Our executives across Asia embrace the enterprising spirit of Colliers. They are passionate, committed leaders who take personal responsibility and always do what's right for our clients, people and communities. They are committed to maximising the potential of property, wherever our clients do business.
Asia Executive Leadership
Asia Offices Leaders
Managing Director | China
I have over 23 years' experience in the China real estate market, working in both developers, occupiers and brokerage sides. I have worked in Guangzhou, Shanghai, Beijng, Shenyang, Chengdu and Xi'an. My expertise includes site selection, acquisition, disposition and portfolio strategy for occupiers, as well as development consulting, portfolio strategy, investment, project lease and sales for developers and investors. Because of my diversed experience in the industry, I have indepth knowledge in real estate policy and market dynamics in the China market, providing real insight and value to my clients.
I started my career in residential and retail brokerage. Then start focusng on Industrial properties since 2006. In 2017, I was responsible for Colliers' West China business, covering Chengdu, Xi'an and Chongqing. In 2019, I was promoted as the Managing Director of China for Colliers, responsible for the full scope of businesses all over China.
Managing Director’s Office
Richard joined Colliers in 2018 as the Managing Director of East China. By expanding the service coverage, he built the platform of East China, the new platform covers the full service chain of government relations integration, resource acquisition, planning, government policy collaboration, marketing strategy, operational services, intermediary agents, clients service and asset management. He leads the team to provide clients with comprehensive solutions.
Managing Director's Office
Alan Fung has joined Colliers International as Managing Director for South China. Alan is a seasoned real estate veteran, with more than 28 years’ experience in leasing, advisory and transaction services. Over his career, Alan has been responsible for providing professional services to numerous large scale projects in Hong Kong and Southern China, as well as helping domestic and multinational corporations address their property and investment needs. In addition to his duties as MD for South China, Alan will also oversee our South China Office Services business.
With more than 20 years tenant representation experiences in Beijing, Charles Yan has considerable experience of structuring flexible and cost-effective lease transactions for occupiers through his comprehensive understanding of occupancy strategies, negotiated complex transactions including relocations of commercial office, restructuring leases, lease renewals, expansion, subleases, surrendering, lease termination and office acquisition.
Managing Director | Asia
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.
Nigel Smith is the Managing Director of Colliers International’s Hong Kong Office. He is responsible for daily operations, key strategic opportunities, driving client engagement and securing new business. Having joined Colliers in 2015 he has since turned the Hong Kong business around through a powerful combination of actionable research, innovative marketing and personalised service delivery. He is actively committed to diversity and inclusion, supporting company and community initiatives towards gender equality and wellness.
Nigel is also a member of the Asia Leadership Team.
Chairman & Managing Director | India
Sankey Prasad joined Colliers India as Managing Director in September 2019 following Colliers’ acquisition of a controlling interest in Synergy, India's leading project management services company, of which Sankey was founder and Chairman. Synergy is now merged with Colliers International in India.
He is responsible for leading the client strategy and growth for the India market. Colliers’ combined operations in India now have more than 1400 professionals operating from 16 offices, providing investment sales, lease brokerage, valuations, workplace consultancy, design services and property and project management to domestic and international investors, occupiers and developers of real estate.
With over 35 years of real estate experience, Sankey is a highly respected industry leader and has helped to create high-performing teams that delivered some of the most complex and challenging projects for investors, developers and occupiers of real estate.
A qualified civil engineer, Sankey has won numerous accolades, both in India and internationally, for his contribution to the real estate sector, including “Most Promising Entrepreneur India 2016” by the Economic Times among others.
Managing Director & Chairman
As Managing Director and Country Head of Japan, Yukihiro is responsible for leading the growth of Colliers’ business in Japan and oversees the Tokyo and Osaka offices.
With over 40years of industry experience, Yukihiro was Executive Managing Director of CBRE’s Capital Markets Division in Japan and champions the company’s strategy to capture more Japanese capital into regional and global markets.
He brings comprehensive knowledge of sourcing on domestic and foreign funds; structuring finance deals; supervising international business initiatives; and overseeing the acquisition and management of office buildings, hotels, housing developments and land acquisitions.
He supervised all international business for Sumitomo and subsequently worked in the commercial real estate brokerage business at Sumitomo Real Estate Sales. He also was the Board of Directors for Sumitomo Real Estate Investment Advisors.
Previously, he held the position of Senior Statutory Executive Officer Head of Real Estate Services at Ichigo Group Holdings. While there, he successfully developed and spearheaded the firm’s real estate sourcing and acquisitions businesses, in addition to leading its Osaka office.
