Mr. Chiaranussati has successfully led SC Capital Partners in its investments and provided key leadership and direction since its inception.
Prior to founding SC Capital Partners at the end of 2004, Mr. Chiaranussati spent approximately six years with Westbrook Partners, where he opened its Asia office in Singapore in early 1999 and served as Principal and Managing Director responsible for Asian investment activities. Prior to joining Westbrook, Mr. Chiaranussati spent seven years at JPMorgan, based in Singapore and covering Southeast Asia, serving as a Vice President in the Proprietary Investment and Investment Banking groups, focusing on real estate and financial institutions. Prior to JPMorgan, Mr. Chiaranussati worked at Temasek Holdings, an investment holding company for the Government of Singapore, and the Central Bank of Thailand. In 1998, Mr. Chiaranussati was appointed as an advisor by the Central Bank of Thailand and other bodies to assist in the restructuring of the public and private sectors of Thailand.
Mr. Chiaranussati received an Honors Degree in Economics from the London School of Economics in 1986 and a Master of Science in Management Science at the Imperial College in London in 1987.
Mr. Lien participates in acquisition, value enhancement and realization activities at SC Capital Partners with a special focus on Hospitality related investment opportunities throughout the region.
Prior to joining SC Capital Partners, Ian co-founded Octagon Capital Partners 2003 as an Asia Pacific focused hotel investment and advisory firm. Octagon offered end-to-end solutions for real-estate investment vehicles it originated in partnership with opportunity funds, private investors and/or Asian Corporate groups. Prior to founding Octagon, Ian was the Asia-head of Acquisitions & Development for Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc where he was responsible for managing and coordinating all aspects of growth and development for Starwood in the region, including acquisitions, joint ventures and contract growth. Ian led Starwood’s (and earlier Westin’s) growth in Asia for eight years at their headquarters in Tokyo and Singapore. During his tenure, Starwood outpaced growth of its competitors in a creativity led effort. This Included: Launch of three new brands to the region (St Regis, Four Points and W Hotels); mezzanine financings; acquisition of a public company; Joint Venture new build projects; Strategic alliances, JV operating companies and multiple management and license agreements across Asia / Pacific. As a prelude to heading growth activities for Westin/Starwood, Ian was responsible for Development Planning activities for Westin from 1989-1992.
Ian has a Bachelor of Science degree in Hotel Administration from Cornell University in 1988.
Mr. Chua is responsible for acquisition, value enhancement and realization of real estate investments in northern Asia including China and Hong Kong. Mr. Chua originally worked with SC Capital Partners from June 2006 to November 2007, and rejoined in September 2008.
Between November 2007 and September 2008, Mr. Chua was CEO and minority shareholder of Stonegate China Properties Limited, a Morgan Stanley affiliate. Prior to initially joining SC Capital Partners, Mr. Chua was a Board Member, Managing Director and Head of Investment Management of Rodamco Asia, which was listed on Euronext for nine years. Prior to Rodamco Asia, from 1988 to 1995, Mr. Chua worked with the real estate investment arm of GIC, where he was involved in investment and asset management activities in San Francisco, London and Hong Kong. From 1993 to 1995, Mr. Chua was head of Hong Kong and China investments at GIC. Prior to joining GIC, Mr. Chua held a variety of financial analysis, reporting and accounting positions with the Exxon/Esso Group for over seven years.
Mr. Chua was formerly an independent non-executive director and member of the audit committee of Travelsky Technology Ltd, a company listed on the stock exchange in Hong Kong.
Mr. Chua graduated with an Honors Degree in Accountancy from the University of Singapore.
Andrew Heithersay is a Managing Director, Partner and Investment Committee Member of SC Capital Partners Group, with investment responsibilities across Asia-Pacific.
Prior to joining SC Capital Partners in 2013, Mr. Heithersay held senior leadership positions with LaSalle Investment Management throughout his 20-year service with the Group. He was one of three founding members of LaSalle’s Asia-Pacific business and, most recently, International Director and Head of Acquisitions, Asia-Pacific (ex Japan). Earlier roles included Director of JLL Hotel’s valuation and advisory division in Sydney and Jakarta, followed by Director of Sandalwood Hotel Investment Company (a joint venture between LaSalle & Host Marriott Corporation).
