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WeiLeng is the Managing Director of Colliers in Singapore and is responsible for the business's growth strategy and direction. As an enterprising real estate service solutions provider, she currently leads a team of experts advising clients on their business space requirements, property investment choices, the managing and driving of their asset performance, as well as valuing their assets.
Capital Markets is her expertise. Her first foray into real estate began nearly three decades ago when she was headhunted by government service. She has since accumulated a wealth of experience in selling buildings, hotels and development land. She sold her first office building at 20 Malacca Street at Raffles Place – just barely one year into her new role. That same relentlessness saw her through many more deals, some bigger others smaller. Over the years, she has developed an excellent network and invested in strong relationships.
She often gets the question "What drives you?", which she usually answers "the inexplicable joy I see on my clients' face when I close a deal!". By building trusted relationships, she has successfully entered into joint ventures with both CapitaLand and City Developments Limited (CDL), during her stint on the buy-side with Wells Fargo (then Wachovia Real Estate).
She considers the undertaking of the Singapore office's leadership role as a significant career progression for her. Together with her team of experts, they have multiplied their profitability by six-fold since 2016, and the team continues to collaborate with colleagues across markets to deliver strong results for shareholders.
Having three daughters of her own that are coming of age, she understands her people's aspirations and recognizes the acceleration of success of her people as one of her key focuses, where she mentors and nurtures them in becoming the next generation of leaders.
Colliers has given her tremendous space to accelerate her success, and she would like to accelerate yours too. Connect with her today!
WeiLeng has been involved in close to US$12 billion transactions in her career, and has advised clients of different backgrounds, with transactions of both land and buildings across different sectors.
She first joined Colliers Singapore in 2010 and turned the non-performing Capital Markets business around, and was later awarded with the Best HOD awards in 2011.
WeiLeng is a graduate from National University of Singapore in 1992, with a second upper honours in Estate management. She later obtained her Master's degree in Business Management from Imperial College London in 2001.
Memberships & Involvements
WeiLeng is active with a few professional and industry bodies as they keep her connected with industry leaders, talents, trends and opportunities, all the while allowing her to champion her beliefs.
She is currently the Co-Chair of Women's Leadership Initiative (WLI) Singapore and an Executive Committee member of Urban Land Insitute (ULI) Singapore. She has led discussions on "Managing Return to Work after a Career Break"; "Building Your Personal Brand & Executive Presence", and is honoured to have served in the program committee for ULI Singapore Annual Conference in 2019 and 2020.
As a sub-committee member of the Professional Development Sub-committee of Real Estate Investment Trust Association of Singapore (REITAS), she has facilitated soft learnings through joint events. She is also an honorary advisor of the Real Estate Developers Association of Singapore (REDAS), where she advises on real estate issues and trends.
As Managing Director of Emerging Markets, I am responsible for expanding Colliers’ client base and identifying new business and opportunities for cross-border collaboration in partnership with the Managing Directors of our emerging markets businesses. Our emerging markets portfolio includes operations in Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Korea, Myanmar, Pakistan, Philippines, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam.
Based in Singapore, I have over 22 years of experience in the commercial real estate industry.
Executive Director and Head
Bastiaan is currently an Executive Director and Head of the Occupier Services team. Bastiaan manages and leads the Tenant Representation, Project Management and Industrial Brokerage function. His main focus is complex transaction projects for diverse global multinational companies with occupancy needs throughout Singapore.
Pertinent to this assignment Bastiaan has led complex transaction projects for diverse global multinationals throughout the entire Asia-Pacific region and his expertise includes transaction management, tenant representation, portfolio reviews and divestment analysis.
In Asia - Pacific, Bastiaan lived and worked in; Singapore, Hong Kong, South Korea, Malaysia and Australia.
Executive Director & Head
Keng Chiam has been in the valuation and advisory practice that span 30 years. He has vast experience in providing quality advice to clients of important real estate activities ranging from acquisition and disposal, merger and acquisitions, feasibility studies, etc. He had acted as experts for clients in contentious high-profile dispute resolutions cases.
He is currently leading the valuation advisory services, hotel and leisure and the consultancy divisions within Colliers International. In addition, he will be setting up the business valuation within firm to provide clients with a comprehensive suite of advisory services.
Executive Director & Head
As Head of REMS Singapore my role is to develop and drive the REMS business and team for wider success. My passion in real estate started young with a focus on asset management and later into consultancy. I have over 16 years of experience working for an on behalf of landlords throughout the Asia region. I have worked closely across portfolio landlords and single-strata landlords alike. A core focus has been how to improve the productivity and efficiency of clients assets to ensure they can get the best possible outcome.
Prior to Colliers I worked for JLL, Hongkong Land and Swire Properties across various disciplines - a focus has been on asset management and property management. A great passion has been business development in tandem with management operations. With new technology now a major focus in real estate the industry has become more exciting than ever before.
