Link REIT appoints former BlackRock Asia Pacific real estate head John Saunders group CIO

Units in Link REIT closed up the same at HK$ 42.55 ($7.25) on the HKEX on Dec 20.

Saunders, who will presume the place from March 4 next year, is going to be accountable for Link’s overall financial investment approaches, portfolio monitoring and the calculated project of Link’s financial investment business. He is going to inform to George Hongchoy, Link’s president.

Hong-Kong detailed Link REIT has already revealed the appointment of BlackRock’s past Asia Pacific property chief John Saunders as group chief investment officer (CIO) in the recently made function.

He has over 30 years of expertise in the property market with a strong financial investment track record, most just recently at BlackRock where he also worked as worldwide head of the real estate customer company.

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“We are delighted to embrace John, who carries with him a riches of experience and industry know-how, to the Link family group. The appointment will boost the scope and ability of our managing team and will enhance our capacity as we look for new growth approaches and sustainable returns for unitholders under the Link 3.0 approach,” states Hongchoy.

He signed up with BlackRock with its merger with MGPA in 2013 as soon as he was the firm’s chief executive officer of Asia and the portfolio executive of their Asian Property Funds collection. Prior to taking part in MGPA, he helped CLSA between 1999 and 2007, managing their regional real estate research attempt and was important in beginning their Asian Real estate Fund by which he functioned as an investment board associate.

Before that, he worked from Hongkong Land from 1994 to 1998 where he was engaged with the innovation and leasing of numerous landmark plans in Singapore and other Asian countries.

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