SC Capital Partners strengthens team with four senior hires

  • 05 Oct 2022

Singapore, October 5, 2022 – SC Capital Partners Group (“SC Capital Partners”) has recently appointed: (1) Mr. Man Yik (“M.Y.”) Chiu as Managing Director and Head of Asset Management for its Real Estate Capital Asia Partners (“RECAP”) series of opportunistic funds; (2) Ms. June Kim Kyoung Joon as Executive Director for its Japan Hospitality Fund (“JHF”); (3) Justin Cham as Investment Director and (4) Mr. Jester Perez as Research Director.

M.Y. Chiu

Based in Hong Kong, Mr. Chiu will focus on managing RECAP investments across the Asia-Pacific region.

Mr. Chiu joins from CapitaLand Investment Management where he was responsible for overseeing all assets in the value-add
fund, including the development and execution of asset enhancement plans.

Prior to joining CapitaLand, Mr. Chiu spent 13 years with LaSalle Investment Management (“LIM”) where he was the Head of Asset Management for Greater China.

Mr. Chiu has over 33 years of experience in the real estate industry and a proven track record in the acquisition and asset management of real estate portfolios of stabilized assets, value-add projects and greenfield developments. Over the years, he has acquired and managed various assets across different sectors, including hotel, retail complex, office, business park,
residential and industrial buildings.

Mr. Chiu holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Texas, Austin, a Diploma in Surveying from the College of Estate
Management in the UK. He is MRICS, CFA and FRM qualified.

June Kim

Based in Tokyo, Ms. Kim will focus on acquisition, value enhancement and realization activities for JHF.

Ms. Kim was previously with EGW Asset Management as a Director of Asset Management of Hotels for five years, where she worked on asset management of the hotel portfolio across Japan, and supported hotel acquisition process, hotel development and developed relationships with Korean institutional investors.

Prior to EGW, Ms. Kim was with Fortress Investment Group Japan as a Vice President for hotel acquisitions and asset management. Ms. Kim has over 17 years of experience in the Japan real estate industry including at Jones Lang Lasalle Tokyo and Morgan Stanley Capital (formerly Panorama Hospitality).

Ms. Kim holds a Bachelor of Science from Hanyang University, Korea and a Masters in Real Estate Finance and Hotel Business Strategy Development from Cornell University. She is fluent in English, Korean, Japanese.

Justin Cham

Based in Singapore, Mr. Cham is involved in various acquisitions, asset management, value enhancement and realization activities of the firm.

Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Cham spent over six years with Keppel Capital and Keppel DC REIT, where he was last Head of
Investments, Global. Prior to Keppel, Mr. Cham was involved in the portfolio and fund management of an Asia Pacific real estate fund at PGIM Real Estate, and handled real estate acquisitions at MEAG Pacific Star Asia. Earlier in his career, Mr. Cham was with DBS Bank’s investment banking team, where he was focused on the origination, structuring and execution of REIT IPOs and equity fundraisings.

Mr. Cham holds a Bachelor of Business, First Class Honours from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, with a double major in Banking & Finance and Business Law. He is also a CFA Charterholder.

Jester Perez

Based in Singapore, Mr. Perez oversees internal research across the firm’s strategies, covering the Asia Pacific market.

Mr. Perez joins from Lendlease, where he worked for 10 years, overseeing the research in Asia and provided research house
views and strategic insights.

Prior to Lendlease, Mr. Perez spent five years at Jones Lang LaSalle in Sydney as a Research Manager.

Mr. Perez has over 15 years of experience in commercial real estate.

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.

“We are delighted to expand our team as our business continues to grow from strength to strength. We are confident that with their experience and deep knowledge of real estate in this region, M.Y., June, Justin and Jester will each contribute immensely to the SCCP team in their respective roles,” said Suchad Chiaranussati, Chairman of SC Capital Partners.