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Suntec REIT is managed by ARA Trust Management (Suntec) Limited, a wholly-owned subsidiary of ARA
Asset Management Limited (“ARA”). ARA is a premier global integrated real assets fund manager.
Gross Assets Managed by ARA Group and its Associates is more than S$80 billion1 across over 100
cities in 23 countries.

Driven by a vision to be the best-in-class real assets fund management company, ARA Group and its
Associates’ businesses include:

  1. REITs – ARA is one of the largest REIT managers in Asia Pacific. The Group directly manages Fortune REIT, dual-listed in Singapore and Hong Kong; Suntec REIT, Cache Logistics Trust and ARA US Hospitality Trust, listed in Singapore; and Hui Xian REIT and Prosperity REIT, listed in Hong Kong. It also indirectly manages REITs in Japan, Australia, Singapore and Malaysia through its associate companies.

  2. Private real estate funds– The Group manages private funds providing investment opportunities in diverse real estate sectors and geographies that cater to different investor risk appetites.

  3. Country desks – ARA operates country desks in China, Korea, Japan, Malaysia, Australia, Europe and the United States. The country desks employ a strong understanding of each local market to facilitate the flow of inbound and outbound capital and cross-country collaborations. ARA has an expanded presence in Japan via its strategic stake in Kenedix, Inc. and in Europe via its strategic stake in Cromwell Property Group.

  4. Infrastructure – ARA Infrastructure was established in 2018 to cater to strong investor demand for global infrastructure investment.

  5. Real estate management services – As part of the Group’s investor-operator philosophy, its dedicated property management teams actively work the ground to manage its assets globally.

ARA’s multi-platform, multi-product global fund management strategy, combined with its dedicated teams with in-depth local knowledge, enables the Group to offer enduring value to investors. Built on a foundation of strong corporate governance and business integrity, ARA counts some of the world’s largest pension funds, sovereign wealth funds, financial institutions, endowments and family offices as its investors.

For more information, please visit http://www.ara-group.com.

1Includes assets under management by ARA Asset Management Limited and the Group of companies (“ARA Group”) and its Associates and Joint Ventures as at 31 December 2018.
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 CHONG KEE HIONG
Chief Executive Officer
Mr Chong Kee Hiong was appointed as Chief Executive Officer on 1 January 2019. He is a Director of One Raffles Quay Pte. Ltd., Harmony Convention Holding Limited and Park Mall Pte. Ltd. Mr Chong is also a Partners’ Representative of BFC Development LLP.

Mr Chong began his career in audit with KPMG Peat Marwick in 1990 and has over 25 years of work experience. His last position was Chief Executive Officer with OUE Hospitality REIT Management Pte Ltd from June 2013 to July 2018. Prior to that, he was Chief Executive Officer with The Ascott Limited (“Ascott”) from February 2012 to May 2013, where he was responsible for determining the overall business, investment and operational strategies for Ascott, and Chief Executive Officer with Ascott Residence Trust Management Limited from 2005 to 2012. Mr Chong is also an elected Member of Parliament for Bishan-Toa Payoh GRC.

Mr Chong holds a Bachelor of Accountancy with National University of Singapore and completed Harvard Business School’s Advanced Management Program in 2008. He is a member of the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants.
2 DAWN LAI
Chief Operating Officer
Ms. Dawn Lai assists the Chief Executive Officer on all operational matters; including asset management, investment, finance, investor relations and strategic planning.

Ms. Lai has more than 30 years of experience in the real estate sector. She was with CapitaLand Ltd for the last 19 years. Her last appointment with the company was as the Head of Global Marketing & Leasing at CapitaLand Commercial Management Private Limited, the manager for CapitaLand’s entire portfolio of commercial assets (REIT and non-REIT) in Singapore. In this capacity, she was responsible for the marketing and leasing of more than four million square feet of commercial properties with a total asset value of more than S$10 billion. The commercial portfolio under her responsibility included prime Grade A offices such as CapitaGreen, Asia Square Tower 2, Six Battery Road, Raffles City Singapore and Capital Tower.

Ms. Lai holds a Bachelor of Science in Estate Management (Hons) degree from the National University of Singapore.
3 NG EE SAN
Finance Director
Ms Ng Ee San heads the Finance team and assists the Chief Executive Officer on the finance, treasury and capital management functions of Suntec REIT.

