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Colliers appoints new Head of Research in Hong Kong

Kathy Lee joins Colliers as Head of Research as the business continues to invest in its people with another best-in-class appointment

HONG KONG, 19 September 2022 – Leading diversified professional services and investment management company Colliers (NASDAQ and TSX: CIGI) has today announced the appointment of Kathy Lee as Head of Research, effective immediately.

Based in Hong Kong, Kathy will lead the research function in developing industry-leading insights and delivering client-centric intelligence that provides clear recommendations for the commercial real estate market.

Kathy joins Colliers from a competitor and has 18 years of real estate experience and specialises in town planning and retail consultancy work with developers, government entities and international retailers. She has led multiple retail planning projects and advised on a diverse range of clients from domestic and international markets, which includes the Henderson, Nan Fung, Mass Transit Railway Corporation (MTRC), Hong Kong Housing Authority, Hong Kong Housing Society (HKHS) and Urban Renewal Authority (URA).

CK Lau, Managing Director, Colliers | Hong Kong, said: “We are delighted to welcome Kathy to the business. She has a depth of experience that will strengthen our market offering, especially considering the calibre of client’s she has worked with. I can see how her skill-set will quickly bolster our relationships with major developers and government organisations, and how she can continue to accelerate her career as we target closer collaboration with investors, occupiers, landlords and all major real estate stakeholders.”

“The Head of Research is a key leadership position within the business. I’m delighted that we not only attracted someone that will elevate our status, but this strategic hire cements our commitment to diversity by keeping our senior leadership’s gender profile evenly balanced. We focus on empowering women in business, so this addition pays testament to this strategy,” added Lau.

Kathy Lee, Head of Research, commented: “I am incredibly excited to be joining Colliers and have the opportunity to elevate our thought leadership and strategic insights. Collaboration is a key part of the culture here, and I look forward to working with Colliers’ experts as we continue to lead our industry into the future.”

If you’re looking to accelerate your real estate career at Colliers, contact our Careers team – Stanley Tang and Damian Pilat, or visit our Careers page.


Media Contact:

Alex Kaihau
Director, Marketing & Communications, Hong Kong
+852 2822 0692

Nora Wong
Senior Manager, Marketing & Communications
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His expertise includes development consultancy; government lease modification application and premium negotiations; investment and development sites sales; litigation valuation advice and expert witness in the High Court/Lands Tribunal/arbitration; portfolio valuations; REIT property advice; rental determination; and valuation due diligence services.

He writes regularly on topics relating to land use and development in Hong Kong since 2010. His collection of over 200 articles in the Hong Kong Economic Journal and other publications can be viewed through the following link:

CK is also a member in the following publications:

• “The HKIS Valuation Standards 2017 & 2020”

• “HKIS Guidance Notes on Valuation of Development Land” published in 2016

• “Surveyors acting as experts in commercial rent determinations” Joint guidance note Hong Kong prepared by the HKIS and RICS Hong Kong” 1st edition 2015


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