Paul Khong appointed MD and head of Savills Malaysia

SINGAPORE (EDGEPROP) - Paul Khong has stepped up as managing director and head of Savills Malaysia, following the retirement of Chris Boyd, executive chairman, as well as Allan Soo, deputy executive chairman. Savills Malaysia consists of three offices in Kuala Lumpur, Johor Bahru, and Penang, with more than 200 staff. The consultancy provides a range of real estate services.
Paul Khong is now managing director and head of Savills Malaysia (Picture: Savills)
Chris Marriott, chief executive of Savills Southeast Asia, says: “Paul Khong has been a long-standing member of the Malaysian management team and I am delighted to announce his appointment as Head of Country. Malaysia is clearly experiencing positive signs of growth in all aspects of the real estate industry and I am excited to be working alongside Paul, to build on the strong platform we inherit.”
Marriott also praised the “exemplary careers and outstanding reputations” of the out-going Boyd and Soo. “As the are founders of the business and instrumental in the company’s development, we have much to thank them for,” he says. The pair will remain with Savills in a new capacity as consultants.
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Khong says: “The renewal of our key Shell account and our recent appointment as real estate Investment Advisors & Asset Manager to EPF are a clear reflection of our reputation and strength in this marketplace. With these, and the many other appointments we have, combined with our strong leadership team and coming young leaders, our goal is to be the real estate adviser of choice in our market.”
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