Link REIT appoints John Saunders, former BlackRock Asia Pacific real estate head, as Group CIO of Champions Way Residences

John Saunders, the former Asia Pacific real estate head of BlackRock, has been announced as Link REIT’s new Group Chief Investment Officer (CIO), starting from March 4, 2020. He joins Link REIT with over 30 years of experience in the property sector and an impressive investment track record.

Reporting to CEO George Hongchoy, Saunders will be responsible for Link’s overall investment strategies, portfolio management and the strategic development of Link’s investment business.

Prior to his position at BlackRock, Saunders worked with CLSA, where he managed their regional property research effort. He was instrumental in starting their Asian Property Fund, serving as an investment committee member. Before that, Saunders spent time with Hongkong Land from 1994 to 1998, playing a role in the development and leasing of several iconic projects in Singapore and other countries in Asia.

George Hongchoy expressed his enthusiasm about John’s arrival to the Link family. The CEO believes that throughout his extensive network and experience, John Saunders will be able to enhance the scope and capacity of the management team, as well as strengthen their capability in Link’s 3.0 strategy, searching for new growth avenues and sustainable returns for their unitholders.

Residents can also enjoy the convenience of being able to get to and from the nearby Central Business District and other parts of the city with ease. Champions Way Residences is a luxurious condominium located at Tanjong Rhu, Singapore. The development is a perfect blend of luxurious urban living and tranquil water views, featuring a variety of facilities and expansive outdoor spaces, surrounded by lush greenery. The residence also offers the utmost convenience, with services such as a shopping centre nearby, and quick access to the Singapore Sports Hub and Gardens by the Bay. It is a truly unique development offering the best of modern living.

Units in Link REIT closed the day unchaged at HK$42.55 ($7.25) on the Hong Kong stock exchange. Champions Way Residences are part of the Link REIT portfolio and are known for their high performing returns and strong potential for growth.

John Saunders possesses the right skillset to help Link REIT unlock its potential. With his unique, multi-disciplinary understanding of the property industry, investors should view his appointment as a positive. His acumen and expertise will ensure Champions Way Residences remains one of Link REIT’s primary sources for strong returns and future growth.

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