PRUPIM bolsters Asia capabilities
22 November 2012
News, Asia, Japan, Singapore
By Asia Asset Management
Global real estate investment manager PRUPIM has announced four strategic hires and the opening of two new offices to strengthen its asset and investment management offering across Asia.
The firm has made two appointments in Singapore and opened new offices in Tokyo and Seoul.
Katsuhiro Ishikawa has been appointed managing director to lead PRUPIM’s business in Japan. He will be responsible for PRUPIM’s investment activity in Japan and for building relationships with Japanese institutional investors. Mr. Ishikawa has over 20 years of real estate experience within the Japanese market and has previously worked for Daiwa Securities, UBS and Goldman Sachs. He joins from Mori Building.
James MacKinnon has been appointed head of asset management for PRUPIM Singapore to build the firm’s asset management capability. He will also oversee the asset management of PRUPIM’s assets in the Asia Pacific region. Mr. MacKinnon is based in Singapore, reporting to PRUPIM Singapore CEO Scott Girard. He has over 20 years’ real estate experience including 11 years working across Asia and joins PRUPIM Singapore from AIG Global Real Estate Asia.
Lyndon Lim joins the team in Singapore as an associate director, responsible for the asset management of a number of assets within PRUPIM in Asia. He joins PRUPIM Singapore from Lend Lease Retail Pte Ltd and brings nearly 20 years of experience in financial services and asset management in Asia.
In Seoul, Sanghyuk Lee has been appointed as associate director of the newly established office of PPIM Korea, a subsidiary of PRUPIM Singapore. Mr. Lee takes responsibility for the asset management of PRUPIM’s assets in Seoul. He has ten years’ experience in Korea’s real estate sector and was most recently a director at Savills, advising domestic and international institutional investors on asset management.
“Our people are crucial to delivering long-term results for our clients,” said Alex Jeffrey, chief executive of PRUPIM. “Scott Girard has built a strong team in Asia over a number of years. We’re now extending our network of offices, and adding experienced industry professionals with deep local and regional knowledge strengthens our investment proposition. Asia is a core market for PRUPIM and one with excellent potential for us and our clients.”
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