Alice Tan, Leonard Tay join Knight Frank management team

By Valerie Kor / EdgeProp Singapore | June 22, 2020 8:45 PM SGT
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Alice Tan will step down as senior director at Edmund Tie and rejoin Knight Frank as head of consultancy in August. Leonard Tay has been appointed as head of research (Photo: Knight Frank)
SINGAPORE (EDGEPROP) - Knight Frank has appointed Alice Tan as head of consultancy with effect from August and Leonard Tay as head of research with effect from May.
Alice Tan will rejoin the real estate advisory in August this year, taking over real estate veteran Tay Kah Poh, who will be retiring from Knight Frank. She is currently at Edmund Tie, where she joined in November last year as senior director in the firm’s research and consulting department.
Prior to that, she was at List Sotheby’s International Realty Singapore as director of research and consulting for Southeast Asia for five months. Before that, she helmed the head of research and consulting role at Knight Frank for six years.
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With over 17 years of experience in real estate and construction sectors, Tan will be leading the consultancy team at Knight Frank in the areas of feasibility studies, master planning, financial and business modelling, market analysis and development strategy. She will service both public and private sector clients in residential, retail, capital markets, hospitality, property asset management, office and industrial sectors.
Her portfolio includes advisory for Our Tampines Hub, Sentosa-Brani Master Plan, one-north Retail Master Plan and Thomson-East Coast Line MRT Stations.
Leonard Tay has been appointed head of research since May this year. He has 15 years of experience in the real estate industry and previously held senior roles in research teams under CBRE and Colliers International. His expertise is in cross-sector market research, consultancy advisory and tenancy administration.
Tay’s suite of clients include public and private sector such as Central Provident Fund Board, Ascendas-Singbridge, Standard Chartered Bank, CapitaLand and Overseas Union Enterprise. He was also previously a lecturer on real estate subjects at Ngee Ann Polytechnic and also conducted courses at Singapore Institute of Surveyors and Valuers.
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Wendy Tang, group managing director of Knight Frank Singapore, says that given current uncertainties in the global economy, “it is ever more critical to relook at the business and identify channels and opportunities which can be further developed”.
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