ICC has saved over 11 million kWH of energy since 2012 and it is one of the lowest energy consumers among similar type of buildings across the globe.

  • Winners

    • Savills Hong Kong

    Buyers of Hong Kong office property tend to look for low-maintenance assets in undersupplied markets and the ability to strata-sell in the future. So how do you sell a building still under development, at a submarket set for significant supply, with a large public space to maintain and a land lease that prevents strata-sales?  What’s more, a three-company blue-chip team has been trying to sell this asset for the past year. Undeterred, Savills applied market knowledge, unrivalled contacts and lateral thinking to sell a major Kowloon East development by Swire to a veteran local investor.

    • Wheelock Properties, Cushman & Wakefield - 8 Bay East

    The purchase of 8 Bay East in Kowloon East, a highly unique transaction that caused waves in the market, was negotiated and facilitated by Wheelock Properties and Cushman & Wakefield for Shenzhen-based developer LVGEM. At a purchase price of HK$9 billion, it is the largest transaction to ever occur in Kowloon. The transaction completion date was unprecedented: the development was sold 21 months before property handover with a first-of-a-kind deal structure in the form of company share transfer. Wheelock’s exceptional service continuity and Cushman & Wakefield’s unrivalled cross-border expertise were essential to earning LVGEM’s trust and delivering an excellent outcome.

    Certificate of Excellence

    • Colliers International

    The sale of 410 Kwun Tong Road was a great success for Colliers after an initial set back that was widely publicised. Colliers turned this around and achieved a price 6% higher than the original.

    Despite high interest shown by various buyers and competitors, Colliers identified another buyer and convinced them to make a quick and aggressive offer. After an intensive two weeks negotiation period, Colliers successfully concluded the deal at HK$1.99 billion.

    Maximum commitment and effort was demonstrated on this project, even after a challenging start. It’s a reputable example and has received a lot of appreciation from clients and competitors.

  • Winner

    • Wheelock Properties (Hong Kong) Limited

    Wheelock believes buildings form the physical urban landscape, but people are the life of a city. CSR is a continuous journey integral to its business. Wheelock improves the overall quality of life in four key areas:

    1. Building opportunities for underserved youth with two flagship Business-in-Community programmes - Project WeCan and the Community Chest Wheelock Swim for Millions.
    2. Building incubators for emerging artists via Wheelock Internship Program and Wheelock Youth Photo Competition.
    3. Building green for future generations with sustainable developments and low-carbon office.
    4. Building inclusive communities for the disadvantaged by collaborating with NGOs.
  • Winner

    • Ryan Wong MRICS – CBRE

    Ryan Wong MRICS joined CBRE in November 2016 as an Associate Director of Project Management. His primary role in the business is to diversify the team’s portfolio and strengthen client relations. He is well-positioned for this task thanks to the wide professional network and extensive expertise he has developed throughout his career. Prior to joining CBRE, Ryan spent more than 4 years managing projects at JLL and 3 years as a Graduate Surveyor at the Urban Renewal Authority. He has worked on a variety of projects, ranging from corporate fit-outs to industrial revitalisations and shopping mall renovations.

    Certificate of Excellence

    • Eric Cheng MRICS – JLL

    Eric Cheng MRICS is a Director with JLL’s Retail Tenant Representation team. He achieved MRICS in 2014 and is a mentor for his team’s professional standards and ethics.

    In 2017, he won exclusive tenant mandates, provided advice to retailers covering 500,000 sq. ft. of space, and contributed to some of Hong Kong’s largest retail sole agency appointments. Eric leads JLL’s work with Calzedonia Group and secured five premium locations for Calzedonia and Intimissimi in 2017.

    Eric volunteers his time outside of work to serve the Hong Chi Association, a non-profit organisation dedicated to educating and empowering people with learning difficulties.

    • Cyrus Fong MRICS – Knight Frank

    Cyrus Fong MRICS, Director of Knight Frank’s Valuation & Consultancy, is a Chartered Surveyor with valuation and advisory experience covering Hong Kong, Macau, Chinese mainland, the United Kingdom, Australia and other Southeast Asian countries. Key clients include Blackstone, Fortune REIT, C C Land and Sands. Cyrus’s technical surveying expertise is complemented by his excellent project management skills, extensive knowledge and experience, people skills, and an innovative mind-set. He played a major part in ensuring Knight Frank could pass an RICS external audit conducted by Singapore RICS – a significant feat, considering that Knight Frank is the only consultancy firm in Hong Kong that passed the audit. In addition to maintaining the highest professional standards within the firm, Cyrus is also an active contributor to the firm’s internal events as well as charity work. He is an all rounded individual and his work deserves to be recognised.