I am a passionate believer of real collaboration and encourage cross department learning as much as possible. A win for one team should always create a strong and positive opportunity for another.
As a father of 2 young girls I am constantly on the look-out for new and exciting adventures to expose them to. A keen tennis and hockey player, I can often be found hitting a ball somewhere.
Govinda, a member of RICS and registered valuer, is a chartered certified accountant with a postgraduate diploma in economics and a certificate in business valuations, who began his career at Pricewaterhouse in audit and tax advisory.
Having worked as an Operations Manager for Hilton, he was the Financial Controller at the luxury Lanesborough Hotel, at which time he worked closely with the Rosewood and Starwood hotel groups at both the local and corporate level.
Govinda joined PKF in London in 2005 where he was a Managing Consultant within the Hotels and Leisure Valuation and Consulting practice. He subsequently joined BDO’s Real Estate Valuation and Consulting team in 2012, where he was a Director responsible for the EMEA, Caribbean and Asia-Pac regions.
Govinda joined Cushman & Wakefield Singapore in 2015 where he was a Director within the Asia-Pac Valuation and Advisory team.
He is now an Executive Director at Colliers International advising on, and valuing investments involving mixed-use, specialist and alternative asset classes across Asia and further afield.
He is also one of Colliers’ dedicated specialist portfolio advisors and valuers in the region, and globally.
Colliers Singapore, Senior Director and Team Leader of CMIS - Capital Markets. As the head of Capital Markets and Investment Services for Commercial, Jerome provides strategic investment advisory and brokerage services to clients, focusing on investment-grade properties. He delivers clients so that they can maximise all real estate investment opportunities in Singapore
Jerome has over 15 years of real estate experience in the field of corporate commercial investment & leasing in Singapore, and the UK. MRICS and CEA qualified, I have extensive transactional and mediation experience acquired principally in the Singapore market advising both investor/developer clients and occupier clients. Prior to joining Colliers, Jerome was Director, Commercial Leasing at an international real estate agency firm where he oversaw large projects, providing blue chip corporate clients with strategic advice to fulfill their real estate needs in Singapore.
Steven has over 25 years in the real estate business and progressed through various roles in this industry from property management to valuation and auction then into investment sales to leading the non-institutional capital markets – added to his original role as head of the auction team in Colliers Singapore.
Steven is known to preserve a close relationship with his clientele who are High Net-worth individuals - known in the local as Tow Kay (big boss in local dialect), investors from all walks of life and business partners big and small, making him the leading choice to head the non-institutional capital markets.
Steven was lauded for brokering the first freehold industrial sale in the year 2020 for 190 Macpherson Road at $88m. His other notable and worth-mentioning deals include the collective sale of 2-24 Phoenix Road at $42.6M which was sold above its reserved price and another industrial building (food factory) at 200 Pandan Loop at $56.8M.
Steven also qualified as a licensed appraiser with the Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore, a member of Singapore Institute of Surveyors and Valuers (MSISV) and member of Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyor (MRICS).
Lingwei has over twelve years’ experiencei n the real estate sector and vast market knowledge of both APAC and EMEA markets (Capital& Leasing Markets).
Prior to Joinning Colliers Singapore, LingWei works in the JLL Asia Capital Markets team (based in Singapore) and leads the capital markets Core ClientProgram.Through this program, Lingwei works with wider team to create and share client insights and develop effective account plans.The program covers35 top regional clientswith combined AUM over US$217bn, clients including Allianz, ARA, Blackstone,Brookfield, Nuveen, PGIM, and others. Lingwei facilitates personalized and intelligent client conversations and ultimately win more business and growing share of wallet with these core clients. Lingwei also look after the Singapore capital who is actively looking for investment opportunities outside the AP region. Key clients including Hobee, CDL, Far East Org,Keppel Capital, SPH, Guocoland, UIC, UOL, Bright Ruby and many others.
LingWei also worked with JLL France Capital Markets team based in Paris and JLL UK Corporate Solutions team based in London.
Director and Head
Tricia Song is a Director and the Head of Research at Colliers International Singapore. Ms Song brings with her more than 17 years of experience in real estate equity research and capital markets in Singapore and ASEAN. Before Colliers, she was the lead analyst for the Singapore Real Estate and REITs sector at Equity research at Barclays Bank PLC and before that at Credit Suisse, HSBC, CIMB-GK, and UOB KayHian. She was the lead analyst on various IPO pre-deals such as Ananda Development, iREIT Global and CapitaMalls Asia.
She also has prior experience in private equity, working on M&A deals in Asia Pacific at Newbridge Capital. Ms Song graduated with a Bachelor of Business Studies (Honours) degree from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.