Andrew earned an MBA from Macquarie University Graduate School of Management, a Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance and Investment from the Securities Institute of Australia and a Bachelor of Business in Property from the University of South Australia. He is also a Graduate of Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Andrew was based in Asia from 1997 and relocated to Australia in May 2021.
Mr. Aoki joined SC Capital Partners in 2010 and is involved in the acquisition, value enhancement and realization activities of real estate investments primarily in Japan.
Prior to joining SC Capital Partners he was a Director at Tokyo Venture Gear, providing real estate investment and M&A advisory in Japan. He was a Finance Director at Creative Renovation Group in Tokyo, which successfully led the Nippon Hotel Fund Investment Corporation to be listed at Tokyo Stock Exchange in June 2006 as a large shareholder of its asset management company, Japan Hotel REIT Advisors. Prior to Creative Renovation Group, Mr. Aoki was a Vice President at Ripplewood Lodging, the hotel investment sector at Ripplewood Holdings LLC in New York, mainly serving the turnaround of Phoenix Seagaia Resort, a large resort complex in Miyazaki Japan, after it filed a corporate rehabilitation in 2001. Prior to Ripplewood Lodging, Mr. Aoki was a corporate valuation analyst at Arthur Andersen in Tokyo after he completed post-acquisition management integration at Ingersoll-Rand when it acquired a company from Bosch in Tokyo. Before Mr. Aoki came back to Japan he was an internal auditor at Ingersoll-Rand Company in New Jersey after working as an auditor at Deloitte & Touche LLP in New York City.
Mr. Aoki received a Bachelor of Science in Commerce from the McIntire School of Commerce at the University of Virginia in the United States in 1993. He holds a United States Certified Public Accountant license issued in New York State and a real estate broker license in Japan.
Mr. Choo joined the firm in 2006 and is responsible for the finance, accounting and financial controlling functions.
Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Choo spent five years with Wilmar Singapore as Treasurer and was responsible for the treasury and financing activities of the group with companies located mostly in Asia. Prior to Wilmar Singapore, Mr. Choo spent five years with Asia Pulp & Paper as Corporate Finance Manager and was involved in financing, accounting and financial controls for subsidiaries in Asia and Europe. Prior to Asia Pulp & Paper, Mr. Choo worked with two Singapore-listed companies as an Internal Auditor and Financial Controller and was assigned positions in China and Vietnam. Mr. Choo began his career as an Auditor in KPMG Malaysia and then Deloitte & Touche Singapore.
Mr. Choo received a Bachelor of Commerce Degree from the University of Melbourne in 1989.
Ms. Gan joined the firm in 2021 as an Investor Relations Analyst and is involved in marketing and fundraising activities.
Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Gan undertook an internship with Elite Commercial REIT, where she assisted in the execution of the REIT’s maiden extraordinary general meeting (EGM) and the production of their first annual report. Ms. Gan had also previously undertaken internships with the Leasing team at CapitaLand Retail Management as well as the Auction & Sales team at Knight Frank.
Ms. Gan graduated from the National University of Singapore in 2021 with Bachelor of Science in Real Estate (Honors) (Distinction). She is fluent in English and Mandarin.
Ms Gordon joined SC Capital Partners in 2016. She is General Counsel of SCORE+ and is responsible for managing SCORE+’s legal affairs including transactions and all general counsel activity for SCORE+.
Ms Gordon is a UK qualified lawyer, and prior to relocating to Singapore, worked for over 8 years in private practice in the UK. During this period, Ms Gordon specialized in commercial real estate transactions and advised on a full range of real estate matters including investment and development site and portfolio acquisitions and disposals, asset acquisition funding, corporate support work as well as a broad spectrum of landlord, tenant and asset management work on behalf of developers, institutional landlords, education institutions, family offices, funds and trusts.
Ms Gordon received her Bachelor of Laws (Honors) from Trinity College, Dublin in 2000. She completed the Legal Practice course at the College of Law, Nottingham and was admitted as a Solicitor in England and Wales in 2004.
Ms. Hwang joined the firm in May 2015 and is involved in acquisition, asset management, value enhancement and realization activities of real estate investments in both the private and capital markets. Ms Hwang is also the Head of Sustainability and is focused on driving and implementing the Group’s environmental, social and governance (ESG) objectives, strategies and policies.
