The Manager
Board of Directors
Management Team
Property Managers
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Suntec REIT is managed by ARA Trust Management (Suntec) Limited, a wholly-owned subsidiary of ARA Asset Management Limited (“ARA”), an integrated real estate fund manager in Asia which is listed on the Main Board of the Singapore Exchange Securities Trading Limited since November 2007.

ARA currently manages real estate investment trusts (“REITs”) and private real estate funds that are invested in the office, retail, logistics/industrial, hospitality and residential sectors in the Asia Pacific region, complemented by its in-house real estate management services division.

Established in 2002, to date it has over 1,200 professionals in 15 cities managing total assets of approximately S$30 billion.

The Manager is responsible for the management and administration of Suntec REIT, as well as the implementation of Suntec REIT’s strategic long-term growth.
The Manager's principal investment strategy is to invest in income-producing real estate which is primarily used for retail and/or office purposes. The Manager's key objectives are to deliver regular and stable distributions to Unitholders and to achieve long-term growth in the net asset value per Unit of Suntec REIT so as to provide Unitholders with a competitive rate of return for their investment.

The Manager intends to pursue its investment strategy within the following strategic guidelines:
  • Investments will be for the long-term.
  • The investment portfolio will comprise primarily established and income-producing retail and office properties.
  • Future investments will be in properties that are primarily used for retail and/or office purposes.

The Manager plans to achieve its key objectives through the following:
  • Active Asset Management Strategy. Leveraging on the property portfolio's competitive strengths to optimize rental income, occupancies and Net Lettable Areas so as to increase property yields.
  • Acquisition Growth Strategy. Identifying and selectively acquiring income-producing properties that meet the Manager's investment criteria.
  • Capital Management Strategy. Employing appropriate debt and equity financing policies.
1 CHAN KONG LEONG
Chief Executive Officer
Mr Chan Kong Leong was appointed as Chief Executive Officer on 1 January 2017. He is a Director of One Raffles Quay Pte. Ltd., Suntec Harmony Pte. Ltd. and Park Mall Pte. Ltd. Mr Chan is also a Partners’ Representative of BFC Development LLP. Prior to this, he was the Chief Operating Officer of Suntec REIT and was responsible for all operational matters, including asset management, investment, finance, investor relations and strategic planning. Before joining Suntec REIT, Mr Chan was with the CapitaLand Group where he held senior management appointments including Senior Vice President, Head of Regional Investment, Asset & Fund Management of CapitaLand Mall Asia, Program Director of CAPITASTAR and Regional General Manager, West China.

Mr Chan has 19 years of private and public sector experience in managing investment, development, asset management, operations, strategic planning, stakeholder relations and corporate functions. He has held other senior management appointments in the last 13 years including Head of Corporate Finance, Investor Relations & Corporate Communications at GuocoLand Limited and Chief Operating Officer of Sembawang Kimtrans Ltd. Before his move to the private sector, Mr Chan was with the Singapore Economic Development Board where he was responsible for formulating economic engagement strategies and promoting economic linkages between Singapore and Indonesia.

Mr Chan graduated with a First Class Honours in Bachelor of Science in Building from the National University of Singapore. As the best graduate for the entire course of study, he was awarded the Lee Kuan Yew Gold Medal, the Sally Meyer Gold Medal and the Singapore Institute of Surveyors & Valuers Gold Medal. Mr Chan is also a Chartered Financial Analyst charter holder.
2 LOW POH CHOO
Senior Finance Director
Ms Low Poh Choo heads the finance team and assists the Chief Executive Officer on all accounting, finance, treasury and capital management functions for Suntec REIT.

Prior to joining the Group, Ms Low was vice president of global financial markets (asset backed structured products) at DBS Bank Ltd from 2003 to 2006. She was with the REIT origination team, where she evaluated, advised, structured and marketed various primary and secondary REIT offerings. Ms Low began her career as an equity analyst and has 17 years of experience in the field, including 11 years as a specialist in the real estate sector.

Ms Low holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of California, Berkeley, USA.
3 Raymond Ong
Director, Special Projects
Mr Ong assists the Chief Executive Officer on acquisitions, projects, operational and asset management matters and oversees Suntec REIT’s project developments.

Prior to his appointment, Mr Ong was the Director, Project of APM Property Management Pte Ltd (a 100% subsidiary of ARA Asset Management Limited) since 2012 where he led the project team in the remaking of Suntec City which was successfully completed in 2015.

Mr Ong has more than 30 years of experience in real estate development, project and property management. Prior to joining the group, he worked with public listed property companies Centrepoint Properties Ltd, Parkway Holdings Ltd and Wing Tai Property Management Pte Ltd, and with private property companies Kallang Development Pte Ltd and SK Land Pte Ltd.

He had held positions as Executive Director and General Manager taking charge of development and property management.

Mr Ong holds a Diploma in Mechanical Engineering from Singapore Polytechnic.
4 NG EE SAN
Finance Director
Ms Ng Ee San is a member of the Finance team, responsible for the finances of Suntec REIT and provides support in areas of secretariat compliance, taxation and treasury.

Ms Ng has more than 15 years of experience in accounting and finance. Prior to joining the Manager, she was the Finance Manager at Ascott Residence Trust Management Limited, the manager of Ascott Residence Trust. She was also previously an Accountant at Wing Tai Holdings Limited and The Hour Glass Limited, and has held various positions with PSA Corporation Limited and Deloitte & Touche LLP.

