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Colliers appoints Thomas Chak and Stanley Wong as Co-heads of Capital Markets & Investment Services

HONG KONG, 27 September 2022 – Leading diversified professional services and investment management company Colliers (NASDAQ and TSX: CIGI) has today announced the appointment of Thomas Chak and Stanley Wong as Co-heads of Capital Markets & Investment Services (CMIS). The appointment of Thomas and Stanley is a direct result of their outstanding performance to build a best-in-class investment business in Hong Kong.

The collaborative approach demonstrated by Thomas and Stanley has seen the CMIS department become one of the fastest growing business lines for Colliers in Hong Kong. Since the start of the year, their leadership has seen headcount nearly double in size, and they have steered the business to 15 sole agency appointments with an estimated value of over HK$10 billion. This success has elevated the profile of the business and developed a new level of trust across a wide range of vendors including banks, receivers, local developers and mainland corporates.

Key to this success has been the formation of specialist teams that provide greater focus on the exacting needs of clients. There are now six teams that focus on corporate and commercial deals, development sites, luxury residential, retail assets, industrial assets and agricultural Land.

CK Lau, Managing Director, Colliers | Hong Kong, said: “I am delighted to appoint Thomas and Stanley to lead the CMIS department. They have complimentary skill sets, and the CMIS business has clearly benefitted. I asked them to deliver on two objectives: grow headcount and win more sole agency appointments, and they have exceeded expectations and delivered what I need in nine-months. That’s the action-led leadership that needs to be rewarded.”

Thomas Chak, Co-head of Capital Markets & Investment Services, commented: “I’m delighted to be appointed to lead the CMIS business with Stanley. I have been at Colliers for just over three years now, and I see the great potential we have to drive revenue and capture market share. We have strong leaders within the department like Russell Lam and Dominic Chung that deliver results, and have become the foundation for our success.”

“We also have a blend of young and emerging talent, diverse skill sets and experience which have been valued by our clients. Our industry-leading platform has already delivered tremendous success this year, and I look forward to finding out what we can deliver in the coming months and years,“ added Chak.

Stanley Wong, Co-head of Capital Markets & Investment Services, commented: “This appointment is a great honour. Since joining Colliers, I’ve embedded myself into the business’s strategy and built strong relationships with private investors, REITs, institutions and developers, and they now know how Colliers can help them meet their needs. We are building strong momentum in the market, and in working with Thomas, I believe we will generate a constant flow of acquisition and disposal success, and become a leading real estate investment business in the market.”

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


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Alex Kaihau
Director, Marketing & Communications, Hong Kong
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CK Lau

Managing Director | Hong Kong & Managing Director | Asia CVAS

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CK Lau is the Managing Director | Hong Kong and also leads the Valuation & Advisory Services business as Managing Director | Asia.  He has over 30 years’ property experience in valuation, real estate consultancy and investment sales in Hong Kong, mainland China and the Asian region. 

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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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. 


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


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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Stanley Wong

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Stanley is an industry-leading real estate professional with over 20 years’ experience working in Hong Kong’s property investment market. During this time, Stanley worked as an Executive Director and the former Head of Capital Markets for a competitor from 2012 to 2020 where he handled over HK$20 billion in transaction value

Stanley has a bachelor’s degree in Surveying and an MBA from the University of Hong Kong. Since completing his educational studies, Stanley has continued his professional development to become a member of the Hong Kong Institute of Surveyors and RICS.

Stanley’s transactional background and core skill set includes handling tenders and auctions for major assets such as retail podiums, enbloc buildings, development sites, major shopping centres, grade A offices and luxury residential. He also has experience on property acquisitions and disposal for major developers, investors and end-users in Hong Hong, as well as overseas institutional investors.

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