CapitaLand Investment (CLI) is making its trading debut this morning on the Singapore Exchange Securities Trading Limited (SGX-ST), as one of the world’s largest listed real estate investment managers (REIMs). This milestone in Singapore’s real estate industry is broadcast live via Facebook and webcast. CLI’s trading name on SGX-ST is “CapitaLandInvest” and its stock code is “9CI”.
Today’s listing by introduction of CLI on SGX-ST takes place after CapitaLand Limited (SGX-ST stock code: C31) restructured its business to form two distinct entities – CLI, the listed real estate investment management business; and CapitaLand Development (CLD), the privatised property development arm. As a listed global REIM with a strong Asia foothold, CLI had about S$119.0 billion of real estate assets under management (AUM) as at 30 June 2021, of which more than 80% are located in Asia. CLI’s real estate funds under management (FUM) stood at about S$83.0 billion, held via six listed real estate investment trusts and business trusts, and over 20 private funds. CLI has charted its roadmap to sustainable growth through three synergistic drivers: fund management, lodging management and capital recycling.
Mr Miguel Ko, Chairman of CLI, said: “Today’s listing of CLI marks yet another milestone in CapitaLand’s transformation journey. We remain unwavering in our focus to create long-term shareholder value and enhance our global competitiveness. The ride ahead for CLI is an exciting one, filled with opportunities and potential as more global capital flows into Asia and the market increasingly appreciates the value of Asia-based REIMs. While challenges are inevitable, we are confident that the indomitable winning mindset of the ONE CapitaLand ecosystem will set us apart from all our peers. We will continually innovate and thrive amidst adversities, as seen in how we have persevered to complete this major restructuring during and in spite of COVID-19.”
“As we embark on this new chapter, we know we can continue to rely on the stewardship of our board of directors; the dedication of our management and staff; and the enduring support from our tenants, partners and shareholders. On this occasion, we also want to acknowledge the contributions of the former board and management of CapitaLand, for laying a strong foundation for CLI. From today onwards and after the listing, the board and management of CLI will take this strong mandate from the shareholders to continue our journey of proactively enhancing our already strong foundation in real estate investment and management.”
“The ride ahead for CLI is an exciting one, filled with opportunities and potential as more global capital flows into Asia and the market increasingly appreciates the value of Asia-based REIMs. While challenges are inevitable, we are confident that the indomitable winning mindset of the ONE CapitaLand ecosystem will set us apart from all our peers.”
Looking back at CapitaLand’s milestones over the last two decades, and forward to a new chapter from 2021.
Introduction of CLI leadership team and new CEO appointments
To achieve its targets, CLI has assembled a strong and diverse leadership team with in-depth experience across strategies, functions and asset classes. The CLI Leadership Council comprises:
- Mr Lee Chee Koon, Group CEO and Executive Non-Independent Director;
- Mr Manohar Khiatani, Senior Executive Director;
- Mr Andrew Lim, Group Chief Financial Officer;
- Mr Jonathan Yap, CEO, Fund Management;
- Mr Kevin Goh, CEO, Lodging;
- Mr Tan Seng Chai, Chief Corporate & People Officer;
- Mr Puah Tze Shyang, CEO, China;
- Mr Gerald Yong, CEO, International;
- Ms Kng Hwee Tin, CEO, China (Finance & Corporate Services) & Capital Markets;
- Ms Lynette Leong, Chief Sustainability Officer;
- Ms Janine Gui, Managing Director, Group Strategic Investment; and
- Ms Michelle Koh, General Counsel.
At today’s listing ceremony, CLI announces two additions to its Leadership Council. Each appointee brings with him at least 20 years of track record in real estate, and extensive experience living and working in Asia for leading REIMs. Both appointments are expected to take effect by end November 2021.
Mr Simon Treacy will be joining CLI as CEO of Private Equity Real Estate, responsible for driving the growth of CLI’s private equity real estate business. Mr Treacy was formerly the Managing Director, Global Chief Investment Officer and Head of U.S. Equity for BlackRock Real Estate.
Mr Patrick Boocock will be assuming the role of CEO of Private Equity Alternative Assets, in charge of building and growing CLI’s private fund business in alternative assets to expand the Group’s unlisted fund portfolios. Mr Boocock was previously Managing Partner and Head of Asia at Brookfield Asset Management.
The leadership team is well supported by over 260 investment and asset management (IAM) specialists globally, providing CLI with a competitive advantage in deal sourcing and origination, extensive local market insights as well as deal execution track record.
Mr Lee Chee Koon, Group CEO of CLI, said: “The experience, network and track record of our leadership team and IAM specialists are the principal reasons for CapitaLand’s growth since incorporation. The building and deepening of our management bench strength and capabilities will continue to play an instrumental role in CLI’s success going forward. We are pleased to welcome Simon and Patrick onboard CLI’s senior management team. With their relevant experience and exceptional track record, I am confident they will help to take CLI’s private equity fund management business to a new level.”
“While extending our dominance in the listed funds sector, we aim to grow, diversify and distribute new private fund products. Both the listed funds and the private equity business will augment CLI’s AUM and FUM growth globally. We are committed to execute these growth strategies, which will span across multiple real estate asset classes; including the current and new economy assets, management and operating platforms as well as alternative assets such as digital and social infrastructures, private credit, and others.”
“While extending our dominance in the listed funds sector, we aim to grow, diversify and distribute new private fund products. Both the listed funds and the private equity business will augment CLI’s AUM and FUM growth globally.”