REAL ESTATE COMMITTEE
Jeremy has nearly 30 years' experience working with clients in the real estate sector across Asia-Pacific, Europe and the US, advising on corporate real estate strategy for local, regional and global firms. Specialties include real estate transactions, corporate capital markets and strategic consulting. He is a Fellow of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and chairs the Chamber's Real Estate Committee.
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Andrew is the CEO of MWREF and MCRC, businesses investing in Shopping Centres in mainland China. His principal responsibility is overall operational and management responsibility for MWREF and MCRC and leading the acquisitions team. His other responsibilities within Macquarie’s funds business have included involvement with a new China Logistics Business, Macquarie Goodman Asia and Macquarie MEAG Prime REIT, where he was a Board member.
David Ellis is a partner in the real estate team at Mayer Brown JSM, a leading international law firm that has had a presence in Hong Kong since 1863. He has been based in the Hong Kong office for over 20 years. He handles real estate investments by real estate in the Asia region as well as investments in private equity funds and also handles club deals, joint ventures and development contracts. Amongst its many accolades Mayer Brown JSM has been named as the Real Estate Law Firm of the year for Hong Kong by Asian Legal Business Awards for each of the last 5 years and was named Private Equity Transactions Firm of the Year for Asia by PERE Magazine in 2014.
Gerry Kipling is CBRE’s Executive Director for Asset Services in Hong Kong and Macau, and is responsible for delivering high quality property asset management services to property investors. Prior to joining CBRE, Gerry was Managing Director of PropertyOne, a property asset management and consultancy firm based in Hong Kong from 2002 to 2010. During his time at PropertyOne, Gerry helped create a successful property asset management services business for highly sophisticated investor clients. Gerry has also held senior positions at Jones Lang LaSalle, including Managing Director for Hong Kong and CEO for Asia. Gerry plays an active role in the Hong Kong real estate community, assisting the HKIS and RICS when needed. He has also previously chaired the real estate committees of AMCHAM and BRITCHAM.
Helen Worth is a Partner in Cordells, which is a specialist real estate law firm of senior lawyers with extensive experience in advising on complex property matters in Hong Kong and across Asia. Helen has substantial experience in advising on the acquisition, funding, development leasing and disposal of all types of commercial real estate.
Ian as the Vice President, Special Projects, is responsible for key account business growth in the Asia Pacific region for ThyssenKrupp Elevator. He has been involved with many of Asia’s major High Rise Buildings and Infrastructure projects. Ian has a background in specialized areas of construction including elevators, escalators, and moving walks, and with a knowledge built up from 16 years of Asia experience, including recently having worked for 6 years in China. He has worked on numerous landmark projects including the Beijing Airport, the Metro systems in Hong Kong and other cities in China, and many of the international casino complexes in Macau. Ian has a strong background in business development, and advising and supporting key clients for their major projects, and brings an excellent understanding and knowledge of today’s needs to efficiently move people within high rise buildings, airports and other infrastructure projects, as well as the new equipment and technologies available to support those needs.
Ivor is a senior manager at KPMG and a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. He specialises in the taxation of real estate investments and investment vehicles. He has worked with numerous non-listed real estate funds, REITs and property companies in Asia and Europe.
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Tim founded Executive Counsel Limited in 2003. Trained as a scientist, in the 1970s and 1980s, it has been said that Tim was on the first wave of environmental consultancy in the United Kingdom, specialising in public consultation for mega projects. Always prescient, Tim arrived in Hong Kong in 1990 to announce the dawn of green awareness in Asia and advise Government on environment and public engagement and consultation. He then joined ERM to establish the environmental consequence of most of the decade's major infrastructure projects, including the new international airport, railways and port developments, and Hong Kong Disneyland.