International property consultant, Colliers International is pleased to announce the appointment of Ms Chia Siew Chuin (谢岫君) as Director and head of Research & Advisory department. Ms Chia will take over from Ms Tay Huey Ying (郑惠匀), who will assume the role of a Consultant to Colliers International.

Both appointments will take effect on April 1, 2011.

Ms Chia has more than 14 years of work experience in the real estate industry and her forte is in cross sector market research, consultancy advisory and valuation. She joined Colliers International in 2005 as a manager in the Research & Advisory department and her role was expanded in 2008 to spearhead the advisory function to provide research and strategic advisory to clients. She has undertaken numerous advisory assignments for a wide clientele base ranging from fund managers, real estate investment trusts, financial institutions, property developers, public listed companies, multinational corporations and government agencies.

Before joining Colliers International, Ms Chia was with Jones Lang LaSalle where she undertook regional real estate consultancy works for prominent clients such as the Dairy Farm Group, JTC Corporation, Sime Darby, Singapore Tourism Board, Standard Chartered Bank and United Engineers Limited. Prior to that, she was with Knight Frank’s Research & Consultancy and SIA Properties Pte Ltd managing the company’s investment portfolio of properties in Europe, Middle East and Africa as well as their leases. Ms Chia was also a valuer at DTZ Debenham International, handling regional real estate valuation and regional real estate consultancy.

Mr Dennis Yeo (杨焕杰), Managing Director of Colliers International Singapore and Industrial Services, Asia says, “Under Siew Chuin’s leadership in executing Colliers’ advisory services to clients, she has successfully entrenched Colliers’ reputation as Singapore’s leading and preferred consultant for industrial property market studies. She has also broadened Colliers’ advisory track records to include a wide-spectrum of specialized properties such as MICE facilities, data centres, wholesale centres, aerospace parks, motorsports hub and race-track development, as well as underground facilities.”

"With her considerable experience, Siew Chuin will continue to lead Colliers International as the knowledge leader in the market, providing quality research reports and sound real estate advises to our clients as well as the general public,” adds Mr Yeo.

Ms Chia, who is 41 years old, holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Estate Management from the National University of Singapore. She is also a licensed appraiser.