As Managing Director of Colliers International, Rob is responsible for the strategic direction of the Korea business, to lead the growth and diversification initiatives and develop leadership talent. He oversees all service lines as well as shared services including investment sales, office leasing, project management, valuation and advisory, research, marketing and communications, human resources and finance.
Rob is also a member of the Colliers International Asia Leadership team.
With over 15 years of research and consultancy experience, Richard has been involved in various projects in Asia. He has been involved in various projects in Asia particularly the Philippines, Hong Kong, China, Indonesia, Korea, Malaysia, Vietnam, Cambodia and Thailand. This has covered sectors from simple developments to large-scale mixed uses with office, retail, residential, hotel, industrial and institutional land uses.
Richard has been involved in complex assignments that entail creative solutions. This would include brand conceptualization, destination development, land use spatial analysis and marketing strategies.
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!
Andrew joined Colliers Taiwan in August 2006, and is responsible for management and operation of the office, which is staffed by over 250 real estate professionals. He oversees all the activities for the branch, including new business development, strategy management , client relationship management, investment advisory, real estate management and brokerage services.
Mike is the longest serving expatriate at any Indonesian property consultant having relocated to Jakarta in 1992 to found and manage a new Indonesian property consultancy which focused on tenant and investor representation. The employees and business of that firm were combined with those of Colliers in 2004 when Mike assumed the management of Colliers' Indonesian operations.
Mike is a US citizen who was born and lived in southern California until his family relocated to Dallas, Texas where he completed high school and obtained his BBA from Southern Methodist University in 1977. In 1979, he earned an MBA from the University of Texas in Austin and joined Republic Bank Dallas where he was promoted to the position of Vice President in the Real Estate Banking Group. From 1984 through 1992, Mike worked in various capacities for Trammell Crow Interests including as the General Manager - Far East Development beginning in 1989.
Managing Director (Partner)
I am an expert in the Kazakhstan real estate market and am responsible for growing the Colliers business in Kazkahstan. On a day to day I advise domestic and international clients on a wide range of property issues, feasibility studies and business and real estate opportunities for new entrants. I am successfully bringing international real estate best practice and aligning it to the needs of the local market place. My projects’ geographic coverage includes Kazakhstan and CIS.
Karlo has more than 12 years of experience in the real estate industry. He started his career as an analyst in Colliers International Philippines in 2010 under the consultancy and advisory services, specializing in feasibility studies, highest and best use analyses, financial modeling and financial due diligence. In 2013, he relocated in Myanmar to start the advisory and valuation service line, consequently involving regional project assignments in Thailand, Hongkong and Singapore. Karlo was promoted as Deputy Managing Director and Managing Director in 2018 and 2019, respectively. Currently, he also leads the Capital Market Services, representing multiple asset types in Myanmar (residential, industrial, commercial and mixed-use developments) for joint venture, capital debt injection and financing purposes, as well as outright sale of the properties.
Ho Chi Minh
Peter Dinning is the Chairman of Colliers International Vietnam. He has over 27 years of experience in the real estate field and has lived and worked in Vietnam since 1997. He is the longest serving Chartered Surveyor in South Vietnam and during many years of service, he has gained a varied and well-rounded background with experience dealing with all aspects of the real estate process from Property and Facilities management, Valuations, Fund management investment and development in particular running and operating over USD 1 billion of real estate assets across the country in every sector.
Peter has personally invested in real estate development projects in Vietnam gaining additional first-hand experience of the development process and all aspects of the planning and licencing procedures in a challenging and difficult environment.
Asia Service Leaders
Managing Director | Asia
Capital Markets & Investment Services
A veteran in the real estate industry, Terence has more than 30 years of experience in principal real estate investment management and advisory services. Over the years, he has undertaken more than 150 real estate transactions, with a combined value of over USD12 billion – spanning different sectors across Asia.
At Colliers, Terence helms the Capital Markets & Investment Services Asia business, which is made up of a team of more than 130 senior Investment Services executives across the region.
Prior to joining Colliers, Terence was with Invesco Real Estate Group, where he was the Head of China before relocating back to Singapore to assume the role of Head of Southeast Asia.
Before Invesco acquired the Asia Pacific real estate fund management platform of AIG in January 2011, Terence was the Managing Director of AIG Global Real Estate Group, overseeing the real estate business in Greater China.
Prior to AIG, Terence led deal sourcing, evaluation, negotiation, due diligence, and acquisition of deals in Asia for the Government Investment Corporation of Singapore (GIC) as Senior Vice President, Investment & Asset Management. He also led the Asia Assets Restructuring Group, overseeing and ensuring improved asset performance for various commercial buildings in Asia Pacific.