Prior to joining SC Capital Partners, Hwang Yu spent four years at Goldman Sachs, Singapore in the Asia Real Estate Investment Banking team. She was involved in all Asian real estate M&A and capital markets transactions, including some of the largest REIT IPOs in Singapore. Prior to Goldman Sachs, Ms. Hwang spent four years in DBS Bank in the M&A and Capital Markets Departments. There, she was involved in several listed company takeovers in Singapore, as well as REIT IPO transactions. Ms. Hwang started off her career as a Management Consultant at BDO Raffles. During that period of time, she was involved in SME fundraising and strategic business advisory.
Ms. Hwang received a Bachelor of Arts in Business Economics from the University of California, Los Angeles in 2004.
Mr. Hennen joined the firm in 2013 with over 35 years of experience in real estate, including 19 years based in Asia. He is responsible for directing and managing development projects for the firm throughout the region.
Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Hennen led numerous high profile developments across the United States, Australia and most recently in Indonesia. Mr. Hennen’s management prowess extended across various sectors of real estate while with Agung Podomoro Land, one of Indonesia’s largest developers, and included direct involvement and responsibility for the planning, tendering and construction of the following projects: the 570,000 square foot Sofitel Bali Nusa Dua Beach Resort Hotel; the 8.5 million square foot Central Park mixed use development complex in West Jakarta; the 2.5 million square foot CBD Pluit mixed use development complex in North Jakarta; the Kamal Muara sport stadium that sits on 6.5 hectares of land in North Jakarta; the Peak at Sudirman, a 1.3 million square foot luxury apartment complex in Jakarta’s CBD; the Bandung Convention Center and Hotel; and the Apartemen Eksekutif Menteng in the exclusive Menteng district of Jakarta.
Mr. Hennen has partnered in several land development projects in Gold Coast, Australia as well as in San Francisco and Seattle. Substantial exposure to agriculture and silviculture compliment his land development background. Mr. Hennen is a trained civil engineer and started his career as a structural designer for San Francisco-based engineers Martin, Middlebrook & Nishkian. Mr. Hennen received a Bachelor of Science, majoring in Civil Engineering and Structures with a minor in Computer Science from the University of Minnesota in 1986.
Mr. Lane joined the firm in 2009 and is involved in the acquisition, value enhancement and realization activities of real estate investments primarily in the Greater China region.
Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Lane worked for four years as an Asset Manager at Morgan Stanley Real Estate Fund (“MSREF”) in Shanghai where he was responsible for managing approximately $500 million in real estate equity investments, including office, retail, residential, hotel, and operating company platforms. From 2004 to 2005, Mr. Lane was a Partner and co-founder of Pangu Investments, a real estate investment fund focused on China investments, as well as a Research Analyst at Cushman & Wakefield. Mr. Lane started his career at Merrill Lynch working as an Associate Financial Advisor from 2001 to 2003 for a high-net worth wealth management group, managing $500 million in investable assets.
Mr. Lane graduated from Pomona College in Claremont, California with a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations and a Minor in Economics. He is also a CFA Charterholder.
Mr. Lim joined the firm in 2017 and is involved in various asset management, value enhancement and realization activities.
Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Lim spent three years in Deloitte Real Estate (London) as a Senior Associate, responsible for providing real estate development consultancy as well as valuation advisory services for a number of high profile institutional clients. At Deloitte, his work included creating bespoke financial models for complex joint venture structures, multi-phase development appraisals, value optimization, strategic and master-planning, and financial viability testing.
Mr. Lim received his Master of Science in International Real Estate & Planning from the University of London in 2014 and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience from King’s College of London in 2013.
Mr. Mak joined the firm in March 2016 and performs acquisition, asset management, value enhancement and realization activities.
Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Mak worked at ARA Asset Management (Prosperity) Limited since 2010 as an Assistant Manager, Investments & Research responsible for conducting market research and feasibility studies, performing financial due diligence and analysis, and participating in financial models for potential acquisition target. He was also responsible for performing financial analysis for asset enhancement projects, thereby providing financial analysis support for budgeting rental projection and leasing strategy.
Mr. Mak graduated from York University of Canada with a Bachelor of Arts with Honors in Economics.
Ms Ou joined SC Capital Partners in 2021. She is focused on driving and implementing the Group’s environmental, social and governance (ESG) objectives, strategies and policies.