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Who judged the awards?

  • Mr Chris Brooke FRICS — President-Elect, RICS; Managing Director, Brooke Husband

    Mr Brooke is a chartered surveyor with 28 years' experience in various fields of the property industry. He graduated from Cambridge University in 1989, after which he began his career in the United Kingdom, prior to relocating to Hong Kong in 1992.

    Between 1992 and 2002 Mr Brooke was based in Hong Kong and focused upon providing consultancy advice in relation to real estate markets and development projects in Hong Kong, China and the Asia Pacific region. During this period, he was responsible for the provision of advice regarding property development, investment, and financial viability issues to a wide range of corporations, landowners and developers, as well as providing strategic advice and consultancy services to occupiers, retailers and investors.

    In 2002, Mr Brooke relocated to Beijing, where he was based until the end of 2013. During this period, Mr Brooke held a number of senior management positions at CBRE, both in China and Asia. At the beginning of 2014, Mr Brooke returned to Hong Kong to take up the role of Executive Managing Director, Consulting, Asia Pacific at CBRE. This role involved the strategic oversight of all consulting and advisory work undertaken by CBRE throughout the Asia Pacific region.

    Mr Brooke was also a long standing member of the Asia Pacific Strategic Group within CBRE, the body responsible for the formulation and implementation of business strategy throughout Asia Pacific.

    Mr Brooke left CBRE at the end of 2015 with a view to pursuing alternative career interests. In October 2016, he established Brooke Husband Limited, a real estate consulting practice based in Hong Kong which is focused upon the provision of strategic advice, development consultancy and investment advisory services to real estate owners, developers and investors throughout the Asia Pacific region.

    Mr Brooke is Fellow of the RICS and a Member of the Hong Kong Institute of Surveyors. He is global senior vice president and a member of the RICS Governing Council, as well as the current Chairman of the RICS Asia Pacific World Regional Board. In addition, he is also a member of the Urban Land Institute.

    Mr Brooke is also a Director of the Hong Kong Rugby Union (HKRU), with responsibility for oversight of the facilities strategy being pursued by the HKRU.

  • Mr Guy Bradley MRICS — Chief Executive, Swire Properties

    Guy Bradley oversees the Company’s overall management and strategic direction.

    Guy has worked in the Swire group for 30 years, including general management roles in Swire’s businesses in Papua New Guinea, Japan, Hong Kong, Mainland China, the United States, Taiwan, Vietnam and the Middle East.  He joined Swire Properties Limited in 2006 and became a Director in 2008.  Before taking up his role as Chief Executive, Guy was Chief Executive Officer – Mainland China, and was responsible for overseeing the implementation of the Company’s overall investment strategy, acquisition of development opportunities as well as management of projects in the PRC.  He is also a Director of John Swire & Sons (H.K.) Limited.

    A Chartered Surveyor, he is a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and The Hong Kong Institute of Surveyors.

    Professor K. W. Chau — Head and Chair Professor, Department of Real Estate and Construction & Director, Ronald Coase Centre for Property Rights Research, The University of Hong Kong

    Professor K. W. Chau is a currently Chair Professor and Head of the Department of Real Estate and Construction and Director of the Ronald Coase Centre for Property Rights Research at The University of Hong Kong. His main areas of research include real estate finance and economics, real estate price index, construction economics and urban analysis. Most of his works are empirical studies with implications for policy makers and practitioners. He received the International Real Estate Society Achievement Award in 1999. He founded Asian Real Estate Society in 1996 and served as the first President (1996-7). He also served as President of the International Real Estate Society (2000-1). He was elected as President of the Hong Kong Institute of Surveyors (2009-10).

    Professor Chau has many years of experience in real estate research and consultancy. He has done many consultancy works for private and public organisations. Professor Chau has also served and is serving on many government committees.

    Mr Alan Child FRICS — Chairman, Knight Frank

    Alan Child is the Chairman of Knight Frank Hong Kong. He is a Chartered Surveyor with over 40 years’ experience in the property markets of the United Kingdom, Hong Kong and China.

    Alan has worked in both the government and private sectors in Hong Kong where he has been based for over 35 years.  He specialises in areas of land resumption and development and was Land Advisor for the acquisition and development of land for Hong Kong’s rail expansion programme. He has worked on numerous development consultancy projects and studies as well as providing advice on feasibility assessments, land grants, lease modifications, rating & valuation and aspects of due diligence for public and private funds.   