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 Degree from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, and is a member of Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants.
4 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.
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 CHAN CHUEY LENG
Assistant Director, Asset Management
Ms Chan Chuey Leng 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 Chan has more than 20 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.
7 SIA CHING LING
Assistant Director, Asset Management
Ms Sia Ching Ling is a member of the Asset Management team, responsible for overseeing and driving the performance of the office portfolio of Suntec REIT.

Ms Sia has more than 10 years of experience in marketing and leasing of commercial and retail properties. Prior to joining the Manager, she was the Senior Marketing and Leasing Manager at CapitaLand Commercial Management Private Limited. She was also previously the Assistant Leasing Manager with CapitaLand Malls Asia where she was responsible for the leasing of Raffles City Shanghai.

Ms Sia holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics with Concentration in Statistics from the National University of Singapore.
8 LEE XIN RUI
Assistant Director, Investments and Asset Management
Ms Lee Xin Rui oversees the investment function for Suntec Reit and asset management for its Australian portfolio.

Ms Lee has more than 13 years of experience in real estate investment, asset management and development. Prior to joining the manager, she was Assistant Vice President, Asset Development at Mandai Park Development where she was overseeing the planning and development of Singapore’s first eco-friendly resort located next to Singapore Zoo. Prior to that, she was with CapitaLand for 10 years in various roles, including driving the portfolio growth and performance for CapitaLand Mall Trust as Manager, Investment and Asset Management. She also covered investments of greenfield developments for CapitaLand Malls Asia during which she developed the concept proposal for Jewel Changi Airport and was seconded to the development company to oversee the asset and financial performance of the development.

Ms Lee holds a Bachelor of Social Science (Honours) in Economics from National University of Singapore.
9 EDWIN LIM
Assistant Director, Asset Management
Mr Edwin Lim is a member of the Asset Management team, responsible for overseeing and driving the performance of the overall retail portfolio of Suntec REIT.

Mr Lim has more than 10 years of working experience. Prior to joining the Manager, he spent more than 13 years with Changi Airport Group Pte Ltd, where he held leadership positions in various departments, such as General Manager (Advertising, Marketing & Promotions) and Assistant Vice President (Landside Concessions) in the Commercial Cluster, Head (Landscape) in Jewel Changi Airport Development and Head (Planning) in the Airport Emergency Services. He was also actively involved in the planning of Jewel Changi Airport during the design and conceptualisation phase.

Mr Lim was awarded a Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore scholarship and graduated with a Bachelor of Science (Hons) degree in Fire Safety & Management from University of Leeds and a Master of Science degree in Air Safety Management from City, University of London. He also holds a dual degree in Executive Master of Business Administration (Dean’s List) from INSEAD Business School and Tsinghua University School of Economics and Management.
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 20 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 function 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 8 years of experience in the field of investor relations. Prior to joining the Manager, she was an investor relations associate at a private equity firm where she managed the communication channels between the company and the investment community. She was previously with a boutique public and investor relations agency.

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

13 EUNICE ONG
Assistant Finance Manager
Ms Eunice Ong 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 Ong has over 7 years of experience in accounting and finance. Prior to joining the Manager, she was the Assistant Finance Manager at Keppel DC REIT Management Pte Ltd where she was responsible for the finance operations of the Manager and Keppel DC Reit and its subsidiaries. She was also previously an auditor with PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP. Ms Ong holds a Bachelor of Accountancy Degree from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore and is a member of ISCA.

14 CANDY ZHANG
Senior Analyst
Ms Candy Zhang is an analyst, responsible for interpreting data, analyzing results using statistical techniques and providing ongoing reports. Ms Zhang has over 3 years of experience in areas of analytics and asset management. Prior to joining the Manager, she was a Specialist at WIND Group and an Executive at CapitaLand Mall Asia. Ms Zhang holds a Master of Science degree in Financial Engineering from National University of Singapore.

15 MATTHEW CHOO
Analyst, Investments & Asset Management
Mr Matthew Choo oversees the investment function for Suntec REIT and asset management for its Australian portfolio.

Mr Choo joined the Manager upon graduation. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Real Estate (Honours - Highest Distinction) from the National University of Singapore. He was awarded the Ascendas Medal and Prize and World Valuation Congress Medal for best student in Real Estate Finance & Investment Analysis and Valuation modules respectively.

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