Prior to joining the firm, Ms Ou was a Senior Sustainability Manager with City Developments Limited, one of Singapore’s largest property developers, where she implemented ESG communication initiatives, such as the company’s sustainability reports. Before that, Ms Ou covered international policy at Singapore’s Ministry of Sustainability and the Environment, where she represented Singapore in sustainability-related negotiations, including at the United Nations General Assembly, the United Nations Environment Assembly, and the Trans-Pacific Partnership.
Ms Ou received an Honours Degree in Communication Studies from the Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information, Nanyang Technological University, in 2010.
Ms. Ramchandani is the Fund Manager of the SCORE+ Fund and is responsible for transactions, asset management and the operations of the Fund. She joined the firm in 2019 with over 18 years of experience, including 14 years in real estate, primarily focused on funds management in Asia. Her experience has also covered research and strategy, investor relations and business development.
Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Ramchandani worked at Lendlease, Asia from 2011-2018 as Managing Director, Head of Investment Management and Fund Manager. She was a member of the senior management team and her key responsibility was to drive growth and performance across Lendlease’s Asia funds’ platform.
Prior to joining Lendlease Asia, Ms. Ramchandani was a Fund Manager with ING Real Estate Select from 2007 – 2011, where she was responsible for investing and managing third party capital in real estate funds across a range of investment strategies in the Asia Pacific region.
Ms. Ramchandani has also previously worked at Henderson Global Investors, PMA and Experian, where at the latter she started her career as an economist.
Ms. Ramchandani holds a Master of Arts and Bachelor of Arts (Honors in Economics) from Peterhouse, Cambridge University.
Mr Sia joined the firm in 2016 and oversees the regulatory and compliance function of the firm.
Prior to joining the firm, he was working with Point72 Asia (Singapore) as Country Manager and Compliance Officer from 2012 to 2015 overseeing the Singapore office and compliance matters relating to its fund management business. Prior to Point72 Singapore, Mr Sia was a Compliance Officer at Tantallon Capital Advisors from 2007 to 2012, overseeing compliance matters in relation to its hedge fund business. Mr Sia began his career as an auditor at PwC Singapore.
Mr Sia received a Bachelor of Accountancy Degree from Nanyang Technological University in 2004.
Ms. Soo joined the firm in 2020 as an Investor Relations Analyst and is involved in marketing and fund raising activities.
Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Soo was a full-time lawyer and more recently, an Assistant Manager at the Law Society Pro Bono Services, focused on compliance and fundraising for key initiatives.
Ms. Soo received a Bachelor of Laws (Honors) from the National University of Singapore in 2014 and was admitted to the Singapore Bar in 2015. She is fluent in English and Mandarin.
Ms. Chau Ta joined SC Capital Partners as a Legal Counsel – Transactions in 2012.
Prior to joining SC Capital Partners, Ms. Chau Ta has had over 11 years of professional experience in real estate legal matters. After 4 years of practice in Sydney, Australia as a solicitor advising clients on real estate-related matters, Ms Chau relocated to Vietnam where she worked with one of the country’s largest international law firms on property law. From there, Ms Chau served as Vice President for Legal Affairs for a London Stock Exchange listed property fund investing in Vietnam and Cambodia. Just prior to joining Recap, Ms Chau headed the Real Estate Practice Group of DFDL Vietnam , the first leading international law firm specializing in emerging markets with Pan-Asia legal and tax expertise. Ms Chau has extensive experience on real estate investment (re) structuring, real estate licensing, green field investment, construction and zoning and other related issues.
Ms. Ta received her Masters of International Law (Honors) jointly from University of Sydney, Sydney Australia in 2008. She also graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (majoring in Japanese and Government) and Bachelor of Laws (Honors) from University of Sydney, Sydney Australia in 2002. She is a qualified Australian lawyer with unique Asia and Vietnam law experience on real estate matters.
Mr. Tan joined the firm in 2018 as a Director with the Development Team. He is responsible for directing and managing development projects for the firm throughout the region.
Mr. Tan has 20 years of real estate development experience, covering various asset classes such as residential, hotel, commercial office, retail and industrial in the Asia Pacific Region. Prior to joining the firm, he was the Director of Projects for World Class Global Ltd, involved in real estate developments in the Asia Pacific Region. Some of the notable projects which he was responsible for were the 55-storey Avant residential tower in Melbourne, two 91-storey towers at 30 Albert Street and 240 Margaret Street in Brisbane as well as the 1,100-residential unit mixed use development in Cairns, Australia. From 2008 to 2012, Mr. Tan worked at Pramerica Real Estate Investors as Vice President of Project Development. There, he was responsible for the development and enhancement of projects in the region.