Ms Ng holds a Bachelor of Accountancy (Accounting) Degree from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, and is a Chartered Accountant.
5 LYNN LEE
Assistant Finance Director
Ms Lee is a member of the Finance team, responsible for overseeing the financial activities of Suntec REIT and provides support in areas of secretariat compliance, taxation and treasury.

Ms Lee has more than 15 years of experience in accounting and finance. Prior to joining the Manager, she was the Senior Manager of Wheelock Properties (S) Limited where she was responsible for the finance operations of its group of companies. She was also previously an Assistant Finance Manager at Banyan Tree Holdings Limited and had held various positions with The Hour Glass Limited and PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP.

Ms Lee holds an ACCA Certificate (UK) and is a Chartered Accountant.
6 JANICE PHOON
Assistant Director, Asset Management
Ms Janice Phoon is a member of the Asset Management team, responsible for overseeing and driving the performance of the retail and office portfolio of Suntec REIT.

Ms Phoon has more than 18 years of experience in marketing and leasing. Prior to joining the Manager, she was the Assistant Marketing Manager of Riverwalk Promenade Pte Ltd where she played a key role in marketing and leasing the TradeMart Singapore complex.

Ms Phoon holds a Bachelor of Commerce Degree in Marketing and Management from Murdoch University, Western Australia and a Diploma in Building Management from Ngee Ann Polytechnic, Singapore.
7 CHAN CHUEY LENG
Assistant Director, Asset Management
Ms Chan Chuey Leng is a member of the Asset Management team, responsible for monitoring the performance of the retail assets and overseeing the advertising and promotional activities and branding initiatives of the retail portfolio.

Ms Chan has more than 15 years of experience in marketing and leasing of commercial, retail, industrial and residential properties. Prior to joining the Manager, she was the Marketing and Leasing Manager at Cathay Cineleisure International Pte Ltd. She was previously the Assistant Marketing Manager with Tuan Sing Holdings Limited and prior to that, was the Assistant Marketing Manager with Riverwalk Promenade Pte Ltd.

Ms Chan holds a Bachelor of Science (Honours) Degree in Estate Management from the National University of Singapore.
8 LIM KIM LOON
Manager, Asset Management
Ms Lim Kim Loon is a member of the Asset Management team, responsible for monitoring the performance of the retail assets, and in strategising and implementing asset enhancement initiatives.

Ms Lim has over 18 years of real estate experience in areas of property management and maintenance, marketing and lease management of commercial and retail properties. Prior to joining the Manager, she was with CapitaLand Retail Management Pte Ltd where she was responsible for the day-to-day management of a shopping mall.

Her responsibilities included the leasing, marketing, operations, asset enhancement and financial performance. She previously held positions as Manager of the Property Department at The Great Eastern Life Assurance Co Limited and Marketing Officer of SLF Management Services Pte Ltd.

Ms Lim holds a Bachelor of Science (Honours) Degree in Estate Management from the National University of Singapore.
9 NICHOLAS CHER
Manager, Asset Management
Mr Nicholas Cher is a member of the Asset Management team. He is responsible for the performance of both retail and office assets in Suntec City.

Prior to joining the Manager, his 6 years in the Singapore public service covered various portfolios, including land matters. He holds Bachelor and Masters degrees in Biomedical Engineering from Johns Hopkins University, and a Master of Science in Finance from the Singapore Management University.
10 KENNY TAN
Manager, Special Projects
Mr Kenny Tan is a member of the Projects team, responsible for asset enhancement work and overseeing the operations of the asset portfolio of Suntec REIT. With more than 18 years of experience in the building construction industry, he was involved in numerous commercial, retail, industrial, institutional and residential projects.

Prior to joining the Manager, Mr Tan was the Deputy M&E Manager for AIOC (Lanka) Pte Ltd and Woh Hup International Pte Ltd for projects in Sri Lanka and prior to that, he was the M&E Manager with Shimizu Corporation. He also held various positions with local and multi-national companies managing both private and public projects.

Mr Tan holds a Bachelor of Engineering Management from University of Western Sydney, Australia.
11 TAN CHENG CHENG
Finance Manager
Ms Tan Cheng Cheng is a member of the Finance team, assisting in managing the monthly accounts and preparation of financial statements and providing support in areas of secretariat compliance, taxation and treasury.

Ms Tan has more than 20 years of commercial/industrial experience. Prior to joining the Manager, she was the Accountant responsible for the finance operations of property-related subsidiaries of United Industrial Corporation Limited.

Ms Tan also previously held finance positions in Euro-Asia Realty Pte Ltd, JDC Holdings (S) Pte Ltd and Singapore Shipping Corporation Pte Ltd.

Ms Tan holds an ACCA Certificate (UK) and is a Chartered Accountant.
12 MELISSA CHOW
Manager, Investor Relations
Ms Melissa Chow oversees the investor relations activities of Suntec REIT. Her responsibilities include facilitating the timely communication of quality information to unitholders, potential investors, key stakeholders and providing the Manager with key market updates.

Ms Chow has over 6 years of experience in the field of investor relations. Prior to joining the Manager, she was an investor relations associate at Oxley Group where she managed the communication channels between the private equity firm and the investment community.

At Kaiiten Communications, she managed the investor relations function for several Singapore and China-based companies listed on the Singapore Stock Exchange.

Ms Chow holds a Bachelor of Business Management (Finance and Corporate Communications) from Singapore Management University.
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