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

He joined BlackRock with its merging with MGPA in 2013 the minute he was the company’s chief executive officer of Asia and the profile supervisor of their Asian Property Funds collection. Prior to signing up with MGPA, he helped CLSA in between 1999 and 2007, managing their local real estate research study initiative and was important in commencing their Asian Business Fund by which he acted as an investment board member.

“We are delighted to welcome John, who takes with him a wealth of experience and industry proficiency, to the Link family. The appointment will enhance the range and capability of our administration team and will reinforce our capability as we look for new progress approaches and lasting returns for unitholders following the Link 3.0 method,” says Hongchoy.

Before that, he operated at Hongkong Land from 1994 to 1998 wherein he was involved with the innovation and leasing of a number of landmark projects in Singapore and other Asian nations.

Hong-Kong noted Link REIT has recently revealed the appointment of BlackRock’s previous Asia Pacific real estate executive John Saunders as team chief investment officer (CIO) in the recently made function.

Units in Link REIT finalized unchanged at HK$ 42.55 ($7.25) on the HKEX on Dec 20.

He has more than 30 years of expertise in the real property industry with a strong financial investment track record, most lately at BlackRock where he at the same time worked as international head of the realty client organization.

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Saunders, that is going to take over the place from March 4 next year, will be accountable for Link’s overall investment strategies, profile monitoring and the strategic growth of Link’s investment organization. He is going to report to George Hongchoy, Link’s chief executive officer.