Mr. Tan received his Bachelor of Architecture and Bachelor of the Arts (Architectural Studies) from the National University of Singapore in 1998.
Mr. van Beek joined the firm in 2020 as Head of Investor Relations and is in charge of investor relations, marketing and fundraising activities.
Mr. van Beek has over 14 years of private real estate fundraising experience in Asia Pacific. Prior to joining the firm, he worked for MaxCap Group, an Australian & New Zealand real estate credit manager. Based in Sydney, Mr. van Beek was responsible for global institutional capital raising for the group’s various real estate debt strategies.
From 2015-2018, Mr. van Beek was Executive Director, Business Development Asia Pacific, Real Estate & Private Markets at UBS Asset Management. Based in Singapore, his main focus was on marketing the firm’s global real estate strategies to institutional investors in Asia Pacific.
Between 2010-2015, Mr. van Beek worked for Aberdeen Asset Management-Real Estate in Singapore & Hong Kong and CBRE-Real Estate Finance Asia in Hong Kong. He started his career with Colliers International in Hong Kong (2004-2010).
Mr. van Beek received a Master of Laws (LL.M.) degree from the University of Amsterdam (The Netherlands). He is fluent in English, Dutch and Afrikaans.
Ms. Verma joined the firm in 2007 and is responsible for all general counsel activity.
Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Verma was General Counsel for Swire Pacific Offshore and was responsible for legal issues relating to all its offices globally. From 2004 to 2005, Ms. Verma was the Director of Compliance at Barclays Capital in Singapore and was responsible for compliance of all businesses of the bank in Singapore and Indonesia. From 2001 to 2004, Ms. Verma was legal counsel for Teletech Customer Management and a consultant for Compliance Asia. Ms. Verma was the Vice President and Assistant General Counsel for JPMorgan in Singapore, responsible for the firm´s asset management services between 1994 and 2001.
Ms. Verma received her Bachelor of Arts from Oxford University in 1986, graduating in upper second class honors in Jurisprudence. She is admitted as a Barrister in the following jurisdictions: England and Wales, Singapore, and New South Wales, Australia.
Ms. Zhao joined SC Capital Partners in 2011 and is involved in various acquisition, asset management, value enhancement and realization activities of the firm.
Prior to joining SC Capital Partners, Ms. Zhao spent four years in infrastructure investments in Asia, from being an advisor in KPMG’s Global Infrastructure and Project Advisory team to being an active member of the principal investment team of Babcock & Brown and John Laing Investments. During that period of time, she built a solid foundation in constructing cash flow models and evaluating investment returns. She was also involved in developing deal structures, preparing investment committee papers and negotiating with lenders for project financing.
Ms. Zhao received her Master of Management in Hospitality degree jointly from Cornell University and Nanyang Technological University. She also graduated with a Bachelor in Accountancy (First Class Honors) degree from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore in 2005. In addition, Ms. Zhao is a CFA charter holder.
Mr. Perez joined SC Capital Partners in 2022 as the Head of Research and oversees the firm’s internal research, covering the Asia Pacific market.
Mr. Perez has over 18 years of experience, including 15 years in commercial real estate. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Perez worked at Lendlease for 10 years, providing research house views and strategic insights to Lendlease’s $40 billion investment platform as well as Lendlease’s multibillion-dollar development pipeline. In his previous role, he was responsible for identifying new investment and development opportunities, searching for alpha and mitigating risk. He was also responsible for evaluating and optimising capital allocation and quantifying appropriate hurdle rates. Mr Perez relocated to Singapore and worked for Lendlease Asia between 2018 and 2022, where he was responsible for overseeing the research in Asia. Prior to moving to Singapore, Mr. Perez was based in Lendlease’s Sydney headquarters where he worked for 5 years.
Between 2012 and 2017 Mr. Perez worked for Jones Lang LaSalle in Sydney as a Research Manager, where he was responsible for publishing industry-leading research on the commercial real estate market.
Mr. Perez holds a Bachelor of Commerce Degree, majoring in Property Economics from the University of Western Sydney and holds a Property Investment & Finance Diploma from the Property Council of Australia.