    Alan is a Fellow of RICS, a member of the RICS Governing Council, an RICS Registered Valuer and RICS Hong Kong Registered Expert on Land Matters.

    Mr Alan Dalgleish FRICS — Chief Executive, ANREV

    Alan Dalgleish is responsible for leading ANREV's Executive Office team and for working with ANREV's Management and Executive Boards to implement the Association's strategic growth plans.

    Alan has an extensive real estate background, principally in research, consulting and capital markets, having spent over 25 years working in real estate markets throughout Asia.

    Previously, Alan was based in Singapore where he was responsible for the Consulting and Real Estate Finance business lines in Asia of CBRE. Prior to this he was Country Manager for Colliers International in the Philippines. He has worked for in Hong Kong, for leading investor and developer Hongkong Land, a member of the Jardine Group of companies, as well as for investment bank Société Générale and early in his career in a research role for First Pacific Davies.

    Alan was educated in Scotland where he attended Edinburgh University. He is a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.

    Mr Gerry Kipling FRICS — Oak Tree Property Services Limited

    Gerry Kipling, FRICS, is an energetic general practice surveyor. Gerry started his professional career with the Greater London Council (GLC) in 1974, and was quickly involved in a wide variety of property challenges in one of the most dynamic inner London boroughs of Islington, qualifying as a Chartered Surveyor at that time.

    In 1978, Gerry took up a new UK nationwide role with Jones Lang Wootton (JLW), London, working with some of the Firm’s most dynamic Investor Clients. In 1982 eager to explore new horizons, Gerry took up a role with JLW Hong Kong, tasked with setting up a new property management division, and good progress was made despite turbulent market conditions, and Gerry went on to the role of Managing Director JLW Hong Kong (1996), and then CEO Asia for the new Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL) in 1999, driving a period of rapid expansion for the Firm in the region. In 2002 keen to set us his own business, Gerry successfully set up a new company PropertyOne Limited, with offices in Hong Kong and Shanghai, the business focus property asset management and consultancy, and well received by select Clients. In 2010 CBRE Limited acquired the PropertyOne business, and Gerry joined the Firm to run their property asset management business.

    Keen to take up a new challenge, Gerry left CBRE in 2016, and recently established Oak Tree Property Services Limited. Gerry is passionate about Hong Kong, an enthusiastic runner, and hiker, and now keen to work with RICS Hong Kong to add to their fine work to date in the furtherance of the highest professional standards, and value add property advisory input in Hong Kong.

    Dr Charles Lam MRICS — Managing Director, Real Estate, Baring Private Equity Asia

    Dr Charles Lam MRICS is the Managing Director, Real Estate of Baring Private Equity Asia since Nov 2011, with primary focus in Greater China real estate investments. A veteran in real estate investment industry, Dr. Lam was the Managing Director, Greater China of Pramerica Real Estate Investors from 2007-2011 where he opened its Hong Kong office; Head of Real Estate Investment of China Ping An Trust from 2005-2007 where he spearheaded the real estate investment business for the company.

    Prior employment included AIG Global Real Estate and Sun Hung Kai Properties. Dr. Lam received a Doctor of Business Administration degree (DBA) from Hong Kong Polytechnic University, an MBA in Finance from Cleveland State University, Ohio, U.S., and is a CFA charter holder.  Dr. Lam is a Vice Chairman of China Real Estate Chamber of Commerce Hong Kong & International Chapter since 2012.

    Ms Doreen Lee — Vice Chairman, The Wharf (Holdings) Limited

    Ms Lee has been a Director of The Wharf (Holdings) Limited (“WHL”) since 2003 and became a Vice Chairman in May 2015. Among various other subsidiaries of WHL of which she serves as a director, she is the chairman and the senior managing director of Wharf Estates Limited and Wharf China Estates Limited with responsibility to oversee the WHL Group’s portfolio of investment properties in Hong Kong and Mainland China. 

    Ms Lee was formerly a Director of Harbour Centre Development Limited (a publicly listed subsidiary of the Company) from July 2010 to July 2012. She is a graduate of The University of Hong Kong where she obtained her bachelor’s degree in Arts (Hon). She is also a Director of Joyce Boutique Holdings Limited, publicly listed in Hong Kong.

