People news: Aberdeen Standard, CapitaLand, AMP Capital

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Aberdeen Standard Investments has appointed Min Chow Sai to head its Asia Pacific property research arm from Singapore. Prior to joining, he was the executive director responsible for Singapore and regional-listed real estate investment research at Nomura Securities. Sai, who had worked at Nomura for more than a decade, will report to Andrew Allen, global head of investment research, real estate at ASI.

CapitaLand has hired Kng Hwee Tin as CEO, finance and corporate services, China. She will be based in Shanghai and will start in the role in October. Prior to joining CapitaLand, she had been the executive director and CEO of OCBC Bank (China) since late 2012 and was responsible for the bank’s growth strategy in China.

AMP Capital has recruited Kit Georgeos as fund manager for the AMP Capital Wholesale Office Fund (AWOF). Georgeos previously worked at GPT, where she has been deputy fund manager for the GPT Wholesale Office Fund over the past three and a half years. Georgeos will focus on further capitalising on the strong market fundamentals while delivering on the fund’s strategy for investors and the committed investment pipeline including Quay Quarter, Wynyard and South Eveleigh.

Linda Rudd

Knight Frank Australia has invited Linda Rudd, partner – national head of asset management services, to join the board of directors. Rudd has worked in Knight Frank’s asset management services line of business for more than seven years, bringing over 15 years’ property experience to the role. Rudd joins Kevin Coppel, Naseema Sparks, Rod Leaver, Aaron McGhee, Craig Dawson and James Templeton on the board.

In China, Knight Frank has appointed Ying Shin Lee managing director of their Shanghai branch. She has more than 14 years’ of property experience with strong expertise in corporate real estate, having managed cross-functional processes across transaction management, lease administration, project management and facilities management.

Savills India has launched its industrial and logistics services with the appointment of Srinivas N. as managing director, industrial and logistics services. In Australia, the firm has hired Hamish Harries as an executive in the Metropolitan and Regional Sales team, working from the firm’s Brisbane office.

JLL has named Chris Stent as executive managing director, investor relations and corporate finance. Stent, who has served as vice president of investor relations at McDonald’s Corporation, will have a key role in communicating the firm’s strategic priorities, with direct responsibility for leading its global corporate finance programs.