ULI Asia Pacific Chair – Khoo Teng Chye
Professor Khoo became ULI Asia Pacific Chair on July 1, 2021, and sits on the ULI Global Board of Directors. He brings extensive ULI leadership experience to his new role having previously served as chairman of ULI Singapore (2017-19), vice chairman of the ULI Asia Pacific Executive Committee (2020-21), and as a ULI Global Governing Trustee (since 2018).
As one of the most prominent real estate experts in the Asia Pacific region, Khoo Teng Chye has built up a wealth of experience across the public and private sectors and is currently a practice professor with the College of Design and Engineering at the National University of Singapore. He was the executive director for the Centre for Liveable Cities (CLC), Ministry of National Development (MND), Singapore from 2010 until 2020, and continues to be a Fellow at CLC.
He has held various senior roles including chief executive officer/chief planner at the Urban Redevelopment Authority (1992 to 1996), chief executive officer/group president of PSA Corporation (1996 to 2002), president and chief executive officer of Mapletree Investments and managing director (Special Projects) of Temasek Holdings (2002 to 2003) and chief executive of PUB, Singapore’s National Water Agency (2003 to 2011).
He sits on the Boards of the Tropical Marine Science Institute of National University of Singapore (NUS), Institute of Real Estate and Urban Studies (NUS), the National University Health System Pte Ltd (NUHS), and is Chairman of the NUSDeltares Governing Board. He is a member of the NTU Graduate Advisory Committee and of the Monash University Commission on Intermediate Cities. He serves as a member of the Development Projects Advisory Panel (DPAP) set up by Ministry of Finance (MOF). He is an advisor to the Land Transport Authority, the East Coast Town Council, and the Pictet Bank (Switzerland) Smart City Advisory Fund. He is also a senior fellow of the URA Academy, and a fellow of the Singapore Academy of Engineers, and the Institution of Engineers, Singapore.
Professor Khoo graduated with First Class Honours in Civil Engineering from Monash University, Australia. A President-cum-Colombo Plan Scholar, he also holds a Master of Science in Construction Engineering and a Master of Business Administration from the National University of Singapore. He attended the Advanced Management Programme at Harvard Business School.
He was awarded the Meritorious Service Medal in 2018, the Public Administration (Gold) in 1996 and the Public Administration (Silver) in 1987 by the Singapore government. He was also conferred the Meritorious Service Award by the National Trade Union Congress in 2008.
ULI Asia Pacific President – David Faulkner
David Faulkner is a Chartered Surveyor with over 40 years of experience in the real estate industry. He retired from his most recent position of managing director at Colliers International in December 2019, where he was responsible for the 250-person valuation and advisory services team in 14 markets. He has been based in Asia for over 35 years, joining Colliers International in 2003 after 15 years with Insignia Brooke. David has advised on projects in Hong Kong, China and many markets in the region including North Asia, the ASEAN countries, South and Central Asia. He has expertise in all the major sectors including residential, commercial, retail, industrial, hospitality and leisure.
David has been a ULI member since 2001 and is currently a global governing trustee. Prior to joining the private sector in 1988, he spent 9 years with government, both in the UK and Hong Kong.