    Mr Philip Lo FRICS — Chairman, Rider Levett Bucknall Limited (China + Hong Kong)

    Philip Lo is the Chairman of Rider Levett Bucknall Limited in Hong Kong and China. Rider Levett Bucknall is a global firm of quantity surveyors and construction cost consultants.

    He is a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, a Fellow of the Hong Kong Institute of Surveyors and a Registered PRC Cost Engineer. He graduated from the University of Hong Kong with a first honours degree and a distinction degree.

    He has over 30 years' professional experience including working in Hong Kong, China and Australia and has been involved in many construction projects of varying sizes and complexities.

    He is an Honorary Professor of the Department of Real Estate and Construction of the Faculty of Architecture in the University of Hong Kong. He was a member of the Management Board of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors from 2011 to 2016.

    He has served on the advisory panels and as external examiners for a number of universities, including University of Hong Kong and City University of Hong Kong. He also serves on various committees for charitable and institutional organisations and social clubs.

    Mr David Tang MRICS — Property Director, MTR Corporation Limited

    Mr Tang has been the Property Director of MTR Corporation Ltd and a Member of the Executive Directorate since October 2011. He is responsible for all of the property development projects of the company from layout planning, scheme design through to project construction completion as well as asset and leasing management of investment properties and property management of office buildings and residential units.

    Mr Tang is a Chartered Surveyor and a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and the Hong Kong Institute of Surveyors as well as the non-executive director for the Urban Renewal Authority of the HKSAR Government.

    Mr Tony Tse BBS — Chairman, Property Management Services Authority; Founder, Hong Kong Seek Road; Director, Brand Star Limited

    Sr Tse Wai Chuen Tony is a Fellow Member of the Hong Kong Institute of Surveyors. He is currently Chairman of the Property Management Services Authority, member of the Standing Commission on Civil Service Salaries, Conditions of Service, Vice-Chairman of Independent Police Complaints Council and member of the Court of Lingnan University, Tony was elected member of the 5th Legislative Council representing Architectural, Surveying and Planning and received the Honour of Bronze Bauhinia Star in 2014.

    After graduation from the Hong Kong Polytechnic (now Hong Kong Polytechnic University in 1976), Tony joined the Hong Kong Civil Services and worked in different offices of Crown Lands & Survey Office (now Lands Department) for 12 years. Thereafter, he has been working in the private sector and holding senior position in various companies and organizations.

    Tony has 40 years’ experience in real estate business and is keen in community services. He has served as a member of the Hong Kong Town Planning Board, member of the Land and Building Advisory Committee, member of Municipal Services Appeals Board, member of the Disciplinary Board Panel (Land Survey Ordinance), Chairman of the Real Estate Services Training Board of the Hong Kong Vocational Training Council, member of Disciplinary Panel of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Sr Tse was the Chairman of the Hong Kong Trade Development Council Infrastructure Development Committee, President of Hong Kong Professional and Senior Executives Association from 2012-2014, the Chairman of the Surveyors Registration Board from 2002-2003 and the President of the Hong Kong Institute of Surveyors from 2003-2004.

    Mr Andrew Weir — Global Chairman of Real Estate and Construction, KPMG

    Andrew is KPMG’s Global Chairman of Real Estate and Construction, and the ASPAC Chairman of Infrastructure, Government and Healthcare, which also includes the real estate, hospitality and transport sectors. He has over 25 years' experience servicing listed companies, public bodies, investment funds and MNCs in Hong Kong, Asia and internationally.

    Andrew sits on the Listing Committee of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange and the advisory panels of the Securities Institute, Hong Kong Investor Relations Association and Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW). He was appointed by the HKSAR Government as a council member of the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), and a member of the Financial Services Development Council (FSDC) and FSDC Policy Research Committee. He is also a board member of the Asia Pacific Real Estate Association (APREA) and the Asian Association for Investors in Non-listed Real Estate Vehicles (ANREV).

    Andrew was made an MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List 2017 for his contribution to trade and investment links between Hong Kong and the UK

    Mr Yu Tak Cheung JP — Deputy Director of Buildings, Hong Kong SAR Government

    Mr Yu is a professional building surveyor and a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and Hong Kong Institute of Surveyors. He has been working in the government for over 30 years, mainly in the administration of the Buildings Ordinance on the control of new private building developments and existing private buildings.

2018 highlights

At the RICS Awards 2018 Hong Kong, professionals joined us to mark RICS' 150th anniversary and celebrate professional achievements across 13 categories.

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