As Head of Research, Southeast Asia Tricia Song will join CBRE on 5 July. She comes with more than 20 years of industry experience in delivering strategic research for equity and commercial real estate markets. Reporting to Dr. Henry Chin, Global Head of Thought Leadership and Asia Pacific Head of Research, Ms Song will oversee the research teams across Southeast Asia in producing quality and timely analysis, insights and forecasts that reflect trends and evolutions across the different real estate sectors.
Dr. Henry Chin (金纬), Global Head of Thought Leadership and Asia Pacific Head of Research, CBRE, says, “Tricia’s extensive experience in both public property equity and private commercial real estate research would ensure CBRE continue to build our breadth and depth in our research platform regionwide with a client centric focus."
Tricia’s capabilities will drive and enable informed decisions, supporting the CBRE business with high quality research outputs, which is the need of the hour.
“CBRE has always been at the forefront in delivering thought provoking content and is known in the real estate circle for its market leading research capability. I am excited to join the team and look forward to working closely with Henry in partnering with the wider CBRE business on delivering thought leadership to clients,” shares Tricia.
Most recently, Song has worked with Head of Singapore Research at Colliers International, where she led a team of sectoral specialists to publish periodical thematic research reports. She holds a Bachelor of Business Studies from Nanyang Technological University, with a major in Financial Analysis and a minor in Applied Economics.
Additionaly, CBRE Singapore also appoints Linda Chern as Head of Residential Services, Singapore. She joins CBRE on 1 July. A 20-year veteran in the real estate industry focusing on the residential sector, Chern will lead the Residential Services team at CBRE in the marketing of ultra-luxurious and high-end residential properties and projects – both on the sales and leasing fronts. She reports to Mr Moray Armstrong, Managing Director, Singapore Advisory Services.
Moray Armstrong, Managing Director of Singapore Advisory Services at CBRE, says, “High-end residential real estate is an intensely competitive and dynamic niche sector, which has been bolstered by an influx of high net worth individuals and the growth of family offices. We have been impressed with Linda’s stand-out track record and proven capability, and we are delighted to have her on board. I am confident that her wealth of experience will help drive our residential sales and lettings operations to even greater heights.”
Chern shares, “I am excited to join CBRE at a time when demand for luxury homes in Singapore has been increasing since late last year, which suggests that the ultra-rich investors are back in action. Singapore has always been a favourite among well-heeled investors and wealthy overseas buyers for trophy residential assets such as penthouses and good class bungalows. I look forward to working closely with clients and the team, leveraging my experience and knowledge to grow the business.”
Before CBRE Chern has worked with Knight Frank and boasts of an illustrious track record in high-end residential properties including the sale of a good class bungalow at Camden Park for S$40 million, a bungalow at Mount Rosie Road for S$38 million, apartments at Sculptura Ardmore (3,584 sq ft) for S$16.8 million and 40 Nassim Hill (7,114 sq ft) for S$14.9 million, among others.
Tricia and Chern will focus on strengthening CBRE’s market-leadership and further improve end-to-end real estate services to clients.