Mr Chan Seng Leong, Jacky, leads the Manager’s Asset & Investment Management team. He graduated from the National University of Singapore in 1993 with a Bachelor of Science (Real Estate) (2nd Class Upper Honours) degree and subsequently in 1999 with a Master of Science (Real Estate) degree. In 2002, he obtained a Master in Business Administration degree from the University of Western Australia, Graduate School of Management, Perth, majoring in finance, and was awarded the Director’s Letter for scoring full distinctions in the course. Being a member of the Singapore Institute of Surveyors and Valuers as well as a Licensed Appraiser (Lands & Buildings), Mr Chan has extensive real estate and property experience in Singapore, Hong Kong, the People’s Republic of China, and in cities where First REIT is invested in.
From 1993 to 1998, his work responsibilities involved, among others, property valuations, property sales and marketing, property consulting, real estate research and feasibility studies. In 1998, he joined Chesterton International Property Consultants Pte Ltd as Assistant Manager (Valuations) and was subsequently promoted in rank and file to Executive Director (Valuations & Investment Advisory) where he performed valuations totalling more than S$1 billion worth of real estate in Singapore and regionally, and advised in real estate transactions worth more than S$600 million in total. His scope of responsibilities then included managing and advising real estate transactions, providing real estate market advisory and real estate financial advice, as well as managing key clients’ accounts for strategic real estate services. Prior to joining the Manager, Mr Chan was with Ascendas-MGM Funds Management Ltd since early 2005 as the Investment Manager for Ascendas Real Estate Investment Trust. As Investment Manager, he was involved in spearheading multimillion dollar real estate acquisitions, structuring property investment and development deals (such as sale and leaseback, built-to suit and partial headlease), conducting property due diligence, as well as the planning and implementation of leasing and asset enhancement strategies to improve efficiency.