The members of the Management Board (MB), the majority of whom are institutional investors, set the strategic direction of the Association and have delegated day-to-day management to the Executive Committee (EC). The MB is regularly advised on strategic direction by the Investor Advisory Board.
close01ChairmanWillem de GeusCo-Founder and Partner, Proprium Capital Partners
Willem de Geus is a Co-Founder and Partner of Proprium Capital Partners, LLC. Previously, Willem worked at Morgan Stanley for 16 years in various roles latterly as Managing Director and Global and Asian Portfolio Manager of Morgan Stanley's Real Estate Special Situations Funds, based out of Singapore. Before joining Morgan Stanley, he worked in the international real estate department of the Dutch Metalworkers Pension fund (MN Services) from August 1993.
He graduated from the Radboud University of Nijmegen in 1991 with a Drs. in City Planning with a specialization in Real Estate. He also received a MSc. in Real Estate and Finance from Pennsylvania State University in 1993. He became a Certified European Financial Analyst (CEFA) in 1999.
Willem is currently Deputy Chairman of the Management Board & Chairman of the Executive Boards of ANREV. He was a founding and Executive Board Member of INREV (the European Association for Investors in Non Listed Real Estate Vehicles). He was awarded an honorary membership to INREV in December 2010 for this work. He was also a founding member of European Public Real Estate Association (EPRA) and Co-Chairman of the Index Committee.
Deputy ChairStephen A. TrossChief Investment Officer - International Investments , Bouwinvest Real Estate Investors B.V.close01Deputy ChairStephen A. TrossChief Investment Officer - International Investments , Bouwinvest Real Estate Investors B.V.
Stephen Tross joined Bouwinvest as COO International Investments in 2009.
As per January 1st, 2010 he was appointed Chief Investment Officer - International Investments and subsequently joined the Management Board of Bouwinvest.
He has over twenty years of experience in the international real estate industry. Previously, he was a Director at KPMG responsible for KPMG's real estate audit practice in The Netherlands and held several positions with PricewaterhouseCoopers in The Netherlands, the U.K. and the U.S. Stephen also serves on the Management Board of ANREV, the Asian Association for Investors in non-listed real estate vehicles, and on the Board of Directors of AFIRE, the Association of Foreign Investors in Real Estate with main focus on the US.
He is a certified public accountant in the Netherlands and a professional member of The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.
close01Director and TreasurerAndrew WeirPartner-in-charge, Property & Infrastructure, China, KPMG
Andrew has over 20 years' experience in servicing construction, property, hotel, and investment fund clients. These include IPOs, significant ad hoc projects and special engagements in countries such as China. Thailand. Korea, the Philippines. Vietnam and the UK. He is also experienced in handling multinational and conglomerate clients requiring IFRS and US knowledge.
Andrew is also the Asia Pacific Sector Head for KPMG's Building, Construction, and Real Estate (BORE) practice and is a member of KPMG's Global Real Estate Steering Committee. Andrew is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales as well as a Fellow of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
Director and SecretaryGraham MackieManaging Director, Head of Global Real Estate - Asia Pacific (GRE - APAC) UBS Asset Managementclose01Graham MackieManaging Director, Head of Global Real Estate - Asia Pacific (GRE - APAC) UBS Asset Management
Graham is based in Singapore and is responsible for managing GRE - APAC's platform and executing the regional strategy, investing and managing real estate and engaging with clients across the region. He also provides an APAC perspective into the overall global strategy. Graham is a member of the GRE Management Committee.
Prior to this, Graham was the regional head of GRE's Multi-Manager (GMM) team in APAC, where he was responsible for investment in multiple real estate funds across the Asia Pacific region. In addition, Graham was involved in the marketing of GMM products and services to the client base in the APAC region.
Prior to joining UBS in 2008, Graham was a Financial Analyst at AXA REIM Japan (2006-2008), where he helped establish AXA REIM's operation in Japan and was responsible for investing in both direct and indirect Japanese real estate and developing client relationships. Before that, Graham was an Analyst at AXA REIM London (2003-2006), where he was part of a team which launched, invested and managed the first London listed pan-European real estate company. Graham also worked at AXA IM Paris (2002-2003) where he was involved in capital raising for a variety of asset classes.
Graham sits on the Management Board and the Executive Board of ANREV, where he is also the Chairman of the Investor Advisory Board. In addition, Graham is a CFA Charterholder.
Guy FultonManaging Director, Real Estate Investments at Canada Pension Plan Investment Board Asia Inc. (CPPIB)close01Guy FultonManaging Director, Real Estate Investments at Canada Pension Plan Investment Board Asia Inc. (CPPIB)
Guy is currently Managing Director, Real Estate Investments at Canada Pension Plan Investment Board Asia Inc. (CPPIB), responsible for the acquisition of real estate investments for the fund across Asia, with a specific focus on Greater China. Since joining CPPIB in 2009 Guy has overseen the growth of the China portfolio to its current equity exposure of over USD3 billion. CPPIB currently has over USD 45 billion invested in property globally of which over USD 10 billion is invested in Asia.