Terence was formerly the Head of China Investments with Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL), where he was instrumental in setting up and heading the business unit. Earlier in his career, Terence was also the Managing Director of JLL Singapore before he left to join GIC Real Estate.
Terence is a frequent speaker at several real estate conferences, some of which include ANREV, Private Equity Real Estate (PERE) Asia Summit, China Global Real Estate Institute, Deutsche Bank Access China, Real Estate Investment World, and Vision Insights and Perspectives, among others.
Managing Director | Asia
Sam is Managing Director of Occupier Services Asia at Colliers International. With over 21 years corporate real estate experience and over 14 years in Asia Pacific, Sam has a demonstrated track record of delivering holistic global real estate solutions for corporate occupiers across the region.
Sam spearheads the strategic direction and has overall responsibility for the growth of the Colliers Occupier Services business in Asia, including Corporate Solutions, Tenant Representation, Flexible Workspace Consulting, Workplace Advisory, Wellness Consulting, Lease Administration and Project Management. Having joined Colliers in 2015, he has implemented strategic business plans and strategies that have contributed to the successful growth of the division.
Sam is a member of the APAC leadership team.
Managing Director | Asia
Valuation & Advisory Services
CK Lau is the Managing Director of Colliers International responsible for valuation and advisory services in the Asian region. He has over 30 years’ property experience in valuation, real estate consultancy and investment sales market in Hong Kong, the PRC 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 also participated as a member in the following publications:
• “The HKIS Valuation Standards 2017”
• “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
Asia Functional Leaders
Executive Director | Asia
Andrew joined Colliers as Executive Director, Research, Asia in February 2016. He is responsible for directing research output by over 40 staff across the regional offices, and is committed to delivering strategic, rigorous and actionable research to help Colliers' clients and business professionals make key commercial decisions..
Andrew has 30 years of experience – including 18 years in Asia – in property, equity and strategic research. He has worked with large investment banks including HSBC and Nomura around the world, and has covered numerous industrial and service sectors including real estate. He is skilled in rigorous, strategic analysis of regional and global trends and has deep expertise in accounting, financial forecasting and corporate valuation. Andrew has built and led successful teams in Asia, the Middle East and Europe, and has extensive experience of serving senior institutional clients around the world. He speaks English, Japanese and French.
Director | Asia
Marketing & Communications
Michelle is an ambitious & passionate sales and marketing leader as Head of Marketing & Communications Asia and the Business Development Centre Asia. She leads the brand strategy across Asia and strives to convert business revenue of Colliers Asia’s top client engagement pursuits. She leads a strategic pursuit team to identify, develop and deliver priority bid responses with our brokers across all business lines. Michelle has a demonstrated track record linking success between client needs to effective sales and marketing strategies within commercial real estate for over 11 years, with 4 years in Asia. In 2019, she achieved a 70% conversion of Colliers Asia's top strategic pursuits totaling beyond USD50m in appointed fees, a significant 75% increase since 2018. Clients include large developers, institutionals, MNC occupiers and corporate domestic and international companies across APAC.
Prior to Colliers, Michelle led sales, marketing and media advertising strategies for one of Australia’s largest property developers Stockland in the commercial property sector, and accommodation property management company Mantra Group (now Accor) in corporate sales and marketing, with additional experience within the financial and hospitality sectors.
She contributes at Colliers with a collaborative approach among all levels of stakeholders to develop, implement and communicate winning sales pitches whilst aligning with business priorities and goals. She is skilled in pitch management, client relationship management, sales strategy, project marketing, business development, B2B & B2C integrated marketing campaigns, digital marketing, advertising media sales, content writing, creative strategy and project management. She enjoys mentoring and training brokers and her own team to deliver ongoing growth results.
She has a passion for learning and recently completed her MBA with Distinction at Sydney Business School, UOW in Singapore.
Executive Director | Asia
Information & Technology
Darryl has over fifteen years of IT experience across Asia, managing both infrastructure and system development. Prior to Colliers, he worked for Jones Lang LaSalle and Morgan Stanley, and was responsible for IT strategy development and implementation.
Executive Director & Head | Asia
I am an experienced recruitment professional with a proven international background across diverse industries and disciplines. I have experience in managing, developing and sourcing key talent across the Asia Pacific region.
Currently managing the recruitment function for Colliers International Asia, I focus on senior level talent acquisition across the major and emerging Asian markets.