As required by the ULI Bylaws, the Nominations Committees for each ULI region are putting forth candidates to serve a three-year term on the Asia Pacific Executive Committee (commencing on 1 July, 2022) for approval by the Global Board of Directors. Consideration was given to the nominees’ engagement in ULI, position and perspective in the real estate industry, and diversity, among other factors. Each nominations committee is confident that its nominees will help further the ULI mission and provide valuable leadership in accomplishing the ULI priorities, both in the regions and globally.
Four new real estate leaders have joined the ULI Asia Pacific Executive Committee as follows.
- Stuart Mercier (China Mainland National Chair), Managing Partner, Head of Asia (Real Estate), Brookfield Asset Management, Shanghai, China
- Leonie Wilkinson (Australia National Chair), Senior Vice President, Portfolio Management (Real Estate), Brookfield Asset Management, Sydney, Australia
- Shuji Tomikawa (Japan National Chair), President, Mitsui Fudosan Co., Ltd., Tokyo, Japan
- Benjamin Cha (Member-at-Large), Founder and Chair, The Seradac Foundation, Hong Kong SAR, China
Thank you to our outgoing committee members: Goodwin Gaw, Ian Mackie, and Hiroo Mori.
At a global level, 28 real estate industry luminaries have been added to the roster of ULI’s Global Governing Trustees, including seven from the Asia Pacific region: Jean de Castro, Chief Executive Officer, ESCA Global Centre, Philippines; Nina James, Managing Director and Head of Asia ESG, Blackstone Group, Australia; Raymond Lawler, Senior Managing Director, Hines – AP, Hong Kong; Choon Fah Ong, Board Member, Edmund Tie, Singapore; Ariel Shtarkman, Founder, Orca Capital Ltd, Hong Kong; Niel Thassim, Managing Partner, Head of Asia Pacific and Middle East, Private Funds, Brookfield Asset Management, Singapore; Richard Zen, Director, FIT Investment Corporation, Hong Kong.