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

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

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

He signed up with BlackRock with its merging with MGPA in 2013 as soon as he was the company’s chief executive officer of Asia and the account supervisor of their Asian Property Funds series. Prior to taking part in MGPA, he helped CLSA between 1999 and 2007, operating their regional real estate research study attempt and was important in starting their Asian Real estate Fund by which he acted as an investment board member.

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He has over thirty years of experience in the real estate industry with a strong financial investment track record, most just recently at BlackRock where he at the same time served as international head of the property consumer business.

Long before that, he worked at Hongkong Land from 1994 to 1998 in which he was associated with the property and leasing of a number of site ventures in Singapore and other Asian states.

“We are delighted to welcome John, who carries with him a wealth of skill and industry capability, to the Link family. The appointment will improve the extent and capability of our management group and will certainly strengthen our capacity as we search for brand-new progress avenues and lasting returns for unitholders under the Link 3.0 approach,” states Hongchoy.

Saunders, that is going to take over the role from March 4 next year, is going to be responsible for Link’s overall investment techniques, profile administration and the tactical growth of Link’s investment company. He will report to George Hongchoy, Link’s chief executive officer.