Before joining CPPIB, Guy was Vice President and Chief Representative of Citi Property Investors (CPI) China based in Shanghai. Guy joined CPI in February 2005 and successfully completed over USD 500 million of commercial and residential transactions by asset value in Greater China. In addition to his role in acquisitions, Guy was also actively involved in asset management and was responsible for investor relations for CPI's Asia Fund, which totalled USD 1.3 billion of commitments.
Prior to joining CPI, Guy worked in the Corporate Finance department of Citigroup both in Hong Kong and Moscow, Russia and was also previously a Managing Director of Savills China for five years, establishing the company's presence in Shanghai. He holds a MBA from New York University and a MA in Chinese from Oxford University.
close01Sean K. LeeManaging Director / Group Head, Real Estate Group - Korea Investment Corporation
Mr. Lee Sean K.(Seung Kul) is a Managing Director and global head of real estate group in KIC. Before that, he was heading Asia RE & Infra investment and based in Singapore for almost 4 years. He mediated the investment allocation of RE & Infra portfolio and executes global real estate deals directly and indirectly before he moved to Singapore. He was also in charge of strategic asset allocation and risk budgeting as a director, and senior portfolio manager on fixed income investments.
Mr. Lee has over 23 years of investment experience. Prior to join the KIC, he worked as head of product development team for IBK - Societe Generale asset management for 5 years. At that period, he initiated and launched various overseas products such as Market neutral strategy, India Infrastructure and Gold Mining equity fund. He also fulfilled Investment bank experience in Samsung before he moved to asset management territory.
Mr. Lee earned his LL.B. degree from Sungkyunkwan University in Korea, and two Master’s degree focused on finance in Broad Graduate school of Management, Michigan State University and real estate in National University of Singapore.
close01Nicholas LoupGroup Vice Chairman, CEO Chelsfield Asia
Nicholas Loup is Chief Executive Officer of Chelsfield Asia and Group Vice Chairman. Chelsfield is a leading real estate development group focused on the principal cities of Europe, Asia and the U.S. Since 1986 the business has constantly evolved to encompass and develop emerging market practices.
Nick is a General Committee member of the British Chamber of Commerce and a director of the Spinal Cord Injury Fund. He is also Chairman of the Asian Association for Investors in Non-Listed Real Estate Vehicles Limited (ANREV), of which he is a founder member; Vice Chairman of the Council of China's Foreign Trade. In 2014 he became President of the MIPIM Asia Awards Jury.
Nick was Chief Executive of Grosvenor Asia Pacific with offices in Hong Kong, and a member of the Group Executive Committee and Group Board. He established operations in Asia Pacific in 1994 in Hong Kong; the company now has further offices in Tokyo and Shanghai. Previously, Nick has been a director of Asia Standard International and a non-executive director at Bridge Capital Delhi and PCD a department store business in China. He has also been a member of the World Economic Forum's Fiscal Sustainability Global Agenda Council (GAC) and on the Asia Acquisition Committee of the Tate. Prior to arriving in Asia, Nick was a director of Trafalgar House Developments, with responsibility for developments in London's West End.
close01Esther TeoSenior Vice President, Head of Southeast Asia, GIC Real Estate
Esther is responsible for GIC Real Estate's investments in Southeast Asia, including Indonesia, Vietnam, Malaysia, Thailand and the Philippines. Over her 15 years in GIC Real Estate, she has been involved in investments and asset management across Asia markets such as Australia, China, India, Korea, Hong Kong and Taiwan.
Esther holds a Diplom Kauffrau from Ludwig-Maximilians Universitaet in Munich, Germany and a Master of Science in Management Science and Engineering from Stanford University in the USA.
close01Graeme TorreHead of Real Estate, APG Asset Management Asia
Graeme Torre is Managing Director and Head of Real Estate, APG Asset Management Asia. Based in the Hong Kong office he is responsible for the private and public market real estate portfolios in Asia Pacific. Prior to joining APG in 2017, Graeme was Managing Director, Asia Pacific for Invesco Real Estate (formerly AIG Global Real Estate) and prior to that Head of Asia Property for Henderson Global Investors. Graeme has covered the Asia Pacific markets for over 20 years investing across the risk spectrum in both public and private sectors. He is a member of APG‘s real estate Global Management Team and Global Investment Committee, a board member of ANREV and a Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. He holds a Masters in Finance from University College Dublin.
close01Megan WaltersGlobal Head of Research, Allianz Real Estate
Dr Megan Walters is Global head of research at Allianz Real Estate. Prior to this Dr Walters led a team of 170 researchers at JLL as head of research Asia Pacific and was member of the leadership board at JLL Asia Pacific. Before pursuing research, Dr Walters worked for a real estate investment firm, a development company on PFI deals for schools and hospitals, a hotels firm and as an academic.
Dr Walters is a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, she has a PhD in real estate economics from University of Hong Kong, and degrees from the University of Reading. She currently serves as a Global Governing Trustee of ULI, and sits on the ANREV research committee and on the Asia Pacific board of the RICS.