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Colliers continues to deliver on its growth targets with significant senior appointments

HONG KONG SAR, 7 June 2022 – Leading diversified professional services and investment management company Colliers (NASDAQ and TSX: CIGI) has today announced a trio of appointments including Steve Lam as Senior Director, Capital Markets & Investment Services | Hong Kong, Iris Lee and Sharon Hung both as Director, Capital Markets & Investment Services | Hong Kong

New luxury residential capability  

As part of the Enterprise ’25 Growth Strategy, there have been a number of senior hires across the Colliers business as it targets significant diversified growth in Hong Kong. Today, Colliers is pleased to announce the appointment of Steve Lam, an experienced investment specialist who will lead the formation of a new team focussing on luxury residential transactions. He has led multiple teams, over 30 years experience and brings unparalleled expertise and will report into Thomas Chak, Executive Director, Capital Markets & Investment Services | Hong Kong. 

Today, we can also announce the appointment of Iris Lee who joins Colliers from a competitor with her most recent success being a transaction worth HK$1.3 billion on Shouson Hill Road, and another deal with a private client for HK$850 million for a unit at Jardine’s Lookout. She brings an impressive track record and key relationships with local developers and mainland Chinese investors. In her new role, she will report into Steve and focus on the luxury residential market to drive market share and revenue in Hong Kong. 

The third appointment in this three-person investment sub-team is Sharon Hung. A highly acclaimed individual with transaction value exceeding HK$11 billion covering development sites, luxury residential and commercial assets. As a chartered surveyor, she has accumulated extensive experience across land administration, valuation and feasibility studies, financial analysis, and development control.

Thomas Chak, Executive Director, Capital Markets & Investment Services |Hong Kong, commented:  “Hong Kong’s luxury residential sector has been one of the stronger performing real estate sectors over the last 12-months, attracting attention from investors and high net-wealth individuals. To pivot the business into this lucrative sector is a clear statement of intent, and to have a team led by Steve who has a wealth of experience creates an exciting proposition for Colliers.”

“Steve is a high calibre professional and his addition along with Iris and Sharon is a game-changer for us. I’m excited to see them accelerate the success of our clients and our people,” added Chak.  

Steve Lam, Senior Director, Capital Markets & Investment Services | Hong Kong, said: “I am excited to be leading this strategic development at Colliers. As we look to penetrate the market, I will leverage my 30 years of experience to connect my clients and strong market demand with the latest leading opportunities.”

Iris Lee, Director, Capital Markets & Investment Services | Hong Kong, added: “I am looking forward to working with such a dynamic and experienced team. To join the business as it’s going through such significant investment, and to be part of the founding team that will establish a luxury residential footprint, is a privilege and a major opportunity to accelerate my career.”

Sharon Hung, Director, Capital Markets & Investment Services | Hong Kong, added: “I am incredibly excited to be joining Colliers, the world’s fastest-growing real estate services company. I’m joining the business at the start of a journey that has vast potential, and to be working with Iris and have the leadership of Steve will ensure not only my personal development, but professional success.”

If you’re looking to accelerate your real estate career at Colliers, contact our Careers team – Stanley Tang and Damian Pilat, or visit: https://asiacareers.colliers.com/

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Alex Kaihau
Head of Marketing & Communications
alex.kaihau@colliers.com
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Nora Wong
Senior Manager, Marketing & Communications
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Thomas Chak

Executive Director

Capital Markets & Investment Services

Hong Kong

AREA OF EXPERTISE
Being an award-winning industry specialist, Thomas is highly regarded amongst his peers and clients with over 18 years’ property investment experience. The key client focus of Capital Markets remains institutional clients, local investors and developers, family offices and private high net worth individuals as well as PRC inbound capital. 

PROFESSIONAL ACCOMPLISHMENTS

Thomas develops and fosters partnership and consultancy based approaches to clients, resulting in improved profitability through high client retention rates and improved business profile. 

BUSINESS AND EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND

Thomas has joined Colliers as Executive Director of Capital Markets in July 2019. In a way, this is a homecoming for Thomas as he was with Colliers’ Capital Markets team between 2006 and 2008.  Prior to joining back Colliers, he was with Knight Frank as Senior Director of Capital Markets, where he completed transactions of over HK$8 billion.   

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