People Moves: ULI Singapore, Knight Frank, Colliers

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Ong Choon Fah (image: ULI/LinkedIn)

Edmund Tie & Company CEO Ong Choon Fah has been elected the new chair of ULI Singapore, replacing Centre for Liveable Cities executive director Khoo Teng Chye, who served two years in the role. The CEO, who is also the head of research and consulting, brings more than two decades of experience in real estate and academia to the role. 

Angela Hoe returns to the Knight Frank Singapore team as head of retail, previously serving as vice president, retail and tenancy at Resorts World Genting Malaysia. Hoe, who has also worked at Levi Strauss and JLL, first joined Knight Frank in 2002 and left for a short stint in banking before rejoining in 2008.

CBRE Australia has appointed James Hall to director of its residential agency business, where he will work alongside existing directors Robert Alfeldi and Caroline Fagerlund. Hall has worked in senior roles with Colliers International, Knight Frank and CBRE, and most recently served as managing director, international properties for Colliers International’s Asia business.

Colliers Hong Kong has named Thomas Chak as executive director of capital markets and investment services (CMIS), where he will lead a team focused on serving funds and institutional clients. Chak was previously senior director of capital markets at Knight Frank, but rejoins Colliers after working with the CMIS team between 2006 and 2010.

Savills New Zealand has promoted Ryan Geddes and William Wallace to national roles to spearhead the firm’s expansion plans. Geddes, the former Christchurch managing director, has become managing director – New Zealand to lead the business nationally and develop new business lines. Wallace, the former Christchurch general manager, will step up to general manager – New Zealand and focus on the firm’s existing agency businesses. 

Belinda Forbes has joined the CBRE New Zealand team in Wellington, where she will focus on retail leasing and sales. Forbes joins the firm from Tommy’s Real Estate, bringing more than two decades of experience to the role.