Daniel is a corporate real estate professional who has more than 40 years of proven record in delivering successful results in both property development and asset management. His detailed knowledge of the local and international market combined with practical approach ensures the success for all his clients and employers. His key strength are the multi-disciplinary hand-on skills in financial, management and operational audit using the latest technology, know-how and market information to maximum returns and minimize risks of the assets under management or development. Asset classes managed include Hotel, Office, Retail, Industrial/High-Tech Park and Mixed-Use comprising Residential, Hotel, Office & Retail.
He holds a MSc in Real Estate (NUS); BBA, Marketing (RMIT), CDipAF(UK); DipMS (SIM);TDip MEP (SP) and a members of the Royal Institution Of Chartered Surveyors, United Kingdom.He holds a MSc in Real Estate (NUS); BBA, Marketing (RMIT), CDipAF(UK); DipMS (SIM);TDip MEP (SP) and a members of the Royal Institution Of Chartered Surveyors, United Kingdom.
MRICS; MSc Real Estate; BBA Marketing; CDip AF (UK); Dip MS (Singapore); Dip Production & Mechanical Engineering Former Group Chief Operating Officer, Aquaint Property Group; Former Lecturer,Curtin University, Western Australia. Head of Academic Advisory Board, Royal Chartered Institute; Senior Advisor. TPMG Group; and Senior Associate Director, Agility Property Services, Cambodia; Chief Property Disruptor, Global Strategic Partners, Perth.
Educated with multi-disciplinary background in the areas of engineering, management, marketing, finance and real estate, Daniel is a corporate real estate specialist with more than 40 years of proven experience.
Daniel was the Group Chief Operating Officer and Director Asset Management for the Aquaint Property group based in Singapore and sat in the board of the Australian listed company, Aquaint Capital Holdings Ltd as one of their Executive Directors. He assumed the responsibility of the group’s core businesses in property asset management, property investment, property development and fund management in Australia, United States, United Kingdom, Germany, India and Malaysia.
In Singapore, he was the secretary and later the Chairman of the Association of Project Managers from 1997 to 1999 and was instrumental in building a sizeable property portfolio for the largest life insurance company in Singapore from 50,000 sq ft to 500,000 sq ft over a period of 9 years.
Some of his managed real estate asset portfolio includes iconic Goodwood Hotels Group comprising Goodwood Park Hotel, Century Park Sheraton Hotel, York Hotel, Ladyhill Hotel, Hotel Malaysia; AIA Tower; AIA Alexandra, Singapore; Noel Gifts Corporate HQ, Singapore; Kingsway City; Old Perth Port; Cottesloe Central; The Melbourne Hotel, Chateau Commodore Hotel, Perth and Baptistcare’s portfolio of low and high-care nursing homes in Western Australia. Latest hotel projects include FURI Hotel & Mall, Sihanoukville, and Norodom Office/Hotel, Phnom Penh. Total Assets Under Management in his watch over 40 years to date is about US$3 Billion. Over 15 years of proven track record were in the hospitality industry both in Singapore, Perth and Cambodia. He had worked for public listed companies and multi-national companies like NatSteel Ltd, Liang Court Holdings Ltd, Noel Gifts International Ltd, American International Group, Chesterton International and Colliers International holding senior positions in both property asset management and property development over the last 40 years.
Prior to retiring and refired before joining the listed property group, he was lecturing at Curtin University, Curtin Business School, School of Economics & Finance in the core disciplines of property asset management, property development, property market analysis, business & specialised valuation and property valuation practices for the last four years. He sit on the Academic Advisory Board at Royal Chartered Institute in Cambodia as their first Chairman.
His areas of competency are in corporate real estate strategy, property asset management, property financial audit and reporting, development feasibility, property market study, specialised property valuation, development management, property audit/due diligence, tenant management/lease administration and integrated facilities management/life cycle costings.