Ng Chiang Ling joins M&G Real Estate as director of acquisitions

28 January 2014   Category: News, Asia, Australia, Hong Kong, Singapore   By Asia Asset Management

M&G Real Estate has appointed Ng Chiang Ling as director of acquisitions, a newly created role. Based in Singapore, she will be responsible for the business’s real estate acquisition activities in Singapore, Hong Kong and Australia.

M&G Real Estate owns five properties across these markets in its core Asia property strategy. Working closely with the firm’s strategy and asset management teams, Ms. Ng’s role also complements existing capabilities in Japan and Korea. She started in January and reports to Scott Girard, CEO of M&G Real Estate Asia.

Commenting on the appointment, Mr. Girard said: “With the addition of Chiang Ling to the team, we are well positioned to capitalise on the investment and acquisition opportunities which are available in the core real estate markets across Asia and Australia. Chiang Ling’s appointment reflects our commitment to continue to build on our existing capabilities in the region to deliver superior investment performance for our clients. Following the recent appointments of HyeSik Ryu and DongYeol Shin in Seoul, and Katsuhiro Ishikawa and Kensuke Nakahara in Tokyo, we have added significant strength to our local teams focusing on deal origination and investment decision making in our core markets.”

Ms. Ng has over 15 years of real estate investment experience across Asia Pacific, including nine years in Japan. She previously worked for Goldman Sachs as a managing director within the merchant banking division, focusing on acquiring assets for real estate funds in the region. 

The latest appointment adds to M&G Real Estate's Asia asset acquisition team, which was bolstered last year to include Senior Manager Kensuke Nakahara in Tokyo and Assistant Manager DongYeol Shin in Seoul. Meanwhile, Managing Directors HyeSik Ryu and Katsuhiro Ishikawa have been appointed to lead business in South Korea and Japan respectively.